Friday, August 28, 2009

My Life This Week

Jackson started preschool this week. His teacher's first impression of him was that "He's very active!" :) Our MDO phase is over, which means no more lugging around a huge nap mat even though my kid doesn't sleep at school. And we traded in the big, honking backpack for this smaller one. Woo hoo!



My mom always had some special treat for us on the first and last days of school. I had to carry on the tradition with some Baskin Robbins ice cream cake. I'm thankful to have had an excuse because it was oh so yummy.



Missy and Ellison came over to celebrate with us. This is our first pic of the girls together. They're two beauties, if I may say so!



Star came to stay with us last night.



This series of pictures is called "Jackson got in trouble."



Crayon on the window.



Colored pencil on the wall. I really thought I had that stuff hidden.



Annabeth had her first carrots today.



I had to walk away for a minute to, um, tend to my other child's bathroom needs, and Annabeth started crying because she wanted more, more, more! Get in my belly, carrots!



Carrots make such a mess. I whisked her out of the high chair and into an already prepared sink bath.



Sunshine girl, all bright and clean. She's sitting up now like a big girl.



These are the flowers Curt brought me the other night. I always put my flowers on the kitchen island - either in this pitcher or in a glass milk bottle.



Wanna know a secret? I have another great giveaway lined up for next week. Yippee! You won't want to miss it.

44 comments:

Marilyn in Mississippi said...

Sweet, sweet pictures! Jackson looks soooooo grownup! And I love the picture of Annabeth and friend! Can't believe Annabeth is already sitting up so well. Did Star get in trouble over Superman? ha

Thanks so much for taking time from your busy day to share with us!

Marilyn...in Mississippi

fuzzytop said...

Cute photos! I remember when Rachel started eating carrots, she liked them and ate them so often that her nose turned orange! Thankfully, it was temporary, and when I cut back on her carrots, her normal color returned.

Hope Jackson will fall in love with preschool....

Blessings,
Adrienne

Sitesx6 said...

I'm sorry to laugh- but the picture of the super hero with the head off cracked me up. We have a new puppy who is the death of me. He goes from trouble to trouble-and is wearing me down-good thing he is so cute!

Just prayed for your mom and the simulcast tonight-our church is hosting and I have many friends going (I'm going on a date with hubby).

kittyhox said...

Jackson looks like such a big boy!

Kelli said...

Annabeth's yellow dress is so precious! She is at such a fun age... I was just looking back at Caroline's pictures from that time!

I can't even begin to imagine what all that white stuff is all over! Oh Jackson - what a spirit! :)

CAROL LIVIN FOR GOD said...

Cute pictures Amanda thanks for sharing with us. I laughed when I saw the picture of superman head off sorry I needed some laughter in my life today. Star probably chewed because she misses Geli, by the way how is geli doing? I cannot believe how big the kids are getting they are precious.
Love Your Seista Albuquerque NM

AKat said...

Neil loves his carrots, too! What a mess!

Mary said...

She's adorable! Yay for first days/weeks of school. I just had a little nap mat drama at my house...I had no idea what all went into the nap mat business. Smart one you are getting a post-carrot bath ready!

Keri said...

Just caught up on the last 3 posts because I too am working on scaling back on the amount of time I spend on the computer.

So glad you guys had fun in Wyoming.

I still think that sweet Annabeth is one of the cutest baby girls I have ever seen.

I totally get the whole dog thing.......we lost our 12 year old shepherd/lab mix this summer. I still really, really miss him.

And.....it looks like Jackson grew about 3 inches this summer!! Good grief!!

Ok, I think I'm all caught up now! Have fun at the Simulcast!

Teresa said...

Oh! That picture of Annabeth eating carrots brings back so many memories. My Anna Grace (she's now 15 and doesn't like carrots!) ate so many carrots she turned orange...no lie she had an orange tint to her skin.
Enjoy!
Teresa

Lindsay said...

I can't wait until her and Cael meet. It's going to be fun!

Bobbie said...

It's amazing how much both Jackson and Annabeth have grown over the summer! Jackson's first day of school photo is great--what a smile. It's hard to believe that Annabeth is sitting up so well, it seems soon, but I'm sure she's 'on schedule'. They're just growing up so fast!

I'm sure Star is REALLY sorry for Superman's decapitation!! :-) She probably misses Geli and your parents!

Have a great weekend...

Alison said...

your little ones are unbelievably precious, Amanda! Love seeing them and your life.:)

Beverly Wooley said...

This was a GREAT post, Amanda. I cannot believe how grown up Annabeth is getting! Why do babies have to grow so fast! Poor Jackson - I'm sure he didn't mean to be naughty. GRIN Gotta say - I laughed so hard over headless superman I had tears running down my cheeks! Good thing you're a dog lover! Glad you had a great vacation but glad you're back to the blogosphere. Missed you!

Taylor said...

Holy moly!! Jackson is sooo tall and Annabeth is sitting up like such a big girl!!

Great pictures!!!

Deidre said...

Red Gerber Daisies are my absolute fave!

That sweet Annabeth looks so sweet sitting up like a big girl.

connorcolesmom said...

Time flies b/c I can not believe Jackson is in preschool - wasn't he just born yesterday?!
Annabeth is adorable and already sitting up - goodness me!
They are precious!
Much love
Kim

Leyla said...

Jackson seems all boy...someday these will all be cute stories! Annabeth is adorable!!! She looks like such a big girl sitting up, too cute!

Allison Talamantez said...

Jackson is so big! Annabeth is so cute! You are so very blessed!

jennyhope said...

Girl those babies are just too cute! I use magic erasers on everything pertaining to my walls and leather couches and etc.

Morgan decided to paint the carpet last night with hot pink acrylic paint. I had just finished a scripture painting so she said she had to do her "crafteses" (crafts). BIG TROUBLE!

The Barfuss Family said...

What a fun week! Ellison and I enjoyed celebrating with y'all!

Alana said...

Annabeth is so big now? How much does she weigh? Mac is 18 lbs. and 27 1/2 inches long...it's hard to remember my 5lb 12 ounce baby!

lori said...

Your daughter is beautiful. I can not believe how big she is already

Joy Caldwell said...

That is awesome! The teachers used to say about Isaiah that he is very, very, very social!:) You go Jackson! He is probably personality plus! Love you guys!

Joy

Tonya Gray said...

Annabeth is looking a lot like her mama! I had sidewalk chalk all over my walls and table this week...luckily it comes up easily!

Heather said...

That's a great reason for a Baskin Robbins ice cream cake!! Lord knows I have come up with some ridiculous reasons just to have one! They're so yummy!! Jackson looks so cute in that first picture and it looks like Star is having a great time at your house! ;)

Sheryl said...

Such wonderful pictures. Your children are beautiful like their mother...and grandmother.

Thanks for the heads up on the giveaway. I'll be watching!

Uncanny Colleen said...

Poor Superman!!! He must be delicious!

Your kiddies are darling!

Kim said...

I just had to say...I busted out laughing at the pic of headless Superman! Although, I'm sure Jackson saw no humor in it.

Marla Taviano said...

Your kids are so cute.
Praying for Geli--any news?

Teri~Facedown said...

I can't even believe little Miss Annabeth is sitting up like such a big girl already! She is adorable! And Jackson in preschool? Awesome! By the way, The Magic Eraser is my best friend-if you don't already use it-you should! :)

Latte With Me said...

Before I dot all sorts of siesta/auntie type love on your angels...I just have to say that the story your mom shared about Jackson and caaaaaaaaake was a huge HIT! I've been saying that all weekend (much to my husband's confusion) and it's a hit on "the twitter" (along with pam case sharing that the church member who made the cake on Saturday was from her church!) caaaaaaake.

Good times!

So, I'm looking at these pictures and just how much they both look like they've grown! They look so big! I was trying to remember when I first started reading the blogs and I think it was right about 2 years ago! So, they have both grown a lot :-)!

Lauren Kelly said...

Such sweet pictures, you really do have such beautiful children, Amanda!!

Deirdre said...

It is amazing to me how much Annabeth looks like your mom in the photo she showed us this weekend (the one from her church)

JayCee said...

I love that pic of Annabeth in the kitchen sink. How cute! It takes me back to when I used to give my babies' their baths that way.

Leslie Lauren said...

The headless Superman made me laugh out loud!!!

I love the cake for Jackson's first day of preschool :) :) :) I love doing those kinds of things too~ although not necessarily a cake, it could be something fun to wear (new shoes that look cool, yay!), or streamers hanging from the ceiling :) Life's more fun when you celebrate!

Lindsee Lou said...

Jackson looks so big in his "going to pre-school!" picture. So big and excited!

Also, I love the way Annabeth is looking at Ellison and touching her. You can tell she loves her already! :)

And lastly, that pic of her in the sink?! Did she just love it? It sure looks like it.

Rose said...

Amanda, just had to comment and tell you that precious little girl is just beautiful!!

Lori at The Davidson Den said...

Good idea to post this way. Perhaps I should adopt your method!

Lori at The Davidson Den said...

Oh! And I meant to say...
The simulcast was--in a word--"amazing!" I SOOOOOOOOOO needed it!!

theweaver said...

Annabeth looks so big, she's growing like crazy.

katiegfromtennessee said...

Your life last week made me smile, gasp, and laugh! You are having some good times with the kiddles;) Annabeth is sitting up now on her own! Jackson starting preschool. Oh My:) Your daisies are beautiful!:) That was sweet of your man to do that:)

Blessings to you Little Momma:)

katiegfromtennessee

melanie said...

i love annabeth's carrot mouth! maybe i like it especially b/c it's not me cleaning up that sweet little face!! :)
jackson is such a stinking little stud. you & curt better watch out for all those little girl pre-schoolers!

Andreea said...

You have such beautiful kiddos! Thanks for sharing the pictures with us.