We just finished up Jack’s first set of swim lessons.  I am not sure how much he learned but he LOVED it.  And it was a fun little thing to look forward to every MWF.  One thing he did develop on his own was going completely under the water and popping up.  He was so proud of himself and did it over and over again the last few days of class.  I think we’ll have to sign him up for the next level of classes this summer.

You can’t tell, but in the last picture, he is under the water.  Big kid!

A couple of weeks ago, I made a batch of strawberry freezer jam since fruit was priced so well that week.  I didn’t think the kiddos were paying too much attention to me.  But about a week later, Jack came and found me in my room getting ready for the day and said he had made raspberry jam.  I went to the kitchen and found this…

Potato masher and all.  The cutest part about it is that he had grabbed some towels to clean up where he had spilled on the counter.  Made my heart glad.  We blended those mashed raspberries into our smoothies that night for dinner.

Sophie has been into all sorts of funny behavior lately.  She is talking better than ever and I think her communication skills have really picked up.  She is great at telling us what she wants.  And she is even better at letting us know of her disappointment when she doesn’t get what she wants, i.e. throwing herself on the ground in tears and burying her face in the carpet.  Love it.  Here are a few photos of what she has been up to lately.

This night she put on Jack’s Batman sandals all by herself and his sunglasses.  Such funny faces.

This is busting into my purse and attempting to write checks.  And a super great shot of her post nap hairdo.

And this day she brought a bunch of toys under the desk and had her own little play place.  She felt so happy about it.

6 Replies to “Happenings”

  1. oh Jack will be a great swimmer for the cruise! I love that he made his own jam. He is awesome. I love Sophie’s nap hair. Love those kiddos!

  2. Raspberry jam…that’s brilliant! Soph looks like she should live in Who-ville with that hairdo of hers!

  3. Very impressive Jack-me-boy! Come down and try out the slide at Randy and Becca’s. Such a bright kid making raspberry jam and Sophs what can I say. Looks like you have a couple of very bright children. I vote they can start school early! I miss you babies. When can we play?

  4. Raspberry jam…oh my gosh I can’t get over how much I love that kid!!! And I love his smile in the pool. Such pure joy!!! And Sophie is cuter than ever. I wish I could spend time with her. Her personality is really shining. And we love attitudes right. We’ve had some lovely family dinners where Katelyn’s screamed the entire time 🙂

  5. Such fun days! Your kiddos are cute and smart! Swimming is so fun – Seoul is starting her second session and overcoming her timidness a bit. Yum – fresh jam!

  6. I wish I was teaching Jack swimming lessons! Glad he loved it! The raspberry jam cracks me up…he is so observant! Sounds like Sophs and Izzy need to hang out more often…then they can just through their tantrums together on the floor! Excited to see these kids soon! 🙂

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