Friday, January 12, 2018

4 months!

Where has the time gone?!?  This princess is 4 months old today.  It took so long for us to get her, and now she is just growing too fast.  She is still small compared to most 4 month olds, but she feel so big for us.  She is starting to push herself up with her arms.  She is going to start rolling over soon.  She loves to smile to everyone she meets.  She is just sweet.  Her feet are still just too small to keep any kind of footwear on, sock, shoes, slippers.  She is still wearing 0-3 month clothes, which is great because she has soooo many!!  I can't believe how many clothes this little girl has.  That's the perks of having a cousin born 9 months earlier.  They all come our way. :)  She loves to be a part of everything, and loves being able to sit up.  We did a little photo shoot this afternoon with her.

Sunday, January 7, 2018


I went back to work on January 2nd.  I had to leave Jocelyn for the first time since she was born.  She has been with me everyday for the last 3 1/2 months.  It was so hard to leave her at the daycare.  I was in tears as I handed her over to my daycare lady. I couldn't believe how much I cried.  When I put her down, I realized I left her milk at home so I had to run back home and get some so she could eat.  Then it started all over again.  I just couldn't leave my little girl there.  I wish my work had a daycare I could just put her in, or better yet, I wish I could stay home and take care of her.  I was so excited when I got to go pick her up.  It is my favorite part of the day.  I just love this little girl.

The first time I heard Jocelyn laugh was on the 6th of January.  It was the cutest thing ever.  I was talking to my mom on Facetime, and Jocelyn was sitting on my lap watching.  My mom and I started laughing about something and all of a sudden she started laughing!!!  It was so cute and there was no way I could record it!  She laughed so much.  Every time after that, we would try to record her laughing and once she would see the phone come out, she would stop...the little stinker. :)  We were finally able to sneak up on her and record it.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!

We spent New Years day with my parents.  It is bitter sweet.  I have so enjoyed being home taking care of my baby and every time I think about leaving her at daycare my eyes start to water.  I wish I could stay home and take care of her, but since I can't, I'm so grateful that I love my job.  And I really like my daycare provider.  So it does help me to know that she is going to be just fine.  I will look forward to picking her up everyday.

My mom loves to hold and love on Jocelyn.  I think Jocelyn likes it too. :)

Sunday, December 31, 2017

New Years Eve

We went down to my parents for New Year's Eve.  It is also our anniversary, and because it was a sunday this year, we celebrated on Saturday the 30th at Olive Garden.  The food was so good.  We hadn't eaten there in so long.  They even gave us a free dessert because we were celebrating our anniversary.  It was yummy.

I can't believe we have been married 6 years.  What a ride it has been.  It keeps getting better and better.  I love you so much Jon.

For new years eve, we watched a movie, played games and had goodies and let James stay up until midnight with us.  We had a good time with him and the rest of my family.


This year for Christmas we stayed home and hosted Jon's family.  We had several of Jon's family come for Christmas Eve.  Doug and Darla, Melinda and Brandon, and Brookel and Roscoe came, along with Jon's Dad Brent and his wife Gerri, and Jon's mom Dee came.  We had so much fun.  We even did a gift exchange that was a lot of fun.

Brent meeting Jocelyn for the first time

3 generation picture

We had such a good time with everyone here.  Thanks all for coming.

Because it was snowing, several people had to leave early.  When they were gone we frosted the sugar cookies.

Then we had family home evening where we read the Christmas story from Luke 2 and sang songs.  Then I had spent the week making pajamas and boy did the kids love them.  I think they turned out pretty good.

Then the boys put out cookies for Santa and put out their stockings.

Christmas morning was a lot of fun.  I didn't get many pictures, but here are a few.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

3 months

This little girl is 3 months old.  Which means my maternity leave is quickly coming to an end.  I am not looking forward to leaving her at daycare as I go back to work.  I trust my daycare lady and know that Jocelyn will be ok, but I have been with her all the time since she was born, and I am not ready to not be around her all the time.

Another activity we did with the kids was make paper snowflakes..They thought that was cool.

Hot Chocolate with candy canes

James made sugar cookies with a little direction from me.  I was so proud of him for trying it by himself.

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Trolley ride with Santa

I found out that in our town, you can get a trolley ride with Santa for only $5.  So we decided to take the boys.  We didn't tell them what we were doing, so when they got there, they were so excited to see what we were doing.  It was actually really cool.  I had never done it before, and it was sure a lot of fun.