Friday, May 29, 2009

Early Father's Day

This video is for Jackson's papas, both of them. Grandpa Barnes because he wants videos and pictures for holidays. Grandpa Hutchison, well for many obvious reasons, but not the least of which is he sang this song to Jackson the first day they met. Now I sing A LOT of songs to Jackson A LOT of the time but I think its appropriate that this was the first song he learned.

video

Thursday, May 21, 2009

I wonder

How many moms say this. "Now if you pick up your toys you can help me sweep and mop" and then the child actually squeal and giggle in delight.
It just makes this feel so long ago.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

maybe it's just rubbing it in...

but we're having fun.



Well, it did take my neat freak of a son a bit getting used to the messy sand. This is him sitting on my lap trying to hold up his feet and hands screaming "icky icky ICKY!"

Sunday, May 10, 2009

We're here!!

The first leg was rough...we don't have air conditioner in my car. my poor pathetic baby but I will say, he wouldn't let me roll down the windows and he wouldn't let go of his 4 blankies one of which is a fleece blanket. i know, it's still child abuse.It was really nice to stop at my grandma's house in Dothan on the way down though. Jackson hasn't seen her since summer 2007 so I was kinda holding my breath hoping he was in charming mode, and he was. Always makes a mother sigh in relief and just say so casually "he's always like this." It's mothers day and I'm so thankful to be with my mom and sister. It's been one of those Sundays full of tears, those of gratitude and struggles. I am grateful for their positive influence in my life.I'll keep you posted with more of our shananagins later and just leave you with this...so refined.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

peaceful afternoon

I think John Mayer, a clean house, folded laundry, and a glass of sugar free peach rasberry kool-aid bring peace. at least they did for me today. and I suppose it helped that this moment was made possible because grandma watched jackson this afternoon and I know that this time Saturday I'll have this for a view.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009