August 31, 2010



In the 'predicitions' section of the school paper it said, 'In 10 years CF will be completely bald.' I am the only one losing hair in this family!

happy 1st!

Happy 1st Birthday to my super cool older cousin Farris! Sorry I slept through your birthday party. I can't wait for many more to come! Until then, good luck with the whole milk thing...

August 27, 2010


Charlie's 10-year high school reunion is this weekend! Jackson and I have a big day ahead of us: losing 10 lbs., working on a tan, and searching through the closet for something to wear. :) Or we may just work on a choreographed dance Romy & Michele style. I am going to pull out some prom pictures of us this weekend to post up! Think curly highlighted hair, shiny blue dress, and clear heals...oh yeah!

August 24, 2010

sack of sugar

Jackson Arthur Farris is 3 months today! He is quickly turning into a little boy. He loves to be carried around and look at things. He has found his hands and is quick to shove them in his mouth whenever he gets frustrated. He puts on a humongous open mouth grin when he looks at you in the eyes. (still trying to get a picture of this, he is camera shy) He is happiest in the mornings and loves to try and talk, kicking those legs to get out some good coos and gurgles. He has started to sleep a strong 6 hours at night, feeds and then heads back to sleep for another 5 or so in his crib. He can lift his head up pretty well when he is on his belly. One of the few times we get a glimpse of that neck. According to our crappy scale, he is about 17 lbs. of some good sugar!

baby gear

This sweet boy has anything and everything a little baby could ever need. Most of it he is not interested in or it has already been stored under his crib for a more petite baby. A few of my pregnant friends have asked for registry suggestions, in no particular order, Jackson's Top 10.

Baby Mirror in the car - Jackson does some serious studying of himself in this mirror. It is even better for mom so you can always keep an eye on the little one.

Crib mobile - This has been a lifesaver, or should I say laundry saver. The only bad thing is it only turns and plays music for 3 minutes. I have tripped one too many times sprinting up the stairs to keep that thing going.

Car Seat - aka, the flying baby calmer. If all else fails during a fussy fit I can put him in his carseat and walk around the house. Don't be too quick to set it down, he always notices.

Blanket - A friend gave us an Aden + Anais swaddle blanket. It is big, light weight, and works like a charm. Jackson just likes to have his bottom swaddled, keeps his hands up at his face, just like his womb pictures. :)

Wee Gallery Art Cards for Baby – Another gift, I thought these cards were kind of cheesy. Jackson begs to differ, the whole black & white contrast thing is apparently very mesmerizing.

Gym mat play thingy – see above.

Diaper Caddy - Great to keep up with diapers, wipes, nail clippers, nose clearers, etc. Ours stay in the den where we do most of the changing.

Pack & Play – So quick and easy to set up and take down. I recommend this exact one for any road trips.

Pampers Diapers – We still buy whatever diapers are on sale or that we have coupons for. But, Pampers are the best fitting. I said I was going to try some cloth diapers… eventually. Any suggestions?

Medela breast pump – This thing is expensive and I hated to buy it, but it works great. Easy to use if I ever want to try and store up a little milk so someone else can feed him. (maybe a date night… hinthint) Do you remember that cheer – Hey ladies, yeah, are you ready, yeah, to P-U-M-P, pump, pump, pump, pump, it up. Always gets stuck in my head when I use this.

August 20, 2010

Try this out for some cool useless information about your baby's name! -
AND my brothers name is Clinton Frederick, how crazy is that...

JACKSON is the most popular name in USA (... 414.lyn , 415.julio , 416.jackson , 417.clinton , 418.frederic...). One in every 2,194 Americans are named as JACKSON and popularity of name JACKSON is 455.71 people per million.

If we compare the popularity statistics of JACKSON to USA's population statistics, we can estimate that as ofAugust.19.2010 14:02 there are 141,279 people named as JACKSON in the United States and the number of JACKSON's are increasing by 1,198 people every year.

Usage of jackson as a middle name is much more common than its usage as a first name. The sum of alphabetical order of letters in JACKSON is 73 and this makes JACKSON arithmetic buddies with words likeCrafty, Graceful, Charming, Comely, Dainty, Focused, Sexy, Perfect, Sincere, Shrew, Bloody

August 19, 2010


I wrote a really long post yesterday and 'blogger' decided to not work and erased everything. I don't feel like writing it again and Jackson is not in the mood to just chill right now, but he sure is cute -
I like tummy time and think I will like it a lot when I can sleep on my stomach!

August 14, 2010


This morning I saw a glowing girl, baby bump in full effect, browsing through the isles at Target. I smiled remembering a few months ago that was me. A part of me missed it, that unknown to come. What will this little boy look like? How will he act? I never read that baby book! Do I have everything I need? Diapers, wipes, onesies, blankets, monitor, swing, bouncy seat, stroller, etc, etc. All of this stuff, but everyone was right, all you need is love. Every single day I am still amazed that I am a mother.

August 11, 2010

da beach

The beach was a welcome 'break' from mommyland. There were numerous helping hands and we all got in some good snoozing, walking, beaching, and delicious eating. Jackson had record breaking night time sleeping and it is becoming a trend! He also did a lot of chilling in the swing that is grandparents bought. He has an awesome swing at home that he refuses to sit in?! I will not give in, I am going to try and sneak put him in there while he is sleeping.

Fabulous Farris Family Beach Trip
straight chillin

August 10, 2010

birthday wishes

Happy Happy 18th Birthday to the best sister I could ask for and THE BEST snuggler Jackson could ever dream of. They have already spent countless hours of curl up on the couch time. Everyone says Natalie and I look just alike, this makes me feel all pretty on the inside and out.

August 4, 2010

shark week

We are headed to the beach this evening for a long weekend with all of Charlie's family! I mistakingly watched a few minutes of shark week while feeding Jackson last night. (i know you aren't supposed to watch tv while feeding, 'bonding time,' but really?!) I learned in an attack you punch them in the nose as that is where they are most sensitive and then swim like a mad woman to shore. I have been playing Baywatch with my brother and sisters ever since I was a little kid so we should be safe.

August 2, 2010

they see me rollin they hatin...

Our family got a new ride. It is no Swagger Wagon, but we will still be ridin' dirty in this humongous billboard. I think I know what I will have for lunch.