Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Merry Christmas

Jacobs Family-2009

Another year has come and gone and the Jacobs family is excited to see what year 2010 has to offer. We have put together a little update on our crazy life!

Zach hit the big milestone of 30 this year and was excited to celebrate it with a surprise trip to Seattle. He has seen some changes with his work, going from a direct employee of Johnson & Johnson to being independently contracted for them. It has been a good change and things look promising for 2010. This summer was busy with triathlons and road bike races. Zach is still playing sports regularly, but enjoys playing with the girls any chance he can.

Erika is staying busy chasing the girls around. No longer driving a Honda Accord, she is now a Minivan Mom (and loving it)! Erika has recently taken on a new roll at church, the Beehive advisor, and is a little nervous considering the fact that she’s had 4 callings in the past year and they’ve all been in the Primary. Erika took on a new challenge of running and has stayed busy participating in 2 half marathons and the Wasatch Back Ragnar Relay. Her favorite things are hugs and kisses from the girls!

Avery is 4 and is still a ball of fire! She stays busy going to dance and preschool. She is learning a ton, and is so smart, but her favorite part about preschool is probably lunch. She finished her first year of soccer and had a great time, “Go Blue Babes!” She loves playing with friends and is a social butterfly. She is a total girly girl. She loves to change her clothes 4-5 times a day, dance and sing, and paint finger and toe nails- especially her dads! She had fun learning to water ski at Bear Lake and is looking forward to her 3rd year of snow skiing. She also has the cutest freckles!

Hayden is 2 and has the prettiest brown eyes ever. Her best friend is her sister Avery and wants to do everything she does (Avery is an awesome big sister!). She getting bigger and bigger every day and is always exploring. She is starting to really talk up a storm and Zach is dreading the phone bill when both girls are teenagers. She loves animals, especially cows, and wants to go see the ones by our house daily. Her favorite thing to say is “oh man!” That girl always keeps us laughing!

During this holiday season, we are thankful for family, friends and especially the birth of our Savior. We are grateful for this time of year and the chance we have to reflect upon our many blessings. We hope that you have a wonderful holiday season!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Love, the Jacobs

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

When did they get so big??

As we were driving the other day Avery said "Can we talk about Jesus now?"

I was seriously so excited! Zach launched into the story of Jesus' birth and I was just beaming! You know these things don't happen all that often!

Approximately 47 seconds later she said "Ok, you can stop. I am done listening now."

It was good while it lasted.

Speaking of being good while it lasted...

Hayden's 3 hour naps. I don't know how I could get through the day without those naps. I am able to do laundry, clean up messes, and lets be honest...catch up on all the shows I DVRed the previous night. Oh yeah, and eat an actual full lunch without interuption.

Today after putting Hayden down for a nap, I walked Avery to preschool (a couple houses down from ours) and returned to my house with my friend Shelley. Shelley said "it sounds like Hayden is still awake". I started to panic because it surely didn't sound like she was in her bedroom. That's when I saw her walk down the hallway. Heart Attack!!! Neither she nor Avery ever attempted climbing out of their crib! I guess she decided today was the day to rock my world!! Luckily she wasn't hurt, she just didn't want to take a nap! "I no wanna mom!!" was her reply when I asked her why she climbed out of her crib. There's no possible was I am letting that girlie go from 3 hour naps to nada sooooooooooo......................

What do I do!??!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

"Happy to You!"

Happy Birthday Hayden!

This cute girl just turned two. I can't believe how time flies.

She got these cute "cow boots" from her uncle Chris and she has worn them everyday!

Sticking out her tongue---starting the terrible two's already?

Hayden wanted us to sing "Happy to You" all day. She also wanted to continue blowing out candles. That meant that she blew out candles on her pancake during breakfast, her birthday cake (twice) and on extra cupcakes a couple times the day after her birthday. She is still asking to "blow a candle?"

We love our Hayden! She is such a happy girl and always has a smile on her face. She loves her sister Avery and wants to be with her all the time. She loves to color, play with her babies, see the cows by our house, have her nails painted, dance, read books, sing, hold hands, climb and play outside. She also still loooooves Mr. Bunny!! She is so much fun and we love her so much!

Twinkles, Toes and Turkeys

We went to the light parade. In spite of the cold, it was a still a great time. The girls had the most fun seeing Santa Claus. I love how their eyes light up and a huge smile comes to their face. Yea for Christmas time!!

Girls Day---Pedi's and Mani's.
My cousin Kylee is in beauty school and asked if Avery and I wanted some girl time. We were excited to have a girls day! We were treated to manicure and pedicures (right up Avery's alley!) Then we had some lunch together. Good times!!

Avery wasn't tall enough to reach while sitting in the chair. We had to improvise!!

Such a fun time with my favorite little Avery!

Thanksgiving Day! We had a great time being with both families on Thanksgiving. First was lunch at Grandmas house then off to the Jacobs. For some reason the camera didn't come out at the second dinner. There's always too much going on for me to remember to catch some shots but we had a great time!
Don't ya love relaxing after a great dinner? That was always my favorite part of Thanksgiving, the lounging! Aunt Shelley must love the Disney channel too.

Kelley and Kylee were impressed with my pumpkin-roll-making-skills.

Me and Grandma. Isn't she so pretty?
I have a lot to be thankful for. I love my family so much and am thankful for them! I couldn't wish for a better husband and girls. I am a lucky girl!