Notice anything different around this old blog of mine? My friend Michelle helped me spruce it all up. Not only was it such a sweet gesture to ask, I was again amazed by her talents. She designed the header, even using my handwriting for "the Jacobs." I love it so much. Michelle is just an amazing person. I'm so glad to know her!!
I've been thinking for awhile now about how I can help my friends. I truly feel like they all help me, serve me, love me so wonderfully and I would like to be more of a giver rather than a taker. I'm not looking for reassurances that I have talents, etc. I just really need advice on things I can do to be a thoughtful, good friend. Any advice?
July 16, 2015
Well, let's see. How am I feeling?
Next week starts our family's regime of health. Wish us luck!
July 14, 2015
Besides the obvious (he is a gorgeous baby), Henry has a million good qualities already.
He is very tolerant of the love his brothers and sister have for him.
He is a happy little guy almost all of the time.
He is a good little traveler. Thank heavens because that could have been really hard with all the time in the car lately.
I think we can mention his beauty again.
He makes the funniest faces.
He lets us make him dance, sing, etc.
(I found the picture!)
He has the cutest smile and little chuckle when he gets tickled.
He is so interested in everything around him. He's an observant little gus.
Our Charlie is almost 2 1/2 now, and is as smart as a whip. Charlie is the sweetest little guy ever. He always asking us to "Snuggle for a little while."
This picture is of him with his very favorite daddy on a ride on the metro.
He is a very independent little guy. For example, on the metro he wanted to stand.
He might be new at this big brother business, but he has definitely taken on his role well. He always wants to hold him, kiss him, give him a pacifier, etc. We're so glad he's in our family.
Our little Emily has decided that she wants to be a big girl. She got so excited when she peeled her own banana. She has had the ability to do these sorts of things for a long time, but has been her stubborn self and has just now decided to do them.
She is kind of serious around other people, and super silly around us. She always tries to make us laugh and usually succeeds. Her favorite "funny" thing to say is 'mashed potato' which actually in Emily-ese is "Masha Datato!" It's adorable.
Another thing she decided to start doing is drawing. She makes cute little people (this picture is a 'happy Mommy') and has branched into drawing bugs, flowers, etc. It has also helped her to want to write letters more. She has known what they were for a couple years now, but hasn't really wanted to write until now.
We apparently haven't taken many pictures of our girl lately, but I kind of loved this one of her jumping on her bed. The bag is filled with an assortment of stuff she found around the house. She's a cute little packrat. We love our little 4 year old.
July 13, 2015
Six year old Andrew is just as funny, spunky, crazy, silly, energetic and smart as ever.
Here he is in a rain cover he made himself.
Here he is pretending to work in a patent office. Yes, seriously.
He has discovered that he really likes the camera.
Andrew's been seeing a lot of specialists lately. ENT, opthamologist, audiologist... Here he is with the opthamologist. Andrew was very excited that they shared the same first name.
This bear was in the waiting room! It looks exactly the same as the one Mike got as a boy.
After a haircut, Andrew was lamenting his loss. "I don't like spikey hair. Just fluffy hair." So Daddy put it in a jar and he's been carrying it around. It is christened 'Fluffy'. He is a funny, odd little duck.
And here's our cutie little guy getting his hearing checked. The doctor said he has ok hearing, but there was some weirdness so she wants to see him at the end of the summer. He will also be going to a speech therapist to check and see if he needs speech therapy. He has been a great little trooper and is loving the attention.
He will also be getting his tonsils removed (date TBD) and has a stronger prescription for his glasses.
July 12, 2015
We've been traveling a LOT over the last couple of months, so we have gotten to see lots of family. We just love our family on both sides, and so it's been fun for everyone to hang out.
Even if sometimes they become partners in crime.
You've never seen a group of kids clean up faster than when there's candy involved. (at the 4th of July parade)
Noah and Sawyer were SO sweet with baby Henry.
Thanks for the fireworks, Uncle Aaron!
Spoiled baby. :)
They told us that they are very best friends...forever!
Telling "ghost stories." The ending of this one was "But it wasn't really lost. She found her puppy."
Charlie was very upset that the girls didn't invite him to the ball. He was even dressed as a butterfly.
He was pretty ecstatic when he got to join in.
7 kids (Henry not pictured) 6 and under. Yep.
Baby H loved having aunts to dote on him!
We were all glad Dave and Wanda could come. I love my aunt and uncle so very much, and my kids agree.
I am so frustrated, because I KNOW I had a really cute picture of my dad with Henry, but I can't find it....
He was smiling up a storm at Jeanette.