Thursday, January 10, 2013

Basketball time!!

Jackson and Joel had their 1st basketball game this past Saturday. Jackson was sooo excited and Joel was pretty nervous. New gym, new activity, he kept saying, "me not so sure about this mommy" or "me never been to this place before, me so nervous." They had a little 15 minute practice beforehand. Jon helped coach the team and it was good to have another set of hands for the 10 little boys on the team. Then they had a little scrimmage for 45 minutes and it was sooo cute/funny to watch! The boys did great! Joel needs to work on catching the ball and Jackson not shoot it every time he gets it but they both did great for their first time. They are sooo excited for game #2 this weekend!! 

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Tumble tots

The boys started Tumble Tots last Thursday that is put on through the City of Ankeny. They had a great time and have been practicing their somersaults all week! They are looking forward to going back this Thursday! 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013


After we were finally plowed out of our street with the last snow storm we had the cul-de-sac had a HUGE pile of snow right in the middle that the plow left. All our neighbor kiddos have taken advantage of it and Jon took the boys out one night and they had a blast! 

 And it wouldn't be winter unless you had some in a cup to eat inside where it was warm, right?! The girls loved the snow! 

Monday, January 7, 2013

our final Christmas

On the 29th we had our final Christmas with my Grandma Millie.  We all had a WONDERFUL time and the food was wonderful!! We all got spoiled and the kids all had a great time together!! 

Friday, January 4, 2013

My 4 on the 4th

{Jackson, Joel, Jocelyn & Julianne}
And then yesterday Jackson says, "Mama take a picture of your 4 kids all sitting together!} So I did and got this great picture!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Wagon fun

While we were in Marion celebrating Braylan's 1st birthday the kids had some fun in the wagon running down the driveway and up the driveway across the street. They had so much fun!! 

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Cute clothes

My mom bought the girls these ADORABLE Christmas dresses...I just love them and they looked sooo cute when we went to church!! 
 {Jocelyn & Julianne}
 I bought the kids these cute pjs to open on Christmas Eve and they were model sets for one of my favorite vendors, Stinkin' Cute Designs. Here is a peek at our little photo shoot on Christmas morning...

{Julianne & Jackson are in red and Jocelyn and Joel are in green}


Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Preschool Christmas Program 2012

A few weeks ago the boys had their preschool Christmas program. They worked sooo hard and we had fun singing the songs are home in preparation. I'm so proud at how far they came in a year! They were singing loud and we could all hear! 

 I was very impressed at the little skit they did depecting all the characters in the story of the birth of Jesus. They were a perfect cow and lamb! 


 Afterward we all headed to the multipurpose room for snacks and visiting!