Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Home for Christmas

On December 24 Nola, Jackson and I drove to the farm for Christmas. Jackson was very good and slept on the ride there and back. What a good boy.

Saturday we went to the candle light service in Estevan. We stopped by Grandma’s house on the way home and got a 4 generation picture.

Then on Sunday (Christmas Day) everyone came to the farm. We all opened presents, watched movies and played poker and Settlers of Catan. Oh yeah, and there was loads of good food.

This was Both Lauren and Jackson’s first Christmas at the farm. They seemed to enjoy themselves and everyone enjoyed having them around.

Monday after lunch we packed up and drove home. It was a beautiful day out and I got some nice pictures of the farm.

Sunday, December 18, 2005

Putting up the tree

Last week we got the tree. As always it's a character tree, you never know what you're going to get when it opens up. This year was a good year and there weren't many surprises. After it opened for about 3 days Nola, Jackson and I decorated it. The tree was so tall that we couldn't put the angel on the top this year. Maybe that's a good thing as last year the angel kept committing suicide by diving head first off the tree. Here's what it looked like beginning to end:

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Olive Garden

Mom's favourite restaurant is Olive Garden. On Friday night Uncle Morley made a trip to Winnipeg and we went to eat some breadsticks, salad, and pasta. It was delicious. Jackson loved his time at the restaurant with Uncle Morely,

After Olive Garden it is tradition to go to Starbucks. Once again we had a wonderful time. Mom enjoyed her steamed milk and dad had a hot chocolate. Jackson said when he gets older he will try coffee:)

Wednesday, December 07, 2005

Click Here For Pictures of Jackson

Jackson Richard Bowering has arrived. The fun started on early Saturday morning and went for 37 hours. We were able to spend the first 24 hours at home but then the contractions picked up and off to the hospital we went. The room at St Boniface Hospital was very nice. Nola went into hard labour for about 12 hours until around noon on Sunday. Then a mere 90 minutes of pushing and Jackson was here. Nola did amazingly well, especially with no epidural. I was very proud of her. Jackson officially arrived at 1:30 pm on Sunday December 4. He was 5 days early. He weighed 7 pounds 7 ounces and he was perfect. We stayed in the hospital for another 48 hours and then we brought him home. Nola and I have been missing a little bit of sleep but he's worth it. What a great kid. We are so blessed to have him as part of our family. A lot of people have wanted to see picture so click on the folowing link to see them: