Friday, July 29, 2011
In addition to grad school, two other colleagues of mine and myself decided to be ambitious and start a not for profit dedicated to educating the public about archaeology in the state. An easy feat? HELL NO...it has been an uphill battle all along, but met with such enthusiasm along the way it has encouraged us to no end. So, there you go my third child...a non-profit that makes little money. Though the money has been slow to come in and the road to incorporation long, it has been worth it in my opinion. Working to build a business has given me something to be proud of during my child rearing years...a time I had always looked upon with anticipation of regret regarding my career. This venture is allowing me to not feel like I have to choose between family and career, a choice that felt constricting in my early years of being married.
Now that I have brought you up to speed with my life, let me get onto Jasper...who is truly a little man now. Jasper is now 3 1/2 and quite frankly still amazes me every day with how smart, bright, and loving he is. Jasper is truly a preschooler now. He counts, knows his alphabet, wears big boy underwear, climbs, jumps, runs, and gets excited about everything! He is quite possibly the perfect mix of all the good things about Keith and I too. Jasper is compassionate, caring, outgoing, smart as a whip, and loves to play. I never in a million years imagined he would be so incredibly perfect! Keith and I couldn't be more proud of him. Jasper is into what little boys love; dinosaurs, trains, cars, and quite recently has become quite obsessed with Mario Kart, hehe. Jasper is starting preschool at the end of August, something we are all very excited about. We just went this week and let him pick out a new Mario backpack for school...that was weird, hehe. All our parents were right when they said we grew too fast, one minute they are born, the next they are telling you a joke...where does the time go? Every year older Jasper gets becomes my favorite, only because I am in complete and utter awe of him. Keith and I sometimes talk about what life was like before he came and we honestly can't remember. I think we can't because we don't want to...
So, I guess I shouldn't close this post without mentioning the other big change happening in the Ferguson house. Yes, we are multiplying and expecting yet another Ferguson to join the ranks in about 6 weeks. Jasper is getting a brother due September 8. We are all very excited to meet the new little man in all our lives. I guess I should really change the name of this blog to Our Little Men once Jasper's brother arrives. Keith and I are much more laid back this time when it came to this pregnancy...and thank god Jasper helped the time fly...this pregnancy has gone by much quicker than Jasper's. We will be sure to post pictures as soon as the little guy makes his debut. I am also hoping that I will get more motivated now that school is over to be a better blogger. Let's see how well it goes once I have 2 little men to chase, hehe. Maybe if I get good at it, my posts will be shorter :).
Monday, October 26, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
Jasper is also counting, again just not in English. One of his favorite things to do is count objects and line them up on tables. He will take matchbox cars or other toys that have similar qualities (size, color, etc.) and line them up on a table then point to each and say a sound. Again, he says the same sounds in the same order every time...AMAZING! You really have to pay attention to him in order to pick up on the genius behind the jibber-jabber, but it is there. Now I don;t want to make it sound as if Jasper is saying no words, he does say things like "Daddy", "Mommy", "Cookie", and "Dog", but they are all single words. His jibber-jabber comes in long strings of consciousness, not even 2 and he is already trying to talk to the world in complete paragraphs...only my kid right???
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Jasper and Bananas (his favorite playmate)
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Well, Jasper is an accomplished walker now. He walks on his tippy toes, just like his Nana did...so I am told. We are currently trying to get him adjusted to shoes, but the poor kid has Hobbit feet! We can't find a soft soled shoe to fit him because he is already wearing toddler size shoes! I have decided not to stress too much about it, kids learned to walk well before Stride Rite! He is also talking, in language only he knows mind you, but talking nonetheless! Now mind you along with the talking has come screaming, which Keith and I have learned to try and tune out so as not to give too much attention to it...but that is hard when you are trying to talk to one another and your child is screaming to make his presence known. So it's official...Jasper is no longer a baby, per say...he will always be my baby, he is a toddling toddler with so much personality...wonder where he gets that from???
Monday, January 5, 2009
Hope you all enjoy this..we sure did. Jasper dove right into his cakes and presents. Surprisingly enough he did better with his birthday presents as far as getting the idea of ripping the paper off the present. He is still quite interested in the paper itself and the BOWS!!!