Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Today we are thankful for...

RAIN! It has been a while since we have had any decent rain, so I had a "believe it when I see it" attitude towards the projected 50% chance of showers. Sure enough, the thunder started and about half an hour later it started pouring! We need rain so badly in the area, it is a welcome relief, even if it is short lived.

The kids were excited when I told them they could play out in it. Here's a question for the ages, why won't they look at the camera when I take pictures???? Anyway, here's a couple shots of them having fun and soaking wet!

Monday, June 29, 2009

What kind are you?

Yesterday at church Kacey had a substitute teacher in her Sunbeam class. The teacher remarked how much Kacey looked like her daddy, and told me about the following comments.

Teacher: Wow! Kacey, you look a lot like your daddy. You are definitely a Jackson.
Kacey: Yes! We are all Jackson's at my house! What's your name?
Teacher: Sister Simmons.
Kacey: Well, that's a great name! What kind are you at your house?
Teacher: We are all Simmons'.
Kacey: Wow! That's great that you are all Simmons', and we are all Jackson's!

Maybe not so funny to everyone else, but this is so typical Kacey...especially if you read it as if it was the most exciting news you have ever heard. Her sweetness cracks me up!

Saturday, June 27, 2009


Today we took the kids bowling. It was the first time for both of them and they were super excited! Kade wanted to pick up all the balls, and Kacey had a hard time exercising patience while she waited for it to be her turn. It was a lot of fun, and a great way to avoid the crazy 102 degree heat.

Swim Lessons

Kacey told me that this year she really, really wanted to learn how to swim. I told her she had to be willing to put her face down in the water and hold her breath, and we would sign her up for lessons again this year. Twice a week for four weeks we had a pep talk in the car on the way there: face in, straight legs, etc., and this week she completed her lessons and graduated to the next level! Way to go Kacey Rae!

Sitting Pretty

So Kambry has been sitting up by herself for a few weeks now. I realized as I was looking through pictures of her that she is naked in most of them. I am not sure why this is, because she actually has lots of really cute clothes! I will try and take some shots of her dressed so everyone will believe me. Here she is sitting up like a big girl!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Take Me Out to The Ballgame

On Saturday evening we went to a Round Rock Express game. I was so worried it would be nasty hot (it's hovering around 100 degrees lately), but it turned out to be a great evening! We were able to sit on the lawn in the shade and there was a great breeze! The kids had a blast with their cousins. Here are a few pictures of all the fun.
Watching the game (L to R: Kacey, Brooklyn, Quaid, Kade, and Dallin)
Ainsley was so cute eating her snowcone!
Kambry's first game!
Daddy's little girl

The most eventful thing that happened was when Kade took his shoe off and decided he didn't need it anymore. (aka: tossed it over the railing before any of us could stop him). Who needs shoes anyway? Luckily, they did not have to stop play and a manager tossed it up to us in between innings.

I can always count on Kade to make everything a little more exciting!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Sad to see them go...

This is Kade and his best little friend Walker. They absolutely love each other. Almost every morning Kade will ask me if he can go to Walker's house. This Friday, Walker and his equally fabulous family are moving out of state. Luckily, the kids are young enough that they don't quite get it, but I may find myself getting mushy the next few times Kade asks for his little buddy. We will miss you DeLong family!