Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Pink Day

Quick video of the pink song...

Jakers Update

Jake decided he wanted to join in on the game of Sorry.

What???? I'm not going to bother anyone.

Mike is trying so hard to watch the Hawkeye game, play Sorry with Sophie and keep Jake away from the game.

Alright - he's had enough.

Jake takes a different approach. Mike still trying to watch the Hawkeyes.

Jake is getting pretty good at the sippy cup.

Two minutes later Jake grabbed a piece of paper on the table and was eating that. Wonderful!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Beach Day

Of course it would snow on Beach Day.

But that didn't stop any of these girls!

They even brought beach towels!

They were so excited!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Step by Step

I found the old grocery cart walker Sophie used so Jake could give it a try.

He was pretty proud of himself.

Then he met our neighbors dog Fred!

And got a little kiss from Fred.

The second time around he was getting the hang of it.

It's hard to tell if he's excited!!!

Look how cool I am!!!

Then he had enough and decided crawling was easier.

Thursday, February 16, 2012


I was trying to get some recent pictures of Jake.

He is such a happy baby. Always smiling.

But when he sees that camera...

it's not long before I'm attacked.

That camera strap is just too hard to resist.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day from Sophie and Jake!

we only have EYES for you

Look at all those Valentine's Sophie got at preschool!

Sophie, Jake and I spent Valentine's day with Grandma Linda in Wheatland, IA. Grandpa Don, Mike's Grandpa, was being crowned King of Valentine's Day. We weren't going to miss that! It was great fun getting to see Grandpa Don and Grandma Lois and getting a Valentine's Day cookie. Sophie might have actually had 3 but who's counting.

Side note: Wheatland, IA is the SMALLEST TOWN EVER! The highlight of driving thru the town was a lady shoveling her sidewalk. I can't even talk about what I saw at the gas station.

Look how proud!

Sophie jumped right in and took over the role of Queen.

Jake is thrilled.

My favorite. So sweet!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Sophie/Jake Comparison

What are you talking about? They don't look anything alike. Yeah right!!!

Friday Update

That grin is too much!

How can you not be in a good mood with that face!

He's happiest when he's standing.

This pic sums up my life right now! Craziness!

Sophie has a new friend at gymnastics - Katie. My friend/co-worker signed up her daughter in the same class as Soph. Instant friends!

Jake was dying to be a part of the action.

But he's stuck with me for right now.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Random Update

Finally Miss Sophie gets to make a snowman with Dad. She couldn't wait to help Dad shovel and go sledding.

Um... someone stole my scarf.

Jake has a ton of new tricks lately. He started crawling, pulling himself up and clapping within about 2 weeks. Finally he started crawling - that's been a long time coming. Although now he just crawls after me wanting me to pick him up. We've been trying to feed him people food but he's not too excited about it yet. Although he was very happy with the bread from Red Lobster - but who doesn't love that. Here's a quick video of him clapping.

Sophie decided to try strawberries and mash potatoes together. Um... I don't know what to say about that??? She was eating so that's good.

Pajama Day & White Day

Who knew Pajama Day at preschool could be so much fun. Sophie was beyond excited to wear her Aerial pj's AND they got to watch a movie with the other preschool school class. Wouldn't life be great if your only concern was what pj's to wear that day!

Here's a video of the class singing the white song.