Thursday, February 24, 2011

colors, more rolls, and pretend

We've been working on colors lately. Here he is saying "blue."

Then I asked him where yellow was.

I made this roll for my mother-in-law, Marti.

It ended up being long, 45 spaces for pencils and then two bigger pockets for an eraser or whatever.

I also made another one for myself. It's for my sewing things. I planned it all out, choosing what I use the most. I don't have a sewing prep area, so I have to bring out my stuff and cutting mat to the living room. So it's really nice and quick to grab it and my mat.

I added snaps to the sides to keep everything in when I roll it up.

Jackson likes to pretend to sleep. I think it's pretty cute, especially since this was his idea.

Monday, February 21, 2011

a knitting roll!

I decided to make one for myself! My Grandma gave me a bunch of knitting needles (thank you Grandma!) and it's hard to find the match and size I want, so I made a knitting roll! I looked at several tutorials online and sort of just did it how I wanted (so no link, because I didn't really use one). I think it turned out great. And again, I used supplies on hand. And as much as I wanted to buy new fabric, I need to use the fabric I have first (makes it a little easier when I really like this fabric too).

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Helper & Crayon Roll

Jackson is such a great helper. He loves helping with whatever we are doing. He's getting good at helping put away clean dishes and helping put clothes into the washer or dryer. He'll say "Jackson helper?" when he wants to help.

When I went to take pictures of this new crayon roll, he wanted to help too. I told him to lay down and he did and he added a "cheese" for the picture.

Jackson got a 16 crayon roll from Aunt Courtney for Christmas, it's super cute. I decided to make an 8 crayon roll for my purse for whenever. I found this tutorial online for the crayon roll at The Pleated Poppy. I started and finished it this morning, it went quick. It was very easy too and I love it when I have all the supplies already needed for a project.

Jackson wanted to help again.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011


I thought the groundhog said spring was on it's way!

This is what we woke up to two mornings ago.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

More at the coast

We went down to the pier and threw two crab pots in. Went and ate lunch and came back a couple hours later and pulled them back up... no crabs. It was still fun though.

Jackson is getting good at pulling up his pants, even while running.

There was a starfish in a crab pot, so Jackson got to throw it back in the water. He talked about that the rest of the day and still occasionally brings it up. He thought it was very neat.

Monday, February 14, 2011

happy love day

Happy Valentines Day! Jackson woke up to some red balloons, little toy gumball machine, chocolate kisses and some red finger paint to play with (which we did tonight). He popped two balloons this evening by sitting on them, he thought that was pretty funny. We made heart shaped sugar cookies yesterday and had heart shaped pancakes also. Fun stuff.

the beach

Jackson loved throwing things into the water... rocks, sand, shells, anything.

Sunday, February 13, 2011


"Nini", aka candy, is one of Jackson's favorite things. We went to the coast this last week and here are two pictures of him opening a sucker at his newest favorite place ... the "nini store". Oh how he thought the candy store was the best thing ever! good thing is that he was happy with only getting one sucker. I'm sure that won't last long.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Christmas elephant

I was looking through Christmas pictures and found this one. This was at my parents house and Jackson woke up to presents there on Christmas morning.

Also, our cat is 9 years old today. Wow, he's old!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Here is another picture of Jackson with the train table. He's getting better with pushing cars/trains on the track. He can't quite put the tracks together very well yet though. He also likes stacking the trees and people.

...Oh and have I mentioned I like playing with the train table too? I have as much fun as Jackson does with it.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Train table

We got a great deal on a train table and pieces after Christmas. Jackson loves it, he plays with it every day. Here it is ALL set up when we first got it. Now we usually just play with a few pieces up on the table and have everything else underneath (having everything up is a little overwhelming).

Saturday, February 5, 2011


Thank you so much Aunt Jane for the ABC letters! They are so neat!

Here are two video's of Jackson saying the ABC's.

I love them, they look great in Jackson's room!

Friday, February 4, 2011

oh dear

Oh dear it's been a long time since I posted!

I keep wanting to post, but just don't get the time. I have a ton of pictures and stories I want to share too. ...just haven't sat down to do it.

I've been going running when Jackson takes his nap and Jackson has been going to bed later. Those were usually the times I would blog. Plus I guess I just haven't been in the mood to blog since I haven't really made the time either.

So, tomorrow I will plan on putting the pictures from my camera onto the computer and then choose at least one picture to post. That's my goal.

Just to add... I've been training for a 5k (3.1 miles) in March and a half marathon (13.1 miles) in May. I look forward to running each day and I've really made it a priority again.