We hosted Thanksgiving this year and had a delightful time doing so! My parents and sister, bro-in-law and sweet tot Gavin joined in the festivities!
Blue eyed baby boy
Walking to the park
Watching the CMAs and singing to Brad Paisley :)
Joshua gets so excited when he is the closest person to Jackson because he gets to be the first person to "help" him. Whenever Jackson makes noises Joshua either thinks Jackson needs help (pacifier, hug, kiss or blanket) or he thinks Jackson is making a silly baby noise and will laugh. :)
Swinging at the playground...
Joshua: "Mommy, swing me high up in the clouds!"
Joshua enjoys learning and figuring things out on his own...
Joshua: "My feet cold on the ground."
Me: "Do you want to put your shoes on?"
Joshua: "This a cold house. My legs cold."
Me: "Do you want to wear some pants?"
Eric holding and talking to baby bear...
Eric: "Are you and Joshua going to be partners in crime?"
Jackson: Smile :)
Driving in the car...
Joshua: "When Jenni die she go to heaven!"
Never too young to learn about Jesus!
Lately my sweet boy has been complementing me and Jenni randomly throughout the day. He learned from his sweet daddy...
Joshua: "Hey! You pretty!" :)
Joshua: "You beauty, Jenni!"
Jenni was holding Jackson when he smiled at her...
Jenni: "Do you think he's falling in love with me?" :)
Yes, yes and yes.
My sweet sweet girl...
Jenni: "You're the best teacher I could ever have in my entire life." :)
Me: "I'll love you forever."
Joshua: "Forever and ever?"
Me: "Forever and ever."
Joshua: "Forever and ever and ever?" :)
Ever since we've been decorating for Christmas...
Jenni: "Let's deck the holidays!"
I won't correct that sweetness.
Joshua: "Jackson my best brother!"
At nap time...
Jenni: "Mom, I was thinking about it and you know, I just want to be a big girl. So I'm going to cancel my nap for today." :)
I love Jenni...
Jenni: "I'm sadder than an elephant!"
An Update on Jenni
Jenni has been saving her money for quite some time. She wanted a new Barbie but I told her she would either need to wait until Christmas or use her money to buy one. She opted to use her money now and bought a swimsuit Barbie and a pool with accessories. Her first solo purchase and she was quite proud! She also chose to donate to the Red Cross disaster fund at the same time which was a sweet choice, too. Jenni is loving being a big sister to two sweet little boys and is such a precious girl. Jenni and I have enjoyed our "girls nights" at home while Eric has been traveling and the boys are sleeping. She has grown up overnight.
An Update on Joshua
Joshua is finally back to sleeping in his big bed. Praise the Lord! Little man literally begged and pleaded to sleep in his pack n play for naps and bed. I have no idea why he loved that thing so much, but we are so proud of him being back in his bed happily. Joshua also decided to stop being so mischievous this month and replaced that with pure sweetness. Joshua enjoys playing with Jenni and attacking her with hugs. He makes sure to be gentle with her and Jackson (for now), but he sure does love playing rough with Eric. Joshua is loving being a big brother and really wants to share a room with Jackson. Oh, the adventures they will have one day!
An Update on Jackson
Jackson continues to be the adorably precious, squishy, smiley baby that he is. Jenni and I love getting him to smile or catching him smiling on his own. Jenni loves singing songs to him and Joshua sings him Twinkle Twinkle Little Star in his sweet two year old voice. Joshua loves listening to his cooing and thinks that anytime Jackson touches him, he is trying to tickle him. :) He also loves anytime Jackson coos because he thinks Jackson is starting to talk and gets so excited. Joshua also calls his brother "huge baby!" because our baby boy has gotten so long. I haven't noted it yet, but from day one Jackson has loved baths and he continues loving them to this day. He is quite precious in a bubbly bath.