Thursday, May 27, 2010

The best

Jackson and Lila have the best uncles. Really. These guys are so good with them. They play soccer, T-ball and Frisbee with Jackson and go along with all of this other antics as well. This was the first weekend that Lila met her Uncle Scott.

Seems like she likes him pretty well. She just stared at him for the longest time. So cute.

Big Bro didn't want to miss a beat either, so he jumped in for a quick pic.

Uncle Andrew just moved back to town and Jackson has LOVED having him around. Miss Lila is already a big fan.

After both Uncles had their turns holding Lila, Jackson had his turn. This usually lasts about 30 seconds and then he hollers "done!" It's a good idea to be near because he hops down shortly thereafter and runs off to do something else. Hard to believe that pretty soon Lila will be running right behind him.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Last Day of School

Today was Jackson's last day of school. He had a fun-filled day in store and was ready to get there this morning. They had a petting zoo, bounce houses and McDonalds for lunch. Pretty much a dream day for kiddos!

Posing for me before he went to school this morning. He insisted that baby sister also be in the picture:)

Such a cute smile--he was so very excited!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Roadtrip to Houston

Uncle Andrew graduated from Law School this past weekend, so we packed up the car and headed down to Houston for the big occassion. The kids did fantastic and were such awesome little road warriors!! We stayed with our friends Danny and Kelly, who were sweet enough to take us all in.

The girls before going out to dinner

Then big brother wanted to jump in for some pics.

This is such a new thing--he wants to be in the picture, smiles for the camera and kind of poses for it, too:)

We ate at Lupe Tortilla and it was Miss Lila's first time at a restuarant. As you can see, she thought it was a great time to take a nap.

I asked J to get in a pic with Kelly and Danny. He ran over there but had to have a little space in between them for some reason. Their friendship had yet to be solidified by games of hide and seek and soccer.

Lupe Tortilla had a really big kids play area complete with sand. I didn't think we were ever going to get Jackson out of there. Afterall, he was super busy building his first sand castle.

Somehow we lured him away, though, and got this pic of the Hays Fam after dinner.

When we got back to Danny and Kelly's house that night the games began. Hide and Seek was the chosen game and all of the adults took turns looking for Jackson. He cracked us up because he was such a good hider. He never made a peep. This time I guess he thought that if he hid his eyes no one could see him. He stayed like this a good 5 minutes! Too funny.

The next morning we got up and went over to Carol and Rob's house for some more visits. Jared was the only one who actually attended the graduation ceremony that day. The rest of us stayed and played at their casa.

I put on Lila's UT bloomers just for Carol so we had to get a picture with them in it. It was so fun seeing all our friends and we are very excited for Andrew and his big accomplishment!
Way to go Uncle Andy!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wacky Wednesday

Silly pictures of the kids

So happy with himself!

Being "Baby Jackson"

Just look at that smile...he knows what a goose he's being:)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Tummy Time

Lila is such a content little baby. Tummy time? Sure!

"That's cool by me."

Of course, she's also just as stoked about lying on her back. Hallelujah for this easy baby!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Farmer Jack

This past Wednesday was Farmer day at Jackson's school. They asked for the kids to dress up like a farmer or farm animal. We opted for the much easier farmer.

He does look cute, if I do say so myself. We walked into school with him singing, "Old McJackson had a farm E-I-E-I-O!" Such a goose.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

This weekend we had lots of fun celebrating Mother's Day. On Saturday my mom and I went to Breadwinners for brunch and then got our nails done. We do get to see each other a lot, but rarely without kids. This was such a treat! Yesterday my two favorite guys treated me to donuts and starbucks in the morning and then Jackson, mom and I went to church. Afterwards, we came home for a yummy lunch from Babe's with Boom, Jared and Miss Lila.

Jackson's idea on what we should do for the picture.
Doesn't my mom look fab?!

Sweet boy

Daddo said something funny and got J to really smile:)

Finally my sweet baby girl woke up, was happy AND let me put a bow in her hair! Such a little doll. So precious.

During the afternoon Jared and Jackson were hard at work. They worked in the kitchen for a good hour and a half--Jackson helping the whole time on his step stool--making a corn casserole and dessert. We went over to Memaw and Poppy's house for dinner and had delicious cheeseburgers grilled by my hubby. The guys did such a good job at making us feel appreciated. They even bought some wine for the evening. Very nice. Thank you!

I feel so honored to be Jackson and Lila's mom. It is hard work, no doubt about that, but they have brought us so much joy and are worth every stressful moment and sleepless night.

I hope everyone had a fun mother's day and felt the love big time!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

1 month old

Hard to believe, but Lila is one month old today. I have a feeling I'm going to be saying the same thing a year from now. Time really does fly once you have kids. My mom was so right.

To commemorate this big day, I told Lila we needed to snap some pics. I picked her out a coordinating bow for the occasion and you can just see what a big hit that was. She may not be a girly girl, but I'm not going to give up just yet!

See how much happier she was without it on? Oh well.

Also hard to imagine that she will be a toddler very soon--Jackson looks so huge to me here!

Pretending to be asleep just like baby sister.

Pursing those sweet little lips...

and finally looking at the camera! I was so stoked to get this pic--she is one tough cookie to photograph. Happy 1 month birthday, Lila Grace. We love you!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Sunday afternoon

This past Sunday afternoon was such a treat. Jackson decided to help his dad out with some yardwork, which was weed pulling this day...

the kid loves anything that involves work!

Then he moved on to cleaning the pool. I doubt we'll ever need to hire a pool man.

While they were outside, Lila and I hung out inside for the most part. During her nap I did come outside to read some in my book. In my shorts! And I got some sun on my lily white legs and arms. Hallelujah!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Lila's newborn photo shoot

When Lila was a mere 6 days old, we went over to Taylor's house for her newborn photo shoot. She did so well and Taylor was able to get lots of great pics. As a mom who had a boy the first time, I adored getting to dress her up--tutus, bows and all! Here's her deliciously sweet birth announcement.

You can check out all of her pictures at Taylor's website: The password is lila. Thanks again, Taylor for all of these wonderful pictures. We will cherish them.

Housebound no more!

Hooray! Yesterday we ended our housebound stint and attended a small get-together at a neighbor's house. We were able to get ready and leave the house only 5 minutes late!

Jackson wanted to take this doll with us, but I told him I thought that baby could stay at home. He usually picks a different stuffed animal every few days to tote around and this one was it yesterday. I'm all for raising a sensitive male, but I gotta draw the line at taking baby dolls out in public!

When I told him that the baby couldn't go, he put her down and picked up this car.
Much better! The four boys played so well together. We look forward to lots of outings this summer:)

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