Monday, March 9, 2009

Gone Fishing!

It has been beautiful outside this past weekend so Papa and Lee took Jake fishing. It was his first time going fishing and he used his Lighting McQueen fishing rod that Papa got him for Christmas. He even caught a fish!

Look at me!

The lake where they fished

Papa holding one of the catches of the day

Toddlers Thursdays at the High!

Jake not wanting to have his picture taken

Stacey and Ian

Jake making his Pirate hat

Ben wearing his

Ian in his hat

Ian and Jake playing

Ian and Ben

Jake in his hat. He would only put it on once we were home

My friend Stacey is a member of the High Museum of Art. She had two free adult passes to go and invited us to join her and her son Ian. They have this thing called Toddler Thursdays where they have a theme and have different activities to go along with the theme. Well, it was Pirate's Day the day we went. They got to make a pirate hat and hear a story about pirates. It was very cute. Jake was a little shy at first and didn't want to make his hat, but eventually got into it. They also have an activity room for the kids to play in and do different things. They had a blast in there.

Here we grow again!

It was pretty busy last week. On Monday we had Jake's 3 year checkup. He weighed 33 pounds and was a little over 38" tall. She said he looked great! I was amazed at how grown up he was talking to the doctor and answering her questions. I know we talk to him all day everyday, but it was different when he talks to someone he doesn't usually talk to daily. She would ask him if he eats vegetables and what kinds. Jake told her peas and carrots. She also asked him if he liked fruit and what kind he eats. He told her he likes watermelon and cantaloupe. Potty training is going great!! (so far) We only had two accidents last week and none this weekend. So, I took the kids by myself to the doctor for Jake's appt. and after that experience I asked Lee to go for Ben's on Wednesday. Jake is great, but Ben is a handful! Come Wednesday, Lee said he needed to study for his test more so my mom offered to watch Jake while I took Ben to the doctor. I felt so sorry for the poor 8 month pregnant nurse that had to weigh Ben. He moved all around screaming and crying and did not want to be weighed! I told her I hope she didn't go into labor. Anyway, Ben weighed a whopping 21 pounds and was about 31" tall. She said he looked great too! He did fine while the doctor examined him. I was so lucky with Jake because he never really got into anything, but Ben is into everything!! We have to watch him like a hawk.

Sunday, March 1, 2009


Well, I know our friends and family up north are going to laugh while seeing how excited we are here in the south about the snow we got today. YOu may get to see it a little too much, but I just love seeing some snow at least once a year. I did wear my Red Sox hat for you Northerners. Those weather men have teased us all winter long, but yes, today we finally got some snow today. It was coming down really hard for hours today. There were huge flakes and we even went out to play in it for a bit. Sorry Ben, you were napping, but you did get to look out the door at the snow falling when you woke up. Yeah, yeah, yeah!! What a great snow day!

THis was at the beginning of the snow fall so there wasn't that much sticking yet.

Pretty background

Me and Jake

Jake wanted to mow the grass in the snow

This is after it had been snowing for a several hours