Friday, May 29, 2009


Yesterday, while changing Jackson's dirty diaper, Kathryn made sure to tell me: "Mama, poopy, shew, yucky, don't eat it."

Yes, 80% of our quotes are about poopy...

Addendum: Part THREE

So, the very next day after my last post, I discovered that Jackson had cut his first tooth! So, that means that in a matter of three consecutive days, he crawled, pulled up, and cut his first tooth. He has been very busy...

Monday, May 25, 2009

Addendum: Part TWO

Just because I know you'd like to know...we found Jackson standing up in his crib twice today. He has hit eight months running... (well, not literally running, but at the rate he's going, give him till next week.)

Sunday, May 24, 2009


What else would you expect after a month-day post but an addendum? Because, like usual, I forgot a few things. The biggest thing is that Jackson is now officially crawling. Yes, as of yesterday, I couldn't say that he was, but today is a new day, and although he's still slow, he is definitely crawling. A few other things I forgot:

-waving. Jackson can now wave hello and bye-bye. Smart boy!
-names. He responds regularly to his name when we call him. He also knows "Daddy", and will look at him when I say it.
-growling. His latest noise is a growl. Further evidence that he is, in fact, part bull dog.

Look for a post all about Kathryn to come soon...!

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Eight Months Old!

Jackson is eight months old today! Since I don't have the most recent pictures on the computer, I thought I would grace you, my blog readers, with a fun video of him instead. This video is actually a few months old, so he's smaller/younger in it, but his laugh is still the same. He is our happy, smiley, laughing, ticklish boy, and we love him so much!

Some other things our big eight month old is doing:
-alllllmost crawling! We can't say he's officially a crawler yet, but he can definitely get himself across a room, given a few minutes. He's working really hard at getting more efficient at it and actually start crawling.
-not sleeping through the night. Yes, you read that right: NOT sleeping... He has started waking up at night, and I've been giving in and feeding him. It all started a few weeks ago when he wasn't nursing well during the day, so I started feeding him during the night, and now he wakes up at least once to eat. :::yawn:::
-first ear infection. He got his first ear infection this month. No fun... :(
-pulling up! Yes, you read that right too. He hasn't gotten up on his feet by himself yet, but he is very close to pulling up on his own. Crazy.
-toothless. Believe it or not, he still has no teeth.
-kisses. He still loves to grab our faces and give the best slobbery kisses. He also likes to bite our faces. Really hard.
-As a result of his ear infection, we have a current weight on him. As of last week, he as 18 pounds 12 ounces. Growing bigger every day!
-eating. Still loves eating his solids. Loves veggies more than fruit, and loves homemade more than commercial. Not a fan of crackers or leaves...both made him gag and throw up!
-nursing. About a month ago I thought he was on his way out with nursing. However, he has picked it up again, and is doing great! He nurses about 4-6 times a day now. He's still very quick and efficient at it, only nursing about 3 minutes per side each time.
-early rising. He usually wakes up between 6 and 7 in the morning, the average time being 6:30. Ugh!

We can't believe 8 months have passed already. We love you Jackson!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009


I was wearing a thin-strapped tank top the other morning around the house, when Kathryn patted my shoulder and said: "Mama, need shirt on."

When asked to throw something away in a rather full trashcan: "Mama, take. Trashcan. Out."

Very excitedly pointing to our neighbor's pool: "Look Mama, I see the beach!!!"

Finally, every day: "Mama, poopy's hard..." (as in, difficult)

Saturday, May 09, 2009


Well, better late than never, right? Enjoy some pictures from our Easter!

Our classic kids on the stairs pose.

Picture taking soon became a wrestling match!
Hunting for eggs with Aunt KK!
Found one!
Grandparents with all 3 grandchildren!
Dyeing eggs with mommy.

Easter baskets!
It was neat to be able to teach Kathryn especially about the true meaning of Easter this year, as this was the first year she really understood. Even now, a month later, whenever we talk about what to pray for or about Jesus in general, she always says in an excited voice, "Jesus is awibe!" (Translation: "Jesus is alive!") We pray that each year she will continue to understand more and more, and that she will continue in that excitement that our Savior is truly alive!

Monday, May 04, 2009

Not Me Monday

I have read many funny Not Me Monday blogs (originally on MckMama's blog), and have wanted to write one for quite some time now. Well, friends, here is my chance. Enjoy reading about the things that I have NOT done in the past week...!

I most certainly was NOT doing yard work on a beautiful sunny day instead of playing with my children outside. I was not telling Kathryn to play by herself, with Jackson sitting in the stroller while I was dethatching the yard. And if I was doing that, of course I was being careful so I didn't end up puncturing my ankle. If said ankle did get punctured, I most certainly was up to date on my tetanus shot. And if I wasn't up to date on it, I of course would never have have called my sister in law and asked her to watch the kids for me while I went to the doctor's office to get one. My sister in law who's baby is just a few weeks old... Nope, I wouldn't ever do that!

I also did not have my children out at Chick Fil A the other day too late, infringing on their naptime. If I did have them out that late, they of course were well behaved, and were not screaming as we were walking out the door. And if a certain two year old was on the floor in an all out fit, I would never have actually waved at the many people staring at us. Who would do that?!?

Of course, I try to be well prepared and planned ahead of time. Because of that, I had some chicken thawing today for dinner tonight. So, when Johnny got home, I definitely did not suggest that we go out to eat instead of cooking and eating at home. That would be silly!

And after we got back home, I was a good mom and let Kathryn play outside with the neighbor boy. But I of course would never have allowed her to eat two big bowls full of snack mix (after just having come from dinner!) as well as share a Diet Dr. Pepper with him. And right before bed. No way! And if I did let her do that, it certainly wouldn't have been just to avoid the battle that would have ensued from just telling her she couldn't have the snacks and soda.

Finally, I did not pick up one, much less two, things from our neighbor's trash piles today. I would never have done that, especially with Kathryn in tow. And if I had found something in the neighbor's trash, I would never have actually asked my toddler to carry it back home for me while I pushed Jackson in the stroller. Who would ask their kid to carry the neighbor's trash back to your house so you could use it for your own kids?!? (In case you're wondering, it was a perfectly fine plastic wagon that will work great to hold outside toys...)

Thanks for reading about the many things that I of course did not do!

Saturday, May 02, 2009


While changing her dirty diaper: "Poopy: it's brown."

After Jackson's dirty diaper: "Poopy, make noise."

When asked who she loves: "Daddy, mama, KK, Caedmon's daddy..."