a very special book to share

It’s no secret around here that our little Jay Bird loves a good book.  He will crawl up into almost anyone’s lap, book in hand and sign “please” practically begging you to read to him.  I challenge you to try and say no to his sweet little face; I simply don’t think it’s possible.

A little more than a month ago I ordered a very special book for Jay to share with all of our friends and family.  Little by little, he crawled into each of their laps and had them read to him.  Why is this book, “Things I Love…” so special you ask? Well, the end of this book marks a very exciting beginning for our family…

It reads…

But while I have loved being the number one son,

I know being a BIG BROTHER will be much more fun!!

Baby #2 due Thanksgiving 2011!!!!!!

Jamie , Jay and I are so very excited to share that this Thanksgiving we will have one more thing to be grateful for- a brand new baby, a fourth member of our family!!

And while we weren’t able to tell everyone in person I did have my camera out when we did and here are some of their reactions.  They weren’t as shocked as the ones we had when we told them about Jay but they were fun to get on camera just the same!

party mugs

LOVE is what I have for these photo booth pictures!  I am so happy we ended up doing the photo booth and after taking a look at these I am sure you can probably see why, they are so much fun :-)

By the way, this would be a great post to use the new “slideshow-ish” feature if you wanted- there is a crazy amount of pictures since I couldn’t narrow them down at all.  Just click on the first image below and take a look!

our weekend

Since we stayed up late to snuggle in for a movie, since our little guy woke us us at 4:50am and then again at 7am, and since my eye lids are heavy and I’m having a hard time focusing you will be getting a view of our weekend in short (possibly fragmented) sentences and pictures. Enjoy- there are a lot of pictures; it was a long weekend for us…

we had lunch with this guy
these guys were there for lunch too (and Grandma and Aunt Nancy who aren't pictured)
we knocked down towers made by this guy
we hung out in the hammock
we had a bunch of wagon rides
we got some great veggies from the farmers market
we got to wear hoodies because the weather was chilly
we worked in the garden
and we spotted this little beauty! (it's a squash in case you didn't know)
we had a serious case of bed-head after our nap
we were super cuddly after our nap- Mama didn't mind one bit!
we were also super silly and smily after our nap
we got to check out the birds on the lake after lunch
we got to play with HDH cups while sitting on the table
Mama attended a beautiful baby shower while the guys watched football
Mama attended a beautiful baby shower while the guys watched football
hosted by this cute one ^ for this adorable Mama to be ^
we made some yummy muffins with the help of this guy- recipe to come soon
we wore pants that were too big and thought it was funny when they were pulled up to our armpits
we played with Dolce, string and baskets...

We had dinner at the Knights and took each other’s Holiday photos. I would show you- they are too cute- but I am a little traditional about the photos and think you may have to wait until the card comes in the mail to see it. I will tell you one thing though, I LOVE them, that’s for sure!

we played with the kitties some more
we drank juice from a cup- with a huge amount of assistance and only for a short while

We hung out around the house on Monday
Had lunch with Grandpa again- lucky ducks are we to have lunch twice within four days
And Jamie and I celebrated out 5th year of knowing each other.  That’s one whole hand’s worth of time!!

All in all it was a great weekend. Hope yours was too!