Jackie is all better! Thank you everyone for your prayers and support. She has taken off to make up for lost time. She is pulling to stand after only being out of the brace for a week and today she was trying to cruise along the coffee table. She is definitely a mover that loves to chase "da-nah" (I think that is Jonah) which she says all the time!
I love life as a mom. Sure, I have to say no when they do something dangerous, I have to keep the house clean ( I try :)), I have to pay the bills, and I have to buy groceries, but I get to do all of these things in the company of two wonderful little people (and be supported by a wonderful husband). Their smiles and laughter bring so much joy to my life. Lately we have been enjoying the wonderful weather, actually we've been enjoying the rainy weather too, riding bikes, taking walks, and cooking with lots of fresh veggies. I take joy in our adventures and daily rituals, like breakfast where Jonah gets syrup (he calls it dip it) all over his face and hands and Jackie pants until I let HER feed ME. (On a side note, I think almost all of our breakfast foods use syrup: french toast, pancakes, waffles, oatmeal....hmmmm). Or our bike rides together to pick up our vegetable box or to Jonah's school. It is so cute to see Jonah and Jackie interact inside the stroller/bike trailer. Being a mom has been about experiencing these years with my children along with teaching them. I look forward to each day, even when I am deliriously tired from my baby that likes to nurse throughout the night! (I just want to note that so that I don't forget what a little nurser Jackie was). Here are some recent pictures:
Grandma and two of her GRAND babies!
Jonah is wearing his train outfit at his school. Jackie is crawling quickly towards mama (which she now can say).
Sometimes the best days are unplanned! Jon, Stephen, and I snuck away for a mountain bike ride while my mom was visiting a few weeks ago.