Friday, May 28, 2010

The Quotable Jackson

One busy, somewhat stressful morning when I was getting ready, Jackson walked into the bathroom and said, "Wow, Mom! You're BEAUTIFUL!" Oh! My heart melted right then and there on the bathroom floor! What a sweetheart!

Jenni's A Grad!

My sister, Jenni, graduated from California State University Long Beach with her BA in Speech Pathology/Communicative Disorders on Wednesday. I am so happy for her! The whole family celebrated with her after the ceremony...including Michael who we haven't seen in 8 months! Here are some photos of the day...
Jenni and IThe six of us! (R-L Me, my dad, my mom, Tim, Jenni, Michael)
The four of us (plus one)!Uncle Mike and Madelyn enjoying eachother's company.
Jenni with the family!
Jenni is somewhere in this mass of graduates....towards the front.
Before the ceremony, we gave her a lei.
The hotel we stayed in (the ceremony was at 9am, so we stayed in LBC)

Madelyn's 9 Month Check-Up

Madelyn had her 9 month appointment this morning. She turned 9 months on Wednesday. I can't believe time has gone by so fast! I don't know why I am surprised either because the same thing happened with Jackson! She weighs 18 1/2 lbs and is 26 1/2 inches tall, which puts her in 50 percentile for weight and 10-15th percentile of height. She's short---just like me. :) As far as her blocked tear duct goes, Dr. Berry is referring us to an ophthalmologist. She sees him on June 7th. Everything else looks healthy!

Dos Logos

The other night, we took advantage of the wonderful Spring weather and took an evening stroll around the shops and the lake at Dos Logos. David and Robyn came with us as well. Robyn is now 30 weeks pregnant, so the time for little Ivy to come is drawing near!

We got Pink Berry at the end of the walk. It is a rare treat, but well worth the little walk! Jackson loved Pink Berry's chocolate frozen yogurt!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Quotable Jackson

Jackson was hanging out and watching TV with Troy on the couch the other day when I heard him say, "Daddy, this is a man show. I want to watch a boy show!" Well said.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Madelyn @ 8-9 Months!

Madelyn's personality has just blossomed this past month. She is the sweetest little girl! Not that she wasn't sweet before, but now she smiles more, cries less, and lets you know when she is happy in several different ways. A few of those ways she shows her happiness is cooing/talking. Her first sounds are basically a vitiation of "g" sounds---gaga, gagoo, etc. She also squeals with delight when she wants to show joy. One of the cutest things she does is bounce when she is happy. She will be sitting on the floor playing, and if I walk into the room, she with just start bouncing out of sheer joy. She also waves to people now. She does it in a way that she flicks her wrist and delicately twists her hand back and forth to create a waving motion, much like a queen or a beauty contest contestant. It is so adorable! She is almost crawling now. She will get on all fours and rock back-and-forth, but then she plops down on her tummy. I know she will get it soon enough and, believe me, I am in no hurry! :) Madelyn also loves to cuddle. Whenever she gets up from her nap or being in bed, she greets us with the biggest smiles, then when we pick up up, she snuggles her head into our shoulder. I LOVE that! One thing I don't love so much is that Madelyn's tear duct is still clogged. We will be taking her to her 9-month check-up next Friday, so we will find out what the doctor thinks we should do about it then. He told us several months ago that it should go away by itself and that most do, but if it doesn't by 9 months, they will surgically open it with a needle. Ouch. To my knowledge, though, it is a simple procedure. Madelyn will have to be put under, though, and I'm not that thrilled about that. We will see what our options are next week. In the meantime, I will keep on doing the massage and warm compresses with the hopes that it will open up in this next week. Please pray that it does! Here are some pictures from the past month for you to enjoy...

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

The Quotable Jackson

I already put this on my Facebook status, but I wanted to post this here because I want to remember it! The other day, Jackson pointed to a spider on our kitchen floor and said, "Oh no! A spider!" I assured him, "Don't worry. It's just a Daddy Long Leg." He then replied, "Oh! Where's his son?" I guess that is a legit question. We laughed for a while about that one! Where does this kid come up with this stuff???