Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Hermana Rojas is at the MTC!

We took my sister Ingrid to the MTC today and she was ready to be an official sister missionary! I love her so much! She's so sweet and funny I'm really going to miss her! I was such a baby at the MTC she did better than I did!

We got there right at 1pm and she had to fill out some paper work and have her 'language' test before we could go into orientation...so we didn't have much time for pictures...the pictures we did take were hurried...sorry! I'm also posting some pictures of her and Jacob last night before he went to sleep...he's playing with the ball Tia Lilian sent him! THANK YOU SO MUCH! He loves it, and the plane too! Jacob didn't have a good day today so he doesn't look very happy in the pictures...the whole drive to the MTC he was cranky and Ingrid was sitting in the back with him trying to entertain him :( I felt bad for her, but she did so well!

We will miss her so much, but she's going to be an amazing missionary! By now she's almost done with her first day at the MTC, I think the last class ends at 9:30pm, she had a long day and must be exhausted!

Don't forget you can send her a letter every day before 11am and she'll get it the same day at www.dearelder.com MAKE SURE YOU WRITE! It's like Christmas every time you get a letter! AND Her birthday is November 12, so make sure you send her something before then because her estimated departure day is November 11! After she leaves it'll take months to get something to her in Argentina!
If you're reading this and would like her address info, please send me an email I'll gladly give you her info. :)


About the pictures: Sorry...If I don't have my eyes closed in some of the pictures, I'm talking or something! And the light hit one of Ingrid's eyes at a weird angle so a couple of pictures turned out not so good...again sorry! We were in such a hurry because we were late for orientation!






















Saturday, October 18, 2008

NICU Reunion

Every year Ogden Regional has a NICU 'Halloween' reunion for all their 'graduates'... Last year we went and Jacob was only 4 months old...he was very sleepy at the time, so he didn't have too much fun. This year was different though. We went today and since costumes are encouraged, we took our little busy bee with us. He had so much fun! I think the more kids there are around him, the more fun he has. He is a very social boy so he had no trouble walking up to perfect strangers, and saying 'eh-llo' Which is how he says 'hello'. It was neat to see some of his nurses again and for them to see how much he has grown in a year. Those nurses are truly gifted. I think it takes a special person to become a nurse, and all the nurses Jacob had were just so in- tune with the babies, it was incredible! One of the nurses was talking to Randy and as she was talking to him she started talking to Jacob, and he thought she was the funniest person ever!

They had all sorts of games and treats for the kids at this reunion, and I'm sure Jacob will have even more fun as he gets older. One of Jacob's favorite food is chicken nuggetts, and they had them there for the kids! He devoured them in no time! There were some activities for the parents to do as well, we could get Jacob's picture taken and then make our own halloween picture frame, which we did. Every year they have you bring pictures of your little one so you can make a scrapbook page, and they have a scrapbook from every year they've held the reunion. It's incredible to flip through those pages and see how some babies born at only 2 pounds can grow and develop to be perfectly healthy! Wow! Modern medicine and modern technology is amazing! I'm grateful to live here and have access to all of that.
We were grateful to have the opportunity to go and remember how far Jacob has come, how blessed we are to have him, and how much we look forward to more NICU reunions!


Here's our busy bee before we left


Chillin' with dad


He found another little bee friend


Walking around...checking things out


One of the nurses gave him a balloon and he just loved it!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Foot work...

For the last couple of days, Jacob has been practicing some fancy foot work to add to his regular 'hip-shaking' dance moves! And although I wish I could take credit for this...he is doing it all himself!
If you're not a 'Celia Cruz' fan, you may want to turn down the volume on your speakers...Enjoy!


video

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Hats...

I'm not sure about other kids Jacob's age...but he will NOT let us put a hat on him at all! No matter what we have tried he has always managed to take off the hat in a matter of seconds!
So today he was playing in his room...the usual, playing with the stereo and random toys...so while he was busy playing with all the buttons on the stereo I decided to put a hat on him...it actually is too small for him, but it's so cute and he never wore it because he doesn't like hats. To my surprise he left the hat on! For at least 15 minutes! Until I put another hat on him, or a 'beanie' or 'toque' (canadian) I'm not sure I spelled either of those 2 words right so forgive me. The toque/beanie is hideous...but I thought I'd try and see if he would leave it on... Anyway, he left that one on as well and then the 3rd and 4th hat I tried were rejected...(was I bored today or what?) So, although this might seem very unimportant to the majority of you...to me this was HUGE this means we can actually keep his little head warm this winter when we're out! And it couldn't have happened at a better time...because it snowed in Eden today! That means it won't be long before it snows here too.

I must say I'm getting excited about Christmas...it's almost 2 months away! Yay! Once upon a time I used to be a Grinch, but like I said to my brother in law the other day...I think I was just focusing on the wrong things! So bring on the winter! We're ready!