Monday, July 26, 2010

The Opening of the New Mississippi River Bridge

This morning was a 5k (really about 10k because of the parking distance and underestimation of how long the bridge is) for the grand opening of the Mississippi River Bridge. We took the boys bright and early (6 AM start). It was a very large crowd. The bridge is so beautiful, along with everything it overlooks also. It was a little rough pushing the boys up the long incline of the bridge. I felt the burn! Jonathan ran most of it and turned around to meet us. It was lots of fun!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Funny boys

Cohen has been rolling over for about 2 weeks now. He also is scooting while on his belly. He won't stay in one place! And we thought Jackson was active! He has been enjoying the ExerSaucer also these days!

Jackson loves putting his shoes "Mon" and "Moff." (Think, "let's put 'em on" and that is where is he got them) Now he loves our shoes too.

Riding with Uncle Heath in go-cart. Jackson loves any motorized vehicles ("mool" AKA Mule, "free-ler" AKA 4-wheeler, "gaaf-car" AKA golf cart, etc).

Out on the farm, there is a sunflower field. We took some photos of Jackson in it.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Beach with Papa and Yetti

Papa and Yetti took us to the beach while Jonathan was in South Africa for the World Cup. We had lots of fun!

We stopped in Hattiesburg on the way there and back to break up the trip for the boys. I think Jackson had the most fun there out of the entire week. The hotel was like a playground; Papa pushed him around in the chair and played hide-n-seek.

The boys were worn out from the car ride. They crashed immediately! We were watching the US vs Ghana here.Jackson loves the water. Papa had him jumping off the side the first time we went to the pool and blowing bubbles.
Cohen was too little to enjoy much. However, he was a sweet man all week. He did get really tired of traveling in his carseat.
He has such a serious look here, but look at those blue eyes against that blue chair!
Ready to go "fwimmin'!"

Talking with Yetti

We took Jackson to ride the bumper boats> we had to walk through the arcade to get there. He was getting down to all the music and sounds in there. We were laughing so hard!
Cohen loved riding in the baby bjorn all week long. Such a good sport!
Jackson had a blast on the bumper boats. He got soaking wet and loved it all!

We had a HUGE balcony (very childproof too) that we spent lots of time. Jackson loved watching the boats, airplanes, helicopters, tractors, and mules helping clean up the oil. He would get so excited by the airplanes and helicopters.

Happy baby...

It rained several times that week, but luckily there was a covered/open air pool. Action shot of Jackson jumping in...

Jackson was not too fond of the sand. He did not like it on his hands or feet. He warmed up yo it later in the week. I think it would have been different if he could have gotten closer to the water.On our way back, we stopped at Chuck E. Cheese's. Jackson saw him from across the restaurant and ran after him. Chuck E. had his back turned away and Jackson tugged on his shorts to get his attention. We could not believe it! I thought he would have been afraid. NOT AT ALL!

Jackson is obsessed with buses, so he did this majority of the time at CEC. Only left the bus when the music came on and the robotic Chuck E. started singing.

Unfortunately, I have realized I don't have tons of great pictures of Cohen for this trip. Jackson is so active so we photographed him a lot while doing different things. Here is a good one of Cohen and Yetti... THANKS PAPA AND YETTI FOR A GREAT WEEK!!!

Too fun to not post...

My dad burned a CD of all the photos off his camera this week. These photos are older but too cute to not share.

Right after Cohen was born the boys and I were out at my parents' house while Jonathan was gone to a wedding or something. We practically have been living with them since Cohen's birth. It had rained and Jackson was itching to get outside. Papa took him out to play in the puddles. Papa taught him how to splash and stomp in the puddles. He had a blast!
Jackson started playing hide-n-seek a while ago excepts he always likes to hide rather than seek(but what kid doesn't?). He will hide quietly for a almost frightening long time. Here he is hiding...
And the joy of being found! The quality is poor but the look on his face is priceless. He immediately says and signs "more."
Jackson loves to ride on the Mule at my Papa and Yetti's. One night while Jackson was getting a bath by Yetti, Papa took Cohen from me and went outside. He then came back several minutes later and asked me to come outside. He was smiling ear-to-ear. I didn't know what he was doing?? He had his camera and asked me to take a picture of Cohen's first Mule ride. It made me tear up how excited he was as he took Cohen around the driveway loop!
Papa has also been teaching Jackson to golf with little plastic clubs. Jackson has gotten pretty good at making contact. We just keep having to remind him to use 2 hands. Papa is starting earlier with Cohen as you can see...