Keeping Up with Ron, Sara, Jackson and Addie

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Corn on the cob...

On Monday after Jackson's doctor appointment the three of us stopped at a fruit and veggie stand to get some treats and something to go along with dinner. I picked up a half dozen ears of corn, pluots and some beautiful looking cherries. When we got home the three of us sat on the back steps to peel the corn together. Ron tried to teach Jackson to grab a hold of the husk and pull, and pull with all his might, he did. When I had finished one ear of corn I gave it to Jackson to pick off the strings, when all of a sudden we heard a "CRUNCH". We look over to find Jackson taking his first bite of corn right off the ear!! We both laughed hysterically... I'm not sure where he even learned how corn on the cob was eaten, it was our first of the season.

So we cooked up the corn and instead of cutting it off the cob for Jackson, we gave it to him, ear and all. Here is how he did:

Monday, July 28, 2008

18 month check up...

Jackson had his 18 month check up today. He is happy and healthy and came home with these stats:

Height: 33" (75%)
Weight: 26 lbs 13 oz. (55%)
Head: 48.2 cm (75%)

Likes and Dislikes

Likes and dislikes from the week:

airplanes, bike rides, sand, sunshine, his cousins, fig newtons, chicken nuggets, camping, the color red, pizza

getting his hair cut, sitting still, cold water, being quiet in restaurants

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Shoes on...

Shoes on at the playground! Check out this video of a poor kid who kicked of his shoes only to have the black plastic mats at the playground burn the skin right off his little feet. Video Here

A new blog...

So, I've decided to try my hand at public blogging. Basically I've started a blog much like this one that is out there for the world to see. I'm not sure what will come of it. Possibly ad revenue, maybe additional good ideas. It will contain some of the same content, but will leave out the intimate details of our lives. It will also contain new content that won't be fond on this blog and will be directed at the blogosphere audience. Check it out occasionally, and if you find one of the sponsor ads intruiging, click on it, it could possibly put a dime in my pocket. If you choose to comment, just use your first name.

Here is the address of the new blog to add to your bookmarks:

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Adult time and Jackson time...

We had a very nice summer weekend, and even made some time to see friends while Jackson stayed home with Grandma Jan. Friday night we made a quick trip to North St. Paul, to see an old Canon Falls firetruck, Jackson got a pretty sweet fire hat out of the deal and was satisfied with the trip. After another evening in bed, I finally figured out that some medication I had been taking was what was taking me out with a high fever chills and other flu-like symptoms, wish I would have figured it out sooner, but am glad to have the solution.

Saturday evening we went to our friend's John and Janine's for a great dinner of kabobs and french silk pie. The best part was being able to eat at a reasonable pace and not having to share my food!

Sunday it was off to Paynesville for a visit with some of Ron's friends. We had a great day out on their pontoon and at the beach. I also had time to kick Ron's behind in bowling on Matt and Danielle's Wii. What fun, I'm thinking we may need to get one of our own.

Here are some photos from the weekend:

Jackson discovered how to have fun with raspberries

Here puppy have some of my milk

Fun in the sun

Friday, July 18, 2008

Sara's favorite time of the year...

It's the time of year I love most: We have brought in the first crop from our garden. Tomatoes, banana peppers, jalepeno peppers, and grape tomatoes. I just love being able to pick direct from the garden and make delicious salads and blts... Mmmm Good!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Likes and dislikes for the week...

This week's feature: Jackson's Likes and Dislikes:

playing with Mama's laptop, climbing on dining room chairs, playing with Daddy's watch, going bye-bye, bikes, watching the garbage truck, brushing his teeth, playing hide and seek

spider bites, onions and following directions at swim lessons

18 month old boy...

It's hard to believe that our baby is already 18mos, but he is (as of the 13th). The time has gone fast, but we are happy about the stage we are in now. Jackson is taking anywhere from a 1.5 - 3 hour nap in the afternoon, he is going to sleep at 8pm and not waking until 6:45 or 8 in the morning. He is talking up a storm, trying to get two words to string together. He is using the potty like a champ, gives kisses and hugs galore and wants to help us all the time.

Here are some of the photos from our 18 month photo shoot.

Monday, July 14, 2008

The weekend in photos...

I don't have a lot of time to write, and I still owe the blog a Fourth of July weekend post. Here are a couple photos from the weekend, though.

Jackson and Grayson getting into trouble together after their swim lesson.

Jackson had fun checking out the sculptures at the sculpture garden.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Likes and dislikes...

Likes and dislikes from the week:

Jackson's Likes...
baseballs, split pea soup, tractors, great grandpa's puppy, boats, pizza and soy ice cream bars.

Jackson's Dislikes...
green peppers, going night-night and not being able to crawl on the dining room table.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Go Twins...

I hope you all have returned from a fun holiday weekend. We had a nice time at Ron's Grandpa's in Pine City, MN. I will blog and post photos on that when I have more time.

Yesterday Ron and I took Jackson to his very first Twins game. He catches the occasional game on TV and says "bapeball" and raises his arm to "Go Twins!" So, we decided he was ready for his first game. We got there in the second inning, wanting to miss the crowded rush to get in. I also thought the later we went, the better the chance we'd be able to stay to the end. Jackson did great, only getting antsy in the 9th. And the Twins pulled out a win for him too.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

To wear shoes, or not to wear shoes...

Wearing shoes inside of my house would mean that I would be bringing unwanted germs into my house, not to mention, the unwanted dirt and sand. However, not wearing shoes is going to quickly result in a serious injury. Just this morning, I kicked a hard plastic sippy cup that someone so carelessly left in the middle of the kitchen floor during a hectic morning of racing around. It was only moments after this unsuspecting stub of the big toe that a headband found its way in the bend of my foot... ouch! That headband wasn't there when I left the bathroom, but Jackson just loves playing in the bathroom drawer that we have designated as the "safe" drawer. I'm sure there will be many more of these times, a matchbox car, a Lego or some other small toy, and eventually my feet will get tougher and withstand most of the incidents. Someday I will wish that I still had sippy cups dropped on my kitchen floor, so for now, I will cringe with pain and keep on with my routine.