Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Friday Show #2

Try not to get up and dance...its just so exciting! :)

Ok - maybe not. But isn't he cute? (he's in the red tank!)

Sunday, June 27, 2010

FIshers Freedom Festival Parade

Jackson always enjoys a good parade!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Friday Show #1

In the summer time, Jackson's pre-school invites all the parents to the school every Friday afternoon to watch a "show" that the kids have come up with each week.

Last week was our first "show." The program was weather themed and we were asked to bring Jackson's umbrella in. I had a feeling we would be hearing "Singing in the Rain." I was right.

However, eight toddlers on stage - each with an umbrella's is a funny sight. Enjoy the pictures and the video. We are already looking forward to this Friday's show.

I won't bore you with the entire video - but here is a little peak of the big "show"!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day, Justin!

Justin and Jackson - Father's Day 2010

Happy Father's Day to Justin!

I told Justin today - if he wasn't a father - then I wouldn't be a mother.

For that, I will be forever grateful.


I love you. I can't wait to watch you with Jackson as he grows. He is very lucky to have you as a Dad ... and I am lucky to have the both of you!

All my love,

Friday, June 18, 2010

Missing Dad!

Dad and I in 1982
My favorite photo - it has sat on my night stand since I can remember!

Father's Day is approaching. In fact, I'm off to run a couple of errands and finalize Justin's Father's Day gift. Of course, it tugs at my heart that I'm not buying a gift for my own Dad.

The last Father's Day I spent with my Dad I bought him a book of personal stories about Dad's and their daughters. The very first page listed the lyrics to "Daddy's Little Girl" - a song that Dad sang to all of us as babies. It was that very same song that he and I danced to at my wedding. As Dad and I started dancing he and I were chatting about the day. But when the band began to sing the lyrics - Dad stopped talking and he sang the song to me one more time as he had years ago. Oh, what I'd give to hear it again today.

Its Father's Day weekend - and my Dad is on my mind. Today, is also my parents wedding anniversary. I wish he was here to celebrate both.

Miss him.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tomorrow, Tomorrow....

What can we say...Jackson loves show tunes! :)

Jackson has taken a serious liking to the musical Annie (It happens to be one of our favorites too). It is one of his first requests when he visits Mamaw Penny and Pop's house. Recently, Penny told me how Jackson has started to even sing the songs out loud...I had to check it out myself.

This morning I googled Annie to see if I could find any video of the musical online. Sure enough - almost every scene is on YouTube. Jackson was quick to join in the chorus and I was quick to grab the flip cam!

Check out the video!

Love it!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

It's Potty Time!

I snapped this photo shortly after the big event!

Guess who used the potty for the first time???

Nope - Not Justin....JACKSON! :)

We have been sitting Jackson on the potty for a few weeks now with no action at all. He loves sitting on the toilet but other than that I thought he was missing the point. I was wrong. Tonight, Justin walked him into the potty and off he went. Of course, he could work on his aim a little (but that goes for most men).

We were so proud - and boy did we celebrate. Lets just say I brought back some moves from my cheerleading days when Justin announced what took place. Jackson even clapped for himself. Jackson was dissapointed when the celebration ended and asked for "more potty!"

But like always it is two steps forward and 4 steps back - Jackson peed in the tub shortly after the big event! Oops!

Wish us luck with potty training!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010

We won't call Broadway just yet....

This past weekend, Jackson performed in his very first Learning Time Summer Program. Justin and I have attended these programs for years to watch my nieces and nephews (at least one of them has been enrolled at Learning Time for almost nine years). Each year it would tug at our hearts to watch our favorite little ones march across that stage. Justin even teared up when our niece, Madeline, performed the graduation number her Kindergarten year (It was High School Musical themed).

We couldn't believe that we actually had a child in this years show. Truth be told, when we were looking at other pre-schools Justin would ask if they held a similar show each year. If they didn't, Justin instantly crossed them off the list! So you could imagine our excitement to watch Jackson in this years show.

Jackson had told us for a couple of weeks that he would be singing "Itsy Bitsy Spider" along with some dance moves. Jackson's entire class had practiced for weeks and the suspense was killing us...we couldn't wait to see what his teachers had come up with...

However - we didn't see much. Most kids just stood there, some had stage fright, another was busy chatting with friends, and Jackson spent his time just looking around! :) It didn't matter to us, we still had tears in our eyes and cheered as loud as we could.

Enjoy some video and photos from Jackson's Broadway Debut! :)

Thursday, June 3, 2010

500 Festival Parade

Waving at Elmo!

Over the holiday weekend - we took in the 500 Festival Parade. Jackson loved waving at all the floats - including his favorite ELMO!

However - Jackson found the horses in the parade to be the most memorable. In fact, he is telling everyone about the horse that pooped (sorry - I didn't know how else to describe it) right in front of us... oh, the things they remember! :)

Seriously, what is it with boys and the word "poop"!?!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

So He's No Mario Andretti...but he's still cute!

Last week, Jackson's pre-school held the 2010 "Mini 500" - complete with a pace lap! :)
It was an adorable event and Jackson loved the extra time outside. I'm not sure he understood he was actually in a RACE - he was a little slow out of the gate! :)

In keeping with Jackson's style and personality - he enjoyed the cookout after the race the most! Can't beat a hot dog with his friends, Mommy and Daddy, and even Mamaw Penny!

This was such a great event - as for winning - there is always next year!

Jackson's class. (He's on the right in the red)

Pit Crew - Jackson needed some help with his helmet.


Showing off his medal!

Jackson and Mamaw Penny

Jackson was so excited his Daddy made it!

Enjoy the video!