Monday, May 25, 2009

Our Week...

This week started off a little rough, but ended well. On Monday Jackson was sent home from daycare with a low fever, so Ross took him to the doctor on Tuesday where we found out he has bronchiolitis again. He's now taking 3 meds for it, an antibiotic and 2 breathing treatments, which both have to be given twice a day. Honestly though, I think I dislike the nebulizer for the breathing treatments more than Jackson does. He's doing pretty well with them so far. As long as we can keep him entertained, he really doesn't even notice it.

Late Tuesday night our friends from our life group, Pam and Brian, had their baby, Jace, and I got to hold him Wednesday after work. He is absolutely adorable!

Towards the end of the week we got to spend some time with our friends Jenny and Brandon. I honestly can't remember the last time I laughed as hard as I did that night. We always have so much fun hanging out with them. If only our schedules didn't make it so hard for us to get together...we literally planned this dinner over a month ago.

The weekend has been fun too. We had dinner with our friends Bekah and Jeff Friday night. Saturday and Sunday we spent all day cleaning up and running errands for the parties next weekend, and Ross finished the fences!!! (Yes, one of them has been down since Ike...we were one of those people.) Sunday night, our wonderful friend, Heather, babysat so Ross and I could have a nice dinner out. Today we did lots of yardwork and more cleaning, but we ended the day by grilling out with our friends, Emma and Chris, and their daughter, Clara.

Throughout the weekend I tried to capture a few pics of Jackson doing his favorite things since I never got an 11 month post out there. Here he is closing the doors to one of his favorite toys.

Jackson Playing

Here he's hugging a bear, but not just any bear. This is the bear that I had as a baby. My dad even did a sketch of me holding this bear, so it's really sweet to me...

Jackson & BearJackson also loves turning the pages of books, playing with them, and being read to.

Jackson Reading

Now that Jackson has mastered crawling, he's decided to check things out from a different his exersaucer. He seems to like crawling through obstacles...maybe he likes a challenge.

Jackson under the exersaucer

Of course, he also loves Bailey, and we just think he's the cutest little guy ever!

Jackson & BaileyJackson

There are more pics from this weekend in the album too.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

CAT Gear

For Aunt Leslie and Uncle Philip...there are a few more in the album too.

Jackson & CAT Gear

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Hoarse but Smiling

Have you ever heard a hoarse baby try to cry? It's pretty sad, but it's also pretty funny when he laughs. Jackson woke up without much of a voice this morning, and it just got worse throughout the day. He's also been drooling a lot lately, so we think he may be working on his 7th tooth. The combination of these things has made for a somewhat fussy baby. I say somewhat because he still smiles most of the time.

Today was Clara's 2nd birthday party, which was at The Little Gym. It was a lot of fun. The Little Gym was another one of those great places where Jackson could play without having to worry too much about what he got into. Clara looked adorable running around in her pink tutu, and all of the kids seemed to have a blast. Jackson had so much fun he passed out on the way home. It was a great way to end the day!

Clara, the birthday girlJacksonJackson

Of course, when he got home, he was happy to eat before crashing for the night.

Jackson enjoying dinner

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Fun Weekend

Just a quick post to let everyone know we had a fun weekend in Louisiana. We were there for advisory board meetings at LA Tech, and got to spend some quality time with our friends, Heath and Barbara, and their son, Carter. We also got to wish both of our mom's a Happy Mother's Day in person and let them spend a little time with Jackson. Here are a few of my favorite pics from the weekend. There are more in the album.

Carter as Superman.

Carter as Superman

Me and Carter hanging out.

Carter and E

Jackson "riding" the tricycle.

Jackson on the tricycle

Jackson and Carter playing on the slides at the park.


Other pics from the park.

Jackson PlayingJackson PlayingJackson Playing

I hope everyone had a great weekend and a Happy Mother's Day!

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Ready, Set, Go!

In the last two weeks Jackson has been on the go. Not only is he an expert crawler now, but he's pulling up on anything and everything. He also knows exactly what he's not supposed to get into, and goes straight for it! He's definitely keeping us on our toes. His favorite things to get into are the candles by the fire place (see pic below), the electronics by the TV, and of course, Bailey's dog bowls...they're twice the fun because they make noise when hitting the floor and have water to splash.

Jackson Reaching for Candle

He's really starting to figure out toys too. He's great at opening and closing things, and he's started putting objects in things and pushing buttons to get a specific response. His train provides lots of entertainment with the seat that opens and closes, levers to push and pull, and being able to ride or push it. He has a blast with everything he does!

Jackson Playing with Train

There are several more pics of Jackson playing and having fun today in the album.

This weekend had it's ups and downs. Yesterday was fun and relaxing for me and Jackson. While Ross spent the entire day rebuilding our patio cover, which looks great, Jackson and I went to the park with our friends Emma and Clara. Then Jackson and I hung out in the backyard with Ross. Jackson got a baby pool to play in, but it was a little too cold still to be in it. Instead, Jackson had fun leaning over the edge, splashing the water and putting things in the pool.

Today wasn't as relaxing...Jackson decided he didn't need a nap today, which was a first for us. He's refused naps at daycare before, but never at made for a long day. I say that, but he was still very happy overall. All of the pics in this post were taken today, so you can tell he didn't struggle with it too much. It was just around the times he was supposed to be sleeping that were difficult.