Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Santa's Work Shop!

we've been having lots of fun getting ready for
Jesus' birthday!
decorating trees around the house...
making tasty treats...
wrapping presents... 
we are feeling very blessed!

big boy potty!

that's right!
J-bird is working on using the potty...
we went to the store together and bought some big boy underwear
we've used treats a sticker chart as a reward system
and he seems to be doing great so far.
Last night he slept in underwear for the first time and woke up dry!
Happy Christmas Eve to Mama and Daddy :)
he likes to tell me he needs "privacy"
so of course I check on him under the door

It is fun to see how excited and proud he gets after using the potty.
So fun!  Great work J-bird!

Monday, November 17, 2014

precious moments

Mere and Buddy came over to pick up Mr. Toby.
Jamison was so excited to have visitors :)
especially ones who like to cuddle up with books!
Jamison's favorite song to hear when I rock him before nap/bedtime
is "The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow" from Annie.
If I don't start singing it, he'll ask so sweetly,
"Mama, sing 'Morrow' a minute?"

Thursday, November 13, 2014

2 1/2ish letter

Well J-bird, we are half way through the "terrific twos".  It's been a while since I've written one of these letters and we have all been on an amazing journey, you , me and your Dad.  When we didn't really know what to do, when we felt like we were a little lost and not sure how it all worked, I remembered that we were all learning, we were all on that same journey, from the very beginning.

There are so many amazing moments from the past two years that I couldn't even begin to summarize them. But what I will say: when I first saw you, when your Daddy held you up next to me so I could see the little baby they had just pulled out of my body, I felt my entire world shift to make our family the center of my life; and I can't even begin to express my feelings of thankfulness.

Now when we walk you hold my hand- my little man, my little heart who is so loving and so kind. You're funny, sweet, sensitive and wild. You laugh hard and smile often. It's hard to believe it's been an entire two years since you made your way into this world because you've already touched so many lives and brought smiles to so many faces. You're truly our light and I thank the God every single day that I get to be your mama.

I love you Jamison, I am so lucky to call you my son.


big helper

"I help mama!"
His favorite pass time is just lining up his cars.
We first noticed his obsession on our flight to Florida this summer.
He would line up his CAT diggers on the tray table and then slowly move them around,
one after the other. 
He also loves to exclaim,
"I line em up!"
"I working hard!" 
I love my job :)

2 1/2

we kept Mr. Toby for Mere while she went to D.C. to accept the blue ribbon award for STM
Jamison was in heaven to have a puppy around the house. 
We tried our first sour skittle... :) 
Wore our letterman jacket for the first chilly days of winter!
There are a couple of really cute phrases Jamison has been using lately
that I want to remember...
Me: Jamison would you like to watercolor/read a book/ watch LeapFrog?
Jamison:  YES! I did!
Jamison:  Toby where your ball are?
(trying to locate Tobias' runaway ball)
Jamison:  I not.
(instead of "No")
He's also a fan of saying "CHEERS!" whenever he notices you have
something he currently has
i.e. my necklace, his amber necklace..."CHEERS!"
he hands me a leaf, he picks up his own leaf and...."CHEERS!"
two dinosaur toys standing together..."CHEERS!"
Whenever we're finished reading, he closes the book and says, "Amen!"
I guess he just likes to be where everyone knows his name...jk, jk
on Sunday, Charlie and I were sure we heard J-bird say,
"I'm a good guy" as he was getting in his carseat.
Jamison has taken to calling himself J-bird :)
this boy has my heart!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Luke's First Sleep Over!

The two youngest cousins had a blast the last two days!
we pooled it up
ate some "hot 'n ready" pizzas
and watched movies!
These smiles say it all
After nap time we took a quick walk to get the mail
and got to run home in the rain! 
Once we were dried off it was time for J's first baking lesson.
Confetti cupcakes with sprinkles!

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

what a day!

 we started the day off right with some play time at the park
the swing is usually his first stop!
pure joy
we chased after each other for a while
during which Jamison kept saying,
"Mama! FUN!"
then we headed to the library for story time.
we read all about mice and brought home a coloring sheet to work on.
next we met up with Aunt Kelley & CO. for some yummy Chick-fil-a for lunch.
Following by some more play time at the twardowski home.
Needless to say, the J-bird was all tuckered out!
We didn't even make it home before he fell asleep.
Love spending my day with this handsome fella!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

This boy. He has played so hard this weekend 
In college station

Friday, August 1, 2014

Play Date!

We love our new neighborhood and our neighbors are
the sweetest people!
Jamison enjoys playing with, Ayanna.  A little girl who is just a few
months older than he is.
They have such similar personality types and love to play together!
J-bird is a fan of their playyard :)
after a morning full of fun we headed home for some lunch.
Today we read Harry the Dirty Dog.
It's quickly becoming a daily favorite of ours!
Nothing like Mac n' Cheese, grapes and rice to fill up a little tummy
A little later I walked into the living room and caught Jamison re-reading
David and Goliath.
His favorite pages are the ones with swords!


"NO. Foppy!" = "NO. Stop It!"
"I fell" = "I fell" but spoken with a west Texas drawl
"tatu" = "Thank You"

Thursday, July 31, 2014

First MFA Visit

we had such a blast visiting the museum today!
keeping our hands to ourselves was tricky....
picture me running behind Jamison chanting,
"Use walking feet"
"Look with your eyes not your hands"
It may have been a little early for this type of museum but I am so glad we got to see this... 
The Soto exhibit was UNREAL!!
J-bird was in another world dashing through this awesome piece of art. 
I love seeing the way his eyes light up! 
And best of all our wonderful friends, the Smiths, got to join us :)
good times!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

sick day

Yesterday Jamison had his first run in with a stomach bug....
He woke up from his nap and got sick in his crib and then several more times
While I was holding him.
It broke my heart to see him feel so bad.
On the bright side, after he was sick he was good as new
And back to his old spunky self.
All of the sick baby holding I did got the better of me the next morning.
I felt terrible.
Charlie couldn't stay home with me so I called in reinforcements.
Enter, aunt Kelley!
She came over and played with the j-bird for three hours until he went down for
His nap.
Check out all the fun they had while I was resting...
Playing in the mailboxes...