Friday, October 30, 2009
Jackson is a very sweet and sensitive boy. He is very compassionate and worried about people's feelings. He can sense when I am having a hard day and turns on the sweetness big time. He will just walk up to me, wrap his arms around my neck, and say "I LOVE YOU MOMMY!" It melts my heart. He is always worried about how someone is feeling, "Mommy are they sad? Are they mad? Why are they crying?" He is also sensitive about us teasing him. When Parker or I laugh at something he does he gets easily embarassed. Poor Jackson has a hard time with coordination and is constantly tripping, falling, getting hurt, spilling something, etc. We have to be careful not make him feel bad about himself when that happens because he is starting to feel embarassed when he does those things. Jackson also has quite the imagination. He plays the funniest games and he usually comes up with the ideas for what he and Josh play. He also has an imaginary friend, Cally, who has brown skin and blue eyes. He talks about her all the time, it cracks me up.
Jackson loves his brothers too, especially Tyce. He is always looking for ways to help me with Tyce and is so concerned when he cries. He'll always just walk up to him and give him hugs and kisses and talk baby talk to him like he hears me do. He loves to list all the things he will teach Tyce, "I will learn him to walk, I will learn him to say MOMMY COME WIPE ME, I will learn him to play games, I will learn him to eat his cereal all gone," etc. It's so cute. He also loves Joshy but is subtly bossy and in control. Pretty much what Jack says goes. Josh seems ok with it so I think it works for them.
Jackson is a good eater but is distracted by Josh who won't eat. If Jackson was alone he would eat great. He does have a much bigger appetite than Josh and sometimes eats double what Josh does. Jackson is a DRAMA KING and throws the biggest fits over the littlest things. He is very OCD so if something isn't just how he wants it he goes to pieces. The other night he sat up in his room by himself for almost an hour looking through his sock drawer trying to find a pair of socks that apparently has this microscopic blue line in between the gray toe and the white sock. Never in a million years would I have noticed that. If he can't get his shirt on the right way or if his granola bar breaks in half he will just bawl. It is very frustrating for Parker and I and we are hoping he will outgrow it.
Jackson also loves to help daddy get dressed after work. He loves to help him pick out his clothes and loves pulling off daddy's belt. He also really looks forward to his time with daddy at bedtime. After we say family prayers, Parker reads them two stories then sings them a few songs. After that is all done, Parker tries to leave and Jackson says, "daddy, cuddle me lots of times." Needless to say, Parker cannot say no to that so he lays down next to Jack and Jackson wraps his arm around Parker's neck and gets as close to him as he can and then falls asleep. It is precious and I know it's Parker's favorite part of the night.
I love my Jackson so much. I have always called him mommy's little angel and that is what he is to me. He brings a special spirit into our home that I am grateful for. I feel so blessed to have him in my life and I hope the hugs and I Love Yous never stop.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
The boys each made daddy a card and inside they told me all the reasons why they love their daddy. My favorite one of Josh's was, "he wipes my bum" and my favorite one of Jackson's was, "he lets me pull off his belt." Hahaha...Grandma Morrill sent the boys a little Halloween package that they opened during daddy's party. They got books, sticker books, candy, pumpkin carving kit, and Tyce got new Halloween jammies! They were very excited. Thanks mom!Parker loves me for making him stand there while I take this picture. =)Tyceroo was chilling on the floor during most of the party...Smiling when he hears his daddy's voice...Everybody making funny faces at dinner...Don't worry, Jackson blew out the candles before Josh or Parker could even think about it, haha...
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Jack's big ol pumpkin and Josh's tiny one....Getting ready to cut open the pumpkin...Here is Jackson saying, "YOU pull the yucky seeds out not me!"He finally gave in and got his hands dirty...Josh was proud of his dirty hands...Jackson's final product, all day he had said he wanted TRIANGLE eyes AND a TRIANGLE nose...Every night they remind us to go out and light their jack-o-lanterns, they LOVE them!Josh's final product...he insisted on OVAL eyes, nose, and mouth...
They are so excited for trick or treating this year, they'll be so cute and I can't wait to take them. I got their pumpkins out and they've been practicing trick or treating. Jackson goes on one side of a door in the house and Josh goes on the other and knocks and says TRICK OR TREAT. Then Jackson opens the door and pretends to give him candy and Josh says, THANK YOU! Then they go to the next door in the house, haha. It cracks me up.
I'm also looking forward to next weekend because my DEAR DEAR friend Becky and her family are coming from Pittsburg to visit! YAY! I better rest up because Becky and I could, and will, talk all night!!!
Also, tomorrow is Parker's birthday! He's turning the big 3 0 !!! I can't believe it! More to come...
Monday, October 19, 2009
Here they are closing their eyes waiting for their surprise from Grandma and Grandpa Barraclough...They got Candyland and Memory! They love to play games!Here's Tyceroo in his bouncer...We took them to the playplace at the mall, my dad watched them while my mom and I shoe shopped, thanks dad!!! Thursday night my parents babysat while Parker and I went out! Here they are playing memory on the table and eating popcorn...Daddy and Tyce smiling at eachother...Saturday we got tickets to do the Capitol tour, here they are looking EVER so excited...Here is the top of the Temple of Freedom, the dome you see from the outside...Parker and I in front of the statue...Cute guys...Joshy sitting in Tyce's car seat...Here is the top of the Library of Congress....The twins and I at the Library of Congress, they were bored to death....Grandpa and the twins...Tycee LOVES his grandma...Cute guy...Smiley guy...Right before they had to leave for the airport... =(
Thanks mom and dad for coming! Now I've got to begin the countdown till they come next...5 weeks!!!
Monday, October 12, 2009
He looks a little tired huh? This is only the second tub daddy has given Tyce! Needless to say, he loved it!
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Tyce has been LOVING his bumbo seat today, he looks like such a big boy in it! I know it sounds so cliche, but I really cannot believe how fast he is growing up! I love his smiles and he just ADORES his daddy. Anytime he hears Parker's voice he gets a big ol grin on his face. Looks like we have yet ANOTHER daddy's boy in the family!!! Our "HOW MANY DAYS UNTIL GRANDMA AND GRANDPA BARRACLOUGH COME" chain is getting shorter and shorter! In three days I'll be picking them up from the airport!!! YAY!!!
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Ok so I put a lot more pics of Tyce on there because HE has been an angel lately!!! Ah somebody please help me, I can't handle these crazy punks!!!