Monday, June 30, 2008

Beep Beep!

Yesterday afternoon Jackson and I went over to visit his Grandma and Grandpa Hays. We took a little dip in the pool and had a really nice evening just enjoying their backyard.

Here's Jackson with his Grandma--she let him play with the waterhose, which he LOVES, and even water some of her flowers.

Jackson in his new float. How cool is this car?!

He's going to be such a good driver--look at that concentration!

It even has a little horn on the steering wheel. Too cute:)

Monday, June 23, 2008

Playtime for all

We had so much fun this past weekend. Jared and I took two other couples up to Lake Texoma and had a total blast. Jackson stayed at our house with my parents and had at least as much fun as we did. Here is my dad crawling through Jackson's tunnel on Friday night!

Somehow he didn't get stuck...pretty darn amazing, I think!

As you can see, Jackson was very amused by Boom Paw's antics.

Jackson also got to spend lots of time with his cousin Madison. She's already two months old! Here they are in front of our house.

The girls just chillin' on the lake. The weather was perfect, the water was warm...all in all a fantastic time.

The guys on the boat with their new bandanas. Just getting started on the first day...

Here's Jared doing a little jig to celebrate the awesomeness of his skiing. He did so good!

Alex doing a backflip into the water...also quite impressive!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Happy Father's Day

In the words of my husband, "what a fantastic day." We had such a great time celebrating Father's Day with his dad, my dad and both families. Everyone came over to our house for some hamburgers on the grill and fun in the sun. We are so blessed to have such wonderful people in our lives. Here's a picture of Jared the day he joined "the Dad club."

Minutes after Jackson was born--what an awesome day.

Last year on Father's Day--Jackson was 4 months old and just developing his hilarious personality.

Father's Day 2008--my two guys. So adorable it makes my heart melt:)

Jackson had just grabbed some tasty icing right before this picture--guess he likes cookie cake as much as the rest of us!

My Papaw (mom's dad) also came over yesterday, so we had 4 generations to celebrate with.

The Hays boys. Jackson really enjoyed getting to see his two uncles. The night before he "helped" them put together a grill for their dad. Jackson was right in the middle of all of the grill parts, handing them tools and lovin' every minute of it.

Jumping off the side of the spa to Uncle Andrew. He's getting very daring these days--he actually ran off into the pool without any warning yesterday. Thank goodness he went towards my mom so she caught him!

Swimming to Grandpa Hays. This kid is such a little waterbug.

Having fun with Boom Paw.

Relaxing to the max with Gran Gran and her shades:)

Kissing baby Madison--her swimsuit said Hula Honey on it. Too cute!

Monday, June 9, 2008

We've come a long way, baby

This past Saturday we had our 10 year class reunion. It's so hard to believe that we graduated in 1998! That sounds like it was such a long time ago and yet it doesn't feel that way AT ALL! We had a two part day--the first was a picnic in the park.

Here's Jackson and Judah hanging with the big boys. There was a fun bounce house, different toys and a really big playground, but Jackson was content with his chips and ice!

Ok, so we weren't exactly high school sweethearts, but we both had crushes on each other for a large majority of our school days:) I've known this boy since we were 10 years old. That's 18 whole years! I knew back then (actually, my mom pointed it out first) what a great catch he was going to be some day. I am so thankful that we ended up together. As a former classmate of mine put it, "good call!" I think so, too:)

Hanging out on the patio listening to some rockin' 90s jams by DJ Rick

Me and Letty--we cheered together all through middle school. She now has 4 kids! I thought my world was crazy.

Me and John--he was my bellguard our senior year. Such a great guy...he never once dropped me during kick-off!

Towards the end of the night. "The Minx" was in full-effect by this point.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Hooray for Gym Time!

This past Wednesday was the last day of our Little Gym class for the semester. Family is invited to come see how the kiddos have progressed and so my mom, sister and neice were all there. Jackson had such a great time and really hammed it up for his audience!

Here we are about to go under the parachute--Jackson loves this now, as you can tell by his big ol' smile:)

Hanging from the bars all by himself--he hung for about 5 seconds! I was so impressed!

Going through the little obstacle course thingy--such a champ.

Very proud of himself for rotating all the way around the bar.

Getting his medal from Miss Laura.

Being quite the cheeseball for the group picture. We were really impressed that they all stayed put so that we could get some pics. Thanks, little ones:)

The Greatness of Sunday

This past Sunday was exactly what Jared and I have dreamed about since we got married. We always envisioned having a great backyard with a pool and being able to spend Sunday afternoons with our friends or family. Jared has been super busy at work for what seems like forever and usually has to work during the weekend. He decided to stay home on Sunday, though, and we were so glad that he did--what a perfect way to spend a beautiful day.

This was Jackson's first time in the water this summer. He was a little unsure at first, but got accustomed to it very quickly.

Soon he was "jumping" off the spa ledge and into his daddy's arms.

I think it's safe to say that he will be a little fish before we know it. We start swim lessons next week and I am really looking forward to that.

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