Jaymison is 10 Months Old!

Jaymison was hesitant to crack a smile for his 10 month photo shoot.

We finally got a smile out of him.

And here is a collage with big smiles while on a walk down the driveway on Sunday which was the day you turned 10 months, February 16th. Love your toothy smile!

You are standing on your own. You have taken a step. You crawl real fast. You like to snuggle with your sister. You communicate sometimes with little grunts that are so cute. You belly laugh. You crawl right up to the legs of whoever you would like to be picked up by. You are eating well. You need a little time to warm up to loved ones you haven’t seen for a while. Every time you get near Rayna she jumps up and moves away from you. You have some dance moves. You seem to really enjoy music. You cut another tooth.

Baba and Gramps love you Jaymison!

Love Filled Weekend…

Our oldest and his dear bride flew out to visit us Eastsiders for the weekend.

Both Jaymison and Addyson enjoyed seeing and being with their Auntie and Uncle.

A walk was in order on Sunday since the sun broke through.

We took this photo to text along to our SIL/Aunt/Great Aunt Mandy in Texas who celebrated a birthday today.

Today was also the 10 month landmark for Jaymison. I will post some photos later this week since I left my camera at the kids’ house and won’t be able to upload the photos today.

Hope you all had a weekend filled with God’s love and brotherly love.

My Favorite Valentines

I bought these cute felt envelopes a year ago at the after Valentine’s Day sales. They are about 9 x 12. Addy got some leggings, long sleeve tees and a book plus a little stuffed Valentine bear.

Jaymison got some clothes and a stuffed Valentine doggy.

I got to babysit early this morning while Dan and Jamie went out for breakfast.

JJ was asleep and woke up after his parents were gone and I was relieved he didn’t seem to mind that they were gone and that I was on morning duty. He ate all his breakfast for Baba.

Addy came out to the living area after waking up and before her folks headed out the door. She was fine staying with Baba, too. We read her new book and waited for JJ to wake up. The photos I have of her are from yesterday when we did some baking together with her mommy and while JJ had a nap.

Baba, take a picture of the chocolate!

And I cannot forget my Dear who has been my very favorite Valentine since 1972!

We are eating in today having steak, baked potatoes, butternut squash and something green. A Strawberry Boston White Creme cake/pie for dessert that called out to me at Safeway Grocery Store. It was only $5.00 today. Speaking of calling out when I was shopping in the aisles I heard a familiar little voice say, “there’s Baba!” What fun it is to live in a small country town and be able to bump into our loved ones at the stores!! Addy and I had some unexpected extra time for hugs and a kiss. Hope you have a day and weekend filled with lovely things.

Big Girl Weekend

This was a big weekend for our Addy May. Her daddy converted her crib to a toddler bed on Saturday. She was climbing out of her crib which made the crib unsafe for her. Now what will she do with all this freedom?

Here’s what she did until she finally fell asleep for her nap. That’s a lot of books to read! It will be fun for us to hear the stories of her getting used to this new nap and bedtime system. Her parents probably won’t be as entertained.

While the toddler bed was being constructed Dear and I were in Spokane to  do some shopping. It was a spur of the moment decision on Saturday morning to drive down. We hit Trader Joe’s, Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, Lowes, Home Depot, Total Wine and Costco. Costco was the busiest we’ve ever seen since we’ve lived here.

On our way back home it was a visual treat to drive down into Chewelah.

It was a beautiful day for the drive and shopping. Since we were driving right by our favorite Mexican restaurant at our normal linner time we stopped for a meal.

The special on Saturdays is Chile Colorado and that’s what we decided to enjoy.

Today, Sunday, we were happy to be in Sunday School and then the main service where we continue in the book of Hebrews. Wonderful words in the songs we sang and a sermon that was full of the Truth. Came home and I worked on a meal. A strange but good combination of Pizza and Split Pea Soup. I didn’t realize that it was National Pizza Day.

We bought the dough, pizza sauce, and pepperoni at Trader Joe’s. We added bell peppers, jalapeno, onions and mozzarella cheese. This was one of the best results we’ve had with the dough being baked well and without a soggy bottom!

Dear is moving along with the new doorway in the laundry room. The walls are ready for a few more brushes of dry wall mud, some sanding, and lastly paint. The refrigerator is moved to it’s new home and I’m getting excited. The floor only needs one transition piece in the doorway.

We are happy with each step we take to make this bungalow our own. Happy new week to you.

Sunshine in February

Our grands have a mommy that lets them enjoy the great outdoors in all the seasons. I am grateful for that. These babes are hardy with lots of thanks to their mommy! Yesterday we got some sunshine instead of fog and we enjoyed these photos from text messages to us of the fun in the sun. It was sunny but very cold for this walk down the driveway.

Addy walking back up the driveway.

Time for swinging while the sun was still shining. What a sweet older sister to give her brother some pushes on the swing.

He had a smiley good time. So cute to see his toothy smile!

We got a dusting of snow on Tuesday and we’ll see if we get more overnight.

Happy Wednesday to all of you.

Relationship Building

It is so sweet to see the bond forming between sister and brother. Praying they can always be good friends and watch out for each other.

Addy kept her brother company until mommy was free. Sweet snuggles.

Today I found this book on our bookshelf and thought it would be fun to read it with Addy some time. The book is called First Steps For Little Feet in Gospel Paths.

I could not find that the book was copyrighted so I’m sharing some pages from the book.

Did you get the answers right? Smile. I have seen the moon sometimes during the day, have you?

Today is the last day of January 2020. Our yards are still snow covered at our house. Our streets are bare and clear.

Will you be watching the Superbowl game at your house with good eats? We don’t have plans yet.

Enjoy your weekend.

9 Months!

Yesterday our little Jaymison Joshua reached his 9 month mark! These photos were put together by JJ’s mommy. Tonight I hope to capture some shots of him with my camera. That isn’t an easy proposition when we are hosting the birthday dinner party for Dan and Jamie. I’ll keep my camera out in the open so I remember!

Here’s what the landscape looks like this week from our country bungalow.

I’m so thankful for our window views and our trees!

The cake is out of the oven. The table is set. (The theme of my table is frosty with the hope of Spring) The marinade is on the chicken. The dishwasher is emptied so we can fill it again. I’ll prep the veggies that will be roasted on a sheet pan with the chicken on the Traeger later this afternoon and toss the salad just before we eat. Now I’m off to wrap the presents!

Happy Birthday Party Friday everyone.