Thursday, February 28, 2013

A Fun February

Jackson's Hospital Stay

 Dressed and ready to go home!!
 Best friends reunited!
Jackson and I stayed in the hospital for the first couple days of the month and we were happy to return home to our loves. Everyone was excited to have Jackson home again! It took Jackson quite some time to get back on his schedule and be his "normal" self again but we are thankful to say he is healthy now!

Bible Study Fellowship
We are back in BSF! Hooray! We were in BSF for about a month after Jackson was born but took some time off to get on a better schedule with our new babe and settle into our new home. We are happy to be back in our favorite Bible study!

Girl Scouts
Jenni is enjoying her adventures in Girl Scouts and the cookie sale continued through the month. Jenni had fun working two cookie booths with her troop. And Joshua enjoyed buying a box of cookies from Jenni...and riding the carousel. :)

Valentine's Day

 Eric surprised Jenni with her favorite flowers - pink roses. Jenni thinks roses are the most beautiful flower ever.

 A sweet day with our loves.

Winter Basketball - Jenni
Jenni working on a trick
Scoring at practice
Scoring at her game
Jenni on defense

Little brother gave Jenni a thumbs down...
And then said, "Me just joking, Jenni!" and gave her a big hug.

Brothers holding hands during the game!
Sweet Jackson James is a delight!
 Jenni continues to enjoy basketball. She has fun rebounding the ball and shooting.

Winter Basketball - Joshua

 Joshua enjoys being part of his basketball team and enjoys practices but is not a fan of the actual games.

Joshua's End of Season Party

Joshua completed the season with the Lil' Mavs and enjoyed a pizza party with cake and trophies!

Joshua's Bunk Beds
 Climbing the stairs while the furniture was being delivered.
We have been busy filling our house with furniture over the past few months. On this month's delivery truck was one of our favorite things...Joshua's bunk beds! We LOVE them. Little boys + bunk beds = wonderful memories! Bunk beds are no fun to make daily but the happiness from this little boy makes it worth it! Eric has wanted the boys to have bunk beds (with a twin on top and full on bottom) to make "camp-outs" (as they like to call them) easier. Needless to say, Joshua and Eric have had several boy nights in the bunk beds and they are looking forward to the day Jackson gets to join! Precious!

Our School Room

  My goal was to have the school room completed in January/February and I am happy to say that it is all set up, organized and colorful! We have been doing school work at the kitchen bar and table for the past several months and were excited to move into our school room. Although our room will always be changing (bulletin boards, etc.) we are happy to have the main things done. I'll be sharing a tour of our classroom at some point. It has become one of my favorite rooms!

Sweet Snapshots

 Backseat secret agents

 Looking like a "medium-sized Eric" :)

 First set of McQueen pjs!




Jenni: "Girls stick together. Like two pieces of bread. No one can take us apart." :)

Joshua: "Momma, wanna hear a joke?
             How chicken cross the road?
             Look both ways.
             Cars coming?
             No!" :)

Jenni to Joshua: "You look like a medium-sized Eric."

After Bible study...
Joshua to Jenni: "Did you learn to trust God too, Jenni?"

An Update on Jenni
Jenni is having a blast in basketball. Her coach is awesome and Jenni has made a lot of new friends. Her skills have improved drastically over the past few weeks and so has her confidence in the sport. Jenni's highlight of the month is being back in BSF and seeing her teachers and friends weekly! She loves that she is learning the same thing as me and her little brothers.

An Update on Joshua
Joshua has become even more "adventurous" this month. He had fun painting the school room and play room upstairs while I was downstairs cleaning and feeding Jackson. I have also found him a few times locked inside the bathroom upstairs washing his hands, getting drinks of water from the sink and having all kinds of fun. Joshua turned three last month so we have officially begun his preschool. He is absolutely thrilled to be in preschool. He loves doing his school work and is very excited to be homeschooled. He is a very smart little boy and I am thoroughly enjoying (and staying quite busy) teaching two littles! Joshua is also thrilled to be back at BSF.

An Update on Jackson
Jackson has had a rough month with double ear infections, multiple rounds of double eye infections, wheezing, asthma, and overall sickness. So this month we bought our little babe a new swing - one that can go back and forth and side to side. Life saver!! Baby boy isn't a fan of swinging back and forth but quite enjoys going side to side which led to my first free hour of Jackson calmly being on his own. Success! Jackson has transitioned to sleeping in a crib during nap time and for his first two to three hour stretch of sleep at night. When he's in his crib he scoots all the way up to the corner so his face is nestled in. Very sweet. He has also switched from sleeping on his side to sleeping on his tummy. Also very sweet. He is still such a happy baby and we are thankful for his sweet smiles! And Jackson makes the third J to be happy to be back at BSF. He gets good reports from the baby room - he enjoys listening to the Bible story, listening to the songs, and enjoys the cuddles from his teachers. Such a sweet babe.

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