Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Toby's nose

A day or two after we got to Indiana Toby and my brother Chad had an accident. Toby wanted Chad to chase him down the hallway. Chad bent down to pick him up but lost his balance. Since they were in a hallway there was no room for them to fall so instead of crushing Toby (which I appreciated) he had to drag him a little bit into the hallway. Chad broke his toe and Toby ended up with this nice looking rug burn on his nose. 

Toby loves playing with his little cousin Xavier.
Toby took this picture of Xavier and it ended up being one of the best ones we have! 
Toby wanted to help work on the new room. he was very limited to what he could do. 
He is not ashamed of his nose at all! He can still look cute in pictures with his nose! 

Luckily his nose is better for Christmas pictures. Just wanted to show you how bad it was! :) 

Friday, December 12, 2008

It worked!!

Normally I am not able to upload pictures from my apartment on my blog but I thought today I would give it a try again. It worked!! YAY! 
Toby left with my mom today for Indiana and I don't know what to do with myself without him always around. It is nice but at the same time miserable! I miss him so much. A few of the guys in our building have stopped by to say bye to him today and we have had to tell them he is gone. He is quite popular around Geneva campus! :) 

This is one of his buddies. We call him Kase. He graduated this semester so he won't be here next semester. He would always play with Toby outside when it was nice. They played golf, frisbee, football whatever sport Toby was playing. We are going to miss him next semester. 

My Bible study girls came over for our last meeting this semester and we had a mini Christmas party. Here they are again. Jenine, Ashley, Amanda and Amy! I love these girls! 

Toby's crazy hair after he woke up from his nap. What a little cutie! 

So hopefully we can do more posts now that I am able to post pictures from home. Unless this is a fluke but I sure hope it lasts!! 

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The past month.

I realize that it has been a long time since I posted last. So here is an update of what we have been doing. First of all Brian and I went on a date and left Toby with Domper and Christy. He loves playing with these 2 and so he had so much fun. I told them if they wanted to try to get some good pictures of him so we could use one for our Christmas card that would be awesome. Well they did a great job and got some awesome pictures! Here are a few of them. 

Toby's model picture. What a stud!! 
Looking down from the star. 
Waving hello in his cute little outfit.
He is into licking everything...... even Christy! 
Look at all the leaves! 
My girls in my Bible study. We went to Chipotle together (b/c that place rocks!) and we had such a great time! 
Brian's parents came to visit for Thanksgiving. We had Christmas with them too. 
Toby with Grandma and Grandpa Jensen.
Toby with Mom and Dad and his new Handy Manny truck.
His favorite present so far. 
He decided that helping clean after dinner is a cool thing to do. Washing the counters.
Oh and helping clean the dishes too! Thanks Domper for making him think this is a cool thing to do!! :) 
It was no shave November for Brian and so Toby taking a close look at how hairy daddy is. 
Picture of my boys. 

Okay and for everyone that wants to see a pregnant picture here you go. Toby loves to try to listen to his baby sister and see if she says anything. :) You can totally tell I am pregnant, everywhere!! 

Sunday, November 9, 2008

some of Tobys favorites

The past week we have been hanging out with some of Toby's friends and doing lots of his favorite things. They include: 

Listening to music on our ipod. He sings along and dances. 

Playing with Ellie.

Toby and Grace. 

Working on the computer. This one happens to be Uncle Josh's in his dorm room. 

Watching basketball games. Here we are at Grace college with Josh and Grandma Arnold. 

Going swimming. 

Being thrown in the air. 

Drumming. This was the first time on a real drum set. He loved it so much!! 

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

for fun

I was just looking through some old pictures and found one of our favorites of Brian and Toby. We took another one just like. Can you see the difference? :) 

When Toby is 2 months old : 
When Toby is 2 years old :

Toby also got a fun new toy from a friend here. He calls it his 'football guy'. 

Toby loves riding his tricycle. However he hasn't quite learned how to use the pedals so he just moves along with his feet on the ground. 

Our most recent family picture. I love my family! 

Monday, October 6, 2008

Homecoming weekend

This past weekend was Homecoming weekend here and Geneva. There was so much for us to do. In the morning I went on the family fun walk with 3 other ladies here. We ended on the football field where Toby and Brian were playing waiting for us. Toby loved being able to play on the actual football field. We got to ride a train and watch Taylor freeze in the dunk tank. Toby got to hit the button a couple times to make him fall in. He also loved that! Then there was the football game Saturday night. We lost the game but it was still a fun time! Oh and Friday night the RA's in the apartments had an event where they rented a rock climbing wall and a bungy jump. Toby loved the jump.....he didn't try the wall. Here are some pictures. 
Toby jumping. 
Getting all strapped in. 
Toby and Daddy got glow bands. Showing them off. 
Family photo at the game.
Toby waiting for the game to start. Football sweatshirt on and all! 
Going out in the morning for the fun walk. 
Saturday morning goofing off for the camera! 
Finally a good smile shot! 

I will try to get some of the pictures from the walk to get on here. It was a fun weekend! 

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Food is good.

Being pregnant food is very important!! I am not having very healthy cravings (fried foods for example) and I am not eating the greatest for my meals. 
I remember back when I was pregnant with Toby I craved red meat and eggs. So for every meal I ate either eggs or some sort of red meat and vegetables. I also walked everyday for the last few months of my pregnancy. I was feeling great by the time my due date came along. Well with this one I eat in a cafeteria every lunch and dinner. There might be a selection of food but how healthy are my options? Are the veggies I am eating even good for me? Where did the meat I am eating actually come from? I have been feeling gross lately and like I wish I could just go back to eating meat and vegetables that I cook every night for dinner. With our money situation we are not able to do lots of grocery shopping to be able to do that so I just have to try and be creative in the cafeteria. 
However, Tuesdays (today) for lunch Brian meets with one of his RA's over lunch and Toby and I usually will eat with a student or friend or someone but today we had nothing planned. So I looked through my kitchen and came up with a pretty decent meal for what I had. I found some beef in the freezer and I had noodles and spaghetti sauce, garlic bread and some broccoli. So I made some spaghetti with meat sauce and had broccoli and garlic bread. My mom would be so proud of me when she hears that I cooked the broccoli and I ate it! I hate cooked broccoli unless it is mixed in with lots of other things! Today I cooked and ate it just as it was! Toby even had broccoli mixed in with his spaghetti and he had grapes! I am feeling good about our eating today. While it isn't the BEST we could eat it was the best we had at home! And for dinner - we are going to the cafeteria.......

Any suggestions on fast, cheap, healthy meals? I am all ears! 

Friday, September 26, 2008

The bathroom

I realized today how great it is to just go to the bathroom when you need to go. Not worrying that you aren't allowed to!! 
I had my ultrasound today and I had to drink 32 oz. an hour before my appointment and then not pee until after the ultrasound. This is SO hard!! Before we left the house I had to go extremely bad! I couldn't stand or walk b/c that made it harder to hold. We got to the doctor's office 10 mins early for my 12:45 appointment thinking hey if we are there and they are ready let's get started!! Well they didn't think that way. I keep seeing nurses walking by or standing in the back talking and let me tell you I was getting mad! I had Brian go up and ask how much longer it would be (again b/c I couldn't stand up) and they said 2 mins but if I wanted to empty my bladder a little that would be fine. Well at that point I needed something so I agreed to that even though my question was "how do you make it stop when you want to just let it all out?!?!" So I emptied a little bit and tried to stop but it never fully stopped. I kept a constant little stream of pee going.  So having no idea what to do I grabbed a big wad of toilet paper and stopped it that way. I held it there until I stood and knew no more would come out. Then I found my seat next to Brian in the waiting room again and waited. waited and waited and waited . 2 mins - yeah right!! by the time they finally called me back to the ultrasound room it was 1:05 (actually 1:06 or 1:07 but I'll round a little) It should be illegal for doctors offices to make a pregnant lady drink that much water so long before the appointment and then make her wait 20 mins longer in the waiting room!! Oh and I found out one of the nurses I saw talking in the back was the lady who did my ultrasound...... grrr!! 
So whenever you feel the urge to go to the bathroom, I encourage you to just go and be thankful that you don't have to wait to let it all out! I also want to say a big thank you to my doctor's office in MN where I had my ultrasound with Toby. I didn't have to wait in the waiting room at all! They know how to take care of pregnant women who have to pee!! :) 

Oh and I guess this is important too..... we are having a GIRL!! :) I will put a picture of our baby girl on soon!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Toby loves his Daddy!

 For those of you who think that Toby is a 'mini Brian' I will say I don't fully agree. I think that he has alot of both Jensen and Arnold in him. For example, in this picture when he is with Chad he is totally a Jensen. 

Then like in this picture where he was trying to be Daddy I think he looks like an Arnold. Too bad it's while he is dressing in Daddy's clothes, it would have been perfect if he looked like a Jensen! :) 

This of course is just my opinion let me know if you see something different! 
Oh and PS tomorrow we are having our ultrasound so I will let you know what we are having! (if the baby cooperates that is!!) 

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Crazy Toby!

So this is my son. Toby. He likes to try to help with things. Like here he is helping our friend Domper fold her laundry. He thought this was a great way to do the underwear! You can tell he is still in diapers. He is not sure where underwear goes.

He can't wait until our baby comes. He rubs my belly and says "Hi Beebee" (baby). Today we asked him what we should name the baby and he told us we should name him/her "Izzy". His favorite little friend who moved away this past summer.
This is picture is Toby with Campbell Kirksey. She was born the day after his 2nd birthday to our friends Sarah and Jeff. He always gets excited when he gets to see her. He gets to practice being a big brother when she is around.

I think he is going to be a great big brother!


Hi! Welcome to our new site. If you want to check out our old posts and pictures you can go to our old site and check them out! We want to share a little bit more of us with you on this site and update you on all of us - Brian, Sara, Toby and the newest member to come Feb. 4th. We hope you visit often.