Monday, April 12, 2010

Easter dress

Since General Conference was on Easter Sunday, Eliza didn't wear her new dress to church until yesterday. Not bad for $7 at Walmart if I do say so myself. I think she looked adorable.

I love this girl.






Beautiful Eliza

Let me start this by saying with Eliza's long hair, it can look pretty. It's just that most days, unless we are going somewhere where we might run into someone we know, it's not worth the struggle of combing her hair and doing something cute with it. For me, a clip or a messy ponytail is pretty good. But I was looking at it the other day and it just looked so uneven and scraggly. So Saturday we got it cut. Chopped, really. I love the way it turned out. She looks so pretty, and so grown up. There's still a little of her natural curl but it's SO much easier to comb and it's not always getting in her face and food.

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After:




Thursday, April 8, 2010

9 months

Here are Jackson's 9 month stats.

Weight: 25 lbs. 13 oz. (still off the charts)
Height: 29 1/2 in. (90%)
Head: 48 cm. (95%)

I absolutely can not believe how fast the time has gone by. Seriously, there is no way he is 9 months old already.

His double ear infection had not cleared up all the way so we're starting another round of antibiotics. I hope that knocks it out. Poor little guy. Nothing like letting your child go weeks with an ear infection you didn't know about to make you feel like a great mom.

Other than that, he's doing really great. He has 5, almost 6, teeth and is busy learning new things and trying to figure out how to become more mobile. Some days I wish he could get around on his own so I didn't have to carry him everywhere. Most days, though, I'm happy that he's not all over the place yet.

Jackson is such a blessing in our family. He brings a happiness and spirit that is very special. We love you buster!






Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter 2010


Easter was great this year. I think Eliza had four egg hunts that she went to. We definitely got our dollar's worth out of her Walmart bucket. We were hoping she'd be a little more aggressive by the last hunt but she is always so timid. She's pretty happy with 1 or 2 eggs and doesn't like to fight the other kids for any more.

Even better was that the stock market is closed on Good Friday and Matt only had to work for a couple hours in the morning so we got to have dad home for an almost 3 day weekend.

We got Eliza and Jackson each a present for their baskets but we made sure and talked about why we celebrate Easter. Eliza loves talking and learning about Jesus.

I love this picture. I bet you can't guess which present was from me and which was from Matt.


Jackson got in on the action too.



This was our first year dyeing Easter eggs. It was really fun and now we get to eat slightly colored egg salad sandwiches all week.






There's not a lot of Jackson here because we tried to plan the potential spilling/choking hazards around his naps. But here is Eliza showing what a good sister she is. When I was getting Jackson dressed for the day she said she wanted to rock-a-bye with him and read him a story.

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I love them so much. And I love this time of year. If it could just decide to be spring, that would be even better. Happy Easter!