Three Kids

Three Kids

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Swimming Pool!

Jordyn had her first trip to the swimming pool today! (1st time to the outdoor pool ... she's been in an indoor pool already) We couldn't believe how well Jordyn did. :) The pool we went to has the zero depth entry, so we just had her sit at the entrance of the pool. We brought along a few toys (no floaties allowed) and just let her play. She cried for about 30 seconds since the water was a little cool, but then she was fine.

Here's Jordyn ready for the pool! Justin and I cannot stop laughing about this picture! Just as I took the picture, she leaned forward, and it makes her head look really big ... in fact, it kind of looks like I cropped her head from a different picture into this one. We can't help but laugh. :)
Gotta love the baby bikini and board shorts!

Arriving at the pool. The sunglasses lasted all of 3 seconds.
Playing in the pool.
She needed her paci in the pool too ... helped to make her feel safe.
After playing in the pool, Justin and Jordyn relaxed in the shade so that Mom could get a little sun.

We had so much fun at the pool. Jordyn was so happy and content! We can't wait to go back!

Our whole weekend has been fun! Last night Justin and I went to a baseball game (the game wasn't overly exciting), but we were with our friends, Brad and Ashley and another friend that Justin went to high school with. Justin and Brad are part of the Young Professionals Network in SF (which has many members), but they had an outing last night at the Canaries game. We had the party deck in outfield ... I can't say we really watched any of the game, but we sure had a great time socializing! My parents watched Jordyn for the evening, and it was nice to just have a little time for the two of us! We had a great time!

Today we went to the pool, went on a walk, took a nap, did a little shopping, and had dinner with my parents. I'm not sure who's more exhausted ... Jordyn or the two of us! :)

We hope that your weekend has been great and that you are enjoying some wonderful summer weather too!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Family Pictures

My sister, Kandi, came and took family pictures a couple of weeks ago. She emailed me some today that she had edited. I can't wait to see all of them when she comes next week! These are some of my favorites out of the ones she emailed me.

This totally describes our little Jordyn ... very silly! She sure loves her lamb!
More silliness!
Just the two of us - this doesn't happen too often! :)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

So Silly!

Jordyn loves to put things in her mouth ...

Monday, May 25, 2009

The Good, The Bad, and The Incredibly Nasty

The Good: We had a nice, relaxing 3-day weekend! On Friday night we met up with my parents for dinner, and then spent some time at their house. Then we were off to Justin's parent's condo at the lakes.

Here's a few pictures from Friday ... Jordyn and Grandma Ronda
Reading with Grandpa Buzz
Reading with Grandpa Marlin
(somehow I missed pictures with Jordyn and Grandma Shelli ... so sorry!)
We got up Saturday morning and Justin and I went for a run! I am a treadmill runner, not an outdoor runner - and Justin has a hard time running because of the surgeries he has had on his knee and ankle. We have never really gone for a run together, but we made it! Yay! We went on a couple of walks with Jordyn throughout the day, because that was about the only thing that would put her to sleep.

On Sunday morning we went on another walk with Jordyn, and then headed off to church. We went to the church camp where my sister works. (She works there just in the summer on the camp staff.) It is always fun to join her on Sunday mornings for worship. (Please check "The Incredibly Nasty" down below to see how church went.) After church we headed back to the condo, ate lunch with Justin's family, and then tried so hard to get Jordyn down for a nap. There was too much excitement happening, and she fought hard to not take a nap. So ... we tried a boat ride! Jordyn's first boat ride was successful! She fell asleep immediately, so we kept going until she woke up 2 hours later! On Sunday night my sister came over and hung out with us at the condo. We are so glad she came over for a little while!

Daddy and Jordyn on her first boat ride! (Don't baby life jackets just look so uncomfortable???)
Sleeping on her first boat ride! (And don't worry, we had her covered to be out of the sun ... we just uncovered her for this picture.)
Aunt Kayla came to play!
Today Justin and I left for about an hour to do a little shopping. Jordyn went on a walk with Grandpa and Grandma while we were gone. While Jordyn napped after lunch, Justin and I went and sat by the pool to work on the start of our summer tans. :)

The Bad: Jordyn is still battling her ear infection. She has been fussy, tugging at her ears, and clearly just not feeling well. Jordyn has also decided that she doesn't really like men ... other than her daddy. (maybe that's a good thing?!?! :)) She screams at the sight of a guy! Thankfully, she's slowly getting over this - it's been a rough 5 days of men-hating! She has also decided that she's not totally interested in eating! Yikes! That's not like her ... when I feed her she just gets very distracted. She wants to look around and play, yet she's starving! We decided to try some formula. She screamed through pretty much the whole bottle with Justin, but she did eat it. As for her fruits, veggies, and cereal - she likes them, but she is just too interested in looking around the house to try and eat! I am hoping this changes real soon!

The Incredibly Nasty: Due to the ear infection, Jordyn has to take a really strong medicine. Unfortunately, this causes her to have an upset stomach. She had not one ... not two ... not three ... not four ... but FIVE blowouts from Friday night until tonight. Besides five blowouts, I think we have changed 7 other nasty diapers. Talk about a lot diapers ... a lot of laundry ... and a very sad little girl. (Don't worry, she has showed many smiles too! :)) Do you want to hear two incredibly nasty stories?! (if not, discontinue reading now ... don't worry, no pictures to document this)

Church was going so well yesterday. Jordyn was very happy, so we just left her in her car seat. She was content, giggling, and playing with her toys. At the end of the sermon, I asked Justin to take her out of her car seat because I knew that I was going to need to feed her and change her soon. He took her out and handed her over - as he handed her over, I thought she felt a little wet ... as I looked at her, I realized that she had pooped ALL over herself AND the car seat. Thankfully we were at the back of the church so I wrapped her in a blanket and ran out the door with her ... and made Kayla follow me with the diaper bag and car seat. I don't think that I have ever cleaned up such a mess! On a side note - I think I found a new stain remover ... dish soap! Since we were at the church camp in the REC hall (that's where I ran with Jordyn and Kayla), there wasn't laundry detergent to dump on her clothes, so I had to be creative ... dish soap!

Tonight when we got back to our house, I put Jordyn in her high chair to feed her green beans. She was struggling to eat them, because she wanted to watch Gizmo. I would give her a few bites, let her take a break, and the come back and feed her a little more. I walked away for a couple of minutes, and when I came back I noticed that she had some spots on her shirt (of course not on the bib), and I just assumed that she spit up some of her green beans. I kept feeding her, and when she was done, I let her play in her high chair because that is one of her favorite things to do. After about 15 minutes, I decided it was time to change her diaper - only to realize that what I thought was spit up ... was another blowout! Now tell me, how does it get all the way up her chest, but hardly anything in her diaper?! I would love for someone to explain this to me. Justin was outside mowing, so I started hollering out the window for him. This was bad enough that I needed an extra set of hands. Once we got the clothes off (Justin really just wanted to cut them off ... I said no ... the shirt was too cute) she went right in the tub!

Finally, The Good:
I can't end on a nasty note, so I will end with some cute pictures. :)

Playing in the high chair at Grandpa and Grandma's.

Our happy little girl ... Jordyn was so excited to be in her own house and to play in her exersaucer!
We hope your weekend was wonderful!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Look Who's Sitting!

Jordyn is working so hard on sitting! She is doing great!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

6 Month (almost 7 Month) Wellness Check

Jordyn was finally able to have her 6 month wellness check today ... even though she's closer to 7 months. :) If you remember, Jordyn had her 4 month wellness check and shots late due to an ear infection. Since you have to wait at least 8 weeks in between shots, her 6 month appointment got pushed back.

Jordyn started to get a little fussy the second we walked into the clinic. Maybe she already realizes that doctor visits aren't fun. (especially after all of the RSV appointments and xrays she had!) She cried so hard for the nurse who was measuring her head, and she cried the whole time she was measured and weighed. In fact, she cried so hard that she peed all over the scale, the counter, and herself - I knew that would happen since she was so upset. This is not like Jordyn at all. We could not calm her down!

She was fussy while we waited for her doctor to come in the room. Even having her daddy dance and sing the Elmo song didn't do the trick today!

Her doctor came in, checked her out and said that Jordyn's stats were all great! She is 16.5 pounds and 25.8 inches long ... both in about the 50th percentile. :)

Unfortunately, Jordyn has an ear infection ... which might explain why she was crying so hard at the clinic. She hasn't really been fussy at home - just a few times here and there, but we honestly thought it was just her teeth. She hasn't had a fever, she wasn't tugging at her ears ... but she has an ear infection. So, once again, the shots have been delayed, and Jordyn is on an antibiotic for the next 10 days.

I am just feeling so bad about this. I feel horrible that she has an ear infection, but that Justin and I didn't take her to the doctor! She has been acting fine, except for the time we spent at the clinic today. Poor girl!

Right now Jordyn is sleeping ... she really needs to eat too, but I'll just let her rest! I have some pictures to share, but I think I will post them later. Have a nice afternoon ... and if you're in the midwest, don't blow away!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

She Loves Her Daddy!

I have a lot of pictures to share ... and these are all some of my new favorites. Jordyn LOVES playing with Daddy! She giggles and smiles constantly for him!

How sweet is this picture?!
And this one?!
She loves the camera!

She loves to touch his face.
Kisses from Daddy!
Giggling at Daddy!
Such a sweet face!

The first man a little girl falls in love with is her daddy.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Shooting Hoops!

Jordyn loves her new basketball hoop! She got this for Christmas from Grandpa Marlin and Grandma Shelli ... she's finally big enough to play!

Of course she has to try to eat the balls too!

Jordyn has recently started making this silly face ...
... and this silly face!

She loves Gizmo! She constantly reaches out so that Gizmo will lick her hand ... and Mom is constantly running for a rag with soap to get the germs off since Jordyn loves to put her hands in her mouth! :)

Sunday, May 17, 2009


We had such a wonderful Saturday! (other than the "normal" housework/yardwork that always has to be done on Saturday) :) Last night we had some of our high school friends over. Our dear friends, Chris and Taera, are moving to Hawaii for 3 years! What a wonderful opportunity for them, but of course we will miss them dearly! I guess we have a great reason to vacation to Hawaii sometime in the next 3 years!

It was so fun chatting and catching up with everyone last night - I am so glad we could get together before Chris and Taera leave.

Here we are last night ... myself, Taera, Renae, and Becky.
We had 4 little ones running around/scooting around/rolling around/sitting around at our house last night. Will is 1, Kahle is 2, Bodee and Jordyn are 6 1/2 months. (Bodee is 3 days older.) These 4 kids did so great last night. They played together and not one had a melt down! It was so sweet to see them play together!

Here's Taera with Jordyn, Bodee, and Will.
We got out Jordyn's basketball hoop, and all 4of them played so nicely together!
Taera and Jordyn ... Jordyn was having fun giving some silly looks last night!
Adam, Becky, and Jordyn ... she was so giggly for them!
Kahle was just so sweet. He gave Jordyn lots of love!
Jordyn loves to have her tummy blown on ... and Kahle is used to doing it to his brother, so he also wanted to do it when Jordyn was getting ready for her PJ's. Jordyn absolutely loved it!
At the end of the night, we let our little monster out of his kennel last night ... Kahle loved playing with him!

Somehow I didn't get a picture of Chris tonight. I'm so sorry, Chris! I thought I had one of Chris and Jordyn!

Chris and Taera - Enjoy your time in Hawaii! We can't wait to see all of your wonderful pictures! We will miss you!