Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving 2010

We had a wonderful day today with the Kirby/Calvert families for our Thanksgiving celebration.  We feasted on turkey, dressing, and all the fixin's!  And we think there might have been as many dessert dishes as there were side dishes!  (That's a good Thanksgiving if you ask me)  :)  It was fun to see the kids playing together and our niece, little Miss Ella showed off her crawling and her singing skills. 
I'm always so thankful to have a family here in KC.  God knew how important my family is to me, when He found Reid for me.  His family is wonderful and I'm so blessed to be a part of it. 
We hope you enjoyed time with loved ones and have taken time to thank God for all that He provides.  He surely is SO good! 
Happy Thanksgiving 2010:
Until next time...

Bazaar kind of weekend

Last weekend (11/19-11/22) we went back to Hastings to visit my family.  There was so much to do with so little time (as always).  But, it was extra special because we were all under one roof together.  You might say, "Oh you celebrated Thanksgiving early?!"  But that was not the case.  Our Catholic school in Hastings, has an Annual Chicken Noodle Dinner/Bazaar.  It's this giant event that raises lots of money for the school.  When I was in elementary/middle school I spent so many hours and dollars on games, food, cake walk, buying trinkets from the Attic Treasures, buying pickle tickets, and playing BINGO!  In high school, I de-boned chicken for the massive batches of homemade noodles.  I mean, this event is HUGE!  It is definitely nostalgic for me to go back.  I haven't been since I graduated and it was fun taking Reid and Jack.  My mom asked me to knit a few scarves to donate to the craft booth.  I set a goal for 6 (in just over a month) and exceeded my goal with 7 total.  Knitting is a passion of mine and I was happy to share it.  And the scarves sold SO fast!!  Next year, I'll have to start sooner so I can donate more.  Below you can see a few pictures of the scarves.  I forgot to take a picture of the 2nd scarf (it was blue). 
We also got to celebrate 2 Skoch men's birthdays!  My brother JohnMarc turned 22 on Sunday 11/21 and my dad's birthday is tomorrow 11/27.  Mom ordered this cool cake to honor the "past and present" Jayhawks.  :)
The birthday boys:
It was a fantastic weekend and we're excited to go back for Christmas in just a few short weeks. 
Until next time...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

20 months today

Today Jack is 20 months old!  That means in 4 months I will have a 2yr old...WOW!  I decided to take a few pictures to show you his "favorite things" of the moment:
Cheese!  Tried to get one to show how big he is.  He's just over 30lbs!
Jack loves to read ANY book!  He especially loves books about letters, numbers, & colors:
BLOCKS-Great grandma Peggy gave these to him last Christmas and he's sure enjoying them now.  Mostly loves the letters, numbers, and picture on each block.  We're also using them to learn about colors. 
And of course, soccer.  Note that he wears them, kicks them, and even has one he could sleep with (stuffed soccer ball).  I think we've got a future star on our hands.
We're sure loving our little guy! 
Until next time...

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Lucky #13

Jack has been teething for what seems like an eternity now.  But the last 2 months have been particularly rough...on shoes, toys, his cups, spoons, books (he kind of sounds like a dog on paper).  He's been cutting his eye teeth...or at least I think that's what's going on.  Finally yesterday I noticed that one of them has broken the gums!  Thank goodness; maybe it will be a bit of relief for the little guy.  He just can't gnaw hard enough sometimes, so I can only imagine what he's feeling. 
So now, his tooth count is up to 13, thanks to his bottom right canine.  And I have a feeling the rest will be following soon.
Until next time...

Monday, November 8, 2010

Grandma's 80th

My grandma Eleanor Skoch (my dad's mom) turned 80 on 10/30/10.  On Halloween, my aunts put together a party for her at Crestview Manor, her residence.  It was a good turnout with lots of friends and family.  We made the trip to Seneca that day to see Grandma and it's always a bonus when we get to see other family members.  Jack and Emery modeled their costumes for us.  Thanks to my Uncle Les for taking and sending the pictures to me!  Here are a few great shots from the day. 
The grandkids + spouses at the party (and 2 great grandkids) with Grandma Eleanor:
I think this one looks like Jack's "rawr-ing" like a shark and Em's thinking "What is this kid doing?":
CHEESE!  Emery is 8 weeks older than Jack!  So fun to watch them grow together:
Lauren and Jennifer- BCF :)  :
Until next time...

Friday, November 5, 2010

Halloween 2010

We had such a great time this Halloween!  Jack did his first trick or treating as a shark.  On Tuesday we went with my friend Amanda and her son Owen to Liberty Middle School.  The students decorated the halls and rooms as different movie themes (children's movies) and handed out candy.  It was nice and warm and a good practice round for the real deal. 
On Halloween night, he went around his grandma Judy's neighborhood, he went with his cousins around their neighborhood, and around our friend Lacey's neighborhood.  He would walk up to the houses and say, "Knock knock knock" and then when the door was opened he said, "Cook-er-eat!"  That is his version of "trick or treat".  He really got the hang of taking one piece of candy and placing it in his bucket.  And then he'd walk around making sure no candy fell out.  We got him to start saying, "Happy-een," which you might guess translates to Happy Halloween.  It was such a fun week!  Here's some pictures from our adventures:
"Mummy's Boy"- perfect shirt found on a kids sale:
Owen and Jack:
My little shark.  This make me think of his future "First day of school" pic.  He was just so good at standing still against the wall and cheesing:
Mommy and Daddy had a costume party on Saturday night- Sandy and Danny from Grease:
Halloween night at Grandma Judy's:
Happy Halloween from the Kirby's:
Reid taking Jack up to the spooky house:
Our little shark trying to bite through the wrapper of a Kit Kat:
Digging for more candy!:
Hope you had a safe Halloween.  Until next time...