Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Jackson is ONE!!

Happy Birthday Jackson! Enjoy a post full of pictures and info about our now big boy! Jackson continues to be into everything. He loves climbing on things, especially when he can get to something better.

"A barrier to keep me from leaving the room? No problem...I'll just climb over it!"
"Yes, I finally made it to the stairs.....again!!!"
"I'm ONE!!!"

Check out the dirt he got into. He still loves getting into dirt, digging in it with his hands, putting it all over him, and just plain crawling through it.
More climbing/standing on chairs.
We had his official birthday party on Sunday (yes, before his actual birthday), but we saved a little bit of cake for him to have today. He had lots of fun with it!
Cake in the hair...
Getting sleepy...eating cake and being one is hard!
Jackson still loves his paci, and his lovey. He's so cute with it, holding it up to his cheek to soothe himself. Still like a baby...
He's starting to learn a lot too! He now puts things on his head when we tell him to, and will put his hands on his head when we ask him where it is.
More lovey pictures...

Some other things our ONE year old can do:
-clapping! He is a very enthusiastic clapper!
-dancing. He's getting into music more and more.
-standing. Even though he can't walk by himself yet, he can stand for pretty long periods. He also cruises all over the place still.
-screaming. He loves to have screetching matches with his sister!
-blowing/tooting horns. He's really good at playing Kathryn's pretend trumpet and harmonica! We were proud of him for figuring that out!
-blowing kisses!
-lovin'. He's very sweet, and will sweetly put his head against someone/something to "give them love". He does this to people, toys, and babies in books.
-His favorite foods include bread, Cheerios, puffs, and baked ziti. He also downed some asparagus tonight. He's getting picky about what he'll eat, and even if he's eating a particular food well, if he gets or sees something more appealing, he will refuse the first food for the rest of the meal and only eat the "better" of the foods. We have to be careful about what he sees when he's eating so he gets enough of the good stuff. We're also trying to transition out of baby food, giving him pieces of food instead. However, he still seems to often prefer the baby food texture, or will at least eat more/better when it's in pureed form (even though we try not to make it super thin).
-He's down to nursing twice a day now. I am so proud of him for making it to a year. My goal was to nurse him at least one year, and I am so thankful that we've made it this far!

He goes to the doctor for his checkup on Friday, so I'll post his stats then. Happy Birthday to our Buddy!!


Rebekah said...

I can't believe how big he's gotten! Great pics!

Kristie said...

Happy Birthday Jackson! And way to go mama for making it to one year nursing.

Andrew, Naomi and Madeline said...

Happy Birthday, Jackson! Wow! That year flew by!

Randy and Lindsay said...

Hope you had a great Birthday Jackson! He looks a lot like Kathryn in that first picture!!!!

The Crabtrees said...

Umm, honey, he is going to tip that chair over on that concrete sidewalk and bust his little head wide open. I know that you are a good and careful mother, but that picture made me REALLY nervous.

La Familia Garcia said...

No way! You mean to tell me that's what I have to look forward to so soon? How come I don't remember the time passing so fast with the first two?

The Crabtrees said...

Oh Cristen....I am SOOO sorry, I just read my post and it sounds sooo, icky in your face rude. You know I'm not like that...guess that's why you never asked me about it. I meant to say, Ummm, honey, "IM AFRAID HE MIGHT" tip that chair over and bust his little head, not that "he is going to" Sorry, but, what happens to them is just like what happened to you all to me, and being 2 hours away makes it hard sometimes. Love you!

The Riggalls said...

Happy Birthday big boy!