Friday, September 28, 2012

Jackson is a Gold Belt

 Jackson earned his Gold Belt in karate last week.  We are so proud of him.  He loves his class and we are thrilled he is doing something he loves.  Great Job Jackson!!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Maddie Moo is a Dancer!

 I finally signed up Maddie for a dance class.  She is in the class with three neighbors so that makes it very fun.  She loved it.  She can't believe she is actually in a dance class!
 Here she is doing the Lizzy Pose!  Over the summer, cousin Lizzy was asked to pose and this is what she did every time.  We laughed and laughed over it.
Here is my beautiful daughter - growing up.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

The Paris Room

 The burgundy and grey stripes are gone and the Paris Sky Line is up.  Yeah - now that the house is "in the family" we are starting to make it our own.  Jacee wanted a Paris room so here is step one.  I love it.  Now to finish painting her furniture and buy bedding.  It is so fun decorating for my girls.  They've ever really had a "decorated" room and I can't wait for it to be finished!

Oh - and yes, we are doing Maddie's room too.  If we can just nail her down to a theme.  Zebra, garden, polka dots...who knows what she'll finally decide on!

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Jackson Turns Eight!

 We did a low key party for Jackson this year.  We took a few friends and cousins to Jump On It and then Pizza afterwards.  It was very very fun.  I can't believe my boy is eight!
The foam pit - all ours!  No one else was there and it was AWESOME!

 The three neighborhood buddies.  We sure love these Three Muskateers.

The party clan.

 We had a family bday party for Jackson the night before.  My parents were in town - so now they've been to Maddie's bday and now Jacksons.  How are we going to get them home for Jacees?

 Traditional donuts and chocolate milk breakfast.

 The biggest hit was the game Skylanders.  Jackson loves it!  (And so does dad!)
And now that he is eight he is officially a Cub Scout!  Here is he already for his first den meeting.  He has been looking forward to this day since he was five years 4 years old and John taught the Wolves/Bears.  Finally - it's his turn!

Next big event - Jackson's Baptism!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Pouncer the Wonder Cat

 So, we have joined the ranks of pet owners - and it's a CAT!  Never did I imagine we would have a cat because John is not a fan.  The timing worked out just right.  Jackson's fish died and he was so sad.  Then the neighbor's cat had babies and John, feeling vulnerable because of Jackson's sadness, consented to get a cat.  So - here is Pouncer the Wonder Cat.
 Grama loves the cat.  She is allergic but we haven't seen any allergic reaction yet so we're hoping that holds.  They nap together often.

Maddie has a love/hate relationship with the cat.  She wants to play with it and love it but does not like her claws at all.  We'll see if she gets braver and actually holds the cat one day.