Tuesday, September 27, 2011

13 months

11-12 hours nightly
Two 1.5-3 hours naps daily
with froggie
started using the stars on ceiling turtle
All whole milk (3-4 8 oz bottles daily)
cut up fruit (grapes, bananas, strawberries)
veggies (cooked carrots)
turkey lunch meat
sugary desserts (pudding, ice cream, cookies)
all soft food off our plates
**Started using a fork this week and feeding himself

He walks all over the house can turn corners and balance himself well (barefoot)
Will not walk with shoes on as of now
Started watching Sesame Street, he loves Elmo!
Attending weekly music class at church, loves getting to shake his maraca to the music
He will dance (shake from side to side when sitting) when groovy music comes on
Loves to walk to dog bed and then throw himself into the bed
Chases Charley and tries to ride him
Loves being chased by Dad and he always comes to me for protection
Enjoys getting his teeth brushed by Dad
Will crawl out doggie door if we leave it open

Total of 4 teeth (2 top center and 2 bottom center) **Centrals**

Using the sign of "more" when he wants us to hold him or give him more of something, usually food
Ball "Ba"

Kilgore to attend Dad's 10 year high school reunion
Baylor game vs. TCU
TAMU pregame tailgate

Friday, September 23, 2011

Pregame Tailgate

We took Jackson to Kyle Field for some pregame fun before the TAMU/OSU game.  It was hot hot and it was packed, glad we got to go home and watch the game in the AC while Jackson napped. 

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Disney movie night

We had our first Disney Family Movie Night and we watched Dumbo.  Jackson even used his big boy chair, he only lasted about 10 minutes and went to bed early.  I even fell asleep in the 60 minute movie.  It was a wonderful 70th edition version of the old wonderful classic.  I am looking forward to many more movie nights!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

We have a walker!

Jackson has just begun this week taking a few steps between Ryan and I, but today he took 3 steps on his own from the ottoman to the couch without and coaxing on my part.  He was so proud of himself! I will have to catch him on video soon!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Mom Ruth's Birthday

Jackson brought Mom Ruth a burger and strawberry cake from The Butcher Shop for her birthday lunch.  He also wanted to eat all her cake, she generously shared.  Jackson loved playing with her! We love Mom Ruth!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Fort Worth or bust!

This weekend we took off for Fort Worth to have a rare dinner with all my best girlfriends and their families.  Lyndsey is in Virginia for now so we take any opportunity we have to spend time together! I loved getting Ashley's baby, Felicity, who is no longer a baby together with Jackson as toddlers. She was not a fan of his, especially when he took her goldfish. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

1st Tooth

Dad is so proud that Jackson just got his first tooth bud, it is sharp and he will bite you if you put your finger in there! Ryan even brushed his tooth with the tinniest toothbrush I have ever seen, so cute!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Baylor Game!

We  win the parents of the year award for taking Jackson to the Baylor vs. TCU game after he had 4 shots at his Dr. apt and no afternoon nap and it was 104 degrees outside. 
We tried to keep him cool and calm but did not succeed.
 Every time they scored or something good happened and people yelled he freaked out,
I know he is so sad, but isn't that the cutest face ever?
 We did leave at half time and we might not be bringing him back for a while. Sic Em!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Where has this past year gone?

Oh baby boy I cannot begin to tell you how much I love you!

I love to tickle you and make you laugh and laugh

I love seeing your face light up when I am singing to you

I love teaching you to say and wave good-bye

I love our quite time reading together

I love seeing you being comforted by froggie

I love watching you sleep with your ankles crossed and your sweet hands clasped together by your face

I love your cheeks

I love that you love to jump and dance, you have rhythm in your soul

I love that you still are my toothless wonder

I love how you can make any sad moment so precious

I love how you rub my arm and shoulder when I am holding you

I love that you love your daddy and get so excited every time he walks in the door

I love that you have a special connection with Ya-Ya, you have brought her so much comfort during this past year

I love that you are so friendly and will let anyone hold you

You are the answer to my prayers and I am so blessed to be your mommy. 
I love you to the moon and back Baby J.