Monday, July 25, 2011

4 wonderful years

Today my sweet sweet Jackie turns 4 years old.  I can hardly believe its been 4 years since i became a mother and had this sweet little girl placed in my arms.

 It was a wonderful day and i still remember the instant love i felt for her and how my heart melted when i saw her for the first time.  Since then my love has only grown as I have watched her learn and grow.

Here she is at her 1st b-day 

She was such a cutie!! We love her so much! It has been amazing to watch her grow and learn.  I still remember her learning to walk and toddling all around!

This is her at her 2nd birthday party 

Abby looks a lot like her big sister now if only we can convince Abby to potty train like Jackie did! She was potty trained at her b-day party! :) this year she wanted a water party again! I still remember all her talking at this age and how much more she has talked since then! its crazy to think how much she as grown and how mature she has gotten in such a short amount of time.

And her third birthday.

and this year

My kiddo is for sure a little princess with some tomboy in her.  She loves to dress up, paint her nails, ride her bike, run throw sprinklers, play with grandparents, play with her friends, take care of her little sister.

  • Jackie is such a pleasure to have in our family.  I love her so much.  She brings such a sweet spirit into our house.  She is such a loving little girl, she is always so concerned about everyone else and wants all to be happy.  She is my peacemaker and I love that. 

  • Jackie is our talker.  She started talking when she was 6 months old and has never stopped talking since that day.  Its very rare that she stays quite for more then a few moments.  I love her all the same and love hearing the stories she likes to tell me again and again and again.  She sure has SOME GOOD memory!  (like hey mom remember that time at stake conference i threw up ALL OVER YOU! that was funny, (that was in june) Or hey mom remember that time that kid ran over me with his bike that was mean ( july of 2010) or "mom remember that time me and my friend Marie went to that party i miss Marie (october 2009) 

  • Jackie is a little mom she always wants to take care of everyone and everything.  She loves to tell Abby what to do and well us too :) its a good thing she is so cute! 

  • Jackie is still our good little eater, she loves to eat anything and everything (well tomatoes she wont eat right now unless you tell her they are melted no idea why......but she does know she has to have 3 bites of foods she does not like wonder how she will feel about it going up to 4 on her birthday ;)

  • Jackie is not the most coordinated girl the whole world and tends to run into things....hopefully this will get fixed or she just may be too much like me and end up with bruises she has no idea how to explain haha :)

  • Jackie loves friends.  She always makes friends were ever she goes.  When we are at a park any little kid running around will become her friend while we are there

  • She always asks me to call her grandparents she loves to talk to them on the phone.
  • Since we have started our activity a day thing she is in LOVE.  As soon as i get home from work she asks me what are we going to do today?  And if its something she is REALLY excited about she will try to get Derek to leave for work sooner so the fun can start! 
  • She LOVES her sunbeams class and going to sunbeams.  She prides her self on being the most reverent and tries really really hard to be that way haha 

  • Since we got the pass of all passes and introduced Seven Peaks Jackie has been in love she got brave enough to go down the kiddo slides all by her self (us not catching her) and is SO proud! Although her fav are the bigger kiddo slides the ones on there on the blue tube slides she LOVES those i think the other day she spent close to an hour going up and down while Abby and i watched.   Abby loves to watch her after she makes it down and gets out abby yells and claps "YAY JACKIE!"

    I love my little Jackie so much, its hard for me to see her grow up she is getting so big and i just want her to go back to being my little baby (although she did tell me she would try really hard to stay little).  I thank God i was blessed to be this little ones mother, i know she has lots of special work to do in this world and I only hope i can teach her enough!

    Happy birthday my sweet Jackie I love you!!!

    Saturday, July 23, 2011

    Jackies 4th birthday extravaganza!!

    Jackie had the most amazing birthday party! I am I am so grateful for such wonderful friends and family who came! Jackie sure is loved! Tonight when we were cleaning up she told me, "mom i sure am lucky! People sure do love me!" I agree she is lucky and loved by many!

    We had a big BBQ fairy swiming party at our house.  We had fairy things for the girls and of course swords for the boys! We had yummy food and an AMAZING cake my mom made and some darling cupcakes! The kiddos had a blast swiming, and playing we had a dragon the boys tried to slay!

    One thing i relize every year is how lucky i am and how lucky and blessed my kiddos are to have so many people who love them! Its the perks of our huge family and i love it! Plus the pool you see was given to us from my Uncle because their kiddos are done using it we lucked out!

    I am not going to comment on the pictures i figure you can all figure them out if you can't your welcome to ask :)

    Thursday, July 21, 2011

    5 Generations!

    How many kiddos can say they have a great great grandpa alive??  Mine can! :)
    He just had his 96th birthday party.  Jackie got to help him blow out the candles since she was a July baby as well :)

    And here are 5 generations :) My grandma, my mom, Abby, My great grandpa (my grandmas dad) Jackie and Me :).

    I love my family and love that we got to celebrate his 96th birthday! Love you Grandpa!

    Tuesday, July 19, 2011

    growing up........

    This is Jackie and her bud Bella.  They really think of each other as sisters.  Jackie always asks to go play with Bella, and Abby always asks to go play with Bella as well.  And from what i here Bella always asks to play with Jacquelyn and Abigail.  Its dang cute!

    *sigh* i am having a hard time believing my little one will be 4 in less then a week! i don't think i can handle her growing up!!!
    Its crazy to me that 4 years ago i was a HUGE prego lady.  I would not go back I love my kiddo and the joy she has brought i to our lives!

    Abby is getting so big as well.  THAT is throwing my off more then anything.  She is supposed to stay my baby so i don't get the itch to have more kiddos lol. She is talking so much, understanding the world around her, getting in to trouble, and just becoming an adorable little toddler.  She is my lovey child.  She always wants to give hugs and kisses and cuddle. 

    I love my girls and have a huge love hate relationship with them growing up.  I love seeing Abby and Jackie learn and grow, get smarter and what not.  At the same time i hate it because they are my babies and the world is a scary place....cant they just stay little so i can protect them forever???

    Monday, July 11, 2011

    I need to take pictures

    I mean really i never take pictures its bad. I take them on my phone a lot but those are never that great.....I dont know why I have been in a slump but what ever i will try to break out of it!

    We have been just hanging out and chilling lately at our place.  Our activities are going great Jackie LOVES them and asks what we are doing every day.  If i ever try to switch it up she gets so worried i am changing things and she will miss out.  Its been fun and really i like the time it gives me with my kiddos and my house still gets taken care of :)

    I really want to get a love for running.  I really hate it. I got decent at it back last summer but once i started weaning Abby i never started back up again lol.  I have been trying and been out twice and MAN i am out of the running shape, thank goodness for p90x my lungs can take it but my poor legs and shins cant!  I get horrid shin splints.....any great ideas out there??

    My mom is in town for a few weeks YAY! i am so excited to have here her! I it will be fun to see them and spend time with everyone! :) 

    My Jackie is almost 4 and I want to cry she is NOT allowed to grow up.  I told her that the other day and she said she will try really hard not to....she is to sweet! I only wish she could :)

    Miss Abby still wont go to nursery with out us.  Its bad.  Sunday we were talking about going to nursery and i asked if she was going to go she said, "yep" i then asked if she would go by her self and she said, "no with you" *sigh* one day one day.  I tried to leave her sunday when she was all happy and playing.  SHE FREAKED OUT! haha she was fine until she noticed i was gone then bring on the hysterical screaming i never hear her cry like that except when we try to leave her. Its the saddest cry ever!  Abby is our little firecracker she has a HUGE personality which is both good and bad, she can be super loving and funny and the next she can be screaming. Good news times outs do help her though, she gets the point i think and always calms down in time out.  Jackie is very good to tell me when Abby is done with timeout though she hates when Abby is in there!

    We went to this place it was FREAKING AWESOME!  They have a kid area and Jackie got really good about jumping into the foam pit and even let me help her do some flips in there :) we will for SURE be going back!

    Anyway thats about all thats new with us :) whats new with you ?

    My goal for next week is to take pictures :)

    Thursday, July 7, 2011


    I cant believe its time to write out a new set of activities! I also cant figure out why this blog post is writing like this but what ever right?!  Anyway we really enjoyed our activities Jakie is always asking me what we are doing and I love that she cares so much! If you want to come join us you are of course welcome! We do everything around 7pm

    Here is our new list for the next month
    Activities to do this summer 
    July 11-17
    Popsicle stick craft 
    Peanut butter brownies 
    Hand out invites for party
    Derek Hockey game
    July 18-24
    Jackies b-day Party 
    Make Bathtub crayons
    home made resses 
    Toddler SkeeBall 
    July 25-31
    Dinner out for Jackies Birthday 
    snow cones (Elsie gave me this idea thanks!!)
    Cupcakes with sprinkles 
    August 1-7
    Paper bag puppets
    make play dough
    Movie and popcorn in a fort 
    Crescent rolls, cream cheese treat