Saturday, August 30, 2008

Color the Skies

Today was an extremely long but fun day. We went to color the skies, it is a fundraiser for children hospital where they have hot air balloons, a breakfast and booths with other fun things to do. The main part was to go see the balloons though. It is so amazing to see them so close and get to have the full experience with such a beautiful event. Jackson LOVED it also. Yes getting him there before 6:00 a.m. was not a fun task but he really did enjoy the entire event. The only way to describe it is to show you through pictures! Also another tradition we went to Perko's after and had breakfast. It is so much fun to have family days like this.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Jackson's First Day of Preschool

Jackson very first day of preschool was today. He is going to Cornerstone Christian Preschool. It is actually located at our church so it is nothing really new to the location and it seem to have worked out really nicely. He is officially on a bed time schedule I know SHOCKER!!! He goes to bed at 9:00 and we have to be at the school by 8:30. Jackson was very excited he had been asking for 3 weeks when he was going to start. We walked in video camera not working of course me clicking a camera like a mad person :)! His teacher greeted him with a hug and first things first they all wash there hands as soon as they get there. His teachers name is Miss Jaimie who is also the director of the school. They first sign there name in the sign in book each week to start the learning of writing there name Jackson wrote the J but Miss Cheryl helped him with the rest. Then it was time to leave my baby (WAHHHHH) I didn't cry yes I was hesitant, but know that Jackson will do so well here and have a great time so I gave him a hug and kiss and then Jeremy did that same and we walk into the hall. I went and ran some errands and Jeremy went to work. 5 hours later WOW i know I went and picked him up. Miss Jaime said he did really well! WOO HOO!!! He did say he was sooooo exhausted around 11:40 during story time and laid there reading books after that (WOW he sat still and stayed there for that long) . He was exhausted though he didnt want to do anything but go home. He taked about painting and the pears at lunch and how he wanted to go back tomorrow and play :) They said he can count to 28 on his own (HUH WHAT) and he can also identify about 12 letters on the board (UHH WHAT again) I didnt think he could do either of those. They have put him in the pre-K class with about 2 other 3 year old and the rest are 4 so he will be learning more letters and numbers throughout the year. Jaimie said he has such a great personality with such a great willingness to learn and help if another child is sad. She said he is soooo funny with some of things he says too. He questioned her about every little new thing he saw in the classroom too. I am sooo glad he likes preschool and has not put a fight up for getting up and going in the morning. I can't wait to see what he is going to learn and show us at home!

Monday, August 11, 2008

Yep You Counted Right!

No I am not insane and No our one child did not multiply even though sometimes it feels that way :) . On Friday night we had 7 and count them 7 children at our house. Jackson 3, Nathan 3, Stephanie (alomst 5), Kaleb 5, Samantha 7, Kaitlin 8, and Jace 8. Good thing Dad bought an airplane that fits 7 LOL!!! As you can tell they had a good ol time. They also all watched the opening of the Olympics. YES all 7 of them actually watched! Jeremy loves the olympics so for the next 2 weeks we will be constanly watching.

Friday, August 08, 2008

National Night Out

This last Tuesday August 5th was National Night Out. The city of Manteca had a event at the park around the corner had some awesome things going on. They had booths with a slew of public awareness topics and TONS of kids stuff. They had a two types of bounce houses, games, fire trucks, garbage trucks, Karate performances, tumblers and Jackson's favorite the train booth. The Controls and a video that showed different views of trains around our town. It was a lot of fun what can anyone ask for more it was completely free including food and dessert and drinks so it was a fun night for all of us. Also we celebrated Samantha's 6th birthday with cake. It was a fun night for all of us and cant wait to go again next year. Jackson is still talking about it all being at HIS park :)

Thursday, August 07, 2008

I need to go to my happy place!!!

Behind me I am hearing fighting and fussing and cries. I am listening to MAMA ITS MINE!!! JACE STOOOOOOP. KAAALeb DOOOOO'NT. Dont get me wrong I love all three of these children yet for some reason I do believe I could lose mind right now. I also believe that they all three are tired. They have been playing just fine until now. Jackson loves for them to come over and he loves playing with them also. Jackson is going through the its mine phase I REALLY DO NOT LIKE THIS PHASE. Right now as you can tell in this photo he is hiding under the table crying and fussing. Not a happy camper at all. He was also not happy about me taking his picture in general. I know I am mean but how often do you see a picture of Jackson not happy lol!

Happy August everyone. As you can all tell I have not had a chance to blog I have been so busy that finding time to check my email has become a task. Don't worry things should get more busy very soon I am sure.

Jackson starts school on August 19th first we will be going to to a meet and greet to see his class room and meet Miss Nancy for the very first time. Jackson is so excited to start school. Me I am a little nervous. I can not believe he is old enough to be in preschool. I sometimes still think of him as that little bald toothless man I fell in love with the moment I saw him. It amazes me that he is going to be going to school and learning new things and exsperence things even without me being around. I will be at the church most of the time he is there though. I am planning on getting organzied with preschool ministries and also to do some other work in the office. Also go to womens Bible Study. Oh and just maybe get some other stuff done :) Riiiight! We will be getting in our rut though so soon I will be able to blog again!