Wednesday, June 30, 2010

More pics of Noah

Whenever I have a baby, I like to take lots of pictures of them because they develop so quickly. Here is Noah at 2 1/2 months:

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Jensen Visit

Last week we had the privilege of having my sister and her family visit. She has 5 kids as well, so we had a house full of kids! It was fun and exhausting. On Monday, Doug and Darren went out to a movie (The A-Team) and lunch. A little guy time without the kids. Later that night we went to Chuck E Cheese to celebrate Jordan's birthday (see previous post). On Tuesday, we had an "Under the Sea" theme day. We headed to Windsor Lake. My sister Marilee and my nephew Nathaniel joined us for this fun day. Lexi:

My Niece, Emily:
We didn't take a lot of pictures, but my sister Stacie did. I'll have to steal some from her later. After the beach, Jordan and Jacob went home with Nathaniel and they had a boys sleepover. Fun for the boys. The rest of us had Seafood for dinner to complete the "Under the Sea" meal. There were plans to watch Little Mermaid and read sea books, but that really didn't happen. My Nephew, Joshua, had an allergic reaction to something and they ended up taking him to urgent care for a breathing treatment. This was a weird freak thing that has never happened to him before. He turned out to be fine the rest of the week. Whew!

On Wednesday, Stacie and I headed to Marilee's for a little girl time. We left all of the kids with the guys and were able to relax a little. We went to the movie, "Letters to Juliet" and out to eat at a Mexican Restaurant. It felt short, but sweet. We also counted this as a celebration to Stacie's birthday (which is the 20th). While we were gone the men had taken the kids to the park just to get out of the house.

On Thursday, we had creative day. We started out with an invention table (thanks to Doug's mom for the idea):

The kids had a great time inventing robots, fish, faces, etc. This was something that both the older kids AND the younger kids liked to do. Hooray. Later that night we had appetizers for dinner. My favorite was the Honey BBQ wings and the Sausage & Cream Cheese stuffed mushrooms (Thanks Crystal for the recipe). Very fattening dinner, but DELICIOUS! And to finish off the night we had a talent show. This turned out to be so fun and hilarious. Darren did some magic tricks, Stacie and I showed off our talent of picking up items with our long toes, the kids played the piano and danced. Jordan and Jacob did a funny skit. It was a very enjoyable evening. Darren: Jordan and Jacob:
On Friday we went to the park and let the kids play for a while. Then we headed to Marilee's house for a BBQ. I had a great evening spending time with both of my sisters and their families. The Jensens left the next morning for Utah, but will be heading back through here again on their way back to Minnesota. We had a great week.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Happy Birthday Jordan

Jordan turned 11 this month. How time flies. Here is a slide show of Jordan starting in his early years:

Jordan wanted a Bakugan cake this year:

He also wanted to go to Chuck E. Cheese. His cousins were visiting from Minnesota so they were able to go too. So fun. (Left to right: Jacob, Jordan, Alison, Lexi, Kaylee, Rylie, Joshua, & Mason) The two youngest ones (Emily and Noah) are not in the picture.

Jordan and Jacob went to their cousin Nathaniel's house for pizza and a sleepover. They had a great time.

Jordan had a great birthday!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


During the past weekend we've had a lot of visitors over to celebrate Noah's blessing (see next post to see blessing pictures). We were able to...have some girls time (shopping), have a BBQ (which it started POURING rain while we were grilling. Mason is still talking about it and is afraid to go outside now), go to Swetsville Zoo (which is half flooded), and swim at the funplex. It was a short visit for everyone, but it was super fun to visit. Here are some pics from the weekend:

Monday, June 7, 2010

Noah's Blessing

We've had lots of family visiting this weekend to celebrate Noah's blessing. He was blessed yesterday. Everything went great. Here are some pictures: