Sunday, June 12, 2011

Over the River (The Everglades) and through the Wood (Big Cypress National Forest)

Last weekend we went to visit Opa and Mimi in Naples. Jackson and Matthew are both going to be water lovers as you can tell in these pictures.

This is Matthew at around 5 months old enjoying Opa and Mimi's swimming pool!!

This is Jackson around 5 months also having a blast with Daddy at the pool!!

Jackson is also starting to want to do EVERYTHING his big brother does. He loves watching Matthew play and I think he is eager to join in on the fun. Here he is playing with the Thomas the train set (with Daddy's help).

Matthew was very nice about sharing his toys (except for the Thomas train). Jackson got to play with Thomas about 5 seconds before Matthew wanted it least Matthew shared even if it was only for 5 seconds.

My babies are growing up TOO FAST!!!!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Jackson's BFF

So going to La Leche League meetings is great because you get to meet new moms that are also trying to exclusively breast feed. I met Julie back in January when she was still pregnant with Ethan...and at the last meeting Ethan and Jackson got to meet. Well, Ethan is about 2 months younger than Jackson but they seemed to 'hit it off'...or at least Ethan's mom and I did. We have since met for lunch and Ethan even got to come over to our house last week.

In between nursing, shopping and napping (Jackson didn't but Ethan did) we got these pictures.

I guess Jackson wanted to nurse some least he has a good latch!!!

I can't wait until the boys get together again!!! We had a blast!!!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Bedtime Stories

When I was a kid the most memorable bedtime routine we had was reading a story. We had this big book of all kinds of crazy stories in it and I loved when my mom read one to me. I think these two boys love bedtime stories too.

The last two evenings have been a little crazy. I am teaching 2 summer courses through a local university. Music Appreciation and History of Jazz. Whew, I'm tired!!! The classes meet on Tuesday and Wednesday and it sure would be nice if there was at least 1 day in between them each week.

Jackson doesn't take bottles too easily yet...he is getting better but as soon as I come home he starts crying uncontrollably and will refuse the bottle if I'm around. I feel so bad because I can't even use the bathroom before he starts. Seth says that he does pretty good until I come home and he just goes insane when he sees me or hears my voice. I guess we have to get him ready to be without me before August when I officially start back to work.

Anyway, it's late and I'm tired. Have a good night ya'll!!!