Monday, December 19, 2011

Merry Christmas!!

The year has flown by and I have realized the older our kids get the faster the time goes by.

Mady is 9.5 and is in the 4th Grade and has straight A's. She just finished her first Basketball Season and Loved it!! She is a head taller than the other girls, BUT She is so TIMID and feels like everyone should have a chance to have the ball. This makes for very frustrated parents. Our Pre game pep talks go as follows. Mady be aggressive!! Be MEAN!! TAKE THE BALL from them. YOU WANT the BALL, Stand Right in front of them they can't see around you or over you. BE MEAN!! She just laughs at us and says OK. But she's too nice (like her dad) She hasn't developed her competitiveness yet. She practiced every day and has really improved her skills. She is really turning into a Young Women. She's Polite, and kind, and wants to Please everyone.

Miss Brooklyn 7.5 is also doing very well in school. Straight A's and is quit the speller (as is Mady) She is in the advance spelling group. The words she comes home with amaze me. She comes home with 100% weekly. She is so Tender hearted, and wants to help and be friends with everyone. Except when it comes to her 3 year old brother. She wants to be the BOSS. And Jay isn't going to listen or be bossed around by anyone.

JAY BRENT (Constantly called by his Full name).... is a handful. This 3 year old just might do us in. He has all of his dads personality. He can be the rowdiest rambungtions destructive little boy. But then he can just melt your heart. He's Smart... Athletic... Funny... and WILD. He keeps us on our toes. He has started a little preschool that he really enjoys going to twice a week for 2 1/2 hours a day. Mom looks forward it too.

Jet is the sweetest baby we have had.. I look forward to him waking up in the morning. He is so lovey, and smiley. He's the only baby that has really loved his mama more than dad And I LOVE it. Although He likes his distance from his brother. I can't say that I blame him.

He has recently been to the Dr. and we were told to Fatten him up. Half and Half in his milk, and butter in his food. He gained a pound in a week and has been 'bulking up' (As Jappy calls it) ever since. He hasn't decided if he wants to walk just yet. Although the last 5 days he has been taking a good 5 wobbly steps at a time, and is getting into more cupboards and pulling things out lately. It won't be long now till I have him to chase too.

Jappy is BUSY. He is constantly on the GO. Between Work, Bishopric, and Us He rarely gets a Break. He LOVES his job and the people he works with. He has had a fantastic year with the bank and we are looking forward to another great year!!!

I am lucky enough to be home... Some days I think it would be so much easier if I had a job.

I'm figuring out how to keep everything organized and everyone happy. Sometimes it's a loss cause. I help teach Jay's preschool once a month and I'm really enjoying it.

We LOVE Where we live!!! We have wonderful Friends, A GREAT Neighborhood, And a WONDERFUL Ward. We Have Truly been Blessed this Year. We look forward to what the next year brings!

We love company so if your headed this way we always have a place for you.