Thursday, November 29, 2012

A Last Look at November

Well, November is almost behind us, and Christmas is coming swiftly! I'm waiting until December 1st to decorate and really get in the Christmas mood, so let's take a look at our busy November!

It began with Jeremiah's baby dedication. We went out for breakfast that morning as a family, went to church for the service and prayer time, and then to Mom and Dad Kroeker's for a celebration. We cherish our little gift of Jeremiah, and dedicate him back to Lord.  He will go forth, with determination, bringing the Word of the Lord with him.

 (good timing with the spit up there, Jer!)
 
 
 (giving lots of smiles when Mr. Grande was praying!)
 
 
 (the prayer time)
 
 
This month, Jeremiah has really been doing a lot of chewing and drooling, on everything! No sign of any teeth yet, but I'm sure he's working on it.



 At Emma's dance class at Masterworks she had Parent Observation day, so we all sat in and watched our little dancer in action. She absolutely loves this class.


 
On Friday, November 16th our first nephew on the Kroeker side was born! Clinton and Jen had their son Anthony Isaiah Kroeker, and he is a little cutie! We went to see him at the hospital that evening...



Dawson went out with the children to buy some new shovels so they could help Daddy. They actually do a really good job out there! They love playing in the snow.

 
 (Jeremiah likes hanging out with Mommy inside)


 
Last weekend Grandpa and Grandma Kroeker offered to take Emma and Isaac for 2 nights so we could try to catch up on some sleep after a couple of difficult weeks with everyone's head-colds.  We took the opportunity to have breakfast at our favourite restaurant, Cora's.  YUM!

 
Last but not least, IKEA opened up yesterday in Winnipeg! Yippee!  Normally Dawson gives me the evening out by myself on Tuesdays, but that didn't work out this week, so I took Wednesday instead and headed out to check the new store.  It was busy, but I loved it since I didn't have to look out for any children. I just browsed, but we'll be back soon!


Oh, I can't forget, Jeremiah turns 4 months old today! I'm loving his giggles, smiles, and getting a little more into a routine with him.

We are all missing you a lot, Grandma and Grandpa, and hope you are doing well. Much love to you all,
Jenni

Thursday, November 15, 2012

November Update #1

 Last week I decided I needed to do something about Jeremiah's cradle cap on his head.  My good friend Coralee told me about how she used coffee grinds and coconut oil on her son's head to get rid of it, so I googled it.  I found the recipe and went to it!


Jer quite enjoyed the little massage, and I left it on there for a while before washing it off.  Unfortunately I wasn't thinking too hard when I decided to wash it off, and stuck him in his baby bath - which produced a bathful of coffee-water... let's just say I was getting little coffee grounds out of his neck and leg rolls for a while!! 

Anyways, now he is happy with his new hair-do :).


While searching for the coffee and coconut oil stuff, I came across this website called "Spotless" and find it really intriguing  http://www.spotlessliving.info/  Mom, I thought you might like it. I love the idea of not using so many chemicals in our home and on our bodies, especially for our children.


On another note, Emma found out how to take pictures with my iPod the other day and went to town taking pictures of absolutely everything! There's probably 40 pictures of various things around the living room... including:

 




Mom, you'll also love the fact that Emma has now become a "list-maker".  She is thrilled when I tell her she can use my list paper and make a list. She get's right too it and fills up the whole page with things she needs to buy and things she needs to do.  I wonder where she gets that from?!

Love you,
Jenni

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

For YOU, Grandma!

Welcome to my new blog!

I'm pretty excited to now have a purpose in blogging - and that purpose is for my mom, who lives in Romania, oh so far away from her dear little grandchildren back in Canada.  I am hoping to comunicate our days and weeks to you through this blog, and keep you up to date with pictures, too.

If my friends so happen to stumble upon this blog and take a glimps, I'm fine with that too ;).

And so, mom, here is a picture of your youngest grandson to kick things off here...


 Isaac with his "cool Grandpa" shades & apron...

and Emma begging for a turn with the camera.

Much love to you, and I look forward to our visits here,
Love Jenni

P.S. Grandpa is welcome to visit, too :).