Keeping Up with Ron, Sara, Jackson and Addie

Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween 2011

My knight in shining armor

Prettiest little rabbit ever!

Monday, October 24, 2011

The Role of

This weekend I played the role of a rockstar's wife, college student, short-order cook, mother to a bunny rabbit and a knight in shining armor and house-cleaner.  Next weekend I hope my understudy can take over for me, I'm beat!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Likes and Dislikes

Addie likes: soy milk, cookies, going to the library, chili, tumbling class, reading books, dancing, singing Twinkle Twinkle, playing dress-up, sleeping with her nuk, tickles, her big girl bed, brushing her teach, playing outside, looking in the mirror, putting on makeup, tackling her big brother, trying to wear underwear and turning circles in her car in the driveway.

Addie does not like: sharing, waiting for breakfast, taking off her shoes, watching tv and being helped.

Jackson likes: watching super hero shows, playing star wars, dressing as Darth Vader, going to the library, reading books, playing with Isaac at school, going to the grocery store, painting, Playmobil, playing pirates, chocolate dipped ice cream cones, donuts, making up songs and taking toys away from his sister.

Jackson does not like: doing homework, eating chili, sitting on his chair while eating, red sauce, pears, being cold and going to bed or getting up in the morning.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Random thoughts...

  • I am looking forward to a time when I can take more time to write posts for my blog. I feel like I'm not documenting Addie's childhood as much as I did Jackson's because I just don't have the same amount of time.

  • Addie is holding her own with Jackson. Just as much as Jackson is wrestling with Addie, Addie is taking her turn at tackling Jackson when he lets his guard down.

  • I have two weeks left of this term and then another 8 week term before I am done with school.

  • Ron and Jackson are starting the winter project, a new bed for Jackson.

  • We sold Addie's crib today and all of the cute bedding that I so thoughtfully picked out when I was pregnant with Jackson. I wanted a bedding that could be used for our baby boy that was about to arrive, but knowing that we would maybe have a second I wanted something that would work for a girl too. I patiently hand-painted little bees in the nursery to match the bedding. And just like it was hard to leave the bees behind in our old house, it was hard to see the baby's crib go out our front door.

  • Last night we saw our first grown-up movie in a very long time. I've been to the theater but it's been to see things like Toy Story 3 and Rio! We went with Libby and Cory to see Ides of March and it was fantastic.
  • Sunday, October 2, 2011

    Growing Fast!

    They grow so fast. These photos were taken one year ago today.

    Saturday, October 1, 2011

    It's a long way down

    We took the bed rail like this one from Jackson's bed and put it on Addie's. We had just spent two nights in a Duluth hotel where Jackson slept fine in a double bed and decided he wouldn't be needing it anymore.

    As we tucked Addie in her big girl bed, Ron and I remembered that the first night Jackson was in his big boy bed, Ron slept on the floor next to him. We decided that wouldn't be necessary, gave Addie her hugs and kisses and turned out the lights. A bit later we tucked Jackson in and check on Addie. She was sound asleep in her beautiful bed, covered in pink blankets and surrounded by her "baby dolls".

    I went downstairs to the office to work on homework and Ron was in the next room taking a shower. It was then that I heard a thud but really didn't think anything of it because it sounded like it came from the next room and not directly above me. I figured Ron had bumped the shower wall with his elbow or something and continued working on accounting figures. Ron came running out of the bathroom wonder what that was.

    Uh oh. So upstairs I ran and opened Addie's door. Huh?? She was still snuggled in peacefully sleeping. So off to Jackson's room I go and there he is asleep.... on his floor!

    I picked him up and snuggled him back in to the far side of his bed up against the wall.

    In the morning Ron asked him how he slept and if he fell out of bed. His response: "Nope!" Thankfully, the second, third and fourth nights have gone without an incident.