Saturday, June 26, 2010

More of Jack

Jack likes to say, "Is that my daddy?" or "Are you my mommy?" Kind of gets embarrassing at the store though when he asks that of strange men. They probably think that poor kid doesn't know his daddy. Mostly they just laugh. But what else can you do? I guess we're heading into that embarrassing period in which they say crazy things.

He also has started saying, "Oh Nuts!" like Goofy or "Oh Bumpers!" like on Chuggington. Since we laughed at those, he is making up his own which can be interesting. Lately, it's been "Oh Fuffels!"

We had a couple of ladies from church over today looking at our new room for Ava. So they went into Jack's room, and he was very proudly showing it off. My favorite part was, "Do you want to see my underwear drawer?" They very kindly acted excited about it!

Thursday, June 24, 2010


I guess my plan to boost Jack's self-esteem worked since now he calls himself Super Jack and makes a superhero gesture when I ask him to do something!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Just Jack

Matt was driving to the game the other night with Jack, and I was coming later. Jack said, "Are we gonna see Mommy?" Matt said, "Yes, she is coming in a little while. Do you love Mommy?" Jack: "Yes yes yes yes yes." Matt: "Does she love you?" Jack: "Yes, but I'm not a very special boy." WHAT?!? He has said something like this before in which he has said, "Well, mommy, I'm not a superhero. I'm just Jack." I don't really know where that came from, so I have been trying to tell him the past few days that he is my special boy. So last night, we laid down in my bed for a while and talked about our day and I told him that he was special and my favorite boy, and he said that I was a special girl, too! HA! I don't think anything else in life is as important or as special as this time being at home with him. I'm very grateful for it and wouldn't trade it for anything. It's a good reminder when I'm running out the door and impatiently waiting for him to get the right toy or shoes on, too!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

We had a great weekend celebrating Father's Day with Matt and then our Dads on Sunday. Saw Toy Story 3 at the IMAX on Friday. Jack was a little scared of the monkey, but we loved it otherwise. Then Matt wanted to go to Perkins on Saturday and also bowling. Matt preached all day on Sunday and did a great job. I always love hearing him. And then we had a great time with our families and friends the rest of the day. I'm grateful for my great father and that I married a great father for my kids! Also grateful to have married into a family with a great father!

4 weeks to go until our family changes forever! I'm getting a little more uncomfortable, but still hanging in there! I have actually enjoyed this last trimester - well, as much as you can enjoy it! I have had energy and am not swelling or gaining weight too much and am feeling her move quite a bit. So it's been fun in that way. Now looking forward to a relaxing week hopefully. We are hoping our house closes this week - this is the closest we've been to its closing! And then I will see Bek on Tuesday (she's been out of town) before they all leave for the weekend. Then a doctors appointment every week now, so there are a few things going on, but should be overall quiet. Sounds nice!!!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010

5 Weeks to go...

I'm ready - I mean, I'm REALLY ready! I don't relax well. I have been a little tired lately... probably recuperating from my bursts of energy in the last few weeks. And we have all had a little bug of some sort. So just trying to get through the next few! 5 weeks doesn't sound too long; but when people say to me, "So just 2 weeks right?" it's a little bit of a downer! Oh well. We'll make it and have a baby at some point, I guess, unless the Lord comes back! Either one would be okay with me!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

My newest projects....

New mirror and light fixture for the bathroom. We also got a free countertop that we haven't put in yet. Thanks, Matt, for indulging me.
We got a free carpet for Ava's room, so put that down today. And then I just rearranged to try it differently. I don't know if I'm nesting or what, but I think I'm about done! Matt is ready for me to settle down.