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Like Mama and Daddy

December 16, 2014

I know where the phrase terrible twos comes from now!! Jonen hit a rough patch there for a bit. Of course, we make it all worse/intense by taking away the pacifier at the same time. Good news? He is behaving much better now and there is no paci for bedtime. YEAH!! I’m getting MUCH better at distractions and bribery. We are adapting to this toddler life style.

We just finished up our 8 week swim class and Jonen LOVES the water and never fussed at all. His favorite part is jumping into the pool. Nana got to come out for her annual Thanksgiving trip. It was great. I think a highlight for me was her and Jonen bonding over books and food. I think Bran’s highlight was the Banya 5 urban spa.

Jonen is a little like MAMA

  • He likes to verbally process his day right before bed. He tells me EVERYTHING that happens. Caleb told him to “go away” during a playdate. Jonen took it pretty rough and said, “That makes me sad mama.” (He has been talking about that one for 2 weeks.) He also prayed for his classmates to be nice to him. Geez kiddo! Tugging on my heart strings.
  • He loves to make arts and crafts. He is super calm at school and at home when it is time to paint/color.

Jonen is a little like DADDY

  • He loves to laugh. He tells me how Dr Suess is so funny. He puts his little hand over his mouth and laughs. Freaking cute!
  • He is already pretty athletic. He can kick a ball pretty well. He also tries to “play baseball” with a balloon and a “bat”. He likes riding his little bike as well.
  • He LOVES to sing. He woke us up at 5:30 on a Saturday morning singing some Japanese songs that we don’t know. He loves songs/childrens verses/anything that rhymes. (He loves to talk about Wee Willie Winkie right now.)

We are ready for a better 2015!! Right now is a really hard time for Brandon and I. We should have a new baby in our arms or be very pregnant, but we had two miscarriages instead. 2014 was very rough year for us. We would love for Jonen to be a big brother, and we just hope and pray we get that chance. Please send us good thoughts and prayers as we figure out our next steps.

Some cutie pics:

Making Cookies

Making Cookies

It snowed in Seattle!!

It snowed in Seattle!!



We thought Jonen would LOVE this...

We thought Jonen would LOVE this…

Out for a walk

Out for a walk

Hanging at the lake

Hanging at the lake

Painting Thank You cards

Painting Thank You cards

Which way should I go?

Which way should I go?

Ollie's birthday

Ollie’s birthday

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Darlene permalink
    December 16, 2014 10:29 pm

    Love this site!!! Bethany, I am so sorry this has been such a hard year for you. Our love Hugs and Prayers are with you all every day. You know your Mom is with you in your heart, always.
    Oh, little Jonen has felt so sad over a friend. That breaks my heart.
    Yes, 2015 will be a GREAT year for all of us!!
    Know that we always care and love you very much.
    Mom, and Rodney

    • Dorena Davis permalink
      December 22, 2014 12:48 am

      Very well spoken
      Love always

  2. Anya permalink
    December 16, 2014 11:21 pm

    Hey Beth!!! Hope you all have a Merry Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I hope 2015 brings you all a bundle of joy among many other wonderful things!

  3. Kristin permalink
    December 17, 2014 2:26 am

    Hang in there. Sending positive vibes and hopeful prayers your way. Enjoy the holidays and 2015 will be a new start. Jonen is a cutie. Love, Kristin

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