Wednesday, March 24, 2010!

This is what Scott and I woke up to this morning.  Yikes!

That's right...that's Jackson standing in his crib, happily holding on to the side.  We lowered the crib a couple of weeks ago because he was pulling on the bumper.  After one night of trying to sleep without the bumper (Jackson got his arm stuck between the slats in the crib three times during the night), we decided to lower the crib and put the bumper back in.  Well, looks like we're going to have to lower it again!  Time is flying by and my little boy is growing up too quickly!

Jackson has been pulling himself up quite alot lately.  He can get himself up to his knees and with a little effort he can get himself up to his feet.  It's been so much fun watching him develop and figure out what he can and can't do.  He's still working on crawling.  He "army" crawls and rolls everywhere he needs to go.  He just hasn't gotten himself to crawl on his hands and knees yet.  He comes so close -- rocking back and forth on his hands and knees.  I know they say that some kids skip the crawling stage altoghether and that what Jackson is doing now (the army crawl) is still considered crawling, but I hope he can get it figured out.  I don't want him to miss this stage.

Quite alot has been happening lately.  Jackson has continued with the teething.  Right now he LOVES biting biscuits!!  They are these hard crackers that babies can bite while teething to help ease the pain in their gums.  He can't get enough of them but are they ever messy!!  It's pretty much a given that he will have to be changed after he has one. 

Note how messy his face is getting.  His fingers and face end up covered in the remnants of the biscuits and, of course, so does everything he touches.  Jackson was even nice enough to run his hands through his hair after he was done.  What a mess!!

Did you notice that we switched to a bigger bib in the middle of this episode?  The little newborn-size one just wasn't cutting it.  This one protects his clothes a little more and also prevents him from grabbing (and trying to eat) the straps from the highchair.

Last night we tried to give Jackson a sippy cup.  Well, here are the results...

Ummm...wrong end Jackson.

Not exactly a huge success.  He didn't actually get any of the water that was in it and truthfully, I think he thought it was just another teething toy but oh well.  It's still fun watching him try to figure things out. 

Finally, I just can resist posting these pictures.  As I've said before, Jackson just loves the kitties!  He does the best he can to scoot over to them to play but inevitably they run off before he can get there.  Well, last Sunday morning the kitties were window-stalking a bunny out in the yard and Jackson took his opportunity to hang out with Cappy for a while.  He eventually joined in the bunny hunt.

Cappy wasn't so sure about things to begin with.

She got over it pretty quickly though and she and Jackson continued to look for the bunny.

Enough of this silly bunny -- mom's got a camera!!  Time to be a cheeseball!!

We're off to Iowa on Friday which should be fun!  It's going to be a house full of people with Elizabeth and Reef, Kathleen and Tyler, and us all home at the same time.  I can't wait!

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