Sunday, November 30, 2008

Funny kids, sweet husband

Jackson grabbed Stephen's ice-cream bowl and I had to get a pic.

Poor kid was zonked- She rarely falls asleep around noise and in the living room.
Madeline loves to dress in her swim gear and say she is going to the beach with Nana and Grandpa.

Madeline, Ella, Jackson, me.

I did an icing heart for him to put candy so he would not feel left out.

I have enjoyed this Thanksgiving holiday immensely! My husband was home for 4 days and I was able to sleep in until 11:30 on one of those. I know that is pathetic but I do not think I have slept for more than 6 hours since Jackson has been born. Thank you Stephen!

Don't worry, he got his sleep in day as well, and I will not embarrass him by telling how late he slept. He is famous for his "block everything out" sleeping abilities.

We did our usual two Thanksgivings- one with my fam and one with Stephen's fam. By the second one, I was not hungry but it was fun to visit. Friday, my niece came over for a little while and then Madeline and I had girls-only shopping day. I let her have a cherry icee, and pick out candy at the candy story with the scoopers, so she starting acting a little nuts. It was fun and nice to spend quality time with her. I had her with me to pick out clothes for herself since she has become picky. Let me just say that she wanted pink socks, undies, pants, shirts, etc. We came home with some ultra-pink pants from Old Navy. Saturday, my niece came over and we did gingerbread men (see pic).

Funny Madeline comments:

"Mommy, I love you and I will never hate you"-Thanks darling! Remember that when you are sixteen.

I overheard her saying "My daddy is the tallest and the biggest and the strongest and he can fix anything".

At a friend's house with a cat ( I am highly allergic and she knows this because that is why we cannot have one)- "Now, mommy (with calming hand motions) don't be nervous. I won't let the kitty crawl on you."

"Mommy, this show impresses me."

To Jackson:"You are the best brudda" (brother) She has very clear speech, but for some reason her th's come out as d's when she says mother and brother.

Now a note about Jackson: He has turned into a climbing, exploring, dumping, moving maniac. I can hardly keep up with him. This little guy is sneaky. Stephen and I are reevaluating the baby-proofing in our house. Everything must be bolted and I realize that even if I think he cannot get to something, he will work to find a way. He is still my sweet, cuddly bear, but he definitely keeps me on my toes.

Overall, I am so grateful for my healthy family. Stephen had a lung x-ray and they are OK. This has encouraged him to really try and quit smoking. He actually asked the person reading the x-rays to check again because he was so sure that his lungs had something. We are very grateful. Also, Jackson has a weird ridge/bump on top of his head that I freaked out about, but it turns out he just has a bumpy head like his daddy. Stephen has the same bump

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Love the update and pictures. Jackson is really lost in that bowl and Maddie is SO ready for the beach. The cookies look yummy.

Save one for G'ma