Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Yet another catch-up!!!!

I am always playing catch up......seriously. You would think I would learn after awhile that I just need to do it and not have it on my list of things to do....for like 4 months. Wow. I guess I have become more of a facebook girl and not so much a blogger. Not because I don't want to blog but because it is just easier. Anyway, enough of my excuses.
We are doing really well. Wayne is still working for the ambulance company here in Salem but he has added another job to his work load. He now works as an ER tech at the hospital. He enjoys it but he doesn't think that he will last much longer as really he is meant to be a firefighter/paramedic. But that is a whole different subject!! We are still here in Salem....we hope to move in the future but it looks like it is going to be a couple of years and not a couple of months, as we hoped. So is life though.
So our new little one is a mover and a shaker to say the least. It is funny though.....I like it because it reminds me that she is still there and that she is doing alright. That is right. We are having our first girl. CRAZY. I almost didn't believe it when we found out but we are excited to add another sweet spirit to our home. She is due to arrive on January 13th.
Jackson is 21/2 and growing up before our eyes. We are in the process of potty training and he is catching on pretty well. A tub of different animals has been our life saver though. He gets a small one when he goes pee and a big one if he goes poop....he loves to share this information with everyone that he sees as well as letting them get a peek at his underware. He is very proud. Jackson is very inquisitive and is always asking questions....almost to the point that it is almost annoying. Especially when he asks the same ones over and over again. But at the same time, it is fun to see him learning and discovering new things. He also started a preschool/play group once a week with 5 boys from the ward. He is enjoying himself, esp because he is going to "school" like the other big kids. Very fun kid with tons of personality and wit.
Logan is 16 months and is also growing before our eyes. He is honestly a such a big kid......I get asked a lot if Jackson and him are twins, just because they are similar is size. Logan is still learning how to get around but he sure does like to "do" or try to do everything his brother is doing. He loves to point and grunt at things and doesn't say much to our understanding but he sure makes a ton of different sounds. It is pretty funny. I think one of these days he is just going to start talking in full sentences!!
So, here are a few things we have done in the last little least the ones I was able to get pictures of!!!

We went camping with a few families from the ward at Silver Creek Falls and had a great time

My oldest nephew Zack, left for BYU in August. Crazy that he is old enough to be away at school
We got a trailer for our bikes and the boys have loved it....

Zoo trip with family while Patti was visiting....very fun and obviously, very tiring.

We went to the fair while Jeff and his family were here....I hadn't been in years. Jackson loved going on the few rides that he could, esp the roller coaster with his Dad. Good times.

Wayne's Dad is leveling out his back yard to create his ultimate yard and of course ALL of the boys had to help in the process. The looks on the little boys faces as they played around with the excavator were seriously priceless.

Hopefully I will post before the next 4 months have passed us by!!!


Veronica Tyler said...

I'm glad you updated :)... And I'm so happy you guys are having a baby girl! So exciting. I love watching my kids learn too, and sometimes it is a painful process. "Why? What? Why?" Max and Logan sound so much alike. Max and Grace where the same size shirts and shoes. He's still a couple inches shorter, but they weigh almost the same too. I love the pic of boys on the rock with the water - so cute!

Jenn said...

Cute blog Shauna! =)

Anonymous said...

i had forgotten you even had a blog cuz you hadn't written in forever lol jk. you're family is adorable! congrats on the girl!

i understand about Facebook being easier. i feel the same. it's like micro-blogging :)

JoshandHarmony said...

Shauna I found your blog through Nika's I hope you don't mind. Your boys are darling!

Danna said...

OMH, Shauna! Congratulations on the #3 & a little girl at that! I could have sworn you mentioned something about changing 3x diapers come January on FB--but I guess I'm kinda' slow & do FB 'bout once a week/every 2 wks. now--and forgot. Your boys are just so cute and I can't wait to see future pics of them protecting & playing w/ that sweet little 'sis! Take care!!

Mark and Katie said...

Cute pictures...your boys are getting so big. Hopefully I'll get to see you and catch up before the next favorite things party next summer!

Erickson Family said...

I am so excited for you!! You are going to LOVE having a little girl. Not that I know, but I've heard they are totally different in every way from each other.

We went to the OR State Fair this year too. The girls had a blast! Next year we should plan to go on the same day. The kids would have so much fun!