Sunday, January 31, 2010
Issy immediately soaked it up. She ran up and down the street with Sandy, screaming with Joy.
Mouth wide open collecting snow flakes...Pure Bliss!
Jax on the other hand....looked around a bit. felt cold, wet and how unstable the grass was. He hated it. Its not his first time seeing or playing in the snow, so I thought he would love it. Nope. He wanted nothing to do with the cold, wet, stuff. He screamed and screamed (no tears) until I picked him up.
He cried the entire time he was in the pool. I held him while he got “acclimated” to the water, but he just screamed. And screamed. And then screamed some more. (Notice there are no real tears here!!!) The pool area was really busy, so luckily it muffled Jackson's protest pretty well, but about a half hour later we decided he wasn’t going to stop and had Daddy came to the rescue.
Issy on the other hand was like a tadpole in the water. She even made a little (boy) friend so they got to play and swim together. Here are Jax and Bella sharing a snack as we scramble to get dressed. Jax brought the cheerios, Bella brought her sippy. They were in Baby Haven!
Little does Jax know that it took me about an hour JUST to pack up the suits, towels, changes of clothes and snacks. This does not include the time it took me to get the kids ready, loaded and unloaded from the car. This also does not include the time it took me to stuff my two GIANT bags full of baby/kid gear in to the tiny lockers they provide us at the YMCA. No...I didnt love that part one bit, but for a look at Issy's happy face, I am pretty much willng to fight with those tiny lockers anyday...I mean teenie tiny! Arrrgh!
The picture is awful. Brandon works nights, so this picture is as good as its going to get until May when I can get some sun. First of all, the night stand looks white, but its actually a pretty cream color. Before I painted it, I primed it with a grayish blue color so that I could distress it- None of that is really captured here!
Eitherway.....it looks 100 times better than it did a week ago.
I am really happy with it. I deserve a pat on the back. Wooohooo!
Friday, January 22, 2010
Okay. I realize that my high pitch "mom" voice is some what annoying- I am just super excited. Can you blame me?
Didn't think so...
Monday, January 18, 2010
Inside a cell house, extreemly small cells (usually four inmates per cell)
Issy walking near the Watch Tower!
Thursday, January 14, 2010
A co-worker of mine just finalized their daughters adoption in September, it was at this time that they were able to bring her home. Today, my co-worker told me that they found out that the orphanage their little girl was in, was destroyed and one of their little girls nannies killed. The only good news they received was that the children from the orphanage had all been evacuated.
If you can, please help. http://www.redcross.org/
It also wouldn't hurt to hold your kids a little tighter, and give them a few extra kisses tonight.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Also, I realize that lately all of my post have been of Jax, so I would like to take a few minutes and also talk about Issy. She never fails to crack me up. We were at the front desk dropping her off when I asked if she knew where her class was. I know I should give her more credit, but as a Mother I just have to make sure. She said of course I know but if I can smell Kadens tracks! Kaden is a friend from her class.
Isn't she so cute?
I was lucky enough to get a 11 day holiday break from work. This is our slow time of year, so I used my vacation time and took the time off. It worked out really well since Issy was also home for her Winter Break. I could really get used to sleeping in. I almost cried when the alarm went off at 5:30 am on Monday.
Now we are back to our normal routine.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Mind your Manners by Walter Chandoha (paperback).
I found this little treasure at Goodwill today. The book is old and a little worn, but the message is cute and easy for the little ones to understand- Mind your Manners! :) The photos are of animals doing crazy things (absolutely adorable). It was an instant hit for the Issy who is the biggest animal lover I know!