This past weekend my sweet friends gave me and Lila a baby shower. It was so nice and really got me that much more excited about being able to finally meet her in a few weeks!
I am so lucky to be blessed with such great friends.
Lila got so many adorable presents...like this embroidered bib
and precious hot pink miniature tutu. Thanks, Dale!
She also got this awesome Bevo hooded towel from one of my college roommates.
Thanks, Carol! Maybe she'll decide to check out Austin one day, too.
Gigi gave me this beautiful diaper bag--it's so pretty I'm kind of afraid to put baby stuff in it! I'm sure I'll get over that, though. I had been searching high and low for one that I really liked and now that search is over. Thanks, Gigi.
Miss Lila also got this big hot pink and black tutu--ha! I see many photo shoots in her future.
Thank you so much to everyone who came to celebrate with me. I love all of you and can't wait until Lila is able to meet y'all.
Jackson went to his 3 year check-up this past Monday. We have a new pediatrician and both of us are big fans. He did so good! I was such a proud Mom. He has grown up so much this past year and is really fun to be around...most of the time! He's got a fantastic personality, but can be a bit shy around people he doesn't know. Once he warms up, though, there's no holding him back. He is very excited about the upcoming arrival of his baby sister and we can't wait to see how he will be with her. He promises me that he will "rock her, hold her, feed her, sing to her and lay down on the floor with her." So sweet. Let's just hope he doesn't try to carry her somewhere...I can totally see that one coming!
Here are his stats: Weight: 35 lbs (75th %) Height: 39.5 inches (90 - 95%) Blood Pressure: 84/52 (they said this was perfect...who knew?) Memory: Excellent--the kid has an unbelievable memory. It's seriously better than mine sometimes:) ABCs: Knows almost all of them Numbers: Can count to 15 with only 1 or 2 mistakes Colors: Knows them all but sometimes confuses orange/yellow and brown/black Shapes: Identified a circle, x, rectangle and triangle for the doc Potty training: Coming along! We have made great progress in this area recently. The only issue now is getting him to go when I'm not there. He'll do it at school, but otherwise, I must be present! Hopefully we'll get this mastered BEFORE Lila gets here.
Jackson had a very big day yesterday, to say the least. He went to school from 9 - 2, where he got to celebrate with his friends and eat cupcakes. After school, I picked him up and we continued a day filled with Jackson-friendly adventures. First, we went to the carwash.
The kid loves it and mama's car was really dirty.
Then we headed on over to Collin Creek Mall to ride the train. Gigi went with us and while this was the only item on our agenda at the mall, we ended up finding lots of fun things to do. Jackson saw the Disney store and promptly led Gigi into it. He came out with two stuffed animals; Woody from Toy Story and Donald Duck. After a little shopping for him at The Children's place we couldn't resist picking up some cookies at The Great American Cookie Co.
On our way back home, we picked up Maddie from school and then headed over to Gigi's for some swing set fun. These two little rugrats had a blast running all over their big backyard, climbing and sliding.
A little while later we met both sets of grandparents at Chuck E Cheese. Here's Madison enjoying the balloon ride.
Jackson insisted on hopping up onstage with Chuck E.
Then it was time to get down to business. He loves the "water game" and was so serious while showing his daddy how to play it.
On to one of J's other loves...cheese pizza!
And then of course, the big cupcake with candles. Notice how Maddie is licking her lips! She can't wait to get to that dessert!
Gigi and Memaw both got in on the party hat fun, too. That tongue's still hanging out!
But alas, the birthday boy didn't want chocolate cake, so he switched over to the white cupcakes that I brought! After dessert, he got to open some really cool presents. Of course, he wanted to take them all out of the boxes AT Chuck E Cheese. We convinced him it was best to wait till we got home:)
And that's just what we did the minute we walked in the door. His dad and I got him this guitar and microphone. They were quite the duo on their stage!
Thanks fam for celebrating with us. We can't wait for the big party on Saturday!
I could hardly believe it myself, but Jared actually didn't have to go to work today. His office only closes if DISD does, so when I saw that info on the news last night I got so excited. We had such a great day together and I tried to catch the highlights. It seriously felt like a dreamland and we soaked up all the fun we could with the beautiful snow.
After Jackson saw his daddy put on ski goggles, he insisted on doing the same. His head is so big, they pretty much fit!
Jackson's request for the day was for us to make a "really, really, really big snowman." Now, he didn't say anything about him participating in that! Jackson was content to eat some snow...
while his daddy worked hard at that big snowman! I thought Jared was about to fall over before he set this down.
Jackson did come around after he finished his appetizer of snow and began "helping" a little bit.
Ta Da! I was so impressed.
After lunch we got word that lots of people were sledding down the big hill at our neighborhood firestation. Of course we had to go check it out. We thought Jackson would just love it. Not so much...at least not at first. It took quite a bit of coaxing just to get him to sit on the sled!
I trapsed all the way down the hill with the hope that Jackson would sled down it towards me.
After a few more deliberating moments, they were off!
Great success! He loved it!
We all enjoyed just being outside...
and even got a special treat when these horses went galloping by!
Before it was time to go home, J went back to his favorite winter activity--snow eating.