One of my favorite movies of all time is "A Christmas Story." I always laugh when poor Ralphie's mother makes him put on his fluffy bunny suit that his Aunt Clara made for him. Well, Aunt Susie's first born, Matthew, was also born in November, so I laughed SO hard today when I put Jackson in his own version of the fluffy bunny suit! It wasn't pink, but I'm sure he'll one day be plenty embarassed. Susie has pictures of Matthew in this outfit, and Doug always gives her hell over it. I, personally thought the pictures were adorable. Just as I think these pictures of Jackson are adorable. I especially love the pic of Jackson with the pouty lip...as if he's saying, "Mommy...Really?!? Get me out of this fluffy bunny suit!" I don't have a girl---what's a Mama to do?!? Susie will love this.
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Jackson found his foot today for the 1st time! It was so special to see him discover that he actually had a foot and that he could hold it with his hands. SOOOOOO cute! Luckily, I had my iPhone and was able to snap a picure of this special "first." Love you sweet Baby Jackson! XOXO
Sunday, March 27, 2011
I did my first half marathon just 4 1/2 months after Jackson was born~ The Rock-N-Roll Half Marathon that benefitted Komen. I ran it in 2 hours and 9 minutes, which was much better than I expected...especially with the least amount of training I've ever done before I completed a half marathon. Go Mama!
I really, REALLY try to make a concerted effort to document our growing family. But I must say, it is getting REALLY difficult to take pictures with Noah right now. He gets all dressed up and excited to go...can tell me the rules, the rewards for behaving, etc.. and then proceeds to act like a total hellion! He flat out REFUSES to hold Jackson or take a picture with Jackson right now...even though he loves holding Jackson and playing with him at home. He screams, runs, and it is quite humiliating. We tried to take Easter pictures TWICE! Unfortunately, the 2nd go-round was not successful either. I even brought cupcakes. I figured, if he won't take a picture, maybe he'll stay still long enough in front of a cupcake. Sheer desperation. I pray it gets easier!
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Today was Noah's 1st "school" picture at Oak Tree Academy. BIG morning! I had to wake Jackson up to go to preschool, but he hung in there and I was able to be there when Noah had his 1st class picture. He looked so cute! ALL the teachers and moms were oohing and aaahing over my handsome little guy! And I must say, he did GREAT! He looked so grown up! I'm so glad I'm able to be present for such special moments. Love you Noah! And thank you Jackson for hanging in there with Mommy! Love you too!
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Today we had a spontaneous birthday lunch for my dad, AKA, Grampa! We met for Mexican food and birthday cake in Athens, and ALL the grandkids were there! It's so amazing to see my dad with my boys. It makes my heart SO happy. And they love him. So do I. Happy birthday to the best father a girl could ever wish for. Love you Dad.