Thursday, January 28, 2010

Hood Canel

Last weekend we spent the night in Hood Canal at our friend Mark's house. It was fabulous and a really nice little get away. Jackson was a little angel and had a great time. Unfortunately we got home on Sunday evening and it was back to reality. Now we all have colds and Jackson just got another tooth (his 7th...crazy). We've been dealing with sleepless nights and a lot of snot this week. I'm a stress case too because I am going to Atlanta for work early Sunday morning and I won't be home until late Wed night. I'm dreading it because it is a really long time to be away from Jack...especially because he is still nursing! I'm hoping we all survive, wish us luck. I'll post again soon but right now I'm in panic mode trying to get things ready to go!

Monday, January 18, 2010

8 Months

Jackson is such a little joy to be around right now. He loves to play with his toys and he is funny and happy most of the time. He is easy to take places and even does really well at restaurants.

I've been having a bit of cabin fever lately because our weather has been so wet. Today we had a sunny afternoon and I could hardly wait to get Jackson out and about in the sunshine. We went to the park and he loved the swings! I am so looking forward to all of the fun outdoor activities we can do in the summer.

I won't go on and on about how I can't believe Jackson it 8 months already but I will say that he just gets more and more fun everyday. I just love him to pieces! I could honestly just kiss his squishy cheeks all day long!

Jackson at 8 months

- Very good at telling as what he wants mostly by grunting, whining, laughing, crying or reaching.
- Crawls everywhere and is very fast. He will not sit still!
- Stands on everything and always trying to pull himself up on the things around him.
- Loves to eat, some favs are tomato, avocado, mango, tofu, rice, sweet potato, muffins, banana, yogurt, oatmeal, gardenburger and he had a salmon and mashed potatoes the other day and thought it was great!
- Loves his Mom and Dad.
- Not very vocal, grunts a lot and shrieks but no syllables.
- Likes reading books.
- Bangs his hands on everything, such a boy.
- Knows the words Mama, Dada and Milk...but has no interest in saying them!
- When the word Milk is said he will fuss and force himself into my chest until I give in.
- Sleeps 9-10 hours at night, nurses, and sleeps another 2-3.
- Has 6 teeth. 4 on the top and the bottom 2.
- Takes 2 good naps a day.
- He is huge and so heavy to carry around. Starting to outgrow 6-12 mo clothes.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


We had a little play date last week with some of Jackson's friends and it was super fun. The kiddos played while the Mom's got to chat. Jackson, aka Bruiser, had a blast with all of his friends. As you can see below he was all business when it came time for a group pic!

Jackson has become VERY mobile in the past week. He is now climbing stairs, pulling himself up on everything and is constantly on the go. I can't take my eyes off of him for a second. We still have some baby proofing to do but I think there are a lot of falls, bumps and bruises in his future.

Photo Sharing - Video Sharing - Photo Printing

We have been busy bees around the house the past few weekends. Jimmy has almost completed a fireplace makeover and I've been Mrs. Crafty. I'll post pics of our new decor this weekend.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Professional Pics.

We had professional pictures taken back in Oct but I'm just finally getting around to posting them. We love them and have already gotten some good mileage with them (ie. x mas presents, x mas cards...). As you can see Jackson has already grown so much and he wasn't too happy toward the end of the shoot!