Monday, September 21, 2009

Table Talk

To me, one of the most important times in our day is sitting down all together at the dinner table. Not because of the food (sadly our dinner menu isn't that great, haha) but because of sitting down together as a family. Recently we decided to really take advantage of this time and turn the TV off, talk about our day and read from a preschool daily devotional. So, we each go around and talk about our day and say what we are the most thankful for from the day. (we obviously get to guess what Luke might want to say). Jacob has really started to like doing this and here is what he had to say tonight...

"I'm thankful for like 3 or 5 things. First I got my favorite drink at Sonic, Ocean Water. Then we got to see Aunt Rhonda and baby Emily today at the mall. And that I got to play at the mall. Oh and I know what else...I got to see God and Jesus today." I say, "oh and where did you see them?" And he said "In my heart". Is that not so sweet!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Karate Kid

Jacob started his karate class today. It really was so cute and funny to watch all the kids. All of us moms were cracking up! There were about 7 kids in the class and boy do the coaches have their work cut out for them! haha! It is very structured and teaches great discipline, motor skills and confidence, so they say! I think this type of activity will fit Jacob's personality very well!

Stretching to warm up- Jacob is in the gray shirt and khaki shorts- 2nd from right

More stretching- in the middle

Learning the correct way to sit- 3rd from the left

Learning how to bow-2nd from right

Learning the arm positions

Slithering across the floor like a snake, apparently to build strength. One boy stopped, stood up and said "this is too hard!" It looked hard!

It's as if he's saying, "Mom don't take my picture, how embarrassing!" I dread the day when that comes.

Look at that form, haha!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Monkey See, Monkey Do

Where there is Jacob, there is Luke. Where there is Luke, there is Jacob...

They love laying on our bed to watch TV

Helping Daddy put together a bookcase for their playroom

Playing in the bins

Jacob made an airplane out of a sheet and the pillowcases as the wings and tail. Of course he was the pilot and Luke and I were the passengers. He came up with this little creation all on his own, his imagination hard at work.

Pilot in action

Snack time

Drink time

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Back to school and Luke's Gymboree

Jacob started back to Pre-K yesterday and did great. He wasn't excited about it but didn't cry when I dropped him off so I was thrilled for that. When I picked him up he was smiling ear to ear and just so excited about his day, his class and his teachers. He actually shared quite a bit with me about his day which was nice and a huge change from last year. One thing he said that cracked me up was "we went out to play on the playgroud but it was terribly hot". Terribly hot! He goes Tues/Thurs from 9-1. I have also included a few pictures from last year. Boy, how he has grown!

Getting ready to leave

At school

Luke wanted to join in

In his classroom

From last year...look at that baby face

Also, I have wanted to do some other activity with Jacob. He did gymnastics last year but got burnt out after about 7 months. Since T-ball doesn't start up until the Spring (which I can't wait for) we decided to enroll him in Tae-Kwon-Do. He starts next week so I'm anxious to see what he thinks. Our thought is to expose him to lots of different activities so he can figure out what he likes. I'm excited to see how he does so be ready for lots of pictures! :) So between his school on Tues/Thurs, Luke's gym on Tues and Jacob's Tae-Kwon-Do on Wednesday's, we have our weekly schedule in place.

Little Luke and I enjoyed our time together while Jacob was at school. We went to his Gymboree class and ran a few errands.(which is so much easier to do with just one.) He is doing more and more each day. Here's what's new...
-He can use a fork when he eats
-He loves trying to do the top buckle to his carseat. It won't be long before he can do it on his own.
-When I ask him for a kiss, he loves to run away and giggles the entire time and looks back to see if I can catch him.
-He loves to be silly and has mastered a fake laugh which makes me laugh every time.

Luke playing at Gymboree

Luke loves getting stamps at the end of class, he especially loves getting one on his tummy

Random pic...there is something fun about playing in the laundry basket!