Wednesday, February 27, 2008



Caleb and Jackson have been having so much fun together. We brought the slide up from the basement and Caleb only wants to go down with Jackson now. These are just some fun pictures of the boys wearing matching pj's and playing together.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Big Boy?

This morning Caleb woke up and was complaining that his pull-up was "scratchy". I quickly told him that big boy underwear are not scratchy and more comfortable. We got out the big boy underwear and he went in the potty all day! I was so proud of him, he got to use the special plate at dinner. He has been going on the potty and wearing big boy pants for the rest of the week, with a few accidents. I will not say that he is "potty trained" because most of the time we are reminding him to sit on the potty...but I have enjoyed not changing those diapers!

Jackson has started doing this a lot...we are not sure what it means or why he does it. My niece, Jenna used to do this at around the same age and Erin and Jim would say "fight the power", so we've started saying that as well.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Erik was away at a retreat until Monday night so the boys and I went out to the Stroms for the day (Nana didn't have school today). We headed over to the school to play in the gym. Jackson loved trying out the bike and Caleb spent most of his time throwing a frisbee and sliding after it.




I gave Jackson some little pieces of chicken for the first time...he loved 'em.

Then we had a jam session on the piano. Make sure to watch the video below of the boys. Caleb was totally tapping his foot and bopping his head to the beat. I know my boys did not get their love of music from me...it's all Erik.





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Sunday, February 17, 2008

WCC Nursery


I helped out in the nursery on Sunday. Here is everyone eating cheerios. Notice that Jackson is the only boy!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Auto Show

Today we went to the Auto Show for free (thanks Aunt Betty!). Caleb loved going in and out of all the cars and "driving" them.
Jackson sat in the stroller most of the time and slept for part of the time. He had so much fun!


Brotherly love!




We took this one for Poppa.




Jackson is such a big boy now, he can hold the bottle all by himself. (This makes our lives a little easier too!)



Tonight Uncle Colby and Uncle Dave babysat so that Erik and I could enjoy dinner together. Here they are playing "Gotch Game". Caleb has really been into making up games lately. Gotch Game is piling up all the pillows and jumping onto them "feet first". I think he is jumping like a skateboarder in this picture. Jackson decided to sleep for 45 minutes and then cry the rest of the time...sorry guys!

Friday, February 08, 2008

Gym - N- Swim

Caleb and Erik have been going to Gym -N- Swim for a few weeks now. Today, Jackson and I tagged along to see what they do. This was Jackson's first time in a pool...he LOVED it. It was also so much fun to watch Caleb really enjoying the pool. He sang along to the songs and knew all of the words.






Mom and Dad are gone for the weekend...



This weekend the boys stayed with my parents (although it looks like they stayed with Leslie!) Erik was at Covenant Harbor for a Junior High retreat and I was at Covenant Harbor for a Women's retreat...so to the parents they went. From everything I heard they were great little boys.
Both our retreats were great. I really enjoyed getting to know these women better. I feel like the conversations I have on Sunday morning are too quick since I am always chasing after the boys. I enjoyed "living life" with the women of WCC.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

A day at the Stroms

We spent the afternoon out at the Stroms. Erik, Papa and Caleb took advantage of the snow and went for a little walk to the park.





Saturday, February 02, 2008

sledding at mt. trashmore

We all went down together this time!


Happy boy!


Brothers!


The first video is of Caleb sledding down for the first time and the second is of Jackson being "pulled" in the red sled.


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Friday, February 01, 2008

Caleb's first snowman

We played in the snow with Olivia and Grayden today. Caleb spent most of the time eating the snow!




This was supposed to be a picture of Gramma, Poppa and all the grandchildren...only Jackson would cooperate! No picture of all four of them this trip.