Friday, December 31, 2010
Since is is New Year's Eve I think it is an appropriate time to inform everyone about the changes/addition coming to the blog. Beginning on Wednesday, January 5 I will add "Keeping It Real Wednesdays" to the blog! Fratty Friday is super cute and Jackson is always put together, but I thought it would be fun to show everyone what it is like around our house the other 95% of the time. Spit up on the baby and mama, the funny clothes Matt dresses him in, the messes he makes, and the other day to day things that are not all that flattering! I hope everyone will enjoy it and laugh along with us! Happy New Year!
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Gran and Paw came down to keep Jackson the Wednesday and Thursday before Christmas because Jackson's day care closed at noon on Wednesday. That seems early to me, but I was glad Gran and Paw could come down and hang out with us. Matt and I were not sure how late he would have to work on Christmas Eve Eve, so we had Gran and Paw loaded Jackson up and took him on to Columbus after he ate at 9:30. He did great riding with them and slept the entire way. Later that afternoon we left town with the dogs in tow, it was like old times. When we got into town my dad had to take Jackson by the hardware store and the bank to show him off! It was adorable!!
We had a great Christmas and could not have asked for a better one. Although - I have wish I had done a few things differently
Friday, December 24, 2010
It's a special Fratty Friday today. Not only is it Christmas Eve, but we were able to spend it with Jackson's biggest Fratty Friday fan, Mrs. Karen. If I don't get his picture posted by 8:00 a.m. I get a text from her - saying "where is Jackson's Fratty Friday picture?" Matt's family has a tradition of spending Christmas Eve morning at her house soooo today Mrs. Karen was able to spend Fratty Friday with him! Merry Christmas!! Santa Clause comes tonight.
Monday, December 20, 2010
On Friday Anna graduated from MC and then we had a party for her and her friends at our house.Saturday was breakfast at our house for our families that came in for the graduation and that night was Lauren and Wesley's wedding in Vicksburg.
Friday, December 17, 2010
And the angel answered her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy - The Son of God." Luke 1:35
Happy Friday and Merry Christmas!
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Friday and Saturday were pretty packed too. Friday night our small group came over and Saturday my parents and Buster came down. I needed some major help from my mom. I had so much to do because we are having Anna's graduation party at our house. I am super excited and it gave me the kick in the rear I needed to get my house in order. I had not even wrapped any Christmas gifts. Thanks to Matt we got that done and all of the closets in our house have now been cleaned out thanks to my mom; however, now all that junk is in the attic :).
Speaking of tons to do - I am constantly looking for ways to make my life easier between working and taking care of an almost 6 month old. So this morning I broke down and put Jackson's bottles in the dishwasher. Having to wash them every night is for the birds. Unless someone comments and says this is a terrible idea I think this is the wave of the future.
But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. Luke 2:19
Friday, December 10, 2010
I am using my poetic licence for today's Fratty Friday. I don't know many frat guys that wear Ole Miss Santa shirts, except maybe to a Christmas Swap so today will be Christmas Swap Fratty Friday! Jackson is wearing this outfit a few posts down, but I just LOVE it and had to put it on the blog again. Thanks Sheshe for the outfit! Jackson was in mid fall in this picture, but it turned out really cute! He wants to sit up on his own so bad! And look at those rosey red cheeks! Is that not the sweetest face you've ever seen? I call him Booger Man 90% of the time, Chub-alub 5% and Jackson the other 5. This morning he lived up to his Booger Man name, his little nose ran last night while he slept and he had snot all over his little face this morning.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
I have had this Bible verse running through my head since Sunday and thought I would post it and begin posting others through Christmas because I am just as guilty as the next person about putting an emphasis on things other than the real reason for the season. I have even caught myself singing more Rudolph songs than Jesus songs to Jackson. The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel - which means, God with us. Matthew 1:23
Sunday, December 5, 2010
This is Jackson's Ole Miss Christmas outfit! How cute is it?? The best part about it is that he will be able to wear the little pants after Christmas since they are not Christmas specific. And look at his dinosaur shoes!!! We found them on sale at Gap this weekend! They are the sweetest little shoes.
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Friday, December 3, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
When we got home on Sunday we went to get our Christmas tree! There are several cute pics from that! I will put up more once we get it decorated. There are also some adorable pictures of Jackson with his Gran and Paw!
It was a wonderful Thanksgiving and we have so much to be thankful for! Now it be be Christmas before we know it! AHHH!
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
He usually looks at himself in the mirror, but this morning he leaned over as you can see below to get a closer look at who that baby in the mirror was.Then when he figured it out he was laughing hysterically!He's just so happy! I hope he stays this way FOREVER! He was like "look who I found mom!" And this was after our bath this morning! He just looked so cute in his frog towel. I would like to point out that I fed him, bathed him, got him dressed, loaded the car, got myself ready, and dropped him off at day care by 7:30. I am telling you it's a miracle that God performs at my house every morning! I don't know how we do it, but I am so glad we do! Oh and he only got a bath this morning because we seem to run out of time to bathe him at night especially since he goes to bed by 7:30.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
We have a short week ahead of us and I cannot wait to take Jackson home for Thanksgiving and let him meet family he has not met yet!
Friday, November 19, 2010
Jackson is wearing his 'going to class' frat outfit today! We had a button up picked out, but I didn't get it over his head good and he spit up on it! So we opted for the 'I dig the Rebels' t-shirt from Uncle Buster. He is such a mess. That is all I can say! What all is Jackson up to at 5 months? The better question is what is he NOT up to?
He laughs all the time.
He gets teased and puts his head in mine or Matt's chest.
Still only cries when he is hungry or sleepy.
He is a very happy baby and people comment on it all the time.
He sleeps from 7:30 or 8:00 until 5:30 the next morning.
He only wakes up in the middle of the night if he does not feel well.
He moves ALL over the bed at night. We do have to go move him some times in the middle of the night because he will wedge himself at the very top of the bed and his sensor cannot feel him breathe so it goes off. When we move him he does not even budge.
We lay him down the same way every night, on his back with his head at the top right of the bed. But when we go back in the morning he might be laying the opposite way, he may be on his stomach, he may be on his side. You just never know.
He rolls over, but we have not seen him in action yet. He does it while we are not watching.
He started playing in a bouncer this week and LOVES it.
He likes things that light up.
He likes to pet the dogs and they don't mind it.
He eats baby food 3 times a day now. We have only tried peas and bananas. Peas were a disaster and bananas were a hit. I am still trying to make all his food.
When I am holding him at night as we sit on the couch he stares at Matt when he talks like he knows what he is saying.
He is just Jacksie Man, the most loved kid on the planet!
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Bath time....... Play time in the bouncer Matt just put together.......