Sunday, December 13, 2009

Visit With Santa 2009-Part 2

Since Jarrett wouldn't get his picture taken with Santa I decided to try to get his picture by the tree. This is about as good as it gets.
As if that wasn't challenging enough, I tried to get them to both stand in front of the tree. This was the first picture I took.

They kept running away so Sara tried to help me.
This was the last picture I took. Never mind.

Visit With Santa 2009-Part 1

We went to Cheri's Bakery again this year to see Santa. We also enjoyed some yummy treats! Jarrett was more interested in the cookies than Santa.
This is the closest Jackson got to Santa. We couldn't even get Jarrett to do this.
Chris wasn't afraid of Santa.
He and Chris discussed what he wanted for Christmas. He requested some sort of electronics.
Then he showed Santa how to dance.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Thanksgiving, Part 2

Ahhhh . . . brotherly love.

Come on boys. Stop pushing.
Give your brother a kiss. Come on. You can do it.
How about a hug?

That's better.

Thanksgiving, Part 1

We went to Rozel for Thanksgiving. Renea wanted to take some pictures of Rozel so we took a walk. We also went to the park with Mark and Mary. Jackson really liked the slide.
Jarrett resting for a minute.
Matt pushed the boys for a bit on the merry go round.
Mary gave them a spin too.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

I promise to post more often just as soon as my classes are over in about 2 weeks!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Happy Halloween

Every year we go trick-or-treating as a group. This year Jackson, Hannah,
Jarrett and Rodney went. Rodney didn't have his costume on for very long so I didn't get a picture.
We had lots of fun and got lots of candy. I think Kevin, Julie, Roger, Krista, Chris and I had just as much fun as the kids.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Coach Chris!

Happy Halloween!!!!! Chris is a Maize football coach this year. Practicing his sideline comments.
Equipped with everything including a play sheet in the back of his pants!


Saturday, October 24, 2009

It's Tough Being A Kid

After a rough day of playing outside, getting a hair cut, watching cartoons and eating lunch the boys fell asleep. It's rough being a kid!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Halloween Sneak Peek

This year we went with Thomas! Jarrett is very excited about his costume and may actually wear it to go trick or treating. Look how cute they are! Halloween should be run this year!

Monday, October 19, 2009

A Good Morning!

Jarrett had a good morning!  We did not go through the normal routine “Where are we going?”  “I am going to work and you are going to school.” “But I don’t want to go to school!!!!!”  and then I have to drag or carry him to the bus where he is handed off to a para and she straps him in.  This morning he didn’t ask or complain about school.  When it was time for the bus he happily went outside to wait.  He ran around the driveway and was excited to see the bus when it got there.  He climbed right on and the para and the bus driver gave him a car for being good on the bus last week.  He was VERY excited and waved to us as the bus continued on its way.  Jackson waved goodbye to Jarrett too.  He always says, “Bye brother.  Bye bus.” 

Saturday, October 17, 2009

An update on Jarrett

Here is a picture of Jarrett sleeping in his "old man" pajamas. Isn't he cute? He sleeps in the oddest positions. Just as long as he sleeps, that's all I care about. Jarrett is doing well in preschool. I can't believe he will be in kindergarten next year. It seems like just yesterday he was born. He loves cars, airplanes and Bakugons. What are Bakugon you ask? I'm not sure. They are Happy Meal toys. At first he was mad that they weren't giving out Hot Wheels cars but when he saw the Bakugons, he was happy.

What's new with Jackson?

Just look at him! Sweet. Innocent. It is very deceiving. Jackson is a very busy little boy.

He is a very cute little boy. He is ornery just like his father. He has been in trouble at daycare lately for standing in the window. It is only about a foot off the floor so can you blame him? He climbs up there and then looks at his teachers as if to say "Go ahead, make me get down!" He is into everything! He likes to climb, pull out all the canned goods, reorganize toys and anything else he can get his hands on. He is a little parrot and will try to repeat everything you say. He is starting to potty train and insists on trying to potty when I change his diaper. He is a funny little boy. We love him very much!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

What Were They Thinking?

What is that in the middle of the Cowskin Creek? That would be 2 tractors. I don't think they started out in the middle of the creek but that's where they ended up. I took this picture while exiting Kellogg onto Maize Road. I just wonder at what point did they think about moving their tractors to higher ground or did they leave them on the little mound of dirt on purpose just in case it rained.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Now THAT'S Funny!

Hello all! How have you been? We've been doing ok. School is going well so far (at least for Jarrett and Chris it has) and work is . . . work. I heard the funniest stuff from someone lately that I just have to share.

First, some background information. I am a Michael Jackson fan as you can tell by the post I did just after his death and the music you hear on my blog. Chris on the other hand is NOT a fan. I don't know why but for years he has made fun of his music, clothes, etc. He has made lots of jokes over the years and even made fun of his brother when I decided to name him Jackson even though he isn't named after Michael, it is just a coincidence. By the way, Chris's middle name is Michael. That's a coincidence too.

Anyway, Chris has been helping at Zachary's football practices. Zachary is my cousin who is in the 4th grade. He is one tough kid. Chris says he is fearless. One of the kids on the team, Javen likes to talk to Chris during practice. Earlier this week he told Chris "you have a calm voice just like Michael Jackson." Chris was stunned. He didn't know what to say. Chris asked him if that was a good thing and Javen said yes. Chris said ok and Javen went back to practicing. I thought it was very funny. Well, today at practice Javen asked him to speak so he could hear his voice. Then he asked him to moonwalk. When Chris told him he didn't like Michael Jackson, a group of kids heard him and said, "You don't????" Now THAT'S funny! Next time you see Chris, ask to hear his "calm" voice. And, ask him to moonwalk.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


I caught the boys in a calm moment just watching TV and eating pretzels. No wrestling. No fighting over toys. Just calm . . .

Monday, August 17, 2009

Jarrett's First Day of Preschool 2009

Today was the first day of school. Jarrett was excited and scared but had a good day. He is growing up so fast. He can spell his name all by himself and write his name with help. He can do simple math in his head and can count to 20. He is still lacking in social skills but I am very proud of him. He has changed a lot in the last year.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Skyler

Happy Birthday to you. Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday dear Skyler. Happy birthday to you! WE LOVE YOU!!!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Jackson's 2 Year Pictures

Isn't he cute! Jackson is 2 years old.

Monday, August 3, 2009


Ryan Ryan
Ryan, Rodney and Skyler
Ryan, Rodney and Skyler.
Chris, Jarrett and Jackson.
Chris, Ryan, Rodney, Skyler, Jarrett and Jackson.
Chris, Ryan, Rodney, Skyler, Jarrett and Jackson.
Chris, Ryan, Rodney, Skyler, Jarrett and Jackson.
Chris, Ryan, Rodney, Skyler, Jarrett and Jackson.
Chris, Ryan, Rodney, Skyler, Jarrett and Jackson.



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