Thursday, September 9, 2010

Just Yesterday…

As I sit on the porch and enjoy the cool evening air, it’s hard to believe that it’s already September…

It seems like just yesterday it was January, and we had to remove every. scrap. of. furniture. from downstairs so the guys could install our beautiful new wood floors.IMG_3947

It seems like just yesterday it was February, and the kids were so excited about their new rubber boots they could wear in the muddy backyard.

It seems like just yesterday it was March, and the kids had a blast riding carnival rides at the Houston Rodeo.IMG_4182

It seems like just yesterday it was the end of March, and we celebrated Jayden’s 7th birthday with dodgeball and Transformers.

It seems like just yesterday it was early April, my belly was huuuge, and we were wondering whether we would be blessed with another boy or another girl.

I seems like just yesterday it was April 17th, and we welcomed home little Baby James.

It seems like just yesterday it was early May, and I watched my oldest “baby” walk to and wait for the BIG school bus…all by himself.

It seems like just yesterday it was the end of May, and Jayden finished 1st grade with honor roll and perfect attendance honors.

It seems like just yesterday it was summery June, and we were cheering on the 7 year old All-Star team in the championship game.

It seems like just yesterday it was July, and we made friends with a family from Dallas while sitting on the Galveston seawall waiting for fireworks.

It seems like just yesterday it was July 25th, and I stood on the beach as my baby sister married the love of her life while I gained a brother.
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It seems like just yesterday it was August, and we spent the last weekend of summer touring the aquarium, swimming, and watching 3-D movies at Moody Gardens.

And now here it is September and…

  • Jules will be 3;
  • Jeff and my sister will celebrate their birthdays;
  • James will be 5 months;
  • my parents will celebrate their wedding anniversary;
  • we will buy costumes for Halloween;
  • I will send out report cards for my student’s first 6 weeks of school;
  • Jayden will receive his first 9 week report card of 2nd grade;
  • we will start making Thanksgiving and Christmas break plans.

It has been a fabulous year, and I just can’t believe it’s almost over!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Mommy’s Little Helper

Julianna’s favorite phrase at the moment is, “I wanna he’p youuuuu.” It doesn’t matter what you’re doing – feeding the dogs, playing a game on your phone, watering the plants, doing laundry, even going to the bathroom – she wants to help. Her favorite helping activity right now?

{washing dishes}

It doesn’t matter if there is only one dish next to the sink, she’ll ask, “Can we wash some dishes?” The other night I was cooking dinner and Jeff brought home a couple Tupperware-ish containers from work, so I got my little helper all set up with some warm bubbly water and she got to washing!

I made sure that we got this on video so that one day, when she’s a moody teenager who never wants to help with anything, we can look back on when she was cute and wanted to “he’p” all the time.

And here is the result of all her hard work:

{thanks Jules}

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Catching Up

The babies are at NonniPop’s and the big boys are outside golfing, so I figured this was a great time to blog for you guys (if anyone is out there reading this haha)!

Jeff’s sister came into town from San Antonio the 31st and had some extra tickets to an Astros game, so we headed to the ball park that evening for the game. There were quite a few positives to this: (1) we got to see Lauren; (2) we got to meet some of her co-workers; (3) they were giving away Jeff Bagwell bobbleheads to the first 10,000 fans; (4) turned out our seats where club level and we had a waitress; (5) the Astros actually won!

Here are some pics from the game:


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I’ve been enjoying my last weeks of summer with the kiddos. Jayden has been out of town and got back today, so I can’t wait to hang out with him this week. Jeff’s mom was so generous and signed Jayden up for 2 day camps at Space Center Houston, and I just know he’s going to have a blast!

Julianna has been in a “chlalk”ing mood lately, and I got some cute pics of her and James outside for the couple of minutes we could bear in our lovely Texas heat!

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Jeff bought some golf clubs two weeks ago, and he already has a great ball-fetcher!


For the next 5 Tuesdays Jeff will be taking golf lessons at a course right by his work. Hopefully these lessons will get him on the right track with all things golf related so he can start playing and actually knowing what he’s doing! I’m heading outside to watch the boys, so until next time!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Wedding Bells

It’s official. There are no more single Kennedy girls floating around for some lucky guy to snatch up. We’re now a Fountain and a Sprinkel – go ahead and laugh at the fact that we both have weird water last names…everyone thinks it’s hilarious.

Jay got married July 25th on the beach in Corpus. The weather forecasts kept threatening rain, but it held off until Monday when all wedding activities were over.

We arrived in Corpus Friday evening and got to take advantage of the beach that evening and Saturday morning.

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It was so great to be able to hang out with family we don’t often get to see! (And Marilyn, looking through the pictures, I’m SO mad we didn’t get a picture of you and the 3 babies!!)

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Sunday, all the girlies (plus James) from our side of the family took Jay to a bridal lunch. We made hats the night before, and everyone at the lunch thought we were fabulous.



Julianna wasn’t so interested in the lunch as she was in dancing.


After the lunch it was time to get ready for the wedding! I was in the wedding, so obviously I couldn’t take any pictures. The pictures I’m posting of the wedding are courtesy of one of Jay’s best friends from college.

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Jay was so beautiful, and she and Brandon both looked so happy. Congratulations to the new Sprinkels!