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Our Jackson received two awards last week, AB Honor Roll and Math! We are so proud of you Jackson.

2018 in Review

I’ve said for a long time that I don’t really like New Year’s.  I realized that I don’t especially like going out on New Year’s Eve but I LOVE the New Year.  I love thinking of exciting and fresh goals for the year and so far this year I have particularly enjoyed looking back on 2018.  It wasn’t necessarily a significant year for me “goal-wise” but  I did grow and give birth to a third human, so there’s that.  This year will definitely go down in the books as a big one for us.  The year four suttons became five.  Maggie learned to swim and spell her name.  Jackson played basketball and had not one but two casts!  We played in the snow, hiked in the mountains, swam in the ocean, played at the Y, went to parks, painted, read, went to the library, played with our neighbors.  It was a year of baby prep and baby cuddles.

Can’t wait to see how these three grow and surprise us in 2019.

January

Our first glimpse of Baby #3.

 

We enjoyed some snow

February

Maggie and Jackson found out they were having a baby SISTER!

Jackson finished his first basketball season

March

We found out we were having a girl!

 

April

Baby Grew

 

We went to the mountains for spring break with the Craigs and Cormiers.  Our longest trip to the mountain house so far and we had a blast.  We even went to Grandfather Mtn.

Jean’s birthday celebration at the Durham Bulls

May

Mother’s Day

Jackson got his cast taken off!

Father/son backyard Campout

 

 

June

Finished 2nd Grade!

The beach!

July

I celebrated my 33rd birthday when I was 30 weeks pregnant with my 3rd baby!

Baby girl kept growing

Summer fun with the cousins

We got some culture at the art museum

August

Jackson flew to Louisiana with Jean and the cousins!

Last (of many) pool days

Maggie became a ballerina for a day


3rd Grade!

And…..a broken arm

September

Baby Willa arrived at last!

Hurricane sleepover in Durham

October

Daddy’s birthday with all 3 kids!

Maggie Grace turned 4!

Baby Smiles

Jackson got his cast off and learned to change a diaper!

Willa’s Sip N See

Halloween

November

Our boy turned 9!

Willa give us a scare

Thanksgiving in Goldsboro

December

Snow! (and lots of sleet and rain)

 

Christmas!

 

New Year’s Eve Charcuterie and Coloring (and bedtime by 9:30!)

Holiday fun so far

We had a really nice Thanksgiving as a family of 5 (that’s still crazy!)

 

Christmas Tree Farm 2018

Jackson and Maggie were more interested in the s’mores and playing hide and seek amongst the rows of trees than picking out the tree, but we got our first tree as a family of 5 (!).  It smells delightful and I have the perfect view from my favorite spot on the couch.

 

and then he turned 9!

Oh, Jackson, you’re getting so old!  I’m not even going to talk about how you’re halfway to 18…..not even going to talk about it.

We enjoyed our traditional birthday morning with you last week with nutella crepes and presents.

Gifts included a World of Warcraft history book and t-shirt, a minecraft lego set (from Maggie) and a minecraft game.  

 

That night we celebrated with Dashi (your first time!) in Durham and a cookies and cream cake (as requested)at the Cormier house.

 

Right now Jackson…

loves video games

loves his sisters (and all of his family) even more

typically comes home from school reporting a great day!

loves to play outside after school

does not like homework

likes to play legos while listening to diary of a wimpy kid cds in his room (and leaves the room without turning them off!)

is enjoying his new room

does y guides with Dad

is still our enthusiastic, sensitive, playful, caring, supportive, happy, kind boy.

You’re the best Jackson.  For real.  Its really amazing to watch you grow up and to get to enjoy bigger kid things with you.

fave photo friday

(This picture is actually from last Thursday at Maggie’s end of year picnic with her class.  I’m always a little sad when another year of preschool ends.  Maggie keeps asking if she’s going to school, I don’t think she understands the summer break concept very well!)

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