Sunday, February 28, 2010

More birthday fun!

On Sunday we continued the birthday fun at Oma and Opa's house. We celebrated both Jack and Drew's birthday since this was our last visit to Atlanta before baby #3. Jack loved his castle from Oma and Opa.
Drew loved smashing the cake!

Jack is now a pro at blowing out the birthday candles!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

And another birthday party!

Mike and his twin.
More cake!

Jack and Drew racing down the hall at Mims!

Jack's Birthday Party in Atlanta

While in Atlanta for the weekend, we had a birthday party for Jack at MyGym with all of his Atlanta friends. I have to say I was so impressed with MyGym and all of the activities that they did with the kids. Thanks Curi for the awesome recommendation! Jack had the best time and really loved being the center of attention. I have no idea where he gets that from!!! Jack loved riding in the airplane on the zip line.

Time for more cake and presents!

Jack got to ride around in the 'birthday' car right before it was time for cake. Drew ran right next to him and wanted a turn.


Jack, Drew and Alex jumping on the trampoline.

Drew and Nora having a blast in the ball pit.

Drew loved playing in the balls.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Happy 3rd Birthday!

Jack and Mike playing with Jack's new racetrack. I love that belly laugh!

Happy birthday to Jack! He loved his SuperWhy cake that I made for him.

Jack had to help Drew open his 'unbirthday' gift.

Present time!!!

Someone is excited about his birthday!

Monday, February 15, 2010

In case you missed the theme of this winter...

Enough already!

More pictures

Jack giving Mommy and baby a hug. Jack keeps telling everyone at daycare that he has a baby brother, Drew, and he is getting a baby sister. Wonder if he will be right?
My little buddy!

Here I am at 31 weeks...this baby is sitting right in my lungs and breathing is a real challenge. What do you think...boy or girl?


Are they brothers or what?

They even have the same picture taking smile! :)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Monkey Joe's

Once again, we woke up Saturday morning to more snow (do you see a pattern here??). This time we decided to try out Monkey Joe's which is a huge bounce place for the kids. Hands down, the best $10 we have ever spent. Jack and Drew had so much fun in all of the different bounce houses and after 1 hour they were spent! Drew took a 4 hour nap that I said, best $10 ever spent!
Here are a couple of pictures...I had a hard time getting a good picture of Drew. He was all over the place and wouldn't stay still long enough for me to get a good shot.

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Who knew the library was so much fun?

Once again, we had a snowy weekend and were looking for ways to entertain the kiddos. So, I decided to try story time at the library. Notice that none of the pictures are of story time...that is because my children did not want any part of it. There were too many other fun things to do while at the library. Here is Drew taking a break from running all over the place to check out a fun book!

Jack playing in the pretend kitchen. He liked taking all of the food out of the shopping basket, telling us what each thing was, and then packing it all back in the basket. (BTW...look how lean my big boy is looking. He has grown so much taller and has lost that cute, fat baby belly. Who would have ever thought that fat baby from a few years ago would turn into such a grown up little boy?)
Mike and Drew checking out the computer and headphones.

A train table...AWESOME! Of course, what you can't see here is that every time Jack would build the track, Drew would destroy it. If Jack put a train car down, Drew would go over, pick it up and then throw it on the ground. They didn't play together long at the train table.

The library had LOTS of fun puzzles. They have just about every Melissa and Doug puzzle made so Jack and Drew were in heaven. Jack LOVES puzzles and Drew is just beginning to get the hang of them.

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Happy Birthday Mike!

Happy birthday Mike!!! I think Jack was more excited about Daddy's birthday than Daddy was. Jack told me on the way to school that morning that we had to have balloons and party hats for Daddy's party. So I made sure that when Jack got home that evening there were balloons and hats ready to go. Jack was so anxious for Mike to get home. He told me, "Momma, Daddy needs to get home so we can get this party started!" I about fell on the floor laughing. He is so my child...he loves presents and parties!
Jack orchestrated the whole evening, he told us when to put our hats on, when to open presents, he tolerated the fact that we had to eat dinner (meatloaf, mashed potatoes, creamed corn, green beans, and rolls...all of Mike's faves!) but nothing excited him more than singing Happy Birthday and helping Daddy blow out the candles.
We had some friends come over and help us celebrate. All of the kids were fairly well behaved and we had a great time! Now Jack is already talking about his birthday party...every morning he wakes up and asks if it is time for his party yet. What am I going to do with this boy??

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Working at home with Mom

It seems like ever since 2010 began, I have had a sick child every week! We go next month to see if Drew has asthma because he keeps getting bronchitis and has to have breathing treatments every 4 hours to help him breathe. At first I was terrified of the prospect of Drew having asthma but as the weeks pass by I can now recognize the symptoms and we have a machine at home to do breathing treatments. Drew will actually help me hold the mask on his face (it is very cute!) and is fine as long as I have something good to watch on Mickey.
Here is a picture of Drew helping me work from home on one of his many days of not being able to go to school. He is such a great helper!!

Monday, February 01, 2010

Potty Training is FUN!

Are you seriously taking a picture of me? I'm working on something here!

So we have started potty-training at home. Jack has been going on the big boy potty at daycare for a while now but would not sit on the big boy potty at home at all. So, after reading a good book about potty training just for boys we started the process in mid-January. After two weeks of talking about the potty and asking Jack is he wanted to sit on the potty, he finally said 'yes'! What an exciting night for us!! He knows how to lift the lid, pull out his 'special' seat and put it on the toilet. He still needs help with his pants but once he gets on the potty he knows to 'push his wee-wee down'. He even asked for a book to read while sitting on the potty. Sometimes he will sit up there for 5 minutes and just hang out without peeing. Other times we actually manage to go potty in the potty! We clap and celebrate and Jack will tell anyone who will listen about sitting on the big boy potty. He even told Uncle Spike on the phone that when you go potty you got to 'push your wee-wee down.' Hilarious!!!

We are no where near being potty-trained but are taking baby steps!