Jackson of course, topping that list off. He is a happy and healthy baby who's smile makes my heart melt. He's at that stage where when you reach to pick him up, he raises his arms to meet you. And when you get him up in the morning or get him from day care, he shows his affection for you with a big grin on his face that just says, "I'm so thankful you're here! I missed you!"
Getting a laugh out of him is a little bit easier. He's very interested in sounds and words, so its been added to our bath time ritual which makes getting him dry and dressed a tad bit easier. So on any given night around 6:15, you'll hear me rattling off "Ba, ba, ba, ba, ba, ba...Ball!!!" Or "Ya, ya, ya, ya, ya, ya....Yippee!!!" (one of his favorites).
Tonight we're going to test out our new bath seat in the bath tub. While Jackson is not sitting up on his own yet, it is just getting too hard to bath him in the sink anymore. And I'm sure his Daddy would agree that it reeks havoc on the kitchen (and we'll be able to move his bath things from the top of our "pantry").
Thanksgiving gave us a few days away from the daily work and stress...time to really relax and spend time with each other and our families. We continue to be blessed by the love and support that we're continuously surrounded by. And while we don't get to see some of our family often enough, a couple of days of food, laughter, and love will charge our batteries till we see them again to celebrate a certain someone's birthday (and his year old cousin). (And hopefully Jackson's Uncle Josh and Aunt Lacey felt our presence far away in China...we're all anxious for their return in June.)
|First Turkey Dinner with my side of the family.|
|Adam reading his favorite childhood story to Jackson|
Thanksgiving passing gives me the excuse to set up the Christmas tree and get in the holiday spirit. Another moment to spend with our family, snuggle up on the couch, and enjoy the lights on the tree.