Sunday, July 12, 2009

6 Weeks

Yesterday was Jackson's 6 week birthday! Rick got these adorable smiles, and many more, out of him!

He has learned to love sleeping in his swing during the day and will normally sleep a 4-5 hour stretch at nite.
Gabriella is such a good helper with him - she loves that I will sometimes let her pick him up. Today she got him out of his swing after a nap and sat down with him. Within a few minutes he was asleep on her. We teased her that she couldn't move until he woke up. They stayed there, him sleeping peacefully on her, for about 25 minutes.
Other news - anyone know how to get an awesome deal on a rental vehicle?! We need one next month when we fly to MI for a week to visit family.
Anyone know of a great engineering job anywhere? Unfortunately, the great temp job that Rick had, that we all were so hopeful would end up permanent, didn't. So we are on the look out again!

Um . . What?!

While browsing thru pictures today, I came across this photo:

and this:

Guess that's what happens when daddy and Papa take the kids out fishing for the afternoon!

And just for fun, here's William, making faces and hiding behind his marble tower.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Blessing Day!

Today was Jackson and Rick's big day! Rick did a wonderful job on blessing Jackson in church. I am so thankful for a husband who is worthy to hold the priesthood and the blessings we receive from it.

Rick's dad Bill (Papa), Jackson, & Rick

Our first new family picture
(gotta love William's little hands!)

My blue-eyed boy!

All decked out in his tux!
The picture cut off the bottom of his blanket - it was from our RS Presidency - it has his full name and birthdate embroidered on - love it! Such a sweet gift!
So I was REALLY worried that Jackson would scream during his blessing - lately he is just such a momma's boy - only wants mom to hold him and cries and screams for anyone else. But I was wrong! He did a great job - didn't make a sound, even when he started slipping from the strong hands of his daddy and the other men helping.
We enjoyed a yummy BBQ lunch afterwards with family and a few close friends. Such a great day! Thanks again to everyone who came for this special day!

Saturday, July 4, 2009

JUNE - Part Uno

June was a Busy, BUSY month! I can't believe it is gone already and baby Jackson is already a month old! We had a LOT of visitors this month.

Rick's parents visited in the hospital and at other times
(and I still have not gotten a pictureof Papa and the boy!)
and sweet Donna (whom Rozie cares for) came too.

Rick's wondeful Aunt Leesa and Aunt Jenny

My 2 BFFs from Roberts/high school -
Rachel was visiting from Ohio and Jen came from SLC
for visiting and yummy Mexican food.

My mom and grandma came -
it was SO nice to have mom here for a few days!

Our first at home visitor's were my brother James,
his son Jayden, and his cute wife Michelle.

This man is a BABY HOG!!