Monday, April 26, 2010

Wonderfull Nothings!!

Sorry about being such a bore in the posting on blogs world the last week or few. I really think the birthday party festivities and planning took all my energy and when it was over, I was sooo tired and unmotivated to do ANYTHING!! We have had a pretty low key couple of weeks. A few weeks of Wondefully Nothing going on!!! Our little guy is quite an entertainer and we enjoy spending every second playing and watching him grow and learn before our eyes. He is starting to be a bit like a parrot. If he hears a funny noise off the TV or from us, he tries to copy it. I always think of the bible song "Be careful little eyes what you see..." He is watching and listening and we have to start really making sure he is seeing and hearing things we are okay with. So, I guess Ill have to watch my Real Housewives of New York during his nap time.

This past week we had a trip to the zoo with my good friend Courtney and her two little ones Emma (almost 5) and Aiden (about 3 months).
Other than a sandwich jacking bird (who boldly climbed up on Jacksons stroller and stole his PB & J) and a front wheel breaking on my jogging stroller(which was quite amusing to Courtney bc it only wanted to pull left...) we had an awesome time and the weather was great. We walked all over the zoo and got a great workout pushing those strollers. Court asked me how many calories we burned and I say at LEAST a trillion. HA!
I think the best part about this trip we took was that Jackson was really interested in the animals. He would actually smile when I pointed them out and he waved at the Giraffes and Zebras. (Just like he does every night to the wooden ones on his wall in his room).
It was so cool bc also, the giraffes were all about coming and visiting the corner of their area and got super close to us.
He & Emma were soooo excited! The larger feline animals were terribly lazy and were sleeping so we didnt really get to watch them interact!
Aiden just hung out and you know...slept :)
If you truly know me you know of my intense fear of snakes. So bad that I literally cant even watch them on TV or look at them in pictures. They just really give me the heebie jeebies. So Emma is fascinated with them so we all went in to the Reptile building. I texted Taylor " Im going in the Reptile Room. Wish me luck." Then 2 short minutes later I texted him back "Im leaving the Reptile Room". His response was "Wuss". So supportive he is!
Anyways we had a wonderful day and it was so nice to hang out with Courtney. We go wayyyyy back and she is such a dear dear friend. I always enjoy our visits and we always laugh and have a good time catching up and whining about how little we see each other and how much we miss each other and then 3 months go by and we finally get back together and whine again. Its a vicious cycle! LOL! We are getting better though.

The rest of the week was pretty low key. I cleaned and dusted (GASP) YEP I did!!! We played with the water table outside (which Jackson LOVES).
AND THEN............Tess came to visit!!!! We puppy sat our little pup neice the whole weekend and loved every bit of it. She is so energetic (I thought Dixie was a handful...ha!) and loving and sweet and cute and soo good with Jackson AND the cat. I didnt get any pics with my camera, only my phone and I just so realized that I cant send pictures to my email from my phone. Totally irratated about that right now. Ugh. Anyhoo. She was great but I think Dixie is still recovering from playing ALL weekend. She is limping from soreness a bit and hasnt moved spots. Come to think of it, I havent checked to see if she was even breathing. Hmm. Maybe I should do that.

Then Saturday night the Supans invited us over for dinner (they made goat cheese stuffed mushrooms and Baked ziti YUMMMMM) It was so delish. Cassidy and Jackson played and then we went outside to enjoy the weather and Chad blew bubbles for the kiddos. I think he was having more fun than they were but I enjoyed shooting some pics.
Wagon Ride!!!
Um how cute right???
I really have to get a good camera for my bday, this digital one just isnt cutting it anymore. HINT HINT!!!! BUT I did get some cute ones of the babes. Thanks Supans, we had such a blast!
The most exciting part of the weekend came when we bought Jacksons swing set! YAY! It was a gift for his birthday and we have been waiting for the right one to go on sale and it did!!! Thanks to Cami and Papa J, we were able to seal the deal on this bad boy right here:
Awesome huh? So it came in two rather flat boxes. The boards were quite compacted in it. And there are a lot of boards. And screws. And brackets. And nails. And stuff. Sooo needless to say we have some help coming this weekend to put it together. Cant wait! The instructions even said 8-10 hours for 2 people assembling. HA! We already identified all the boards (yah, they dont do that for you!) So Im thinking that should take off an hour or so...maybe?!!! Taylor is itching to get out there and put it together so I wont be surprised if we do some parts by the weekend. It has a rock wall, on the back side and a sand box underneath which I will most definitely NOT be filling with sand. YUCK. It stands about 8ft. tall and 20 something ft long. Its awesome.
So this week we have NOTHING scheduled! Ahhh..Nice...Although that will mean the house should be clean and laundry should be kept up with. Aw mannnnn. We might make a quick trip to Grannys house though to hook her up with I tunes and picture sharing. (My granny is cool like that!). Maybe just maybe we can get Jackson to go back to eating his lunch and dinner better than he has been (He has been holding out for fruit, so not really getting lunch or diner). I think today he will crack. (fingers crossed!) :) By the way I cant type anymore when he is awake bc he makes a beeline for the keyboard and tries to type too. So cute and funny, but wreaks havoc on the computer! Maybe dad will bring home a spare keyboard from work. So thats about it around here. Nice but dissapointing to not have so much to share the last few weeks. I have a couple funny stories but need permission before I post about a certain puppy maybe or maybe not tearing through a pop up kennel like a super hero. Like I said maybe or maybe not.
Hope everyone has a fantastic week!


Monday, April 19, 2010

Okay so because I have nothing really all that interesting to say about last week except that Jackson is now a full time walker and is cutting more molars/teeth (poor guy); I will say that you need to hop over to Aunt Chelsea's blog and look at the most adorable pictures of my little guy.

Oh and about the pink bath water she had going on for him...she quickly changed it to a more blue color. Eh, first time bath color dyers, it takes a few baths to get it right. LOL. But Chelsea did seriously say that she freaked when it was pink and said "No nephew of mine is bathing in pink water". Way to go Chelsea. Manning up my boy. :) Of course I really wouldnt care if he did bathe in pink water, but I did think it was a funny thing.

I have some adorable videos of Jackson in the car, but Im not sure how to get them from phone to computer......I'll keep working on it. But for now, enjoy her blog with her cute pics. They speak enough volumes!

Monday, April 12, 2010


Well I think it is safe to say that Jackson entered his 2nd year of life with a bang and some fun and LOTS of sugar. LOL! I will do a quick recap and then let all the pics do the talking. THANK YOU Chels for taking most of the pictures. I did not get one single picture on Saturday, but then again, did anyone really expect me too? Chelsea has some cute pics up on her blog and here is her link for more bday recaps (from her, the amazingly talented cookie decorator angle of course).

Friday, Jacksons actual birthday Taylor took off to spend the day with us and Jackson decided to sleep in which Taylor and I were LoViN! Then we started a new tradition (idea via the Halls) of a yummy chocolate chip pancake birthday breakfast. He was chowing it down, the boy loves chocolate we have found out!

See the chocolate mouth??
Then we packed our lunches and headed out to a day at the zoo. Jackson was definitley interested in the Giraffes, Elephants and Zebras, but couldnt quite figure out those swinging singing crazy monkeys.

How cute is this mommy and baby monkey???
We rounded up Jacks bday with a yummy birthday dinner at Texas Roadhouse with Uncle Troy and Aunt Chels. He was putting out all energy for a full stop last chance energy spurt before he crashed for bedtime. They got to manage that on their side of the booth, much to Jacksons parents humor! LOL:

Saturday was the big day. The day I have been working on for 4 MONTHS!!! Not kidding either. I started making and crafting a while back so that I would have time to get it all done. Here is the safari/jungle animal themed event in pictures (and a few words!): All of these were taken mostly by Chelsea so a BIG THANK YOU for that too!!! PLUS there are a few more pics I want to post but am waiting on, so Ill put those on tomorrow!
Our Month to Month shots put up for everyone to see!
Banner I made (Thanks Lori for helping me hang it :))
The Goodie Bags!!!
The CAKE!!! How cute RIGHT? Matched his invitations....
And the Smash Cake for Jackson....
Animal Cookies Chels MADE!
The dipped pretzels Chels and I made!
Sandwiches and Labels for them:
I did not make the sandwiches but most
definitely did the name tags for them! LOL

CaKe TiMe

PrEsEnTs TiMe
AnD PlAy TiMe ToO!!!
After the party play time:
Thank you....
Grandma for my wagon.....

And Uncle Matt & Aunt Jordan for the bath bubble blower and Jake for the bath dye!!!
And mom for the balloons still left hanging around...

And EVERYONE for the many many gifts, and hugs, and birthday wishes. We had a blast and appreciate all who came and enjoyed themselves (I hope) and shared this VERY special day with us. We are truly thankful for all of you :) THANK YOU!!!