Just mention Granny and Pawpaw or Nana and Grandpa and he gets all excited! Jackson actually loves talking on the phone with them (don't know where he got that from?!?). This week he keeps saying he wants Granny to sing Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star with him... so I call her up (he actually called his Granny on his own this week after he stole my phone and ran upstairs!) and they sing together... it's so cute! I know he's looking forward to Christmas so he can see everyone again! Even Aunt P is making the trip and he loves some Aunt P too! Just wait until he learns they will be 'bunking' together... neither one will get any sleep over Christmas! I can't forget the dogs here either. Jackson snuggles, lays, kisses and sits on Snoopy and Abbie on a regular basis. I'm so glad they are gentle and loving dogs... Jackson's 'affection' can be pretty rough some times!
I love the way Jackson runs to me when I pick him up from school every day. It is the highlight of my day when he jumps in my arms for a big hug! Then I get to see his face light up again when he hears the door open when Daddy comes home... repeating over and over.. Daddy's home, Daddy's home! He is just a joy to be with and we love our time with him even more!
He loves to be loved
Jackson loves to give hugs and kisses and we love it too! He loves cuddle time each night and sitting on our laps during movie time. He is a very affectionate little boy and we cherish every moment because I know some day he won't even want to be seen with us in public... ugh, the teenage years already scare me! So for now, I'll take all the kisses he wants to give (and receive!).
Boy am I glad he likes the outdoors! Of course, he really didn't have a choice since that's about all we do when it's nice... swim, hike, camp, swing, etc. We're already missing General Pepper and can't wait to take it out as soon as it warms up! Jackson misses it so much he wants to go play in it while it's parked in the backyard.
Finally... he loves to be silly! He likes to dance, sing, put funny things on his head... whatever it takes to be funny! I can't imagine what side of the family this came from (Charles anyone?!?). I hope he never loses this part of his personality because he is just a blast to be around and that's why I did fall in love with his Daddy! Whether it's pulling all the toilet paper off the roll, tissue out of the box, or Tupperware out of the cabinet, he'll find a way to have fun and make a mess!