Thursday, August 11, 2011

July & August Activities

We've been busy in the Spaulding household. I've been working from home now for a couple of months, which is both a blessing and a challenge. I've been able to work around Jackson's nap schedule with the help of my wonderful Mother-in-law, Nancy. Even though I'm back at work, Jackson and I still try to take walks on a regular basis and I am constantly amazed how many beautiful hiking trails exist on the Central Coast.

Jackson is now 5 and 1/2 months old, but developmentally, he's at a 3 and 1/2 month level due to being 2 months early. We're working on things like rolling over more consistently and on sitting up with the help of a Bumbo chair. Once he's able to sit a little more steadily, we'll be starting him on rice cereal!! How can it possibly be time for rice cereal already??

Terry's been busy at work and has been spending some of his free time on his new fishing boat. He's taken up fishing and has really been enjoying it. We're lucky to have 2 lakes within a relatively short distance from our place and Terry's already talking about the day he'll be able to take Jackson out on the boat with him. :)

Here are a few pictures from the lats week. Enjoy!
Jackson & his Ma-Na (Terry's mom goes by the Chinese name for "Grandma")

At the Elfin Forest in Morro Bay. A beautiful, overcast August morning.

Daddy & Jackson checking out his hand and footprint.

"Cool! I can still suck on my hand in this thing!"

"...but I can't stand up! NOOOOO!"

"Fine, mom. I'll pose, but I'm not happy about it."

Just a boy and his dog.

Mel: "Do I get a treat for sitting here so nicely?"

Jackson: "My dog is HUGE!"

Jackson: "Fetch me my bottle."

Jackson will talk to anyone who gives him the time of day. Remind you of anyone?? :)


  1. so cute! he is getting so big! i love your captions. jackson is going to grow up with a great sense of humor :)

  2. Thanks, Maggie! He really is getting so big, isn't he?? It's hard to remember just how tiny he was at the beginning. Now I'm thankful for my ergo for the sake of my arms and back. Although I should probably hold him in my arms more so as to sculpt my "guns." :)