Saturday, September 27, 2008

It's been a LOOONGG time!

Wow, it's been a really long time since I last posted...things have just been so crazy in the Stone house. We just returned last Sunday from our week long trip to the East Coast. We spent the first part of the trip in Annapolis and D.C. visiting Renzi's family while he had business in D.C. We had a great time hanging out with Larry in Annapolis and Tuesday night Ginny and Dave hosted a party for us to celebrate Jackson's first birthday since they were unable to make it to his party in Oklahoma. It was awesome and it was so sweet of them to do that.

Wednesday we boarded a train from D.C. to Boston. 7 hours with a 1 year old. It turned out to be a really neat experience and Jackson did pretty well! The scenery was just gorgeous and it was fun to experience the train.
When we got to Boston we checked into our hotel and it was the cutest boutique hotel right in Beacon Hill! We spent Wednesday exploring and went to Hanover Street for a great Italian meal that night. 

Thursday and Friday, Renzi had meetings all day, so Jackson and I explored by ourselves. We went to this great park in Beacon Hill right off the Charles River. I think I was the only actual mom watching their children that day at the park. I have never seen so many nannies in one place! 

Saturday we took Jackson on his first college visit. :) Harvard. We walked around campus and had lunch on campus as well. So fun! Then we jumped into our (rented) red minivan and drove an hour and a half to Portsmouth, New Hampshire. What a cute town! We shopped and walked around all afternoon, then had dinner on the water and Jackson had his first lobster meal. He LOVED it. 

Sunday morning we woke up and had breakfast at this cute place called, "The Friendly Toast," then drove across the bridge to Kittery, Maine where they have these amazing outlet stores. After shopping we drove to Manchester, New Hampshire and flew home!

The sad thing about the trip is that somehow, we didn't make it home with our digital camera. :( For those of you how know me, I still haven't unpacked my suitcase yet, so I am actually holding out hope that it is in there, but it really is not likely that it is. So..I do not have pics to share....which makes me sick...but let's hope it turns up! 

It's been a busy week here since we have been back as well. Our computer cord broke on the way home, so we just picked up the computer today so I have felt a little wierd without it all week. Jackson is walking like a champ these days and it is so awesome to watch! I was cooking dinner the other night and I looked into the living room and Jackson walked from the couch to me in the kitchen! little boy is growing up!

Much love,
Lee Anne

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A fun week so far....

We had such a fun week! We took a wagon walk to the golf course and then had a snack picnic, we watched Yo Gabba Gabby countless times, and....we played the piano....We are off this weekend on our adventure across the East Coast! We will post pics when we can! Seee yaaaaaaa!

Trying to NOT eat crayons.

Jackson had his friend Cali-Kae over on Saturday night for some grandparents bought this little table for Jackson for his birthday and it's just perfect for coloring. We are working on coloring with the crayons rather than eating you can see, not quite there yet! :)

Saturday, September 6, 2008

First trip to the Zoo!

Jackson woke up this morning a little earlier than usual (7:00 instead of 8:00), so we got up and Renzi made us all banana pancakes, and by the time we cleaned up and were ready, we decided to make our first trip to the Oklahoma City Zoo. I hadn't been since I was a kid and Renzi had never been so off we went. When we pulled up to the zoo at 8:55 a.m. on a Saturday I decided that we were officially old. :)

We had such a great time and I think Jackson did too. He pointed and smiled and talked the entire time we were there. Our favorite part was the Gorilla exhibit. The gorillas were so cute and one even  came right up to the window where Jackson was and made the sign for "OK" against the window. It was awesome!!! 

Above are some pics of our adventure today. If you look closely at the picture of Renzi and Jackson you can see the Jaguar in the background! 

Much love!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Eating me out of house and home....and not sleeping.

Yup....that's little man is eating EVERYTHING in sight these days.....and has apparently decided that since his now a one year old, that he doesn't need to sleep through the night anymore...something he has done since 6 weeks of age....and he seems to feel the need to NOT sleep in his crib anymore, but rather, snuggle up next to mom and dad in our bed, except it's not really snuggling up next to us....sidenote: why do kids sleep horizontal and not vertical like the rest of us? I can't tell you how many times I have woken up to Jackson's feet in my face.

I digress....

When we went to Colorado a couple of weeks ago, we promptly went to the grocery store to stock up on baby food and people food. Jackson had still been eating mushy food that we fed to him and then one meal that he fed himself (usually dinner and it was a Gerber entree or something of the sort), but for the most part he was happy to have us feed him. Well, as soon as we landed he must have decided that baby food was for babies and that he was a big boy. Now, he won't let us feed him AT ALL. He has to do it. As a result, this is what he looks like after feeding himself most meals. This was a particularly messy meal of chicken and black beans. Oh, and he ate the ENTIRE chicken breast in one meal. 

I am assuming that he is eating more because is so much more mobile and he is burning more calories daily.....but does anyone know why the kiddo isn't sleeping like he used to? Or have any suggestions?

Lee Anne AKA Baby Momma

Monday, September 1, 2008

Happy 1st Birthday Jackson James!

Jackson turned 1 yesterday and he had a GREAT birthday party! We had soooo many wonderful people who came and everyone had a great time. The kiddos swam for the first part of the party and then we all headed inside to watch Jackson eat his birthday you can see from the picture black icing may not have been the best idea. :) He seemed to really like the chocolate cupcake (he gets that from his momma!). After a quick bath, Jackson got to open his birthday presents and he got so many wonderful presents! He will be having fun for a really long time with all of his new toys. Thank you to everyone who came to the party and thank you for being such wonderful blessings in our lives!