Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Jackson is 11 Months Old...Three Weeks Ago

It's been crazy around here the last few weeks. I get to watch Addison a couple days a week and not having those two days to get stuff done really makes a difference. I love watching her though! JJ loves to have someone to play with and it's great practice for when I have my own two to take care of. I also was busy last week with getting everything in order for Bryan's surprise weekend. I had our friends Dan, Charis, and Jeremy come in from Ohio! He was really surprised! Anyway, enough excuses. You're really here to see Jackson. Let's be honest.

Jackson, at 11 months you are:

  • pulling up on everything. You don't really sit to play anymore. You crawl with toys in your hands and take them to the stairs. You like to put your toys between the spindles while you are standing.

  • crusing around the furniture. You can get anywhere as long as there is something to hold on to.

  • eating more table food. You are getting picky though. Mommy gets frustrated because you throw the healthy stuff off the side of your high chair. You love sharing the food you don't want with Claire.

  • drinking from a sippy cup at times. Mommy tried to get you to switch from the bottles but lately you have been throwing the cup down and crying until you get the bottle. That's okay. We'll just hold on to the bottles a little while longer.

  • babbling like crazy. You say mamama and dadadada but Mommy and Daddy aren't sure that you really know what you are saying.

  • not needing your early morning bottle anymore. Mommy is so happy. Your usual night is from 6:30 or 7:00 at night until 6 the next morning.

  • getting better at napping but are not consistent at all. It makes each day an adventure for sure. Mommy finally stopped stressing about it and you decided to sleep better. You have taken several 2 hour naps! Then, there are other days when you only sleep about 40 minutes total!

  • developing more of an opinion! You cry when Mommy takes something from you that you want. When you are really sad you put your face on the ground and scream. It's sad and funny at the same time.

  • learning how to share. When your friend Addison stays with us, you get very sad when she takes your toy. You try to pull it back but sometimes it doesn't work and you cry. You take her toys all the time though.

  • very difficult during diaper changes. You scream like having your diaper changed is the worst thing in the world.

  • clapping! When Mommy says, "Yay" you start clapping your hands and smile.

  • getting so big! Slow down please.

Mommy and Daddy love you sweet boy!

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Sometimes when I feel like my baby isn't little anymore I look at pictures like this and am reminded just how tiny he still is.

JJ LOVES the pool. He is EVERYWHERE! We got a season pass to the aquatic park near us and it is perfect. There is a zero entry pool, a small kid area, and slides. I love it! We plan to spend a lot of time there this summer.
Having a little snack
The play area for kids

One of his favorite activities is dropping his toys over the edge again and again.

Soldier Field Run

This happend a long time ago but Bryan completed his first race longer than a 5k over Memorial Day weekend. He did great!

All wrapped up and ready to watch Daddy!

In front of Soldier Field before the race GO!

Reunited with his biggest fan

Monday, June 6, 2011

Las Vegas

Bryan and I went to Las Vegas and took ZERO pictures. We took our big camera, talked about taking pictures, carried it around with us, but when it came down to it, it wasn't really a picture taking kind of trip. It was relaxing! We ate amazing food, spent some time at the pool, saw LOVE, ate some more, and slept. It was fantastic.

Thanks nana and papa for watching Jackson while we escaped! I only talked about how much I missed him 3,942 times. I missed him but didn't feel bad for leaving. It was a great mini vacation.