Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Cowboy Jacob

Each week at Jacob's preschool, they have a different theme they focus on. Last week their theme was "Texas" and the school brought in a real pony they could sit on and of course have their picture taken with. I had talked it up to him that morning quite a bit since he is deathly afraid of any animal, even birds! We are working on overcoming this fear--and no we are NOT getting a pet! We'll work on it in other ways! :) There was a bird near our car in a parking lot just this week and Jacob wouldn't go near the car until the bird flew off. Poor guy! Anyway, I told him the pony was really boring and just stood there and didn't do anything. That somehow worked because he actually suited up and got on the pony for the picture below.

Luke is doing so much these days. All he wants to do is walk...finger walk that is. He loves to hold our fingers and walk all over. I'll be ready when he can take off on his own and give our backs a break! I can tell he is understanding more and more of the things we say to him. A few things he can understand are, take a bite, drink, where is your book, duck, tree, fan, balloon. He is also pointing at different things which is a really good milestone at this age. He can clap and wave on demand. His little personality is coming out more and more and it's so fun getting to know him on a different level since he is doing so much. Also, I wanted to share Luke's one year pictures we had taken last week. He was such a trooper and we got several great poses of him. It was so hard to decide but I think we got some good ones. Luke wore the same birthday outfit in this picture that Jacob wore for his one year pictures. Jacob's one year pictures are the last two.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Go Mean Green

Yes, that's right...we all went to a North Texas basketball game last night. Jim has been wanting to go all season so we finally were able to find a game that we could go to. We had a great time, even though they lost. It was Luke's first game and he had fun watching all the action around. Of course he loves being up and walking around with me so we spent a good portion of the second half of the game walking around the back. Jacob had a great time as well. He was really into watching the game, especially for the first half and thought it was so fun to clap and shout "Go Mean Green" every time North Texas scored. Sadly, I forgot my camera so I have no photos from the night but maybe next time...I'm almost certain there will be more family game nights in our future! :)

I also wanted to share a sweet story about Jacob from earlier today. We were getting ready for Mass this morning and Jacob and I were talking about church. At one point he said "we are going to see Jesus and God at church". I said "yes and what about Mary". And he said "oh yes, Mary too". He then says "Mommy, I like Jesus, he is sweet to me." A few more seconds went by and he said "Jesus is in my heart." I just looked at him and said "yes, he sure is Jacob". There are so many things that Jacob says these days that just shock me and make me see things through his sweet, innocent eyes. I get teary just thinking about it!

Also, on the way home from church, Jim and I were talking about lent starting on Wednesday and what we are going to give up this year. I came up with cookies and candy...two of my biggest weaknesses...what a sacrifice!! So, from the back seat Jacob chimes in (he doesn't miss anything especially when Jim and I are talking.) "mommy what are you talking about". So I tried to explain what lent is to him so he could understand it. Jim and I continued talking about it and Jacob then says "I want to give up popsicles". Which I thought was a really good idea that he came up with knowing that he has a popsicle every day after his nap. Then he quickly added "but I still want candy!!!" Too funny! I think we are still a few years away from him partaking in lent but I just thought it was too cute that he chimed in with what he wanted to give up!

Hope everyone has a great week!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day! We had Jacob's Valentine's party today at school. After their Chick-fil-a lunch, the kids got to decorate their valentine's bags, exchange their valentine's, play games, bubbles and of course eat candy! As all the kids were eating their suckers, I looked over and saw another little boy take a lick from Jacob's sucker and then watched Jacob immediately put it back in his mouth!! The other little boy looked at Jacob and said "Yum, yours is good". Jacob shook his head in agreement! And you can imagine my reaction as I saw Jacob put the sucker back towards his mouth...JACOB!!!! And I wonder why he keeps getting colds!! :)
Lunch time
Game time

Luke playing with Kayla

Happy Valentine's Day!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Our last

Well, I can't believe it but I finally decided to start a blog per many requests from family and friends. Now hopefully I will find the time to keep it updated regularly, I'm going to try really hard! I have really enjoyed following my friends and family's stories through their blogs and I hope you will do the same with ours. Happy blogging...