Monday, December 14, 2009

Recap...Summer Days... July!

Hey all you out there in the blogishpere, I'm promised that I would start blogging again and catch the world up on us, so here goes. I haven't done this yet because I feel like there is so much to catch up on since my last post and it's a little mind boggling to recap it all, but I'm one of those people that needs to fill in all the holes and can't just start from here, so I'm going to try to do a little backtracking for anyone other than me that cares!

Disclaimer: though I use "us" let me stress that these blog updates will be about Jackson almost in their entirety...

Summer was nice... Jack and I spent a lot of time outside and in the water... he really enjoyed playing in the water on the balcony

I also made us pop-cycles... all I had was limeade and at first Jack wasn't too sure about them, but decided in the long run that it was good... He was cutting all the last few teeth and I think the cold was nice.

We spent the 4th in Austin... this has become a yearly tradition... We enjoy being on the lake and helping out Aunt Kathy and Uncle Bill with their get together. Jackson loved being out in nature and had a great time with cousins...
We had fun having family over to the pool. Jack was quite the water bug this summer! Fearless as usual...

This was meant to be a blog all on it's own when we took these pics. Our VCR died in July!! Someday Jackson will find these pictures and wonder what this archaic device was and make fun of his old parents and marvel at how we suffered with things like rewinding videos!
This video speaks for itself... I'm kind of wondering why I'm posting as I type, but it was a fun Jack moment... all be it gross!

Jackson also seemed to have some pretty amazing bed head in July that I couldn't help but capture on film...
Jackson got pretty good with a fork over the summer. We've been really blessed that he has always been such a good eater, even as he moves into toddlerhood!
And fell more and more in love with books... this makes me super happy!
Jack got good at his animal sounds this summer... here is showing off a bit as well as being a bit of a ham... imagine that... mine and Aaron's son is a ham?

He also added to his climbing skills. Scaring mommy at times!
We had some good times with the church this summer too...
We also spent some good time with our friends the Tindal's... Jack got into the videos games over there during our Friday night dinners

Jackson's favorite part of July was the introduction of his new best friend!! Uncle Dave and Aunt Dalia were kind enough to bring her back from Hawaii with them... It took a while for Jackson to let her out of his sight... we had a few crying episodes when the Ukulele couldn't go in the bathtub.

Hope I haven't gone overboard... this is what I get for procrastinating... I will catch up. I will! Just 4 and a half more months to go!!


  1. Thanks for the update! I love seeing pictures of your little man. He's growing up so much. We miss you guys and hopefully we'll meet up soon!

  2. Yeah for updating! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  3. 1st Video: Wow, what the heck was so funny?
    2nd Video: I love that grimace he does right after, but then goes right back to the pop again.
    3rd Video: Nasty!
    4th Video: Great, he's acting like a teenager already...that "whatever Mom" attitude really takes over at the end there
    5th Video: Hah! Video-game dancing. PJ regularly "dances around" while playing video games these days. I think that's what keeps him so skinny.
    6th Video: I don't know about Jack singing "The Blues". He seems to be the type to be singing more about "The Oranges" or "The Yellows!"