Thursday, December 30, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

No Pictures

Sorry no posts lately.  There are things to blog about but no pictures, which makes the post.

Devin’s computer battery pack died and all the pictures are  on his computer.

Last week with all the rain we were flooded in.  The bottom of our hill had probably 1-1.5 feet of water.  The neighbor drove their minivan through and water was coming in the doors.  That’s a lot of water!  Ironically my sister in Minneapolis was snowed in with blizzard like conditions.

Also, Devin and I continued our annual tradition of making a blown glass ornament at Art By Fire.  We had a nice evening with each other as my mom babysat our little ones. 

Sometime we may have pictures to post.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Comparing at 3 Months











Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Evie is 3 Months Old

Today is Evie’s 3 month birthday.  Where did the time go?  I can’t believe it has been 3 months already.  Seriously, my baby is growing up too fast!

A little bit about our little girl:

She is probably around 12 pounds (haven’t weighed).

She is wearing size 1 diapers (and cloth)

She is wearing 3month clothes and starting to fit into some 3-6month.

She is sleeping 8-10 hours at night.

She sleeps great during the day, but only if she is swaddled.

She is nursing usually 6 times/day.

She is spitting up a lot.

She has lost all the hair on the top of her head and has a bald spot in the back.  The first of the awkward hair phases.

Even if Jacob and I are in PJ’s all day, Evie is dressed in one of her many cute outfits.

She is smiling and “talking” a lot.

She loves watching Jacob and always smiles at him.





Jacob’s 15 Month Pictures






Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Jacob is 15 Months

Actually he was 15 months last week, but we had just gotten back from Minneapolis, it snowed and it was Thanksgiving, so I’m a little late.  Jacob had his doctors appointment yesterday so we got his stats.  He weighs 20lbs 12oz and is 31 inches tall.  His weight is still in the 5-10th %tile but his length moved from the 25th %tile to the 50th %tile.  Finally getting a little taller.  Jacob also just happen to have a fever that day so he avoided 3 vaccinations.  And when we got home he vomited 3 times.  Oh the joys of motherhood!  He is feeling much better today, but I have to admit I loved to snuggles yesterday, well until I got puked on that is.  Despite the fever and a little congestion Jacob checked out great.

He is a little bit behind (though within normal) verbally.  He still doesn’t really say anything.  He does have some words but doesn’t say them on his own, only repeating after us.  And he still doesn’t say “mama”, I am trying not to take it personally!  He says dada, cracker, teddy, up, down, cup, car, banana.  He does sign more, eat and please.  He also doesn’t point yet.  So to let us know he wants something, he whines.

He is on the go all day long.  Running around the house, climbing on anything he can.  He climbs up and sits on the table top toys.  he can climb up on a chair if there is a toy in front of it to boost him up.  This morning he was sitting on the suitcase playing with a toy.

He is still napping 2x a day and lately his naps have been about 2hr each (maybe because he hasn’t been feeling well).  He is sleeping great at night.  His bed time is about 7:30-8:00pm and he wakes on average 7:30am. 

His favorite foods are bananas, yogurt, grapes, cereal bars, cereal bars, meatballs.  He does not like cheese or meat (other than meatballs, though he might take a few bits of ground beef) or vegetables except brown sugar glazed carrots.  He eats with his fingers or being fed by a spoon.  I am just starting to try a fork with him.

His favorite toys are my old cell phone, well any cell phone or cell phone toy, remote controls, balls, empty laundry baskets, anything he can climb on, containers to put things in and take out, music toys, and Bible Action Songs DVD, well TV in general.

Jacob is wearing mostly 12month sized clothes, although can still wear most of his 9mo pants with a disposable diaper.  He is wearing 18mo jammies.  He is wearing a size 4 shoe but is going to need a size 5 soon.  And he is wearing a size 4 diaper.

He is quite the character and has quite the personality.  He loves to laugh.  He is easy going most of the time.  He loves to test our limits and will throw a small tantrum when he doesn’t get what he wants.  He really is such a good little boy.  We love him to pieces and wouldn’t trade him for the world!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas Came Early

Christmas came early the Jenson house. The day before Thanksgiving, I was getting the house ready to host Thanksgiving and tending to the kids. Devin left to go to Home Depot for a few things at 10am. My parents came over the help with the turkey and fixings for the next day. Devin call around noon saying he didn’t find what he needed at Home Depot and was now at Lowes. The hours kept ticking by as I watched the kids and cleaned the house and waiting for Devin to come home to help me. Finally around 5:30pm (7.5 hours after Devin left) as my frustration level was hitting the high Devin calls and comes home. Apologizing for being late he was out getting my Christmas present and it took longer than he thought. He handed me the keys to our new Toyota Sienna! I was still quite frustrated and it took a few hours for it to fade, but now I am totally excited about our new minivan. Yup, that’s right, we own a minivan. Growing up my family had an Astro minivan. This isn’t that! This has automatic sliding doors and auto back door. Leather interior, heated seats (my favorite part), easy fold down back seats and lots and lots of room!




I never thought I would be a minivan person but it sure is nice!

Thanks Babe. Love you!

Merry Christmas!

Monday, November 29, 2010

We Made It!

We made it to and from Minnesota.  We are back.  We got back last Sunday night.  We had a great time visiting my sister and her family.  Jacob did AWESOME on both plane rides.  I would give him a 10 out of 10 for the first flight and 9.5 out of 10 for the second flight.  The second one probably would have been a 10 except we had to sit on the runway waiting for 1hr because someone’s tray table didn’t fasten closed.  And we also somehow managed to skip both the porno scanners and a molestation patdown.  Bonus!

Jacob had a grand time playing with the girls and all the new to him toys. The girls had a great time playing with Jacob and holding Evie.  Maya (age 4)  informed us that she likes holding babies and dogs.  And the girls had a grand time showing off their best gymnastics skills.



Jacob’s first swim (at the hotel pool)


The Microsoft Store at the Mall of America (right across the way from the Apple store)


Gretchen and I playing Kinect outside the Microsoft Store.  Look at us go!


Maya holding Evie.


Maya showing off her new medals from Auntie Sidney.



Getting bundled up to play in the snow.


“I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!”






Playing in the box from the new TV stand.



Playing at Lookout Ridge.




Playing at the Giggle Factory.





More baby holding.






The Kelly Clan.


Thanks Kelly’s for letting us invade your house, your pantry, your toy bins, and old clothes bins.  Sorry for the mess left by one little boy.  We miss you already and can’t wait to see you again.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Packing for the Plane

We are all excited to be heading to Minneapolis this Tuesday to visit my sister’s family.  Jacob is super excited to see his cousins.  Gretchen can’t wait to get her little hands on little Evie. 

What we are not excited about is the airplane ride.  Jacob sitting for 3.5 hours.  Yeah right.  Hopefully all the other passengers will have patience and understanding.

Here is what we are packing for Jacob for the plane ride.


Sippy cup

Snacks: Goldfish crackers, yogurt melts, dried fruit, pears, graham crackers

3 Old favorite books

3 New books

2 DVD’s

3 Straws

1 Package of stickers

4 Finger puppets

1 Slinky

1 Soft, spiky ball

1 Elmo cell phone toy

1 Ball toy

1 Monkey

1 Lovey

1 Hat

1 Empty Tupperware container

I think that is it and I hope it’s enough!