Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas Celebration

We've had three days of Christmas here in our household. Thursday after I got home from work, we opened our family presents. Jackson has absolutely no clue, and it was hilarious! Friday we went to Wes' sister's house and had the Rankin Christmas over there. Three boys between the ages of 1 and 6 running around! Then Saturday, the Harveys came in and we celebrated Christmas with my parents. Whew - it's been a whirlwind the past few days.

The best part to Jackson was running around :) He doesn't understand anything about opening presents, and he was much more interested in running around with his presents or even old toys he's had for ages.

Opening a present with him took a good 10 minutes for each one because he would run off and play in the middle of each one, lol.

Again, the best part is definitely the paper!!!

***Notice number 3 on the Christmas list: Baby brother!!

Santa brought Jackson a slide. He ran around the room for 10 minutes before he even approached it, lol. His favorite thing to do is climb up the slide backwards.

At Tara and Mike's, Jackson decided he needed a break from opening this present, so he just laid down on it for a minute or so!

Reading a book with Pops

The three fishermen pose in their new hats! Now we'll be able to spot them from a mile away when we're at the beach :) But they won't get sunburnt necks!

Christmas was great this year. Thanks to everyone for the great times!

Thursday, December 25, 2008


Hope everyone is having a very Merry Christmas. I know we've been away from the blog for a while, but things have been so busy! Wes and Jackson went away for the weekend, and I thought I would be able to get up a post or two, but I ended up working the whole time :( Literally all day and night Saturday, so needless to say, I spent Sunday recovering. I'm at work again today, but we'll have lots of new pics to post after I get home and we let Jackson open his presents! Then he will get to do it all over again tomorrow with the Rankin Christmas, and again on Saturday with the Harvey Christmas...he's not going to know what to do, lol! Hope everyone is having a great day :D

Merry Christmas!!!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Christmas Fun

What could be more fun than having presents to open under the tree? Sitting on them and playing, of course :) Jackson has loved to sit on his big present and swing his legs since we put it out. He's such a climber! If there's anything that he can climb up on and sit on, he least he's not standing on it and jumping off - yet!

We have ornaments on the bottom half of the tree that he can take off and play with that won't break. Each day he pulls all of them off and at night we put them back on the tree. Sometimes he actually will put them on the tree himself, like he's doing below, but usually not, lol.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Scared of Santa

One day Jackson will probably kill me for this post, but I just have to share with everyone. Jackson was always very outgoing as a baby. Nine months came, and he never cared if Wes and I left him with a babysitter, 12 months came, and still not a peep. This was great because it made leaving him with someone or taking him to daycare so easy. Well, it all changed last month. Suddenly Jackson has developed parental attachment. The first time he cried when I left him at day care, it broke my heart :( Well, the other night we were out and we saw Santa at the toy store. We decided to go ahead and get their picture while we were there and there was no line. Well, the second that Wes let go of Jackson, he wailed!!! And didn't stop until we picked him back up. The he stood there and checked out Santa for a full minute. Then he ran off to play with a toy. At first I hated this picture because I wanted a "cute" one with Jackson and Santa, and I was kind of upset at the photographer and Santa and his wife because they all laughed and said I would love this picture. Well, by the next day I was over it and now I crack up when I see it. So without further ado - here's Jackson and Santa 2008:

Saturday, December 6, 2008

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

We have spent most of the day finishing up the Christmas decorations. The boxes are finally put up - yea! They've been out since Monday and it's taken all week to get things out. Not that there's that much, because a lot I didn't put out because of Jackson, but it's been too busy this week to work more than an hour a night on it. In fact, the bottom half of the tree is practically bare. I only have ornaments down there that Jackson can pick off and plop back on the tree, so it looks kinda funny, but there was no way I was skipping the tree. Jackson is mesmerized by the lights and loves to stare at it. One of my favorite things to put up each year is our Auburn tree. Yep, you know you're a fan when, lol. The tree has all kinds of AU ornaments we've accumulated over the years, and the rest of the table top has Auburn Santas or other figurines. Here it is:

And I have to throw in a quick "Go Gators!!!" What a game that was :)

While Wes and I put out the decorations, Jackson found a new toy - an empty box. It's so funny to me how the simplest things amuse children :D He climbed in and out, although it was much harder for him to get out, of the box for at least 30 minutes, several times today, until we threw it outside. So maybe we can just wrap up a few empty boxes for him for his Christmas presents, haha.

Caught in the act!