a little bit of this and that

conversations with jackson:

showing me the characters on his shirt

the skylanders

he is reading me a book. a book he wrote and illustrated himself.

oh i love this bug so much.

another time

easter basket spoiler!

more skylanders

more reading a book

brady and i went to the los angeles temple 
it was a great night together.

we also wanted to finally do the Hollywood Hike
so we got there early and started up the hill.
we parked at the dirt parking lot next to the signs directing us up towards the trail.
we found one lookout spot... that apparently was very bright, indeed.
we thought that was it. a simple 300 meters hike, but no there was a trail waiting for us to explore.
so we walked further.

not a lot of people were up there on the hike.
just some people here and there.
such a beautiful day!

view of LA by my sweety

if you ever do this hike, make two lefts... otherwise you will not make it to the sign.

more talking to jackson
showing me his teeeef

brady and i went to culver city to do some stairs.

it was busier than we are use to.
this view is the best.

it was our good friends birthday so i made him a cake.  
it was pretty lopsided...


cutest engagement video

how cute is this video?
cutest engagement video i have seen yet.

brad + andrea [engagement] from kelly arts on Vimeo.


past videos of JACK

the other day, the three of us got stuck watching past videos of jackson from when he was 3.  it was the best to see his personality back in the day.  we use to spend all day together.


  JINGLE BELLS: this one melts me everytime.  i remember my mom getting him this costume and he would wear it year round.  this is christmas time and he still has it on. he is 3 here:

this was just during the day together:

the day jackson learned how to swim!  i love this one!

there are three videos of this.  the first time i gave him pop rocks.  jackson wanted to watch these videos over and over again...
first video:

 number 3:

this video is when i took jack from the SFO airport to his daddy's studio. i use to stay in a hotel close by and watch jackson during the day sometimes so that he didn't have to be in day care. i loved this time together in the city.

we are at the golden gate park waiting for his dad who worked late this day, so we played!

we use to have sea world passes so i would take him once in a while.  we always had to stop at this jumpy house, even though the wait was longer than the time to jump, jack loved it. he also loved this cherrios shirt.

he showed me a song he learned:

this video of him is when he was 4, in his second year of his preschool class around november:

goblin halloween:

 two jacksons


presidents day weekend with JACK!

this weekend we had jackson for three days - 
brady and i picked him up from the airport.
over the loud speaker right when he got off the plane he announced, 
"Hi Mom! This Is Jackson!  I am here and cannot wait to see you!  Happy Valentines Day Mommy!  I love you to Pluto and Back!!!"
it was the cutest thing. 
he ran up to me, jumped on me with the biggest hug.  i am always on the verge of tears in these moments.  he skipped and danced around me.  he was so happy. 

saturday morning we played outside, jackson played with his best buddies.
then brady came down and we went to the beach.

both brady and jackson went for a swim in the 50 degree cold water!  

we played soccer on the beach, spelled our names in rocks, dug, played, skipped rocks.
after jackson and brady wanted pedros so we grabbed some lunch and found a spot above all of san clemente to picnic.

brady had his nice camera and took some fun ones.

what sun flare?

awkward family photo potential:

we went to the pool after for a little dip.  this picture is after everyone cleared out but a lot of jackson's friends were down at our pool.

on sunday we flew rockets after church.
jackson and brady love this stuff!

jack doing it himself!

here is jack running to get it!  he was so excited to go get it himself.

three rocket launches for the day!

family came over for dinner and dessert and marshmallow fight.
we played games together 
and then monday was a little rainy but we still went on a bike ride, jackson played with his buddies and we drove up to LA for his flight.  Both Brady and i got pretty sad when we said goodbye to him.  he is such a good, sweet little boy that we love dearly.  adjusting to these changes are so unnatural.

we loved having jackson here with us for three whole days.


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