Tuesday, July 28, 2009

through the years...

today i was going through all our pictures and trying to get organized. i try to order some (not all) of the pictures i take and keep them in albums, so if i need a photo, it is easy to get it out. until miss hadley came along i was pretty on top of things... but now i am making up for lost time.

anyways, as i was going through the photo albums i noticed that i have taken the same picture of mason for the last 3 summers. this is in auntie ilene's back yard, in front of the stone wall.

my little boy is really growing up...




Saturday, July 25, 2009

summer fun

wow, summer is going by fast. i can't believe july is almost over... we have tried to keep busy despite the weather. i can't actually remember a summer that has been so cold and rainy.
today we had the jacobs family summer bbq and the weather was amazing!!! the kids had so much fun!!! they got to go swimming and walk on the beach... it is the best of both worlds, the ocean and the pool. they got to play with their cousins, and just relax. i have been in pain all week from my back, and today was the first day i felt a little better.
i bribed the kids today... all i wanted was a family picture of the 5 of us... is that too much to ask? i told them they couldn't go in the pool until we did pictures. (what a mean mom i am).

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


i feel broken... both physically and mentally right now. i pulled out my back on sunday and it kills!!! my body is crooked and it hurts to do everything, except lay flat. this isn't the first time i have done this, but it has been almost 1 1/2 years since it last happened. craig had to take yesterday and today off from work to help me out. i can't pick hadley up without feeling like i am going to break my back. it sucks!!! it is days like today that i wish i had a full time job and daycare for the kids.

tomorrow is the 5 year anniversary of my brother's death. i hate july 22... hate, hate, hate!!!! i hate when i see it on the calendar, and i even hate when the clock says 7:22. i also hate that it is my sil's b-day that day.

i really wish i was in a place where i could look back at my brother's life and remember all the fun things, and the laughs. but i can't. instead i relive the day over and over again. i wish july 22nd wasn't about his death, but about his life. i have no idea if i will ever get to that point, but all i know is for now i am not there.

today i just feel broken!

here is a picture of Richie with Carter when he was a newborn. i love this picture...

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

bikes and beach

so carter has officially graduated from training wheels. we took them off his bike in the spring, and he was timid and didn't want to ride it anymore. i am not sure what clicked, but he decided on sunday when i ran to target, that he wanted to give it a try. when i got home, he was riding all around as if he had been doing it all summer. i am so proud of him.

mason is now more interested in riding carter's old bike... he is one cool dude!!!

we decided after 4 years of living here, that we should (finally) take the kids to the lake in town. i am not much of a lake person, but i did enjoy that i could sit right there and watch them play w/out having to go in. i am going to get a season pass this week and hopefully we will use it. btw, hadley is not a fan of the water AT ALL!!!! but she was as happy as a clam to just sit on the blanket with me and play.

2 girls and a bow

two of my friends had baby girls in the last couple of weeks, and i couldn't be happier!!! last week Ali came over with baby Hailey. i couldn't believe how small she was. babies really do grow up fast, because Hadley now looked like a giant!!!

yesterday i went to visit my friend Courtney, and her brand new baby girl Drew Harper. this was the first time i have ever guessed what someone was having correctly. i am always wrong!!! i was thrilled when i got the update that she had a girl!!! i also love that Hadley is getting a little group of friends. Courtney and i were pregnant together and both had boys, and it is so fun getting Mason and Graham together for play dates.

along with some clothes, i gave each baby a BIG bow... who knows if they will use it, but i couldn't help myself!!! they still
need to grow into it a bit.

Hadley and Drew -we were sitting under the red umbrella, that is why there is a red/pink glow to the pictures.

Hailey's visit

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

7 months old

hadley is 7 months old today. she is such a good girl!!! she figured out how to get herself into a sitting position yesterday. not what i was expecting when i went to get her out of her crib! she is still a great sleeper at night and for her naps. the only area she really needs to get moving on is eating solids. she has NO interest at all!!! she loves when i put ice in her mesh feeder, it must feel good on her teeth, but when i put bananas in it, she was not so happy.

here are pictures from her 7 month photo shoot today. she was not very happy, so i gave her a bath to help settle her. i put her down so i could get her dressed, and when when i got back she was in a sitting position and really happy. i figured i better take her picture fast before she got pissed. so that is why she is in her diaper, no bow, no dress, no nothing.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

happy 4th of july

today we had some friends over to celebrate the 4th. after a month of rain, and cool weather, we finally had the perfect day!!! i had a great time!

after a week of vacation, birthday and anniversary celebrations, i can officially say i am FULL. i really need to detox next week and get moving again. i feel gross!!!

oh, and i got a new macbook pro for our anniversary. i am having so much fun getting used to it. i also got a new camera lens for my b-day, so i can zoom in really close now. craig is happy b/c with the purchase of the macbook, he got a free ipod touch. i am pretty sure i see iphones in our future.

here are some pictures from today...

first taste of a popsicle

i put the flower in Nathan's hair when he was eating... he would have made a pretty girl!!!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

happy anniversary

craig and i celebrated our 9th wedding anniversary yesterday. we had a great day, although nothing this week is going as planned b/c of the rain. we were able to go out for a nice dinner on sat. night. i also celebrated my 32nd birthday on sunday... funny i still feel about 27.

i really feel so lucky to have one of the best husbands i know. he is so good to me and he always makes sure our family is his top priority. this was his facebook status yesterday, and i just love it.

Craig Jacobs wishes his wife a very happy 9th anniversary. Who would have thought that a random wrong number almost 15 years ago would have led to such a wonderful life.

next year i am hoping to be celebrating by sitting in the sun, on a beach, somewhere tropical. i don't really care where, as long as my family is with me. and after a week of cool weather and lots of rain, i think craig is on board too!!!