Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Funny Jamison Story

One day recently Rondell and I had some things that we needed to get done, buy Caleb new shoes and clothes, stop by Target...just usual errands. Well as we were leaving I told Jamison that we were running some errands. She sounded excited and off we went. While we were out she kept asking me when she was going to Aaron's house (he's a student in her class). I repeatedly told her that we weren't going to Aaron's house. Finally when we pull in the garage once we're done Jamison says "but you said we were going to Aaron's." Rondell FINALLY put it all together and we realized that when I said errand she thought I meant Aaron. Rondell and I couldn't help but laugh (after we tried to explain what an errand is of course). Bless her little heart!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Go Caleb Go!

Rondell bought Jamison a new scooter this week because he ran over her old one (oops). She is really excited about it and so is Caleb. He has been trying to ride it so finally Rondell put him on the scooter and he was so excited. I'm sure it won't be long before we have to buy one for him.


This past Saturday Jamison and I participated in our church's ServeFest with other members from our Small Group. Twice a year our church organizes this huge event where members of our church go out and serve in different parts of the community. One year we helped (and by "we" I mean that the husbands helped and the wives watches the kids) build a playground at a local elementary school. For the past couple of ServeFests we have gone to this nursing home of have our children bring smiles to the elderly. The kids really do have a good time and the older people really like that we come and visit.

Here's the kids singing!

Jamison & Isabelle

The Gang: Bryce, Madeline, Isabelle, Jamison, Reese & Samuel

Our Small Group is one of the best things to happen to Rondell and I. We have developed friendships, and our kids have too! We have grown in our faith since joining this group and have had a lot of fun. We love you Small Group!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

My Baby is Going to Kindergarten!

I can't believe it but Jamison is going to Kindergarten in the fall. She has come such a long way since we enrolled her at Sutter Park preschool for special needs with her speech and socialization and behavior. Now, she talks non-stop, can read an entire book and plays very well with everyone.
Yesterday, Rondell, Jamison and I went to her new school for her Kindergarten assessment. Jamison walked into the room with her hands covering her ears. But once one of the teachers knelt down in front of her to talk to her she was fine. Rondell and I left the room with the other parents there and left the kids to play and to be observed. An hour later we picked her up from the room and I could tell that she had opened up. She told the teachers about her family, and her new sun glasses and even impressed them with her gymnastic moves (that she learned well over a year ago!). I can't even express how much I'm impressed with my little girl and how far she has come.
Good Job Jamison!!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Salon Davis

Here are some pictures of Caleb getting his first home haircut. Rondell said that he was really nervous but I think he did a great job. I don't have any good after pictures because Caleb was tired and ready to get into the bath. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Destin Here We Come!

The countdown has begun for our trip to Destin, Florida. My mom, Rondell, the kids and I are leaving on May 9 and headed south for a week-long vacation. We rented a condo that was referred to us by our friends Andy and Jodie (hi Jodie!). This will be our first vacation as a family and we can hardly wait.

I signed up to swim with a dolphin at this place. This is something that I've wanted to do for a long time and I'm taking the plunge (literally) with a friendly mammal. It will be an hour and 15 minute interaction that is supposed to include a kiss (not too sure about that, I mean we would have just met). There will be lots and lots of pictures (which reminds me that I may need a larger memory card).

If I was more blog savvy I would download a countdown onto my blog...hmm...maybe I should do some research on that!

Saturday, April 5, 2008


My God-daughter (that's what I'm calling her even though I have not be officially named, but I did deliver her so I'm naming myself the God-mother, wink!) Mila came over to visit us today while her mom, Marja, ran some errands and got a much needed break. She is so adorable and I can't believe that it's already been 7 months since I delivered her...OK, so I really didn't deliver her but I was in the room during the entire labor and deliver, one of the best days of my life. She is in love with Jamison, which I think is cute because I do hope that one day Jamison will be a role model for Mila. We joke that Mila and Caleb are going to be married one day because they are so close in age.

Rondell and I realized during the visit how much are are done having children. Three was OK but to do it all of the time would be a lot. Whew! She was a lot of fun to have around and I hope we didn't scare her away with all of the screaming and the "No, Caleb put that down." She's such a doll baby and I'm glad that she came over to spend the afternoon with us.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Interesting Information...Why Not

A--Available, Married or Single: Married
B--Best friend: Ron Deezy!
C--Cake or Pie: Pie
D--Drink of Choice: Coke
E--Essential item you use everyday: Bag Balm (for my lips)
F--Favorite Color: Yellow (it's such a happy color)
G--Gummy bears or worms: Worms!
H--Hometown: I was born in Columbus, but grew up in University Heights, Ohio (outside of Cleveland
I--Indulgence: Coke
J--January or February: This is hard because it used to be February because of Valentine's Day, but Caleb was born in January so I'm going to have to go with that.
K--Kids and names: (2) Jamison Lee and Caleb Duane
L--Life is incomplete without: my family
M--Marriage Date: June 15, 2002
N--Number of siblings: 2, Evan (17) and Toshianna (9)
O--Oranges or apples: Apples!
P--Phobias or fears: Drowning
Q--Fave quote: Just ask, all they can say is no (from my mama!)
R--Reason to smile: God, my family, my friends
S--Season: Summer
T--Tag 3 people: Just Janna
U--Unknown fact about me: I almost drowned when I was younger
V--Vegetable you don't like: Peas
W--Worse habit: Worrying
X--Xrays: Only at the dentist
Y--Your fave food: Pizza, hands down!
Z--Zodiac sign: Scorpio