Sunday, September 16, 2007

Jacob was reading a book that grandma-great gave him when Evie was born called, "I'm a Big Brother!" He wanted to copy all the pictures in the book that show the little boy helping with the new baby. So that night he asked if he could give Evie her bottle and get her to sleep. I thought she would fight him, but she just snuggled up to him and fell asleep. After I put her to bed Jake told me that he would give her her bottle every time from now on. He is such a good helper.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

How cute is this? Girls are sooo
much fun. We like to play beauty parlor. I wish that I had a picture this morning, because this so did not work. She pulled them all out before she fell asleep apparently, except for one smack in the back of her head. One cute curl and the rest of her hair was standing up all over her head. Like she'd stuck her finger in an outlet or something!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Can Jake Come Out and Play?

This afternoon a big rainstorm came through right around lunchtime. While we were eating there was a knock on the door, it was our friend Taylor. (They live in the same apartment complex, about 50 ft. away) He had come down to see if Jake could come out in the rain and stomp puddles with him. Jake wasn't too sure at first because I sent him out without shoes, and I never let him outside without shoes. But he quickly got the hang of it. Then they went around back and found the biggest puddle of all. (I'll leave it up to you to decide who is the biggest kid of all....)

The 1st Day of Preschool

Well, it's official. Jake is in preschool! I can't believe I have a child old enough to go to school. It was a pretty exciting day for us although it started out kind of rough. Jake announced in the shower that he wasn't going to school today. And I announced right back that he was. Then he said that he didn't feel well (so apparently kids come hard-wired to fib about being sick to get out of school). And I said he was still going. We took some pictures before we left to document this momentous occasion, then on the way over he said that he couldn't go to school because he needed to run some errands. I asked what errands and he said he needed to go the video store. I reminded him that we hadn't brought any videos with us to exchange and that he still hadn't watched the last one we'd rented. He said, "Oh, yeah...." and then was deep in thought for a moment. Then he said in a tone of profound regret, "Mom, I can't go to school today because we need to go pay some bills." I laughed as we pulled up and promised to stay for a few minutes with him until he got settled. He was a little teary when I left (and no, I actually didn't get weepy at all, just sort of an "oh" moment) and I was waiting as I walked out to the car for him to come running out, crying, after me. But no problems. Then two and a half hours later we went to pick him up. He got a sticker for behaving well and following the rules. He couldn't wait to show me his homework paper, which is to practice writing his name. He told me that they had graham crackers for snack time and that there is a cool play set in the backyard that has a telescope on it and there are 5 boys and 5 girls in his class and that soon he can take something for show-and-tell, and he told me all this pretty much in one breath. As we drove off he asked, "Is tomorrow a school day?" I think he liked it.