Tuesday, September 25, 2007

My first shiner

Last night Jessica was helping Jonathan sit up in the swing when she let him go and he came tumbling out! He did a pretty good face plant on the legs of the swing, and now he has a nice shiner above his eye. He recovered quickly and didn't seem too worse for the wear, but we had to get a picture anyway. His first semi-black eye!! "Thanks a lot sister!"

Water Fun!

The weather has started to cool down a bit, so we are able to play outside again. A few days ago I decided to let Jessica and Will help me wash the car. It turned into a water fight, and Jessica and Will had a lot of fun! The car is a bit cleaner too, but that was kind of a side-note to the water fight!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Quick Update

I had a few things to report on, so i thought I'd quickly mention some things. Will got home from Colorado, and we were excited to see him and have him back. Will kept bragging about the weather in Colorado, but what he didn't know is how nice the weather was here!! It's actually been cool this week, and it's so nice. Usually summer is so hot and humid and sticky that we try and limit our outside time to walking to the car and back to the house. But finally the weather is nice and cool. So we started taking advantage of it by going to the park, riding bikes, and taking walks. It's been really nice. : )
Another thing to report is how much Willbon has taken to preschool. He loves to go to school, and everyday Jessica goes he asks me if it's his turn to go too. In his words he asks this by saying, "Will go play with trains?" He is getting good at recognizing numbers and even a few letters. His favorite song is a "days of the week" song. He used to stand by the door and grab my arm as I left him, but now he gives me a kiss, says bye and gives his teacher Mrs. Brown a big hug. It's great to see him adjust and enjoy school.
Jessica also loves school. She is starting to learn what phonics is all about, and she likes to ask me what letter everything starts with. The biggest adjustment for her is learning to cope with the 4-yr old social drama. Some days her best friend won't play with her, and sometimes she tells me about making new friends, and sometimes she tells me about girls telling her that she can't play with them and they're not going to invite her to their birthday party. It's a rough life as a 4-yr old! She has a tough time some days, but she'll get it all figured out.
Jonathan is still trying his best to roll over. No luck yet, but getting very close. He is getting bigger and stronger and cuter everyday!
Well that's the update for now. Speaking of Jonathan, he just woke up, so times up!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

My XBox boys

I coach volleyball every afternoon, so when Will gets home from work he watches the children for an hour or so until I get home. Oft times I come home and this is where I find Will and Jonathan:

And here's a close-up to show just how little Jonathan likes his Daddy-and-me time:

Friday, September 7, 2007

Still Giant!

I took Jonathan to the doctor today for his 4 month shots. He got measured and weighed, so I thought I would give you all the update. He is still in the running to be the next great linebacker for the BYU Cougars (or Florida Gators). At almost 18 and a half pounds, he is still off the charts for weight, and at 26.5 inches long he is at the very top of the chart for height.
I took Willbon with me, and when the doctor came in and saw the two of them, he said, "Which one is the 4 month old?"
So Jonathan is a healthy little chunk of a baby. (Darc -- Do you remember telling me way back when that you wanted to have a rolly-polly baby? Well, that's a good way to describe Jonathan!)
Just a comparison, Jessica was 18 and a half pounds when she turned one!! Crazy right?!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Here comes trouble

I can't remember if I mentioned this story on the blog, but several weeks ago Will took some scissors to my home-made curtains. I got this picture of him looking too cute to cause so much trouble -- but make no mistake, the evidence is there!

Rollin Rollin Rollin

First things first -- is this not the cutest baby you've ever seen?!
(And look at those bright blue eyes!)

Jonathan has started to try and roll over the last few days. Any day now he'll flip himself onto his tummy. I took this picture yesterday. He had already wriggled himself mostly off the blanket and was a few kicks away from rolling over. I'm not too excited that he's about to roll over, because I really like being able to leave him anywhere and know that he'll be there when I get back, but it's fun that he's getting bigger and learning new things.

Where's the baby?

I had laid Jonathan down to change his diaper, and then someone came to the door. I finished up and got the door. After visiting for a few minutes I went back to get the baby and this is what I saw. I guess the little tyke was tired! There is nothing quite as sweet as a sleeping baby.

A toy for me!

We decided to splurge on an excersaucer for little Jonathan this weekend. We had one for Jessica and Will, but they wore it out, and I kept putting off buying another one because they are kind of pricey. When we first put Jonathan in the seat, he was so excited! His eyes got big and bright and his arms started wiggling all around. He didn't know what to look at first. It has definitely been a big hit, and I think Jonathan was excited to have something all his own that big brother and sister couldn't take away from him.