The last few days have been very busy!
We kept Jayla home from daycare on Wednesday due to a fever. It started in the middle of the night and continued all day Wednesday. That was all she had though - just a fever. She slept more than normal and didn't eat great throughout the day, but other than that, she acted fine! Justin stayed home with her that morning, and I came home for the afternoon. We both enjoyed a little snuggle time with her.
On Thursday after school, we met my good friend, Taera, her husband, daughter and nephew at the mall. Taera and Chris were home from Texas for a little while. It was so fun to see them! Of course the time always goes fast and is too short, but we are so glad that we were able to connect for a little while. Picture us at Applebees ... four adults and five kids ... ages 4 (Jordyn), 2 (Jayla - almost 3), 2 1/2 (Bennet, Taera's nephew), 2 (Hadley- Taera's daughter), and 17 months (Jax). Those five kids did a phenomenal job. Of course we made some noise and they got out of their seats, but those five kids amazed me! (Unfortunately, while trying to keep the kids entertained, it never dawned on me to take any pictures.)
On Friday night, Justin and I went out for a little while. My good friend (and teaching teammate), Micah, turned 40! It has been a big couple of weeks in the third grade hallway - my 30th and then Micah's 40th. I put together a Diet Coke cake for her. It turned out super cute - I think I used about 30 cans of Diet Coke and made a 3 tier cake out of the cans. It was a fun surprise for her!
We celebrated with Micah, our other teaching teammates and many of Micah's other friends. Such a fun night! Our kids were in the wonderful care of Miss Jordan, Jayla's preschool teacher. The kids had a great time!
On Saturday, my sister and Josh stopped by for a little while. They were flying out of the SF airport to go visit some friends, so they spent a few hours with us before leaving. The kids were pretty excited to have Kiki and Josh to play with!
On Saturday night, Justin and I went to the American Cancer Society Gala. We had a great time. A few of our friends were there as well.
I had the worst time deciding what to wear and ended up buying 3 dresses. It was cold here, so I wanted to be somewhat warm, so I decided on this dress from White House Black Market.
After the gala, we went out with some friends. It was a late night, but we had a great time!
My mom and dad helped us out on Saturday night watched the kids for us. :) The kids were pretty excited to have Grandpa and Grandma at our house!
Sunday was Palm Sunday, and the girls sang in church. Jayla isn't 3 yet, but she is still able to go to Children's Church. Jordyn is awesome at helping her, and we told Jordyn to be Jayla's special helper when they walked into church. Imagine how my heart melted when we saw this ...
I know those pictures aren't great since they were from the phone, but still cute to capture the love between them! The girls didn't do the actions to the songs, but they still did some singing. It was super cute!
Jayla asked me to take her picture after church wearing Mommy's shoes ...
Then I attempted to take one of the two girls. Jordyn is not wanting pictures taken of her these days!
Notice anything wrong with this picture? Ha! Jayla decided to crawl into the high chair!
"Do I have to smile, Mom?"
This monster can sure rip apart a house in seconds, but that smile is so sweet!
New entertainment at our house! This stroller is meant to hold a 2 pound doll ... not a 30 pound Jaxon! But we sure got a laugh from it ... and we waited for the stroller to collapse, but it didn't! After two laps around the island, we put a stop to it. :)
Ending with a funny picture! Justin was watching the kids the other night, and he sent me this picture ...
Jax and Jayla think it's hilarious to crawl into the dog kennel! They giggle so hard when they are in it! Jax usually curls up in Gizmo's bed. Ha! :)
On to another busy week!