Sunday, October 22, 2006

Pumpkin Farm

Fall is here on the eastern shore! The weather has been beautiful - lots of fall color and enough sunshine to enjoy it. Today we visited a pumpkin farm hoping to get some pictures of little J in among the pumpkins. Well, he had a great time, but wasn't really interested in the pumpkins. He was thrilled with the barn and barnyard. He fearlessly fed the goats and cows, and talked to the sheep and rabbits. He ran back and forth to all the pens, happy as can be. He cried when we had to leave - we joked with the farmers that we'd leave him there to sleep in the sheep pen, and Jackson said, through a face full of tears, "O-kay" (imagine a very pathetic tone on that one). He was fine once we got to the van, but can't wait to tell Papa Ron, who was out of town, all about the farm. Maybe he's found a new career! Cousin Patti, I think Jackson's ready to get to work :-)

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Daddy's Birthday

Hello All!
Sorry I haven't been posting. Things here have been pretty busy - I have been loaded down with homework without much time for webposting. i haven't even been taking many pictures of jackson because i haven't had time. are a few. Daddy's birthday was last week and Jackson really wanted to help him blow out his candles, as you can see from the pictures. I'm trying to upload stuff to our other website (since i can put video on that one) but the cable line here is slower, so i'm having trouble getting stuff to load up.
have fun with these picture. we'll have more when we get the chance
:-) annmarie

Monday, May 22, 2006


As the school year comes to a close (or is closed already for those of us teaching college :-) the time has come to enroll Jackson in a summer activity. He won't be going to day care anymore and we wanted to keep his social skills climbing, so we signed Jackson up for a tiny tot gymnastics class. today was our trial class to see if we/he liked it. Well, see for yourself in the pictures. He loved the trampoline and the little tunnel to crawl through. He also enjoyed the sound of the sand in the hula-hoops and watching himself in the mirror as he ran across the room. We had a lot of fun. Daddy will be taking him to class, so this is also something for them to do together. I think he'll be ready for the next olympics :-P
(ps- for those of you paying attention, his shirt says "I do all my own stunts")

Sunday, May 21, 2006

G3 - Great Grandma Garnet

Jackson finally got to meet his great grandma! We flew down a few weeks ago (sorry, i am behind on my postings) We saw lots of family - Jackson is a very popular guy :-) He did quite well with all the different people and the new sleeping arrangments. He slept in a room with Mommy & Daddy and has picked up a new habit - snoring! Well, fake snoring. Since he's too far down the hall at home to hear any snoring, we can only assume he heard us at Aunt Sharon's. Now, when we go to get him out of bed in the morning or after a nap, he flops back down on the bed and says "seep? seep?" (toddler speak for "sleep") and then fake snores. He must have gotten that from his dad ;)

Sunday, April 23, 2006

The Nancy-Matt Bunny came to town!

For Easter weekend, cousins Matt & Nancy came to visit. Jackson sure had a good time with them. He kept asking for them after they left. On Saturday, we went to a winery in the hill country. Of course there was Settlers, and some Mexican food too. On Sunday, Jackson looked for eggs in the back yard. He did pretty well, especially since it was 95 degrees outside! (He kept stopping for a drink of water)
I miss my cousins already

Monday, April 10, 2006

Yea, Sprinklers!

Here in Texas, its hot, hot, hot already. And there's nothing better than cooling off in the water. Although we haven't gotten out the baby pool yet, Jackson made do with a timeless classic - the lawn sprinkler! of course, it would have been better if he had been in a swimsuit. Within minutes, he was drenched from head to toe but happy as can be. Just look at the pictures!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

We won the race!

Ok, we didn't actually win....but we won by just participating! Jackson with his mommy and daddy, and grandma and grandpa participated in San Antonio's Race for The Cure (the cure for breast cancer that is) Saturday April 1st we walked 5K with about 30,000 other people. To be fair, Jackson "strolled" for the cure. It was amazing to see so many people walking together. it was very moving to me. i hope that you get the chance to participate in something like this just to feel the power of that many people moving together toward the same goal. Very inspiring!