for christmas jackson's great-oma and opa got him a counting money jar with about $20 in it. it's really cool...as you put money in it, it keeps track of the total amount. it can tell if you're putting in a dime, nickel, penny, etc. eric and i decided (kinda jokingly, kinda seriously) that it will be jackson's college fund. he's up to $42.78. we figured if we continue at this rate (not counting interest rate, cause when it gets full we'll open a savings account for him) he'll have just under $4,000. i guess that's not too bad, but certainly won't cover much if he plans on going to a private school.