Thursday, May 6, 2010


Currently my kids are going through some phases. With Sydney she is starting to ask a ton of questions. Whenever Jeff and I are talking to her or each other she is constantly asking, "What does that mean?" She also has taken the role of "Boss" or "Mom" telling Jordyn what she's doing wrong and giving her consequences if she doesn't obey her. She also wants to help Jordyn get dressed. When they are well rested they play well; as the day goes on and crabby-ness sets in they start pushing one another's buttons. Sydney is also starting to tell time. Last week she said, "Mom it's 4 0'clock" and she was right. Now I'm trying to teach her to read a clock on the hour and half hour. Yesterday Sydney showed me she skips. A couple weeks ago I tried to teach her how to skip. It was hard to explain it. She wasn't getting it and then out of nowhere she got it. This Saturday she has a dance recital at Univ. of Anchorage that she is performing in. In a couple weeks she'll start soccer. Sydney is pure joy to have around. She is such a big help to me and I hope we can always be close.

Currently Jordyn is becoming more independent. With that independence her inner diva comes out. She speaks her mind and you always know how she is feeling. WIth her 2 year old attitude she is spending more time in time-out. She is learning to count and thinks she knows the alphabet. She knows her colors and I guess I should start teaching some shapes too. She likes books and watching movies. She likes to pray and her language is developing well. Her language has come a long way in just six months. Some of her famous sayings are, "I miss you daddy or I love you Mom." She is very affectionate with us and I love that about her. If I ever need some attention during the day I can go to Jordyn and she'll cuddle with me and give me kisses.

Currently Levi is growing and growing. This past Monday church friends had a shower for me. Levi got a lot of new clothes. At his rate of growing he'll be wearing most these clothes in a blink of an eye. He's almost 2 months now. He's starting to coo/talk and he smiles alot, although I can't catch it on camera. He still has clentched fists that I adore. He wears size 2 diapers now. We all adore Levi and when he smiles our household stops and gawks at his cuteness.

Jeff is back to work. We're planning a family vacation to Maui in September and look forward to basking in the sun. We are both working out more and have high hopes of running a 1/2 marathon this summer. This summer Jeff's sister is staying with us and working as a Nanny. We are so excited for summer to be here. The snow has melted, the sun is out longer and so we're spending more time outside playing. This summer we want to visit Denali, Fairbanks, Kenai, and Homer. We'll hike, fish, and camp and have some family visit. It should be a fun summer. This is our backyard view at 10pm.


Luisa said...

That was a good post...a good snapshot of all the kids. I miss your just seems like they are getting bigger SO FAST.

Bowen Family said...

Gotta love that sun! You will have a great summer. It is so beautiful. Sydney and Jordyn are so cute. I can't wait to see the recital! It is going to be so fun.