Sunday, April 27, 2008

Visiting Family

We went to visit Alison and Oliver today. Alison is Jeanie's cousin's widow. They only live a few miles away from us but we didn't really know them so we didn't visit until now. The difference today is that Grandma J is visiting and Oliver's grandma is Grandma J's sister-in-law who is also in town. (Did that all make sense?) So we had a connection. We had a great visit. Alison has a beautiful little home. And of course Oliver is a handsome little fellow. Oliver wasn't the least bit interested in Jewell. Well not until his mom held Jewell -- then he wasn't so happy. So we will definitely be visiting Alison more in the future. Especially since she offered to cook. (We've been told that she's a very good chef.)
The Grandmas with their grandbabies
Oliver found his old shoes very entertaining
Alison loves her little Oliver!

Saturday, April 26, 2008

First Outdoor Climbing of the Season

Jeanie and I got to go climbing outside today. Her mom is in town and babysat Jewell for the day. Thank you so much grandma J. Jeanie and I had a wonderful time. We went to exit 38 which is near North Bend. It is really beautiful out there.
Jeanie celebrating after her first climb back.
Trying to capture some of the scenery
My first try at blurred water pics

Friday, April 25, 2008

Grandma Janetski is in Town!

Jeanie has been pretty worn out lately so her mom decided to come to town to give her a break. Hooray! Jeanie and I are going to go out climbing together tomorrow. It will be our first time leaving Jewell with someone for so long. So Grandma J got here this afternoon and we headed straight down to Fremont. I wanted to go down there because there is a Blown Glass studio there that I wanted to visit. I have a school assignment coming up where I am doing a marketing video. So I asked them if I could do it on their studio. James, the owner, was all for it. I'm pretty excited about that. We also stopped by a few other shops. There was one with an antique couch that Jewell totally matched. (Picture included).
Jewell and the Couch
Grandma J's Arrival
Grandma J Feeding Jewell

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Bonesteele vs. Jewell

So I was thinking what would happen if Jewell and Bonesteele went head to head? It's pretty obvious that Bonesteele would win hands down in a wrestling match. But what about a cuteness match?
Well it's a tie of course!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

A New Nelson!

Jewell got a new cousin this week. His name is Mason Allen Nelson (aka. Bonesteele). We are very excited for Jewell to have a cousin so close to her age. And we are excited for Heath and Michele too. This is my brother and his wife's second child.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Jewell Update

For those of you who don't know Jeanie has had a hard time getting Jewell to sleep. This translates into Jeanie spending all of her time either putting Jewell to sleep or worrying that Jewell will wake up and she'll have to put her back to sleep. Things seem to be slowly improving though. Jewell even fell asleep mostly on her own today! Hooray! A lot of people have been praying for Jewell and Jeanine -- thank you. I know your prayers are making a difference. Today our friends the Boundy's took care of Jewell for a while so Jeanie could have some time to herself. They sent her back with a present too. Thank you Boundys. Look how cute Jewell is in her new hat:

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Sunday Afternoon Post

Well it's been a few days since I posted anything so I figured I'd better get something up. Things seem to be improving with Jewell's ability to get to sleep. In the past she's only been willing to go to sleep when someone was holding, rocking, and shushing her. Lately she's started letting Jeanie put her in her bassinet and rocking the bassinet until she falls asleep. That is wonderful but unfortunately it can't last for long. Pretty soon Jewell is going to outgrow her bassinet. Jeanie is already planning her approach for the transitioning Jewell into sleeping in her crib. Here's a couple of pics of our little cutie. One of them is one of my better attempts at getting a picture of Jewell smiling and the other is her with her ugly doll. (That's the actual brand name.)

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Grandma Janetski's Email

So I was checking something in Jeanie's email for her and I came across these pictures. The pictures were both sent in an email from Grandma Janetski. She seems to think our little Jewell looks like a Guinea Pig!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Daddy Daughter Day

I got to spend a lot of time with Jewell today. Jeanie had a doctors appointment so I got her all to myself for a while. That can be pretty scary because Jewell won't take a bottle but she was wonderful for me today. Luck was on my side too -- right at the moment she got hungry Jeanie walked in the door. Then I took care of her while Jeanie made some dinner. She was being so good today that I was able to take care of her for much longer than usual. So I was pretty happy about that. Jewell has been growing so fast lately so I decided that I would take at least one picture of her every day. I've been doing pretty good so far. Now all I need to do is get around to posting the pictures a little more often. Speaking of that here are a few of her in the shirt Grandpa Janetski bought for her in Mexico.