Friday, February 25, 2011

Jesse is at it again....

Another fun surprise for mommy-the-teacher!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

A tramatic evening....

Our poor little Johnny. Last night daddy was wrestling around with Justin on the floor when J.R. came running full force into the room and right into Justin's head. The tooth went flying and J.R. was so sad. They hit so hard I knew it would hurt. Justin's head hurt for only a few minutes, thankfully.

Daddy comforted him in his arms, reading to him and watching a John Deere tractor movie. He finally fell asleep right before we ate dinner. Justin told J.R. that he would feel better as soon as him new tooth grew in. I didn't have the heart to tell him that would probably take four years! Justin was so concerned about J.R. He would ask every few minutes during dinner, "mommy may I be excused to go check on Johnny?" How could I not let him? He would run over to him and feel his forehead then come back to the table. After J.R. woke up and had some Tylenol and applesauce Jesse and Justin wrote him a "praise the Lord Johnny feels better" note....complete with 22 cents!

He was back to normal last night and now just laughs at pictures of himself. Never a dull moment! :)

p.s. Remember Jesse knocked out his tooth at age 2. I hope this isn't an every other boy occurrence!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Justin's Live Nativity

The nativity scene

The shepherds
The last supper
The Garden of Gethsemane

The Death of Christ

Jesus in the tomb
Ascension into Heaven

Justin came up with this on his own during rest time. He said he copied Grandma Sally's. At first I didn't know what he was talking about and then realized he meant Lynchwood's live nativity. Lately I have been blown away by Justin's creativity and abilities. He is our true middle child (for now). I guess I still think of him as my little baby, but he is growing up too. It is as if you expect the older two children to grow and mature but the younger ones are supposed to stay little and the same....forever. :)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Happy Heart Day!

This is old I know, but I thought the boys looked cute working on their valentines this year. Even J.R. made his share. His were easy to spot....he didn't worry about what the stickers said. My older three were very conscious to only use the "kiss me" stickers on grandma cards! Justin even said, "I am only using the stickers with no words because I can't read what they say...just in case."

Yes, Jesse is whistling. :)
I hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Uh-oh, Johnny's Mot-e-cyle is icy....

J.R. left his mot-e-cycle outside overnight. We have had pretty decent weather, but this particular morning it was icy. He insisted on wiping off the seat with a paper towel. He was able to get a little ice off then decided to wait for the sun to melt it later... like mommy suggested. :)

Notice the ear thingys. He insists on riding with those on. Pretty hilarious.

The Voetberg Family concert

A few weeks back we asked our friends, the Voetbergs, to do a concert at our church. We had such a good evening...actually day. Our dear friends, the Wohlds, came for the day to attend our service in the morning, hang out, and go to the concert in the evening. The concert also brought many other wonderful friends there for us to see again. I have to say, for as tired as I was when we left the church at 9:30pm that night, BJ and I were so encouraged to be with our friends. The Voetbergs have been such an inspiration to us through this journey of parenting. We met them when we moved to Centralia 8 years ago. Joe and Lisa are wonderful role models who invested in us as young parents.
Yeah...Grandpa and Grandma came!
Here is Annnie, our big boys' old fiddle teacher. :)

Jared loves babies...which is a good thing, considering our recent news. :) He was thrilled to entertain Lucy. It's always good to hang out with the Wohlds. It had been too long and we really miss seeing them.

Such a blessing to see all the children sitting in a group on the floor to save seats for the adults! If you know the Voetbergs, you know that they are very relaxed and not distracted by little ones tottling around. We can't wait to have them back next year!