Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Good Stuff...

Here's what's good right now:
  1. New nephew Tobin Joseph.
  2. Spending the new Family Day holiday with friends.
  3. Listening to Owen reading, he is sounding out words and reading a new series of books called Animal Antics...great first readers!
  4. Playing in snowbanks and riding bikes on the same afternoon.
  5. Heating up premade meals.
  6. Hot chocolate in the middle of the day.
  7. Real Simple.
  8. Planning our trip to Great Wolf Lodge.
  9. Cleaning out the linen closet.
  10. Time Traveller's Wife just started it and loving it!
Thought for today: What are your top ten good things right now?

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day

Today is February 14th - have a wonderful love-filled day.

As an aside, I have become totally addicted to the Puzzles on facebook and love to do the collage ones - like the one pictured here. Done in honor of today.
~lotsa love~

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Welcome to the family Tobin Joseph...

Justin - the oldest brother holds his new baby brother for the first time. Justin is 6 1/2 years old and so very grown up. He has such a look of pride on his face.
Love you Justin!!!

Isaac - the second child holding baby Tobin. Isaac is almost 5 years old and is just the sweetest. He looks so at ease and peaceful here.

Love you Isaac!!!
Baby Kiah giving Tobin a kiss on the head. Kiah is about 18 months old and until today has been the baby of the family...she is now a big sister.

Love you Kiah!!!
Kiah holding Tobin...and the best pic of Tobin by far. Welcome to the family little one.

Love you Tobin!!!
Cannot wait to meet this new addition to our family. Love you all!
~auntie jen~

A New Baby

Jason and Bridget's baby has arrived. Tobin Joseph was born this morning around 2am (in Arizona...so that is 4am for us) and he and mama are doing just fine. He is 10lb 3oz and 22" long. Jason said to me that the boys woke up shortly after Tobin was born and Kiah had been awake for a little while, so at 2am the family (all 6 of them) had a nice snuggle in bed together.
Lots of love to all of you - Jason, Bridget, Justin, Isaac, Kiah & Tobin.
~auntie jen~

Today is Wednesday.

Here's what's on my list today:
1. get out of bed, shower, get ready and dressed before kids stir
2. get kids up and dressed
3. make beds
4. make breakfast
5. make kids lunches
6. get dinner prepped for mom tonight
7. do blog post celebrating birth of Tobin
8. work
9. have lunch with Andrea
10. work
11. get some reading done for class tonight
12. submit expenses for Florida trip
13. work
14. submit benefit claim forms for new glasses
15. work
16. eat dinner in the car on the way to school
17. pay attention in class and make legible and interesting notes
18. call mom on the way home from class to thank her for watching kids tonight
19. spend time with Adrian before collapsing in bed (if he is still awake when I get there)

This past weekend was go…go…go. I flew in from Florida on Friday night, arrived home after midnight and left for school at 8am on Saturday morning, it was so hard to leave the kids and Adrian again after being away for a few days. After class, picked up a few groceries and then was home by 4:30. Dad and Barb arrived at 5 for visit & sleep over. It was so nice having time to visit and catch up with them once the kids were in bed. We sat around the kitchen table and just talked and talked and talked…it has been a long time since we have done that. It is so hard to have a normal adult conversation when the kids are awake. Sunday morning Owen has swimming lessons and Nana and Papa came to watch the little fish…he is doing so well…it is wonderful to see how confident he is in the water! Sunday afternoon Mom came for a visit and stayed for dinner. Mom is at our house once a week (on Wed) to do kid duty while I am at school…but she and I rarely get to visit anymore…so it was so nice to see her and despite kids being awake we did get a chance to talk a little.

This weekend is a long weekend, Family Day on Monday. I am looking forward to just being. Getting a few things done around the house, watering the plants, doing a little cooking…just enjoying our time together as a family.

Have a great Wednesday.