Monday, January 23, 2017

Jason is two!!

I can't believe Jason is two!! The years have FLOWN by! 

He had a good birthday on Friday starting with one present before Olivia was off to school!

We had a laid back morning and an afternoon playing outside with friends.

Not surprisingly, Jason loves cake!


He'll always be our baby even if he is two!!

And for a few stats: he had his we'll visit today


35.25 inches - 75%
29 lbs 9 oz - 75 %
Head - 20 inches - 95%

Jason has about 100 words and some of his short sentences include "Here it is." "What doing?" And "Mama, one more please." He has the best laugh ever and we are so happy to have this joyful boy!!

On a side note, we are slowly heading into potty training thanks to the birthday underwear he wants to wear! This is Jason doing his happy dance in celebration of his Cars underwear.

He wore them all day Saturday and much of the day Sunday. I think if I really cared to put him on the potty every 30-45 minutes, he could keep them dry, but I am just not willing. So, he goes before his bath and any other time he asks to or I think about it, and I keep him in a diaper.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Olivia's first sleepover!!

Olivia had her first sleepover the day before it snowed! Our neighbor Mallory is in first grade, too, and had invited Olivia over several times for a sleepover. Each time we had other things going on, so she wasn't able to. So, we finally had her over here, and it went great!

Starting at three o'clock, they played, got their "room" ready for bed and pretended to sleep:


Decorated cookies:

Watched movies and read:

Went to bed late, slept until eight, and had waffles and whipped cream for breakfast! Success!

Then out to play in the snow!

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Snow!! And snow days!

We got about a half inch of sleet and a half inch of sno Friday night to Saturday morning, so we had a morning of sledding on our driveway and a three days off school! Whoa! Some parts of the county got more snow, and the temp went above freezing for the first time today, so I guess I see that...

Here was the fun part!




By Saturday afternoon, the ice on our driveway was melted, so we went to the hill by our pool that remains in the shade, so it stayed frozen through Monday.

Jason wasn't sure about the snow at first.

By the end of the day, Jason jumped on the sled and went himself if we weren't fast enough!

Walking home at sunset in 22 degree weather.
Snocones from concentrated Kool Aid:

And more fun each day! Sunday:

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Grandma and Grandpa's New Years visit

Grandma and Grandpa came to visit for New Year's and we had so much fun visiting with them! They got in on Friday, the 30th and we visited and played. They stayed with us on the third floor since we have an extra king mattress up there now. It was SO nice having them stay with us...we had a much better visit since we got to see them more. The kids really took to Grandpa like never before...probably because they got to see so much of him since he wasn't working on the farm and they weren't distracted by cousins.

Saturday we went to Yates Mill park and walked through the woods and near the mill. We hung out at the visitors' center before going back to watch football on New Year's Eve!


After a holiday meal of turkey and veggies, Mom and Dad hit the road! We had fun!

Christmas Day, 2016

We had such a relaxing Christmas this year! Honestly, it was the best one we've had in a while! Nicholas and I didn't stay up too late the night before, we accepted the fact that we would get nothing done the next day except play, we weren't packing to leave, and we just enjoyed each other.

This was the Christmas Eve scene at bedtime...

The kids slept until 6:45!! Then...the excitement was evident!!




I made grandma's carmel rolls, we played, Facetimed, napped, and played some more. By the end of the day, there were still toys on the floor and we had only left the house for about an hour for Olivia to roller blade in the street! What a fun day!