I LOVE Spring Break. I LOVE Spring-time.
This week has been wonderful, with time off work, time with daughter and grandbabies, time with the family eating together every night and lots of outside play time too. Today we are going to the park and packing a picnic lunch. That brings back many good memories.
Jackson and I are going to bake some cookies this morning before we go. I'm sure we will add lots of "sprinkles".
Hope you are enjoying spring's arrival, whether you get a spring break or not. Many things to be thankful for.
I think somebody must have told Andrew that his Nana only writes about Jackson, because this weekend he decided to show us ALL of his new tricks! He is crawling now and it's the cutest thing ever to see. I just love watching him go. He gets so frustrated, though, when his knees and arms just won't coordinate the way he wants them to. He does a funny little "bunny hop" too, which his mom
is trying to catch on video.
He is also learning to make the signs for more and please, such a smart boy...he made the "more" sign many, many times today at lunch for a tiny little taste of ice cream each time. He's a smart one, does what it takes to get the good stuff!
We also got to see our middle son, Taylor, and his wife, Laura, this weekend for a little visit. I may not have mentioned it yet on here, but they are expecting their first baby in late August. I can hardly believe that I will have 3 grandbabies...will I buy pink this time? We'll see. My Nana cup overflows, 3 babies in less than 3 years. I've already arranged for a substitute to be "on call" for me when school begins, because this baby is due very close to the first day of school! But, I plan to have my priorites in the right place and go meet that new baby, even if it means not being around for the first day(s) of school.
Have I mentioned how much I enjoy being a Nana? It's the best.
has been teaching Jackson a few verses of the 23rd Psalm and he has gotten very good at reciting it. She even made some pictures to go along with it when they are reciting to help him.
So, they went grocery shopping the other day and she picked up a bottle of canola oil and put it in the basket. He asked her what it was:
J: Mama, what's that?
A: That's oil.
J: Oh, for my head?
Isn't that adorable? I believe he is understanding at least some of what he is memorizing! Now, I am just waiting for him to get the oil out of the pantry and annoint my precious Andrew one day.
I have been trying to get the same verse fully memorized so we can say it together. Shame on me when a 2 year old has more memory verses than his old Nana!
Jackson is here visiting and I always have so much fun hanging out with him. He's quite a talker and really does know how to keep Nana and Papa busy. We were in the front yard last night, sitting in chairs, waiting for Ross to come home from work. We have a very big sycamore tree in front with a swing hanging from it. He loves that swing and it's been there forever. Anyway, he decided he would try to climb the tree.
J: I climb this tree, Nana.
Me: Ok, but we'll have to call you Zaccheus if you do.
J: This a sycamore tree? (said with great surprise!)
Me: Yes, it is.
J: I climb it, I Zaccheus.
:) So funny. I am looking forward to the next few days, I just wish I could remember all the funny things he says! Happy New Year!
Ross got his letter from Texas A&M today!
"Congratulations! It is my pleasure to inform you of your admission to Texas A&M University."
He is accepted to the Mechanical Engineering program. It looks like I will still be driving to College Station for the next few years, but that's fine with me. He's worked very hard to maintain a 4.2 GPA and he is ranked 13th in his class of 785, and we are proud of his decision.
Oh, and he started his new job today/tonight. He is in training to be a waiter at Barry's Pizza. I think he will do well and now we certainly know where his paycheck will be going! :)