Friday, April 19, 2013

Pictures by JT

This is what happens when JT gets my phone

This last set actually make me really happy. The hospital had a memorial service for everyone that had passed away at the hospital during November and December. I didn't really want to go because I didn't want to face the emotions again but I am glad we did. It was really nice. John Thomas played with my phone as a source of entertainment. He started making really funny faces and laughing at himself. I love it! I also love the bright light shining between our heads. I feel like it is a sign from Francis, the three of us together.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

My 2 year old

I absolutely love this age! I love hearing John Thomas talk and seeing what words he picks up on. He is putting two to three words together which is really cute. He is great about saying Thank you and Please. Another one is Stop Momma (I thought this would start in the teenage years, not 2!) I love watching his personality grow and watching him discover what he likes. He loves Mickey Mouse, trains, playing outside, coloring, going to the childcare at the gym and playing with Kennedy. I am so thankful I am able to stay home with him and also teach some classes at the gym. It seems like the perfect balance for both of us.

Healthy JT

Tumble Bunnies. JT loves this class!

Practicing handstand, like Mommy

Love the curly hair!!

John Thomas loves the playcare at the gym. He ask to go everyday!!

Yay for warmer weather!!!We love to play outside and go on walks

Daddy got John Thomas his first Final 4 shirt

Daddy swinging John Thomas, JT laughed and laughed!!

I feel like this winter was tough on me with loosing Francis. It was also my first "true" Ohio winter. It was so cold, snow covered the ground for almost three months and you don't see the sun much during the winter. But it is warming up and I'm looking forward to lots of warm weather, family walks, playtime and seeing what God has in store for my family :)

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Easter Weekend

We had a great Easter weekend! After my husband working 7 days a week since beginning of October he has finally slowed down a little and had weekend off. It was so nice having him around and having some help with John Thomas :)
Saturday morning we took John Thomas to the Easter egg hunt at church. It was so nice. They had breakfast for everyone, a little service for the kids and the weather was so nice that even got to hunt Easter eggs outside. They divided up all the kids by age and 1-2 year olds area had big bags of goldfish, animal crackers, fruit snacks, suckers and eggs laying on the ground. The eggs even had stickers instead of candy inside them. So smart! because I was already dreading my child getting a lot of candy. After the Easter eggs hunt we headed down to Cincinnati for John Thomas' first Zoo trip. The Cincinnati Zoo is ranked top 10 in the country so we set his standards high ;) He loved it! We saw the animals, took a train ride and watched a 3D movie.

Sunday morning we got up and JT got to see what
 the Easter Bunny brought him

Then we got ready for church and brunch at the Dayton Country Club with the Millers. Church was packed, as it should be :) and brunch was great! The country club gave each child an Easter basket on their way in and had an Easter bunny to have pictures made with, an Easter egg hunt and someone making balloon animals for the kids. really nice. The weather is finally warming up so after JT's nap we got to spend sometime outside and play with new toys. Such a nice weekend!

My Family

Not too excited about the Easter Bunny
 but we finally got our picture made

Playing outside with Easter presents