Friday, June 26, 2009


There is nothing Jason likes more than to play with my cell phone. He texts and makes calls usually leaving the recipient very confused. I don't make a habit of letting him play with it and usually try to keep it out of his reach. Keeping it out of his reach has become much more difficult since he's started climbing. I used to keep it on the back of the couch but he can get there now. I tried the table but he can get there too. I'm thinking my pocket may be the safest place to keep my phone. But I don't always remember that so if I have your number and you get a text or call that makes no sense (or a tweet something that makes no sense) its Jason not me!
If I won't let him play with my phone a toy wrench will work. He'll even pick it up and say hello. It's so cute. I tried to get it on camera but as soon as he sees the camera he just grins at me. Maybe one of these days.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Poor Baby Bear

This picture pretty much sums up how Jason has been recently. Jason has been a fussy, clingy disaster for several days now. Actually really its been more like a week. He's cutting three, yeah 3, molars so I figured he was just in a lot of pain from his teeth. Plus Dan and I were involved in a wedding last week so the kids were really off schedule so teeth + off schedule = grumpy Jason, at least that's what I thought.

Then yesterday morning I decided to take his temperature. I'd taken it before and it was up but not much. Well this morning it was 100.7. I knew from talking to the dr previously that if it was under 101 take the wait and see approach. So we waited. We took Jonathan to summer camp and picked up my dad from the airport. After lunch we took his temp again and it was 103 so off to the dr we went. And for the "surprise" of the year Jason has yet another ear infection. So sad.

Then we got to the pharmacy where I just about died. Jason is allergic to penicillin which means he can't have the most common antibiotics for ear infections. He's been off and on omnicief since January and the dr felt like it wasn't quite strong enough to do the trick so we kicked it up a notch. However, this new drug isn't prefered for kids, but Jason can't have the prefered drugs cause he's allergic to penicillin. Since its not prefered our insurance didn't cover it, at all. The pharmacist asked if I really wanted this med. DUH! So $160 dollars later I left the pharmacy with a very foul smelling med. Hopefully this works otherwise we'll start talking tubes.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Hmmm

What Mom?

What are you looking at mom? I'm not doing anything wrong. I'm just standing here looking cute. I know you told me I'm not supposed to climb on the stool and I swear to you I'm not. I'm just watching you and looking cute.

What's that? Oh you see my knee on the first step... I was just ummm I thought ummm... crud! BUSTED!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Jonathan Live

Jonathan playing Doodle Dice. He loves this game and is pretty darn good at it too.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day! We sure do love you!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Jason's Brownie


The next two weeks Jonathan will be participating in a Jr. Sports Camp. Three days a week he'll get together with other kids his age and learn about a different sport. Today the sport was T-Ball. The kids had the opportunity to practice throwing the ball, batting, and running the bases. Jonathan did really well at throwing the ball. The coaches challenged the kids that if anyone threw the ball further than the coaches then the coaches would do push-ups. Jonathan came within inches of out throwing one of his coaches. He was so excited!
He looks like such a little ball player in this picture with his sun glasses, glove, and cap on. This was right after he almost out threw his coach.
How cute is this? The helmets were gigantic on the kids. He had a lot of fun hitting the ball off the tee and actually asked if we could buy him a tee to play with at home. Apparently he is tired of my sub-par pitching performances.
Running the bases. He picked this up very quickly and it didn't take long for him to become the leader of the pack.

He had so much fun and was really disappointed that he can't do it again every day. Wednesday he gets to try bowling. Should be fun!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Field Day

On Friday, in an attempt to break up the monotony of being home all day, the boys and I packed up some balls and a bat and headed down to our neighborhood field. This is the same field where we jumped in puddles and went sledding. This time we brought a soccer ball, Frisbee, two baseball gloves, a bat and ball, and a little ball for Jason. The sun was shining, there was a slight breeze that kept it from being to hot, so it was a perfect day to go outside and play.

Jonathan had the most fun playing baseball. I was so bummed when I found out that he was too young to play t-ball this summer. In our town you have to be entering kindergarten in the fall to be eligible to play. Oh well, next year. In the mean time we had our own fun. I wish I could have gotten more pictures but its hard to take pictures and pitch or bat at the same time.
I absolutely can not believe how grown up he looks in this picture. What happened to my baby Jonathan?! His glove is a little too big for him but we've since gotten him one that fits better. He had a lot of fun imitating the moves of the big league pitchers. He'd hold his glove in front of his face and then throw the ball. It was adorable!
I don't think he actually hit the ball once all day. Though I think that was more a problem with the pitcher than the hitter. Mommy doesn't pitch as well as daddy! As you can see from the picture he still had fun in spite of Mommy's poor pitching performance.
Speaking of getting big, where did my baby boy go? In the last few days he has really started preferring walking over crawling. He toddled all over the concrete pad. He ventured into the grass once but it was a little too uneven for his inexperienced little legs. It won't be long before he's running after his brother, and then we will have our hands very full!
We also played a little "catch" with Jason and his little red ball. He's starting to figure out that if he rolls it to someone they will roll it back. Unfortunately his aim is terrible and his bother rolls it back way too hard. Oh well! Both boys had fun! It was so nice to get out of the house for a little while. Stay tuned, next week we may venture to the pool!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Jason Fit

For my birthday my dad bought me a Wii Fit. Actually my dad sent me some money and I used it to purchase a Wii Fit. What loving father, or self-respecting man for that matter, would buy a woman in his life a Wii Fit for her birthday?

I usually exercise while the boys are taking their afternoon naps. The other day Jason woke up before I'd had a chance to put everything away. I left him alone long enough to get a cup of water and when I turned around this is how I found him.
I love his expression in this picture. The Wii was on and he was moving the cursor around and making my Mii freak out. He thought it was hysterical. When I tried to put everything away he was ticked with me. I turned off the TV and he was perfectly happy sitting on the balance board investigating the remote. So there he sat for quite a while until he lost interest. As soon as he moved on I put it away.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Yesterday Afternoon

Yesterday afternoon it looked like this outside.
It was a beautiful afternoon and the temperature was just right, so the kids and I spent the afternoon out on our large deck. (our lawn is a work in process)
Jonathan played at his picnic table with his "space ships."
Jason chillaxed and looked cute in his favorite green lawn chair.
And I sat in a pink lawn chair and sipped on this, a double shot nonfat mint mocha, delivered to me by my wonderful husband between work and worship practice.

It really was a wonderful afternoon.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Look who's walking

Jason is walking all by himself! He's actually really good at it but he doesn't have the confidence to do it for long. Now he's really going to give Jonathan a run for his money!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wordless Wednesday - Crawling on Grass

Jason hates having his knees touch the grass, Jonathan was the same way.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Jason Live Walking

Jason is so close to walking. Infact he has taken up to 10 steps all by himself but as soon as he realizes what he is doing he sits down with a little "humph". So cute! He loves his little walker toy that my mom got him for his birthday. I love the plow through the toys method that he uses while walking.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Jason Live

Several years ago for Christmas my mom gave us this game called Doodle Dice. I'd never heard of it before and my mom hadn't either until someone bought it for the special ed program that she works for. She enjoyed playing it with her students and thought Dan and I would enjoy it and Jonathan, when he was older. Well Jonathan is older and he LOVES this game. Its easy for him to play all by himself, which gives him a since of independence and accomplishment, and it's also fun for adults. My mom played several games with him while she watched the boys and the Saturday night we played as a family. Jason didn't like being out of the action so we gave him a dice cup and some blocks and he quickly figured out how to imitate what we were doing. He's so clever I just love him!