Thursday, December 3, 2009


Things are soooo busy around our house these days, that I never get time to update the blog, and I apologize to all of you who keep waiting to see updated pics of the boys. Between Auburn and work and school, we're nuts! Here's a few pics from our Christmas card outtakes - and I promise more soon! They aren't edited at all either, sorry!

Brotherly love

Jackson loved when we asked him to smile for the camera!

the only time he did smile

I thought I got food for doing this gig???

they really do love each other! Jackson dives and hugs on Luke all the time, and Luke just cracks up! Good thing he's almost as big as J the way he jumps on his little bro, lol

still sucking that thumb

Luke loved the photo shoot in the yard, mainly b/c he rolled across the grass

Jackson loves the slide!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Halloween

Last weekend Mom and Dad were over for the weekend in time for our Fall Festival at church and to watch the horrendous Auburn/LSU game. It was the first time Dad had gotten to spend some time with the boys in a while, so it was enjoyed by all:D

Jackson giving Luke a BIG hug!
Grandma and Granddad with the boys

I asked J if I could get a picture of him and Luke, and he had a fit...what a fuss!

So we just got a pic with Daddy and Luke

Still working on Luke sitting up.. He's gotten much better, but he still tries to stand up and falls over, lol. We are hoping he starts crawling soon b/c he really wants to be on the move.

We spent Halloween in Auburn. University Station had a great trick or treating activity for the kiddos, followed by a bonfire and weinie roast. Everyone thought the boys were adorable, and I was surprised at how everyone wanted to give both of them candy. I just laughed and said anything that they gave Luke would end up in Mommy's belly, so we didn't need it haha. So here is our little cowboy:

And our pumpkin

Jackson didn't want to pose for any pictures, so there were many more of Luke. There's a bunch more pics, but they are on Jackie's camera ,so I'll have to put those up next week after I get them. with those big cheeks, he reminded me of a baby in an Anne Gedde's picture

One of the only shots I got of the two of them together

Hope everyone has a great week!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Fun in the Sun

I was so glad last week when the rain stopped. It's been way to yucky to go out a lot of days here, and Jackson needs some outside time to run off that whiny energy he gets. I was off last Thursday, so we took the boys to one of the parks in our neighborhood and let Jackson run wild for a little bit. He's now big enough to climb up on his own!

At the top of the slide..
Here I come!!!

This park has a baby swing, and Luke really liked it, for about 10 minutes :) He would smile and laugh every time I would push him.

Then it was Jackson's turn...
He's all smiles when he's in the swing :D

Trying to get a few shots of the two of them together is so hard. I can never get them both looking at the camera at the same time. I really need a new camera, but don't know what I want to get yet (need something really user-friendly, lol). Jackson always wants to hold Luke, but after a couple of minutes he'll say "Mommy hold Luke. Luke heavy." It's so cute!

I think what Jackson wanted to say here is "Uh...he's crushing my leg"

Daddy and Luke

Luke's bottom front teeth are coming in..slowly! I'd forgotten how agonizing teething can be for them. Also, he's developed a parental attachment, particularly for me, which is strange b/c he's around Wes much more. Jackson never did that, so this is all new for us. He's still very much a cuddle baby and while we aren't swaddling him any more, he LOVES to be held all the time. I'm hoping he can figure out the crawling thing soon, b/c the boy is heavy! He's almost 18 pounds! Again, Jackson was crawling by this time, and once he started, he wanted to be down on the ground. He's still a great baby though, and has dropped his third nap, so now he goes to sleep at 6:30, which is awesome!!! We get him down, then Jackson goes down at 7, and we have our evenings to ourselves. Now we just have to get him out of the clingy phase and things will be perfect - well as perfect as they can be, lol.
Hope everyone has a great rest of their week:)

Monday, October 19, 2009

More Milestones

On October 3, Jackson turned 2! I can't believe how fast time flies by. Unfortunately, I had a conference that weekend that prevented us from celebrating his birthday that day, so we celebrated last weekend. The only tv show he will even watch 5 minutes of is Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, so we had a Mickey party :) The cake was so cute!

Jackson had a great time, and thankfully the weather cooperated and it finally quit raining for a day! The boys all got to play in the yard while Wes grilled burgers and hotdogs, then we had cake and ice cream for dessert. Jackson got too many gifts, and he loved everything he got!

Everyone eagerly awaited the cake while we sang happy b'day.

YUM - cake:) Jackson dug in and about ate it in one big bite, lol.

Playing around.

Playing with his new shopping cart. He loves to push anything, so this is perfect for him to run around the house with....and it doesn't make any noise when you push it, which Wes and I love! At his 2 year visit with the doctor he sat on the scale - and he's finally gained some weight!!! Thank goodness for peanut butter. He's up to 24 pounds, and finally out of the "< 5th percentile" and up to almost the 10th percentile. He's doing great. The only bad thing about the trip was that the office is out of flu shots! So we will have to go back again once they get in...whenever that may be.

Another milestone in our house these days is Luke eating real food. He's almost 7 months now, so it's been about 3 weeks of real food. So far he's had sweet potato, squash, butternut squash, carrot, and green beans. A few more dark veggies, then we'll get into the fruits. And I'm making all his food, just like I did for J (well, except for rice cereal). It's so fun and easy, and we know exactly what he's eating. And the boy loves to eat! At his 6 month visit, he weighed in at 17 pounds! Only 50th percentile (that just means there are some mommies and daddies out there w/ some sore backs!), but so much bigger than Jackson was:) Amazingly enough, he was 90th percentile for height. I hope he stays tall!

Enough with the camera - give me more food ;)

Here are some older pics from Auburn that were on Jackie's camera.

Family photo

Hopefully we'll get some pics of the boys this week so I can post some more. That's one of the things I didn't realize would change so much...we hardly ever take pics anymore and we used to take pics of J all the time. I'm trying to get better about it though. Hope everyone has a great week!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

6 months

Well, it's been more of the same around here. I've figured if I can get this blog updated every other week, it's a miracle. We've just been so busy! Every weekend we're in Auburn for the games. We've got this weekend and then we head out to see new Baby Mark (my brother and sister in law's new baby)!!! I'd show y'all pictures, but someone hasn't sent me any yet! But they're on Facebook, lol.

Luke turned 6 months yesterday! He's such a sweet baby :) He and Jackson are so fun to watch together. Luke can be fussy or crying and Jackson can walk over to him and smile or talk and Luke will start smiling and cooing. It's adorable. It's so hard not to compare the two, especially as Luke gets older, but I'm trying not to, lol.

Here's some more pics from Auburn. Jackson loves going down there, and both the boys are doing great staying in the RV.

Wes, Luke, and Nonnie

Jackson and Pops

Allison and Weston came down for the Miss State game. It was so great to see them!!! And I loved that I got a surprise when she showed up in a shirt that had "baby" on it :D We are so excited for them!!!

Here are some 6 month pics of Luke - he's always bright (and big) eyed!

I can't believe he's already 6 months old! Time is flying! He's rolling over both ways, but he's not crawling yet. He's "talking" all the time in his own little gibberish way;) He doesn't like to be on his tummy much, and he still likes to be swaddled. He also loves his paci when he sleeps, lol. It's so much fun to see him grow - and he's a big boy!!! We can't wait to see what he will do next.