Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Crazy Days!

I think this picture pretty much sums up our recent days!  Jackson has become so much more energetic and crazy the closer he gets to the terrible two's (so it's not just a clever name?), and Andy and I are bracing ourselves for what is to come. Here Daddy is pulling him in a diaper box by a plastic fishing pole and Jackson has his Lala blanket hanging out of his mouth.  It really is entertaining to watch!

As some of you know, Jackson is also crazy about anything trucks!  He is especially fond of garbage trucks (a.k.a. trabidge trucks) and loves to run to the window when our trash is being picked up and wave to the "boys".  Today was no exception!

I am just amazed everyday at the joys, sorrows, and plain old exhaustion that comes with raising a toddler.  This boy keeps me on my toes and can even reduce me to tears at times.  But I sure love him with all my heart and try to take time each day to enjoy the pockets of sweetness that trickle out from time to time.  I must share a sweet moment we had with Jackson this evening.  We were blessing our food before dinner and Andy started to say the blessing and Jackson actually said it along with him and then proudly said "Amen".  We both looked at each other astonished that he recited the whole thing by himself and I felt my heart melt again, the way it used to when he was a baby and everything was so amazing and new to him.  He seems so big to me now.  Lately we have been doing pre pre-school activities to help fill our day and keep my little guy busy.  I included them in the slideshow below along with some other recent funny things that we have come to expect from our wild and crazy boy...enjoy!

Friday, February 20, 2009

My Boys

I have been thinking a lot about how blessed I am lately and how good God is.  I took this photo of Jackson and Andy on their laptops over a month ago and have been meaning to post it.  I love how concentrated and into their "work" they both are.  It puts a smile on my face every time I see this picture.  And I feel so very blessed to spend each day with my boys.  We have had a tough time lately and it really helps to focus on the good things in life, especially during the difficult time our country is going through right now.  It makes me realize that I need to stop and "smell the roses" more often and not get so bogged down in negative things going on all around me.  Speaking of roses...anyone else ready for Spring?