Thursday, June 13, 2013

I will not let this blog die!

So, Jack has an immaculate homemade scrapbook from birth-two, and his baby book is full of details. Jovie has a few pages of a homemade scrapbook, but lots and lots of blog and Facebook attention, and a semi-complete baby book. Jasper is almost 10 months old, and has nothing to show for it, and serious guilt is starting to set in. Therefore, I'm rushing out to buy a baby book and fill it up, and I'm devoting any spare time to blogging about his wonderful existence and what it's meant to us because I just can't stand it any longer! That's not to say that he isn't doted on. He's by far received the most attention, as it has been almost a year since I've worked outside of the home.

So, I'm going to start with the present and work my way back since I think it'll be easier for me to document that way.

Today is the first official day of summer break as school just let out for Jack! We are so excited to have our big brother home to hang out with us! We are counting down the days until we get to visit Rob's parents in California (they moved), so I'll definitely be posting about our trip soon.

Jasper is 9 months old, and such a joy. He's a chunky, smiley, fun-loving baby. He is sitting, rolling, trying to scoot, and FINALLY found out how to bear weight on his great big legs! Here is his first backyard pool experience during one of our 80 degree days in May. He has super sensitive skin, so sunscreen has been a horrible experience for us...hence the hoodie :)

At 8 months, Jasper mastered sitting and reaching for toys without falling over, and is obsessed with anything remote control oriented. We also spent lots of time at the ballfield watching Jack play baseball, so Jasper had his first ride on the baby swing.
At the beginning of baseball season (end of March) Jack had his tonsils and adenoids removed. This was after many months of recurrent tonsillitis and lots of missed school. He did so great, I was amazed!
Between 6-7 months (Feb-March) Jasper worked on sprouting his first teeth, but it didn't phase him too much. Such a trooper!
Tax season was exceptionally long this year, so we did whatever we could to pass the time, and if it was the least bit sunny, we'd head out to burn off some energy. This was one of those days in late February where I think it almost hit 60! Oh yeah, GO COUGS! Jasper 6 months.
In the beginning of February ROB FINISHED HIS CPA!!! I threw him a surprise party and we had a blast.
At 5 months (end of January) Jasper had graduated from rice cereal and had already tried most of the vegetables. Now he eats anything that is put in front of him, and is very schedule oriented, but I feel like that's what maintains his happy-go-lucky mood. And yes, it was looking at this picture that made me realize he needed a haircut!
In January Jovie turned 4! She got her ears pierced, got to bring cupcakes to school, and had a great time celebrating with her family and friends!
Jasper started cereal right at 4 months (December 31st).
We celebrated Christmas with all our favorite people, then said goodbye to Grandpa and Grammy Day in January :( as they embarked on a new journey/chapter in their lives in California!
And that pretty much brings us to the last blog posting where I wished everyone a merry Christmas and promised to resume "normal blog activity" hahaha! I'm re-committed though...if not for anyone else, surely for myself, my kids, and a documentation of our lives and memories. I'm committed to starting anew with documenting more frequently, because I look back and realize I skip over important events, such as my mom's birthday and the anniversary of her death, and I never want to forget how we "celebrated" those events...nor do I want ANY of my children to feel like I didn't prioritize documenting their existence!

Friday, December 7, 2012

Tis the Season & Recap

I feel like I have so much to catch up on before I can just resume normal "blog" activity! So, if you're in a reading mood, you can proceed to just below the Christmas picture. If you're not, well then Merry Christmas from the Day's!
A little sneak peak at our Christmas card.

Summer Months: What a summer we had! I spent the entire summer being pretty incredibly uncomfortable in the last weeks of my pregnancy, and Rob was 100% devoted to studying for the CPA exams, but that didn't stop us from trying to make the most of it and squeezing in some fun. The fun was just a little different this year. Staying close to home and doing things that didn't involve much walking around in the hot, hot weather since I had to wear full length compression stockings every day the entire summer! 

Our 1st annual Day/Jordan Family Camping Trip. Sydney and I are both just about to pop! I had only a couple weeks left, and she had her baby 3 weeks after I did. What a sight we are! We had the best vacation...aside from a little discomfort. We had the nicest double site at Deception Pass State Park, and because of it's marine location and being tucked into the woods, it was so pleasantly cool while the rest of the Westside experienced some of its hottest days the entire summer! I was so glad to miss that! The kids had such a blast just hanging around the campsite and playing down at the beach, and Jack got to celebrate his 7th birthday there too.

Fun at the beach!

Ventured into town to eat dinner. Jovie got to hang her coloring on the wall at the restaurant!

More fun at the beach!

Birthday hot cocoa!

Last day at the beach. The kids loved playing in the water even though it was freezing!

Happy Birthday Brother!
 We took a year off from the fair, and our kids so graciously accepted our offer of going up to the mountain instead. Such good kiddos! The idea was to get out of the heat, but it was just as hot, if not hotter up there. But, the SNOW in AUGUST was such a novelty for everyone. Even Maya!

I love this picture. I was really far away from them because just 2 weeks before baby arrived, I was moving really slow! This picture will always remind me of those last moments of pregnancy where things just aren't quite working right.

One last hurrah before Baby Jasper came to join us...a Mariner's Game! Not just any game though...we got to attend the game that honored Felix Hernandez for the perfect game he had recently pitched. We bought cheap tickets, but had so much fun! They were giving away t-shirts and "K" cards at the gate. I almost had to squeeze into a size medium shirt, but Rob saved the day and searched high and low for an XL for me. We went to this game just days before Jasper was born, and people were looking at me with worry thinking I wasn't going to make it thru the game without going into labor! The kids had a blast, it was about the least boring baseball game I'd ever been to. The place was packed and everyone in the bright yellow shirts. The energy was intense and we had so much fun!

And that's pretty much all she wrote for our summer! Behind the scenes was me trying to entertain the kids while getting ready for the arrival of sweet baby Jasper. I had some serious nesting issues with this pregnancy, and spent most of the time indoors trying to keep the house clean and prepared. Thank goodness I had lots of help!

And the perfect end to a memorable summer!