Three Kids

Three Kids

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

A little catch up ...

We are really enjoying summer - and are staying busy every minute of it!

Jordyn loves the 3 days she spends at daycare each week. She learns so much, and she loves her friends there. Each day she tells us who she plays with - Emma is her best friend. :) Here's Jordyn before daycare on Thursday morning ... (and yes, she has a prescription bottle in her hand ... it was from her ear drops, it's empty, and she loves the clicking noise the lid makes when she turns it) ...

On Friday, we had a "Mommy and Jordyn" afternoon. We went swimming with a couple of friends and their kids! Jayla stayed at home with Great Grandma Marcia. I think it was good for us to just have some one-on-one time. However, when we were leaving the house, Jordyn panicked because Jayla wasn't in the car with us. She kept yelling "Jay-Jay Jay-Jay" like we had forgotten her. She's so caring! We went swimming with 2 other kids. Here's Jordyn and Zachary - Jordyn didn't want to look at the camera, but Zachary sure has a cute smile!
Zachary, Addalynn, and Jordyn ... not an easy task to get them all smiling. At least they were all looking! Ha! :)
On Saturday we took Jordyn and Jayla to a splash pool in town. It's free (yay!) and it was very nice! We only stayed for about 45 minutes, but it was long enough to wear Jordyn out. :)

Daddy was brave enough to go down the slide with Jordyn. :) ...
... lots of times ...
She loves to swim!
I put Jayla's feet in the water - this was her first real swimming experience.
She doesn't enjoy the bright sun!
We tried to get the 3 of us - Jordyn was running away, Jayla's hat is covering her face, and my expression is ridiculous. Ha!As we were leaving the pool, the sky was starting to look like it might rain. We had planned to go to the mall after the pool (after going to home to change real quickly), but our plans quickly changed when we saw the radar. We knew we were in for quite a storm.

For all of you Midwesterners ... I'm thinking these pictures look quite familiar to you ... it seems to be an everyday occurrence ...

We are sure tired of the storms! We decided to spend our evening in the basement (we have 2 basements, but we weren't in the lowest level) ... and Jordyn must have felt like something was wrong, because she sat on the couch next to me for an hour. She didn't move ... we just snuggled! I loved it!
Our neighbor braved the horrible rain and ran across the street to spend a few hours with us. She was home alone so we told her to come on over. We didn't have a tornado warning, but it was horrible out. Our families, who were all in different spots of Iowa and Minnesota a couple of hours from each other, were all in tornado warnings at the same time. It was crazy! And - we are thankful that all of our friends in Little Rock, IA, were safe after the Friday tornadoes. We are sad that so many houses and buildings were lost, but thankful everyone is safe. My parents could see the tornado from their house - about 5 miles away.

On Sunday we went to church. Our church starts at 9:30 - so our goal is always to be ready by 9:00, knowing that we still won't leave until about 9:15. This Sunday we were ready at 8:59! I couldn't believe it! I jokingly said that something would still make us late to church - and then Justin's phone rang. He was on emergency claims for the weekend, and with all the storms, he was busy. Sure enough, a claim was coming through, and we didn't leave for church until 9:20. By the time we dropped a screaming Jordyn off in the nursery and sat down for church, we were 10 minutes late!
Church was a disaster for us. We didn't like leaving Jordyn screaming in the nursery, but we thought she would calm down. They told us they would page us if she didn't calm down - sure enough, after 5 minutes our pager went off and Justin had to go get her. She cannot sit through church, and Justin ended up taking her out screaming and he missed the sermon. By the end of the service, Jayla was starting to fuss because she was hungry. The people around us probably laughed at our dysfunctional family! Ha! Ask me what I got out of the service - I'm not sure that I could tell you one thing. It was stressful trying to get the girls to stay quiet!

On happy note - this little cutie was full smiles before church ...

We have a busy 2 weeks ahead of us - but lots of fun planned! I'll try to update again soon. :)


Jordan said...

Cute pictures! We're sick of storms here in MI as well. We've had so many tornadoes and tornado warnings. I don't remember the last time we've had so many!

Lauren Kelly said...

Sounds like ya’ll are having a fabulous summer, minus those crazy storms!!! And the pictures are adorable as always!!! :)

Lee Anne said...

We were in Chicago during storm #2. I alwasy worry as Noah gets pretty freaked out. I guess G'ma helped him get through it.

Don't you feel like summer is going way too fast? I just try to breathe and take every day slowly but it just doesn't happen!

Your girls are adorable as always. Pools/water parks take on a whole new meaning when you have kids, huh? We are off to the Dells for 4th. Not my favorite place but the kids love it.

Have a great holiday weekend!