Thursday, May 21, 2009

Bubba and Hu-nee

I apologize for not writing sooner! We spent three weeks with the Honey and Papa and Jackson was in hog heaven. He spent mornings with Papa making pancakes followed by breakfast a couple of hours later with Honey. He loved running errands with Papa. We went to a baseball game, the park, did a lot of shopping and hung out around the house. Another reason that we went out there was that Joe was graduating from college and we went to see him get that diploma. We are so very proud of him.

Jackson could not say Honey while we were there but just yesterday he was about to say it and Honey was able to hear sounds like Hun-nee. Imagine Forrest Gump!! Jackson can say Papa's name but it comes out Bubba. Jackson enjoyed listening to the Irish Rovers with Papa every day. Papa even made a copy of the cd for us to take home and Jackson listens to it in the car. When the music comes on he yells out Bubba! Jackson also likes to point out all red trucks...since Papa has a red truck, every red truck we pass he again yells out Bubba. Every morning when Jackson ate breakfast with Honey he would eat some of "Honey's toast". Now when I give him toast he points to it and says Honey. And when I pour him juice he calls it Bubba juice. He also has a book about the ABC's of baseball and in the back of the book is a picture of Yogi Berra and to Jackson it looks like Bubba. Every time Jackson puts his hat on Jackson has to let me know that the hat is like Bubba's. I think that Bubba has a fan!!

Papa also worked with Jackson on his ABC's. Jackson can repeat all the letter of the alphabet now. We can't wait to see him learn so much more. Honey is working with him on his 123's. He can repeat 1 and 2 so we will have to see. He talks more than ever. We just can't keep him quiet he loves to hear his own voice.

While we were in NC Courtney and the girls we able to come out for a week and Jackson and Kate were in heaven again hanging out with each other. The loved taking baths with Honey and going on walks with Papa. Jackson just learned to say Emma's name yesterday also...he calls her Memma. He is not going to know what to do with himself when he is able to see Kate whenever he wants!

Jackson's favorite foods right now are Almonds...when he sees the jar he say "utt ease" and he will sit down and snack away. He also is in love with V8 fruit fusion juice. When he wants something out of the refrigerator he will go over to the door and hang on it. He hasn't learned to open it yet but he will throw a huge fit if he doesn't get what he wants. He has learned to open the front door of the TLF...we have had to start using the latch at the top of the door to keep him in. Even with the latch it will crack a bit and he will try his hardest to look around it to see if there is anyone outside. He loves to see our neighbors Sara and Lyssa and their dogs Maddie and Riley or as Jackson would say Ma-tee and Ry-Ry. He is so cute. One of my favorite things that he has started to do is when he sees us he will wave so hard with one arm and then which his arms and he has the biggest smile on his face. He loves to point out ALL airplanes and now can say airplane...makes Daddy so happy! Steve asked him the other day where the sky was and he pointed up and then asked him where the ground was and got down and patted the sidewalk. I know I am biased but he is so smart!

Jackson is just so much fun right now and we are enjoying every minute of him.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Crazy Jackson

See you later!

I can't believe that his hair is finally long enough to put into a faux hawk.  Uncle Joe will get a kick out of this one.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

My Little Helper

Jackson loves to help carry the groceries out to the car.

We were out shopping for a new suitcase for our trip to Okinawa and Jackson helped up roll it to the check out. Papa us to let him ride on them but now he likes to roll them himself.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Geek Squad

Jackson I have learned is going to grow up in a techy type of world. When we ask Jackson where Honey and Papa are he runs to the computer and starts saying "hi" and calling their name. He also LOVES to look at pictures of the family on the computer we usually have to go through videos and pictures at least once a day. We also have to check out Aunt Courtney's blog to get out Kate and Emma fix. I love those girls and cannot wait until I see them more often.

Looking for Honey and Papa.

Sweet baby face.

Tell me you don't love those red shoes.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Saying Goodbye!

Today was a really hard day for me because we were leaving my parents house after being there for three weeks. We have had just a great time just hanging out at the house and letting Jackson just "be" with Honey and Papa. I was so glad that we were able to come out here for Joe's graduation and we are so proud of him. I can't believe that there are no more Fitzpatrick's in college. We are all so grown up! :)It was so hard to say goodbye to Honey and Papa and know that we won't see them until next summer in Okinawa.We also said goodbye to Courtney, Kate and Emma but we will be seeing them again in October when they move over to Okinawa. We are looking forward to having family closer than 12 hours away. Jackson misses his Honey and Papa very much and I know that he looks forward to Skyping with them as much as they do. We will miss both sets of Grandparents but we are looking forward to the opportunities that await us in Okinawa.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Happy Mother's Day

Today I had the best Mother's Day with Jackson. We are stillCheck Spelling at my parents house and were not able to celebrate with Steve but he was thinking about me and sent cards to me at my parents house. It was very thoughtful of him and was glad to celebrate with little man. I was also very excited to celebrate Mother's Day with my own Mom. I realized while I was out there that my Mom and I have celebrated the last three Mother's Day together. After church we came back to the house and my Dad made a great brunch for all of us with waffles, eggs, bacon, and fresh fruit. It was delicious!

My Mother's to be day!

My first Mother's Day!

This year!

This was so sad for me to see all of these old photos. I can't believe how big he has gotten. I don't know where the time has gone but I am LOVING every minute of it. Jackson thank you for making Mother's Day and EVERYDAY awesome. You are the light of my eye and I enjoy every minute of it.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

College Graduate!

We were so glad that we could be with Joe on his graduation from ECU. I know how much he is glad to be done with school. He graduated with a degree in Recreation and Park Management and after a summer internship at Camp Seagull he will have a diploma in his hand. YEAH!! I am so proud of you Joe. I know we have both taken a little longer to finish than most but it isn't about the length of the race but about the finish. Welcome to the finish line. I can't wait to see where you go from here. Have a great time this summer and enjoy yourself.

Jackson was so excited to cheer for Uncle Wo Wo! Kate and Jackson I think had more fun running around in the lobby chasing each other than they did watching the ceremony. They have a great time together and love each other very much. I am so excited that we will be living close to them in Okinawa. We did not get to grow up around any of our cousins and we only really got to see each other at family reunions. It is going to be different for Jackson, Kate, and Emma and I am so very excited for all of them to get to experience life in another country together. We were so glad that Joe's graduation could bring everyone together.
Notice Jackson isn't looking at the camera. There were way too many people to check out!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Jackson has been obsessed with babies ever since we were out at Courtney's when Emma was born. He liked that Kate had a baby that she carried about so I thought that he would like it if I found him a boy baby doll. I went on a hunt while I was at my parents but could not find any boy babies. That is one of the problems with being a mother of a boy, you have a minimum section of boy dolls and the girls clothes are so much cuter than boys. Oh well!! I was able to order him a doll online through Cabbage Patch. I found him a cute bald baby with big blue eyes...much like Jackson. I had it delivered to my parents house and Jackson was so cute when I gave him the baby. He was so excited and hugged the baby and gave him a kiss.
Jackson riding in his "car" with the baby!
He even let Kate into the car for a ride!


Papa LOVES when the grand kids visit and his "special time" with them in the morning. Since Jackson likes to get up so early and so does Papa it is a great time for them. Every morning Papa and Jackson would make pancakes. Jackson helped stir the mixture and would tell you when it is time to flip the pancakes. If you ask him "When do we turn the pancakes over?" His response is "Bubbles!". It is so cute. How Papa delivers the pancakes! (Notice the flying pancake.)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sleeping buddies

Jackson's favorite things...his dog that Honey gave him and his prayer bear that the Kapples gave him.



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