Sunday, April 4, 2010

Jacob turns 12

I can't believe my first baby is 12! It's brought back alot of memories of my pregnancy and first weeks with him being pregnant with Kaylee now. I am so proud of the young man Jacob is developing into, no facial hair or voice changes yet I'm sure this year will bring even more changes.
What a busy weekend. Marty's birhtday was March 4th, Jacob's was March 5th, and my baby shower was March 6th. It worked out well because my mom and Marty came up for the shower and we had a little family party friday night. Keeping with our new tradition Jacob decorated his own cake. We assked Jacob what he wanted to do for his birthday and he 's been planning this for awhile he said "Mom I'm 12, I'm ready for the extreme rollercoasters, I wanna go to Magic Mountain" So while mom and I went to the shower Steve, Jacob, the little boys and Jacob's best friend Luke went to Six Flags. I ended up picking up Steve and the little ones early, not much for them to do there. Marty, Jacob, and Luke had a blast and stayed till closing. There were no lines the perfect day! Sunday Jacob got set apart and recieved the aaronic priesthood which was really cool, I was so proud! It was neat to see him passing the sacrament the following Sunday. It is so exciting to see your children grow and develop in the church. It reconfirms my own testimony and makes me want to be a better example to my children.

Friday, February 12, 2010


I love this picture! Jacob caught it right at the perfect time. Don't worry everyone I'm not out jumping on the trampoline I just thought the picture would be funny! Me at 34 weeks.

Grandma and Grandpa Fenske got us a trampoline for Christmas this year. Well they gave us money and this is what we bought. Steve put it together all by himself. The boys love it and I love it too because when they are crazy and full of energy or in need of some exercise I just send them in the backyard. Yes there are tears but for the most part they are having a blast! Jacob is amazing the tricks he can do, I'm sure it won't be long before Lucas is doing the same tricks!

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Ben's big month!

I am so proud of my little Ben! For a kid that was not excited to go to school he has adjusted and is doing really well! So well he was student of the month for January. Keep up the good work Ben

On January 19 Ben turned 6 years old. I brought cookies into his class and they sang to him. He was most excited about getting to wear a birthday crown. He and Lucas decorated his cake. This is a great tradition I think I will keep every year. They had such a great time, I had to help with the frosting. It's crazy when Jacob was in Kindergarten I was pregnant and had Ben and now Ben is in K and I'm pregnant and will have Kaylee in March. Steve threw him a party that weekend, he was so excited to have some of his school friends over. He said it was his best birthday ever!

Bridal Shower for Shanna

This is my good friend Shanna, we have been friends for 7 years. We were in the same ward in Oxnard together and after a messy divorce she ended up in our ward here in Moorpark, her mom lives here too! Her son Luke and Jacob are best friends. I was so happy for her when she met a great guy and they decided to get married, I threw her a bridal shower. I am not a hostess by nature but I kept it simple and it turned out great and Shanna felt our love and support which was the whole reason I wanted to do it!

I was especially proud of the cake I made! I'm so mad at myself for forgetting to bring the camera to the reception(sorry Tiff!) Shanna looked so beautiful and happy and I've never seen a Mormon cultural hall look so elegant and lovely!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

First Day of School September 2009

Summer is over, time to go back to the daily grind. An exciting new adventure for all 3 boys. Jacob started 6th grade at Mesa Verde Middle School. 6 different classes and teachers. I was very nervous for him, I like that they keep the 6th graders seperate from the 7-8th graders. He really enjoys middle school and is doing well. He got 2 A'S and 4 B's on his reprot card!Ben started kindergarden at Campus Canyon Elementary, his teacher is Mrs. Fisher and she is great. It is a K/1st combo class and I worried Ben would fall behind. He is doing so good, he is reading and writing and behaving well! I am so proud of him

Lucas started preschool at Mountain Meadows. He goes 3 days a week from 12-3. I work in the class 2x a month. As you can see in the picture below Lucas was jealous he wanted to go to kindergarden too! He's at the desk crying behind Ben. So I had to bite the bullet and pay for preschool, luckily this preschool is very affordable and Steve has been doing really well at work.It has been crazy running around between 3 schools at 3 different times. I'm so grateful to be in a carpool for Mesa and our neighbors and friends the Omer's take Ben to school in the morning and then I pick up. It's not so bad and it's only 1 year and the perk is I get 2 hours by meself 3 days a week! Next year Ben and Lucas will be at C.C. all day and I'll have lots of quality bonding time with my daughter!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Almost time to rename the blog.

I resolved to start blogging again this year, where to start? I was feeling overwhelmed so I'll start with the biggest news. In June we decided to have another baby and even though I changed my mind it was too late, in July I found out I was pregnant! I prepared myself to have another boy. At 16 weeks he told me it was 80% likely to be a girl. I didn't let myself get too excited. At 22 weeks he confirmed it was 100% a girl. I cried . I still can't believe I'm going to have a daughter. I guess I'll believe it when I am holding her in my arms. I am due April 1st but will have her the last week in March via c-section. This picture is me at 27 weeks. We are so thrilled to have a baby on the way. Her name will be Kaylee Joy Fenske. I guess my blog will be called "The Fenske Guys and their Gals"?

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Kindergarden jump start

Yesterday Ben had his first day of school kinda......First Five has a program for children entering kindergarden that didn't attend preschool, we do the free preschool that is a mommy and me thing not real preschool. They go to mock school from 8:30-11:30 for 2 weeks. For a kid that didn't want to grow up and was not excited about kindergarden Ben loves it! I cried yesterday when I dropped him off and he was like c-ya mom!Lucas is really having a hard time with it, he wants to stay when we drop him off and go to school too! When we got home Lucas was like I miss Ben and started crying that we left Ben at school. I am going to fork out the cash and put Lucas in a cheap preschool this fall. This morning Ben was up at 6:30 dressed himself and was ready to go, I hope this behavior continues throughout his academic carreer unlike Jacob who hates to get up and I have to rush to get ready! The days drag by but the years fly I can't believe Ben is in school.