January 06, 2012

Johnson Happenings

Too much to document; too little time.  Hopefully I can remember all the happenings in the last week.  Good thing I take pictures to jog my memory!

Last Thursday (12/29) we spent the day at my parents' house.  My mom, McKay and I went shopping in the morning; Ben, my dad, Joseph, and Uncle Gary golfed in the afternoon; and then my parents watched the kids in the evening so Ben and I could go out for Indian food.  It was a splendid day.  I did not take any pictures of the festivities but these are some of the pictures Ben took of the kids while we were out shopping.

Sadie picking leaves

Jax trying to reach to pick leaves.
Jax gives up and plays with the shovel instead.

For New Years Eve my parents randomly decided to come up and let Ben and I go on a date.  We tried to go to our favorite Italian restaurant but there was an hour and a half long wait. So, we went to Chili's instead.  Always delicious.

My parents stayed for a while and visited after we got back.  My dad told us all sorts of interesting stories about our relatives.  It was a fascinating evening.

The next day we went to Chuck E Cheese for my cousin's son's birthday party - little Carter. The kids seemed a little overwhelmed by all the craziness at first.  They were slow to warm up but enjoyed the games and tickets by the end.  Jax loved Chuckie and kept calling him Mickey. They had a great time, and it was wonderful to be able to support family.  Stephany planned one really cool party!

Carter, the birthday boy, examining his crown.
The next morning (1/2/12) Joe, Julie, & Fam came up along with my parents for a morning of fun.  Julie brought her homemade bread and we made French Toast and Vanilla Caramel Syrup.  It was rich but so delicious.  

Then we jumped on the trampoline and talked about weight loss.  We must have been feeling guilty about what we'd just eaten :)

On Tuesday (1/3/12) I spent the day organizing.  Here are some random pictures from that evening....

Wednesday (1/4/12) we went to the Homestead for Joy School.  We haven't had it in almost a month and Sadie has really missed going!  Here are a few random pictures from that day....

I LOVE Jax in this one.  He always wants to be one of the big kids.

We've had playdates with Cricchio today and yesterday.

We've been jumping on the trampoline a lot!

Anyways, it's been busy and we've had lots of good times.

Couple more things....

1) I'm in a weight loss competition with Cricchio's husband, Danny.  Whoever loses the most weight by April 1st wins $50 and the other couple is going to babysit their kids. Wish me luck.  I just signed up to run a 5K in February.  I'm working out like crazy and guess how much weight I've lost....I've gained 2 lbs.  Very depressing! I guess it's time to stop eating caramel sauce for breakfast :)

2) McKay now has two teeth.

3) Jax is no longer perfect.  He's been so difficult to manage lately.  I'm mourning the loss of my perfect little child.  But, he has started talking in the last two weeks.  He repeats most anything I ask him to say, and he's starting to put two words together on his own.

4) McKay is rolling over pretty consistently.  

5) I'm signing Sadie up for Gymnastics, I think.  I always thought I was a T-Ball and Soccer type of mom, not a Gymnastics and Dance type of mom.  But, now that we have a trampoline I'd like for her to know some tricks.  So, I think I'm going to sign her up. 

6) Our family just did a huge batch order of boneless, skinless chicken breasts and my 30 lbs. arrived today.  We ordered it through https://www.zayconfoods.com.  It only cost $1.69/lb and the birds were just killed two days go.  No hormones or preservatives added.  I'm excited to try it for dinner tonight.

7) It's Friday.  I love Fridays.  They are the best day of my week.  Happy Friday!

P.S. I've changed 3 poopy diapers since I started this post.  

P.P.S. Most of these pictures were taken with my new point and shoot camera.  Can you tell a big difference? 

1 comment:

Joe said...

Love the pictures. Glad you can take so many more in different places with the new camera.

I love that jacket you have on Jax. It is cool.