Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone! We had a rocky start but ending up having a wonderful holiday weekend! Poor Jackson has been quite sick recently. The week before Easter, he was diagnosed with pneumonia and placed on antibiotics. He got much better rather quickly, but then Wednesday before we were supposed to leave for Chicago, he respiked a fever. After much discussion between Greg and I and the pediatrician, we decided to go for the trip and added another antibiotic. Jackson did great the whole flight and drive to my sister's, but about 5 minutes before we got to her house, Jackson started vomiting. I felt so bad and thought we might have made a mistake in coming. Aunt Sarah so kindly picked up his medicine and we gave him his first dose that night. He slept like a champ and the next morning was ready to go! After the second dose of antibiotic, he was afebrile and back to his old self again! Yay! We had such a wonderful weekend with my sister and Jackson's cousins. Jackson and Nathan were two peas in a pod! Greg and I even got to get all dressed up to go to my good friend Meeta's wedding in downtown Chicago. I got to see some great friends that I hadn't seen in a while and we had a blast! This first picture is Jackson in his Atlanta Easter outfit on Palm Sunday. He got all dressed up and refused to take it off the rest of the day! He is already a southern boy!

Dressed in his Sunday best! Thanks Aunt Glo!!

Jackson and Nathan in their Lightning McQueen beds! We tried to get Jackson to sleep up there with the kids, but he is not quite ready. He loved laying on it though and watching cartoons with Nathan!

This bed is the greatest!

All dressed up for the wedding! We had so much fun!!

Easter morning! The Easter bunny visited Aunt Sarah's house and left Easter baskets and Easter eggs for an Easter egg hunt. This is the kids patiently waiting before the hunt began!

It didn't take long for Jackson to remember this game!

Look mommy! Look mommy! Jackson holding his eggs and his Lighting McQueen Easter basket.

Showing off all their goodies!

The first day home was pretty chilly and rainy, but the rest of the weekend was absolutely beautiful! After collecting all the egss, the kids went outside and played with bubbles. Katie taught Jackson how to run with the wand to make the bubbles. So much fun!

Easter lunch at Grandmas! My Aunt Patty is very creative and the Queen of projects! This year Jackson got to join in the festivities. He made an Easter egg magnet, an egg bunny, and a chick figure. Jackson didn't want to show off his work initially, so I had to get daddy to do it.

Finally! Holding his masterpieces!!

Great Grandma knows best! Nothing like some goldfish to warm him up!!

Orcutt Family pic!

Nesmith family pic! We have taken pictures on this couch for years! It is so funny to look back and see my mom and dad holding me and my sisters on this couch for a pic, and now here I am on the same couch with my own family. Thanks Aunt Patty for always insisting on family pictures!!

Nothing like a picture with a mouth full of goldfish.

Bye Bye Aunt Sarah! Thanks for an amazing weekend and we can't wait to see you all again in July!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Oh boy!!

What a great week! We have had so much fun playing outside and enjoying the beautiful spring weather!! We had a wonderful visit with Andrew, Greg's high school friend. Whenever Andrew comes into town, there always needs to be a project. The project this time was leveling part of our yard and preparing it for sod. 18 tons of dirt later, we are ready to lay the sod next week! Since it was spring break, Andrew got the pleasure of watching Jackson one morning, while Greg and I went to work. Jackson had the best time and that night said "I love my Andrew. He is my buddy." It was so funny!! We are really getting excited for Easter. We are going to spend the holiday with my family and can't wait to see Aunt Sarah, Uncle Mike, Katie, and Nathan! Jackson is so excited to go on Easter egg hunts and to get candy from the Easter bunny! This first picture was an Easter bunny that Jackson got a little early. Delicious!!

Jackson and daddy putting together his Percy puzzle.

I love chocolate!!

Here is the massive pile of dirt that was delivered to our house. Jackson had the best time running up and down the dirt mountain!

King of the mountain!!

I made it mommy!

Running down the mountain. After we finished playing in the dirt, we got to put our feet in the kitchen sink to wash them off. Jackson thought that was quite a treat, and it turned quickly into a splashing game! Once he realized he got to wash his feet it they got dirty, he was quick to run right back out to dirt mountain. He would run up and down it and say "Let's wash our feet".

One of Jackson's favorite things to!

I think we may have a future soccer player!

GOAL!!! (He certainly has the dramatic role of the game mastered)


This last picture is Jackson showing me the ant that he had crawling on his arm. He kept picking them up and saying "OOOH".