Sunday, September 12, 2010

School Daze

Well we are already three weeks into school and it has been a crazy year. We started to transition Jackson into a home-care daycare situation before I started back to school. After 3 really terrible weeks of separation anxiety (constant crying and vomiting), lots of prayer, and a long talk with our pediatrician we removed him from that situation. Mind you I had started school and we didn't have full time place (thank God for grandmothers), so after talking to LOTS of people we sought out Crowley First Church of the Nazarene and fell in love! We love the teachers, the place, and even more Jackson loves it. He has been going everyday for the past two weeks and doing really well. He is in a class with 3 other children and seems to be thriving. We are truly thankful that we found such a loving place for Jackson to stay while we work.

Jackson is getting into EVERYTHING! We are having so much fun listening to him "talk", try to walk, and learn new things. He currently has 6 teeth and seems to be getting 2 more. At his 9 month check up Jackson was nearly 30 inches long and nearly 23 pounds, we are in the 95th percentile for all of the above! Where did we get this big boy?

We are getting ready for all the fun Fall events that are coming up! We will be celebrating our cousins/nephews first birthday, our first Halloween, Jackson's first birthday, and SO much more! This is going to be a very busy Fall for us, we are hoping to be able to keep up with blogging and will try our best.

Here are some pictures from the first day of school, our recent visit to the park near our house, which we will be making many more trips there once the weather cools off and one from our first North Crowley football game.






Sunday, August 15, 2010

Jackson Samuels Project

videoJackson is starting his filmmaking career with a remake of the Blair Witch Project. He was in his bed and all of a sudden this is what we saw on the monitor. It is officially time to mount the camera on the wall.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Update on Us!!!

So it has been a long while since we last posted. So here is a quick run-down with some pictures of our latest adventures.

On April 17, Jackson was baptized at Arborlawn United Methodist Church, by his uncle Bryan Patrick. We then had about 40 family and friends to our home to "picnic", but with the Spring showers we ended up in the garage. It was a great time and we were truly blessed to be able to share such an important day in the life of our family with so many people.

We celebrated our first Mother's and Father's day with Jackson here and had a great time.

Jackson began crawling at the end of June and was really moving by the time we went on vacation to Breckenridge, Colorado. He also has gotten down a few words, including "mama", "dada", and sometimes "bababa" (bath). Now we are starting to pull up on things and move around very quickly. We all have such a good time watching Jackson "crawl" because it is more of a slide, he puts one knee down and pushes off with the other leg, not the typical crawl, but he's moving pretty fast.

July 6-13 we took a family vacation, literally our WHOLE FAMILY, to Breckenridge. We drove the entire 13 hours and as worried as we were Jackson did great in the car. It was fun to be away from home and explore Breckenridge. We enjoyed many of Jackson's first's on this trip, first long car ride, first hotel stay, first vacation. The weather was beautiful, in the 70's most days, we saw lots of rain and even some snow as we drove Independence Pass to Aspen.

After returning from vacation it was time to think about going back to school and Jackson's new routine. :( Jackson will be staying Monday and Wednesday at home with Nana and G-Mom, and the other three days with a new sitter named Doris. For the past few weeks we have been having some transition time to staying with her. He has done pretty well, but still has adjustments to make.

Carrie will head back to school on August 16, with students beginning the year on the 24th, she is still going to be teaching 10th grade, English/Language Arts. Aaron is still with State Farm and working hard.

Hope you enjoy the pictures and we promise that we will try to better about posting. I got an iphone in June, and can now post to the blog on the go, so that will make it a little easier.


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Sunday, August 8, 2010

I wonder what I should do next?

New Post

Today we are working on getting back to posting. We are trying out a new way to post on the go.
This is just a test.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

First Big Laughs

Here is something new we are up to! We got our first big laughs on camera.


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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Finally an update...




WOW! I can NOT believe that Jackson will be 8 weeks old on Monday. The past 8 weeks have been life-changing, for not only Aaron and I, but Tex and Rebel too.Jackson is growing, growing and doing something new everyday. He has just found his hands this week, we're trying hard to not let him put his thumb in his mouth. He also started smiling last week...so fun. If you hadn't heard, Jackson also already his first cold, it was not fun for any of us, but we're over it, thank goodness.
We had a great Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years. We are looking forward to 2010 and all the new adventures in our life. I will return to school on Monday, January 11 and though I LOVE teaching, I am going to miss the time that I get to spend with Jackson, but knowing he will be in good hands will make it a little easier. We are so grateful that my mom (Nana) and Aaron's mom (G-Mom) will be taking care of Jackson when I go back to work. Thankfully, Aaron and I only work about 5 minutes from the house, so we can get quickly home to see Jackson after long days at work.
Here are some new pictures of our family from Christmas. Jackson will have his 2 month check-up on Monday, January, 18th, we are so excited to see how much he has grown and we will share with you as soon as we have a moment (ha, ha, ha!).