Sunday, September 28, 2008

Daddy's dream come true

Yesterday afternoon I had a wedding shower to go to, so Jared was on Jackson duty. When I got home, I found both of them upstairs watching the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. It was so cute.

Jackson was sitting on the couch next to his daddy, sharing goldfish, and cheering on the Deacs. I know Jared was just in heaven:)

We just got Jackson's Wake Forest t-shirt in the mail on Friday, so he got to wear it during the game. Even though they didn't win, he still looked way cool, and I know his daddy got a huge kick out of it.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

So cool!

My sister ordered a onesie for Miss Madison and it arrived in the mail today. She wouldn't tell me what the surprise was, and instead insisted that I come over to see it. My curiosity was definitely peaked...

Imagine my excitement when she unveiled this hilarious personalized outfit. It's a little hard to see it in this picture, but it reads "If you think I'm cute, you should see my Aunt Crystal." sweet. She ordered it from I checked out their site and found all kinds of cool things. Just wanted to share.

Family Pics

Here are some family pictures we took earlier this week. I thought they turned out so cute and wanted to share them with y'all.

Just us three

Jackson with his Gran Gran and Grandma. I absolutely love this picture!

All the Hays boys. Jackson was so happy he got to be in this picture:)

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

BBQ chips..breakfast of champions

Yes, that's right. My child ate BBQ chips for breakfast this morning. He started out healthy, drinking a nice tall glass of milk. It went downhill from there, though. I gave him a slice of coffee cake. Something that he told me was "yummy" just yesterday. Today he just shook his head no and started throwing it on the floor. Then I made him some french toast...something else he usually scarfs down. No luck with that either.

A few minutes after I had given up, I found him over in the pantry. I figured he'd grab some gold fish or other snack that he normally gets. I was wrong...

Instead, he grabbed a half-eaten bag of BBQ potato chips and started chowing down. Oh well, at least it's calories for his little belly. Goodness knows he burns plenty of them during the day. Last night he ran around for a solid 3 hours! Like Jared said, "that's a marathon!" Yes it is and our child actually has THAT much energy:)

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Worker Bee

Jackson is such the little worker bee these days. Give him a broom, swiffer or mop and he will go to town. This work ethic also applies to the outdoors. After breakfast this morning, we went out back to enjoy the nice weather. Jackson ran around for a little bit, but quickly found a tool and went to work.

Concentrating so hard on cleaning the pool.

He even inspired his dad to do a little pool work:)

Such good father/son bonding time.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Go Cowboys!

Cowboys 41, Eagles 37
What a thriller!
We cheered the Cowboys onto victory last night and it was so fun. Tony Romo had the cutest little fan...

Hanging out in Dad's recliner, holding Dad's remote

How 'bout them Cowboys!

"Tony" hanging out in Jackson's recliner

"Tony" being mischievious and getting such a kick out of getting caught:)

Monday, September 15, 2008

Little Goofball

We are LOVING this nice, fall weather! Hooray for 75 degrees! We took Jackson to Firewheel mall last night and really enjoyed strolling around. He had so much fun in the little play area.

One of the big boys on the train

Arggghhh! He loves climbing through tunnels and hollering while he does it.

Hi Dad!

Such a silly goose--wearing Gran Gran's reading glasses today...he's also sporting beads. He likes to put as many on as possible. Go figure.

Such the cool cat in Aunt Colleen's sunglasses, and yes, he is in Madison's exersaucer. She was napping at the time, so we thought it was ok. It actually kept him stationary for a few minutes, which was so nice.

Sunday, September 14, 2008


This afternoon Jared asked me to rub his shoulders for a few minutes. Of course, Jackson saw it as an opportunity to "help" me out and jumped in on the action immediately. He literally came running across the room and grabbed onto his daddy's shoulders.

Then the monkey business started...

and there was no turning back.

So much for a nice, relaxing shoulder rub:)

Sunday, September 7, 2008

I just must have a little girl one day!

I mean, really, does it get any cuter than this? I love, love, love headbands on little girls and the tutu just completes this precious outfit.

Madison posing in her new chair that a friend gave her this week.

I see some photo shoots in your future, little girl:)

Such a big help

It was time for Madison to have her bottle the other night and Jackson told us that he wanted to give it to her. So we let him:) He really impressed me!

He climbed up on the couch and got situated, then we laid Madison in his lap. She wasn't sure what was going on, but as soon as she saw that bottle everything was just hunky dorey with her.

"Hey mom, am I doing this right?"

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Is it bad....

that my child only ate cheetos for lunch today? He did have a nice lunch of spaghetti o's ahead of him, but he dumped them all on the kitchen floor when he decided to unlatch the highchair tray. Bummer. After that all I could get him to eat was cheetos. I agree, they are mighty delicious. After he ate about half he started putting them back in the bag. This would have all been well and good except for the fact that he would bite off part of the cheeto and then put the other half in the bag. Not so appetizing after that.

Is it bad that he had to amuse himself with an empty diaper box? He had a good old time getting in and out of this contraption. Now, he only has about 50 toys to play with, but for some reason none of them were near as enticing as the box. Go figure....

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Labor Day Weekend

We spent the holiday weekend in Charleston, South Carolina for the first annual get-together with Jared's college friends. We stayed at a beach house with two other couples and really enjoyed our time there. There were 9 adults, two kids and one more that will make his appearance very soon. Here are some highlights from the weekend.

Right after we got there it was time to hit the pool. Here we are with Turner and Bethany. Both boys really liked the pool:)

After a good lunch--Jackson looks so grown up to me in this pic.

Jared and his buddies just chillin' in the pool.

Jackson (with his mop) and Jared with the Denning boys and Bell boys (Brian and Jen are having a baby in two months).

Jackson showing off his new clubs.

Playing peek-a-boo behind the curtains

Jackson chasing Jared on the beach

Catching a ride from his daddy

Enjoying a boat ride in the harbor

The whole gang on the boat.

After dinner one night--Jackson refused to look at the camera because he was so intrigued with the man singing outside on the patio.

Playing in the sprinkler

Flying his first kite

Lounging for a few seconds with me on this awesome float

Jumping off to his dada...I think he did this at least 30 times! Jared was worn out!

The pool scene

Dinner at the Boat Shack...some great seafood. Why does it taste so much better when you're at the ocean?

Strolling around King Street for a little bit of shopping before we left.

We had such a great time. Thanks again, Dennings, for hosting everyone. Can't wait to do it again next year:)

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