(ABOVE: Having an after dinner cookie - before performing) (ABOVE: Getting ready for the Little Monkeys!) (ABOVE: demonstrating that the Monkey who fell off the bed - bumped his head!) (ABOVE: Getting excited to read my line of the poem - it was - Kid's Count ROCKS!) (ABOVE: THE END!) We were invited to Jaden's daycare for Family Appreciation Night on Thursday! It was a catered dinner from Buca DiBeppo's (YUM) as well as performances by each daycare 'class' ... so I guess you could say we had a Dinner and a Show. It was a lot of fun and the food was pretty tasty! I have a deep down affection for Buca DiBeppo's. You see Jaden was running about 5 days past my due date and I had had enough! Of course after she was born and we saw she weighted 9lbs 9ounces you can all pretty much GUESS why I had had enough ... but that is just my opinion on the matter! (HEHEHE) My sister, brother, brother in law, niece and nephew drove the 22 hour trek from NY to MN in March no less and there still was NO BABY to show for it so we decided to shop all day long and then eat at Buca's. Well that was the magic pill - less than 4 hours later I was in labor ... granted Jaden still waited another 24 hours before gracing us all with her presence! So Buca is always welcome in my home - and on my table!
What was I saying ... ahhh, yes. Jaden did wonderfully performing 5 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed in sign language. It was very good and the she was very proud that she remembered all the signs. Then she read a poem with the School Age class ... all in all it was a fun time ... they also played quite a bit outside on the playground equipment and of course us parents got to talk with lots of other parents! Well enjoy the pictures and the video! (hopefully) ... we are in COUNTDOWN Mode here in the Clark House ... tomorrow is Jaden's Kindergarten Orientation and the next Day is the First Day of School! I will need a box of tissues I am sure!
Love ~ The Clark's ~ Jason, Rebekah and Jaden TOO!
I am a 32 year old mother and wife! I met my husband on the internet way back in 1997 – when it was *gasp* - Dial Up … I am originally from Upstate New York and My husband is originally from Southern Minnesota. I moved here in 1998 after finishing college and have been here ever since. We were married in June 1999 and in March 2002 we welcomed our first child – Jaden Alexandra. We were excited to announce the arrival of our second child – Charlotte Jo in December 2008. We are now The Clark Family of Four … Welcome to Our Adventure …
Jaden is my spunky and crafty 7 year old. She just finished up the 1st grade and achieved her many goals for the year - one being able to read. She isa member of the 1000th number club and can write the numbers 1-1000 without missing any in between. She enjoys crafts of any and ALL kinds. Her favorite thing to do is make her sister smile and laugh. She also enjoys swimming and is enrolled in a Swim School nearby. She likes amusement parks and going to the zoo but she also enjoys relaxing with good book in her room. She has lots of friends and is an all around WONDERFUL child to be around. Her father and I are blessed to be her parents!
Baby #2 ~ Charlotte
December 29, 2008
Some Facts About Baby #2 ~ Charlotte
Charlotte is our newest family member and graced us all on December 29, 2008. She is about to turn 6 months old and has changed so much from those early baby days. It doesn't take much to make her smile - all you have to do is say "HI" and her eyes light up. Jason and I say she smiles with her entire face not just her little lips. She looks more and more like her big sister each day. Speaking of her big sister - she adores Jaden with every ounce of her being! Jaden can make her belly laugh like nobody else. Charlotte is a wonderful baby - sleeping through the night since she was 4 months old. She recently started eating cereal, fruits and veggies. She even knows what the spoon is now. She has enjoyed all she's tried except green beans - those were a NO GO. Jason and I are so proud to be her mom and dad and look forward to watching her grow ... but not too much!