Thursday, August 27, 2009

Silly Video

Jackson got a little too aggressive on eating his hummus tonight at dinner, and he actually got a perioral rash! It went away in about an hour or so. He likes hummus just like his mom! I got him to perform in this little video, it's a good sampling of his latest "tricks."

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

More Words!

28. Boom
29. Boing!
30. Me
31. Mine
32. More, please
33. Nose

Monday, August 24, 2009


I've been watching a lot of HG TV lately, and yesterday while running with the family, I spotted these two ugly chairs by the curb, ready for garbage pickup the next day. I figured this was a perfect opportunity to snag the chairs and do something cool with them to add seating to our great room, especially since our home is going to be hosting our care group this fall and we are scarce on seating. Images of chairs and sofas flashed in my head all night long, slipcovers or sheets or what. Today while at the great Walmart, I found a "furniture throw" which seemed perfect, so I bought it and gave it a try. After some help from JW in rearranging the furniture, I am very proud of the finished product, and all for only $22! We'll see what Jackson thinks of the arrangement in the morning...

Thomas the Train

Yesterday, Jackson and I met Aunt Bethany at Huckleberry Railroad in Flint for "A Day Out With Thomas the Train." It was so much fun! The ride was a bit long, lasting 40 minutes, hard for any little one to still for so long, but J did really well! He even survived a shopping spree by the girls at Birch Run on the way home...he was the only one that benefitted from the trip, may I add. The best part of yesterday was that we both slept for 12 hours! We were both happy campers that day. :)

Friday, August 21, 2009


Just a note that Jackson is officially done nursing! It hasn't been too bad of a transition for either of us. I think the key has been that he has really cool sippy cups that he enjoys drinking out of. I'm going to reward myself this weekend by getting some non-nursing bras, for the first time in 17 months! I'm pretty excited. And Jackson and I are finding other ways to bond--he's become much more of a snuggler.

The other update is that he is SUCH a car fanatic now. Meaning the matchbox car variety. He carries around either his tractor, bulldozer, backhoe, or skidsteer constantly, even eating and sleeping while clutching his prized possession. It's really cute.

I have another word to add:

27. Motorcycle.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

One man's junk...

25. Wall
26. Y (as in YMCA)

What a busy and fun day today. J slept thru the night until 5:45am, what a success! We had a fun time playing together, then getting JW off to camp. Just before he left, I realized I left the lights to the Honda on last night and the battery was dead. Oops! Thankfully, JW handled it really well, jumped the car, and everything was fine. He wasn't even late! Thank you honey!
Then I took Jackson to Walmart, the bank (he flirted with the drive-up lady), and the YMCA. He did great in the nursery and I had a great workout. Then home, more playing, and naptime. I had a dentist appt so we had our friend's daughter come babysit, and it went really well. He didn't even come get me when I got home!
Then we took a trip to Upland Hills Farm to see Daddy and "shop" through Jason and Jenny's old toys. It was so much fun, Jackson was most impressed with the toy cars (of course), and he is currently fast asleep clutching a toy tractor for dear life. Sigh. I'm tired, night-night!

Monday, August 10, 2009


I haven't blogged in awhile. We've been trying to get adjusted to JW being back at home, which has been great. Plus, I've been at the hospital on call a lot, which is always a challenge. Jackson has been great as usual. He seems to get cuter every day. My big accomplisment (?) lately is that I've been trying to wean him. Last week, I fed him milk from a cup at bedtime and only nursed him 2x/day. This a.m. started my attempt to cut out the morning feeding. When he woke up crying at 5am wanting milk, I went downstairs first, got his milk ready in his sippy cup, and went up to feed him. He took it down like a champ, I was really surprised, and he didn't ask again for "mommy" milk all morning! This will be an interesting week, because JW is doing another camp, this one at Upland Hills Farm in Oxford, so Jackson will be watched by Jenny Webster, JW's mom, and me of course. I think he'll be just fine. He is very adaptable, thankfully. Here are some cute pics of him lately:

Playing with the Nostalgic "Little People" I got him Cheesing for the camera
Looking dapper in his new outfit
Jamming to Daddy's ipod shuffle
Looking scholarly in Grandma's glasses

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Lexicon, Continued...

22. More
23. Moon
24. Book