Thursday, January 31, 2013

Happy 3rd Birthday Gabe!

Our happy-go-lucky Gabriel Christian turns 3 today!! Happy Birthday Gabey Baby! We love you so much!!! We continue to pray that you will understand your need of a Savior and that you will accept His gracious gift to you at a young age. We thank God for giving you to us!!! You bring so much laughter into our home!

Gabe - 1 day old
Gabe - 6 months old
Gabe -1 year old
Gabe -2 years old.
Gabe - 3 years old
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Friday, January 25, 2013

Preschool This Week

Jadyn worked very hard this week and I'm very proud of her.

Working hard on her number paper.
Working on "f".  Jadyn's biggest struggle is in phonics and writing. She really worked very hard this week.
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Reviewing "h"
Jadyn had fun with some nursery rhymes this week.  She loved the finger puppets for the 3 pigs and the big bad wolf.
She loved our cards we made for "Hey Diddle Diddle"
This is the only way we get to make snowmen in Miami.
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Playing Sorry.  She won!
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People Say They Look Like...

...Their Daddy!
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Super Heroes

One thing I love about being a mom of boys is it brings out my superhero powers.  Gabe and I had fun the other night.  I got to be Batman and he was the Hulk!
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First Food

I made some oatmeal baby cereal for Job for his first food!

I love my food processor to make baby food!!!  And I love making my own baby food for my baby!
Hmmm.... what is this mommy?
I think I like it.
Not to messy
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Do You Think Jadyn Loves Her Baby Brother?

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Family, Friends, Zoo

Saturday morning, friends of ours called us up and asked if we wanted to join them at the zoo.  It was a perfect zoo day and we normally don't get to go with Mark so we loaded up everyone in the car and met our friends for a fun day at the zoo.

Jadyn & Mark pose with the elephant.

All the kids climb on the chameleon for a pic!
Job decided that the zoo was the perfect place to practice his new skill - grabbing his binkie out of his mouth and trying with all his might to get it back in his mouth.
Having fun at the zoo playground.
Jadyn pretending to be a monkey.
Mj Monkey
Mj is such a great big brother!
Jadyn needed one more pic on the way out.
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Tummy Time

He's a pro at tummy time and looks adorable while he's having tummy time, too!
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We May Have Moved to Miami...

...but we still love our Pennsylvania teams!
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Friday, January 11, 2013

4 Months Old

4 months ago I was so scared lying on the operating table ready for the doctor to deliver my baby boy. I can't believe it's been 4 months! Job has added so much happiness in our lives. He's laughing, cooing, grabbing toys, getting closer to rolling over. He loves watching his older siblings. His face lights up and he smiles so big when they give him their attention (which is a lot of the time). I am so thankful for this sweet blessing God gave our family 4 months ago.

September 11, 2012
January 11, 2013

Pick & Draw

Mj had a rough day at school last night, so I told him that he and I could play a game after dinner just the 2 of us. He wanted to play Pick & Draw. It's been awhile since we've played this game. Actually, I don't think we've played it since we've moved. So we got the cards out and had a blast drawing cartoon faces. I forgot how much fun it is to play! I enjoyed some quality time with MJ, too. We both needed that! =)

We got the cards out.
Mj working hard on his character.
The many faces he made.
My cartoon faces.

Potty Training

I was dreading this day.  My oldest son MJ was horrible to potty train.  My memories of potty training him were most spent in tears.  Jadyn was a breeze to potty train.  She asked me one day to go potty and boom that was it.  I had heard girls were easier to train than boys and I believed it after Jadyn.  So here it is... Gabe's turning 3 at the end of the month, the holidays are over, I know he's "ready" so there is no excuse not to.  So Monday morning I downloaded the Igo potty app, stuck Gabe in big boy undies and we began.  Let me tell you the Igo potty app is awesome.  The potty would call Gabe on my phone.  Gabe would answer and the potty would say, "It's time to go Potty."  Gabe would run to the potty as excited as he could be.  The entire morning he stayed dry, but didn't go pee pee.  I put him in a diaper during nap.... still dry when he woke up.  So Mr. Potty called him on the phone.  He ran into the potty and peed!!!!!!  The next day he had some accidents in the morning and I was discouraged, but after naptime he went pee pee again.  Wednesday came and I was so sick.  I just didn't want to deal with messes and having go potty every 30 min so I stuck him in a diaper knowing that I'm probably ruining all the progress we had made.  Nope, he came to me and said he had to go potty!!!!!  He stayed dry all day Wednesday and Thursday!!!!!  I was so excited.  I took him to Target today to get a "Cars" toy for his reward.  I'm so proud of my big boy!!!

Back to Preschool

 It was great to back to our regular schedule after Christmas break.  Jadyn was excited to get back to her school work and was very disappointed when I was too sick Wednesday and Thursday to do any school with her. Here's our week in pictures.

Working very hard on letter "g".

Reviewing letter "e".  She keeps calling "e" "c".  Any tips to help with that?
And learning "r"
Coloring 10 bananas and writing the number 10.
We talked about winter and snow.  She still remembers all the snow we would get in Pennsylvania.  She keeps asking when it will snow in Miami..... I'm so thankful that we had snow over Christmas when we visited Pennsylvania. =)
Memorizing the nursery rhyme "Hey Diddle Diddle."
Playing Blokus with MJ when he was home sick from school.
We're trying to teach Gabe how to play Candyland.  Jadyn needs some practice on patience while teaching. LOL
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