Sunday, February 28, 2010

A good sign

This is one of the tulips coming up by my front door and physical evidence that winter will someday end! I actually like winter, but this year I am really done. Sickness alone has made me impatient for spring. Despite my obsessive compulsive sanitizing wipes usage, Jackson has been sick on and off since Thanksgiving. As soon as he gets over one thing, he's caught something else a few days later. Poor kid. Crossing my fingers for spring! And... I am pretty darn excited about the tulips.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Watch out world-- here he comes!

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Jackson started walking Wednesday night! We were all hanging out in our living room and I called for him to come over to me in the chair. To my surprise he took his first steps instead of crawling like usual. I knew he was close to walking but I didn't know he was that close!

After his first steps, Sean took him across the room to see if he would do it again. He thought it was so much fun! He walked across the room over and over. We were all giggling and it was a lot of fun to see our little man upright :)

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

27!

I had such a great birthday this year. Sean asked me what I wanted and I told him I wanted a shopping trip to one of my favorite stores-- H&M! We spent last weekend visiting with family in Vegas and I got my wish :) I found a cute new skirt and a few other things to add to my wardrobe (which is in dire need of an update). It was so much fun spending time with Sean's aunt Diane and cousin Rachel. Rachel gave Jackson some sweet new Vegas shirts, including one that looks like a little tux! Diane helped us out by babysitting so Sean and I could go see a show. We saw the Cirque Du Soleil show "KA" and loved it-- there were points in the show where Sean and I just looked at each other in amazement. Although it was tempting since luck seems to follow him, we did not take Jackson (aka "Jackpot") to the blackjack tables :)

We did take him to see the fountains at the Bellagio though and we all loved it.

Diane spoiled us all weekend and even made me an AWESOME cake. It was a chocolate cake with a cream cheese filling, then frosted and covered in coconut. It was SO good.
Yesterday was my actual birthday and I had an awesome day. I woke up to breakfast in bed and Sean did such a good job! Eggs, bacon and the sweetest grapefruit I've ever tasted. My sweet friend Heidi took me out to lunch and I loved all of the phone calls and messages I received throughout the day. My sister babysat for us so Sean and I could go out to dinner. We went to Biaggi's in Salt Lake and it was SO GOOD! We will be going back for sure. Finally, we ended the night with two kinds of cake at my sister's house with her family and my brother Todd and his family. (We missed you Thomas and Megan but are excited to see you this weekend!)

Cute Hayley who made my night by telling me happy birthday multiple times and helping pick out a way cute new watch for me:
These are two big boys! My arms were burning! The sweetest little boys you'll ever meet :)
I love how Brinley is looking so concered for Jackson. Cute kids!
Overall, one of the best birthdays yet!