Monday, August 25, 2008

Boys will be boys

I took this video of Jackson last night, while he was eating dinner.  I have never in my life shown him how to do this, and I don't think anyone else has either.


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Birthday Video

Unfortunately, I didn't get much of Jackson actually eating the cake on video, but I do have plenty of pictures, so you'll see the end result.  I love his face at the beginning of this, right after the candle is lit.





Jackson's 1st Birthday

Here are the first of many birthday cake pictures from Jackson's party. Sorry this is taking me so long to put up here, but all of my free time lately has been dedicated to catching up on the Olympics. Hopefully I'll get a video posted later today!









Sunday, August 17, 2008

And now for my next dive. . .

These pictures are really blurry, partly because Jackson wouldn't stay still and because the lighting was really bad, but I had to post them.  It looks like he's about to do a swan dive.



I now have to regularly check the banisters to make sure they are all intact because Jackson thinks he can fit in between them.   We don't use that staircase very often since we always go out through the garage, so for him, it's unchartered territory.



Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Jackson is so excited about his. . .

Brother?  



Or is that a sister?

We'll all find out together on or around January 10, 2009!

Monday, August 11, 2008

No Girls Allowed

Lately, Jackson finds it necessary to close the door to his bedroom and play by himself.  I usually let him go for about 5 minutes or so if I can hear toys, etc. making sounds.  After that, I'll open the door and he'll either leave it that way and continue playing or get up and close it again.  Should I consider that "me time"?

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Happy 1st Birthday, Jackson!

We love you very much!


We are having Jackson's party tomorrow, so we'll have pictures up tomorrow night. Get ready to see some serious cake action.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Look Mom, no hands!

This is a video from our visit in SD. I don't know what inspired Jackson to do this, but given our reaction/encouragement after, I am sure it won't be the last time he tries it.


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Hiking in Marin

We went for a hike in the Marin Headlands last weekend, which is now just a short drive from our apartment, over the Golden Gate Bridge.  The weather was actually pretty nice, given the usually chilly SF summers.   Here are a few pictures from the day:













Sunday, August 3, 2008

Red is nice

In this photo, Jackson (if you can find him) shows us one of his early birthday presents. Thanks to Grandma Cathie and Papa Jim! This thing is so awesome, it even reclines. . .Cas' first reaction was "Where's mine?".



Although Jackson looks perfectly comfortable at the moment, I must admit that he has fallen out of the chair about 4 times. Practice makes perfect, I guess.



The big birthday is this Saturday (Aug. 9th) and I can't believe it. What a fast year.



Saturday, August 2, 2008