Saturday, November 15, 2014

A Visit from KK!

Time is flying. My baby is almost seven months old and I just cannot believe it. And now the holidays are here. Thanksgiving is oh so close, then Christmas will be soon after! Oh my word, I really would like to freeze time! HA! I guess that's why I love blogging.
Our Jackson has been the happiest boy! He was just playing on our bed the other day. He was excited because KK was coming to town!

My mom came on Monday afternoon and we headed to the park because the weather was wonderful and perfect to play outside.

Jackson tried out the swing for the first time! He loved it so much. He laughed a little bit and smiled too. So glad he got to try it out.

He was serious about the swing at first, though. He also enjoyed all the other kids playing outside. He is so observant!

KK reading to Jackson. He loves his "Night Night, Peter Rabbit" book.

Tuesday, I made a homemade apple pie. I try to make one at least once a year. Mama helped make it too. She loved keeping Jackson company while I was in the kitchen.

Before baking it! I will be honest, it turned out well, but burned on the top a little. Am I the only one that burns the top? I followed the directions! HA!

Oh, I could just eat him up! Love this little turkey!

Tuesday night, my aunt Molly came with her sweet dog, Lincoln. Jackson loved petting Lincoln. He loves dogs. We had such fun with family.

Countdown to Thanksgiving is on, y'all! Cannot believe it! Hope y'all are having a fantastic weekend!

But you, dear friends, must build each other up in your most holy faith, pray in the power of the Holy Spirit, and await the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ, who will bring you eternal life. In this way, you will keep yourselves safe in God's love. Jude 1:20-21

Saturday, November 8, 2014

November Fun

Our Jackson boy is still loving fall. I think he gets it from his daddy and mommy. :) We love fall in this house! :) We have been pretty busy with different things lately, but it's been so fun.
Love this boy in his pj's!

Friday afternoon, we went on a walk in our neighborhood. He looked so snuggly in the stroller! I showed him the cows and he loved it.

Cows in the pasture

I kept telling Jackson that "cows say MOO!" :)

Friday night, we went to Toyland. It was Jackson's first time to go. There were many parents and kids there and it was crazy, but fun.



We showed Jackson the window display at the square and he enjoyed the snowman.

Sweet J!

Look, everybody! A FALL display! :)

Today, we saw my sister, Kelly, and her family in Oklahoma. It was Jackson's first time in OK!

We had lunch at The Cheesecake Factory. It was so good.

Lauren is such a good cousin to Jackson. They love playing together!

Jackson looking out the window at the hotel.

We also got to visit with Eric and Logan later this afternoon. Enjoyed seeing the fancy hotel room they were in! Spending time with my sister and her sweet family is so fun.

Our little fam. Jackson was sooo tired at this point.

Beautiful sunset.
We have had a great weekend so far. Hope y'all have a blessed and special day!

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8

Monday, November 3, 2014

Milestones

Can y'all believe it's November? Thanksgiving is coming soon. Oh, how I love Thanksgiving and of course, Christmas!!! I have always anticipated both of these holidays, but having Jackson now makes it even more fun and memorable. He is six and a half months old and I have to say, I am a tad emotional about it! I feel like that cute little girl on the viral video from YouTube who says, "I DON'T WANT HIM TO GROW UP!!!" Ha!
Jackson has been sitting in his high chair for a few weeks now. He was enjoying apples when I took this picture. He is definitely getting the hang of eating baby food.

Last week, I took Jackson to the pediatrician for his well check. He was longer than the scale! EEK!

Jackson is now trying to us a sippy cup and he drinks a little juice/water every day. I cannot believe all these milestones!
The biggest milestone of all is....
Jackson does not have just one tooth. He has TWO teeth!!! On October 28th, I found his 1st tooth while feeding him bananas. I squealed like crazy and said, "JACKSON! You have your first tooth!!" Then I was even more surprised on October 29th when I found the second one. Mommy is officially in a bit of denial. He sure is growing too quickly. I am truly trying to snuggle him every time I have the chance to.

A sweet friend, Maureen, is such a talented seamstress. I bought material for a blanket soon after we found out about the pregnancy last year. Jackson also needed a changing pad cover, so Maureen made the cover, sewed the blanket, and even added this precious lovie bear for sweet Jackson. We were so surprised. Thanks, Maureen!

Hope y'all are having a wonderful start to your week!

O come, let us sing unto the Lord: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Psalm 95:1

Friday, October 31, 2014

A Lion and a Jack-o-Lantern

Happy Halloween, y'all! I know we have posted many Instagram, Facebook, and blog pictures of our adventures this fall, but it's our favorite season, and we just want to cherish every second with Jackson, along with making new memories. Of course I will document it! :)
The picture on the left is when I was 10 or 11 weeks pregnant, and the picture on the right is now! I can't say enough how grateful I am and I just love being his Mommy!

Jackson dressed up as a LION for his 1st Halloween. I am partial, but he's the sweetest and cutest lion ever! :)

We went to Russell's work because a few of his co-workers wanted to see Jackson in his costume.

Jackson had to try out Daddy's work chair! Bless his heart, that lion head was floppy on his head! HA!

Jackson LOVES Linda! Linda was so sweet to hold him while we ate lunch at the office.

We came home so Jackson could rest. Oh, I love his sweet smiles.

We wanted Laynette and Rusty to see Jackson in his costume. Laynette always decorates for all holidays-so fun!

Too cute!

Our lil fam! Boo!

Jackson's jack-o-lantern!

We adore our little pumpkin so much.

Jackson's pumpkins.
I think his 1st Halloween was a success! Next holiday is Thanksgiving! Hope y'all had a fabulous holiday!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Logan is FIFTEEN!

October 29th is here again, which means.....
TODAY is Logan's 15th BIRTHDAY!!!
Oh, my gosh, I will never forget how much fun being an aunt has been. Being an aunt truly prepared me on being a mom. I always adored taking care of Logan and Lauren when they were babies. Now, they are both growing up way too fast.

We have always been best buds.
This was January 2000. I believe this was the night we took Logan to see "Bear in the Big Blue House", (and the day I discovered hair straighteners, but we won't go into that. HA!).

Logan always had the most fun birthday parties, thanks to his sweet Mama and Daddy (my sister and brother-in-law).

Logan is such a sweet cousin to Jackson. This was taken April 22, 2014, the day after Jackson was born. :)

Logan, Lauren and Jackson. Oh, how I love them!
Logan, I know I tell you this over and over, but you truly are awesome. Don't ever forget how special you are to not just me, but to MANY! Love you so much! Happy 15th Birthday!
--Aunt Mer

I thank my God every time I remember you. Philippians 1:3



Tuesday, October 28, 2014

A Day at Farmland

 We now have a six month old in the house!
He didn't know what to think of this wooden jack-o-lantern. :)
Saturday, we headed out to Farmland Adventures pumpkin patch. They had lots for families! The only downer was, it was SO. HOT. It did not feel like fall, but we made the best of it.

Too funny. He can't sit up on his own just yet, so he really was trying to figure out what I was doing.

Jackson riding the horse. :)

Russell and his boy!

The huge Clydesdale horse. Jackson did enjoy other animals, like cows, and llamas!

At the farm.

Jackson just sitting in the patch! He was still trying to figure everything out!
Sweet boy and his pumpkin.

There was a hay maze. I have been through corn mazes before, and this maze was what I prefer. :)

Family pic

His favorite part of the whole day was the corn box! He loved feeling the corn kernels and it was just cute and fun to see him in it. Russell and I are really enjoying fall with our sweet son. We truly try to make memories and yes, document it. :) More fall fun updates to come! :)
Have I mentioned Fall is the BEST? :)

God called the dry ground "land," and the gathered waters he called "seas." And God saw that it was good. Genesis 1:10