September Wrap Up

Just a few more pictures from September.

Jack lost his first top tooth by falling out of the swing onto his light saber.  It was loose but not close to falling out.  To this day, there is still no sign of the permanent one coming in!

Jack and his friend Crew from school.  I loved them standing in line for class this morning.  Cute buddies who cheer for different teams!

We got to watch Isaac and Wyatt for five days this month while Ryan and Kara went on a trip to Alaska.  The kids had a lot of fun together and they were all really so good.  We went to the Dinosaur Museum one day with our friends and enjoyed some ice cream afterwards at the cafe.

We’re still loving our buddy Porter!  He is so cute, a little mover, and a big Cougar fan.

Some random Luke shots from my phone!


Birthday Boy Jack

Jack is 7!  We just can’t believe it.  On his birthday I was able to take donuts to his class for a small celebration there.  And then when he came home from school we headed to Kangaroo Zoo which is a place full of blow up bouncy houses and slides.  It was a lot of fun and he thought it was pretty neat to have Dan along with us.  We went to Taco Bell for dinner which was his request.  I thought that nothing was more funny than that.  He could pick anywhere and he picks Taco Bell.  Hahaha…it is pretty delicious actually.  After that we headed home and had the cousins over for presents and cake and ice cream.  Jack wanted a Plants vs. Zombies cake this year.  I tried my best and it was really made easier by all the action figures he had just been given by Grandma Grossen the week before.  It was a fun day with our boy.

This was the sunrise on Jack’s birthday when I was out for my run in the morning.  It was shaping up to be a good day already.  And a little selfie we snapped on the way up to school.  He is so great!

Jack at 7 is a great kid.  He loves to ride his scooter and has mastered riding his bike.  He is full of energy and makes friends easily.  He is a great student and at the top of his class.  He really does excel at everything he does.  His teacher has commented that he is very respectful.  That when he is getting a little out of hand, she just has to remind him to obey and then he is quick to shape up.  I am happy about that.  He loves watching football and of course, loves the Cougars.  He is into all things video game!  He loves Mario games and Plants vs. Zombies and was recently introduced to Minecraft.  Heaven help us.  He is loving Star Wars right now and it has been fun to see it influencing his play with his friends.  He loves his siblings and knows just how to push their buttons.  But he is quick to show love when he knows they are hurting.  He has quite the imagination and is always saying “Hey mom, you know what?…” and then proceeds to tell me some scientific fact he’s learned at school or about some creature he has made up in his brain.  He is pretty independent and I am having a hard time letting go.  He would roam the neighborhood freely if I would let him.  I’m really proud of him and all he does.  He tries hard to make good decisions and to be happy.  Can’t believe we are one year away from baptism!?!  Love my Jack Jack.

Stats at 7:

55 lbs. (60%)

51 1/4 inches tall (95%)


Birthday Girl

How do these kids grow up so fast!?  Sophie turned 5 this year.  I told the kids early on this year that we wouldn’t be having friend parties this year so we made sure to have fun with our family!  In the morning on Sophie’s day we played with Isaac and Wyatt and then went to Chick Fil-A for lunch.  Then after nap time, we had the cousins over for a pinata and cake.  We opened a few presents and then played.  Dan was even able to leave work early to come so that we fun.  It was a simple day but she loved it!  Sophie is the sweetest 5 year old lady.  She makes my days much better.  She is a nice helper and a little mother to Luke.  I can count on her to help with anything.  She is really into My Little Pony right now.  It is her favorite show.  She still loves all things princess which is so great.  She loves to play house with anyone who will.  But she is also happy to play with a light saber and dinosaurs.  She is my little artist and loves to color pictures for everyone in the family.   She is getting great a reading, recognizing a lot of words and working hard on blending sounds.  She has recently mastered counting to 100, even by tens.  It is really cool to see her little mind comprehending counting.  She hates seeing blood and will automatically freak out when she sees it.  She is obsessed with Band-aids and thinks they will cure anything.  It makes me a tad crazy.  She is a good cleaner and a big help when it comes time to clean up all the toys in the basement.  She tries her best to do whats right.   And she is very sensitive when she knows she has broken a rule or hurt someone’s feelings.  When I raise my voice at her (which I feel like is not very often) she breaks down and says “Mom, you scared me.”  Sweet, tender lady.  I just love her so much!


41 lbs. 8 oz. (82%)

44.5 inches (85%)

We got the sweetest picture from Kate on Sophs birthday!  It made Sophie so happy to hear from Kate Kate!



School Kids

We are back to school and loving it!  Jack started on August 19th.  His teacher is Mrs. Christensen and he is loving 1st grade.  Sophie started her last year of preschool with Mrs. Liz on September 2nd.  She is a lady in our neighborhood who has a preschool in her basement.  She is loving it and I love that we can walk there.  It is so convenient.  And me and my little buddy Luke are enjoying out time running errands and cleaning house.


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