Friday, January 16, 2009

Jail Time

So we bought a gate for the computer area to keep Jack out. He thought it was all fun and games when Brandon began putting it together. He was banging the bars together and playing with the box. Then when we actually put the gate up he was so confused. He grabbed onto the bars and gave us this look like, "WHY?".

I felt a little bad because the computer area was beginning to be his favorite play area, but that was the problem. He got into all Brandon's cords (and those of you who know him know that is A LOT of cords), would use the speakers to stand up and then he would bonk his head on the counter. We had to do it. At least now he has something else to grab onto and pull himself up on.

*This is a picture of Jackson giving me kisses through the bars.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Cherish the little things

*I just thought this picture of Jackson was really funny.

Sometimes it is the little pleasures in life that make it all worth while. Brandon and I were both really sick earlier this week, and I felt so helpless as a mother because I couldn't take very good care of Jackson (I couldn't even pick him up I was so sick). Somehow we got through it though and today was a great day to spend with Jack. We sat in our closet with the lights off and a flashlight for an hour just watching the light hit the wall and Jack inspecting the flashlight to make sure it wasn't edible. It was so much fun watching him observe the light and follow it with his big brown eyes. It is funny how something so simple can bring so much joy. I hope all of you participate in something simple this week.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Busy New Year

This was such a busy week. My birthday was on Tuesday but we didn't celebrate it today. That happens a lot actually for some reason, and I end up having a week long birthday because it is so spread out. . .which isn't a bad thing. Jackson turned 9 months this week and is more of a handful than ever. He is really on the move, cruising around all the furniture and climbing up on everything. Plus he has moved to only 1 nap each day. . .a long nap, but only one which means more entertainment from mom. Brandon is still looking for a job. The market is so bad right now I don't know if he will find one in our area. He is trying to find something that will give him decent hours and decent pay. So far he has found good hours with bad pay or bad hours with great pay. School was crazy because it is the beginning of a new semester and all the kids were worried about their grades. Live is busy, but that's how I like it.

Also here is Jackson update:
-height 30 inches (95%)
-weight 21lbs (70%)
-favorite food: meatballs and animal crackers
-favorite activity: walking around with dad holding his hands
-favorite way to sleep: on tummy, legs under him, butt in the air
-still sleeps through the night 10pm to 10am
-loves to be tickled and stung by the finger bee
-can play peek-a-boo, clap his hands, and drink through a staw

Healthy and happy!