Monday, March 23, 2009

Family Update

Am I bad at keeping online promises or what? I apologize yet again for my late update post! But better late than never, right? *wink* Alrighty, you asked for it folks (or maybe just uncle Brian!). Here's a quick update on each one of us, from oldest to youngest:

This guy seriously has Crossfit on the brain. He's the busiest of us all trying to hold down a full time job while training 30 people out of our garage. We don't see him as much as we used to but we understand and hope that his hard work will pay off soon. (ps - don't know how this picture got so distorted but if I don't mention how stretched out it is, boy will I hear about it!)

I really should have some excuse for my blogging absence but nothing exciting comes to mind. Umm, the biggest thing eating up my time is helping Jeremy set up his new scheduling/payment program and giving his website a face lift. I'll be honest, I've been a bit sulky and "woe is me" the last few months but things are feeling a bit better. I can't wait for conference this weekend, it's just the pick-me-up I need right about now.

Here is the dynamic duo in action. I've put them in their own update because the duo is becoming an entity in and of itself! The sibling dynamic is fun to watch as a Mom. Currently we are deep into the "copy cat" stage. Take this picture for example. Jacob puts his rain boots on (on top of his jammies mind you), so of course Julie has to follow suit. Julie then finds a silly hat to dress up in and before you can blink your eyes, Jacob finds one too. I must admit, I've used this to my advantage many a-time. "Look Jakey, Julie ate some of her [fill-in the name of an un-popular food item here]!!" Next thing you know both of them are cleaning their plates (even if Julie wasn't planning on taking more than that first bite she still follows Jakey).

I like this picture because it shows off Jakey's dimples and because he specifically requested he have his picture taken with Kassi. Doesn't she look thrilled? Anyway, this little man of mine is growing more and more each day. I can go places now and not worry about him wandering off or throwing fits or screaming at the top of his lungs. What more could a Momma want?

To give you a little in-depth info about Jakey, his current favorite number is four (four years old now, ya know!) and he won't let you forget it. If we count, we cannot stop at three but must continue on to four or else we are in trouble! His favorite color is yellow, and as some of the Mom's at the indoor playground will tell you, he feels that any and all objects that are yellow should belong to him - or at least held, touched, and loved while we are there.

Someday lil miss bug is going to hate me for posting this picture on the internet. But since she can't protest, I might as well do what I can while I can still get away with it! This is what our Julie looks like right after waking up. She hates having her hair done, and her Momma isn't all that great at doing it anyway so we kind of brush it and call it good. Good thing she still LOVES hats (and looks good in them too, if I do say so myself)!

Her favorite color is definitely "piggy pink" but she will tell you it's yellow if big brother is asked first (remember that copy-cat thing I was telling you about earlier?). When asked, "How are you?" she promptly replies "I'm 2!" She still has to sleep with her piggy, but her new found love of princesses has only deepened since Christmas. This obsession is rubbing off on big brother, but shhh, don't tell Daddy! They are actually starting to play together very cutely and have been known to close the door and say, "Bye Mom, we're playing!"

Well, I hope that gives you a little insight into how we've been lately. I really will try and do more regular and consistent blog posts. Thanks for still checking in despite the lack of posting on my part. We love all you guys and would love to know you stopped by and read our post and what you're up to these days as well!