Sunday, May 22, 2011

Jackson's 3rd Birthday Party!

A big thanks to all who came to help us celebrate Jackson's 3rd birthday today. This was the first year we got to have Jackson's birthday party at our own house. We loved all the planning and decorating - Woody & Buzz themed, of course!

More pics to come!....

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Love Old Photos!

Tonight, I was working on the "old computer" and found this photo...LOVE IT!

I love coming across old photos especially those that include my Dad. It made my night.

My Dad has been on my mind this week as we are preparing for Jackson's 3rd birthday party and his first trip to Disney. My Dad would be counting down the days right along with me! Miss him so!

Last week was also my Dad's birthday - the day didn't go un-noticed. We celebrated by spending the day with family - and watching Miss Madeline Boyd take first communion. She looked beautiful! She is growing up and that is something my Dad would have been proud of.

We were all thinking of my Dad that day!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Bring Back the Sun!

Jackson wasn't happy tonight when I told him we couldn't play outside. I explained it was too cold - and suddenly I had a very unhappy little boy.

Here are a few reasons Jackson loves the warm weather....can you blame him! :)

Muscle Shirts - Can you tell I picked this one out? :)

Water fun while Dad works in the yard!

Getting to wait on the porch for Mom to get home from work.
Time with his Buddy, Ryne! - Plus, what gets better than Cheetoh's curbside with friends!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day...

Today I was lucky enough to spend Mother's Day with my Mother, grandmother, sisters, and the one and only who made me a Mommy - Jackson.

A big thanks to Justin and Jackson for making my Dad super special! Justin and Jackson gifted me with a gift certificate to our photographer so I can fill our new built-ins with pictures of our family. I can't wait to order them!

Enjoy some pictures from today!

Some of the best Mommies I know!

So lucky to be his Mom!

My Mom and Me. :)

Love the both so much!
Our photo shoot - it takes a while before the
three of us can agree on a photo...Still not sure Deb like this one! :)

PS. More on Jackson's birthday week coming -
but I'm having trouble downloading video. Ugh!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Happy 3rd Birthday, Jackson!

Three years ago today (about this time of night) Justin and I were sitting in a hospital room with our new baby boy counting our blessings (and counting the many things we didn't know about babies)....

We soon figured out what we didn't know, learned from mistakes, and enjoyed every minute of it.

Turning three was hard on Mommy. Not sure why - perhaps because I think this means he is officially not a baby any longer. Perhaps it is because I signed Jackson up for t-ball the same week (can't believe he is old enough)....perhaps its because I miss the days he fit in my palm and I rocked him to sleep on the front porch.

As always - to overcome my emotions - I through myself into the celebration. I can't stop him from growing - so I decided to focus on celebrating!

And boy - have we been celebrating... :)

Yesterday - we let Jackson pick where to have dinner. He made Mommy proud and chose Pizza. :) We ended the evening with a play-date with his buddy Ryne. So fun!

This morning (Jackson's actual birthday) we woke Jackson up by singing Happy Birthday - and he took us up on our offer for pancakes before school! As always, he dipped his pancakes in ketchup!

Today - Justin and I met up at PreSchool for a small party with Jackson's preschool friends. It was so fun to celebrate at school and see Jackson interact with his friends. The minute I pulled out the Buzz light year plates all the little boys yelled, "To infinity and beyond!"...Jackson, of course, was the loudest! :) Enjoy some pictures from Jackson's school party...

Miss Moss!

Miss Herald!
Tonight, we had all of Jackson's grandparents over for dinner and a few presents. Here is a sneak peak of Jackson's reaction to the present from Justin and I. Needless to say, we've been planning it for month's and our reaction was about the same! The excitement melted my heart!

More on that tomorrow...For now, I'm one tired Mommy!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Its Jackson's Birthday Week!

Put Your Party Shoes On!!!

Its Jackson's Birthday Week!!!

You may remember, that Justin and try to plan a "week of fun" to celebrate Jackson's birthday each year. However, this entire month is filled with birthday fun for Jackson - birthday party, Disney, etc...

I had an event for work this weekend, so we had to push Jackson's birthday party until later this month. But we will still celebrate this week with a lot of fun activities! I can't wait to share all the fun each night - so stay tuned!

P.S. How is the world is my BABY 3!?!