Friday, November 2, 2012

Hound Dog Express

So Julia, Jackson, and I (Nanny Sarah) went to ride the train at the Domain, and boy was it a blast! The Hound Dog Express is 4 train cars, that ride throughout the Domain mall and is tons of fun, and Jackson loved it!

Check out their site, if you are in the North Austin, or Round Rock areas:

Waiting for the train

Still not sure whats going on...

Getting a better look


Checking everything out

Making some minor adjustments, and doing a safety check


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Updates on Jackson

With all the hustle and bustle of Jackson's birthday and the upcoming holidays, I haven't had a chance to catch everyone up on his latest Nutritionist and OT appointments. Jackson has hit the 20 lb mark!!!!  We have been waiting for this day for a long time, and so glad he finally reached that goal.  He now has 2 new ladies he meets with Miss Hope his Occupational Therapist (Miss Lindsay had her baby and is on maternity leave) and Miss Amelia his Nutritionist, since Miss Mimi has retired.  Both ladies are great, and Jackson seems to like them both very much.  Now that Jackson is using 30 plus words, we are working on colors, numbers, and word recognition.  He is doing great, with his vocabulary so far, and keeps us entertained with the silly things he says.  This little boy never ceases to amaze me, and I feel so beyond blessed to have the opportunity to be a part of his growth and development!

I made Jackson his own little playlist on my iPhone, and put the song from Disneys Tarzan on there, "You'll be in my heart" sung by Phil Collins.  There is one particular line that goes, "For one so small, you seem so strong" I love that line, it fits Jackson to a T. 

As the holidays are approaching we are getting ready to do some Fall and Winter themed art projects, so I will be posting pics throughout the upcoming months.  Here are a few of the crafts we have done so far!

We made slime!!!

Jackson's painting method haha


One little two little three little Indian

Pumpkin Patch and Halloween

Jackson got to go to the Pumpkin Patch, and pick out a pumpkin, along with some cute photo ops.  Also, we got some pictures of him trick or treating last night around the neighborhood, also Jackson went to the NICU last night to bring candy to some of his nurses, and they were so excited to see him!

 2 cute little Pumpkins!

Jackson the Garden Gnome

Come on guys, let's go!

Friend the "Rufferee", and Buddy the "Wide Retriever"

Hey, look at that pumpkin!

Trick or Treat!!