Saturday, January 17, 2009

Folsom Zoo

This poor bear is loosing his lunch!

That bald head is Clayton!

Corbett getting the "Marshall workout"!

My handsome boys!

Little cutie pie!

Two Peas in a Pod

Notice how consistent Clay is in each picture and how active Marshall is. These pictures capture their personalities.

Sunny January

We are in a drought and need rain but, are enjoying the nice weather. Last Saturday we had a picnic and watched and rode the train. Marshall really likes trains!

Here is Marshall in the blue car.... look closely, he is in there.

Marshall is a good brother, he likes to practice being soft and holding Clay.

Don't worry, I was there to help. Sometimes Marshall will hold Clay around the neck instead of around his belly. We are working on teaching Marshall how to be a big brother.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Christmas spoils

Marshall the biker!

Chrissy had a b-day celebration in the evening. She thought that it would be most efficient to open all her presents on one day.

Corbett's parents surprised him with something he's wanted for 2 years. I saw what Corbett must have looked like when he opened presents on Christmas morning when he was younger. He was so excited.

Marshall loved his train from Grammy & Grandpa Jackson!

Marshall and his bike!

Our favorite Christmas present was to talk with Uncle Cameron. He is in Cambodia serving a mission for our church. We missed him a lot but it made it feel like he was here to talk with him. Next year we will be together!

Thank you forever Kendall & Suzanne

This post is our Christmas Card

Hello Friends and Family,

Here is the Christmas card that you never got.... Yes its true the Jackson's did not send out Christmas cards. Some might accuse us of being cheep or a scrooge but we just call it being practical. That's what worked for us this year... maybe next year???

2008 Marshall
-graduated from speech therapy last August
-is 95% potty trained
-has decreased his egg allergy significantly and diagnosed with asthma
-loves books and is very good at coloring
-loves Family Home Evening because of the pictures and treats
-fastest tricycle rider west of the Mississippi

2008 Clayton
-is rolling over
-is a good eater
-has been rated 100% on the cuteness percentile
-loves to make loud random noises
-smiles a ton and is a happy baby

Chrissy 2008
-painted the interior of her home with her crazy nesting instinct
-gave birth to boy #2, baby Clay, the end of August
-has been successful exercising regularly... (Cardio:) chasing Marshall round while (Weight bearing activity:) carrying Clay.
-Enjoys teaching Relief Society

Corbett 2008:
-finished his fellowship with Sutter
-began new job as a manager of an outpatient center in Roseville
-decreased his commute by 40 minutes
-can make dinner while caring for 2 boys- good multitasking ability!

Christmas with the Jacksons

Grammy & Grandpa Jackson came to visit from snowy Oregon. They were going to fly but drove because of the uncertainty of their flight leaving. We were glad they made it safely here.

Marshall was so excited to have his grandparents here that he didn't nap. On Christmas Eve we sang Christmas songs and then read from the scriptures about the birth of Jesus. Marshall lasted about 1 minute of reading before he lost it. It was bed time. After the kids were down we talked, played games and ate lots of unhealthy yummy food that we don't east the rest of the year:)