Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Roads to Recovery & Discovery

It's been a few weeks since I posted anything as our family has been beyond busy with projects, plans and random stuff that fills up our calendar. Also, we are currently fighting a cold & flu bug yet again. As of today,  I think we are on the road to recovery!

Busy is better, right? I try not to overwhelm myself or our family and am really looking forward to all the fun things that we have planned for this sping & summer. Besides the big plans that take up most of our weekends, we are learning to love all the little moments together as a family.

Jackson is emerging into a little boy. He continues to amaze & humor us as he grows up and discovers new things. Lately, his favorites are bathtime, swim class, stomping and shooting hoops. Every night is bath night and it is the highlight of Jack's day; this is also daddy & Jack time! No matter how many hours he has gone without a nap, he manages to remain his happy little self while splashing in the tub. This behavior encouraged us to enroll him in baby swim classes at Swimtastics in Franklin.

Swimtastics is a building that contains a small swimming pool in which its depth is about 4 1/2 feet. It's the perfect temp for little kids and Jack has been taking swim lessons here with other kids since March. He is honestly a fish out of water!  We tried to take lessons when he was about 6 months and felt it would be worth our money to wait until after his first birthday; we sure are glad we did! He understands so much more and is really enjoying time with mom & dad in the pool. No matter how tough the morning is, once we get in that pool as a family, everything seems better because it is "us time".

Jack has discovered how to move his little legs. He literally stomps all throughout the kitchen and it's quite entertaining. Brian and I sit there and watch him for 10 minutes after dinner every night and just laugh at his weirdness. As new parents, we have been finding ourselves saying "do our kids do this" even more and more. Even if other kids don't do this, it doesnt matter at all; Jack is unique in our eyes! Enjoy this little clip of our little man line dancing to Old McDonald.

Just last night I decided to buy Jackson his very first Little Tykes basketball hoop. I thought it would be way over his head but he suprised me to say the least. Within minutes of Brian teaching him how to shoot and put the ball in the hoop, he caught on. I think he has mad skillz like his uncle Ryan does when it comes to sports. Here's a little video of our future sports star getting oh so excited after he made the basket.

It's Mother's Day Week! My new favorite holiday! This is the one thing that is so sacred to me (being a mom) and am grateful that we have started a tradition with Brian's family to do brunch at the Seven Seas on Hartland. I really hope that all moms know they are appreciated and that they enjoy this day as much as I will.

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