Sunday, December 25, 2011


Merry Christmas! Christmas is quite possibly our favorite Holiday in the Arnold house! Especially now that Jackson is starting to get the hang of the whole “present” thing! Christmas morning we woke up had breakfast and then embarked on the present opening! Next year I need to remember to give Jackson the most boring present first, because once he opened up the first toy all he wanted to do was play with that one! He really seemed to enjoy all of the fun things he got J That evening we headed down to St. Augustine to see the festival of lights! Unfortunately it was a little rainy, but we made the best of it!

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve!

Today started off great!  We met matt and Gina for breakfast at Metro Diner and then took Jackson to the park J I think Matt and Hunter had more fun than Jackson though! After the park we met Grammy and Granddaddy at church for their Christmas Eve service, then headed over to their house for dinner and presents! Jackson got some pretty great gifts! He especially loved the rocking horse! 

Saturday, December 17, 2011


This past weekend we headed up to Michigan for the annual Kolak family Christmas party! We had a great time as usual! We stayed the night over at Hunter’s cousin’s house which is great because they have a daughter who is about 8 months older than Jackson. Jackson and Leah got a long great! On the Saturday we headed over to Grampa’s house for Dinner and visiting with family.. There were some many kids I don’t think Jackson knew what to do! On Sunday we headed back to Grampa’s for breakfast and to say our good byes. On our way to the airport we stopped by Frankenmuth to go to Bronners (the biggest Christmas store in the country) and to get some fudge..yum!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Visit to the Urgent care center

Toady this mommy was a nervous wreck again! Jackson and I drove over to Tallahassee for Michelle’s Bridal shower, when half way there, Jackson started to cough and had a little bit of wheezing. I gave him some medicine and hoped it would clear up.. Well the next morning he could barely breath he was wheezing so bad. Unfortunately, I did not have the nebulizer with us (that will never happen again) this might have been a different story had we had it. I finally decided it was time to take J to the Urgent care center. There was a 3 hour wait! However, after the nurse saw the state he was in (laying lifeless in my arms struggling to breath) they saw us right away. After 2 steroid breathing treatments and xrays, J was sounding much better his oxygen levels were still low, but way better than they were when we first came in. Thanks goodness!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

I can do the Chop!

Daddy will be so proud! Jackson has now mastered doing the Seminole chop while trying to sing along to the warchant! He can also put his arms up in the air every time I say touchdown! He is quite a smart little fella :)

Monday, December 5, 2011

Tubes :(

As any new mommy knows, anytime your child has to go to the Dr. or has to be put under, it is absolutely nerve wracking! Today was no exception.. Jackson had to have tubes put in his ears L I was expecting the worse, of course.. It ended up being a breeze! The worst part of the whole day was not being able to give Jackson anything to eat or drink when he woke up! Lol.. We were at the surgery center at 6:30am and were taken back around 8.. The Dr. took him back and 10 minutes later he was back with us! Still asleep from the anestic but he did great! 5 minutes after that he was up and running around again and of course wanting some breakfast :)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas Party

 Today Jackson got to see Santa again J He is one lucky boy! Grammy had a Christmas party at her work complete with a clown, bounce house, face painting and of course Santa! We have been quite lucky with our Santa encounters.. no melt downs or tantrums.. I guess Jackson wants to stay on the “nice list”!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Off to the Park

Today was Nanny’s last day with us before she headed back down to Key West so we had to make the best of it! We took Jackson and the dogs for a walk down to our community park. Jackson and Nanny had a great time on the slide !

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Winter Wonderland!

Tonight we look Jackson to the “Winter Wonderland” event at Adventure Landing. They turned what was their water park into a winter festival complete with an Ice luge and ice skating rink! Jackson got to see Santa (he did great) see it snow (only soap) and decorate Christmas cookies.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Oh the Teeth!

SO this teeth thing is hard work! 4 teeth in the last two weeks! Two top back ones and two in the front on bottom. Not to mention the molars that are making my happy little boy miserable!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Moving Day !

Today we officially moved into our new house! We are beyond thrilled! This house is everything that we could ask for and more. We are def looking forward to raising Jackson in this house. The pups will finally have a yard and we will have enough space! We were getting awfully cramped in that little townhouse! Now it’s time to get settled and get to work on all of our projects!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

13 Months!

I know I have said it before.. But I will say it again.. Where has the time gone!! AHH! Jackson turned 13 months old today! He has now mastered walking, climbing, Waving, blowing and giving kisses and he can show you where his belly button is!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Trick or Treat!

Tonight was Jackson’s first experience dressing up and going trick or treating! Our little monkey got all bundled for his wagon ride around Grammy and Granddaddy’s neighborhood. He got so much candy! Half of which he can’t even eat yet J

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Halloween Fun and Spooktacular

Tonight we took Jackson to the Jacksonville for Spooktacular! Jackson got all dressed up in his adorable monkey costume and went trick or treating around the zoo J It was quite entertaining, they had over 3000 carved pumpkins displayed and a Halloween sock hop where we got to witness Jackson dancing for the first time!

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Hoots and Howls

Today we went down to St. Augusting for Hoots and Howls, a festival that benefited the Human Socierty. There were food stands, craft booths and even a petting zoo! Jackson had fun petting the goats, chickens and bunnies. He especially loved the little piggie! After the festival we went over to a great little park where Jackson played on the slide and swings J I just love his face when he is on the swings!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Birthday Boy!

Today marked the day 1 year ago my baby boy was born! At 7:14 am our lives changed forever and we could not be more happier than we have been in this last year. We have come so far in such a short year.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

It’s my Party…

Today Jackson celebrated his first Birthday! We had so many wonderful family and friends up into town to help Jackson celebrate the big “1”!. Unfortunately the weather was quite crummy which put a damper on my plan to have the party out back of our house in the big grassy area.. but it turned out ok, we relocated to the covered pool area in our neighborhood. It was still a little windy and rainy but we made it work. Jackson just loved the “Very Hungry Caterpillar” theme just as much as I did J hehe..I have to admit I had quite a good time looking for ideas (on pinterest) and making all the fun ideas come to life! I think Jackson was a little overwhelmed by all the wonderful presents he got, but that didn’t slow him down! After the party ended, we moved the pow wow back to the house where Jackson, Avery and Stella got to play with all of the new toys and all they boys watched the FSU game J