Monday, February 27, 2012

Sweet brothers!!

Sweet brothers!! I just can't say enough how wonderful Jackson is at being a big brother. He loves Beckett so much and always wants to touch him or kiss him. If he cries, he will run to me and say "Mommy, Beckett needs you!" If I am cooking dinner or busy, he will run over to him and say "It's okay and rock him." The other day, Paola told Jackson that she was going to take Beckett home with her and if that was okay. Jackson ran over to me and said "Mommy, Paolo is not taking Beckett with her, is she?" I asked him if he wanted her to take him and he said, "She can't take my baby!" It was so cute!!! We made a big purchase this week and bought a Bob double jogging stroller. Since the weather has been so nice, we have been able to use it quite a lot this week. Both kids love it! We also have some wonderful news in that my sister had her little girl Coraline Elizabeth on 2/21. She was 7 pounds 10 ounces and 19.25 inches. She has a head full of hair and couldn't be cuter! I showed Jackson a picture of her and he said "Awww, she's cute". I can't wait to hold her in a couple of weeks! I am also so excited to say that Beckett has started smiling! There is nothing sweeter than seeing that first smile!! Melts my heart!!!!

Welcome to the world Coraline!!

Jackson entertaining his brother. He is such a big helper!!

Future soccer stud? Jackson loves to put on his daddy's shin guards!!

Cozy :)

Jackson LOVES giving his brother kisses!!

Jackson is getting to be such a big boy that a few weeks ago we started a chores chart for him. You can see that he has 6 things on his chart and each time he does one, he gets a sticker. At the end of the day, we count up his stickers and he gets a quarter for each sticker. He then has 3 piggy, church, jackson. He has to put 1 quarter in his save bank, 1 in his give to the church bank, and the rest for himself. He gets very excited and loves putting them in his banks! If you can see, today he already has 3 stickers on his potty chart. I think we have finally turned the potty corner because Jacskon has now pooped on the potty twice and went pee pee on the potty at school! Since he went poo poo on the potty, he got to go to the toy store and pick out any toy he wanted. He got an airplane that is bigger than he is! I will post a picture next week. He then said the cutest thing. He said "Mommy, when I grow up I want to be really brave and rescue people in an airplane." :) His airplane also came with 3 pilots and he kept calling them "piles". It was so funny! These are the first "action" figures he has ever had and it was so cute to see him use his imagination playing with them. Noni, I think it is time to get out the GI Joes!

Jackson's piggy banks :)

Beckett's first smile!

Had to post this pic of Jackson's first smile. They are definately brothers!

Friday, February 17, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day and Beckett 2 months!!

Happy Valentine's Day! We had a very busy Valentine's Day this year. It started with making Valentine's for all of Jackson's friends at school and ended with making heart shaped sprinkle cookies for Daddy. Jackson loves to help me in the kitchen and putting the spinkles on is his favorite part....besides licking the icing spoon. We were lucky enough to spend this Valentine's Day with some of our favorite people....Glo, Joe, and Noni. I decided to make a special Valentine's dinner for Daddy and made him his favorite...lamb. I had never made it before, so I was a little nervous, but it turned out deliciuos! As far as Beckett news, he had his 2 month check up, which meant he had his 2 month vaccinations. It was not easy to see him cry in such pain and I couldn't help but shed a tear with him. Amazingly, we are no longer on the preemie chart and Beckett has grown big enough to register on the regular newborn chart!! He is quite the big boy weighing 9 pounds 3 ounces and 21 1/2 inches. For his gestational age, that puts him in the 90th percentile in length and 75th percentile in weight. Looking at him now, it is hard to believe I was ever worried about him gaining weight!! He is awake more during the day and is still as sweet as can be. We have had a few nights of him waking only once around 3 am to feed but most nights it is still twice. I have to keep telling myself that he is really only a 3 week old and my full nights sleep will be here before I know it! We are also very excited to learn that my sister is scheduled to have her first little girl on 2/21. Coraline Elizabeth is breech so my sister is going to have a scheduled cesarean that day. We are so excited and can't wait to see what she looks like!!! I know she will be beautiful and Sarah will be an amazing mommy. We are going to travel there the end of March to help her out for a week. I can't wait!!

This is Jackson holding up 2 fingers for Beckett's 2 month birthday.

2 out of my 3 Valentine's all decked out in red :)

For Valentine's Day, Jackson got this cute Monster toss game. He loves throwing the bean bags in the monster's mouthes.

My sweet little man all bright eyed and bushy tailed!

We were so blessed to have spent the last 3 weeks with Glo. She is such an amazing woman and we loved every minute with her! Jackson and Beckett are so lucky to have such a loving Great Aunt.

One of Beckett's favorite spots :)

Every boy needs a little faux fur hat don't you think?

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Busy, Busy, Busy!!!

As you can tell from my lack of blogging, we have been quite busy adjusting to life with a very active toddler and a newborn! It is exactly as everyone told me and once we hit Beckett's due date, he has started waking up more. He is a perfect little baby and rarely cries except when he is hungry....and as you can see from his double chin, this boy can eat! We have his 2 month visit next week and he will get his first set of vaccines, which I am not looking forward to. He also received his second RSV antibody and is tipping the scales at 9 pounds!! He has more than doubled his birthweight!! Jackson continues to be a great big brother and loves to love on his little brother. Beckett also got to meet his Great Aunt Glo, Great Uncle Joe, and Big Great Granddaddy and Peebo!! We have had a wonderful visit with them and they have been such a huge help to mommy!!

Getting cozy with Peebo!

Noni time!

Quality time with Great Aunt Glo!

Bright eye for Great Aunt Glo.

Jackson's preschool had a pizza party for the parents and I was lucky enough to go! These are the little chef hats they all wore. It was so cute!!

Chef Jackson! He was so excited to see me in his classroom after music. He came in holding his friend Charlie's hand and then ran right over to me with a huge smile on his face. Those are the moments I truly treasure!!

Making a pepperoni pizza. Delicious!!

Jackson's 2 year old class. They are all so cute and he has made such good friends!!

My little angel can roll over on his side!

Jackson has started swimming lessons every Saturday at the hospital. This is the first swim lessons we have done where I am not in the water with him. I was definately nervous the first day, but his teacher, Mary Lou, is amazing with him. Jackson was also not so sure the first day, and I had to walk in with him, but the next week he went in like he had been doing lessons for months!

Big Great Granddaddy and Peebo! Jackson and Beckett are so lucky to have been able to spend some time with them!!

Great Uncle Joe even got in on the Beckett action!

Greg and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary. 2 children and 5 years later, life couldn't be better!! We were lucky enough to spend a romantic night away at Reynold's plantation. We had an amazing time and wouldn't have been able to do it if it wasn't for our amazing Noni and Great Aunt Glo who took care of our 2 boys!! Thank you so much!!

Awake at last!

Superbowl Sunday. We had a little superbowl party at our house with some of Greg's coworkers and our friend's from the neighborhood. The kids had so much fun playing and Beckett just hung out. I don't think I watched a single minute of the game, but we had fun anyway!!

My dear friend Angie holding my sweet little man.

Jackson has really started getting into playing with his baby. We feed the baby, dress the baby, and he even has a little bed next to his bed where the baby sleeps at night. It is so sweet!!