Today I took Jackson to St. Luke's Methodist Church to take pictures of him in the pumpkins. I still hope to get together with some of my girlfriends and their kiddos to go back to the oil ranch that we went to last year. Jackson would have so much fun there this year now that he is walking and can really enjoy all of the activities. So for now here are a few pictures I took today!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Has it really been a year? Time has flown by... I guess because we have been having so much fun with our sweet little boy! This year has been the most rewarding, amazing, hard, happy, tiring, busiest year of my life! We have so much to be thankful for and I am so grateful to my husband and sweet sweet baby for making my life what it is today! I can remember holding Jackson for the fist time in my arms and how incredible it felt.
Jackson's birthday was Friday so we threw him a party on Saturday at Grandpa and Nona's (Jason's dad and step mom). The part was a lot of work but I think it all came together quite well! We grilled burgers and hot dogs and had a bunch of dips out for people to snack on. We went over and beyond on the dessert table... check it out!
Jenn made sugar cookies... they are more orange than pink! Jenn and her friend Whitney are going into the baking business in Austin!
I bought this owl on Etsy and currently use it at home to hold my wooden spoons and spatulas
I made the cake (I'm sure you can tell) and Jenn made the owl to sit on top out of fondant
It turned out really cute! She made the sugar cookies to match Jackson's candle
rice crispy owl pops covered in chocolate
I had these canvas's printed and thought they would be great to display at his party
I made the birthday banner out of card stock
How cute is my angel
Cute little cousins
Happy birthday to my sweet boy!
Grandpa and Grandma... or as Taylor likes to saw Paw Paw and Mi Maw
Nona... that's Italian for grandma for those who don't know
Aunt Leesa, Aunt Sabrina, and Uncle Travis
Jackson and his second cousin Nolan
Adrian (our neighbor), Taylor, and Nash (Tori's son)
he did a pretty good job on that cake!
Looks like daddy is hoping to get a bite
Just about done
going for a ride with Aunt Leesa in his new wagon from Granny Nanny
What a great first birthday! Thank you so much to those who came!!!!
Thursday, July 7, 2011
We have been busy bees around here! I quit working part time and now am staying home with Jackson. I am still working for my self on the project in the Bahamas which is keeping me very busy! We are in the furnishing stage right now so I've been selecting a lot of furniture, bedding, and everything else that goes along with making a house look like a home! I'm leaving in a few days to go back to the Bahamas to see how the house is looking and to check out some of the furniture that has been shipped.
So now that I am staying at home full time my days consist of going to the gym, playing with Jackson, working while he is napping. So far I am happy with my decision to stay at home with him. I thought that I might miss being among adults a few days a week but I think getting out and going to the gym has helped a lot!
We have seen a lot of my sister and Taylor the past month. My mom and I went to Austin for a visit while Paul's mom was in town. Then Jenn came to Houston for our friend Maygan and Kyle's couple's shower. Jenn was in charge of baking cupcakes and man were they amazing!!!! Jenn and her friend Whitney are going into the baking business in Austin and I am so excited for them! They are both very talented and I think they will be very successful! Then Jason had to go to Vegas for another bachelor party so Jackson and I went to Austin for 5 days to hang out. So see... we have been busy!