Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Operation "Bite" is Complete

A few weeks ago, I decided it was finally time to get rid of Jack's paci (aka: "bite" as he would call it). It was to the point he wanted it about 95% of the day. With the big boys, about this same age, I snipped the end off a little each day until they were no longer interested in it and it worked great. I tried this with Jack and he noticed a tiny part was missing from bite. He threw it across the room and had a fifteen minute major fit. So we did it cold turkey and after his breakdown, it was actually pretty easy. We kept busy that whole week and I think that really helped the most.

Now I'm glad I can see this big boy smile!

He got this toy for Christmas and it's turned into one of his favorites.

Today while Peyton and Parker were at school, we stayed home and I finally went through the playroom and removed many of the toys that the kids never play with anymore. I'm glad Jack can't talk well enough to tell his brothers what happened today. ;)

I can't believe how big our baby is getting. He says many words and runs almost everywhere. This boy has some serious energy! He wants to do everything his brothers do and most of the time figures out how to do it. We love you Jack-Jack! I can't imagine our family without you in it sweet boy.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Our Christmas 2011

We had a great Christmas with family and friends. Christmas Eve we always go to our Church's Christmas Eve service and then go Josh's parents house for dinner and their Christmas. Here's Gigi and Poppy with all the grandkids. They always buy matching PJ's for the kids each year. This was taken at the very end-everyone just wanted to play with their new toys and the little ones were tired. ;)

New bikes!

Parkerman always loves sweat bands and game faces.

Jack's new ride. He LOVES this! He just needs to learn to steer a little better. ;)

Christmas morning we opened presents at home from each other and Santa. Then we went to church on Christmas morning. I love that Christmas fell on Jesus' birthday this year.

Peyton, AKA: Aaron Rodgers doing his famous celebration move. He is obsessed with the Greenbay QB.

My football lovin' boys with their new uniforms.

Jack checking out his gifts.

Jack LOVES animals, like instant excitement when he spots any kind of animal and cries hard when he must say goodbye. So we got him a pony which was a huge hit. We keep telling Josh we need to get a puppy soon (fingers crossed!). I think we almost have him talked into getting us one within the next year or sooner. Peyton and Parker already have named the dog and refer to it often.

After our Christmas church service, we went to my parents house to celebrate Christmas with my family for the afternoon. The boys were pumped to finally get ipod touches. No more playing with my phone, which I love.

This was the first time Jack was really into opening his presents.

Everyone had a wonderful couple of weeks together. However, I am glad that we are now back on our normal schedule. Josh went back to work and the boys are back in school.