Sunday, November 30, 2008

O' Christmas Tree...

I hope that everyone had a great holiday weekend. We had a good, but busy, Thanksgiving visiting our families. Jackson was tuckered out by the end of the day. He's cutting molars and has a runny nose, so he was just not himself.

Instead of participating in the shopping frenzy on Friday, we went to get our Christmas tree. I love Christmas and my favorite part is picking out and decorating our tree. This year, instead of a pre-cut fir, we cut a pine. Of course, Clint knows exactly what kind a blah, blah. To me, it's a green tree that doesn't look like the ones I usually get. Hopefully, it won't be long before Jackson will pick out our tree and I won't have to make Clint follow me around forever until I decide on the absolute perfect one. Here's some pictures of our adventure, but I won't be posting a picture of the tree fully decorated until the 15th!

Canvasing the farm

I can only pick one?

Are you SURE?

Too late now!

I also thought I would update you on what my little stinker has to say: "tree" - He points at the Christmas tree; "uh-oh" - He even has perfect timing, like for instance when his daddy almost missed the turn on our road...ah, priceless; "tur" - Tractor, oh how he loves tractors; "tuk" - Truck, what he calls anything with wheels; "duck" - I hope this is self-explanatory; "bye-bye" - while waving backwards, but he will NOT say it on cue, EVER.

We also heard about a computer program for babies, toddlers, young children, etc. It's called Babysmash. You download it from the website and it turns your computer into a safe play area. It turns off the "bad" keys, so that Jackson can push all the buttons. Letters and shapes pop up when a key is pressed while the computer says the name.

Have a great week!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


I will be participating in this fun idea on December 15th from BooMama's blog. I just thought I would go ahead and post the link so that fellow bloggers can participate.


Have a great Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Does this mean I'm addicted?

Okay, since I'm new to blogger world I need some help. As I browse other blogs, I noticed "themed" days: Wordless Wednesday, Sunday Shoutouts, etc. Some have giveaways (Where do they get stuff to give away?) and contests. Does anything go? Is it stealing to copy someone's idea or is it like participating in a group project? How do you make blogger friends and have people you don't even know following your blog? I have found blogs of people that I know from work, high school or college, but some I only know through association and then some not at all. I'm assuming it's cool to just "follow" someone's blog? Okay, I admit I'm have, ahem, a little OCD. I have to know and understand all about something. So, a dork I may be, but advice

Friday, November 21, 2008

So I got sucked in...

I finally broke down.

Everyone has one. It's the cool thing to do.

It's called peer pressure (Misty) and I have been beaten. So, I'm starting a blog. I don't have any idea what it will be about, but I thought I could at least keep my family updated on Jackson, my one-year old son. Here goes!

Clint and I invited all our families and friends to my grandparent's house for Jackson's first birthday party last weekend. He had a blast and I don't know where to put all the gifts he received. I'm a little sad. I wish I could make him stay little forever! Here's some pics from the festivities.