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He made it back for picture day! Phew!

Kindergarten has been a little rough for Jackson's immune system.  He has been more sick in the last few months since school started than he has in all 5 years leading up to kindergarten.  Poor guy.  In fact, he was sick the entire week of picture day last semester and they did NOT have a picture make-up day.  WHAT!?!?  Who doesn't have a school picture make-up day??  My child's school, that's who!  I was so disappointed that my little man wasn't going to have kindergarten pictures.  Until, that is, I got a letter in his weekly folder (last week) that informed me that class pictures were today, AND they would be taking individual pictures as well with packages that could be ordered when the proofs come in.  This news almost made me cry, I was that upset that he didn't get kindergarten pictures.  But then, my little man got a stomach virus that wouldn't go away the week of picture day- AAUUGGHH!  Seriously!?  But, thankfully, he stopped vomiting just in tim…

Love Day 2014

It's no secret that I LOVE Love Day!  So many nay sayers talk about how it's a made up, commercialized holiday.  blah blah blah.  I just ignore them.  Maybe it is made up, but if you're going to make up a holiday, sign me up for the day that celebrates all of those you love!  As for the commercialization, that's an individual choice- just like Christmas.  Each of us chooses to make it about gifts or about the "true meaning".  I don't care about gifts; in fact, I would much rather just get a loving note for Jim and my boys.  That's why I love Love Day.  It's a chance to tell those we love just how much we love them.  Not that we shouldn't every other day of the year, but shouldn't we celebrate Christ more than once a year?  We all intend to do be completely loving and Christlike all year long, but it's just not reality.  At least, it's not for me.

Sadly, this years Valentines kind of went the same as Christmas.  I'm still sick a…

Finally! Footie jammies for daddy!

Ever since I met Jim he has DESPERATELY wanted a pair of footie pajamas.  This ginormous man who is almost 6'4" has always dreamed of his own pair of footie jammies.  And then we had children.  Children who also love footie jammes and wear them all the time.  Needless to say, sick jealousy ensued.  I began to hear even more often how much Jim would really really love a pair of footie pajamas.

Well Christmas 2013 came around and I was determined to find or make the man some footie jammies.  Somehow, my mom found footie pajamas in Jim's size!!  Bless that woman!  Jim and I don't give Christmas gifts to one another (and it is a huge stress relief during a usually stressful season), but I was so excited to get him the surprise footie pajamas he has always dreamed of!  And then morning sickness set in; and well, we all know by now that I didn't get much accomplished last Christmas, so I never got around to ordering the beloved jammies.  I did, however, tell and show Ji…

All you need is a brother and a box

All moms and dads know that if you really want to entertain your child give them a box.  That's it.  Just a box.  But what's even better than a box?  A brother and a box!  ...so mommy and daddy don't have to do the pushing.  Ironically, Austin was better at pushing Jackson, that Jackson was at pushing his "little" brother.
Enjoy!

Only my son...

Recently, I was at a Relief Society meeting and I met a woman who also had 2 boys the same age as mine.  We were exchanging stories about our older sons misbehaving in school- which Jackson has been doing on a daily basis to his exhausted mother's dismay.  This woman told me about her son (Jackson's age, 5 or 6) who put his hand down the back of a little girl's pants at school because she bent over and he saw her butt crack.  I laughed and laughed with this fellow mom and her son's "adventures", while secretly grateful my son hasn't done something like that.  Yeah...

The. very. next. week- Jackson had a substitute at school for the first few days of the week.  We were super excited about this because every day he had the substitute he came home with the fantastic news that he had been on green all day, which means he'd made good choices all day and hadn't gotten into trouble.  HOORAY!!  Since the week before he was on yellow and red all flippin we…