Sunday, November 21, 2010

Fall 2010

Fall has been a whirlwind this year. I have been putting off blogging because I feel like there is so much to write. So...I decided just to get some pictures up here, write a mini update and call it good for now. The pictures aren't all in order, but they are up so I'm happy.

Brighton is doing great. She loves pre-school and is a very helpful big sis. She is such a funny kid. The other day I walked in on her with her dress pulled up and her doll's faced smashed against her stomach.
Me: What are you doing?
Bri: Just feeding Jenny; she likes belly button milk more than chest milk.

Love it.

Jackson is so fun right now. He has started smiling lots and making happy baby noises and I just want to eat him up.

We had a month's worth of visitors when Jackson was parents,Don's parents, Steph, Quincy, Debbie, & their kiddos. It was crazy and fun.

Here are some pics from the past couple of months...

First day of pre-school

Bri & Ellie at the Library

Jackson joins the family!

Bri & her favorite dress-up pal, Sophie

Helping Grandma

Steph! It was so good to see her. We spend about an hour or two together a year, which is so not enough, and it was great to do some catching up in person instead of just on the phone!

My mom stayed for two weeks and is the most helpful person on the planet. I wasn't sure I'd survive when she left. The good news is, I did, but I still miss her! Come back!

Nina & Papa hanging with Jackson. It was great seeing them!

Hiking up the gorge with Q, Deb, Kodiak, Coop, & Maeve. We loved having these guys visit & think they should move to Oregon. xoxo

Bri was delighted to find out we had a Wii. She couldn't believe we'd been keeping it from her.

Pumpkin Patch with the cousins!

Getting ready for some trick-or-treating fun!


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Baby Jackson

Well, I am FINALLY posting some baby pics. Newborn life is a whirlwind of exhaustion and joy. I honestly don't get much done besides taking care of little Jackson. So blogging hasn't been at the top of my list, but I do want this time recorded so it will just have to come in bits and pieces. Here is the first bit. Jackson Scott Farrell was born on September 22nd. He weighed 8lbs 5oz and was 20 1/2 inches long. I had a c-section this time around due to all the fun I had recovering from Brighton's delivery. There was a part of me that really just didn't want to have a c-section, but the recovery has been SO much easier and I feel like we made the right choice. He is six weeks old today, which is seriously crazy to me. Time is flying by! Having a newborn in the house has been a big adjustment for all of us. Bri has adjusted pretty well for the most part. She has been such a good little helper and is really sweet with him. She blesses him in every prayer she says and gives him lots of love. She is going to be a great big sister.

Jackson is such a precious little guy. He has his moments, but is generally pretty happy. His cry is the cutest and he makes the best little baby sounds. He loves to snuggle and is starting to smile, which is the greatest thing on earth. We are in love with this little guy and are so happy to have him in our family.

These pictures were taken by my friend Ally when he was 12 days old.