I know, I know I have taken WAY TOO LONG to update you all on our adventures. Things have just been very hectic and I have been very tired. Getting on the computer in the evenings and uploading photos is last on my priority list these days.
Since I last posted, we have celebrated Jackson's 3rd Birthday. We kept it simple with only family coming to eat finger foods and open presents. Jackson had a blast playing with his cousins and got some great gifts!
We also visited a farm in Cartersville, GA with Jackson's best buddies next door, Carter and Caleb. They all had a good time feeding the camels and chasing the chickens. The parents were more concerned with keeping them away from the electric fence...YIKES! Luckily it was very low voltage so it didn't do anything to Jackson when he decided to disobey and touch it. One of his big gifts this year was his new big boy bicycle! He was so excited when we gave it to him and was riding it like a pro within a week!
Easter this year was nice. We went to church and then down to Barnesville, GA to visit at Nanny's (Andy's grandma). We had some great southern food and then hid some eggs for Jackson to find. Uncle Johnny put some money in some of the eggs to make it even more exciting and Jackson was stuffing the money into his "pockets" as he found the eggs. It was pretty funny! Jackson made out like a bandit with the Easter baskets. Apparently the Easter Bunny not only visited our home, but also both sets of grandparents! We had enough peeps, bunnies, and jelly beans to last us until next Easter!
At the end of April, Andy's mom, my mom, and Andy's Aunt Carol threw me a baby shower! It was so much fun! We played some different games, like diapering a baby doll with a partner and one hand behind your back and musical chairs with TWO baby dolls, (I am having twins after all). The food was awesome and I got the most adorable clothing and gifts! I am still in awe of the generosity of family and friends. I am so blessed! :)
A few weeks later, at the beginning of May, my bible study girls hosted a "Spa Night" for me. Can I just say how fabulous it was? Briahnna was the main host and had the house scented with candles and different stations set up for facials and mani's and pedi's. She had my favorite movie to watch and served me my favorite ice cream (mint chocolate chip in case you were wondering). We put masks on and laid cucumbers on our eyes. They also made "baby friendly" cocktails for us to enjoy and served delicious hors d'oeuvres. Then they had me open the most precious gift, a custom-made necklace with an engraved tree and my family's names around the outside edge. I was so touched and I absolutely LOVE IT!
May 18th marked the end of an era and the beginning of gray hair and wrinkles for my wonderful husband. That's right, he turned the big 3-0!!! He is also reminding me that I also turn 30 at the end of June, so the old man jokes won't be so funny as I begin to hear how old I am! But I am having fun in the meantime. I mean a pregnant gal can only do so much as far as entertainment goes, ya know? Speaking of entertainment, Andy received his birthday gift early this year when I surprised him after a business trip with Beatles Rock Band! Man was that money well spent! We have had a BLAST playing that together in the evenings. And by we I mean Jackson too! In fact, he knows more Beatles songs than I do. And his favorite...Yellow Submarine. It is not uncommon to hear him belting it out as he lays in bed at night. And he has been spotted more than once turning a baseball bat or random stick into a microphone. Yes, we have created a monster. We joke all the time that it would be nice if they would come out with a Christian version of Rock Band so that it might encourage Jackson to sing praise music instead of music written by folks who are, shall we say, sub-conscious at the time the song was written.
Some other things we have done this summer so far is...POTTY TRAINING!!!! That has been quite an experience. Andy and I have both been "hosed" more than once. Ha ha! Jackson is doing pretty good so far. He is not completely potty trained (number two has yet to make it into the potty), but is pretty consistent with number one! He has a treasure box that he gets to pick out a prize for going in the potty and he is cleaning us out! My little man has been quite patient with me and my growing belly through these past months, but it has been a challenge keeping him busy and entertained lately. We have been swimming ALOT! Jackson is taking swimming lessons with daddy on Saturdays (so mommy can sleep-in), and is doing great! He is quite the little fish, (but he calls himself a "diver"). So if you have a pool, and we will find out if you do, be prepared to see our smilin' faces! We are hittin' up everyone we know who has a pool so we can cool off this summer!
Stay tuned for more updates! I don't know if you noticed, but I am about to deliver TWINS in the next month or so. Belly pictures and more info. on that to come!