Friday, August 28, 2009

can it really be? is she 6 already?

jeneva turned 6 on august 28. how can it be that i have a SIX year old?

just jeneva....

calls jude "sweetie" and "honey"
enjoys sucking on lemons
listens to 'the lion, the witch, and the wardrobe' over and over
digs and plays in the dirt
loves the strawberry shortcake theme song
can count to 13 in spanish
asks to be read to often
likes to paint rainbows
hates to comb her hair or have it combed
wants to wear dresses daily
stops on bike rides to pick the pretty flowers
can float on her back
loves jumping off the diving board
can hold her breath under water for 8 seconds
hates having her nails clipped
always says "don't eat my food, but tease me about it" when she needs to leave the dinner table for a moment
sleeps with a wet washcloth on her belly if her room is too hot
bikes down hills fearlessly
is not afraid to tear worms in half
her special recipe is a banana topped with peanut butter, chocolate chips, and drizzled with caramel
loves loves loves her friends
wants to be a policewoman or a missionary when grown
writes notes to me and papa often and puts them by our bed
covers her mouth when she giggles
asks for ovaltine because it has vitamins in it
loves dill pickles
tells me i'm the best cooker (or food maker) in the whole world
asks to be tickled
jumps rope and sings simultaneously
answers the phone when it rings
likes nature walks
favorite CD is the fighter verses from sunday school
likes to dance to classical music and big band music
plays harmonica
names her dolls something different every day
sings her brother to sleep at night
has become a pretty good skip bo player
has a good repotoire of words she can read herself
thinks her baby sister is so cute even though she's yet to meet her
likes to run errands with me
loves loves loves life!

happy birthday sweet girl, jeneva. i love you tons and tons!

Friday, August 14, 2009

farmer boy?

Jude loves animals.....the stuffed kind, the pictures of them in books, and all of the noises they make. But up close and personal with a LIVE creature.....that's a different story. He's pretty much freaked out.

Saturday, August 1, 2009


Jude loves shoes. He must wear shoes in the house and outside always. Whatever happened to running through the grass barefoot? Not Jude. Here he was tromping around in Jeneva's shoes for quite a long time.