Saturday, July 31, 2010

A few of my favorite things...

Jackson has several favorite things these days. His newest addition is a Pillow Pet- Ribbit. Jackson prefers him as a pillow and not a pet. He has seen the commercials a few times and always asks for one when the commercial is on. The commercials are strategically placed after Thoma the Train episodes- marketing! So while Justin was out of town I caved in and got him one! New purchases without Justin's approval are the best.

Another Favorite is "Big One" which is a big blanket originally given to us by Unkie JJ and Auntie Gretchen. He likes to be covered up at night with this blanket. "Little one" is another blanket, but it is smaller and he cuddles this one. It also must be with him at bedtime. We actually just purchased duplicates of "little one" as it was in the wash one night and he ended up awake at 445 in pure fear about where it was.

The next item is his book. This book was given to us by Mimi Peggy. This was actually one of Justin's favorite books as a child. Jackson calls it his "alphabet book" as it has the alphabet at the beginning and we sing it every night. We do a few pages each night pointing out our favorite items.... owls, tractors and various other things.

He has a big attachment to these items. It is so very sweet and he is such a routine guy. When he gets up in the morning we have to take big one, little one and ribbit with us to cuddle on the couch and drink our morning milk. Justin was commenting it is getting hard to carry Jackson and all his favorites around at the same time.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Exploring in the Creek

Justin and Jackson love exploring. Jackson gets excited to walk through the creek, pick up rocks, check for worms and then make the rocks go "splish splash" in the water. Jackson does not seem scared at all. He explores like a big boy, and they seem to have so much fun.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Jack and Me

Just a little post about Jackson and I. We have been spending so much time together and I am so lucky! Aside from the 3 days in the middle of the week that I am away from him for work I get to be with him a lot. I am very lucky. He is just the funniest guy. He has his rough moments but really he is an easy guy to take care of. We tend to have our Monday's and Friday's booked with fun stuff to do and spend Saturdays and Sundays with Daddy!

At 2 1/2 years old he can...
Potty in the big boy potty
Sleeps in a big boy bed
Talk in sentences
Brush his teeth and hair on his own
Count to 10
Sing songs
Do summer-salts

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Big Boy, Big Bed, Big Trouble

Jackson was officially 2 and a half on July 4th!! He recently learned to get out of his crib so we knew it was time to move him . We decided it would be best to just make a big move and convert his crib into a full size bed. We bought the mattress thinking we would have some time to get his room all set up over the next few weeks... but Jackson just kept talking about building his big boy bed so we went ahead and made the big change this weekend. (This guy loved mattress shopping by the way... he literally jumped form mattress to mattress.)

He really loves his bed. He crawls right up and has not had any hesitation to sleep in his bed. The challenge has become keeping him there. He is a little resistant and knows he can get out if he is not ready to sleep. Bed time is a 45 minute process but we are working on it. The best part is that our whole family can lay in bed with him and say prayers at night and sing songs. He is so very cute in his bed. He just falls asleep in the middle and doesn't move much. As you can see Bubba, Big Al, Big Blankie and Little one along with his bunny all made the transition as well. Tonight he asked me if Chewy could sleep with him. For Chewy's sake I said "no."

No big boy room is complete without a few new decorations. Justin and Jackson recently completed the first addition to Jackson's BIG BOY ROOM with this hand crafted, custom air plane.
I can't believe our little guy is now sleeping in a big boy bed, using the potty and talking in sentences. It is one of those times I just can't believe I am a mom of such a great little guy who is growing up so fast.

Friday, July 2, 2010

"I wash Teeth"

Jackson is just funnier and funnier every day. For example the other day he wanted to watch a movie in the car... I told him "no" as we were only on a short trip across town. He responded with "I'm frustrated" really? You are 2!!!

He also loves to wash his teeth....

Other things going on for us is Jackson has learned to climb out of his crib. Has started to sleep in a bit, but is not taking a nap! Oh to have it all!!!