Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas all! We had an amazing busy Christmas with so much love and happiness. We were in Jefferson City with Justin's whole family!!! Jackson and his 8 month old cousin had so much fun! Jackson got some great gifts- we are not sure where everything will fit. We did mass and an amazing fondue dinner on Christmas Eve (Jackson sang through every song), then we did gifts and food all day on Christmas day. We just returned to Warrensburg today where we just enjoyed some shrimp, lobster and pirogi (polish stuff)!! Jackson also took his first tractor ride today as it is 60 degree here! He also had his first wagon ride with the new cousins radio flyer at Mimi and Freddie's (Jefferson City). So much fun! More pictures to follow. Here is us!!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

And we are off...

We are leaving in about an hours to travel to Warrensburg, MO then Jefferson City, MO. Both Justin and I are so excited we could not sleep last night! Jackson was excited too as he woke up extra early today. Chewy is ready for the trip as he is all bundled up! He does actually wear this and does keep the booties on for a bit. He walks funny in them. At least he is warm! I can't wait for time with family and also Jackson's first Christmas. I am off work for a week and am setting some serious boundaries with work- my family is so important and I don't want to miss a minute of the next few days! Justin is also off for a few days so it will be nice to have some family time!!! Will publish some fun posts after the holiday for sure!!! Merry Christmas everyone!!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Couch Potato....

No exactly- but Jackson has officially learned how to climb onto the couch by himself. He loves to be on the couch and go back and forth from one end to another and stand and jump on it. He also likes to jump off! We have been able to catch him each time as he flies off head first!!! He has no fear! He is also standing for longer stretches of time. He has officially taken his first step too. He can't connect any together but he is able to move one step without holding onto anything!!!

We leave on Tuesday for our travels across Missouri to see family.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Learning Everyday

We had an exciting evening. We did a call with Justin's mom and sister (Mimi and Auntie Em). Jackson just looked at them- but he showed off some of his new tricks- he can give high 5, clap, make funny noises and now he can wave bye bye! He was even saying ba ba when he waved tonight!! we have been working on bye bye for some time and he kind of waves bye to us when he is at Kerri's (daycare) It is so exciting to see him learn new things. We are very proud parents tonight. We also realize getting him to do all his tricks again may be a huge task- but exciting he is learning so much!!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008


Jackson with Ray Bans! We were out doing some shopping and stopped into one of Justin and I's favorite stores - from the before Jackson days- Standard. It is a high end boutique where we use to buy our jeans! While we were there one of the ladies put some Ray Bans on Jackson. He just left them there- like he knew he was cool with them on. Here is a picture! Justin and I decided we are in trouble- it will be too easy to justify premium denim for Jackson!! It is so great to enjoy a day together, Justin let me sleep in this morning which is the greatest gift of all.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Just an update!

Things have been crazy so the blogging has been limited! Jackson has been on antibiotics to fight ear infections- we think he is almost back to himself after 5 weeks of being sick! Justin is still working like crazy! Jackson and I have all our Christmas shopping done, he is a great helper- most of the time. He has recently learned how to pull clothes off of hangers as we cruise by in the store. So maybe he has not be that great of a helper! Chewy got a new hair cut. He always looks like a goof for a few days-ok he always looks like a goof but extra goofy for a short period after a hair cut. I have my car back after beign without it for a month! Good as new to me!
Also the most exciting is that Jackson has been standing by himself for short periods of time. The longest has been about 5 seconds. it is so crazy to see him just stand there!

Hope everyone is doing great. Here is a picture from tonight- notice Chewy and his haircut in the background!! Chewy and and Jackson seem to be playing a lot more together- it is hilarious to watch Jackson head butt Chewy!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

St. Nicks Day

Today is St. Nicholas Day! Jackson left his shoes out by his door and this morning he had a gift! Part of his gift was actually his shoes! He got some new warm kicks this week! He also got some fun busy balls that do fun stuff. Jackson mostly likes to bang them together!

Happy St. Nicholas Day!