Sunday, February 7, 2010

Week in Review

This week was a crazy one. I spent the week taking care of two babies and two teenagers and let me tell you there are HUGE differences. The babies need you for everything, and love you to be there for everything. The teenagers need you for some things, want you for nothing, and want to tell you nothing. All I can say is I am glad they start little and work their way up to the teen years because no body would be parents if it was the other way around.

Brandon spent the whole week studying for his broker's exam. It was a lot of late nights but he passed and now can officially be a broker. I am so proud of him for putting in all the hard work and so relieved that he passed the test. It was so cute because he would come home from work and study but still try to spend time with us. I walked into our room one night and he was teaching Lizzy all about dividends and she was having a ball smiling and laughing at him.

I spent the week cleaning, cooking, and looking for new stuff for our house (most of which I am not going to buy because we can't afford it but I can always dream). I have also spent a lot of time watching HGTV trying to get some decorating tips. I don't know anything about decorating or even what I like so I need some ideas.

Jackson is always on the move getting into something. He is really becoming more independent which is so nice because I really don't have all day to have tea parties and play in the yard (I wish I could). Tonight we were watching the Super Bowl and I was like, "where is Jackson?" After looking through the whole upstairs I went down to the basement and he had poured himself a bowl of crackers, was sitting on a chair eating the crackers and watching the football game. He is so funny and a great kid.Still makes the scrunchy face but now he says "cheese" along with it.

Elizabeth is just a little sweetheart. She is on a great schedule now taking two naps a day and going to bed around 9 and waking up around 10 the next morning. One of Brandon's grandparents said I must have a sedative in my milk to get my kids to sleep so well. I think it is just about routine and comfy beds. Lizzy is at such a fun age smiling all the time and giving really big giggle laughs all day. She loves her rice cereal now and her cheeks are so soft and chunky I can't help but kiss them all day long.We are all happy and healthy which is the most important thing in life.

Lizzy was hanging out on the floor so Jack went and laid next to her. He loves her so much and she adores him.


Ashley Hall said...

Jess! It was so fun to read what you've been up to. I miss you. I'm so sorry that we never connected. Life has been a little crazy here too. We just signed on a home 2 weeks ago and we are closing on February 24th. We need to talk soon. Your kids are so cute. Lizzy is growing up so fast. She's such a cutie!!

Brianna said...

Congrats Brandon!