Wednesday, April 29, 2009


I haven't updated my blog forever because our internet has been on the fritz. Here a bunch of pictures/updates on random things that have happened lately. It just wouldn't be a blog without pictures of my baby being messy in his highchair. I read this book on feeding your child. It was very hippie-ish and it talked about the importance of letting babies feed themselves sometimes, so I've been trying that with Jackson. Very messy. I can't really remember why Jackson is sitting in a box, but it's kind of a cute picture. Maybe I could use something like this to contain him, now that he is getting so mobile. One night I was looking at Jackson's hair. It was messed up because of his nap, and it kind of looked like a mullet. I decided it was time for his first haircut. Here is the before picture. He looks scared.
And here's the after. He was quite proud of himself.
When Jackson was born, I bought this white teddy bear to do size comparison pictures with. Each month (sort of) I take a picture of him with the bear. When I first bought the bear, it was a little bit larger than him. Here's the latest. He is getting so big! I'll have to post all of the pictures once the first year is over.
Also, Jackson is getting very good at climbing. He can pull himself up to standing against the couch, wall, bath tub, kitchen drawer, or the side of his crib. He is becomming a little terror!
Tyler got new motorcycle gear recently. Of course, he insisted on having Jackson try some of it on. It's actually kind of cute. I know I can't change the fact that Jackson will eventually be a crazy dirtbike rider like his daddy, so I'm trying to just embrace it.
This is how Jackson sleeps right now. He looks like a stink bug. I used to try to move him or roll him over, but he just goes right back. He crams his head into the corner with his face against the wall, and sticks his bum in the air.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Moab: Jackson was there too

Here are some of the cute pictures with Jackson in them. Jackson really liked hiking in his backpack with Daddy.
We had to keep him all bundled up like a kangaroo pouch when it got cold, but he didn't really mind.
Jackson did really good with his first time staying in a hotel. I think he actually kind of enjoyed it.
This is Canyonlands. The view was amazing. Just to give you some perspective, the line you see on the terrain down below is a road. It was really far down, and the cliff we are laying on goes straight down to the bottom. We just barely peaked our eyes over the edge.
This is another big wall that we climbed.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


For Spring Break we went to Moab with my parents and sisters. It was such a fun trip! I didn't realize how beautiful Moab was. We spent time visiting Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park and I would highly recommend both. There are some amazing places to see, even if you don't ride dirtbikes! The terrain down there is incredible.
This was the view from the top of the mountain that we rode to on a trail called Porcupine Rim. You can kind of tell from the picture, but we are sitting on the edge of a huge cliff! It made me a little nervous, but it was so pretty up there.
Tyler and I riding on Slick Rock.
And this is what Jackson did most of the time. We got some cute pictures of him actually awake when we were hiking, so I'll post those when I get them from my mom. We hiked up in the arches at Arches National Park. It was really amazing.
Climbing up the inside of one of the arches. I'm at the top, then Tyler, and Whitney at the bottom. And that's my mom down below taking more pictures.
It snowed the first day we were there, but we enjoyed the sites anyway.