Monday, January 24, 2011

Jackson Turns 3!

Jackson turns 3 today! We can't believe it. He is getting so big. We had a little Thomas The Train birthday for him over the weekend.
We went to the park with his cousins. We were going to go on a train ride, but some of his cousins had been sick, so we thought it better to stay close to home.
They all seemed to have a great time, and hopefully we can take Jackson to see Thomas in March when he is in Globe.

Brooklyn even got to have fun at the park, thanks to Kristin. She took her down the slide and on a few other toys. You gotta start them young!
We also let them jump on our new trampoline, thanks to Bobby's mom this was our Christmas from her. Trenton and Jackson had soo much fun. They are both 100% boy!
Jackson got lots of fun presents, loving them all. Good job everyone!
We just loves his little sister. He always wants to hold her and help out with her. Such a sweet boy. We love him, even though he is three and has the attitude to go along with it!!
Here is our Brooklyn at 2 months. The doctor was worried she wasn't getting enough food. She's only 13 lbs. 14 oz. 97% and 25.5 inches long, 100%!!

We don't make small babies over here! Those cheeks are just like Jackson's, although Jackson was in the 50% for height and weight at 2 months!

She has been smiling for about a month now. She gave Uncle Jared her first smile, and Papa her second. She's gonna brake a lot of hearts in a few years! And it really is the cutest smile. Just wraps you around her finger, even at 3 in the morning!

The doctor says she will be giggling soon, and we can't wait, although she is growing too fast.
Here is her super cute hat she got for Christmas from Grandma. Good thing too since she has needed to be so warm in Prescott since we have been spending a lot of time there. 

Christmas in Prescott!

Brooklyn's Christmas shirt. She's already so festive.

Van and Jackson got horses for Christmas. Van named his Jumbo, and Jackson calls his horse! So original. They love these horses. When one was riding, the other had to ride too.
Van and Jackson had so much fun together. Here they are watching "Cars", a favorite of both boys. They are starting to play together, and not just in the same room. Jackson really misses Van these days.

Prescott got so much snow when we were there between Christmas and New Years. At least a foot at Mikelle's parent's house, and it stayed for weeks. This is the coldest it has been in years. They rarely have snow that lasts so long. We took full advantage of it though! Jared and Barry made this huge snowman, in the middle of the driveway. It made shoveling more fun!!

Family picture.

Jackson, Bobby and Kira had fun making a mini snowman.

Sledding was fun too. Here was a warm up as Bobby pulled Jackson around the yard. The next day they found a great hill and went for hours.

Brooklyn's Blessing!

This bonnet is one that Mikelle was blessed in, also her grandmother, mother, sisters and nieces. 

Mikelle bought this dress as soon as we found out it was a girl. She loved it, and it worked great with the bonnet. Brooklyn looked like a little princess.
We blessed Brooklyn on December 19, 2010. Bobby's mom and step-dad, and two sisters were able to come. His mom was here for a few days and we had a great time. It was a fast day, full of family and fun.

Sunday, January 23, 2011


 Well, we are so behind, but hopefully in the next few days we can get all caught up! For Thanksgiving Amber and Sean were able to come play! We had a lot of fun, but they weren't here for long enough. They were a great help with the kids, which was great since Mikelle is having issues with her back again.It's not broken, but there is a lot of pain, arthritis and bulging discs, and she is in Prescott most of the time with her parents.
 We spent Thanksgiving with Mikelle's grandparents in Mesa, and the next day we went to the park with all the cousins around Phoenix and had a big picnic lunch. It was great to see everyone, and the kids had so much fun.
 Here is Brooklyn's Thanksgiving outfit.Too cute!
Jackson's favorite position, cuddling. Thanksgiving was a long day for him, no nap, but he did fall asleep for a few minutes in Papa's arms while rocking. He loves his  Papa.