Thursday, August 30, 2012

Monday, August 27, 2012

2 year milestones

-Says "ooo-kay" instead of yes
-Loves wearing sock around the house
-Physical comedy begins- says "woah!!!" And falls down
-Climbed on changing table using the drawers as step stools.
-Jumped off diving board for 1st time
-Says: Where did it go?- when referring to erasing his magnet doodle
-Loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

It's my birthday!

Jackson started his birthday off right with Shipley's doughnut holes.

Lunch with mom and dad!

Chick-fil-a nuggets, strawberries, juice box and jack n the box seasoned fries! Just a few of his favorite things.

And another birthday cupcake for dessert!

Finally in his correct # shirt.
He also got a wonderful visit from his Mimi, Mima, and cousins!

2 year percentages

3 ft tall 88th%
32 lbs 90th%
Head 51.5 cm 98th%

A letter to my baby on his 2nd birthday

To my sweet Jackson,

     I cannot tell you how much I love being your mommy.  You are the sweetest little 2 year old and I cannot get enough of you. When you were born you gave me my greatest challenge and blessing in my life.  I just wanted to tell you a few things about yourself so we can always remember this most wonderful time in your life.  You have been smiling and laughing since birth and now even more so.  Your smile makes everyone that comes into contact with you so happy, we laugh because you laugh. You love to be chased and tickled, you are so ticklish. You love music, especially when I sing it calms you down.  I sing "Good Night, Sweet Heart" (from the movie 3 men and a baby) to you every night. Veggie Tales is your favorite to sing along to, I am sure you will know the words by heart soon. You love hanging out with your daddy, y'all are best buds.  Sometimes you prefer him over me, but that is OK because I love how close you are to him. 

You play well with others and never push or fight over a toy, you share very well.  But, you do not like when I hold other babies, you demand to be the only baby that I hold.  You love books and for that reason I made the theme of your 2nd birthday party Safari based off your current favorite book "Way Far Away On A Wild Safari".  You know all your body parts and animal sounds.  You jabber all the time in lengthy sentences but not a lot of English is being used yet.  We have many nicknames for you: Jack-Jack, J, Bug-a-boo, Bug, Boo, Baby J, (your dad calls you B, who knows why), we debate when we will have to stop referring to you as "baby". Time will tell. 

You still love "Froggie" and take him everywhere, since December you have added "Bear", given to you by Mimi, to the mix.  You sleep 10-12 hours a night and nap 2-3 hrs. in the afternoon.  You have always been a great sleeper.  You are a picky eater but you do drink chocolate milk, and I have seen you put down a cookie to eat more oranges.  You eat tons of oranges! You love putting hats on yourself and others, you think it is hysterical. You don't freak out about many things but you hate getting your hair cut, you scream like we are hurting you.  I hope we are not creating a phobia of hair cutting. Sometimes you cry when dad brushes your teeth, he wants you to have healthy and perfect teeth. 

We love you more than anything and pray that you will grow up into a man who seeks God first and walks closely to Him. 

Love your parents,

Momma and Daddy

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Jackson's 2nd Birthday Party

Way Far Away On A Wild Safari
We had a wonderful morning with family and friends to celebrate Jackson on his very special day!  Yes, I know that his shirt has a "1" instead of a "2" the replacement won't get here till Monday.  I hope that many years from now I can look back and laugh at this mistake, or just think that he was a really big one year old.
We had Chick-fil-a chicken nuggets, fruit, and juice boxes for everyone and yummy cupcakes and cake pops made by a sweet friend!  The kids played outside in the heat, but that didn't phase the birthday boy one bit!  He had his grandparents, Papa Bob, Uncle Chris, BECCC, and lots of friends.  Even Cole Fried drove from Houston to see him on his big day. He got lots of trucks and cars that go, go, go!
We love our sweet, funny boy more than ever!
Checking out the grandparent loot!

Fun with the Batman/Superman Cape from Aunt Lanna and Uncle Les

He Loved playing baseball with cousin Campbell
"Yummmm, I think I will eat this one!"

There is nothing more fun than jumping in a pile of balloons!


 Lucas and Cole Fried (1 yr)


Saturday, August 18, 2012

Friday, August 17, 2012

Blue Bell and Independence

"We eat all we can and then sell the rest"

Today we visited the Blue Bell factory, ate at Southern Flyer Diner and stopped to see Baylor's first campus in Independence, Texas.

"I get cranky without my Blue Bell"
"Where is the ice cream?"

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Cuddle time

"Dad, this bed isn't big enough for the both of us!"
Funny little piggies...