Thursday, November 15, 2007

I Can't Wait for Christmas

Hi Everyone!!! Hope everyone is doing good. I am doing great, tired but really I cannot complain. I am officially off of work and it feels really weird to me. Although it is best to be off of work b/c I get so tired, it is still weird to me to be off b/c I always had it in my head I'd work until the end of January but that is only when I thought there was one baby in my tummy.

Both babies continue to do very well and are growing at the same size. I can differentiate between each baby when they kick, I know which was is doing the kicking which I think is crazy. They both kick lots at night time, its almost like its play time for them, so I think thats cool. I pray everynight that these babies come sometime in January, I hope this happens. Ultimately our goal is to have healthy babies, but I would really like them to stay in my tummy for as long as possible.

We haven't really been up to much, we all just got over the flu and that wasn't pretty. Now I am trying to slowly get all my Christmas decorations up. They usually are up every year by the November 11th weekend but with having the flu and being so tired, it is a work in progress, soon I will have them all up. John is scared when the basement gets finished b/c he says this will give me and opportunity to go out and buy more decorations, I can hardly wait.

John turned 30 on November 3rd, and he of course got the XBOX 360 so he is HAPPY. Now we are getting ready for Jackson's party. Jackson turns 2 on December 4th, we will have his party on December 1st, I am excited about it and I know we will post lots of pictures for that.

Well that is about all for now, I am going to rest on the couch, enjoy our pics, some from Halloween and others are just random.

We are counting down the days to Christmas, this is my favourite time of the year!!!!!!

Man, this is the life, Mom and DAd pulling me around as I go to each house and get candy, I'm lovin it!!
This house was great, I got tons of candy.....thanks grandma and grandpa for the candy
I sure love my mom and she loves me we are the best of friends!!!!!! Did you know there is two babies in mommy's tummy, I think they are girls, mommy thinks they are girls but daddy thinks they are boys, guess we will find out soon.
Our friends got together and threw us an "unconventional" baby shower, all the people in the picture plus others who are not pictured, chipped in to buy a sheet or 2 of drywall, then the guys got together and spent the whole day drywalling our basement as we need more space with 2 babies on they way. This was absolutely wonderful, we cannot say thank you enough, we just feel really blessed to have such wonderful friends.

Monday, October 15, 2007

Jackson's Big Boy Room

Hi Everyone!!! Well I'm surprised I have another blog up so quickly. I guess I am just excited about Jackson's room.

The last weekend in September we headed to Fargo with our friends and had a great time, hanging out and shopping. Then for Canadian Thanksgiving we headed to Minot to see my family which was nice b/c that will probably be the last time I see them before the babies arrive. We had alot of good fun in Minot, ate alot of good food and I enjoyed shopping with my sisters.

Jackson is doing well, he has taken a couple of tumbles down the stairs and now looks at the basement stairs saying "boom boom" "stair fell". We think falling once at home and once at Aunt Valerie's will give him a greater appreciation of the stairs.

Like I said at the start, we are so excited that Jackson's big boy room is done. He no longer sleeps in a crib and although it makes me smile to see him being such a big boy, I'm a little sad to see how fast he is growing. He loves his room and say "airplane, airplane" all the time. I'm sure Aunt Cathy appreciates this room, for those of you who don't know, John's sister is a pilot!!!

My friend Joanna came over, she is a fantastic artist and she painted the mural on Jackson's wall. John had painted the walls earlier and then Joanna came over and did the airplanes on the wall. The airplanes hanging from the ceiling are Jackson's birthday gift from Aunt Pam, they match perfectly with his room.

We hope you enjoy the pics of his room as much as we do!!!!

Twin babies are doing fine, measuring exactly the same size and I am doing well also. I get tired very easily, the doctor said I am six months pregnant but measuring the size of an 8 month pregnant woman. I am taking it easy and we just hope this pregnancy continues to go well and that hopefully they will come in the early part of January.

Again enjoy the pics.

Hi Everyone!!!! Grandpa, you should get a boat like this for the cottage!!!!!
This is so much fun, I think I'm a pirate!!
Hurry up Dad and take the picture, I want to go in the water!!!
Mom, we really need to go to a hotel every weekend, this is so fun and relaxing!!!
ARRRHHH ARHHHH Matey!!! I'm Captain Jack Sparrow!!
Look how much fun this pirate ship is..... so many adventures.
Mom make sure you stay at the bottom to catch me!! I'm brave but not that brave.
This is Joanna, she is so sweet, I had to stand behind the gate while I watched her and Mommy in the room, Mom wouldn't let me in, something about me getting paint everywhere.... I would never do that :)
There is my wall, isn't it great!!!!!! I love it!!!!
You may think airplane overload but I love all the different planes and colours, I love my bed, Bryan and Tara-Lynn didn't need it anymore, it is great, just my size, thanks Bryan and Tara-Lynn.

I think this is Dad's favourite plane..... Mommy likes the red one that hangs from the ceiling.

I am so happy no more crib.
Hi everyone, mom says the bruises on my forehead will go away soon. I am avoiding those stairs, they definitely do not like me! I love my new sheets, mom searched for a long time to find the perfect ones. Thanks mom.

Again my wall, I just love looking at it!!!I hope Aunt Cathy takes me in a plane one day, that will be lots of fun.
Well I hope you enjoyed my room, I love it, thanks mom and dad for all your hard work. I'm going to play for awhile.... mom and dad you can extend my bed time for another hour .... right???

Below is a video dad took of my room, we are just getting ready to leave for daycare it is way too early in the morning so you'll notice I don't have alot to say.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

I'm Too Busy To Blog

Really blogging isn't that hard, but life has just been so busy for us. I thought I'd better post some new pic's. Let me give you an update on what we have been up to. The last week of August my sisters and their families came to Winnipeg and we went to the cottage and had a great time. I also attended the Justin Timberlake concert which was AMAZING, I had a great time and was happy to see that there were other pregnant woman there. We traveled home for the September long weekend to see my family, and help my dad with harvest. All in all we had a fantastic summer.

Although our summer was great it has been nice to get back into a routine and head back to work and just be in our house. I had a long list of goals I wanted to finished before the end of January when our baby is suppose to arrive, when I found out we are now expecting identical twins.... now the babies are to come the end of December so many things are getting pushing into this month and next before the doctor puts me on bed rest.

John and I have gotten over the shock that there are 2 babies on the way and we are so happy and feel incredibly blessed that we are having twins. I have to admit there are times when I feel a bit overwhelmed but I know that God doesn't give us anything we can't handle and that everything will be ok. We go over and over whether or not we should find out the sex of the babies, we still have not come to one decision or the other. It really doesn't matter to us if they are boys or girls, just as long as they are healthy.

We are planning to head to Fargo with our friends and then for Canadian Thanksgiving we will be seeing my family. I want to try and get Jackson's big boy room finished by the middle of October. Slowly but surely things are coming together and I feel good about that.

The doctor wants me off work November 1st --- December 1st at the latest so I might have John put up Christmas decorations in October :) For those of you who don't know, I am a Christmas nut and I love decorating our house for Christmas. John won't let me put up the decorations until after November 11th but things may change this year.

Well that is all I have for now, enjoy the pics and I promise to have more blogs done but if I am a little slow, you know why!!!

Grandma Bowering put me in this shopping bin, I thought it was tons of fun.
Mom, this is the real way I'm suppose to sit in my high chair...... ha ha it worked!!! The high chair has been in storage for awhile and I now get my booster chair!!!
I think this would make a perfect bunk bed, help me mom, I'm stuck!!!!!
This is Grandpa Herman, I am helping him in the combine.
I just love Grandpa Herman's pickup truck, I'm having a good time in the field at harvest time!
Turn down the wind!!!
Dad and I sure had fun in the wheat fields!!
Happy Birthday Grandma Bowering!!!!!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Birthdays, Surprises, and Summer OH MY

Hi Everyone!!!! Yes I know what you must be thinking..... and yes, it is about time I have done a new post. Honestly, life has been busy for us. But we are thankful that summer is here and we are loving our time at the cottage. Things with us have been great, no complaints here. Jackson is home from daycare for the summer, I am so thankful to have the time with him and just realize how much I miss him. Jackson is finally walking, he decided to finally give it a try at the very end of June. Jackson has always been a very laid back, relaxed boy. I think he gets it from his dad. I can just see it when he is a teenager..."Jackson please clean your room"...." don't worry mom, its not messy, chill out, it will be fine"...... "Jackson don't you have an essay to be working on"......."don't worry mom, its not due for another 2 weeks!!!!!" I am happy that he takes his time with things, it definitely gives him his own little personality and I like that.
Jackson also talks up a storm. He always has something to say. He loves the outdoors, he loves cars, trucks, buses, boats......he is your typical boy. He loves DIRT, digging and playing in it and of course eating it!!!!! He is loving the cottage this year, he is a big fish, we can't keep him out of the water. He also helps us drive the boat and loves to go on the big waves. We have some new and older pics below, I promise to be better at getting more pics to you of Jackson. Like I said we've been busy the past little bit, I hope things will slow down.
We really don't have any summer plans, we are heading to Saskatoon for a wedding in August but for the most part we will be maxing and relaxing at the cottage. I will get you pics next time of the new guest cottage, it is absolutely wonderful.
Well that is it for now, enjoy the pics!!!!!
Hi Everyone, I am trying to get away from mommy, I have a big surprise to tell you all....... I am going to be a big brother!!!!!! Thats right, mommy is pregnant........the baby is due on January 29th. Mommy is officially 3 months, she has been very sick for the past 3 months so that explains why she hasn't been blogging. She just needed to take care of herself and make sure that baby was ok. I AM SO EXCITED TO BE A BIG BROTHER. Mom and dad are also making me a big boy room. Guess what, it will be an airplane room. You should see my bedding, I love all the airplanes, mom will hang lots of different airplanes from the ceiling. When dad finishes painting it and mom finishes decorating it we will take pictures!!!!!
Here goes John and Matt climbing the cliff at an area close by to the cottage.
I think if the cliff was higher they would try to go all they way up, I guess 25 feet will have to do.

Next year mom will definitely, try it... well maybe, just wait mom until I'm older dad and I can jump together!!!!!

Hey Mister DJ put a record on, I want to dance with my baby!!!!!!!!!
I love daddy's headphones, he uses them for video games on the computer but I think they look way better on me!!!!!
Ok dad.... I think I have everything tied down tight enough, I think the tire needs a bit more air.
I wonder if anyone would notice if I got in and took a little spin....VROOOOOOM
Mommy takes me to this park lots!!!!! I love this tractor, it is so much fun!!!!!
This is my friend Victoria's car, she has lots of neat things at her house.
Here we are on the dock at the cottage, getting reay to go for a swim. I love the cottage!!!
I like to hang out in this boat as well..... mom and dad put water in it for me, so much fun!!!!!
What is this........keep filling up that bucket!!!!!
My new favourite fruit.......watermelon, I can't get enough of it.
The mosquito's got ahold of me, they really like my blood!!!!!!
Mom and I have so much fun swimming in my car!!!! Mom is a fish like me, we could stay in the water all day!!!
This is my buddy Sugar, I see him at the lake on Sundays!!!! He is so nice, he barks at daddy.
Got Dirt
Don't worry mom, I'm just making sure everything is growing fine here, I won't touch your tulips!!!
here are the 4 musketeers......This is Victoria and her mommy Christine and me and mommy, we hang out all the time. We are such good friends. Victoria is going to be a big sister. Victoria's mommy will have a baby at the beginning of December....what fun.
Ok thats enough for me right now, I am getting tuckered out. Oh ya it was mommy's birthday on July 10th and we spoiled her rotten. Daddy got her a gift certificate to the Ten Spa..... it looks really nice, mommy can't wait to go. I gave mommy a Willow Tree Angel, well its not really an angel but it is a mommy holding a boy. Mommy cried when I gave it to her. Daddy also surprised mommy this past friday and took her to the Bombers game and I hung out with Grandpa and Grandma. Mom said it was a good game she just really wanted to Bombers to win. Well I will tell mom to put more pictures up soon. Bye for now.