We really haven't done a lot this summer. It's been too hot to go outside in the afternoon. Plus, Chase has been having car issues, so Jackson and I are stuck at home a lot. But I'm trying to enjoy it and find fun things for us to do because I know it's better than being stuck inside because of extremely cold temperatures.
A couple weeks ago, I took Jackson to the zoo for a couple of hours, and it was so much fun! He's been a few times before, but never just him and me, and this time he just seemed so much more interested. He was telling me which animals he wanted to go see, and what sounds the animals were making. I took him into the bird observatory to let him feed the birds, figuring he would HATE it, but he loved it! He didn't want the birds getting to close, but he didn't freak out, so I was happy about that! He was talking about the elephants all morning, and when we went to see them, the workers were cleaning out the elephant area, so all 4 elephants were closed into a smaller area and we got such a good view of them. Jackson was so excited! Of course I have no pictures, because I left my camera at home.
Yesterday, I took Jack to the movies for the first time...let's just say it will be a while before I actually pay to take him. Ha! A local movie theater was playing Cars for free, so I figured this would be a good test to see if he would sit through a movie. He didn't do bad, but he just wanted to get down a lot (I think he just didn't like sitting in my lap). Meredith, Ella, Dana, & Isaac were there as well, and we all left about an hour into the movie.
And here's just a few pictures I've snapped over the last few weeks.
Fell asleep in his highchair at lunch :)
This is how he takes naps most days. I can tell he's getting tired so I sit on the couch, he crawls up there too, tells me he's sleepy, and lays down. Usually he falls asleep playing with one of his little cars or something. So funny.