Friday, April 27, 2007

I know, I know, where have we been???

Okay, I have to go ahead and so that I am sorry and ashamed for not having updated my blog in so long! There's absolutely no way I could include everything that has happened so I will give the cliffnotes version!

Jonathan is now 3 years old!!! Yeah! He had a wonderful (albeit a little cold) birthday party at East Marietta park. We grilled out hotdogs, played on the playground and had lots of bubbles. We waited until we were home before we opened presents because the wind tried to keep blowing them away. It actually took us 2 weeks to open all of the presents but needless to say he enjoyed everything. I think I'm the one who enjoyed the clothes the most but hey, he's only three! :)

Backing up a bit, Jonthan has been attending Mother's Day Out at Marietta First Baptist Church. His grammy is a member and he just loves going each week. He goes Tuesday and Friday mornings and has made lots of friends. He's going to go this summer for 4 weeks in July and hopefully those friends will be there as well. We're both looking forward to it!

Some of his favorite play spots are Kangaroo Bob's and Monkey Joe's. Those are indoor inflatable playgrounds where he can run and get crazy for as long as we hold out. There are couches, tables, computers with internet access, tv's and other things to keep the adults entertained while kids expend 'some' of their energy. If all other children are like Jonathan they very rarely ever run out of it!!!

He also loves to go to the Georgia Aquarium with his Grammy. Before he turned three they would go every few weeks b/c she has a season pass and he got in for free. He loves the whales and little worm like things that come up from the sand. He now likes to 'play' whale while he takes a bath and you can surmise for yourself what kind of mess that makes!

As far as this summer goes we are possibly planning a trip to the beach so I will definitely let you know if that happens. In September his Grammy and I are all headed to Nashville to see Thomas the tank engine at the train station there. We will actually get to ride him and he's going to be Thrilled!!!! We are also going to check out the zoo and others things and just make a fun weekend out of it.

As for me, I am doing great! I'm very busy some weeks and not so busy others and loving every minute of it. We've been in our little house now for almost a year and Jonathan now calls it home. I made him his first 'big boy' loft bed and he scrambles up the ladder every night to go to sleep. Right now he's scared of big monsters and big robots so he likes sleeping up very high.

He is still infatuated with trains and I don't see that coming to a conclusion anytime soon but who knows. His Grammy and I find ourselves doing outrageous things with an automobile just to be able to see a train drive by and sometimes have to just laugh at the absurdity of it all. I think he has us very well 'trained'!! hahaha

Well, that's all for now. Hope this fills you in a little on our lives and I promise I will try to be better about updating in the future!!

Love to all,

Sharona and JT