Saturday, April 14, 2012

Quick pics!

Ice Cream stop

Another desert? Yes, please
Helping Nana make dinner

Best buddies :)

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Easter 2012

Great Easter! Complete with egg hunting, and lots of playing in the yard. Jack and I had a 3 day weekend, and it was awesome. I really needed the bonding time with Jackson (and the break from work didn't hurt either). Bill had to work Friday, but was home this weekend so we had a fun, productive weekend.
Next week Jackson's school is closed, so he goes to Miss Donna's house (our back up). Hopefully the schedule change goes smoothly. Here are some pictures of our weekend.

I am silly about 90% of the time

Sharing my Easter eggs with Gracie and Copper

Getting my 'fake smile' on

Decorating eggs at the kitchen table

Check me out in Easter 2011, I have grown so much in a year!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Spring Program

We have had a nice few days, and have some pictures to prove it!

Flowers from our yard

Jackson riding his tractor in the front yard

4 leaf clover my boys found in the back yard

Jackson, Daddy and Mommy after the spring program April 4th

Nana, Papa, Daddy and Jackson after the spring program

My little blondie doing the "worm" song at his spring program

Look how adorable I am!

Hard to see the J man in this video, look in the center back

Jackson had a great spring program at school. They had it at the church across the street and it worked out well. No tears, just lots of smiles and fun. Initially, he was in front of the crowd but towards the end they put him in the back and it was kind of hard to see him. They sang "Frere Jacques"; "Walter the Waltzing Worm"; I know a Chicken Blues"; "Sambalele"; and "Its a Small World" as a finale.

Nana and Papa came down while I was out of town to keep the boys company. They went to a hockey game, and an Orioles spring training game. Jackson was WORN OUT the day they left. The teachers say he just laid around all day after and said he missed Nana and Papa. Who knew a retired couple had the ability to wear out a hyper 3 year old?

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Just catchin' up

Jackson has been struggling with learning his colors, so Bill had the idea to paint his pucks various colors and practice that way. It is actually working, just slowly. Jack would rather play hockey than anything else in the world, so combining learning with the sport may have been a brilliant idea. He doesn't want to focus for very long on learning, but if Daddy says "pass me the yellow puck", he is interested!!! Let's all hope that streaks of various paint colors will not be all over the hardwood floors :)

We have ordered school pictures, and wow, those are expensive! The pictures turned out cute, but they only did 1 pose. We are hoping to get family photos this summer. This is something we have simply failed on because Bill and I had both gained a little weight and kept thinking we would lose it and THEN get pictures. Well, 2 1/2 years later and still no pictures. This is on our 'to do' list for sure.

We found out a few days ago we were out bid on the foreclosure we were trying to buy. It was a really cool house, so I was a little disappointed. The school district was highly rated, and the neighborhood was awesome. This afternoon we are going to go look at 3 more houses. Honestly, the looking is getting old. I am about ready to just stay in our rental another year.

I have been gone for a couple days a week lately traveling for work. Jackson has had some pretty moderate to severe behavioral issues lately and all 3 of us are kind of beat down. I bring up the travel, because he was doing fine when I was home. It seems the travel and his melt downs correlate, but I may just be grasping at straws trying to find a "reason" for the issues. I leave again tomorrow and get back around midnight the following night. Nana and Papa are coming for a visit and some fun time, so hopefully all goes well. Starting in about a month, the travel will pick up a lot keep your fingers crossed we can get out of this funk.

It is about time that both of my sleeping beauties wake up from their nap! Hopefully we will have some Nana and Papa pictures to share next week!!