Wednesday, March 30, 2011


I haven't put any Jack-isms on for a while, so thought I would do a few while I'm thinking of them. If you're friends with me on facebook, I apologize for being redundant.

In devotions the other night, Matt was reading a new book to Jack and said that the Bible is a letter from God to boys and girls. Jack said: "To ME?" Matt said, "Yep!" and kept reading. Jack leaned over to me and whispered, "Mommy! The letter is to ME!"

A little further on the same devotion time - the word Jericho came up. Matt said, "Can you say Jericho?" Jack said, "Yep! Mommy, can you say Jechiro?"

Love that! And there are certain words I just don't really correct because I enjoy how he says them or makes them up. For example, he frequently uses the word, "Lasterday" like "we did that lasterday."

Since Jack likes to know our schedule, I will tell him in the morning what we are doing for the day. And now if we have down time, he will come to me and say, "Mommy, what should we do today? Should we do Legos, play swords, or little men?" I think it's cute to see inside a little boy's brain of planning his day. He wants to get the important things in!

We are hoping for a new baby in our house this week! And glad that it's not ours this time! Our downstairs neighbor Kristen is almost a week overdue, and we are all on pins and needles. Our church has had 5 new babies in the past few months, so that has been fun!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Happy Birthday, Matt! And Daddy!

We had a great time celebrating Matt's birthday with our family this past week. We also celebrated 8 years of marriage the day after his birthday. We got some bikes so that we can start some family biking this year, and he got a new Kindle. Jack was very excited about his gift to Matt - Lego Batman for the Wii. So yes, Jack is now into video games - yay. my favorite. They have been getting the Lego superhero games lately. So that gives them time together. I have tried - really. I'm not video game inclined, I don't think.

Anyway, happy birthday and anniversary to a wonderful man. I love him more and more all of the time.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Home (Almost but not quite as Sweet as Florida) Home

So anyway, we had the best time and yes, wanted to stay longer. Jack and Ava did great overall, and we enjoyed time together with just our family. I think everyone needs that time away from everything to just be together. We did some fun things, too! Went shopping and golfing, to Cocoa Beach, to a Twins game and to 2 Disney parks - the Magic Kingdom and Epcot. So it was an all around wonderful time, and we are just hoping that spring comes soon!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Busy busy busy week! Our first mom's group went great yesterday! The lesson was on organization - one of my favorite things! - and everything went smoothly. Just a tip for anyone wanting to start a moms group - you spend more time figuring out the kids program than the moms program because there will be a lot more kids than moms! But if the kids are well occupied, the moms can relax and enjoy themselves easier.
So today is church decorating for our missions conference and finally after this weekend I can seriously start packing, I think. Florida is 5 days away, and I'm ignoring the weather that's saying a huge storm is coming and the airport might be shut down. I think I'd cry if that happens.
Jack and Ava are doing great overall, but both a little under the weather or something. Ava's had trouble sleeping with a little cold and maybe a fever, and Jack's had some sort of sores on his mouth. Both seem to be clearing up I think though.
Here's a picture of Jack's new big boy bed. I'm looking for some cute bedding, and wouldn't it be fun to make a sail for the boat somehow?