Saturday, May 26, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Washington Adventures

Last month we visited the good ol state of Washington! It was a lot of fun! We saw family and went on a nice 3 hour road trip to Seattle with the babe. He did amazing in the car (which gives me a little hope for when we move!).

We did a little of this.

A little of this.

And a lot of this.

Jackson even got to play with his cool cousin, Daniel. Daniel was nice and shared his toys with Jackson.

Jackson also went on a swing for the first time! He loved it.

Caution:Video may cause slight dizziness.

And for some reason, blogger isn't letting me embed this video, so to see another cute swinging baby video, go to

ps: anyone else hate the new blogger set up?

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Rice Rice Baby

Wowzah. I feel a bit behind on blogging lately. We have been pretty busy parents. Just to help me out a little, I'm going to make a list of the blog entries I need to catch up on in the next couple of days.

1. Rice Rice Baby - Baby trying rice cereal!
2. Washington adventures; featuring a swinging Jackson.
3. Surgery, from beginning to end.

Now doesn't that just get you excited?
Stay tuned.


Last month we decided to give Jackson his first taste of real food. Rice cereal! Ooh lala. We had a little fiasco trying to find the baby spoons. We looked e-v-e-r-y-w-h-e-r-e. A month later and they are still MIA. Oh well. We improvised and used this crazy spoon. It worked. Sort of.

Jackson wasn't so sure about the rice cereal at first.

It almost looks like we are torturing the poor kid.
We were...n't.

He's really good at eating it now. Believe it or not, he actually gets excited to eat it when we put him in his high chair.

And did I mention that Baby Boy has 2 teeth now? You can kinda see them in this picture!

Now that Jackson loves his solid food, he has trouble differentiating what is food and what is not.

We're working on that.
And of course, this blog post would not be complete without some videos.

Trying bananas for the first time:

Eating food in Washington: Guest Starring Grandpa Vance:

Monday, May 7, 2012

6 Months

Jackson is half a year old! 6 months!

I love this age. He is getting to be so much fun.

Jackson was being a little stinker when I was trying to take his 6 month photo. He kept rolling over and eating the blocks.


He finally cooperated though.

Here are some interesting facts about 6 month old Jackson:

--He can finally roll from his tummy to his back! I thought this day would never come. He is now mobile and can roll across the room. He has bonked his head a couple times on the entertainment center. Poor baby.

--He is trying to army crawl. He uses his head instead of his arms to move.

--He LOVES bath time and gets really excited for it. He splish splashes and giggles so much, I am soaked by the end of his bath.

--He has eaten rice cereal, apples, and bananas. He loved the baby apple food so much he wouldn't stop eating it and gave himself a stomachache.

--He is a world class traveler. He went to Georgia AND Washington this month. He did really well flying.

--He can sit up for awhile now before he topples over.

--Everytime I lay him in his crib to sleep, he will immediately turn onto his belly. He loves it and sleeps better that way.

For a 6 month celebration,  we took him to the zoo! He enjoyed people watching more than he liked looking at the animals. Although, he did LOVE the black and white lemurs.

He watched them for about 10 minutes.

He thought they were really funny.

 One was especially acrobatic and would leap from branch to branch and even hang onto the glass next to us. Jackson laughed and laughed. Here is a video we took.

He's our cute little primate.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Ode to Utah

I never thought I would call Utah my home. I don't know when it happened, but sometime in the last 6 years, this state has buried itself in a tiny spot in my heart. As our airplane was landing yesterday, I was thinking about how much I enjoyed living in Utah. I am probably only saying this because we had such a mild winter this year, but I am a little sad to be leaving soon.

Weird, right? Who am I?

Maybe it's because I met so many great friends here.
I graduated here.
I met my husband here.
I gave birth to my first child here.
I built my first snowman here (Okay. Not nearly as sentimental.)

Change is hard for me, and we have some major ones coming up. It doesn't help that we don't know where we're going. With some prayer and spiritual guidance that will hopefully change soon.

All in all, thank you Utah for providing me with a great last 6 years.
And thank you readers for letting me ramble.