Sunday, April 26, 2009

Grassy Knoll

Yesterday was such a hot day (92 degrees) we went out in the evening when it cooled down a bit, and enjoyed the cool grass.

Aren't they just cute boys.

Master Mess Maker

Jackson just isn't happy unless he is making a mess. He loves to take all of the diapers out of their storage box and spread them across the room. We finally got a box with a lid that latches.

He does the same thing with hot wheels cars, takes them all out of the basket and throws them all around the floor. It is cute, but messy.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Have you met Burlap?

This is Burlap. He is a furry little alien creature that I made for Jackson. First I thought it would just end up in the box with all of the other toys, but Jackson has really taken to him. He carries him all around, and takes him to bed with him. The best part is when you hand him Burlap and he hugs him and says "AWWW"

We named him Burlap, because it was a funny sounding word.

Visiting Nana!

Mackenzie and Jackson with Nana after church on Easter.

Mackenzie, Jackson and I flew to Arizona for Spring Break with Nana. It was Jackson's first plane trip, and I definitely couldn't have done it without Mackenzie to be my helper. She was wonderful at the airport and on the plane to help entertain Jackson.
We visited a lot of neat places in Arizona. a nice quilt exhibit at a museum, an Olive press, the flea market, and of course Organ Stop Pizza.

Organ Stop Pizza is a great place with an old fashioned organ with tons of pipes and sounds. The organist plays a medely of music while you eat, and it sounds like an entire orchestra is there. It was great to listen to, and the pizza was good too.

Jackson had the best time playing with the Easter eggs. He spent hours just moving the eggs from one spot to the next, and one basket to the other. He cried when we took him away for lunch.

we took a trip out to Queen Valley where Nana and Papa used to live and work. We visited a lot of people and ate lunch by the pool. Jackson loved to put his feet in the pool and splash. He would have been all in it if we let him. He didn't want to leave there either.
We looked at the cactus that was planted as a memorial for John (Papa) when he passed away. It was very nice, and they had a great plaque made.

Jackson was a phenomenal child on the trip. He was very well behaved on the plane, and everywhere we took him. I couldn't ask for a better, more flexible child. He is always so happy, and easy going wherever we go. All of the "old folks" in Arizona just loved him. (John told me not to let them suck up all of his youth while we were there). Mackenzie was very good too, like always, and such a big helper.

Jackson's first plane trip.
We had a great time visiting Nana, and can't wait to see her again in May!
Love You Nana!!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Look Who's Walking!!!

We officially have ourselves a toddler! Jackson has been walking now for about 2 weeks. I forgot how busy little toddlers could be. He really does keep us on our toes. We really get a kick out of Mackenzie and J.T.'s reactions to him. They are just tickled pink to see him walk all over the place.

Jackson walks the catwalk modeling the cute little whale outfit that I made for him. The pants are a little big, but he does look cute in them.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Cherry Blossoms

Yesterday we spent the day in Washington D.C. (It is nice to live close enough that we can go whenever we want.) Anyway, the day was great. It was overcast, but it was warm enough that we only needed light jackets. We spent the first part of the day in the Natural History Museum. JT wanted to look at the Rocks and Gems, and John wanted to see the Giant Squid, and mammals. It is a huge museum, so we go often enough to pick and choose the parts we want to see.

Isn't he just adorable!

She is getting so grown up.

I love this picture.

The blossoms were beautiful, yesterday was the peak day for them. We walked to the Jefferson Memorial and watched a few performances on the stage, and just enjoyed being there. This is my favorite occasion to take pictures of the kids. They always turn out so good at the Cherry Blossom festival.