A couple weeks ago we headed to our favorite tree farm to tag our tree! The kids were excited to pick one out...if we could only get 4 real trees everyone would be happy!! As you can see the girls wanted the little Charlie Brown tree. We all had a great time and it didn't take long to pick a favorite but of course we couldn't leave without walking the whole farm!
On last Thursday the girls and I spent the morning in the boys' classroom helping with their Halloween party and festivities. The girls just acted like they were one of the students (I sure hope they have room for them next year as 3 year olds!) they loved participating with the kids in all the day-to-day activities. They went about their normal business and then they all got their costumes on and paraded through the elementary to show off through all the classrooms. They all LOVED that part!! Afterwards they came back to their room and played a few games, had a snack and then had a speaker from Story County Conservation talk to them about spiders, how fitting the day before Thanksgiving! We had a great morning and I'm so glad I could be there with them!!
Last Friday night we headed to Iowa City to celebrate a friends birthday at the Brown Bottle in North Liberty and then we headed to the Hilton downtown Cedar Rapids for a quick 5 hours of sleep before heading to Iowa City to cheer them on for a victory! We had a great time tailgating, nothing beats yummy food and great friends!
Jon and I got married December 16, 2006, and we have identical twin boys that were born July 25, 2008; Jackson John and Joel Jeffery. We also have fraternal twin girls, Julianne Jane & Jocelyn Jo who were born May 16, 2011. Hopefully this blog will keep everyone up to date with what is going on in our busy lives!
My full-time job...wife to my best friend and mom to identical twin boys and fraternal twin girls and a stay-at-home mommy, the best job there is! I also have a small photography business that is my passion! Being a mommy and a wife bring me great joy and I thank God everyday that I'm able to have such a wonderful family.
Jon a.k.a. Dada
By day Jon works as a salesman for Barton Solvents a chemical distributing company in Des Moines. When he isn't being a daddy he loves to work outside, hang out with friends and family and chase 4 little kids around the house until they laugh so hard they fall over! His favorite time of year...football season. His team of choice...the Iowa Hawkeyes of course. 9th year in a row as a season ticket holder!!
Jackson a.k.a Jacks
Baby A as he was known for 38 weeks. Now he is an independent, smart and kind 5 year old. He loves Pre-K and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and doing all sorts of coloring and crafts. He is the helper and could be outside all day no matter the time of year!
Joel a.k.a. Joely
Known as Baby B for 38 weeks. Now he is 5 years old and our most laid back child! He LOVES to play with his Power Rangers or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and loves to draw and color. Joel loves books and Pre-K and doing his weekly homework. He is very protective of his sister and such a great big brother!
Julianne a.k.a Jewels
Julianne was also known as Baby A for 38 weeks. Now she is the queen of the group! She loves all things girly and hasn't found a stuffed animal she doesn't love! Julianne loves to play dress up and snuggle with her mama. Jewels loves her brothers but would rather play with Minnie Mouse or all things "girly" than with the other kids!
Jocelyn a.k.a Jossy
Jocelyn was also known as Baby B for 38 weeks. She is the "tom boy" and LOVES to keep up with her brothers, including having a favorite toy as her Power Ranger. She will play dress up with her sister but the minute her brothers come around she's after them and can hold her own against them too! She is the peanut of the bunch and SUCH a daddy's girl she would choose snuggling, reading, playing horsey or simply following him around over anyone else!