Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Birthday's, Floods and Sports

Many things have been happening around here, and I haven't found time to blog about them. For starters, Jake turned one March 28! WOW! I can't believe he is already one.

He was such a funky looking baby! He was so big and chubby compared to all the other babies in the nursery. Here is he, now a One year old. He's only one, so of course we didn't have a birthday party but I did make a cake and we sang happy birthday to him! He ate two huge pieces, my first baby who loved cake at a year old. He looks SO MUCH like Zach it is eerie. His little personality is coming out and it seems like he's a little trouble maker.





Our next fun experience was our house. I came home on last Thursday and went down stairs and our basement was under about 4-5 inches of water. We called our home warranty and they sent a plumber out and he cyphened the water out and unclogged our water sewer drain. Of course, our home warranty denied us because it was techinically an outside source (the drain was clogged with tree roots). I swear, we have tried using our warranty when our heater went out, our kitchen sink, etc and it has been denied. Of course they just sent us a bill to sign up for another year of home warranty. Yeah right! I'm going to pay for insurance then you won't cover anything! Sorry...had to rant a little bit! Anyways, we called our homeowners insurance and yea! They were great! We had flood damage insurance so we will be able to replace our carpet and our floor in the laundry room. We do have a deductible but it could be worse. Anyways, that night consisted of Jon and me pulling out the carpet and cleaning, cleaning and cleaning. Here are a few pics, I forgot to take pics of it under water...I was a little preoccupied! haha




Here are the pics of what the place looked like after we got out almost all the water. Pretty huh? Hopefully we will get everything worked out in a few weeks before Jon's parents get here. So....a few days later was Hannah birthday party. It was themed a Hannah Montana birthday party and she had a few of her friends over. She had tons of fun! Can you believe she is 6! Look how tiny she was.




Well, I'm sure I forgot tons but I got the fun stuff that has been going on. I am getting so sad that my kids are growing up but am so happy too! I look forward to the stages and as much as I LOVE babies, I LOVE sleeping too! Jake is almost weaned, I keep saying I am going to do it and I just give in! He will be 14 months at the end of this month and now is the time. I am looking forward to a little more freedom and just enjoying them! As Mother's Day was a few day's ago I am so thankful to be a mom to three WONDERFUL, BEAUTIFUL, SMART children. I wouldn't give it up for anything. I love their personalities, I love their kisses and hugs and tantrums...well..we'll think about that one. I love my mom and am thankful for her for being a great mom and for never giving up. Okay, enough cornyness. Hope everyone has a great day!

Aren't they cute?


10 comments:

Jamie Lyn said...

My how time flies I remember when hannah was born, it seems just like yesterday. Alex's birthday is in july. Seems like you guys were just married yesterday!!! You have very cute kids!!!

The Nielsen Family said...

When I saw Jake I thought he looks exactly like Zach and then was relieved to read that you thought so too. I feel your pain when it comes to flooding. Last year when we had only lived in this house for 6 months we had flooded 7 times!!!! It is a disaster to clean up. And you are totally freaking me out that your Home Warranty didn't cover your furnace because ours just went out and I am praying that they will cover it. My sister's HW wouldn't cover hers either. Stupid insurance. Good luck with everything and the kids are super duper adorable.

Jeff and Alison said...

Yes, I think Jake looks just like Zack! Do you still call them Jack (half Jake, half Zach)? Is Jake still big for his age? You can't tell in pictures. That is terrible about all the problems in your house--I hope it gets better :)

Courtney said...

I'm so sorry about your flood. Not fun!
Your kids are so stinkin' cute! And hoy cow, I can't believe Hannah is 6!

Heather Rigby said...

Hooray for updates! How fun to see how big your monkeys are getting. Sorry about the basement. Our apartment basement flooded when we first moved in (water was GUSHING in through the window) and the matinence guy comes in and looks for a minute and says "Yeah, I don't think you should keep anything down here you care about." Wow, thanks, glad we called you.
More importantly, when are we going to get together? We better do it before the baby comes or we are never going to.

Heitmann Family said...

Bummer about the flooding!! I hope it all gets put back together soon. Boy Jake is big and yes definately looks like Zach. Happy birthday to Hannah too. Wow everyone's kids are growing up so much. I guess that means mine are too.

M & S Eagar said...

Yes, they are too cute...and I must say if you wouldn't have specified that it was Jake - I would have believed it was Zach. They seriously look like twins! I'm with ya about the babies growing up thing - my baby just turned 2!

Rob and Karina said...

Um, are you sure that is Jake, cause I'm pretty sure that is Zack! Wow, that is amazing, they are seriously like identical twins!! Wow, and sorry about your basement, but thank goodness for insurance!

shelbell said...

Sheesh! You have been busy! Jake and Zach are twins, period. And Hannah looks too cute in her soccer getup! Sorry about the basement, I always wish our house had one but you've given me a reason to stop wishing!

Erica B. said...

Wow look at those kiddos grow! I can't believe little Hannah is six!! So you have to admit that tantrums are a little bit funny when you think about it. Anyway... Glad things are going well with you!