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.
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!
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!
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 "ItsyBitsy 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! :)
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"!?!
Current Stats: Weight: 42 lbs. Height: 42 inches Clothes: Size 5t or 4 in the BIG BOY section LOVES: His cousins, friends, Gary Harris and Michigan State, Mickey Mouse and anything Disney related, and SPORTS!
DOESN'T LOVE: Villains, playing by himself, going to bed, napping, and reading (I'm trying to change that!)