Monday, December 24, 2012

Ready for Santa!

Today we had a very busy day preparing for Santa! Jackson and I made some very yummy cookies for Santa, as well as some treats for the reindeer!  My little guy is such a big help in the kitchen, I am certain we have the next Bobby Flay on our hands! Only one more day until Santa Arrives!



After our marathon treat making we headed to church for the Christmas Eve service. Always one of my favorite services :)


Saturday, December 1, 2012

It's Beginning to Look A lot Like Christmas!

It is officially Christmas time! The Christmas lights are out and the Christmas lights are up! Easily my favorite time of year.. I am especially excited to see Jackson this year :)

  The final product!

  Hunter risking his life to make me happy :)

Best tree on the lot!

Decorating the tree!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

So so many things to be thankful for this year. Every day that I spend with my husband and son makes me realize how truly blessed I am to have them in my life.. I am thankful everyday, not just today..

Today we celebrated another delicious Thanksgiving with the Arnolds! Hunter's Sister, Brother, Grandmother and nieces came into town to celebrate the holiday. We had a great day playing games, eating and napping.






Monday, October 29, 2012

Airplane! Weeeeeeee!

I can't even count how many times I did this yesterday.. But if it makes my little guy happy I will do it a million more times :)





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Who Doesn't love to pick acorns?

Such a silly little guy, he will spend all day scouring the grass for acorns.. His own little treasure hunt :)



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Can't Believe My Baby is 2!!

Somebody pinch me! Jackson is officially 2! He is so full of life and has quite the little personality.. I just love watching this little guy grow up..




Saturday, October 20, 2012

It's Jackson's Birthday! Say Cheers!

Today we celebrated Jackson's Birthday! It was quite the little party.. Jackson just loves Mickey Mouse these days so it only seemed right to have a Mickey party complete with a bounce house. That was quite the hit.. with adults and kids :)







Saturday, September 29, 2012

Pumpkin Patch

Today we went to visit the pumpkin patch! There is a great one near our house with hay rides, bounce houses a maze, slides, games and a petting zoo. Jackson had a great time picking out his pumpkin and enjoying the fun things to do!






Sunday, July 22, 2012

Water Baby!

It’s no secret that Lil J, is quite the water baby. This summer he has had a blast swimming in the pool. We started swim lessons about 5 weeks ago, but J would much prefer to swim around the pool In his swimmy than be told what to do in a lesson (stubborn J) He is jumping in all on his own and swimming to the edge.. he has no fear of the water at all (which can be a good and bad thing)










Sunday, July 15, 2012

So That’s Where the Keys Go!

It really is amazing the things that our children pick up from us. Especially when you think they aren’t paying attention. Jackson said “mommy Keys!” and before I know it he is putting the car key in the ignition of his little red car. Such a smart cookie :)




Saturday, July 14, 2012

Summer Days

Today Jackson had a bunch of his little friends over for a play date! They all had a great time playing in the kiddie pools, sprinkler and eating popsicles. The mommies and Daddies had a great time catching up while all the kiddos played!







Tuesday, July 10, 2012

21 months!

Our little guy has quite the little personality these days! Jackson is just so full of laughs and character. He also can be quite stubborn when he wants to. (I can’t imagine where he got that from!?!) Jackson is now starting to put words together to try and make sentences. Jackson can say things like, Mommy no!, mommy bye bye, mommy stop!, mommy keys, mommy apple juice, me mommy, me juice and shoes on :)

21 month snap shot:
Height: 34 inches
Weight: 30 lbs
Favorite Food- Cheerios, Yogurt, peas, fruit snacks
Favorite Toys- Red toy car, any type of keys, crayons, dump truck
New Words- apple juice, apple sauce, bath, shower, car, keys, hello, see ya, kitty cat, poo poo, pee pee, diaper, wipes, water, snack, more, elmo and shoes
Favorite Activity- playing in water, he loves the pool, sprinkler, tub, shower, kiddie pool.. anything that has to do with water
Dislikes: diaper changes, teeth brushing, hair brushing, taking his shoes off (this kid is obsessed with shoes and probably has more than I do :)




Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Trip to the Mountains

Thank goodness for vacation! We made our annual trip up to the Blue Ridge Mountains for 5 days of relaxation and spending time with family! We left on Tuesday night and spend the night along the way before getting up and making the rest of the trip. Poor Jackson broke out in a fever on the way. He had no other symptoms, so it was the strangest thing. The whole time we were there we were battling a 103 degree fever. For almost 4 days he had it. The only time it would go down was right after Tylenol then it would go right back up again. Quite scary L He still managed to have a good time despite feeling crummy. We went tubing down the Taccoa river, Went White water rafting and found the most beautiful waterfalls. One of then you could actually slide dow

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Who Doesn't Love Licking the Bowl?!?

Certainly not this little guy! I'm sure he would be my taste tester anytime.. Let's just say we had less Brownies then batter!






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Saturday, June 2, 2012

First Night in the "Big Boy" Bed!

Well today was the first day my "baby" slept in the "big boy" bed :( Hunter came upstairs to get Jackson after his nap and found him with one leg out of the crib trying to climb out! Needless to say the toddler bed rails came out!






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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Play Date with Reagan!

Today Jackson and Reagan had a water play date together :) Jackson also got to meet baby Kennedy.. So sweet!






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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

18 Months!

I tell you what.. This last year and a half has been a blur! It has been one of the most fun and rewarding times in my life. I just love watching Jackson grow and learn new things. Seeing the world through his eyes is such amazing experience. He is learning new words and actions every day, I can barely keep up. At his 18 month Dr. Appt this week he was perfectly healthy and in the 90-95% for height and weight.. what a big boy!

18 month snap shot:
Height: 34 inches
Weight: 29lbs
Likes: Bath time, coloring, playing outside, playing with the puppies, pool time
Dislikes: diaper changes, taking medicine, breathing treatments, sitting still, nose wipes
Favorite Foods: Grapes, fruit snacks, pancakes, corn dogs and chicken nuggets and chocolate milk
New Words: Riley (Ailey), Smokey, (Mokey), milk, nose, eyes, car, night night, juice, dog, I love you
New actions: Can say all body parts, knows monkey, dog, cow, duck and lion animal noises




Monday, April 9, 2012

Happy Easter!

This past weekend we had a great time celebrating Easter! My mom (Nanny) came up to visit and we had a great time! Jackson got to partake in like 3 different Easter egg hunts (Which he just loved). Not to mention all the Easter egg baskets he got and all the chocolate he consumed! Holidays are getting to be so much more fun now that Jackson is starting to understand, I'm sure it is only going to get better! I can't wait!






Thursday, March 15, 2012

Kiss me I'm Irish!

In honor of St. Pattys day Jackson wants everyone to give him kisses!! But really.. He would get lots of kisses even if he wasen't Irish!



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