The weekend that I went to Petit Jean, Mark and Jonathan had a great time doing boy stuff. They were so funny but had a great time! Friday night they went to the SEC Women's Basketball Tournament which was here in LR. The game they watched was TN vs. FL, so they had a good game. Unfortunately, Mark said that he loved "Rocky Top," the TN fight song. Ugghh, makes me want to vomit! But he danced every time the band played and got in and out of the chairs a million times. On Saturday, they went to John Hardin's 2nd birthday party. Supposedly Jonathan spent the entire time riding in the battery-powered car. But he had a good time so that is good. He had come to Jonathan's 2nd birthday and they always have a good time playing together.
The next week was busy as one of Mark's oldest friends, Alex, and his girlfriend stopped by to visit. He is doing his internship year in Kansas City before moving to Houston for his neurology residency. Needless to say, he is very busy, and we don't get to see him very often. So it was really nice to have a chance to catch up. Later on that week, PawPaw and Grandma came to visit. It is Spring Break in MS, so they came for the weekend. While they were here, we went to the Wye Mountain Daffodil Festival. It is one of our favorite Spring activities. A PERFECT place to take pictures of our little man. Everyone had a really good time and we had a nice picnic lunch after ALL of our pictures. Check out Jonathan's picture site for more pics. There are WAY too many to post on here! Jonathan also went to another birthday party on Saturday. This one was for Jack B. His Dad works with Mark and we have known them since we moved up here. Jack had a very cool train table that Jonathan had a wonderful time playing with. They had pizza, cake, and an ice cream cup. I was so surprised when he ate the entire thing of ice cream. He LOVED it! Mark's Mom went with us to the party and she had fun holding Jack's baby sister, Savannah.
My Dad also had Spring Break last week. He came up Sunday night and stayed til Wednesday morning. Jonathan stayed home from school and played with his Grandad. They had so much fun and completely wore each other out. They played inside and outside and did all kinds of fun stuff. Grandad got to to to Gymboree with us on Tuesday night. Jonathan had fun with Grandad there and I think Grandad had fun watching Jonathan do his thing. Mark went to Seattle this week so it was nice to have Grandad here for a little extra help.Jonathan 'found' a blue sucker with Grandad.
We spent the day today cleaning out all of Jonathan's toys. We joke that our house is Toys 'r Us on steroids, but honestly, it does look that way. The toys were overflowing so much that Jonathan couldn't even get to most of them. Plus half of them were just too young for him now. So we had a great toy divide into the piles: keep, attic (potential future child), trash, and goodwill. Surprisingly we put more in the other three piles than in the keep pile. Of course, most of it went up the attic, actually four totes full of stuff. Seriously, too many toys! Knowing stuff is going out always seems to lead to more stuff coming in. Mark's parents bought Jonathan a new basketball goal while they were here and several new books. My Dad brought him a huge new fire station and firetruck set. And a lady at work gave him a train/car toy table and a small table full of Legos! So we spent the afternoon looking for new storage solutions for his room, the living room, and the dining room. Looks like we are getting a rug for the dining room to put under the table to make the room more comfortable to play in. We are also getting a toy chest to store toys in that room. For his room, we are getting a wide but short bookcase to put under the window. He loves to read books, and we do not have a good way to display them right now. So there are our plans. Next will be cleaning out his closet, and his overabundance of clothes! That is another huge chore.
Our little man is growing up so very fast. He is talking all the time and the things he says are hilarious. Also the tone and inflection that he says things cracks us up. He is very big in to singing right now as well. His favorites are "Jesus loves me," "Jesus loves the little children," "The B-I-B-L-E," "Noah ABC's," "E-L-M-O (YMCA song)," "Dorothy's song (Elmo again)," and "The Farmer and the Dell." He sings them over and over and just giggles. Oh and the theme song to Little Einsteins. He loves that show. I like it too as they have a classical piece of music and art piece in each episode.
Next week should be a fun one as well. It is Spring Break here in AR and preschool is closed. Unfortunately, therapy is not, so I will be working. My Mom is going to come for the week and keep Jonathan. She has big plans for the two of them and I know he will enjoy spending time with her. She is going to try and potty train him this week so hopefully that will go well. I have been washing training pants all day to get ready. I'm sure I will be washing many more as the week goes on. Mark is going to Washington D.C. this week (good timing right? no potty training for him!). He is excited as he has never been there (that he can remember anyway). He's hoping to have a little time between meetings to see some of the sites there.
So now you are all caught up! I'll try to do better and keep up! Love to you all!