Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Paid In Full

Today was a great momentous day because JW and I now own both of our vehicles. Our title for the Honda came in the mail. We were super excited because now we can just focus on saving for our future first home. Yay!

Jackson was a "doll" today. I got out my old Cabbage Patch Kid preemie, dressed it in one of his old onesies and his newborn baby hat, and gave it to him. He loved it! I told him to brush the baby's hair and he did (although the baby is bald like him) and I told him to feed the baby its bottle and he shoved the bottle in baby's eye--close enough! It was precious!
We just got back from Cincinnati, where we spent a great weekend with our family, the Chapins and the Smiths. Jackson loved playing with the dog Cooper and his cousin Emily--he even helped her practice the piano!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mother's Day!

What a wonderful day today--I got to spend time with my mom (and Dad), my mother-in-law, the man who made me a mother, and my little baby boy. We went to church, where JW played on the worship team, then after nap, took everyone out to brunch at Jake's. Jackson was so good at a fancy restaurant, with only a booster seat to keep him out of trouble. My favorite part of the day was just watching Jackson play--he is such a show-off, especially around his grandparents. They've been calling him "Cheeser" because of his cheesy smile--I just love him! Happy Mother's day to all you moms!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Yoga anyone?

So I finally got myself motivated to go on a nice long run today, and I took Jackson along in the BOB stroller. It felt so nice to get outside and do something to help myself feel better. J did really well; he took off his shoe, which I had to confiscate along with his sock so that he wouldn't toss it into the road. What is the nursery rhyme about the little boy with one shoe off and one shoe on? Jackson is in that state a lot. :)
When we got home, I was stretching on the ground outside, and Jackson got down on the ground with me and imitated the position I was in. It was so cute! He really liked it when I bent forward to touch my toes, he thought I was playing peek-a-boo!

"Diddle diddle dumpling, my son John.

He went to bed with his socks on.

One shoe off and one shoe on.

Diddle diddle dumpling, my son John!"

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Spring has Sprung!

Wow, it's been way too long since I've blogged, a whole month! I've been truly enjoying this time in Jackson's development. He is so cute, and continues to get cuter. I think what's so fun is watching him learn so much--new things to explore, new sounds to try out, the outside... What a blessing! He seems to be smiling 24/7, except when he's crying, which is usually when he's clinging to my legs. Separation anxiety is still an issue at times, but I try to treasure it since I know all too soon he won't want anything to do with me and I will be missing these days. Sleeping through the night continues to be a blessing, as we are all resting better. Also this month we visited North Carolina with our friends and had a blast--check out my Snapfish photos, they're great. It was sad because I really want to be in North Carolina, but I'm also feeling very blessed that I have such wonderful friends there that I can count on anytime. Jackson loved the sand and the ocean, and it makes me excited for his continued discovery of nature.