Monday, December 10, 2012

Jacoby's 3rd Birthday!!!

Trying to hold up 3 fingers
Today was Jacobys 3rd birthday! How the time flies. Our baby is no longer a baby. During this past year Jacoby developed the love of a TOY! I know! Its awesome. While he still loves the iPad and anything electronic, we can now add Buzz Lightyear to the short list. Jacoby loves Buzz Lightyear. That is all he wanted for his birthday. So we went out and bought Jacoby the big Buzz Lightyear doll/action figure. Whatever you want to call it. Jacoby was so excited for his birthday. It finally clicked what a birthday is this year. He knew he got to make all meal decisions, and most others for the day. He would respond to everyone saying its my birthday. meaning I get to decide because its my birthday! So funny.
 Stephanie only allows Jacobys birthday gifts to be put under the tree before his birthday. Then the day after all these presents start appearing under the tree. However, before Jacobys birthday, only his birthday gifts are under the tree. This year was easy for Stephanie to do Jacobys cake because he actually picked what he wanted. A Buzz cake that was green.

One of the things Jacoby wanted to do was play baseball on the Wii with dad.

playing the Wii with dad

  So here they are playing baseball together.  Jacoby did win the game!
We took Jacoby to McDonalds for lunch for chicken nuggets and then for dinner we went to Kneaders and had french toast because every monday in December Kneaders is doing something special. Tonight was Santa Clause! But this post is only about Jacoby.

 Jacoby also got the movie Toy Story. The first one.  We watched it on the Disney channel last week and he frieked out every time Buzz came on the screen.  He just loves Buzz.
Jacoby with Buzz and Toy Story
Jacoby really wanted a pinata and since the other 2 kids had one for their birthday it was only fair that Jacoby get one too.  This one is a pull string one though.  We like these ones better.  Especially this year because now we can hang this pinata above Jacobys bed.  The caked turned out well. Jacoby isn't a cake person so next year stephanie will have to do a fake cake with candy on it or something.

Buzz's Ship (pull string Pinata)
Buzz Cake. (yes its green inside)

Friday, December 7, 2012

New Tradition/ A Christmas Carol

This year Eric and I have decided to adopt a tradition that his family did while growing up. Every year at Christmas time his parents would give out the kids new Church clothes just before they were to go to a Christmas Play, or just to the ward Christmas Party. Whichever came first. We gave our kids their church clothes just before we went out to the Heritage School in Provo to watch the play, "A Christmas Carol". They all loved their clothes which made Stephanie happy. Stephanie was grateful that Jacoby was with her in the picking out the clothes process because Jacoby was very particular about what he would and would not wear. Stephanie found a cute vest for him, to which he shook his head and said, "no". Then she found a matching sweater to go with Stefan. Jacoby shook his head and said,"no" that time. Jacoby finally found a green plaid shirt that he would wear. Mainly because it was green (his favorite color), and he knew he had to pick something. The play was fun. Everyone had a great time. Eric and Stephanie weren't exactly sure how the kids would do, especially Jacoby. They all did great though. Stefan and Janine were really into it. The backdrops and costumes were absolutely amazing. Eric thought that was the best part. He didn't care much for the acting, but the rest of us thought everything was great.