Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A few days of our lives.

Jon surprised me on Friday by finally bringing my piano from my grandma's garage. We inherited it from his mom when they moved to Utah. It is old and a crazy green color, but I am in love with it. It needs some work done. Hopefully within the next few weeks I can get someone to come and look at it. Those of you whoe are piano experts (April) let me know if you prefer anyone. :) I have also said from the first day we saw JT he was going to be a concert pianist. He has long fingers which daddy thinks will be great for basketball or football. I insisted he will also take piano. He loves to sit and play. Look how both hands are playing and he already has great form and technique. It has been a wonderful babysitter. ;) He sat for about an hour on Friday and was entertained the whole time. Not one of JT's strong points (sitting still)

Friday we also got gravel for our driveway and various places in our yard. Thanks to those of you who helped with that. We got it put up against the house and added some flagstone from my parents in front of our side door. It looks nice. We are now waiting to get some equipment to smooth the rest out. I am not really a fan of shovel and wheelbarrow methods. :) It looks so nice. it is crazy what a little bit of gravel will do for ya. I will post a pic when it is all done.

So more JT fun tonight... Have I said I love having a 2 year old? :) Jon and I were in the living room talking and JT was in the kitchen. We both weren't paying attention and all of the sudden I hear what sounds like trash bags. I look over to a roll of trashbags all over the floor. Jon told me to watch because it was going to be funny. He says, " JT, what are you doing? Do I need to come in there?" As Jon is talking JT runs and grabs the roll of bags and runs back into the pantry. Jon again says, "JT what are you doing?" JT walked out of the pantry and grabbed the rest of the bags and put them in the pantry. He then precedes to walk out into the living room like nothing is wrong. Jon had him show him what he was playing with. JT took Jon's finger and dragged him into the kitchen. This is what we found... at least he put the roll back where he got it from. :) Never a dull life.

He was so proud of himself. Notice the lid to the garbage can too. The pantry seems to be JT's favorite spot to cause trouble. It is filled with blenders, toasters, mugs, and anything that shouldn't be touched. He also loves to shut us in or shut himself in and knock. What a character! :) We are so in love with him.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

EaStEr Overload!!!

So I am finally posting about Easter weekend. We had such a wonderful time. My sister Megan surprised us the Sunday before and came home with my parents. We spent all week letting the boys play. We even got a little shopping in and I didn't spend any money. ;) We got up Saturday morning to go to the annual Hurricane Easter Egg hunt. Last year JT wasn't walking yet so we put him in the grass and he munched on the candy. There was so much candy that parents were picking it up after the kids were done. This year it was cold and rainy and when we got there we noticed hardly any candy. Actually they had plastic eggs scattered and a few ziploc bags filled with candy or stuffed animals. Seriously as soon as the fire engine's horn blared we ran out, picked up 2 (yep 2) eggs and it was over. It probably took 3 seconds. The sad thing was... some kids didn't get anything. I will probably never attend again. We ended up having 3 more hunts. JT woke up on Sunday to find what the Easter bunny brought. The "easter bunny" went a little overboard, but JT didn't mind. He got a bubble mower (which he absolutely loves) and yard tools. We have spent a lot of time working in the yard and he now digs and pushes the mower everywhere. There were only 5 eggs hidden and JT found 3 eggs before he saw the lawn mower and than the eggs didn't matter anymore. :) Sunday afternoon we went to my parents where JT was spoiled once again. They did a little hunt in the backyard and he wanted to eat everything as he picked it up. Everyone ended up helping get it all in the basket. We had such a fun time.

Our little GQ ;)

I love this age. He is 22 months now. Seriously where does time go? 2 more months and he will be 2? Ahhhhhhhh!!!!! We have already hit the "terribles" :) He gets into everything. He has so much energy that by the end of the night Jon and I are exhausted. I wish I just had a smidget of what he has. He has the best personality and loves to get all the attention. I would not give back any of the 7 years we waited for him. It amazes me how much love I feel for him. Jon and I were talking today that we could have 17 hours or chaos with him and just one smile or one I love you will make it all go away.

Anyway... I have more I want to post about how crazy this weekend was, but it will have to wait because I really need to finish my YW lesson and it is way too late. I couldn't pick just a few pictures so here is a collaboration of our Easter weekend. Enjoy!!!!!!

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Sunday, April 12, 2009