Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Jackson is 7 months old!!

I can't believe Jackson is already 7 months old. He has been such a blessing and joy to our family. He is really good and always has a cheesy grin on his face. He started saying "ma" "mama" last night. It was so cute!!! Abigail and Brady really love their lil brother, but Brady tries to be to rough with him. I'm sure they will be fighting before too long like normal siblings!!!
We love you Jackson! Here are a few things about him.
Wt: 18lbs 10.5oz Ht: 27 3/4 in HC: 17.5
Feeding: He is still breastfeeding, but does take a little formula when I'm at work. He usually takes a 6.5 ounce bottle, but has taken 8 as well. He has had all 1st foods and loves them all except bananas. My other 2 loved bananas!!
Playing: He is on a routine of feed/play/sleep. He is rolling over, crawling (kind of a military crawl), and trying to pull up. He loves playing in his "baby area" which my mom calls his cage!! He loves playing with all his toys (well their really his brother's old toys, but he doesn't care). He does a lot of baby talking now and can get very loud. He LOVES his pacifier and that will solve most of his problems. He only really cries when he is gassy or sleepy.
Sleeping: He usually takes a cat nap in the morning and a good nap in the afternoon. He used to sleep great at night, but now he doesn't. He still sleeps in the co-sleeper bed beside us. Yes, he has a crib but doesn't sleep at night in there b/c we are afraid Jackson may wake Brady up. Maybe he is going through a horrible sleeping phase--we shall see.

Monday, October 29, 2007

Abigail dressing up 1950's style for school!!

Abigail's elementary school was celebrating the 50th day of school by the kids dressing up like the 1950's. Here are a few pics of her before school. She LOVED her her hair and outfit!!!! She said that a lot of girls had "prudle" skirts on. I thought that was so cute. She is such a priss, but we love her so much!

Our trip to Dallas & Abilene!

We loaded (I mean packed down) the Yukon on Wednesday October 17th and headed for Dallas, TX. Abigail and Brady were asking "when are we going to be there" before we even got to Texarkana. When we got to Dallas Abigail said, "What country are we in?" We finally made it Derek and Hallie's (my brother-in-law and sister-in-law) apartment and the kids were so happy. They love them as well as their dog and cat. When we got settled we all walked down to this delicious mexican restaurant that Scott LOVES!!! After we ate, we went back to their cozy apartment and chatted until they had to go to bed. We all had a great time and we hate they live so far away. Early the next morning we head for Abilene to see my sister Robyn and her family. The kids were so excited to see their cousins Anna and Layne. They love each other and fight like siblings. Tenille and Lexi flew in that Thursday night and then we had a total of 13 in Robyn's house. It was really fun though!! We had a fun filled weekend with Anna's cute "tea party" birthday party on Friday night, then the ACU football game on Saturday afternoon. Jackson did so well the whole weekend-he just goes with the flow. Oh, we also did a lot of eating which I love to do. We headed home early Sunday morning and were back in Conway in time to do Abigail's homework for the next day. Thanks for the great visit Robyn!!!!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Bonnie & Jason's wedding in Memphis!

We went to Scott's sisters (Bonnie) wedding during the first weekend in October in Memphis. Scott was the groomsman and he also gave Bonnie away. Abigail was the flower girl and Brady was the ring bearer. Jackson and I just dressed up for the wonderful occasion! We also took our babysitter Kathleen to help with the kids. Everything was just beautiful. The rehearsal dinner was at the Northwest passage at the Memphis Zoo. The kids LOVED looking at the sea lions and all the other animals that were around that evening. The wedding ceremony was so pretty and I was so proud of my kids. Abigail walked down the isle (she said she wasn't going to do it) , but she walked so fast I almost missed it. Brady also walked, but right behind his Aunt Hallie and tugging at her dress. He made it to the alter, then sat down with me and Derek. He was asleep w/in 5 minutes of sitting in Derek's lap. Abigail stayed with the girls at the alter, but she quickly became restless. She tossed, turned, and made a lot of different hand gesters. Thank goodness the ceremony wasn't too long. Anyway, everything turned out perfect. After the wedding we headed the reception located on the skyway at the Peabody hotel. The kids had a great time dancing. Abigail was even doing a gymnastic performance. By the time we got back to the hotel the kids were worn out. It was a great weekend though. Thanks to Bonnie and Jason for letting us be a part of it.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Welcome to our website!!!!!

Welcome to our blog!! All our family and friends have blogs, so we have finally decided to get one. Please be patient with me as I learn this blogging stuff. We will be uploading pictures very soon. This picture was taken at Bonnie and Jason's wedding, and we thought it would be a great one to start our blog with.