Brown and blue

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I'm 1!!

Hey Everyone it's Jackson again!  I wanted to tell you all about my birthday!! My Grandma Robyn and Grandpa Mark flew all the way here from Iowa to come and celebrate with me for a whole week!! I am having so much fun with them!!

For my birthday we got to go to the Berger Zoo in Arnhem, it was so cool!! I have never seen those kinds of animals except for in my books!!! I really loved looking at the elephants, gorillas and seeing all the fish in the aquarium. I even got to have ice cream which I LOVE!

The next day, we had a birthday party with a few neighbor friends. I was kinda sleepy for the first part but I rallied anyways!! My mom stuck this firey thing in my face and tried to get me to blow on it but all I wanted to do was grab it and put it in my mouth but she wouldn't let me... what's wrong with her?!?!

Then I got to taste some cake with frosting on it... I had one bite of the frosting and did NOT like it at all. It made me shake my head and I think I even gagged a little.  It was way too sweet for me!!!

Then it was time for presents!  I got lots of fun things like puzzles (I carry the pieces around in my mouth), some clothes, and a new Cars car.  I love the car and figured out how to get on and off it all by my self!!!

My other favorites gifts from my mommy and daddy are my new slide and tunnel! They are so much fun and I can almost do the slide all by myself!!

I also got lots of new clothes I think my mom is more excited about them than I am!!

I wish we could have parties like that all the time!!!

Talk to you soon!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Look what Jackson did!

I was a little bored one day so I thought what the heck, why not try finger painting. I love things like that and so I'm sure Jackson would love them too!  I was right for about 5 minutes!  I realized he is still very young for this and really loves putting things in his mouth but it was super cute and now he has a framed piece of art work on his dresser made just for him by him!  We even sent a get well card to Great Grandpa W made by Jackson!


You know that annoying sounds you hear when your smoke detector's battery is getting old? You know that high pitched BEEP every 5 minutes.  Yesterday this was going on all day long. I wait for Josh to get home from work because I of course can't reach the stupid thing and am not going to carry a ladder up those crazy spiral stairs.

So I have forgotten about the BEEP until bath time until I am oh so rudely reminded by BEEP! Josh is immediately on it. It's almost Jackson's bedtime and believe me we do not want to keep him up at night! So he removes the detector and takes it down stairs. A nice temporary relief from the BEEP! 

We sort of forget about it until we're ready for bed. Brushing our teeth when BEEP... what?!?! we haven't heard it for the last hour and a half and now really.  We obviously took down the wrong one.  So Josh is off on the hunt for the other smoke detectors and finds one in the attic.  He takes that down and we're off to bed. 

We just lay down when BEEP...really?!?!  You have got to be kidding me.  This time we're both looking for the stupid thing. We go downstairs and listen, no beep.  We go back to the attic, beep... ok we think we have found it. When he gets it down BEEP but oh no it is not this one!

So we're back on the hunt and searching every room in the house where we have found a blended in smoke detector!! BEEEP.  Ahhh, good it's the one!! Josh takes it down stairs and removes the battery. He sets it next to the other one we have already taken down when BEEP!! It seems we now have 2 bad batteries, so he removes the other battery and now there is silence! :)

Now all I have to worry about is there being a fire in the middle of the night and we have 2 smoke detectors sitting on the kitchen table with the batteries removed! Don't worry everything was ok and we have new batteries ready to go!!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

A visit to the farm!

Before a trip to the farm has always meant a trip to my Grandma and Grandpa's farm, but since we're a little far away right now we took Jackson to another little farm.  The weather is turning nice so it was a great way to get out a little bit!

I think our favorite part were the pigs, they were digging in the mud and then were chasing each other around.  It was pretty funny!

They also had cows which you can watch get milked or maybe even help milk every day.

There were tons of chickens where you can reach in and pull out your own eggs.  Josh got a nice surprise when he opened the door to check for an egg and there was a chicken right there.  (I think it scared him, though he wouldn't admit it)

Then after you are all done at the farm you can buy any other their own organic products.  Meats, cheese, eggs etc. We just got the ice cream :)