Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Jam Session With Jace

They are singing at the top of their lungs!
Something grabbed their attention here. . . was it the applause from the audience or Jett's amazing background vocals?

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Saturday Morning

Daniel worked all night. . .and Cambria loves to snuggle. . .
. . .and they both fell asleep!

Jacob Daniel and his mommy are not bored (that's a swear word equivalent at their house) but they are looking forward to their favorite people joining them for the rest of the weekend!

Friday, March 27, 2009


This is in our dining room. . . love it! The cornstalk is from http://www.uppercaseliving.com and the kids have had fun with it. Obviously it is next to our chalkboard wall which just got a new alphabet chalked on it. . . lowercase, this time.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Sick Day

Matt and Rochelle's Wedding

Jacob (white shirt) isn't sure what to think of the garter toss!

Hayley and Rochelle

Jacob Daniel and his beloved "Rochellf"

Me and Daniel

The little people watching Matt and Rochelle's first dance. . . (J & C are on the far right)

Spa Night. . .

. . .last Wednesday night. I forgot that junior highers are still going strong at 2 am!

And the other Haley is totally getting squished by this Hayley!

Who doesn't need a girls night out once in a while?

Thursday, March 19, 2009

i hate this

These are pictures from my phone. . . they all left for a structure fire while we were visiting tonight.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

. . .not quite awake. . .

. . .but I am wondering where my daddy is so I think I will give him a call. . . Oh! I hear his voice! Makes my day!

Monday, March 16, 2009

21 Questions for Jacob Daniel

Exactly how he answered these questions!

1. What is something your mom always says to you?

2. What makes your mom happy?

3. What makes your mom sad?
not obeying

4. How does your mom make you laugh?
when she makes funny faces

5. What was your mom like as a child?
she liked the song Blessed Assurance (this is totally true- I had the whole song memorized at age three)

6. How old is your mom?

7. How tall is your mom?
forty one six feet (That is so encouraging, Jacob. Makes me feel like a monster.)

8. What is her favorite thing to do?
watch a movie

9. What does your mom do when you're not around?
she deals with Cambria. (pretty true)

10. If your mom becomes famous, what will it be for?
doing really bad and naughty things (wow!)

11. What is your mom really good at?
working on me

12. What is your mom not very good at?

13. What does your mom do for her job?
work and be kind to me

14. What's your mom's favorite food?
ummm. . . I think mookuroni and cheese. (that's not a spelling error, that's how he says it)

15. What makes you proud of your mom?
when she says "good job making that J, Jacob!"

16. If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be?
Alvin (from Alvin and the Chipmunks)

17. What do you and your mom do together?
read books

18. How are you and your mom the same?
if she was a boy then we would be the same

19. How are you and your mom different?
when she has different clothes on than me

20. How do you know your mom loves you?
when she takes me to Mc Donald's

21. Where is your mom's favorite place to go?
McDonald's (no amount of prying or hint giving convinced him otherwise)

Friday, March 13, 2009

M & M Math

Jacob Daniel counted out M & M's for each number! I didn't really think he could do it, but he surprised me!

If only numbers in real life were this fun and you could eat your mistakes!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Who, Me? Touch the Wheat Grass? Nope! Not Me!

It's irresistable. I even saw my daddy swishing his hand through it.

Uh oh. I think she caught me. Do you see me touching it? Not me!

And I'm definitely not letting my brother take a picture of me touching it. I will not be black mailed! I'm leaving!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

And He Was Dry!

Pointing to that first sticker. . .
Aren't they just too cute!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Dry At Night

(We are keeping the following individual vague and anonymous)

Maybe it was the shocking realization that my little man is four.

Maybe it was telling him to take his diaper off.

Maybe it was changing the sheets for the too-many-eth time.

Whatever it was, today we sat on the couch and had a little heart ot heart chat, my little man and I. We talked about how easy it was for him to be dry during the day; he has been doing that for two years. We talked about how it was time to be dry during the night and rewards and stickers and new boxer shorts.

Off to WalMart we went. (Every great ambition starts at WalMart, I'm pretty sure.) We surveyed the racks of underwear, boxers and briefs and he carefully chose some baseball themed boxers. Then onto the stickers which was more difficult. He settled *finally* on some pretty goofy animals. ("Daddy will like these. See the cat with the guitar, Mommy?")

So the plan is in place. Keep the boxers dry, come down in the morning and plop a sticker on the calendar and seven stickers in a row will earn a person a trip to the park ("the duck park, Mommy") with the person's dad.

We'll keep you posted.