Monday, December 5, 2011

Santa and I

Hi there! It's been a very long time since Momma has updated about me :( We have been very busy and I have been changing every day. I now go to school (daycare center) and I love it! Each morning I ask for school. I have met a lot of new friends and I love my teachers. I still ask for Ms. Molly and my old friends but I get to see them every now and then so that it good. Momma will do a new entry soon with some new pictures of me but for now check out my picture with Santa. Momma took me a couple of weeks ago to see Santa and that did not go well at all! I cried and wouldn't let him touch me. Momma then called Ms. Molly and asked which Santa she was helping and we went there and wow what a difference. I went right up to Santa and kept saying Hi Santa and then he reached for me and up I went on his lap, no tears and lots of smiles. Santa asked me what I would like for Chrismas and I said, um presents! I then told him trains and explained to him that trains say choo choo. Christmas will be a lot of fun this year with me sort of getting it. I keep asking Momma and Dada for presents every day. In a couple of weeks I won't have to ask anymore :)
Enjoy and I'll check in again soon!
~Jackson




Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!!!

Happy Halloween!!! Well I finally made it out to Trick-or-Treat this year :) It was a rough road to this though as I woke up sick this morning and had to miss school. That was sad because today was my party and parade. Momma and Dada had even planned to come as they were still on vacation today. I went to the doctor and I have a viral infection and as long as my fever stayed away I was given the go ahead to have some fun, and belive me I had a lot of fun! I only got scared at one house and I wasn't the only one. After that I was a bit shy but then came out of my shell. I would go up to the house by myself and loved ringing the bell. I even said trick-or-treat and then I also said thank you. However, I did tend to get more than one piece of candy at each house as I distracted people with my good looks. Hope everyone had an awesome night and here are some pics from my adventure.
~ Jackson



Sunday, September 25, 2011

Jackson's Dance Moves

My First Wedding Reception

Last night Momma's cousin Sara got married. I have never been to a wedding reception before so Momma and Daddy were a bit worried about how I was going to act. I did WONDERFUL!!! I ate my food, which by the way was great! We got to hang out with a lot of Momma's family and my Great-Grandma Bonnie even came from Reno, NV so I got to see her. I then danced, danced, and danced. I had a blast and kept going all night. I loved the music and the lights so much. We took some pictures but unfortunately some are blurry as I was just moving too fast :) Congrats to Sara and Jason and thanks so much for inviting us!!!!
~ Jackson




City Park, Iowa City

I LOVE City Park in Iowa City!!! Grandpa Tom and Grandma Lee Ann came down and with the fabulous weather off we went. I always get to bring bread to feed the ducks and then I get to ride the rides there. This year I was able to ride them all and I LOVED it! This will become one of our favorite hang outs when the weather is nice. Although I am sad as the rides only go from Memorial Day until Labor Day :( Momma got lots of pictures so enjoy!
~ Jackson



Eagle Point Park, Dubuque IA

A month or so ago we were bored on a Saturday so we up and decided to head to Dubuque to Eagle Point Park. We had a lot of fun and the weather was perfect! I loved seeing all of the boats and watching them in the dam. The fish pond was cool too except I couldn't see any fish. We then found a playground for me to run around and climb and I loved it. Here are some pictures we took.
~ Jackson

Sunday, September 18, 2011

I'm 2!!!!

Well better late than never! I am finally 2 :) I had a Toy Story themed party and the cake and everything was awesome. I was unfortunately sick :( so didn't enjoy it as much as I could have. My aunts, uncles, and cousins came and I am a very loved and spoiled boy! Thank you thank you thank you to everyone for the wonderful gifts as Momma didn't get thank you notes out due to my getting ill and going down hill from there. Sorry about that but do know I appreciated them all!!!! Momma's cousin Shawna made me my awesome shirt and then redid my blog design to match. Thank you so much Shawna!!! Below is a show of the pictures from the day.
Love ~ Jackson



Saturday, September 17, 2011

Madison Zoo

Hi there everyone! It's been a really long time so be prepared to read a lot of updates, starting with this one. Momma has promised to get all of my updates done and give you lots of new pictures to look at. We are going to try something new, a slideshow view of my pictures as that will allow you to see more of me :) Anyway for this first update I went to the Madison Zoo! I got to meet Momma's best friends Rachel and Candace and their kids. Momma hadn't seen them in over 4 years so this was awesome! We had perfect weather and everyone had a blast. I really hope to do this trip again. Enjoy the pictures.
Love ~ Jackson

Monday, July 25, 2011

2 Year Pictures

Yesterday I got my 2 year pictures done and I did AWESOME! Momma and Daddy had a ton to choose from and below is a sampling of some of them. We had a lot of fun and I even smiled a lot. I am going to be 2 on Friday the 29th. Wow 2 years has gone by really fast and I get to have a Toy Story party. We ordered my cake tonight and I even have a personalized shirt to wear. I will be sure to post lots of pictures. On another note I learned three new words that I love saying, Minnie Mouse, Thomas, and belly button. I am even starting to put words together like bye bye da-da, where did it go?, all gone, duck says quack. I'm sure now that I am off and running with words I'll be a chatter box in no time.
~Jackson
Smiley boy

Cutie pie.
I love to jump!
Daddy getting my neck to make me smile.
Our handsome man.
Mommy's Team
Daddy's Team
Going for the touchdown :)
Whose open?
Who you looking at?

Sunday, July 24, 2011

My reaction to a real train!

video

Trainfest 2011

On Saturday Aunt Jana, Emerson, Grayson, Momma, and I went to Rock Island, IL for the Trainfestival. We had a lot of fun!!! My cousins and I are HUGE train lovers so this was the perfect way to spend the day. They had real trains going around the tracks and then also ones you could go into. I unfortunately didn't go into any of them as I got scared when they tooted their horns. Below are a few of the many pictures that were taken.
~ Jackson


Sunday, July 17, 2011

My New Bedroom!

I got a new bed and a train table! I am so happy and love playing in my room now. I am addicted to trains so this has made me a very happy little boy. Mammie (Grandma Jill) was getting rid of my Uncle Aaron's bed so we decided to take it as it gives me a lot of storage for all of my toys. I will need extra storage as I am turning 2 in under 2 weeks and I tend to be spoiled :) Wow the past 2 years have flown by! I am going to have a Toy Story party since Chuggington stuff isn't out yet and Toy Story is my second favorite thing. I love Buzz and Woody and talk about them all of the time. I will be sure to post lots of pictures from my party.

~Jackson






























































TiffinFest

Last weekend we went to TiffinFest and I had lots of fun. I got to go into the bounce house and go down the slide. I loved the petting zoo and even went on the little carousel a lot! Momma and Daddy acted like kids and had fun too. Instead of getting my face painted the painter did a zebra on my arm and I was thrilled. I still look on my arm for it :) Aunt Abby, Uncle Jeff, and Cousin Brittany came along and we a blast. I am very excited for North Liberty's Blues and BBQ Fest next weekend as the petting zoo is going to be there too! Below are some pictures from our day.

~ Jackson


Going down the slide.
What's that?


I liked the little chicks.


Hello sweet bunny.


I liked the cow a lot but didn't really believe a cow as in my books they are always black and white :)
































City Park




I got to go feed ducks!!! I loved it until I decided to hold my finger out to a duck and he tried it :) I didn't cry and Momma doesn't think it hurt me, he just scared me. I just stood there and then said Bye Bye. I say this when I get nervous or don't want to be somewhere. But Daddy came to the rescue and showed me how to throw the bread to them so then I was happy as I didn't get nibbled on again. After feeding the ducks I got to go on the rides that are there. I LOVED the train ride and I even went on a big boy ride by myself! Below are some pictures of our adventure. Enjoy :)


~ Jackson






Daddy, Momma, and I after visiting the ducks.



Daddy and I on the carousel.






Wee! That's what I kept yelling so I guess I liked it.



I was a little unsure at first :)




Momma and I on the train.



The ducks and I.




Giving him bread before I offered him my finger.







































































4th of July

Happy late 4th of July!!!! Well I didn't get to see any fireworks as I was so exhausted after the busy days I had that I always went to sleep too early. Momma and I went to Wisconsin for the long weekend and on Saturday we spent the night with Grandpa Tom (Papa) and Grandma Lee Ann oh and of course we can't forget about Izzy! We exhausted each other out!!! I love her so much! I also got to play with Riley and he has a HUGE train collection so we had lots of fun together. We both love the show Chuggington and he has all of the trains so I was very jealous. We went swimming at my Great-Aunt Patti's pool and went to Shullsburg for the carnival. I even got to go and see some sheep up close and personal at the school that Momma went to. Izzy and I loved this! On Sunday night we went and stayed with Grandpa Jill (Mammie) and I got to go to the rodeo. Of course I had a blast as I loved the horses. Momma had to leave on Monday but I stayed as Ms. Molly was closed on Tuesday. I wore Mammie out :) I got to play with the hose and had a blast getting everything and everyone wet. Below are some pictures from my adventure.


~ Jackson



Playing around.
Rodeo


Rodeo










Playing at the park.



Izzy and I with the sheep. I loved petting them and yelling ba at them.



Riley, his dad Tom, Papa, and I in the pool.



I loved hanging from the basket and of course Papa thought it was funny.



Grandma Lee Ann, Izzy and I.







































































Wednesday, June 29, 2011

23 months!!!

Playing with my trains.
Uncle Aaron and I


Izzy and I


Uncle Aaron, Great-Grandma Pauline, Grandma Jill, Me, and Momma


One little worn out golfer :)


Wow it is so hard to believe that we are almost to July and I am officially 23 months old today!!!! I am doing all sorts of things and loving that summer is here as I can be outside a lot. I have been spending a lot of time at the pool as we found out I love it just as much as I did last year. I now go to daycare full-time as Daddy went back to work. I am meeting lots of friends such as Baby Enzo whom I love and ask for all of the time! I have begun talking even more since attending and my personality is really coming through. I know my shapes and some of my colors. I even love coloring and can't get enough of it. Momma and Daddy think I am for sure a lefty as I have never used the right much so that should get interesting when showing me how to draw and write. I have been counting and I even read a book to Momma and Daddy! They were so excited, of course each page only had one word on it but still :) Last weekend I went to my first movie in the theatre, Rio, and I did AWESOME. I only had to leave the movie once for a few minutes and that was about half way through to stretch my legs and run around and then we went right back in to finish it up. Momma was so proud of me. I am still a climber and a jumper and now take it to higher levels which scares my parents but I love it. We haven't had to go to the ER yet so I am obviously becoming a master at this. I still love trains and cars. Chuggington is still one of my favorites along with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse as I am now also in love with Minnie Mouse. Toy Story is my favorite movie and I will ask for Buzz and Woody when I want to see the movies. I still use my signs for milk, more, and eat but have also learned the words too. My favorite dog is now Izzy, my Grandpa and Grandma Bird's boxer. I ask for her every morning, all day, and again before bedtime. She and I have clicked and I can't wait to see her again! I even called Grandpa Tom Papa last week so that was really awesome for him. Well this weekend is the Fourth of July and I will be a busy little man so I will have more to update then. In the meantime here are some pictures to get you through until then.


Love ~ Jackson























Saturday, May 7, 2011

Wow Time is Flying By



















Well time is going way too fast and as you can see my Mommy hasn't done a very good job at keeping everyone up to date on how I am doing :) I am doing GREAT by the way. I love going to daycare and I even can say some of my friends' names such as Enzo and Gabe. I even say Molly for Ms. Molly. I have become a very talkative little boy and that also includes the temper I have. I know what you are thinking though, this perfect looking angel of a boy couldn't possibly have a temper :) If I don't get to do things exactly as I want them watch out and be prepared. I love to be outside and unfortunatley the weather hasn't been allowing much time for that but when it does I am go go non-stop. I even know how to walk to my Aunt Jana and Uncle Ray's house and if I don't get to walk there I throw a fit. So I guess they will be seeing a lot of me this summer or they had better hide indoors! I am just growing too fast, I will be 2 in just a few short months! I have fallen in love with Thomas the Train and Chuggington and that's all I talk about. I am still obssessed with cars but more so trains now. I am still very into zebras and mom finally found me a stuffed one today at Kohl's of all places but as soon as I saw it I was screaming zeebaba at the top of my lungs and I have taken him with me all over the place today. Mommy and Daddy can't wait to take me to the zoo this year as I have never been and I go nuts when seeing all kids of safari animals. I love to watch Planet Earth and other zoo shows so this will be a major adventure. Well this will be it for now as me and my zeebaba need to go to bed.

Love ~ Jackson