Sunday, June 28, 2009

stay... good dog

Every once in awhile we let Kaeli get on the couch. She knows it's a special thing too. I had her jump up there and she stayed while I sat Jackson on her. It was so cute. Jackson seemed to think it was pretty neat too.

I forgot to mention, but I have been so fortunate to have a husband that took 3 months of paternity leave from work. He finally had to go back to work last week. I miss him lots when he's at work, it was so nice to have him home so much.

Tomorrow Jackson gets to meet his newest cousin! My sister-in-law, Courtney, had her baby! I'm so excited to see him!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

At the pool

I went with Amy and her family to the Sunriver pool on Wed. I've really been wanting to take Jackson swimming, but I think an indoor pool would have been better. But it was still fun. I didn't get any of Jackson in the water with his suit on. These were taken after he got changed into dry clothes and he immediately took a nap.

While he slept we took turns holding him and going down the slide during the 15 min adult time (that happens on the top of every hour). The slide was a lot of fun once we learned how to go faster.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

3 months old and rolling over!

Today Jackson is 3 months old!

He is still doing really good. He is such a good baby, I'm just amazed. He doesn't cry much still and sleeps really well. He takes about 4-5 ounces of formula a feeding, which is about every three hours, except at night he'll go longer.

And the big news is that he rolled over today all on his own! He didn't have a diaper on, so that probably helped. He went from his back to his stomach and got his arms out up in front of him, plus he did it twice! I don't know if he really knew what he was doing. Lately he has really been kicking and swinging his legs around getting close to rolling over, but not all the way until today.

I also took him on a walk in his jogger this evening and he made it the whole way in it without crying. Usually I just walk with the moby on, but I burned my shoulders a bit yesterday so I didn't want to wear it. I tried taking him on a walk in the jogger once before around the block, but he cried half way and so I carried him the rest. So I was very happy that he did so good this time. He slept in it half the way and then was quiet and looking all around the rest of the walk.

Here he is trying to eat the giraffe.

I thought this one was cute too.

Jackson is in the moby and smiling at me and the camera through the bathroom mirror.

Yesterday, Jackson went swimming for the first time! I'll try to post a picture soon! He did ok. He was tired and it was really bright out, so we didn't stay in the pool long. But he sure was cute in his swim trunks and shirt!

Monday, June 22, 2009

title? can't think of one

Had to get pictures of Wyatt and Jackson in their matching hats.

On June 7th, Amy, Wyatt, Dan, Jackson and I walked the Heaven Can Wait 5k. We had a good time, plus won a $50 gift certificate! Jackson slept the whole time in the moby wrap, even when we were racing (lightly jogging) to the finish line.

I invited Amy and Laura over to make more strawberry jam! We each made a batch and they turned out a little better looking this time. However, I've tried the last batch and it tastes great!

This weekend, my parents came to town because Jackson got baptised! Here is a shot of my Dad with Jackson.

I made some Australian marshmallow balls last night for Dan for Father's day. They turned out really good, but still aren't exactly like the ones we had in Australia. I'll have to make more to perfect them! Here is the recipe I used, marshmallow balls. I took a bite of one to share what the inside looks like, except they are supposed to be pink marshmallows, but they didn't have those at the store I went to.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

12 weeks today...

... and next week will be 3 months!

Jackson has been talking a lot lately, here is some of what I caught.

Saturday, June 13, 2009


Wow, I missed a few days of updating the blog. So here's what I've been up to.

Wyatt had his last day this week. His Mom is a teacher and school is out for summer now. It was so fun to watch him this year. He went from not being able to sit up, to walking and running everywhere and climbing up on the couch now.

I got Jackson a new sleep sac. It's an organic cotton one by Halo (bought at Target online). This one is small 0-6 months and I got the next size up too, medium 6-12 months. I like them a lot, I would definitely recommend them. And I usually have Jackson wear a regular sleep sac (no zipper) underneath, so diaper changes in the middle of the night are super easy. Plus, the Halo sleep sac zips open from the bottom, so I don't have to unzip the whole thing to change his diaper.

I don't think Kaeli has gotten a picture on the blog lately, so here is one. Notice her drool.

We've been having thunderstorms almost everyday for a week now with rain, luckily it doesn't last long though. And I got two tomato plants potted! First tomato plants I've ever had! Dan doesn't like tomatoes and I just never got around to it, but I decided to do it this year. We also got our garden planted too, but I didn't have any good pictures of that yet.

And I bought these organic strawberries from Groundwork Organics at the Bend Farmers Market on Wednesday and...

Made jam with them! First time I've ever made jam. The fruit really separated from the jelly and I'm not sure why. I searched a bit online and found that it might be because I didn't crush the fruit enough and maybe didn't cook long enough to get the air out and since I used bigger jars. Anyone else know why??

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

clothes line is up!

Dan finished the clothes line and this morning was clear of thunderstorms/rain, so I hung up the diapers to dry.

I watched Wyatt yesterday, so I took some more pictures side by side again. Jackson doesn't look quit as small this time. He might have been slouching a little last time and this time Wyatt looks like he is slouching a bit. They are so cute together though. Here is the link to the last side by side picture (it's at the end of the post).

Monday, June 1, 2009

Love the warm weather

The last few days have been in the 80's and I love it. It's been fun to have Jackson wear his summer clothes too.