Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Noodle Bling.

We spent a rainy day Saturday making some jewelry. We dyed the noodles with food coloring then dried them and added other gems from the bead jar. Charlotte picked out the order of the "jewels" and has been wearing her necklace and matching (sort of) bracelet every where!

"Stay Fern. I read to."

The above was stated by Charlotte this weekend.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A week or so in pictures.

leaving work to the sound of a sax.

our nephew Alex, asleep after game night.

car occupants after school drop off.

Charlotte picked out an outfit for herself.

MM volunteering at the golf tourney. In the rain.

sleeping beauty.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Movin' On Up...

May I have your attention please?! We now have a Big Girl in the house... sleeping in a big girl bed to prove it! Check out the new bed! Well, new to Charlotte... the bed was actually Mary-Margaret's, and MM's grandmothers before that (Mary Virginia), and her grandmothers bed before that (Mary Lattimore). Yep - that makes the bed over 150 years old! As far as I can see, I (MM) am the only one who scratched their initials on the foot board. Whoops. Well, adds character, right? Anywho -

Charlotte had outgrown the crib and is such a good sleeper, we felt it was time to make the switch. We don't have bedding yet (just sheets) and we will be changing the room decor a bit once the new bedding is here - but we just couldn't stand it any longer... she needed some room to sleep! So, up it went - and she kept saying, "Dig gurl bed!" (= big girl bed) as Daddy put it together. The bed is a 3/4 bed, meaning it is in between a twin and a full. So, there is plenty of room for Charlotte and her babies.

It has been a total success! She moved into the bed Sunday night - and every morning since, we have had to wake her up for school!! I guess she is just so comfy! She hasn't tried to get out or get up in the middle of the night... just sleeping! *knock on wood* I'll post new pics once the room decor and bedding is updated!

Friday, September 11, 2009

She's in to everything...

This little girl of ours -- redbird to the grandparents, goose to mommy, pumpkin to daddy, Charlotte to you -- is quite the little lady. She is something. A fan of reading time before bed, stickers on her hands, band-aids on her legs, crayons, baby dolls, choo choo trains, games, dancing, singing, and all around play time. She is in to everything! As you can see below, she has to have glasses now when riding in the car. Since her girl glasses were broken on the way to the beach over summer, she just has to have Mommy's glasses. I think a new pair may be in order for her this weekend... Mommy's gonna go blind. She also also manages to find Daddy's hat wherever he leaves it. She never puts it on the correct way... always bill backwards. She must just be that cool.

So, here are some pictures of her "in to everything"!!

"in to daddy's hats"

"in to the water table"... literally.

"in to mommy's glasses"

"in to playgrounds"

"in to games"

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Go Charlotte! Go Bears!

We helped the LRU Bears kick off their season by attending an alumni tailgate before the game last weekend. Charlotte loved throwing and catching the football with her Daddy, Uncle Al, and cousins! She may be a natural! See how Daddy taught her to stand "ready to catch"? Too cute!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Goin' to the Lodge... Great Wolf Lodge...

Several Jackson Family members recently took a trip to the Great Wolf Lodge in Concord, NC for the night! What fun! It felt like a real lodge and the indoor water park was a kid's (and kid at heart) dream!! Buckets of water falling on you, Howling Tornado water slide, wave pool, toddler zone, good food, evening storytime shows, nice rooms, arcade, and woodland creatures everywhere - how could you not have fun!? Charlotte loved loved loved the whole place! She went down slides, rode the waves, and conquered splashing!

We made a quick visit to Mama J on the way...

Then off to the Lodge!