Three Kids

Three Kids

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Jayla ~ Star of the Week

Jayla was Star of the Week last week at preschool. She was so excited!

She loved having her pictures hanging on the door for the week. :)

She got to take a show and tell each day, and she brought treats for her class on Friday!

We had to share 10 facts about Jayla, so here's what we came up with:

Birthday: April 16
Family: Dad (Justin), Mom (Jessica) Sister (Jordyn) and Brother (Jaxon)
Pets: Dog (Gizmo)
Favorite Colors: Pink and Purple
Favorite Foods: Mac and Cheese, Hot Dog, and Chicken Nuggets (this made me laugh because there are many times she refuses to eat a hot dog)
Favorite Movie: Frozen
Favorite Song: The Wise Man Built His House Upon a Rock
Favorite Place To Go: Okoboji
Favorite Toys: Barbies and Baby Dolls
Favorite Outside Activity: Riding Bike

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Color Days!

 Each Friday Jordyn's class has to dress in a certain color. They make a book to go along with the color and learn a song. She is always so excited to share it with us on Friday.

Here she is on purple day ...

... and yellow day ...

She's also had a green day, but that day was also picture day so she wore blue instead with her rainbow scarf. :)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Jaxon and His Mini-Me!

Jaxon had to do an All About Me project for preschool last week. We were given a paper cut-out of a person, and we needed to decorate it to look like him! I left this project up to Justin - he is way better at the art stuff than I am. I just got out the paper, markers, craft foam, and glue and let him get to work. :) 

Although it was not one of the requirements, we had Jax pick out his outfit that he wanted to wear to school when the project was due. 

We think it turned out pretty cute ...

(Jordyn drew the face.) :)

I'm so thankful that my husband took charge of this project ...  I would have colored on some clothes and called it good! He did a way better job than I would have done!

Jax also had to answer these questions:

Birthday: September 27
Age: 2
Favorite Food: Mac & Cheese and Chicken Nuggets
Favorite Toy: Football
Favorite Family Activity: Going to Okoboji

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Labor Day Weekend!

I'm a little late on posting this ... but better late than never. :)

We spent Labor Day Weekend at the lake!

On Saturday morning, Justin and I wanted to go for a run, but these cuties wanted to go on a run first ...

Jayla is a total runner ... Jax is too, but he only has one speed - SPRINTING! So, he gets tired a little faster. Justin takes them around the block in our neighborhood, which is exactly a half mile. They often run a good portion of it. Jayla could probably run the whole thing if it was just her and Justin running. :)

I didn't really take too many pictures during the weekend, but we spent some time on the boat, the jet ski, at Arnold's Park, shopping, and of course snuggling with our new nephew, Emmett (which I posted earlier).

Jaxon was refusing to smile. Grandpa Marlin tried to help out. :)

Silly girl!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Jordyn -- School Picture Day!

Jordyn had school pictures last week. 
(Jayla and Jax aren't until October.)

I absolutely love these three pictures that I took of Jordyn before school! I can't believe how grown up she looks!

I took her shopping to pick out a new shirt/scarf/headband. I think she did a pretty good job! :)

I can't wait to take Jayla shopping for her school pictures next month! I will offer to take Jax, but he would probably rather have Daddy take him to Scheels to get a new ball instead of a new shirt for pictures. Ha! :)

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Happy Grandparent's Day!!

Our kids are blessed with four awesome grandparents and four wonderful great-grandparents in their lives! They love spending time with all of them! :)

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Meeting Emmett!

We had a new nephew born at the beginning of August! We were suppose to go meet him a week after he was born, but unfortunately, Jax came down with a fever just hours before we were suppose to leave, and we couldn't go. :( Then we had two weekends in a row that we had things going on (for Justin's work) and then Justin was out of town. 

So .. finally, we got to meet Emmett this past weekend!! He's such a sweet baby!

Miles loves his baby brother!!

This little girl has been so excited to hold her new cousin. The girls want a baby in our house so bad (NOT happening!), so we made sure Jayla had time to snuggle with Emmett! :)

Jax wanted to hold him, but he wasn't so sure what to think!

This makes me laugh!!

We are so glad we got to meet Emmett (and see Darin, Kathryn and Miles). We loved having time to snuggle a baby again! :)

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Jaxon ~ 2 Years 11 Months

Next month when I write this post, it will be to wish Jaxon a Happy 3rd Birthday! I love watching this kid grow, but I am sad that he will be two years old for only one more month.

I sure love this smile!!

Jaxon ...

... weighs about 42 pounds.

... wears mostly 3t - 4t clothes and size 10/11 shoe.

... is finally back in the swing of being at preschool/daycare full time. It took a number of screaming mornings at drop off, but now we are heading in the right direction. :) He would always stop crying within minutes of me walking out the door, but it was the initial drop off that was hard.

... is sleeping so much better at night (most nights) but still struggles to go to bed easily. He just has a hard time calming down each night, and it doesn't matter what time we put him to bed (usually 8:00) ... it will always take him an hour to calm down! He's constantly rolling around in his bed.

... loves to play with his friends at school. I love when he is so excited to talk about them and what they play each day. He invites all of them to our house, everyday. I guess we might have to eventually start inviting them for real. :)

... doesn't usually sit still long enough to watch TV, but he is totally loving Yo Gabba Gabba right now. He will sit still and watch an entire episode. I don't love kids watching TV all the time, but it is helpful if I need to make dinner or just need a break to sit down. :)

... still wants to be outside as much as possible ... swimming, jumping on the trampoline, playing in the bounce house, riding bikes and his scooter, drawing with sidewalk chalk, and running. His newest thing is going on a run with Daddy. 

... loves milk, Lucky Charms, mac and cheese, and lemon pudding!

... sings often, and we love hearing his sweet voice.

... thinks he's funny when he says "come-again-a-what-a" ... and we usually just laugh at him. He has made up a song that uses just that phrase. He often sings it at bedtime.

... makes me smile just thinking of him. :) My baby is growing too fast!!

One last thing ... his prayer tonight was: "Help me to be nice. Thank you for snacks, my house, our hose and the firemen." I might have laughed a little, but then I said a quick prayer ... hmm ... thankful for a hose and firemen? Does he know something I don't?!?! I'm hoping they don't make an appearance here!