July 24, 2016

Things the Jacobs Kids Say Volume Insert Number Here

As usual, the kids crack us up on a daily basis.
Reading together

Mike has been on the "duty phone" for work for the last few days.  They take turns getting warrants on the weekends/nights.  Every time the duty phone rings, Emily says excitedly, "Dad, is that the police?!" But in her excitement she sounds a little panicked.  It makes me laugh a lot.

Charlie says he has an orange house with 100 rooms and a bed with blue pillows for him and Em, and a big door with a "wittle doorbell for Woof Woof to ding dong."  And Aunt Jeanette will come see my house. 

We made a robot together.  they were extremely excited.

Mike's invention to feed the baby quickly and easily - have him suck it out through a straw.  Dads are funny.
 Henry has definitely devoloped a funny little personality.  If he gets bumped or something, he doesn't just cry.  He yells at the person or thing that has wronged him.  When he gets excited to see someone, he laughs hysterically and hurries over to hug/whack/attack them.  This happens anytime he sees anyone in his family.

Andrew is a unique dude.  And we wouldn't have him any other way.
 There are times when I hear myself in Andrew.  A lot.  Like the other day when Emily and Charlie were fighting and Andrew said, "Ok guys.  I guess I need to take this toy away now.  Maybe if you would have made better choices, I wouldn't have had to make this consequence."  I almost went in to intervene, but he handled it so well, I just finished my dishes in peace.  :)

Climbing.  Oh the climbing!  He says Danger is his middle name.

Andrew walked up to the last piece of pizza and said, "Ah, a last companion." 

Emily went to give Charlie a hug the other day, and he said he only liked kisses.  She went to kiss him, and he said, "I want it on my eye.  Eyes are my favorite."
Emily thinks muscles are called appetites.  "Use your appetite, Charlie!  You can pick it up!"

These two play together all the time.  Here, they were making a feast... 

 And here are the guests.

Henry saw a picture of a cat and said, "Meow."  He doesn't say my name, but we won't talk about that too much.

He was being the teacher here.  He loves it.  The kids love it.  And it's super sweet.
 Andrew always wipes off our kisses.  I asked him if he liked kisses and he said yes, but that he doesn't like slobber.  ...  He always wipes the kisses off our faces when he kisses us, too, so I guess I can't be too offended.  :)

Emily likes to ask if we like her "hairdude."  I like that better than hairdo.  I also like "nightengale" better than nightgown.

Charlie and I were walking along and he said, "I'm a very good boy."  I agreed with him, and then he said, "And I totally love you."  My heart melted a little.
Charlie loves games, and constantly wants to play Trouble, or Old Maid, or whatever.  He'll wake us up in the morning with "Mom, Dad, I think you forgot that it's time to play games!"
When we tell him no to something, he'll say, "Don't say bad things to me or you'll make me cry."  Punk.

Henry has started folding his little hands during prayers and the end saying, "Amem."  It's adorable.

July 10, 2016

A Reminder

Things lately have been...yucky in the world.  My own little world has been great, but you can't get on the internet without hearing about ten or twenty horrible things going on RIGHT THEN.

Coming across these pictures from a Sunday afternoon in April really made me happy.  And reminded me that there are good things happening all around, all the time.
Thanks, little family.
And Pinko.  Can't forget Pinko.

They aren't always easy people to photograph, but I gotta say that Pinko is looking really great here.

mmmmmmmm...delicious helicopter seeds. 

Sigh.  I love these people.  They are a bright spot that inspires me.

ONE special boy

 Our little Henry turned one at the end of April, and we all had fun making the day special for him.

At first, he really wasn't sure about the cupcake/candle/fire.

Really unsure.

He got over that pretty quickly, though.

The icing was his favorite.  He really loved eating and squishing it.

He kept handing it to me, then grabbing it back and eating some more.  Over and over again. 

This is the best picture ever.  I think every little brother or sister has felt what Henry is conveying here in this picture.  "I thought it was MY birthday?" 

We love you, little Henry!

Catching WAY up

Hello?  Hello?  Is anyone still out there?
Our computer has been down for awhile, but it's back up for now, so I'm back.  These pictures are from back in April, but they're pretty indicative of our life, so here you go.
 Andrew reading to his sister, who is wearing a sleep mask with a cardboard thingie sticking out of it.  Because.
Homade strawberry muffins.  Henry approves.

This tiny guy loves to climb.  It drives me crazy, but he's been relatively safe.  And with four kids, I can't follow him 24/7 so I just have to do my best.  :)

You never know what you're going to find around here.

She looks goofy, and adorable. 

He was excited to wear headbands "just like Em." 

Emily begged me to get Henry dressed up so he could be "Ballerina Baby."  He was cool with it, and Charlie and Em were super happy about it, but upset when I took it off him before church.

He got into the apples, and gnawed a bite out of each.  It totally reminded me of when Ramona did that in the book Ramona and Beezus.  Apples everywhere.  Little stinker.

Andrew barracaded him in one day with baskets of clean laundry, toys, and the costume box.  Maybe I should block him in more often.  :)