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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Let's Start the Summer Fun!

It's already June!  We have been busy Bs for the last few months.  We made a move from Hampton over to Newnan, still living with family - and waiting to hear back from apartment apps we've put in.  I feel like there is SO much going on that I haven't been able to share all of the updates with everyone!

First and foremost, James is now the Creative Arts Director for CrossPointe Peachtree City!  This is an incredibly exciting opportunity and one that includes not only being the praise team leader (rockin'!), but also provides ample opportunity for James to write and develop ideas that he has been working on during the past few years!  We are so excited for this new chapter in our lives, and moving into leadership is exactly what God had in store for JB.  He has just started part time for now, and will be moving to full time soon as we embark on a brand new journey of support-raising (I'm sure I will have more to say about this in future posts).  

Life on the home front has been busy as always, and even more exciting, as we are now staying with James' fam on this end of the highway.  There are lots of us living under one roof, which can be hectic, and at times frustrating, but at the end of the day, I love being with family.  I am so thankful that our boys are growing up with their cousins, aunt and uncle, grandparents, and great-grams!  I can't express how wonderful it is to see our little family being so well loved by so many people!

I'm really enjoying summer, having been here for over a year now!  We arrived in Georgia on May 28, 2013 - with our two-year-old, and my very pregnant belly!  Now we are running around in the heat, humidity, and thunderstorms with an energetic three-year-old, and ten-month-old.  I'll admit, I spend more time in the air conditioned house (or store, or fast food play area) than I do outside, but Miles will go outside and sweat his head off if you give him the chance.  We've gone to the community pool a few times, and the boys love it, but being a parent at the neighborhood pool is a completely different thing - especially when you have two littles that haven't learned how to swim!  Hopefully, we'll be able to get them into swim lessons at some point before the summer is over.

On to pictures and kiddo updates!

Jasper loves to feed himself!
"Don't worry Momma, I've got this."

Miles turned his cap backwards and said,
"Now I'm like Tito Maffew."

Pork belly cooking at Oh My! SamGyupSal
Korean BBQ in Duluth - Jon's farewell dinner

Me & my breakfast anpan

Miles' first ink

Jasper's first finger painting

The Latest about Miles Yo:
  • He LOVES Super Mario Bros. Wii
    • Seriously, he is really good at this game, and asks to play it  E V E R Y D A Y!
  • His fave books right now are:  Dr. Seuss' Sleep Book, I Can Read with my Eyes Shut!, Learning my Numbers, and Over in the Meadow
  • He enjoys the following TV shows:  PAW Patrol, Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
  • He is so expressive.  I love the way he describes things.
  • He is getting a handle on nuances of language.  He will often start out sentences with good transitions:
    • "Soooooo, you wan' play Mawio Bruddahs?  Two playews?"
    • "Pecause, I want more chocolate milk."
    • "I got a'idea!  We play downstairs?"
  • His recognition of letters and numbers amazes me because I'm not directly teaching him any of that stuff!
  • He makes me laugh!  Tonight he was going on and on about getting more controllers for the Wii so we could play with more players on Mario Bruddahs, and then suddenly stopped and said, "Good night," and laid his head down!

"I like this giant lollipop!"

Jasper Ulysses Updates:
  • He out-eats Miles at every meal.  Seriously.  Every meal.
  • His favorite things to say are:  
    • "Dadadadadada" and "Momomomo"  
    • "Bubububu" runs a close third (And in typing them out, I realize that he says all of our names already!)
  • He crawls so quickly, I lose track of his whereabouts more often than I'd like to admit!
  • He is pulling up to stand and cruising
  • He can push a walker around
  • He is super ticklish under his chin when you kiss him
  • He will communicate no (shakes head), more (ASL), and waves hello
  • He will give you kisses and high fives
  • He points at things, like pictures in books, his high chair tray (when he wants more food!), his mouth when you tell him "No bite!"

There may be a slight resemblance to his Dada

"How am I out of coffee already?"

As always, I miss my family, but I've felt it more than ever in the last few weeks because Nanay had her 90th birthday on June 1, and Austin is graduating high school tomorrow!  I'm pretty bummed that I won't be there.  I also got sad the other day when I realized that Jasper's first birthday is coming up this August, and he hasn't had the chance to meet much of his California family.  I am so thankful that Matthew & my Mom flew out when he was a few days old, and that he has so many loving arms to cuddle him here… but I would love for us to be able to get back to Riverside to see everyone.  I wish I could say I knew when that would even be a possibility, but for now, I will do my best to keep the updates coming.  Until next time...

1 comment:

  1. I still can't get over the watermelon photo!!! SO cute! We miss you too!!!