Monday, January 3, 2011

Merry Christmas 2010!!!

You know that you haven't been posting in a while when you hear crickets as you sign in to your blogger account. Yikes. I know I know, bad, bad, bad. But Im back.
Love the shirt? My friend Gretchen made this for Jack :) SOO ADORABLE!!!

For a while we werent sure if Jackson was gonna get really into it this year, but over the last 4 months or so, we started getting super excited bc he was noticing things and of course I think it helped that I started playing Christmas music and reading Christmas books the 2nd week of November! By Christmas day the boy would say "ho ho ho" when asked what Santa says, although when placed on Santas lap, this is his reaction:
and he also had an uncanny ability to name every baby he saw "baby jesus" (sounds like "baybee jeezss").

We started off Christmas with a yummy dinner and gift opening at my dads on the 19th, and Matt and Jordan were in from Florida for two weeks so they were able to join us.
YAY!!! Jackson got some wonderful things; a cozy coupe and a VERY loud music set that he personally loves to play. He says 'ma-ra-ca' as he shakes his maracas. It is very cute. And I might add I think he might have a real future in the music biz. THANKS Gay Gay and Pop!

This Christmas was a wonderful Christmas that I had, personally, really been looking forward to. The most exciting thing was we had it in Tyler at my moms and ALL of my siblings and their spouses/significant others were there. Becca and Ryan, Megan and J.P., Sonorah, Matt and Jordan, Troy and Chels, and of course Tess and their newest member, Huck :). Total headcount 14 (including us and Jack ) and paw count, 8. The food was delish but the company even better. It truly was a wonderful time.We took Thursday to travel on up to Tyler stopping at my grandparents house to drop off Dixie (I don't know who was more excited about the stay with great grandparents, Dixie or them!) and do a little gift exchange and lunch. Granny and Papaw gave Jackson some amazing gifts which he loves! He especially liked the GeoTrax Toy Story Set with Buzz, Woody and Bulls-eye figurines. He immediately said "BUZZ" when he saw it. He loves those little fellas, he carries them around and puts woody on Bulls-eye and then makes the "da da dum da da dum", horse sound, but it sounds like 'da da da da da neighhhh'. After we left we made another pit stop at Taylors grandparents house in Palestine. Mimi and Buddy got Jackson a dinosaur ball and he was loving that too. When he saw the ball he said 'roar' and then said 'nahsor' which stands for dinosaur of course ;). We got into moms at about 5 o'clock and honestly we did'nt leave the house except one time the whole 4 days we were there!

Here are some pictures from Christmas morning which came WAY to early after a late night for mom and dad Christmas Eve. Yes, Jackson woke us up at 5:45. GASP. So we piddle paddled around in our room with the dvd player for as long as we could to let everyone sleep and keep him from all of his toys set up from Santa. Then we got up and this was his expression....
it screams "all of this for me???"
"Woah, are you sure??"

He LOVED his gifts and kept going back and forth to all of them. And now....I have a helper when its time to clean! YES!!!
THANK YOU BIG to my siblings and their spouses, grandma and pa, for helping to put it all together Christmas eve. After the festivities of the weekend were all said and done everyone was T-I-R-E-D, including pa and huck,
and Jack too,
who fell asleep while we were packing up to leave Sunday morning. :) He actually got sick Christmas day and didn't sleep well the remaining nights or naps :(, so he was truly truly exhausted!

Then this last week The Johnston's came down and Santa visited their house too! They brought us a ton of goodies, had an intervention (we got a brand new gorgeous t.v. after 10 years of our good 'ol square tube t.v., who we loved but apparently the family were happy to replace for us! LOL) and ate a wonderful lunch with us. We loved having them come for a quick but lovely visit. Jackson LOVES his new bike (we take it to get mail every afternoon) and he got another train set that he also is in love with. Most importantly he got a Buzz Light-year Figurine which he now carries with him all the time. He even takes it to bed with him. He loves his 'buzz'!
Uncle Jack, Aunt Livvie and Madi were also able to come too and they got Jackson this adorable riding zebra that turns into a scooter also. He loves pressing all the buttons and riding it around the house. Well actually backing it around the house bc he hasnt quite nailed scooting forward! LOL.

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year as well. We love you all and will leave you with some Christmas time pictures we had his Aunt Chelsea take for us. Here is a link to her photography website if you would like to get some great pictures taken as well!
And my personal favorite:


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