Friday, June 26, 2009

Swim Class Graduation Day!

Jude Graduated from Mommy and Me swim class on Thursday. Sadly we were the only family there, everyone else chickened out cause it was a little windy. I felt a little bad cause Kelsea our instructor made graduation certificates for everyone and brought donut holes to eat after class. This was really sweet and all those other mom's really missed out. Jude is really doing great and love to tread water. Kelsea says he's going to be a water polo player and/or be really good at the breast stroke. I had said before that Jesse was on the swim team in High School and he did the breast stroke. Like father like son. Jude and I were so happy that Jesse was able to make it to Jude's last class and he took some pictures:

Below is Jude crawling out of the pool to get to the toys.
Jumping back in.
He was really good at going under the water.
Practicing kicking.

Coming up after a dunking.
Splashing. He takes this very seriously.
I am so proud of him!

Family Reunion

Jesse's mom had a family reunion last weekend for her side of the family. It was fun meeting all these people that I am and at the same time not related to. We had a good time, there were a ton of people there. Here is the whole group:

Monday, June 22, 2009

Jesse and I are currently in the process of helping plant a church in Avila. There currently isn't a church there and we are feeling the calling for a revolution. I am asking for your prayer if you pray, there is a lot of grace needed in doing this.

Jesse and I have been very blessed to be apart of this. We are excited to see what God is doing and how He is moving. It's been a long time coming and there has been many ups and downs for me, and I do believe now there is change happening in me.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day!!!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Jesse, Jude, and I went for a walk to a field down the road a bit the other day. The scenery around here is amazing. It's nice to live in a town like this, there is a lot to explore. Here are some pictures of my beautiful son. He really likes exploring just like his parents.

My New - Daisy Cottontail

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

We had a much better time at the pool today. I was really nervous because Jude was throwing a fit before we left...I think he just really hates this heat. But once we got to the pool he was all smiles. He let me dunk him a whole bunch of times, and liked watching me blow bubbles. I am also getting a pretty nice tan, and I can feel my legs getting stronger. I wish we could go swimming everyday this summer. We are going to try and go as much as possible though.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Swim Class

Jude and I started swim class on Monday, as I am sure you have heard by now with all my Tweets (did I really just type that? I am so hip) and Facebook messages. We are having a blast and he is doing so well. I really suggest doing this with your kids as soon as you can, especially at such a young age. Our 16 year old instructor, Kelsey, was telling me about how when she was training to lead this class she had to take the class with a two year old and talked about how difficult it was to get him to not be afraid of the water. Jesse was on the swim team in High School and grew up in the ocean, I am not that strong of a swimmer and I am terrified of the ocean, so this is also good for me to be confident having Jude in the water and being able to play games. He really likes to be thrown in the air and then splash back into the water. At the end of class yesterday Jude and I stayed in the pool a little longer than the others since he really did not want class to end. We were practicing him standing on the edge of the pool and jumping into the water, with me holding his hands of course. This is a skill we aren't actually learning until today, but another mommy and her daughter were doing it, so we had to try. I am meeting some really nice people, there is a mom of two sons and she is expecting her third in two months. She looks really good and I would have thought she was maybe 5 months preggers. I am working on feeling out if I should give her a business card and offer some maternity/family pictures. I don't want to make it uncomfortable, so I might wait another week until the end of class. I am trying to get Jesse to be able to get off work early sometime so he can take some pictures. This isn't Jude's first time in a pool, I took him at three months, and he has been in a hot tub a few times, but he's much more active with the class :)
They also have family swim, we might take him to that a few times this summer.
Not much else to report at this time, other than living arrangement issues..but that's a whole other blog post and I am really not in the mood to get into it right now. I just need some prayer to not loose my cool.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Jude's 1st Birthday Party

Ok, this has taken, do I appologize. Here are some pictures of Jude on this most special of days. He loves his friends and being the center of attention and had a blast. Thank you to all of you that came, he LOVES all his gifts and has quite he collection of toys :)

Jude and Uncle Bryan (my brother)
Swim Time!!
Jude and his lady friend Mia.
Everyone waving...
Jude running away with all the balloons
Yay for cake.
The end of gifts and Jude is a happy boy with all his loot.
Fred - made by Melanie Lund
Jude LOVES reading
...and balloons