Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

It's been a fun and busy week full of Halloween parties at church, school, home, and the neighborhood. The kids have loved dressing up so much, and I have a feeling the costumes won't go away after tonight! We have all had WAY TOO MUCH candy already, but I guess that's what Halloween is all about, right?!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

cute and curly

Today while Jessica and Will were at school I took Jonathan to the park with camera in hand. Will keeps bugging me to cut Jonathan's hair, but I keep putting him off saying I want pictures first. I figured I better take the pictures and stop pushing my luck, because one of these days I'm going to come home from the store and his hair is going to be gone!

When I ask Jonathan to look at Mommy and smile, this is his idea of a good pose I guess!!
(Nice Jonathan!!)

Friday, September 5, 2008

It's a BOY!!

Well, it's official. Curtis baby number 4 is a BOY! I admit that I was holding out hope for a girl, but I had a feeling the baby was a boy, so it wasn't too much of a surprise.
Jessica is super-super excited! I was a little afraid that she would be disappointing with the news of another brother, but she started literally jumping for joy when we told her.
I was a bit shocked at her reaction, so I asked her why she didn't want a sister. She said, "If I'm the only girl, that means I get to have all of your make-up and jewelry when I get older!" Leave it to Jessica to come up with that!!
(We got a bit of the screaming and jumping on video, so I'll try and post too.)
So anyway, we are excited and nervous about this little ones arrival. I feel like we've just adjusted to life with 3 children, but I guess that means it's time to shake things up again! : )
Every check-up my due date gets moved up a little. The latest estimated due date is February 8th. (That makes me about 17 weeks along.)
On Sunday I pulled a muscle in my side. I don't remember doing anything specifically to hurt it, but we figure it probably involved picking up Jonathan. He's hanging out around 26 pounds -- the little chunk!! It's been bothering me quite a bit, but each day it seems a little better.
I just started feeling the baby kick, so that's fun. (At least it's fun now because it doesn't hurt yet!) I'm also getting too big for my regular clothes, so I made my first maternity shopping trip yesterday.
Will and I are starting to think about getting a bigger car -- any suggestions?? mini-van or SUV?
Well, that's it for now. I'll keep you updated.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Jonathan vs. the front porch step

Well, Jonathan had a bit of a run-in today with the front porch step. The 4 inch step has been something that Jonathan has been conquering for a few weeks now, but today the step got the better of him. : (

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

First day of School

Yesterday was Jessica's first day of Kindergarten and Will's first day of Pre-K.
Jessica told me, "Mom, I'm a Kindergartner, so that means I'm a little bit nervous." But she was also excited. She did great when I dropped her off, and when I saw her after school before I had time to say anything she yelled, "Mom!! I LOVE Kindergarten!!" She said that her favorite part was nap time (um . . . that was unexpected!). She said that she didn't sleep she just got to talk to her friend Jaden the whole time! She liked PE and recess and she liked eating lunch at school. She made a few new friends, but told me that she doesn't want to meet everybody yet, just a few friends at first. She got to color a picture of a little girl to look just like her, and they watched a movie about counting. She was very excited to go back to school today, so I hope it lasts.

Will has Jessica's teacher from last year, and we already know that we love her. He had fun, although he kept telling me that they didn't do anything. (He's not nearly as talkative as Jessica!) However, I knew he had a good time, becuase this morning he got out of bed, got dressed, and told me it was time to take him to school -- even though it was only about 7:00 am.

Happy Birthday Willbon!!

Happy Birthday Willbon! I can't believe you're already 4 years old. For awhile you insisted that you were turning 5, but when the day finally arrived you were very happy to be 4. You told everyone it was your birthday, and you proudly held up 4 fingers when they asked you how old you were.

Will initially wanted a Lightning McQueen cake, but he insisted that it be a 3-D version of the famous race car -- way beyond my novice cake-making skills!! So I strategically convinced him that a Spiderman cake would be very cool, and he agreed. He saw a spiderman cartoon a few weeks ago, and he has been very into everything spiderman lately!
He invited his best friend Colby over for his party, and it worked out very nicely because Colby's sister just happens to be Jessica's best friend, and Colby's Mom just happens to be one of my best friends. So it was a party for everyone!
Will got some race cars, a leapster, a dart gun, a toy rifle set, and a spiderman costume. All the toys were a big hit, but I will admit that the guns are loud, and the darts are stuck all over my ceiling!! Oh well, it's all part of the fun.
Happy Birthday Will!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Happy Birthday Grandma Curtis!

We are lucky to have such a great Grandma, and we wanted to say Happy Birthday!! I was asking Jessica some questions about Grandma, and here's how it went:

Me: What is your favorite thing to do with Grandma?
Jessica: Play Molly with her.

Me: Where's your favorite place to go with Grandma?
Jessica: McDonalds.

Me: How old do you think Grandma is today?
Jessica: Well . . . how old was she before her birthday?

Me: Why is your Grandma so special to you?
Jessica: She's super nice, and loves me super much.

Me: Why do you love Grandma so much?
Jessica: Because she loves me so.

Happy Birthday. Thanks for being such a great Grandma (not a great-grandma, but you know, a wonderful Grandma! :-) , mother-in law, and Mom. We love you and hope that you have a great day. You deserve it!

PS. Will asked me to make sure I got your package mailed last week, and it's still on my desk. I'm so sorry. I'll get that in the mail for you (and I might as well include our Father's Day gift for Jess at this point!!) :-/