Three Kids

Three Kids

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Teeth Check Ups!

The kids had dentist appointments last week. I usually take the kids by myself, but this time Justin was able to go with us! It was nice to have extra help since Jax isn't a big fan of the dentist.

Three kids + no cavities = happy parents! :)






Jax didn't even cry this time! He may have refused to open his mouth several times, but with a lot of bribing, he (we) made it through! :)



Pedicures!

I loved doing pedicures with the kids the other night! :)



Jax wanted to put his feet in too -- but I didn't paint his nails. :)



I laughed so hard when I saw the look Jayla gave me in this picture! :)



Friday, January 23, 2015

Snow Fun!

It was absolutely gorgeous here on Sunday! After church, we ate a quick lunch, and then I went for a run outside! I loved it! It was 45 degrees with no wind.

Once I got home, we headed outside to play! The kids didn't honestly need to be this dressed up in winter clothes, but that's what they wanted!


"MOM! I can do a butt bounce in the snow!" 


And then he just laid there laughing!







I love this picture. Justin was trying to put the face on the snowman, and Jax just walked up and started hugging it. He does have a sweet side (at times - ha!).



More love! She's a sweetie too!!!


From butt bouncing to head stand ... 



Finished!! (The snow wasn't very sticky so it took a bit to build it!)



My other sweetie ...


Justin decided it was warm enough for board shorts and a tank top (don't worry - just briefly for a funny picture). In his words ... "Who says you need to use a tanning bed to get that pre-vacation tan in January in SD?" Love this crazy guy!


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Last week!

When January started, I thought the month was going to be pretty low-key and maybe not even very busy. We hardly had anything on the calendar and nothing planned for any of the weekends.

Ha! That all changed very quickly. We have had something almost every night since January 1, and the weekends have been full too!

Last week was crazy. I was gone for a while on Monday night, then when I got home Justin left to go watch football with a friend, we were both home Tuesday night, and then Justin headed out of town on Wednesday/Thursday, I had GEMS on Wednesday night so my parents came and watched the kids. Then on Thursday night I had to go to a funeral visitation/prayer service. My friend and former co-worker, Ranae, passed away from cancer. Ranae and I taught third grade together for 3 years. Below is a picture of the team I taught with for those three years ... Ranae, Linda, myself (I was pregnant with Jax in this picture) and Pam. 

On Friday night we had tickets to the hockey game, so we met up with Jade and Megan for supper and then went to the hockey game. We had great time! Justin's parents helped out with the kids on Friday night. It's been a while since we have had our parents watch our kids for an evening -- and then we used them twice in one week! The kids always have fun with their grandparents. We have some really great baby-sitters that we use often too!

Love our Tall boys! :)



On Saturday, Justin and I both worked out, and then after lunch we headed to SC to watch Justin's cousins play basketball. We went to Justin's aunt and uncle's house first for a bit, then to the game, and then out for supper. It was a fun afternoon/evening. Poor Jax cried almost the whole way home though. He has been having some constipation issues, and we aren't quite finding a quick fix to this. Miralax has always worked for Jordyn, but it's not doing the trick for Jax - and some of the recommended foods with fiber he just won't touch. Jax finally fell asleep about 20 minutes from home and slept until midnight. The poor thing woke up screaming again and screamed for about the next hour and a half. I felt so bad for him. He did fall asleep around 1:30, but he was so restless the rest of the night. Thankfully he woke up and was able to go on Sunday morning ... and then it was off to church!

A couple pictures after the game on Saturday ...



After church on Sunday we played outside. It was 45 degrees! Pictures to come soon. :)


Now this week has been just as busy! I started this post on Monday .. it only took until tonight to get it posted! :)

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Sledding Fun!

Last weekend my brother asked us to come sledding with him and the twins. It was a bit cold (about zero degrees), but we had fun!

Our three kiddos all bundled up!


Jax, Jayla, Logan, Jordyn and Ryleigh ...


We ended up sledding at my parent's house - we were a little more blocked from the wind there. The kids had fun being pulled behind the four-wheeler!




Justin even took a turn driving. :)




We were probably only outside about 30 minutes because of the cold. We played on some snow hills for a little while, and then we headed inside to warm up! Jax and Logan had a lot of fun playing with the tractors!



We had to head back to SF shortly after lunch, because Jordyn had a birthday party to go to. Jayla and Jax played play-doh almost the whole time she was gone.



Being silly!


We had dinner with Justin's parents that night at Perkins. It was a fun way to spend a Saturday!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Like Father Like Son!

If you are friends with myself or Justin on facebook, you saw these pictures a while back. I happened to come across them again as I was going through pictures, and I had to add them to the blog.

One Sunday morning Jax kept hollering for Daddy to come downstairs. Justin went down and asked Jaxon what he was doing. He pointed to a picture by the wall and said, "I look like you, Daddy!"


Jax had dressed himself in his football gear and did this all on his own. :) Of course we would love for Jax to be a Panther someday! :)

Love that kid! (and the big kid too!)