Tonight Ethan and I were watching TV while Michael took the boys to Cub Scouts. The lady on TV was having a baby and I told Ethan "mommy is going to have a baby, too. it's in Mommy's belly". He lifted my shirt leaned over and looked in my belly button and said "HI". It was too cute. He has no clue what having a baby in you belly means, but it was still adorable!
The boys had their first Upward soccer game on Saturday. I think they both had a good time and will hopefully get a little more involved in the game as the season goes on. Here are a few pics of their first day!
Trace lost his second tooth today. I wish I had a video of him when he realized it was coming out. I got a Kleenex and popped it out, but the blood always freaks him out! He was running around the house screaming and holding is breath! But as you can see in the picture he was quite proud a few hours later!
Ethan turned 2 on March 2! He is growing way too fast. He says so many words, which is a first for our family. After having 2 kids who were not so quick to speak it is an awesome experience to hear baby talk in the house! Some of his words are that guy, bye, hi, hey, all done, move, neigh, moo, doggie, duck, eat, night-night, kitty, mommy, daddy, bubba (brother), go, up, down.... just to name a few of my favorites. He had so much fun at his birthday party playing with all his cousins and friends!
So, exactly one week ago there were only about 3 people who knew about baby #4 and I think as of today everyone knows. But, if you don't..... SURPRISE! We are due Nov. 11 and although were totally shocked at first, now that has turned into extreme excitement. I feel totally up to the challenge of having 4 kids. I have no doubt that we can handle it and I think the boys will welcome another sibling with open arms. I will try and keep my blog updated with pictures and updates on Jackson Baby "4". So check back often!
You probably already know our story, but here is the short version for those that don't. Michael and I met in 6th Grade at Sarasota Christian. We started dating as Juniors in high school and we were married Dec. 30, 2000. We had our first little angel Trace on July 18, 2002. Our second, Austin, on November 26, 2003, our third, Ethan on March 2, 2007, and finally...... our fourth, Reece, on Nov. 10, 2009. In between all of that Michael started working as a Sarasota County Sheriff's Deputy on Sept. 11, 2003. He is currently working a School Resource Officer and is really enjoying the change from patrol. I am lucky enough to get to stay home with Ethan and Reece, now that our older two are in school all day! We have had our share of trials over the last few years and as hard as these things were to get through, I think it has made our marriage stronger and helped us realize that we can survive anything.