Monday, October 12, 2009

Crazy Spaghetti Dinner-September 21st

So the Jenson's have some fun (and a little weird) traditions that we have decided to carry being a "crazy Spaghetti Dinner".

First, Mom and Dad have to get bags of "stuff" together for each person to use to eat-no real utensils allowed! Each bag is given a number. Then, after everyone get their stylish newspaper bib-like-thingies on, each person picks a nimber to see which bag they get.
Then you get to see what you get...and figure out how you are going to use it. AJ wasn't so sure.

Then you dig in, or at least try!
I got to eat spaghetti from a Tupperware lid using a ladle.

Brandon had to eat from a glass pot lid with tongs.
AJ had a pan of spaghetti and a wooden spoon and whisk as "utensils".
...and Julia had an egg separater and the lining of a lunch bag.
AJ was nice enough to let her borrow the wooden spoon when she had given up on the egg separater. :)
Drinking can also be a challenge...
-I had a vase (which would have been pretty easy except for the scalloped edge on top, water kept escaping!!)
-AJ had a measuring cup
-Brandon had an ice cube tray (which prooved to be the trickiest)
-And Julia was quite amused that she got a bottle!

It was a really fun event, but we all had a little cleaning up to do after! But, it was all worth it!!
If nothing else, a face like that makes it all worth it-That is true munchkin joy!!! :)

YAY for silly but memorable family traditions!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Our little Amy!!

I have been feeling so guilty because if the "third-child-syndrome" that my child has truly been cursed with! I haven't taken her baby book out if the plastic yet, i feel like i don't get enough pictures of her like i did with the other kids and i certainly have not sent enough pictures to family far away to see her grow!!! GUILT!!! so her i am FINALLY making a post and it HAD to be about her!

We really just love her to pieces. Although she has not been as well documented as i would like, she has had PLENTY of attention in other ways, usually in the form of being nearly smothered by siblings! :)

She is really a good baby but is the biggest mama's girl out of the 3 kids. But, she has been with me more than the other 2 were at this age, too. She loves to smile and her favorite things to smile at are AJ & Julia.
I have tried really hard to get a good picture of her ADORABLE smile, but i have really struggled to get one that is centered, she is looking and she isn't doing "big-eyes"...

She LOVES the bath and is usually smiling a lot. This one is pretty good too, but it is so funny how different she looks with her hair wet! Usually it isn't so drastic at this age but with that hair, it is!

Oct. 6th ..this one is pretty close, but not the whole effect.
Oct. 8th..this is what i usually get when i take a picture. Our camera is slow and it flashes first so by the time the picture is actually taken, she is making one of these faces...
although "big eyes" makes me smile every time, i really wanted her real smile!

So, i took her outside, laid her on the grass, and TA-DA!!!!
A cute smile,
And a giggly girl!!

So there she. We just love her and i will try to show her off on the blog more often! :)