Thursday, May 27, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
The other funny thing happened while we were reading bedtime stories with the boys. Adam's eye was really itching, so I got some eye drops and put them in his eye. He looked at me with a very concerned look on his face and said, "Mom, I think I have black eye again!" We'll have to watch out for that one!
Friday, May 21, 2010
So, since there aren't many pictures highlights this month, I'll just tell you what he's been doing. Jackson is still not interested in crawling. Adam has tried several times to show how to crawl, and he's pulled him around the room on his belly. Jackson just thinks it's a game and laughs hysterically at his brother. He has been working on his reach - he can pretty much fold his body in half to try and reach for something. It's pretty amazing what he can get at without moving!
Jackson has started giving the best hugs and kisses! I love getting him out of bed in the morning! First of all - he is SO happy! Then, as soon as you pick him up he wraps his little arms around your neck and snuggles in. He will then lean back and come straight at you with his mouth wide open. Basically, he just sucks on your check and even gets his tongue in on the action! I love it! Sometimes when he's sitting on my lap, he'll grab my face and start heading in for the open mouth kiss. It's so adorable!!
He's also become fascinated with hair. If I don't pull my hair back when I'm holding him, he constantly has his fingers in it, and is always trying to get it into his mouth. It's pretty funny - he'll just sit there with a mouth full of hair and a big smile on his face. I also have to be careful in church - he will grab for the hair of anyone sitting in front of us. One little girl last week was not very happy with him!!
Scott will tell you that Jackson has decided that mom is his favorite person. I have to say that I am loving it! He gets so excited when I walk into a room, and a few times when I've tried to leave, he's become very upset. Adam never did that, so I'm enjoying having a little momma's boy - at least at the moment! I'm sure it won't last forever!
I stood on the scale with Jackson tonight to see how much he weighs at 8 months. I can't believe that he weighed in at 25.5 pounds! (with diaper and pajamas) No wonder those size three diapers are seeming a bit small!
Here are the other pictures I took this month. Jackson loves this little activity center. I teach a couple of piano lessons Monday afternoons, so Jackson gets to spend some time playing in this, and he loves it! He starts chattering so loud, and has become quite the bouncer! It keeps him entertained during those lessons!
Thursday, May 20, 2010
After all that - here is the reason I do want a dog:
Monday, May 17, 2010
Every night Scott is home for bedtime, he ends up reading stories to Adam and Jackson, and then, while I put Jackson to bed, he reads a book with Adam. I love to sit in Jackson's room and listen to them read together. Adam has several books that he loves to "read" with his dad. I video taped it tonight because Jackson went to bed early. It's a long video (over 2 minutes) - but I know a couple of Grandma's that will enjoy it!!
Sunday, May 16, 2010
The best part - it was Ward Conference so the Stake Primary Presidency was there. I got several comments about that one!
Friday, May 14, 2010
Yesterday, as I was driving Adam to preschool, he talked to his dad on the phone for a few minutes because he "didn't get to say goodbye" (Scott had stayed at his brothers house after working a late night and having an early morning). After he handed the phone back to me he sat quietly in his seat looking out the window. All the sudden he started giggling - a lot! I looked in the rear view mirror and he was just sitting there laughing. I asked what he was laughing at and he said "hard hugs and hard kisses!" When I asked him to explain he said, "I was thinking about hard hugs and hard kisses with daddy. It's funny!!"
What a silly boy! He has so much fun with his dad. It's the highlight of my day to see them interact with eachother! I always knew Scott would be a great dad - but I am delighted everyday at how wonderful he really is!!
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
I had to share these cards that I got from Adam. They are pretty darn cute! The first one he made at Preschool:Here are his answers (I put his response in italics):
My mom has black hair.
My mom has blue eyes.
My mom is this big tall. (I asked him how tall this was and he opened his hands about 6 inches apart and said "this tall")
My mom weighs 43 pounds.
My mom's favorite food is tacos. (We had tacos the night before for dinner)
My mom's favorite thing to do is watch T.V.
My mom takes care of me by taking me to church.
Something that makes my mom happy is when I am safe
It's my mom's job is to do the laundry and I do silverware.
If I could give my mom any present I would give her a flower.
This second one he made in Primary. (We talked a lot about the color of my eyes after preschool, so he made sure to draw a brown eye in the picture!)
My mom is happy when I be safe and not touch the knives. (I'm thinking Adam and dad must have had a conversation about not touching the knives when they were making me breakfast!)
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
So, the next Sunday, I brought a binky with me to church. When Jackson started showing signs of being tired, I layed him down in my arms, hugged him tight and gave him the binky. It only took about 5 minutes, and he was out! I didn't even have to get up out of the pew and bounce him around for 20 minutes, like I normally do. It was awesome! And - it worked the next Sunday as well!!! I loved it! I was actually able to sit thru Sacrament meeting, and Jackson got a pretty good nap!
So, my dilemma - everyone says I'm lucky that my boys haven't ever been interested in binkies, because it's a hard habit to break. Am I just asking for it by introducing a binky to Jackson now, when he hasn't needed it in the past? What's a mom to do?
It's been awhile since I've added any videos to our blog. Our little camera is full of lots of little gems, so I decided to share some here. The first is Jackson laughing! He doesn't give up these laughs very easily, so it's very satisfying when you gt one! Enjoy!
Here's one I promised in Jackson's 7 month post. Check out the hand and foot movement as he waits for his bottle. This is what he does when he's excited about anything. It's so funny!
This is Adam swimming during our recent trip up to Canada.
And finally - preparing for the race upstairs with dad.
Just a small taste of life at our crazy house!