Sunday, July 30, 2006

Jackson is eating rice cereal! Sort of. You know how it goes (in and out) right? The kids love to help and watch. He's 5 1/2 month old. I figured it was about time to start learning how to swallow and hopefully he'll start going longer between meals. Sleeping through the night would be nice. We got so out of schedule, he's barely been getting back on track. We love and miss you all.

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Beauty and the Beast

Makayla's last dance lesson of the summer was last week. They opened the windows and let the parents watch their lesson. All the other lessons are closed to viewing for everyone. Makayla was really attentive in class. She really tried her best to do everything that her teacher asked. She really loves her dance classes, and she does really well. She'll count down the days until her next class each week. She gets embarressed when we ask her to do her dances for us, but sometimes she'll teach me some of her dance moves.
Jackson and I put Isaac to bed every night while Chauntel puts Kayla down. On my way out the other night, he asked for his football. I gave it to him and he wrapped it up like he was heading for the end zone and closed his eyes tight. He was out. He use to always sleep with his football, golf clubs, or anything else sports. I went back in later and got this picture.

Friday, July 28, 2006

playing in the rain

Jeremy took the day off to play in the rain with the kids. They all got in their swim suits and played baseball, football, soccer, and jumped on the trampoline. They had so much fun, that the kids tried to get him to stay home the next day to play in the rain. He couldn't but the kid went out in the rain anyways.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Our Last Swim Lesson

Yesterday was our last day of swim lessons. The kids have done so good. They were both excited to jump off the diving board but when the time came they both freaked out and started crying. We maybe shouldn't have made them but at the time we thought they'd do it and realize it wasn't so bad. I think they're probably more scared of the diving board now than they were. Who knows for sure I guess it's like everyother parenting choice I make daily.

Jackson's Doctor called yesterday with the date of his surgery NOV. 15th. Hopfully this date will work good with Kendall. She's going to stop working right before the surgery and stay for a week to help watch the kids for us. I'm so thankful she'll be here to help.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Jackson definetly loves his feet. The other day he fell asleep holding his foot. A friend from church gave us this toy for Jackson. He seems to really like it. It won't be long before he's crawling. Makayla and Isaac both started crawling around 6months so they've all been about the same developmentally.

So having 3 kids, I've been told, would be the hardest. For the first 4 months of Jackson's life, I wondered what everyone was talking about. He's now a little over 5 months and I totally understand. What happened? I don't know. But, here I am.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006


Little big things are happening here. Jackson got up on his hands and knees three times on Saturday night. It was really cute. He's only done it once since Saturday.

The kids are back in swim lessons this week and next. Tuesday after swim lessons, we went to another pool with our play group. Makayla is now swimming under water by herself! She wears goggles and plugs her nose but I can't complain because its so much better than at the start of the summer.

Our duplex has been one adventure after another. We evicted our first tenant this week and have new ones moving in next week. Thank goodness. Three more years here will definitly bring many new adventures. Hopfully we've learned from our mistakes and won't make the same ones twice.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

NO pictures!

So grandma and grandpa left about 20 minutes ago and I just was thinking I didn't get any pictures of grandma with the baby or grandpa with the baby or the kids so I hope they did. I know they had their camera out more than I did.

We talked grandma and grandpa into staying two days longer and I'm so glad we did. The 4th was a lot of fun with them here. We went to an Astros game and watched fireworks in Deer Park. It was great. It was so nice to have Jeremy home all day and not have to worry about work or the ward. It feels like it's been a while since he's had a real good break.

Isaac has a little fever and has not been acting himself for the last three or four days. I hope we don't all get sick. Maybe he just needs to catch up on lost sleep and get back into a routine.

So I thought Makayla would enjoy a week break from swim but she keeps asking when she gets to go back to swim lessons. Saturday she was getting a kick out of seeing how long she could hold her breath under water. She's come a long way.

Wish I had some pictures to share. Love you all so much. BYE