Sunday, December 28, 2008
Thursday, December 25, 2008
Merry Christmas everyone. Here is Tyson patiently waiting for presents. He came into our room about 7 am the morning and we figured our sleep was over. He didn't come in for Christmas, he just wanted a drink. So....Vaughn got him his drink, he got in our bed and went back to sleep. Vaughn went back to sleep and I fed Taryn and then about 8 am Tyson woke up and was ready for Christmas. Santa brought him a bike, Buzz Lightyear, and a Spiderman bike helmet. He was still half asleep when we brought him into the living room and his reaction was a little late. He just looked around and about 30 seconds later it finally kicked in that Santa had come. Ha HaTyson opened his first present. It was fun to watch his face light up as he opened each present. He was old enough this year to understand Christmas.
He got a GeoTrac from Grandma T. Thanks Grandma T!He got him a Pistons Jersey from Grandma and Papa Jackson...Thanks you two..
Taryn was totally thrilled at watching Tyson dance around opening presents. She feel asleep 10 minutes after this was taken.More presents......Thanks everyone for the Christmas gifts. We all loved them, and appreciated them!After the opening of the presents. We made a haul! Thanks again to our family and friends.We had Christmas dinner with the Sefciks family the afternoon. We had a wonderful meal and a great time with their family. Thanks guys!Here is our little princess. She was all smiles tonight. We hope everyone else had a wonderful Christmas day.
Posted by Jackson's at 7:19 PM
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
The scene at the Johnson's House.
A few of the kids entertained us with a reenactment of The Nativity. Taryn was screaming so loud that we had to leave during the scene. Oh well.
We hope that Santa finds everyone tonight.
Posted by Jackson's at 6:23 PM
Monday, December 22, 2008
Posted by Jackson's at 4:48 PM
Taryn is now perceptive about things all around her. She loves the little animals that move around on her swing. She stares at them, and then smiles. I forgot how much fun this stage of new discovery is to watch. She loves to watch Tyson run around.
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Posted by Jackson's at 2:48 PM
Sunday, December 14, 2008
When my mom was here during Taryn's birth, she and I went shopping and we found this do-it-yourself gingerbread house making kit. Little did I know that it would take more than just my limited expertise to make it. When the box says it is "Simple" to make, they LIE! If you notice in the above picture we are using cans to support the wall while the icing dries, because mom made the icing runny. DUH! So we played the fishing game with Tyson's new pole while we waited for things to dry.
Posted by Jackson's at 3:48 PM
Thursday, December 11, 2008
This is my very first Christmas tree. Vaughn and I have never purchased a tree before, simply because we always went to his parents' house or my parents' house. But since we are staying put for Christmas this year, we bought us a tree. I have been collecting Santa ornaments for years and I finally get to use them. YEAH!!
Our stockings are hung by the kitchen with care. I know, a little corny but when you don't have a chimney to hang them by, you go with the next best thing. This is Tyson's tree. He decorated it quite well, with a little bit of help from mom. He enjoys plugging it in every evening.
Just a nice close up. Tyson is thrilled, Taryn---not so much!
Posted by Jackson's at 6:04 PM
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Last year there was no way I could get Tyson to sit on Santa's lap. This year he actually wanted to. He got right up there, sat, and told him exactally what he wanted. My little boy is getting bigger. Merry Christmas everyone.
Posted by Jackson's at 10:56 AM
It snowed the other day and Tyson was so excited. He wanted to go out and play in it. Vaughn came home early from the hospital, and the two of them bundled up to head outside.
Our very own Frosty The Snowman. They did well. Tyson shows everyone his snowman. He is proud of the creation.
Posted by Jackson's at 10:53 AM
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Aunt Kariann got her to laugh. Such a cute smile. We are going to have to beat all the boys off of her.
Picture of the family just after the blessing.
Grandma Jackson and Papa with the grand kiddos.
These are the two best uncles in the world. They just love the kids and my kids just love them. Thanks to everyone who came out to see us and support us. We love and miss you and it was a wonderful time had by all.
Posted by Jackson's at 3:27 PM
Sunday, November 30, 2008
Since most of my nights are spent up feeding Taryn, I have a lot of time on my hands to think, and I do a lot of thinking. Last night, in particular, I was just thinking of all the little things my kids do that make me smile, and I realized that I have never written them down. And since I use this as my personal journal of our lives, I figured it was fitting to collect them all here.
1. I love the way my babies smile and giggle in their sleep after feedings
2. I love the way Tyson's smile lights up the room.
3. I love it when Tyson says "Of Course" when asked if he could help with something
4. I love to hold Taryn's hand when she nurses.
5. I love to see Tyson kiss his little sister goodnight before he goes to bed.
6. I love how both my kids love to snuggle, there is nothing better!!!
7. I love it when my babies root around for food, (they remind me of little birds waiting to be fed)
8. I love Taryn's chubby legs, and I loved Tyson's chubby cheeks
9. I just love my kiddos
These are just a few of the things that I think about at night. I am sure this list will grow as time goes on.
Posted by Jackson's at 1:39 PM
Friday, November 28, 2008
Happy Thanksgiving!! Yes, I know it is a day late, but at least I posted! LOL Here is my little angel in here cute Levi jeans and flower head band. She actually kept it on for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Our Thanksgiving was great. We were invited over to the Johnson's house for Thanksgiving with the Terrys and the Sefciks. Vaughn was in charge of deep frying the turkey. It was so yummy. We bought the deep fryer at Bass Pro Shop and did a trial bird the week before. (Didn't want to ruin Thanksgiving by blowing up the bird HA HA HA)
We had more food than I ever though possible. We could have fed 50 people. I ate and ate and ate. I figured, hey, as long as I am trying to loose my pregnancy weight might as well add a few more pounds. I added those pounds with numerous helpings of turkey, stuffing, corn, potatoes, salad and several slices of pie. AH!!!!!!!!
After dinner the older kids had games and little crafts planned out, while the adults played a guessing game of famous and non famous people. It was the girls against the guys, and I am happy to say we creamed the guys. Funny, Funny game. Taryn slept through the whole thing and Tyson had a ball playing with the kids. He hasn't really played with anyone for about 2 weeks, on the account that he has been sick. We ate and laughed until the wee night hours. Such a great time! This is Taryn in her "Daddy shirt." It says "Daddy's angel."
Posted by Jackson's at 11:03 AM