Thursday, June 17, 2010

Michigan J Frog Walks!

I'm sure we're not the first parents to think that our children know exactly when we go for the camera - whether for still shots or video, but we still call Jackson Michigan J Frog for this reason and he shows it again. Last night when I got home, he crawled out of the kitchen, stood up and walked 6 steps to greet me. It was one of the best moments EVER. He did the same for Joey too and I know we're both overflowing with joy with each milestone and can't believe that we can love him more every day, but we do! Of course catching as much on video is the tricky part, but after a few attempts and a mean mom moment (I pulled Mater away from him), we caught a few steps! Enjoy - Jackson has learned the Shoup Shuffle!

...Til next time, Keep Shuffling!

Monday, June 14, 2010

On the move

We've known it was coming for a long time because as soon as he really started crawling, Jackson had us chasing after him, but it's a whole new ballgame now - Jackson got "Mater" from Trent, Amanda, Riley (and Baby V) for his birthday and is loving being able to push it around as evident by yesterday's video (sorry that part of it is so dark - the hall light is at the other end of the hall, but you can see him motoring around and then making a beeline for the toilet in our guest bath - which he seems to think is one of his own personal toys (along with Buddy's water dish that seems to serve as his "indoor pool".

Yesterday, however, he took his first solo step and while most of the time he still chooses to sit down and crawl to us...or if he gets close enough just fall forward into us, we know that these first few stumbles will soon be a distant memory as Joey and I run after him as he learns his own Shoup Shuffle! Scary, but exciting, all at the same time!

Stay tuned because I still will get a few blog entries finished soon with titles like these:
*Decade in Review
*Up and at 'em
*Jackson is 9 months
*Snow day(s)!
*Jackson is 10 months
*Happy Easter!
*A hippy no more
*Play Ball!
*Jackson is 11 months
*Picture time!
*Having a ball
*A trip to the beach
*Turn around
*Jackson's 1st birthday party
*Holy Water

Some may be brief, but I WILL finish them all before this year is over! :)

...Til next time, Keep Shuffling!