Christmas has been so wonderful. Mingled with it we've had Jack's 3rd birthday. His party was today. I cannot express how grateful I am for him and all my family. I asked Bubba and Scott to pray for Jack today and I was overwhelmed with joy and gratitude as they prayed. It was a very good day.
I am working on learning my new pocket camcorder so here's my first stab.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
HAPPY 3RD BIRTHDAY JACK!
This is a milestone birthday for Jack. He has been waiting a long time to chew gum and today was the big day! He asks all the time if he can have gum and the answer was always "when you get older." He caught on to that because he would tell me the next day, "Mommy, I'm older now, can I have gum?" So following what Freddy T's sisters did we told him he could have it when he turned 3. He was a happy boy this morning!
Sunday, December 20, 2009
I've wanted to get another picture of our family this year at the Rockefeller Christmas Tree and time sort of got away from me. So yesterday was pretty much my last chance and of course they were calling for a lot of snow, which we got, but I was afraid I would regret it if I decided to just stay home. So, Freddy T. was meeting some friends for a choir concert at a church near the tree so I loaded up the kids and we made our way down. It was a little crazy, but not too bad. Anyway, we got the picture. It's not great, but I'm glad to have it.
So far we are good to go for our flight to TN tomorrow. We are really excited and thankful. Flights have been cancelled right and left here today and many are unable to rebook until Christmas Day.
I may or not be blogging much over the next few weeks. The kids and I will not be back home till Jan 5th. Freddy T. will be back for a few days before he heads to Atlanta for a Passion Conference the first of the year. We'll join him in Atlanta.
We are grateful this Christmas for so many things.
Have a very Merry Christmas.
Lot's of love from our family to yours.
Freddy T., Susan, Jack, Lillie, and Elliott
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
It's a big day for us at the Wyatt home! Lillie and Elliott are officially off bottles! We've been gradually weaning them over the past several weeks. I had one big can of formula left and decided it would be their last, so we've been slowly working our way through it.
Lillie and Elliott have gone 2 days with no bottles. They seem to be ok with it. I'm definitely ok with it! No more formula kind of feels like a small raise... it's so expensive! I guess all that money is going toward gallons of milk now. I can't believe how fast were going through it.
The other bonus to all of this is I gained a little more counter space!
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Last night we celebrated Freddy T.'s birthday. Jack made him a cake. He's been talking about it all week long.
Happy Birthday Freddy T./Daddy! You are THE BEST!
That is not my laugh in the background...
Any of you NYC readers want to take a guess who it is?
Thursday, December 10, 2009
I made cookies yesterday afternoon during nap time and planned on letting Jack decorate them today. Last night before our Growth Community came over Freddy T. suggested that we all decorate them together, so we did. As it turned out it saved me from an extremely stressful project with Jack today. After seeing him in action last night I can't imagine what it would have been like today having to monitor him and keep up with Lillie and Elliott as well. So big props to Freddy T. and his idea last night. It was a fun Christmas thing to do with our friends.
By the way, Jack LOVES our Growth Community. Reyn and Jamey have been a part of ours for a year now. Julie and Alinne joined this semester, but he loves them coming over each week. We have a silly thing we do before we put Jack to bed each night. Either Freddy T. or I carry Jack and the other has to act like a robot and follow Jack to bed. If you've been here for bedtime you know what I'm talking about. The funny thing is Jack expects anyone who is here at bed time to be a robot, so typically every Wednesday night he has 3-4 robots following him to bed. He says "robots! line up behind mommy!" All that to say, our Growth Community has been wonderful and special to all of us.
Jack is telling you what we're doing in this video, but I don't think he really wanted to be on camera!
At first everyone was watching Jack, but they eventually jumped in and decorated their own.
Freddy T. thought we needed brown for the trunk of the Christmas Trees. He's working on creating that color icing here.
Jack clearly does not know how to handle sprinkles!
Jack was a mess.
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Sunday, December 06, 2009
I've hit a little blogging lull. Hopefully this week I'll hit some inspiration!
By the way.... Elliott has taken 2 steps! Lillie is starting to let go of things a little and stand. I think it would be so fun for our families if they are walking by Christmas. We still have a few weeks, we'll see!
Tuesday, December 01, 2009
When we put up our tree the other night Jack was very bothered that there was no star to put on top. We had a star when we first got married but it was a hand me down from when I was a little girl and it was on its last leg when we got it. I think it lasted maybe 2 Christmas with us. I've looked every year for a new star, but can't seem to find one that I really like.
Sunday night I told Jack we would load up the car and go to Target to look for a star and if we didn't find one we liked we would make one. They didn't have much of a selection so we headed to the art isle and bought poster board and glitter. When we got home I cut out a star and put glue all over it. Jack spread the glue out with a paintbrush then I let him loose with the glitter. He had a great time and is SO PROUD of the star he made. Any time anyone comes over it's the first thing he shows them. Of course, in my opinion, there isn't a better star in any store for our tree this year!
Yesterday Freddy and I took Jack on a date, just the 3 of us, to Chuck E. Cheese. He LOVED it! We had a great time and there was hardly anyone there, even better!
Jack rode this car over and over again. He would put his cup of tokens in the back of the car and when the ride was over he would reach back, get another token and load the machine for another ride.
Afterwards we had about 400 tickets to use to pick out a prize. Jack stood looking at all the things, talking to the man behind the counter. "I would like a straw, and that ball, that spider, how about I take another straw." It was funny.