Tuesday, July 26, 2011

An object in motion...........

It's true an object in motion stays in motion until it is acted upon by a force, that object is now my son and the force is usually me trying to redirect him. Jackson started crawling last night and has been practicing all day.

Who did he crawl to first, you might wonder. Was it his Mama or his Daddy? Neither. It was his Aunt Candace! Keith and I have been dangling toys, laying on the floor, and practically standing on our heads to get him to crawl for the last few weeks. All we have gotten is a big smile and a baby rocking back and forth on his hands and knees. Yesterday the Beachum family came over for dinner and Candace laid down on the floor in front of Jackson and called him and he came right over. He just crawled like it was no big deal. I couldn't believe it. I guess he's a typical kid, showing off for aunts and uncles instead of mom and dad!

Here's a video taken this morning:
video

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

random stuff

When Jackson hit the 6 month mark I think I finally felt like my old self. It really took that long for the fog to lift and to be recognizable as my self. I finally felt like exercising again and have been doing this dreaded DVD from pre-pregnancy:

Align CenterI still don't look like Jillian, but at least my size 4 jeans are fitting again with only a slight muffin top.

Last week I made some fun little onesies for Jackson. I found a technique using freezer paper as a stencil and had a fun crafting afternoon with my friend Kristen (mom of twins).


This week I had jury duty. On Monday I had to report at 8am. I didn't get to leave until 3pm. Luckily they didn't select me to be on the jury but I still have to call in every night to see if I have to report. I saw some interesting people in the jury assembly room. The most notable was a former gang member who, when asked if he had ever been threatened with a weapon, responded that he had brass knuckles, bats, guns, and knives pulled on him in his banging days. He did not get selected either. I also found it puzzling that in a room of 300 chairs and 250 people some people chose to sit in the aisle seat in rows of 12 chairs and then had the nerve to be annoyed as people filed past them. Common sense would dictate that since we all have to be here all day one should either move all the way down or accept that others will have to cross over you.

And finally the most exciting news of the week: I saw Britney Spears in concert on Sunday.
It was a great show and I had decent seats. I know that it is embarrassing that I'm almost 30 and still attended this show but I've seen all the other tours and even with her craziness I still love Britney. I feel sorry for her and can admit she's really not a good singer, but I still love her. I was really appalled by the opening act, though. I have never heard of Nicki Minaj and probably for good reason; all of her songs are terrible. I couldn't understand the words and what I did understand were cuss words. It really hit me that I was the old lady at the concert when all the teenagers were singing along to these terrible, offensive songs and I was just standing there in horror waiting for Britney to come on.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

practicing




I downloaded some free photo editing software today and then did a quick photo shoot with Jackson. I think if I keep practicing I might get some good pictures! Maybe then I'll even spend some money on a better program.............


Checking out the ceiling fan
He still needs some work on sitting up by himself
recovering from a tumble
If he flaps his arms he won't fall down
one of my favorite shots

this one shows off his eyelashes, he has mascara commercial eyelashesmy favorite shot, I think