I said this prayer throughout my childhood before dinner with my family. It is simple but gets straight to the heart of the matter. During our busy lives I appreciate the little moments when we stop and thank God. I am so thankful for this past year, it has been my best yet.
I cannot believe it but Jackson is 6 months old today, as in half a year old, as in 6 more months he will be 1! What happened to the time? I wasn't sleeping that is for sure... He had his doctors appointment today and I diagnosed him with pretty much perfect. He weighed 21 lbs 9 ounces (97%), 27.8 inches (90%) and he is appropriately growing a big ol' head 18 inches (92%). He is the perfect size for snuggling and loves for his momma to hold him while he sucks his thumb and strokes the back of my hair. I am loving this age! We celebrated the big 6 months at Dick's Hotdog Stand! His mom and dad put in many fun hours of work here.
hmmmmmm, mamaaamaamaaa, mmmmm, mamamamaaa... This is what Jackson says when he is hungry, I'll take it! He is eating almost as well as he is spitting up. Still only had pureed goodness. I have thought about giving him something solid but he shoves everything down his throat so it makes me nervous. He did have some licks of his dad's strawberry fruit bar and was amazed! I am thinking of giving him some for real sweet potatoes (as in the Pioneer Woman Soul Sweet 'Taters) next week for Thanksgiving! In the spirit of Thanksgiving I think Jackson and I will watch some football and make this Mocha-Pecan Mud Pie today and see if it last till Thursday...
Attention: anyone with a Facebook account! Log on, go to “Cat Wilborne Photography” and like her page. Then go to her holiday photo album contest and vote for Jackson by liking the picture. The winner gets a free photoshoot and my baby deserves it! If he doesn’t win, he might have to sit through another painful Christmas card photoshoot with his mom, like this one…
When we were little my brother would dress up in his superman pajamas and fly around the house, only answering to 'thuperman.' He was very serious about this, even locking himself in our neighbors bedroom, only coming out when my mom came over and begged 'superman' to come out. The best part about it -atleast to his older sister- is he had been in there long enough to crap on the floor... (now I can really see if Clint reads the blog like he says he does) Jackson still has a while until he appreciates the Man of Steel, but ain't he just the cutest...
I have refused to get Jackson any sort of 'stationary entertainer.' They take up so much space and give me ADHD just looking at them. We are also trying to sell our house (let me know if you know of anyone looking to move to the RDU area!) and these things are not easily stuffed under the bed or thrown in my car. Plus he is currently much more interested in a cup or bottle than anything else. Well, Jackson's grandma got word of this, heaven forbid he doesn't have one. So we compromised with the Baby Trend Walker, it really looks pretty dumpy compared to everything else. But... it folds up nicely and he is loving it! He can scoot around a little but mostly focuses on getting one of those bears into his mouth.
Charlie and my brother Clint have owned and operated the Jersey Mike's of Chapel Hill for 1 year today! I am so proud of them. I do not know many people who enjoy going to 'work' as much as Charlie does every single day. Last year at this time I was just getting comfortable telling everyone that I was pregnant. I was still super cautious and made Charlie heat up all my deli meat and would not think of having a drop of caffeine. Now I am pounding down some coffee and wondering if lunch at 10:45am in acceptable. I sure hope Jackson likes subs!
A little coupon love (since I know the owner and all...)
I had forgotten that you need to be atleast 3 years old to really appreciate Halloween. Jackson kept his hotdog costume on for approximately 60 seconds before having a mild freak attack. Maybe next year we can cut some holes for the legs and give it another shot.
Hey, I'm Rebekah. My true loves are my smokin' hot husband, sweet baby boys, wonderfully huge family, warm weather, charles shaw, choc. chip cookies, kanki, dj's, Sundays, the beach, Jersey Mike's Subs!!, Greta, and all things baby boy!
Here is a little peak into my life and the sweet baby boys that have surely changed my world. I have been blessed.
ps - I am no expert on anything. Everything here is my own opinion and my own pictures unless otherwise stated. Please do not use any of my photos unless you have contacted me.