Thursday, December 25, 2008

Sitting on Santa's lap!

Even our dog Paris got into the Christmas spirit! :)

Tuesday Andrew and I decided to take Jackson to Arbor Place Mall to visit Santa. We got there when Santa was "feeding his reindeer" but got in line anyway. Fortunately that was a wise decision. By the time Santa got back the line was very very long! An hour later Jackson sat in Santa's lap with no problem and got a reindeer hat! The hat lasted about 5 minutes until he ripped off an ear and tried to eat it. We had a blast!

Christmas Eve we spent time at Great Grandma Beverly's house. We had so much fun. Jackson got to open his first Christmas present. He had so much fun!
Today on Christmas morning we woke up to see that Santa brought Jackson his first big Tonka truck that he can ride on! I think he liked it!

Since it was Jackson's first Christmas we invited all of our family to come over for lunch to celebrate with us:) We had yummy food and a great time together. When everyone left this is what Daddy and Jackson did!
I think I will go do the same! Merry Christmas everyone and Happy Birthday Jesus!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Warm December?

This has been such a great week! It has been different since last week we had to bundle Jackson up like an Eskimo baby and this week he is wearing short sleeves! Tuesday night we went to dinner with Nathan and Lisa. It was so much fun. Jackson ate his first taste of biscuit. He has really been using those new teeth of his this week. He started eating "snacks" and gums the heck out of whatever we give him! My goals this week were for Jackson to have more floor time and tummy time to get him to crawl, and to get him to hold a sippy cup. We are still in progress...

Last night we had Sarah and Patrick over for dinner. That was a blast as always! Today Uncle Mark brought me lunch and he played with Jackson for a bit then went out and is staining our fence! It looks so awesome! While it was warm (70 degrees) I took Jackson outside with his walker. He enjoyed being outside and LOVED playing with leaves. So it was a great opportunity to learn a great lesson, we don't eat leaves. After about 20 times of me telling him this I think he finally got it. We shall see the next time we go out! He had a blast though! I can't wait to see what the next week holds! Hopefully we'll go see Santa soon!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Holiday Book

Okay so ever since Jackson has been born I have been obsessed with Shutterfly's photo books. Here is an example of the first one that I made. Enjoy!

Click here to view this photo book.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

December

Okay so he may have my chubby cheeks. Granddaddy Mitchell says that Jackson is storing up nuts for the winter! LOL!
December so far has been great, but busy. Jackson is still growing like a weed, and changes every day! He loves to play on the floor on his blanket with all of his toys!
He loves to give hugs:)

Last weekend we had a family Christmas party and my mom and dad's house and Jackson loved hanging out in Aunt Sarah's room and listening to her play guitar!


As you know Jackson has his two bottom teeth. Well he just started getting back into his sleep routine and of course what happens? He has two big chompers coming in up top! Ouch no wonder they hurt! So every time I try to get a picture of his teeth this is what I get:) SOO CUTE!
We were at Chickfila, yes I know, big shocker there! We were at Chickfila, as usual when they decide to bring out Santa cow. Andrew wanted him to sit in his lap. I was a little hesitant since the first time we ran into Santa Jackson didn't like it. I hate it because the picture with Jackson and Santa I had on my phone accidentally got deleted. So we retook one with Santa BEHIND Jackson so he couldn't see him:) Oh it should be a blast when we actually go see Santa...oh me oh my....

Me and Lisa went on one of our shopping adventures this week. I was on the prowl for a dress for Andrew's MWV holiday party. So we shopped everywhere at the Avenue in Peachtree city. We ran into my mom and while I was trying on clothes at the GAP she took Jackson to the Baby GAP to try on hats. This is the one we decided on:) I love it!

Last night Andrew and I went to the Omni Hotel in Atlanta for his company's Christmas party. It was so nice to get out on the town with Andrew. We got to get dressed up and eat a very elegant meal! It was great hanging out with all of the people Andrew spends the majority of his day with! He is very blessed to work for such a great company and great people!

LOL! At this angle we blocked the big tree.....

Monday, December 01, 2008

Thanksgiving break

We had the greatest Thanksgiving break ever. It started off with Andrew's birthday weekend. Monday we went over to West Georgia and drove around our old school. It was like old times and we even ate at the McDonald's. We went over there so we could pick up software for our MAC. The boy loves to jump!
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Tuesday Jackson had a doctors appointment. He was still stuffy and he needed his second flu shot. Everything went great. Wednesday I had to go to the doctor since I had been stuffy for about a week.

Wednesday night we went to the Steele's annual Thanksgiving get together. We had so much fun playing games and hanging out. Andrew and I got to play Wii for the first time and I had a blast.

Thursday was Thanksgiving and we had a great first Thanksgiving with Jackson. We got up and watched some of the parade. Then we went to my Grandma's house to eat Thanksgiving lunch. It was great getting to see everyone. That afternoon we spent our time with Andrew's family. After that we were so stuffed!
Jackson and Grandaddy

Me and my momma!
Jackson ate so much he passed out!
Friday we went out shopping later in the day. Andrew and I went to Ashely Park and got almost all of our Christmas shopping done.

Saturday we spent the day at Nathan and Lisa Coggin's house watching football and eating yummy food! Sunday we relaxed at home:) We cleaned up around the house and decided to box up some of Jackson's toys that he doesn't use anymore. We let Jackson swing in his swing for the last time. He really enjoyed it!


Today Andrew went back to work and me and Jackson missed him so much! Today Jackson found everything funny. So tonight I finally taped him laughing! I hope it makes you laugh too!
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