It's hard to believe January 2012 is already in the history books, but the month of love is well underway! Our household has stayed busy this last month and we'd like to share just a bit of what we've been doing.
We started the new year the same way we've started the last severa: celebrating Christmas with my sister and her family and my mom.
|Gramy gave the kids a set of Paper Jamz guitars, drums and amps. We have a complete band!|
Ron is in the middle of his officiating season. When they can, Zeke or Kaydawn rides along and keep him company. If the location is close enough, all the kids and I go so we can spend time with Daddy. Ron had to say goodbye to an old friend earlier in January. The recliner that he had for nearly 20 years, the chair he rocked babies in, and the friend who cuddled him through nights of headaches and other illness bit the dust. He tried to save it by using a ratchet strap to hold the footrest down, but it was to no avail. We replaced the old recliner with a matching set.
|Ron trying to salvage his chair.|
|Kaydawn's Girl Scout troop at the cookie kick-off in Hays.|
Zeke participated in Kid's Wrestling this year. His first tournament was on Dec. 31. He placed 4th in the Monarch Novice Tournament. On Jan. 15, he participated in the Ellis Novice Tournament. He improved much in just two weeks and took 2nd!
|Zeke took this win with his first pin!|
Asher keeps all of us laughing with his sweet but mischievous smile and the things he says. Now that Kaydawn is in school all day, he's learning to talk for himself. Earlier this year, if you asked him if he was a big boy, he'd reply, "No, I da baby." Then he decided to say, "No, I Ahh-eeer." He's also at the stage where everything is his or applies to him. His favorite game during the days Jamison is with us is to annoy Jamison by saying whatever Jamison says or does is his or he can do too. Owning everything includes the TV and the choice of movie on the Wii. He does well most of the time sharing, but he proudly announces, "It's o-dor. My turn!" when it's his turn to pick a movie.
|Gramy with Kaydawn, Asher, Zerek, Zade & Zeke|
|Gramy and her sister Ruth|
|Me with Zerek|
|Kendra, Mom and I at Mom's birthday lunch|
Finally, both Zeke and Kaydawn have lost their top left front teeth. They make quite a pair!
|The toothless pair!|