Because today is Memorial Day Jeffrey doesn't have to go to work.  We made sure to schedule absolutely nothing today so we could have a lazy day full of fun times and family moments.  Here are a few of the moments we captured today.

Knightley's favorite breakfast food these days is plain oatmeal with some brown sugar sprinkled over it.  He used to love cooked oatmeal until one random day he refused to eat it.  That day I had poured a packet of oatmeal in a bowl and boiled some water.  As I was getting ready to pour the water in the bowl of oatmeal Knightley started to freak out and insisted "no water!"  I poured the water in anyway and told Knightley that is how he is supposed to eat it.  Bad idea.  Knightley flipped and had one of his trademark tantrums (although, these days Mason is infringing on that trademark).  Through his crying I heard him say that he wanted new oatmeal without water.  So, in order to get him to stop I poured him a new bowl of oatmeal and simply gave it to him.  He stopped crying and ate the whole thing.  I have no idea where he came up with the idea to eat oatmeal this way, but now he will only eat it dry and uncooked (until today when he asked for milk with the dry/uncooked bowl of oatmeal). 

Ever since Jeffrey's birthday Knightley has been calling a birthday cake a "Happy Cake" and even sings the Happy Birthday song (all the his truck, daddy, mommy, etc).

Happy Cake Song from Debra Jacobson on Vimeo.

Jeffrey's mom saved all the clothes that her kids used and we were lucky enough to get them when we started having our own.  They are now starting to fit into the matching outfits that Jeffrey and his brothers would wear.  Being that our kids are toeheads and Jeffrey and his brothers were all toeheads I am sure Knightley and Mason look just like them.  Aren't they just the cutest boys ever (no bias whatsoever:).  

For the talent show one year, my best bud Brian and I learned the entire routine to "Evolution of Dance" (you can find the original here even though it doesn't even come close to the awesomeness of us).  We spent many hours editing the music (and might I add that our final product for the music is better then the original guy), and practicing the moves.  This was done back in 2007, and has finally made it to the web.  Without further ado, what you will witness below is beautimus maximus in its purest form.  Enjoy!!!
** You can skip the first 1 min 25 seconds because it originally took that long to get the routine set up and I haven't taken the time to edit it out**

After moving we saved a bunch of our boxes so we could make a sweet fort.  About a half a roll of duct tape and a couple dozen boxes later, the kids had the coolest fort a mom could make.  The favorite part of the castle is opening and closing the doors and eating snacks while watching VHS movies on their tiny tv.

Well, it has been far too long since we last updated this wonderful blog of ours.  Truthfully, we have been busy with all the painting, cleaning, and decorating of our home.  We have also been doing a lot of yard work lately now that the snow has melted and the yard is exposed in all it's unhealthy, unloved looking self.  We have finished most everything on our list that we wanted done right away, and now we are going to pace ourselves for the rest of it.  Pictures will be coming in the very near future so stay tuned.  In the meantime enjoy this Knightley current event.

Knightley has always been interested in electronics (as all children are) and this week I let him play on my laptop as I have done in the past, but this time it was different.  I saw a light bulb turn on.  He figured out that if he moved the mouse a certain direction then the pointer on the screen would move that same direction.  He was so proud of himself that he was giggling with excitement.  Today we put his skills to the test with a puzzle on  What cute kids!!!