Saturday, August 23, 2008

We are still here!

It has been a while since our last post. Austin Kieff has started a new class at school, Sunday School and Mission Friends. He loves all of his new teachers. He was lucky in that his 1 year old teacher moved up with his class to their new 2 year old room. Austin Kieff is officially a Caterpillar!

We enjoyed a quick trip to Auburn last Saturday. Austin Kieff enjoyed wearing Jacob's power ranger swimsuit and swimming in the big pool. He claimed to be Michael Phelps! If you had been in our home the week Michael Phelps was swimming the following are a few common phrases you would have heard, "go Michael Phelps," Phelps for the gold," "I swim like Michael Phelps," and my favorite happened in the bathtub one night after a gold medal win..."I big boy, I swim like Michael Phelps in my big pool (bathtub). Where's my gold metal mommy?"

Austin Kieff also enjoyed the gymnastics. He has danced, flipped and stood on his head more than I can count. His favorite move is, "watch me, watch me bust my butt." This is followed by him stripping down to his pullup and getting a backwards running start to fall flat on his bottom. He has had the most fun pretending to be in the Olympics! He also likes to watch those "naked girls play bolley ball." He is quite fond of saying "they need some close on" (think he has heard someone say that??). Of course this all while he prances around in his pullup!

Well we have spent a lazy day at home listening to the rain. We hope you have had a great couple of weeks!

Friday, August 8, 2008

More pictures

86 Years Old

My grandfather, "Pa" or "D-dad" depending on which grandchild you are :), turned 86 years old yesterday. I am so thankful that we were able to celebrate his birthday with him. Here are a few pictures from the big day:

The birthday boy being presented with his cake.

Aunt Ann and the Birthday Boy

The cake, a cream cheese pound cake with chocolate icing made by

Cakes by Teresa's Cake Art

Sunday, August 3, 2008


Joys of Parenthood

It has been a typical weekend around the Jordan house. Yesterday Austin Kieff went to work with me. David met us for lunch and then we went to the park. Austin Kieff had a wonderful time playing in the misters and on the bridges. David took him home while I went back to work for the afternoon. Austin Kieff told me as he was leaving "I'll be back mommy. You go work and I see you soon." How sweet is that?

Today we went to church. It was just Austin Kieff and me because David was called in to work. On the ride home Austin Kieff told me "God made Austin." "God made mommy." "God made daddy too." "God makes everybody." I cannot wait to see how much more he says about his new class and their lessons each Sunday.

I love being a mom and I love watching Austin Kieff learn new things. I never thought counting to five would be a big accomplishment or being able to say LMNOP (those are the only letters he likes and he likes to say them really fast!).

Share your joys of parenthood...we would love to read your comments...