Monday, October 31, 2011

Trick or Treat

This year was the first year Jackson was in costume and we took him to our church's Trunk or Treat. He was a good sport and tolerated his friendly dragon costume and held onto his pumpkin tightly.

He really did not eat this candy, just the sucker and maybe one Reese's peanut butter cup.  :)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

14 months

Eating: He is finally using sippy cups only but has to drink his milk with sugar free chocolate powder in it. Jackson is still picky about his food but usually eats yogurt, fruit, turkey or hot dogs and bread. He will eat Nutri Grain bars, gold fish and nilla wafers for snacks

Sleeping: Down to 1 nap in the afternoon for 1 hour (not enough in my opinion), still 12 hours straight at night.

Playtime: Loves outside! He will go through any open door (or doggie door) to get outside. Also, loves his play house and bubbles. He wants to be read to constantly, will bring you a book and demand you put him in your lap and read it right then, but if he doesn't like what you are reading then he gets up and walks away. He is discovering new body parts like his belly button.
Language: Says "bye" correctly and will say it to anyone. Will point to our noses if asked but not his own.
Health/Wellness: He is starting to get his lateral incisors and chewing on his fingers in the back in his mouth.  Becoming very clingy with me around the house and gets shy when people talk to him.  This is the crankiest he has been so far, and throws fits when he doesn’t get his way.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

I Wear Purple...

It has been one year since my wonderful father passed away from Pancreatic Cancer. We were so lucky to have him in our lives for as long as we did but God decided to take him to Heaven earlier than we had planned. Jackson was only 9 weeks when he lost his Bob-O but I am so grateful that my dad was there for his birth and got many chances to hold him and to tell him stories.  I miss my father terrible but I am so comforted by my confidence that he is in Heaven and feels no more pain. We had a special time with our family celebrating his life on a beautiful afternoon, telling many stories, laughing and remembering how much he loved us all.

 Carter (6), Clarey (4), Jackson (1), Campbell (2)

The kids wrote notes to Bob-O to send on their balloons to Heaven. 
It was a very sweet moment on a very sad day.


Ya-Ya got to enjoy lots of story time with her kiddos! Love the shirtless boys!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Pumpkin Patch

Meet our little friendly Dragon! He says RAAARRRR!

Halloween Party

We had some friends from church over for a cookout and pumpkin carving.  It got to be a competition for the men and the women supervised. It was a great night to get together and to enjoy the great weather. We love fall!

Evan and Jackson

Ryan's handiwork...

Saturday, October 15, 2011

A House Divided

Today at Kyle Field Ryan and I were able to be at the 108th meeting of Baylor and Texas A&M and their final meeting in the Big 12.  Our sweet church friends allowed me to come to their Aggie tailgate, I was proud to represent my Green and Gold!

Jackson wore the Home Team colors (per his parents agreement when he was born) but he was more into playing with bubbles and his puppies then football.  He had a great time getting spoiled by his grandparents and great grand father.  **Note of reminder- Please apply sunscreen next time you attend an outdoor event for an extended period of time- we look like raccoons!)**

Monday, October 3, 2011

Carter's 6th and Campbell's 2nd Birthday Party

Happy Birthday Pirate Party!

Jackson ate goldfish here for the first time! And he loved them!

Walk the plank Maty!

Saturday, October 1, 2011