Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Jackson turned 2. I think it's so much fun having a two year old. He is great. He was a great baby, but this is fun on a different level. Here he is opening two trains for his train table. His expressions were great.

We had a fun party for him too, I'll add a couple pictures later when I get another moment.

P.S. I don't know what I'm going to do about the "baby" label for posts about Jackson. I don't think I can change label names and he's so not a baby anymore.

Saturday, March 12, 2011


Jackson loves coins, aka "money." It all started when a restaurant hostess gave him some pennies to throw in the fountain. Then we were at a store and I gave him a penny to put in a charity jar. Now he's asking for money all the time. He does good with them, never puts them in his mouth, however does like to put them in places... including the side vent in our tv. So... I made him this piggy bank. He likes it a lot, he played with it a bunch yesterday.

This picture is so him.

Jackson loves making faces at the camera.

Friday, March 11, 2011


Jackson's pants always fall down. The pants that do fit his waist make him look like he's waiting for a huge flood, so those don't work. I saw an idea to make a belt with snaps and I still have a ton of snaps (from making diapers). On Etsy, they have these belts with super cute elastic, but I don't have any cute elastic, so white will do. It works pretty good too!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

chicks and cookies

Dan's mom wanted some more chickens, so we got two chicks that we'll keep at our house until they get a little bigger and then give them to her, this way Jackson can watch and play with them. He is a little timid towards them because they pecked at his finger in the beginning. But the other day he picked one up to put on the scale. They weigh 1 5/8 ounces each. They are growing fast though, they are already getting their feathers.

I made oatmeal raisin cookies the other day. Have I posted I love my Silpat sheet? It's great! Food doesn't stick at all and it's easy to clean. Just hope that later they don't find out it's poisonous or something.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

A sewing caddy

I saw this sewing caddy and thought it would be perfect for my sewing machine! It went pretty quick, the worst part was ironing on the interfacing. I also made the detachable pin cushion (after I took this picture). I used some old fabric I've had for a few years, I don't think it's super cute, but it's very functional. Now I need to do some more sewing to use it!

Friday, March 4, 2011

today: lions and writing

A couple days ago I made Jackson bear cutouts of cheese and turkey meat with crackers. I asked him if he wanted bears again and he said "Yes!" and then waited a second and said "lions!" He even went and got the lion cookie cutter for me.

So, I think my son is a genius. Look at him, not even two yet and trying to write his name. ...hehe ... I'm exagerating a little, but I am really just amazed.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

apple crisp

Last night Jackson and I made apple crisp.