Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Jordyn's Baptism

Jordyn got baptized on August 1st. It was such a special day for our family, especially Jordyn! She was so excited and not *too* nervous!

Grandma Jan, Grandpa Dave, Josh, Grandma Debbie, Aunt Chantel and our very good friends the Hancocks were all able to make it. After the actual baptism we all headed over to our house for a some subs and chips and visiting. All in all it was a GREAT day!

This is Jordyn and Brother Bice. Thank you, Brother Bice!!


Last Saturday was pretty busy. We were invited to a birthday party at a splashpad the I took all the kids too. We had lots of fun! When Roman (the birthday boy) was opening his presents, he opened a bag with some pajama's in them. Max sighed real loud and said "Awww, man, I need some of the those!!" It was so funny, all the adults started laughing. That's my Max!

After the party we went home and relaxed for a bit and then Rob surprised us by taking us out to the county fair. This is the first time we have gone to the fair as a family! I think we all had a great time. When we got there we went and walked through the building with all the homemade items and it was really interesting and neat. Jordyn and I liked looking at the intricate dollhouses. Plus, the building was air conditioned! After that we went to the entertainment/food building. We walked around a bit then I bought the 3 little kids some tickets to jump in the jump house and go down the big slide while Rob and Si went and got some food. Next we went to the commercial booth building and walked through all their booths. I think everyone's favorite was the pest control booth. Those guys had some awesome spiders, lizards and scorpions. They had a scorpion under a black light and it was glowing blue, I think. Also, one of the guys had a HUGE cockroach on his shirt. He said he'd had it for 5 years! YUCK!! Jake kept begging to hold it, so the man let Jake pet it's back. EWWWWW!!! He also got out a lizard and let the kids pet it, too. Jake kept asking to hold it and he did let him hold it with his help for a little bit.

After that the carnival was open. The same exact carnival I grew up going to and used to be at the park right across the street from my house when I was little. The kids thought that was pretty neat that I lived across the street from the carnival when it came to town! The kids all rode some rides and had a blast. Si rode on some pretty scary ones that you definitely wouldn't catch me on!! He thought it was great!! Jordyn and Max rode on the Gravitron thing where you go inside and lay against a rolling thing on the wall and it spins you so fast you can't move. Max thought that was so awesome that he couldn't move one piece of himself (his exact words) I wished I would've caught a picture of the look on their faces when they walked off that ride! I took Max and Jordyn on the Magic Carpet ride. Max loved it, hollering and laughing the whole time. Jordyn, on the other hand, hated it. She was doing a little freak out next to me. Finally she closed her eyes and calmed down. Even the girls next to her were giving her concerned looks. As soon as it stoppe, her eyes popped open and she said that it was fun!! I just laughed! Jake had a ton of fun on some of the smaller kiddie rides. I think we'll definitely be back next year! I might even talk Rob into going up to Lagoon next summer! YAY!!! I haven't been there since Si was a baby!

Here are some pictures. I didn't get any of Si and Jordyn cuz they rode the bigger rides while I took Max and Jake on the kiddy rides.

Jake and Max on the train. It was a little slow for them after the rollercoasters, but they still liked it.

Max driving the rollercoaster, of course!

Jake riding the dragon. This one just went around in a cirlcle and up and down. I could barely get him to look at me.

This is the first ride the boys went on and they LOVED it! They also went on another roller coaster, but I didn't get any good pictures of that one.

Well, that was our Saturday!! Busy, busy, but LOTS of fun! Thanks, hon, for taking us!

My Brave Jake!

In order to be admitted into Headstart, Jake had to have a lead screening. I thought it would just be a finger prick, like the iron tests at WIC. I took him to the lab last Friday and found out he had to have 5 cc's of blood taken from his arm! I felt so bad! He wiggled too much on the first arm and they couldn't get enough blood, so they had to do it a second time in his other arm. He did great that time. I told him if he held still the second time we'd go to Arctic Circle and get an ice cream cone. Here he is afterwards with his bandages. He held his arms out straight until we got home. No way was he bending his arms.

Tuesday I had to take the paper to the drs office to have them sign, saying the test was negative. The dr's office is right next door to the lab and Jake kept asking to go back to that building cuz he wanted his blood taken again! Silly boy :-)

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Back to School!

Today was the first day of school for Si, Jordyn and Max. Jake starts HeadStart on August 31st. I have not got pictures of Si, yet, he had to leave about 7:10 this morning and I was barely coherent at that point and totally forgot to get some of him. I'll make him pose this afternoon after school. I'm sure he'll LOVE that!

Si is in 7th grade, his second year of Intermediate School. Jordyn is in 3rd grade and Max is in 1st. He is very excited about being in school all day. Jake, Buster and I walked Jordyn and Max to school. Jake was really sad that he couldn't go to school with them, but I think he's enjoying being home with just mom and dad. I know I'm enjoying it! He even got to play Mario Kart Wiiiiii (as he says it) all by himself! Well, Jake is asking me if I'm done, yet, so I better go.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Jordyn got baptized on August 1st. Grandma Voy and Aunt Jo could not make it (they went to Arizona for a funeral) On their way back through, they stopped and did a little shopping with Jan for Jordyn. The got here the cutest outfits and Jordyn was so happy to receive them and try them on. Of course Grandma had to take pictures! I do have to say that I love that Jan is always snapping away with her camera, because, if for some reason, I don't have mine, I know Grandma has hers. It has saved me several times! Anyway, back to Jordyn.

Here is a picture of Aunt Jo and Grandma LaVoy!