Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Out of Hibernation

Today was 70 degrees, can you believe it? All of the neighbors were outside, it was great! JW washed the car, Jackson and I played on the new swing he got for his birthday from Grandma and Grandpa, and he went about discovering grass, woodchips, and leaves. He handed me every leaf that he picked up. His favorite, though, was the flag that stands outside our house; he sees it from his window inside every day, so I think he was excited that he finally got to touch it.
Today was also his one year check-up. He now weighs in at 21.25 pounds and is 31.5 inches tall. He was very brave when he got his 4 shots, and he had a great day playing with Mommy and Daddy.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Jackson!

This weekend we celebrated Jackson's big first birthday! It was so much fun--we had a house full of guests, and J. had a blast. He was not interested in the presents, however, as Grammi brought him a balloon, and he just thought that was the coolest! He also enjoyed his first sugar rush, eating a cake that I made for him in the shape of a basketball. JW showed his creative side by creating his T shirt and a scoreboard for decorations--thank you darling! As the title of my blog states, I was literally "on call" this weekend at 2 hospitals, so I was a bit overwhelmed (to put it mildly, just ask my loving husband); but God saw me thru it and here I am, still with energy to write at 11pm!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Back to Michigan!

The long delay has been because we were skiing in Seven Springs in PA with my family last week. We had a blast--it was great snowboarding weather, we didn't get frostbite, and little J had a great time bonding with Grandma, Grandpa, and Aunt Paula. We all memorized "Brown Bear, Brown Bear" because J wanted us to keep reading it over and over and over...

J is more active than ever. We just bought him new shoes today, with Elmo on them, so that he can walk outside as the weather starts to get nicer. It took him about 45 minutes to adjust to them before he would start walking, it was so funny! It was like he had lead bricks on his feet, and he would only crawl. But he's a pro now, so if it starts to warm up and start raining, we're back outside for sure!

This week we're preparing to celebrate Jackson's first birthday! I'm excited, but sad too, because my little baby is getting to be a big boy, and as I prepare to start weaning, I'll just have to find other ways to bond with him. But overall I'm super proud of the little boy he is becoming and of the great dad JW has become. It makes me smile to see all of the progress. God continues to help me realize the kind of mommy I am, but it helps to remember that I'm HIS child as well.