Wednesday, December 26, 2007

P.S. ....

Probably from lack of sleep and it being late right now I forgot a very important part! We went to Jake's family's house after my family. They gave us some fun gifts also. Then Jake and I made breakfast while everyone played with new toys and with Jarren. It really was such a good Christmas.

A Very Merry White Christmas

The snow started sometime Christmas Eve afternoon and did not stop until sometime early Christmas Morning. It was a very beautiful COLD morning this morning.

We woke up at 5:45 to get ready and go over to my parents house. We had to be there by 7 because my siblings have a very hard time waiting to see what Santa brought (as I'm sure most kids have the same problem). From the time we left the Apartment until the time he fell asleep on me after presents, Jarren was wide awake from excitement. Aunts and Uncles screaming with joy, and giving him lots of crinkly wrapping paper to shove in his mouth. He got to be held by his Grandma Hunt for the first time in 2 1/2 weeks and was so excited he gave her a hug!

Out of all of Jarren's Christmas gifts I believe the wrapping paper was his favorite. His second favorite would probably be the Hokey-Pokey Elmo. And then his new playmat. We still haven't put together a few of his new presents so his favorites might change.

Jake was a very spoiled man this year. But he deserves it so I went all out. He got a Wii (which his brother helped me pay for...thanks Rob!) and a bunch of games to go with it. Jake got me a new ipod shuffle, and Rob got me the armband case to put it in so I can use it while I work out! I'm so excited. After all of the presents and a very exhausting morning, I started dinner. (yep...we had our OWN dinner this year) and took a nap. Then I woke up and finished dinner. We had a very good ham. After dinner was over we went to the movies and watched Alvin and the Chipmonks. It was a pretty funny movie, we enjoyed it and laughed a lot.
This was one of the best Christmas's in a long time. Having Jarren with us this year made it even better. We love him and are so thankful that he is in our family. We hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and was able to feel the love our Savior has for you.
Love you all! Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 22, 2007


Today we learned that Jarren is Spiderbaby. We already knew that he loved to be upside down on our knees or just tipped upside down, but Jake decided to hold him up to the ceiling and LOVED it. When we brought him back down he kept his head down cause he didn't want to come back up. We decided to pull a "Spiderman Kiss" with him. :)

Other things spiderbaby has learned lately: Pulling himself up in his swing! So we decided to finally put his swing in an upright position when he is awake and he loves that also.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Oh one more thing...SNOW

We got soooo much snow over the weekend. The tree outside our balcony looked so cool, this picture doesn't do it justice but I thought I would share. It looked like this most of the night and then some kids came and shook the tree, it was disappointing.

Big Boy!

Jarren is getting so big and learning so many new things I can hardly believe it!

Some new things Jarren is doing or has been doing for about a month:

1. Holding his own bottle (most the time)
2. Laughing really hard when we do something funny or undress/dress him
3. Grabbing everything and shoving it into his mouth
4. Putting his arms out when he wants us
5. Rolling across the floor
6. Eating cereal and last week the doc had me start him on veggies (we've been trying out peas)
7. Talking really loud so everyone will pay attention to him
8. Raising his eyebrows for certain expressions
9. Sitting up on our laps on his own (he doesn't like leaning back he has to be leaning forward)
10. Standing on the ground holding onto our fingers

He is such a big boy and he knows it. He wants to be doing all the big boy things. Doesn't like just sitting there if he can help it. Tonight Jake was standing Jarren up on his lap and Jarren would bend his knees and Jake would "blast" him up into the air and Jarren thought it was so funny! He would come back down and bend his knees again cause he knew that meant he would get blasted off into the air. Jake probably did this about 20 times over and over again then his arms got tired and had to stop, Jarren was upset about that.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Christmas Cards

This is to everyone we didn't get Christmas Cards out to. We are sending them today, so I apologize if you didn't get one.

Merry Christmas Everyone! We love you!