Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Jackson's Lastest Developments

Here are some of Jackson's newest skills: 1. Giving high fives. 2. Clicking his tongue. At first I thought he was just snapping his mouth, but we realized he actually puts his tongue on the top of his mouth and then snaps it down so that it makes the clicking sound. We clapped the first few times he did it, so now he does it all day anytime someone looks at him. 3. Climbing up stairs. 4. His first zoo trip, and he was suprisingly interested in the animals. The penguins were his favorite. He watched them swim back and forth. The lion made him a little nervous. 5. He also recently discovered a love for animal crackers, and really anything else he can talk his dad into letting him try. 6. Swimming. This weekend we went to Boise and we got him a cute little swimsuit and a baby floater tube to sit in. He discovered that he loves splashing the water with his hands, but hates having water splashed in his face. It was pretty funny to watch him splash as hard as he could, but also be very confused about all the water flying in his face.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Enjoying the Weather

We've been spending a lot of time outside the last few weeks, and we have discovered that Jackson hates grass. He doesn't cry or protest if we set him on the grass. He just sits on his bum, lifts his arms up in the air, and then holds his feet up so that none of his skin is touching the grass. I'm pretty sure I could leave him on a blanket in the middle of our lawn and he would stay put all day. Jackson is becoming qutie the little terror climbing all over everything. He tries to balance standing up on his own, but hasn't braved his first steps yet, thank goodness. This morning he climbed up the stairs though. I was dreading the day he figured that out. I guess it's time for a baby gate.
His face is becoming more and more grown up. He doesn't look like a baby anymore. It's fun to watch him grow, but I already miss the cuddly, tiny baby Jackson.

Monday, May 11, 2009


Tyler graduated this weekend with his bachelor's degree in microbiology. I am very proud of him, but we still have a long road ahead of us with dental school and possibly oral surgery. We are excited for what lies ahead of us. Jackson thought the ceremony was too long though.
Good thing we had Grandma and Whitney there to help me keep Jackson entertained. It lasted 3 hours! (although we didn't stay the entire time)