Thursday, May 28, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend

We had a great weekend... too bad it's Thursday before I get up pictures of the little guy! We had a really good time on the beach on the Mississippi and spending time with family and friends! Jackson LOVES boating!

Jackson playing in the Mississippi, like father like son!

He's a happy baby as long as he is in the water!

Jackson in his "cage" on the beach

Uncle Michael and Jackson playing on the beach

Look I can stand on my own! But I'm scared!!

8 days left...

I don't count today, because it's already started, but we have 8 days left of school. We are down to single digits, people, it's GREAT! I don't have a whole lot to do... just grade a few big tests, but I can get those done here lickety split. It's now about getting through the next 2 weeks without going crazy!

I am so excited to spend time with Jackson. He will be 1 year old on July 11... I just can't believe how fast this wonderful year has gone. He has taught me so much about myself and has made me want to be a better person every day. When I see his little toothy smile (#5 & 36 are coming in), my heart literally MELTS. I didn't get to see him much yesterday due to an appointment and a VBS meeting and I really was sad. I love holding him, listening to him laugh, and even putting him to bed although that's become a bit of a struggle.

I should get back to grading those tests I was talking about. 8 more days....

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Beautiful Saturday Morning

It looks like it is going to be a beautiful start to the Memorial Day weekend! This morning it is 59 degrees and looking like the rain is going to miss us!! WooHooo! That means we can go boating!!!

This will be Jackson's first extended boating experience. We are headed out after his morning nap. Hopefully, he will enjoy it and it won't stress me out, too much! We have his life jacket, swim suit, and tons of sunscreen!!

I will post pictures after our adventure!!!

Monday, May 11, 2009

10 Months Old

Today was Jackson's 10 month birthday! WOW! The time has flown by!

I entered this photo in the BabyTalk cutest baby contest. It is cuter than a lot of the pictures up (in my opinion).

Jackson and his favorite toy... it makes a LOT of noise!

Construction Inside and Out

The Moore Household has been under construction for the last 2 weeks...inside and out! Inside, we had the whole main floor painted as well as 2 bedrooms upstairs. Then over the weekend we had tile installed in the kitchen and will be having carpet installed by the end of next week. Our house is coming together!! We have been living out of the basement the last two weeks. It's been a bit of a mess and quite stressful for me to deal with! However, I will enjoy it all being done!

Outside road work has begun on Belmont Road. Our front yard has been torn up a bit... 2 Mondays in a row there was no access to our driveway during the day. They have moved on a bit and we can get to our driveway... although it's a one way road!!

Here are some pictures of Jackson and the construction.

Updating list... don't have anything to cross off completely yet, but I do have some dates in mind. I think I need to keep up with this list a lot more. Last year I was able to do 80% of my list. This year I was really specific! A couple items have carried over due to money, not lack of me doing things! :)

1. Have inside of house painted (done by May 7)-done

2. New floor in kitchen {done by end of May... hopefully!}- done

3. New floor in living room {by end of May... hopefully!}- done
4. hang up pictures after having house painted

5. Organize basement closet and get rid of a LOT of stuff!

6. Finish Jackson's first year scrapbook by his first birthday

7. Make Jackson's first birthday invites

8. Hang up Andy's hunting wallpaper

9. Get bids on siding

10. Take 3 hours of continuing education credit {AEA online class this summer}

11. Get new siding

12. Scrapbooks caught up

13. pictures into albums

14. Read 3 books on my want to read list: Riding the Bus with my sister, and 2 others

15. Research parental involvement in schools and how to make it affect student performance {AEA online class}

16. Take Spooky to the vet for 1 year visit

17. Plant planters for the front yard {Have the planter... now for the clean up}

18. Go on a vacation with Andy- no baby, no wedding, just for fun!

19. Take Jackson to a state he hasn't been to yet (he's been to Colorado, Wisconsin, Illinois, Georgia, Iowa)

20. Get to pre-pregnancy weight (thanks to stroller strides, I think I can do this)

21. Wean off of nursing, this will be a little tougher than it sounds.... {starting May 11} - done

22. Visit Des Moines and all my friends there (and all the new little babies, too) {going May 30}

23. Scrapbook the rest of pregancy book

24. Go on a bike ride with family

25. Write a letter to my son for his first birthday (and get Andy to do one)

26. Make up something creative to do for Jackson's first birthday memrobillia..

27. Continue to make Andy's lunches 4/5 days a week

28. Plant/maintain backyard gardens {starting May 2}

29. Do something for myself WITHOUT Jackson