Sunday, December 13, 2009

Ready for Winter

The only way we could keep his mittens on was to double pin them to his underlayer.
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Wipe Out

So I took them out on the slead and spun them around.

And around, and around and around and....


They both got up and ran back to the slead... And wanted me to start spinning again...
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Princess and the Pea

Nila loves the story of the Princess and the Pea. Here she has done her own recreation in our living room. She actually stacked those all up herself.
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Jonas loves to be airborn, I have a twist and bounce routine that we do, Sarah always has to look away. You can always tell that Jonas is having a good time when he starts to laugh from his gut.
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Brush Teeth

Jonas using his Darth Vader to brush his teeth.
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Sunday, December 06, 2009

Nila was in by the Christmas Tree and being quite for awhile with Jonas. Then I hear all this racket and here she comes in all her clanging ringing glory. She put all these on herself and was deering herself all through the house.


Nila is getting so much more independent, she wanted a sandwich today that she could make her self. She did ask me to put the two pieces of bread together and cut it for her so I am glad to be still needed for something. Another thing she has started to do is ask questions that are a bit harder to answer. One I can think of right now was at Thanksgiving when she saw Grandma Judy getting the turkey ready.

Nila: "Daddy do Turkeys like to be eaten?"
Me: THINK THINK THINK "Just as much as anything else I supose."
Nila: "Oh ok"
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Another Move

Here we go again, we hope this time will be staying in one place for a bit longer than usual. I am moving into a position with my same company up in Grand Rapids. We also buying a house and close on the 21st. We are really excited about everything and can not wait to post photos.

After this our "how many places we have lived" scorecard looks like this.
Jason - 15
Sarah - 15
Nila - 4
Jonas - 3

Wish us luck.

Nila's first story

The other day at dinner Nila was driving me crazy asking questions. I was about fed up when she started to ask me for a "story with no words" which is what she calls stories that we just tell her instead of read to her. I didn't really feel like telling a story so I asked her to tell me one instead. This is what she told me. I quickly ran and got some paper to write it down and then asked her to draw some pictures on the bottom. She got VERY frustrated because her pictures did not look like a pig or an elephant. We worked the rest of the evening drawing, but she never really came up with anything she was happy with. In general she likes to just fill the page with colors, but lately she has just started to want to draw everyday things. For a first story it is great!
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Good by Fall.


Jonas started to do this last week. He was sitting eating and I saw him. I got Sarah to show her and he would not do it again. Nila said "Freeze Jonas" and then he started to do it every time we say freeze.