Sunday, April 26, 2009

We're off on our next adventure!

So I could write my own post about this, or just tell you to go here (Jon's post about it)....I think I"ll just tell you to go here, that's a lot easier for me :-)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Power of Prayer

Rarely do I have an immediate and obvious answer to a specific request when I pray. But I had two such experiences just in the last few days.

First, Friday night we picked up Jacob from his babysitters (thank you Masha & Jeff!), but he had lost his pacifier at their house, they had looked everywhere and couldn't find it. To show you the gravity of the situation he has only one pacifier that he uses, and I don't think he's ever fallen asleep at night with out a pacifier. So we start looking, I ask Jacob where the pacifier is and he takes me into Andre's room (his friend). The two of us kneel down and give a pleading heartfelt prayer. After the prayer he points to the couch and is looking under the couch so I start looking under the couch, and there is the pacifier just sitting there. I was so grateful that we found the pacifier and it only took a few minutes of looking.

Second, a day or two later Jacob was having a complete melt down, it was around nap time so I tried to settle him down to take a nap. And nothing seemed to be working, he was still freakin out. So I held him close and again gave a sincere and pleading prayers asking Heavenly Father to help Jacob calm down and to help him feel at peace. Almost immediately Jacob calmed down and was then able to go down for a nap.

I am so grateful that we have a Heavenly Father who loves us and cares about us. I am also grateful to know that He always answers our prayers, even if He doesn't answer them just the way we want Him to. And I especially love it when he does answer our prayers immediately!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Brag on your Man!!

This post is inspired by my friend Heather. Here's what she said about it, "At this time, I would like to encourage all married woman to make a "brag on your man" post... I just wanted to share that and encourage other women to look for the kind things that their husbands do and post them." Thanks for the great idea Heather, hope it catches on.

So as you know I have been sick all week. Jon has been so wonderful, helping extra with Jacob, getting up with Jacob in the middle of the night, re-arranging his work schedule to allow me to sleep in, making dinner every night, doing the dishes (really he does the dishes pretty much all the time), cleaning up after Jacob, and doing the laundry today (again, Jon often does the laundry even when I'm not sick). Thank you Jon for being a wonderful husband all of the time, but most especially being extra wonderful while I have been sick. You are amazing!
p.s. he also just finished reading Twilight... I love my man! (he wrote a post about Twilight here after we watched the movie)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Sick = No Fun

A sick boy and then a sick mom equals a cranky boy, a bad mom, and a really rough time. Let's just hope Dad doesn't get it.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Jacob updates

Just shy of 21 months here's Jacob and some of the things he does:
-3 or 4 weeks ago he started saying a whole bunch of words (I'm not even going to try and spell out how the words actually sound, but as you probably know with most of his words he says the first sound/letter of each syllable). This list is the words he's been saying for awhile as well as his new ones: mom, dad, please (this one is my favorite! And he's learning to say it all the time whenever he's asking for something), open, bye, nope & no, dog, cat, monkey, horse, cow, duck, bird, butterfly, whale (as well as the sounds the animals make) trees, water, clouds, rainbow, moon, balloon, ball, mickey, eye, ear, shh, beep beep, banana, cheese, medicine, tractor, train, bus, the-end, there-it-is, amen, Jesus, chocolate, house, and his favorites-car, truck, airplane, & helicopter (most of the words he says only when we are looking at a picture of them, he has about 10 words or so that he says quite often on his own)
-Everyday he wants to watch Cars and/or Nemo, and could probably watch them all day long. I don't know how he got so into them, we didn't really let him watch movies until he started asking for them on his own.
-He's sort of learning how to count, if he wants to count something he starts touching his fingers, or he'll point to the objects and say one, one, one. Then he'll point to each of the balloons, or each of the dogs as I count them.
-When he runs it's still fairly slow because his running steps are so small and close together- it's cute/funny to watch
-He loves to blow kisses and give hugs when we are saying goodbye to friends
-Sometimes he's really good at sharing, and sometimes he's really bad at sharing.
-He plays hide and seek with dad almost everyday (dad's usually the hider, when Jacob hides he comes out of his hiding spot with in a couple seconds)
So, a month ago Jacob grabbed this monkey and put it around his neck, I thought it was so cute so I took these first two pictures you see below.
Then, just yesterday we were making monkey noises so he grabbed the monkey again and put it around his neck, then he preceded to go over by where the camera is, point to where the camera is and make his picture smile. I about died from laughter, who would have guessed that he would have remembered that one random event from a month ago, wanting to repeat it exactly. These next two pictures are from last night. At the beach in Santa Barbara to celebrate Chris' (my cousin) 30th Birthday.
Sleeping in Daddy's bed... It was so cute... Jacob likes playing on our bed and the other day he got under Jon's blanket and laid down on the pillow.