Thursday, May 29, 2008
we found a new way to put jackson to sleep. he was getting a little fussy the other day, so eric took him outside to swing for a bit. a few minutes of swinging and he was fast asleep. it was close enough to bedtime that eric decided to get him out, put on his pj's and put him back in the swing so he would fall asleep again. don't worry he didn't sleep there all night...daddy did move him to his crib.
Friday, May 23, 2008
this "no jumping" is at the top of about 20 stairs that go into the lake...maybe it'd be okay to jump now
eric liked that this arrow is pointing you right into the flooded lake (and it's under water)
and then there's this guy who decided to drive through the HUGE puddle. this is his 2nd attempt. his 1st attempt caused his truck to stall and it took a couple minutes for him to get it started again. so what does he do?...back up through the puddle and try again. BRILLIANT!
foods jackson doesn't like: green beans, peas, and carrots (although he will eat some carrots if he's really hungry)
what jackson doesn't know he's eating: green beans, peas, and carrots. last week or so i was thinking of ways to get him to eat more veggies. since sweet potatoes are orange and carrots are orange i tried mixing them (of course less carrots and more sweet potato...we wouldn't want him to catch on!) and he did great. then i thought, how do i get him to eat the green ones...he won't even touch them by themselves. eric said try mixing them with his avocado. success! it's nice to know he's getting at least some veggies in his diet.
another thing about eating. jackson's catching on to the routine when it's time to eat. i put him in his highchair, i get the bib and he leans forward so i can velcro it behind his head. then i get the tray and he lifts his hands so i can attach it to the highchair. my boy is brilliant!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
daniel's enjoying the grape soda
this is lauren showing us her "trick"
tanta beth and j-hub...look how strong he's getting!
jackson even took a little dip in the lake
Saturday, May 17, 2008
today we're going to babys r us to get a baby gate. jackson's been on the move big time. he's turning into quite a climber. today he pulled himself up onto his feet! the basket i'm using to block the bathroom/bedrooms isn't going to cut it anymore. it's time to make sure we have everything baby proofed.
Thursday, May 15, 2008
1. a few days ago he started "talking" a lot. he says such things as: da-da-da, ba-ba-ba, ta-ta-ta, ka-ka-ka. no ma-ma-ma yet...he must be saving the best for last :)
2. yesterday he pulled himself up on his knees. i can tell he's been trying to do it for awhile now, and he finally succeeded. today it was funny to watch him try to do it again. he wasn't successful, but it was fun to watch him try.
3. and today he crawled for real! he's still usually doing his worm maneuver, but has crawled a few different times.
what a big boy!
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
okay, back to the story. while i was sorta paying attention, sorta not i noticed jackson heading toward the bathroom. i said "jackson" in that cute loving way and he looked back with a knowing grin. as soon as i stood up to get him he turned around and darted toward the bathroom door giggling. silly boy...it seems as though he's learning right and wrong and wants to push the envelope. i guess we'll have to start using those 2, 2 letter word...no, no!
Saturday, May 10, 2008
this is a close up of the face. can you see the eyes and nose?
this one kinda looks like the last...but it's zoomed back out and it's the baby's head with an arm and hand resting on the head.
Thursday, May 8, 2008
it seems as though jackson may be experiencing a respite from the horrible teething monster. he had an almost normal night's sleep last night as well as a 2 good naps yesterday! he doesn't seem to be running a fever and, other than the fact that he was just throwing a fit for about an hour, he's been in a good mood and fun to be around. so, don't worry mothers of babies that haven't gotten teeth yet...it definitely won't last forever.
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
he eventually realized that i had dumped out the toy basket and decided it'd be more fun to play with all the toys. it kept him busy for quite some time.
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
on a more positive note...i finally got to bake my friendship bread. yummy! i think i'll go have a slice.
Monday, May 5, 2008
Thursday, May 1, 2008
eric got jackson ready for a bath and then was getting the tub filled. jackson was in the living room and heard the water and as fast as his little bare buns could go, he found his way to daddy and the bath...it was super cute!