Friday, June 26, 2009

Gee, I Have Issues!

It's been over a month since I've updated. Things have been crazy since my last post. Jaycob's end of the school year stuff was going on, planning visitations for the Older Two, planning trips to PA, MI, and AL. Also a mini-trip to NY!! Making appointments for both the kids for school physicals for the upcoming school year, making appointments for Aby with Infants and Toddlers... The list just goes on!
But now I'm here and hopefully will sketch out a particular time in my summer routine to blog consistently! Though there's no promises! So as usual, I'll be back dating and you'll have to go click on older posts to catch up!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Visiting G-G-pa's Firehouse

G-G-pa took the kids to see the firehouse and the fire trucks today. Jaycob was like on information overload! He was so happy to be there but I think the size of the trucks intimidated him! He was so quiet the whole time we were there, but soon as we got back to the house he had so much to tell G-G-ma!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A Day During Alamaba Vacay

A little bit of TV in the morning. (I'll add that this is a Dora special the kids loved. Oh and not to mention that just look at them. How sweet is this??)

A little 'swimming'. Look at Abygail, she was so proud of herself for reaching the rope at the 'deep end'!

And a little bit of engineering!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Back to the Concrete!

Ok so in this pic I don't remember where we were going (remember I'm back-dating here!) but I thought it was a cute picture.

And then take a look at this... They're both away from the edge of the pool 'swimming'!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Sand Instead of Concrete

Today we went to the beach instead of the pool. G-G-ma and G-G-pa tried to take us to a section of beach that was super calm and super shallow, but the road was closed to that section. Driving down to the beach looked just like driving in the Outer Banks, NC. Anyway... We decided to stay anyway. The kids actually got their feet wet and wanted to weighed in a bit further, but the waves were pretty strong and I wasn't comfortable with that. I know mean mommy! But here's a few pictures!

I guess this is all damage from Hurricane Ivan! Look at all those trees!!
ETA: We did end up at the pool later in the evening, just no pics!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

3 Feet and Counting

Just went to the pool again today! The kids got really brave today! Check out these pictures!! Mind you this is all 3 foot water. Jaycob actually walked off the steps and into the depths first. He started only hanging on the wall with both hands with a death grip! Then he branched out and as you can see he is barely holding on with one hand! And Abygail soon followed suit!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Better in the Pool!

This morning we went to a little thing the local firehouse put on that started with a home made boat race and then back to the firehouse for vendor booths and such. The kids each got a face painting.

Afterwards we went to the pool and the kids got a bit braver. Both would ride my back. Jaycob only as long as I was close to the edge. Abygail didn't care where and even let me turn her around and lay back a bit!

Friday, June 12, 2009

We're Here in Alabama

Well, we're here safe and sound. The rest of our trip in was pretty uneventful. The kids started saying they were done in the truck when we only had about 90 minutes to go. Not too bad I thought!

Today we headed to the pool. I was kinda worried because last summer the kids would barely walk in a foot and a half of water. But actually they did really well. They kinda stuck to the steps, but they did really well!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

To Grandmother's House We Go!

G-G-ma and G-G-pa came in from Michigan during Jaycob's promotion yesterday, part of the reason he decided NOT to ride the bus home. They came in to visit because we then got up this morning to all drive to Alabama!! Yep, we're road tripping all the way to Alabama, without Daddy to top it off!

One of the stops we made for potty and maps was at a welcome center that was also a train station. We thought it would be cool if Jaycob actually got to walk across real railroad tracks. He was so excited about it all. But while talking to the guy there we discovered that a train was actually due to stop in about 15 minutes! So we decided to wait. It ended up being longer then that, but it was well worth it! A train came through all right, but it wasn't the train that was stopping it was just a cargo train with all the boxcars. He was so thrilled about that! Then the train that was supposed to come through came in and he actually recognized the CSX engine from one of the DVD's he has. It stopped and we watched people get on and it took off again. I think he was surprised at how big and loud the train actually was! While we were sitting there listening to him be excited we heard the sound of another train whistle in the distance so we sat a little longer. Sure enough another passenger train came roaring through! It was then time to get them back across the track and loaded into the truck.

The kids have done really well so far. We've stopped for the night at a Quality Inn appx half way to their home in Alabama. We stopped and ate lunch, had dinner here at the hotel, and now the kids are trying to fall asleep despite all their excitement!! I hope tomorrow goes as smoothly as today did!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Jaycob's Graduation/Promotion

This afternoon was Jaycob's promotion ceremony. While parents and other family members were finding seats they had a slide show of the kids of pictures that were taken in the classroom. There was a really cute one of Jaycob playing in his all famous rice and beans and another one of him writing on the dry erase board! Awwww My Little Boy is Growing Up! Actually, I think I was one of the few parents not crying. Sorry, its nice they recognize the kids moving on, but they'll have one of these type of promotions for the next 2 years!
Anyways... Next they filed all the kids in and talked about how the kids have progressed throughout the year. Then they called each one up and give them their promotion certificate.

After all the kids from both classes got their award they asked us all to stand up and sing the Tooty-Ta song, the one I had here on my blog for awhile! It was so great seeing all the parents do it, cracked me up!
All the parents and family were then invited back to the classroom for refreshments. Then we were all sent home with our sugar high children! Originally Jaycob said he wanted to ride the bus one last time, but he changed his mind at the last minute.

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Jaycob's Trucks

The first one is a log truck! And the second is a milk truck!

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Love My Seaglass!

We went to two different beaches today and look at all the loot I found!!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009


This was after a huge storm we had. The kids stayed up a little later because of the thunder and lightening. We finally put them to bed and Daddy left only to call back and tell me that there was a huge rainbow out there. I ran upstairs to show the kids and not meaning to I woke them both up!! But they got to see it and loved it!