Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween 2009

Our little firefighter...

We're getting ready for a night of trick-or-treating, enjoying the company of new friends, then catching the end of the UT game as they take on the Oklahoma State Cowboys! Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Little Adventurer

Our little man is a little adventurer. He loves the outdoors, loves exploring things, and would go off discovering things on his own if it weren't for the careful watch of his exhausted Mama.

Today I asked if he wanted to come along to drop off the Netflix in the mailbox. Of course he did! He's pretty good about holding my hand until I let him run on his own for a bit. And he's pretty good about knowing not to go into the street on his own. Today, however, his curiosity got the better of him. When we got back from the mailbox, Jackson decided he didn't want to come back inside. So, thinking that if I said goodbye and started closing the door, he would (as usual) start crying and bang on the door until I opened it. Not today. I quietly opened the door up to see what he was doing. He had already run out into the middle of the street off on his own adventure (thankfully, we have a pretty safe street)! I have no idea what was going on in his mind as he wandered into the great unknown... Where did he think he was going? When would he have stopped? Or would he? I often wonder what goes on in the mind of my little adventurer.

Needless to say, I scooped him up and brought him right inside, put him in time out and then gave him a good talking to. Don't know if it worked. I'm pretty sure it'll happen again. Probably many more times before he learns to listen to his Mama. I, on the other hand, will not be quite so trusting of him in the meantime.

A glimpse of the laughter and life Jackson brings to our house:

Tickling Jackson from Halle Whittington on Vimeo.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

We're back!

Sorry it has been so long... 3 months to be more exact! Sheesh. Sometimes life just gets the better of me. And with so much going on, tons of things that I'm sorting through, I just haven't had the energy or focus to write about our life as of late.

So many changes... The best news is that Jackson got his G-tube removed today! Yay! This has been a long time coming. He's finally drinking on his own and loving it! We put Daniel on a flight to California then headed over to the surgery center at 9 a.m. this morning. The doctor took it out, put an enormous bandage on it and gave us a follow-up appointment for October 29th. I guess they give it some time to see if the hole will heal up on its own prior to repairing it surgically. So we'll see how it goes. Supposedly, it'll leak a lot for the first couple days then gradually get better. We're just so happy to be done with this season and ready to move on to new things.

Daniel will be in San Luis Obispo for the next 12 days, playing lots of shows and celebrating the wedding of one of our good friends! Congrats Tim and Annie!

I'll be here with my boy. News on my end is that I just took a part-time job working for West Elm in downtown Austin. It's been a lot of fun so far and I'm making some good friends! It's been good for me to get out and we could really use the bit of extra cash flow, if you know what I mean.

Jackson just gets more and more fun... He has the biggest appetite that I've ever seen in a kid his age! For example, one morning he ate two pancakes, a half banana, handful of blueberries, a kolache and a cup of milk. Goodness. He most definitely eats more than me! He constantly has a couple cars in his hands and drives them all over our house. He is still extremely social! He just can't get enough of people. But he's also VERY independent and focused. I am loving seeing more and more of his personality. He is such a happy kid... always has a smile on his face! I just adore him.

As far as me, I've been on quite a journey the past few months. I can talk about that more later, but I am making some good and necessary changes. Jackson and I will be in California to visit from November 3-10. I'm looking forward to catching up with some familiar faces and spending time in some of my favorite coastal spots.

Our camera is still out of commission, so hopefully we'll have some pics to post soon! Till then...