Thursday, December 18, 2008

Tis the Season...

Hello all of you Jackson 3 blog followers! Sorry we haven't updated the blog in a while, it's not that we have been really busy, we are just kind of lazy. If Elliot is asleep we are just chilling out or asleep as well, and blogging definitely falls below picking up the house or any other chores that we have to do (OCD!!). However, I did want to catch everyone up on what has gone on the past couple of weeks.

The big news is that Elliot got her frenulum (piece of skin under her tongue) clipped on Friday. (for more answers on why we did this, please consult Jennie as I don't think she wants it broadcast over the web.) She recovered like a champ and by Friday afternoon she was going to town in her jumper (I think it was harder on Mom and Dad). Saturday, Jennie tried to venture out to the mall with Elliot while Dad worked. Not such a great idea as Elliot started running a fever while she was there. Saturday night the fever was still there so we took her to the Pediatric Urgent Care Center to make sure that her tongue wasn't infected. Tongue, no.... Ear, yes... So Elliot has her first ear infection under her belt! She was a little fussy on Sunday during Dad and Daughter football day, but not too bad considering minor surgery with an ear infection on top! Now, she is doing great!

We are headed to the frigid plains of the Texas Panhandle for Christmas. We are looking forward to seeing everyone. She always seems to do new things in Amarillo (holding off for the grandparents, I guess), so hopefully we can master rolling over (back to front) while we are there.

We want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and we will be sure to take lots of pictures.


Jordan, Jennie, and Elliot

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Giggling Baby and Christmas Trees

I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving.  Mommy had to work, so Elliot and Daddy packed up and headed over to have Thanksgiving with our good friends Amy and Andrew and their family.  And, yes, we brought plenty of left overs home to Mom!

The rest of the weekend, we took it pretty easy.  We did motivate ourselves to decorate for Christmas though (we missed you Sammy Christmas, but you are always in our hearts!).  We made a bold decision to leave the fake tree in the attic and on Sunday we headed out to the forrest (aka Lowes) to find our Christmas tree.  Below are some pictures of the finished product!  Also, check out the video at the bottom of the blog.  We had to do the sneaky camera angle b/c she would get distracted when she saw the camera. 

Elliot and Emory enjoying Thanksgiving together!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Thug Life!

Happy Thanksgiving!  If you see these two in a dark alley you better turn and run!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Going to the Chapel...

We have had a pretty busy last couple of weeks.  First off, we wanted to say congratulations to Elizabeth and Wesley.  It was a beautiful wedding and everyone had a great time!

We headed up to Amarillo last week for the big day.  It was a crazy couple of days as Jennie helped get everything perfect for the big day.  While there were some close calls, everything went off without a hitch on the big day.  Here are some pictures from the reception and the wedding.

Jennie and Berkeley (w/ Mia)

Daddy and Elliot partying the night away.  She still has some lessons to learn about being more lady-like!

Bunny and Nonni trying to get Elliot to go to sleep.

The Ryan Jackson photography team.  We will post some of their pictures when they are ready.

Uncle Thomas holding Elliot
Elliot is getting so big and finally growing out of her fussy phase.  All the hard work that we have put in over the last four plus months is starting to pay off!  She is a lot of fun and she is a very happy baby.  She is 13 lbs and 24 inches long.  She has started eating cereal every night before bed.  At first it was very messy (see below), but now she has this "eating with a spoon" thing down.  Everyday it seems like she is doing something new.  She is even starting to put herself to sleep at night.  So thanks for the prayers and support!  Here are some pictures from before we left town.  We decided to give Elliot an early Christmas present.  She still is a little small for it, but she is starting to get the hang of it.

I'm a big girl!  Daddy get out of the way!  I'm trying to watch the game...
I'm so pretty!
Here is Elliot trying to sit in her Bumbo chair.  Again, watching TV.
Here is her first cereal experience.  She is a lot better at it now!

Friday, October 31, 2008

Elliot's First Halloween!

We are not big on Halloween, but we couldn't pass up the opportunity to get Elliot dressed up in a cute costume.  We thought it would be weird to "trick or treat" with her since it would just be a shameless attempt to show her off, and we would have to be the ones asking for candy, so we just got her dressed up and took pictures.  The outfit was really hot and it shed really bad, so we have white fuzzies everywhere!  Including all in her mouth since she likes to eat everything!  Here are some pictures from Elliot's first Halloween!

This is her natural hair style, it isn't part of a costume!  We call it the "Aftershock" since it looks like she just got electrocuted...

Elliot as a sweet bunny!

She even had a little tail

What's up Doc?

Sleepy bunny....

The costume was a little big as you can see it fit Mommy (kind of)!  So we might have a little bunny again next year...

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Picture Catch Up - Amarillo Trip

Here are some pictures from our Amarillo trip.  Elliot got plenty of attention and was the life of the party!

Elliot taking it all in!

Aunt Missa came and visited the weekend before we left town.

Somebody needs a nap!

Elliot loves her cousin Malachi

"If I have to get in the car again, I think I'll go crazy!"

Elliot and Minnow (forgot to turn the picture...Sorry...)

Bunny having fun with Elliot

Elliot and Papa

Papa talking to Elliot

Saturday, October 18, 2008

No Visual Evidence

Last weekend we made our much anticipated trip to Amarillo and Elliot did awesome!  We left Thursday morning and she slept for 3 hours until we woke her up to feed her, then she went back to sleep for the rest of the trip.  And on Sunday when we came home, it was the exact same.  I feared a screaming baby for long stretches between towns, but, thankfully, it didn't happen.  We had a lot of fun seeing friends and family and we would have loved to show you some pictures, however, in our haste to hit the road, we left our camera behind...  So you will just have to take our word that we went as we have no visual evidence to support it!

On a side note, I couldn't be prouder of my siblings, especially when they team up on a project.  Ryan took Ashlan's engagement pictures (which you can see here.) last weekend and did an awesome job (like always).  It is still hard for me to believe that my little sister is getting married...  I feel so old!  I love you guys!

Elliot is getting big!  She is fitting into her 3 month outfits, she is starting to "talk" and her neck is getting stronger so she is holding her head up more.  The last one makes her look like a bobble head and she reminds me of David Gray when he sings.  That is a very obscure reference so I included a video of him singing (since we don't have anything else to show you!).

And here is my favorite David Gray song (Lately) just for fun (lots of bobble head action around the 3:00 minute mark), it is long so I don't blame you if you don't stick with it...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Bedtime Story

Today we told Elliot we would be taking a special trip in a few weeks.  She pondered what this could mean and where we were going........

We told her we wouldn't be riding on the big airplane this time, and she wondered how we were going to get there and still was curious about where we were going.......

Elliot was shocked to hear we would be driving for over 6 hours to reach our destination!!!!!

But then we told her we were going to Amarillo to see Aunt Bubzees, Uncle Dub, Aunt Missa, Aunt "B", Aunt Jamie, Uncle Thomas, cousin Malachi, Minnow, Mema, Aunt Pam, Dofey, Stephie, and lots more friends!!!! 

And...........BUNNY, NONNI, and POPS!!!!!!  Yeah!!!!!  Elliot could not hide her excitement.....

Elliot can't wait to get to Amarillo to see everyone, but all this excitement wore her out.  Sweet dreams little baby.

More pics......