Saturday, November 15, 2008

SD Trip (14 Month Pics)

I've been meaning to post these for about a month now! Here are the pictures from our trip to SoDak in October and a few others from when Grandma Cathie was out to visit in September.

2 notes to the Cooleys:

1: Sorry, but I didn't put any comments on the pics. I am lazy.
2: Dan, looks like my patience has paid off and Kodak is adopting the Flickr way of life. Take that.

On with the show. . .

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Dumb Mom Moment

Jackson and I just got back from the park, where we were meeting our new playgroup for the first time. Jackson was playing on slide (climbing up from the bottom, of course) and since he was the only kid who could walk, the other moms and I were just standing by the slide, getting to know each other.

After today, I am faced with a new reality: Jackson is a boy. While we were chatting, Jackson managed to climb all the way to the top of the slide. Keep in mind that it's about 7 feet from the ground at the top, and I am 5'4" (with shoes). Upon realizing what was going on, I grabbed what I could reach of Jackson's sweatshirt, which resulted in him having a nervous breakdown because all he wanted to do was make it to the top. One of the other moms climbed up the other side, while also holding carrying her 11-month old daughter, and was able to meet him just as he reached the summit. At this point, he was just mad, and probably scared because of the way we were all reacting.

GREAT first impression.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Bump update! 30 weeks

Lookin good!

An Exciting Day at the Zoo

We went to the zoo with Danielle and Henry today.  The picture below was taken about an hour into our trip and he napped until 5 minutes before we left the zoo.  (I didn't touch the hat, it just sort of worked it's way down.)  

Lesson learned:  Jackson is too young to care about zoo animals.  I think we'll wait a few months before buying the annual membership.

Jackson's Shelf

Jackson has been obsessed with the refrigerator lately, and unfortunately none of the child locks will work on our doors.  He started to take everything off of the bottom shelf and then leave the door open, so we moved everything up hoping that he would lose interest.  

Well. . . this morning I opened the door to see that he is now using that once empty shelf to store his treasures.  


1 blue Lego
1 blue Tupperware lid
1 empty Gatorade bottle
2 teething rings

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Gramma Cathie in town!

We are WAAAAY behind on posts, as some of you have pointed out in the comments section.  Gramma Cathie was actually in town during September.  Without further ado, some pics:

Where to next?  Spin the globe...annnnnd...Australia!
"How YOU doin?"

Sunday, November 2, 2008

2nd Annual T-Shirt Picture

Our loyal readers will recall that we took a picture of Jackson in an XL Notre Dame jersey shortly after he was born.  If (and this is a big 'if') we remember take a picture of him every year in this same t-shirt, it will make a very cool album for him to take to college and use to meet chicks.  ("My crazy parents could be your in-laws!" - girls will melt).

Year 1 picture:

Year 0 pick is here .