Both kids are now in school for the year. Joni is in the local kindergarten all day and she LOVES it. It's such a contrast to what school was like for her last year in Jerusalem. Every single day was a huge struggle. But now she gets excited when it's bed time because it means she's that much closer to going to school the next day. When people ask her if she is liking school, she often says, "Yes, it's in English!"
Also, some moms in the ward asked me if I would like to do Joy School with Jackson, so I jumped at the chance. He loves it so far. He feels all grown up. Speaking of Jackson...
2) Jackson's birthday
My baby is 3! I can't get over how big he has gotten. He loves to say hilarious things like, "Yes, sir!", "Oh my gosh", and "What-ev-er".
For his birthday he got a Superman costume, a train set, a new swimming ring floaty, and a little Cars container to hold his all important goldfish crackers.
This picture taken while he was opening his presents pretty much summarizes how thrilled he was all day.
Whenever Jackson or Tom is in need of a haircut, their thick hair starts sticking up in weird ways, especially first thing in the morning. Joni says it looks like they have plants growing out of their heads. :)
The race car birthday cake
3) Free time
If we ever have free time (and if Tropical Storm Hermine isn't crashing down on us), the kids' first preference for fun is swimming. They LOVE it.