Sunday, January 10, 2010

The next Generation of Music Lovers

Jackson and I have been sick for the past week. Having a sick 3 year old if not so much fun. He has been having a hard time sleeping because of his congestion. The other night he woke up around 3:00am. He turned to me and said " Mom, can we listen to music on your Ipod?" I laughed and told him no. Secretly, I wanted to listen to music on my Ipod too. He told me that it was ok and he went back to sleep.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Winter Wonderland

We are starting to get into the holiday season. Jackson and I went and got our tree this weekend. This is the first year Jackson has been old enough to kind of get the whole Christmas thing. He loved decorating the tree. You could tell where he was standing, all of the ornaments are right on top of each other. I am trying, really hard, to be excited about the holiday. Jackson makes it kind of easy.

(the glorious tree)


Monday, November 30, 2009

Thinking . . .

Jackson: "Mommy are you thinking what I'm thinking?"
Mommy: "I don't know, what are you thinking?"
Jackson: "I am thinking that when the sun comes up we should take a walk downtown."
Mommy: "I wish we could but when the sun comes up we have to get ready to go to school."
Jackson: "Oh, well when you pick me up can we walk downtown when we get home?"
Mommy: " Oh course, I would like that."

I love that we have a downtown to walk to and that my son loves to walk there.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Fall on the horizon

It has been a long time since we posted anything. Life, as usual, has taken  many turns in the last few months. Jackson and I had a wonderful summer. I was able to take 2 months off and we spent time together and with friends. We even made it out to Wisconsin for a week in August. It was fun and revitalizing for both of us. We are now back to school. The transition was much harder for me than it was for Jackson. He is a champ!
Jackson turned 3 this summer and is learning to ride a bike, he is now sleeping in a big boy bed and is almost completely potty trained!!!!!!!! Such a big boy now! I am going to try and be better about posting things and pictures from here on out. Here are some pictures from out summer adventures: 

May 2009

July 2009

August in Wisconsin

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A Winters Day Hike

I know that it is soon for another post but I thought I would share a cute little story from my day. I went hiking up Pack Monadnock in Peterborough this morning with my homeroom. The point of the hike was to get to the top so we could sled down. The group had a rough go of it but while we were there we were passed by a couple, also on a hike. The two of them stopped to chat and said that this was a place that they used to spend a lot of time at in the summer and occasionally during the winter. The man then told us that he was 83 years old and his wife was almost 81- she got upset since she was only 80 and her birthday was not for a few more months. They were super cute and made it to the top when most of the teenagers I was with gave up only half way.

Monday, February 23, 2009

February Vacation- Kind of

This week is supposed to be February Vacation week. It is one of those awesome perks to being a teacher. Well not so much. Since I work at a private school we had fewer options for making up snow days compared to public schools. So we decided to work the first three days this week. By work of course I mean we made it Winter Week. Today I was going to be cross country skiing, tomorrow I will go ice skating and Wednesday I get to go skiing at Cannon Mountain. Not bad for a week of work! Of course we got a snow storm last night and school was delayed two hours. I am going to miss today for another reason- Jackson continues to fight this flu bug and after 4 plus days of being sick I am taking him to the doctors to make sure he is ok. I think Jackson will tell you that he feels better and that over the last 4 days he has more than made up for all the t.v. Scott and I never let him watch! I think his favorite new phrase is "I want to watch it over and over and over Mommy!" Thankfully I have not gotten the flu yet- seems like a miracle since Jackson prefers to get sick on me instead of in the bowl or the toilet! I love being a mom- it has been kind of nice hearing him ask to snuggle all the time.
I have a few pictures from our Valentines trip to Seapoint Beach and when I find the camera I will post them for everyone to see. It had been way too long since the family hit the beach and I think we all had an awesome time, especially Cassidy.

We hope everyone is doing well. Spring is on the way and soon we will have lots of pictures of our upcoming camping adventures!

Here are the pictures from the beach- the last one shows a sad boy who didn't want to go home!
For good measure I am going to add some pictures of the sick pup this morning. We went to the doctor and she said that if he is still sick on Wednesday we will need to run some tests but so far he seems to be holding his own. I sure hope we don't have to do any tests later this week!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Another Sunday, Another Snow Storm

Jackson and Mommy after a long morning playing in the snow

Happy New Year everyone! Jackson and I are staying busy- Jackson eating lots of snow and for me it's shoveling. I did go and hire a plow guy- which has been super exciting and helpful. Jackson and I had a wonderful time in CA for Christmas. It was sad to come back to all the cold and snow but we are already talking about going back on the big airplane. Jackson probably had an easier time adjusting then I did and now every time he sees a plane it is always flying to CA.
Here are some pictures from our trip home- Jackson had a great time playing with all of his cousins and his many aunts and uncles. Of course I think Jackson enjoyed playing fetch with Napoleon the most!

Jackson and Napoleon at the park

Jackson on the slide- not sure what to do next

Jackson and Mommy Christmas morning

Jackson and Aubrey- they did really well together sharing this time around

Popeye, Jacob, Jackson and Loni- Christmas Eve dinner

The three boys eating together

Since being home we have been playing outside and when it is too cold to go outside (which it has been the past week) Jackson has taken to riding his bike in the house really fast! Well that is how he explains it at least. He is getting really good at navigating the turns and furniture. He also enjoys chasing Cassidy around the house on his bike- not sure Cassidy appreciates the game of it all. She is doing much better with Jackson and now Jackson kisses her at night and says " I love Cassidy and Cassidy loves Jackson" Too cute.

The other big news is that next week our house will officially be up for sale. It's very sad and kind of exciting all at the same time. The idea of packing and de-cluttering is kind of overwhelming right now. Fingers crossed we can sell it quickly and for the price we are asking. I have not been able to decide where to go once the house sells- I guess we need to figure that out pretty quickly!