Saturday, January 31, 2009
He also made gingerbread cookies with Grandma.
Finally, we went as a family to a park near my parent's home on a cold sunny day. Jasper had a great time running, jumping, and one of his new favorite activities...hanging.
Lou and Kathleen's home has a huge basement, and we thought it would be a hit with Jasper to have such a large place to run around. Little did we know that a red tractor would be found.
They even created a bowling game.
Another highlight of the evening was having Benjamin and Jasper be held by their Great Grandparents.
It was a nice time with family.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
When we arrived and Grandpa and Grandma's house, Jasper quickly settled into playing on the floor with Uncle Jon while Grandma spent some time bonding with Benjamin.
One of the highlights of the evening was Jon teaching Jasper how to catch from his "ready stance". Before Jon would toss the ball, he would call out "ready stance", and Jasper would repeat it while jumping and spreading his legs out for a solid base. As Jasper learned, he was repeat "ready stance" more and more emphatically.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
They are about a year apart in age, but Jasper and Gideon are chums.
After dinner, we gathered around the nativity scene as a family to discuss the Christmas story. We considered this year a practice since we anticipated Jasper wouldn't be that interested. We've read & talked about the Christmas story a lot throughout the month of December. Jasper loved reading about the baby Jesus, the angels coming to talk to the shepherds & glorifying God, the shepherds running to find the baby Jesus and the wise men coming a long way on camels to worship the baby Jesus in his Bible. He can even gladly tell you that the angels sang "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill to men." However, on Christmas eve, he was more interested in playing with the characters as if they were truck drivers than he was talking about the significance of Jesus' birth, but that was ok.
here is the "Jeep" in pre-assembled form.
We started things off with Jasper opening his stocking.
His favorite gift out of there was his new spiderman toothbrush that plays music.
This is a four-foot puzzle Jasper got for Christmas. He and daddy took a break to put it together. Jasper loves puzzles, and I don't think it will be long before he can do this one himself.
In preparation for our trip to Utah, Jasper got new long underwear and a neat hat. We love Smartwool!
Jasper got this cool front end loader spoon from his Minnesota cousins, Auntie Brittany and Uncle Adam. He thought it was sooooo cool!
While he was awake, we tried to take advantage of Benjamin's alertness for some Christmas morning photos of the boys.
Here is the Jeep. This was our last gift to open on Christmas morning. We actually didn't wrap it, we just ceremoniously led Jasper out to the garage to see and play with it. He knew exactly what it was and was happy to get started playing with it right away.
Monday, January 19, 2009
how precious is this?
One Sunday in mid December while at church we commented that Jasper was having a really good hair day and thought it was the perfect chance to get a photo of the boys for our Christmas card. These are some shots from that photo op. Obviously some didn't make the cut, but they're all cute.