Thursday, December 18, 2008

Santa Claus is coming to town

We got our first major storm of the year. Anthony thought it was the greatest thing ever. He took off his gloves and hat and of course started eating the snow.

I decided to take Anthony to the mall to see Santa arrive in a helicopter. I had been trying to explain to him that Santa rides a sleigh that his reindeer pull, but for fun he was going to ride in the helicopter that day. After seeing Santa arrive by helicopter at the mall, a few days later we were watching Thomas the train (pretty lame show... I'm not sure why kids like it so much). In the Christmas episode how did Santa arrive? You guessed it, by helicopter. What are we teaching our kids these days?
Waiting for Santa to arrive. I told Anthony to put his arm around his friend Reed and this is what we got.
Santa in his helicopter
Riding the train around the Santa exhibit was certainly the highlight for Anthony.
When Santa asked him what he wanted for Christmas Anthony shouted, "an elephant." Yeah- not sure where that one came from. He never once has talked about elephants.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Much overdue post

Well, since Christmas is almost here I am too embarrassed to post Halloween pictures and so I'll post some baby blessing pictures along with our Christmas pictures that Michael's sister Meagan shot for us. She did a great job.

Monday, October 27, 2008

We love aunt Headr (Heather)

... and not just because she gives us lots of candy. My sister came out to visit last month from Florida and we had such a great time. She was a lot of help with the boys and we had so much fun catching up. We can't wait to visit you in January.

We love fall

I think there is a cookie under those decorations.
Picking out the perfect pumpkin
We even took a hay ride

The apple doesn't fall far from the apple


So everyone thinks that the boys look alike. What do you think?

Lets hear it for being out of college

Michael and I are the proud owners of an Acura MDX. No more station wagon with speakers that don't work, bonking kids heads trying to get them into their seats, windows that if you put them down don't go back up, and no crazy rattle that makes people look at us as we drive by. If anyone is looking for a new ride, we'd recommend the MDX. It seats 7 and has every luxury imaginable.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Anthony's "donkey"

We found this horse costume for Anthony for Halloween. He absolutely loves it and insists he is the donkey from Shrek. Let's hope it survives until Halloween!

Ethan... growing so fast

Ethan is such a sweet baby. He has the most mellow, easy going temperament. He will be two months old next week! He is smiling and wants to be held constantly. (He doesn't let me get much done.) We love our sweet boy.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Cutest big brother ever!!

Some of Ethan's first visitors

Grandma Cami and big brother Anthony

Uncle Rick

Aunt Melissa

Aunt Megan

Great Grandpa and Grandma Thorn

All about ETHAN

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Ethan's here!

Ethan Robert Jackson was born at 2:03 am on Thursday, August 14, 2008. He weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz. and measured 20 in. Both he and his mother are very healthy and doing fine.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

No baby yet

So as of today I'm 4 days late and not the least bit dilated (ignore the little baby on the right... apparently when you go over your due date this widgit doesn't make negative numbers but starts adding days). My doctor gave me the option of inducing me tomorrow (Wednesday) or Friday but I picked Friday so that I can get some good shopping days in with my mom before Ethan gets here. I know it sounds crazy but we don't get a lot of time to be together so we're going to enjoy some fun girl days before the sleepless nights begin. My appointment for induction is on Friday morning at 6 AM... so it looks like our baby will be born on the 15th. We'll keep you posted.

Anthony's 2nd Birthday

Anthony loved having his family over for his birthday party. He especially loved his new guitar and insists on playing it with one of daddy's picks.