Thursday, September 30, 2010

Family Room and Rain??

We have finished painting the family room. Now we just need to touch up, take the tape down, and put everything back where it belongs.

I think Ashley said it best on Facebook today about this picture. "Where's Waldo?

For anyone that is not from the DC area, it is raining cats and dogs up here. We are getting soaked from head to toe!!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Kitchen painting, Beach, JW at HOOTERS, Fox, JETS, PAE

We are continuing the house renovation and beautification campaign. Last night was painting in the kitchen. We were able to get all the painting done. We still have a little work left to do in there but that will have to wait. Tonight we paint the family room.

We had a wonderful trip to OBX a week or so ago. Here is Ash and LG hanging on the beach.

While at the OBX for vacation the guys were tasked with keeping "busy" (out of the girls hair) for a day for Katie's birthday. So what did we do?? We went to HOOTERS of course.... too bad they didn't have that 1-Z in a 12 month size.

From left to right, Mike Drake, Justin Smith, Colin Smith, Jackson Campbell, HOOTERS girl off stage right.

So one morning last week the Admiral Longshanks (Captain Gingersnap - the cat) was freaking out about something outside. As this is not unusual, we told him to shut up and shooed him away. Well he came right back and this time was even more neurotic about what was going on outside. We took a look and sure enough, a picture perfect fox was roaming outside. He is tough to see, but he is in front of the tree in the middle of the picture.

You know that JW was bound to get his first real live JETS jersey before too long....

And this one... well if you don't know, then you don't know. But if you know... well, then you know about the D-Train. PAE - still kicking strong.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Days from not too long ago..

Flipping through my computer this morning I stumbled upon some old pictures. We are working diligently to get the new house looking as nice as the old house did.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Changes in Latitude

That's it, we're all moved out of Groveland Heights Ct. It's a little sad since we've hit many milestones while living there - getting married, having Jackson, etc. But there are good times to come at Meadowsweet Drive!
We really can't say how thankful we are for our friends and family that moved us this weekend. We are so blessed! The day was a record high of 100 degrees, but with all the hands helping we were in and out in three and a half hours. Wow!

We didn't actually take any pictures during the move, so I'll just post cute ones of JW (that's why you read our blog, right??). Most are from baby Colin's baptism which was Sunday at the beautiful St. James' Episcopal Church in Leesburg. Thank you for inviting us!

The others are just randoms from the past two weeks..

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Cloudy with a Chance of...Zuccini Bread?

Jackson must have gotten the McCarron genes when it comes to food. Sweet boy will eat anything I put in front of him (unlike his Daddy). Until last week, his diet was strictly Gerber baby food, fruits and veggies only, with baby cereal.

I tried my hand at blender baby food this week and it was a success. Roast chicken and rice with a little formula - blend it all up and YUM! The texture is different than Gerber food though, so it's taking some getting used to.

Other new foods this month - spiral noodles and tomato sauce; peas from the Ruby Tuesday's salad bar; refried beans (a big hit!); and a new favorite - Nana's zuccini bread! Mommy and Daddy also admit to eating almost a whole loaf of zuccini bread these past few days. So good, thanks Nana!

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Sweet Summer Time!

Apparently we missed the entire month of June, so we'll wrap it up in one big post.

New House
That's right, after over a year of searching we bought a house! We found a renter for the townhouse, and all that's left to do is pack up and move out to Fairfax on July 24th. Let us know if you want to help:)

Mmmm, treats! (actually Gerber Puffs)
Jackson is getting good at picking up little bits and putting them in his mouth. For a guy with no teeth (still!) he sure loves some cereal puffs. Yum!

Mmmmm! (he says that now, too!)

First trip downtown!
OK, technically Jackson's been downtown a number of times before, but not since he's been a "big" boy. So we took a Sunday to visit the Natural History Museum, and he loved it!

We're really into animals right now. Especially Kitty Gingersnap and now fish.

The elephant in the mammles room was HUGE! Chad and I really enjoyed revisiting the museum as we hadn't been there since elementary school.

Yawn like the hippo...

Jackson was allowed to pick out a toy and he wanted the meercat (interesting....) See the meercat picture over him? Doesn't the stuffed animal look exactly like it?

Riding the metro with Daddy was half the fun:)

It was a special day on June 20th when Jackson was baptised at our church, Vienna Presbyterian, by Pastor Pete. Thank you to our friends and family who joined us to celebrate, thank you to the mom's and BT for putting on a great reception, and thank you Katie for the photos. Poor Jackson was sick (ear infections, those nasty things!) but he was a little trooper and a good sport for most of the day.

Monday, May 31, 2010

When mommy's away, the boys will play!

I recently had a long 48 stretch at work during which Chad was on full daddy duty all by himself. As I worked in a conference room until midnight with some very serious engineers, I received this stream of pictures, complete with commentary. I definitely chuckled out loud a few times and the men looked at me like, "oh are these proposal deficiencies funny?" Woops...

My new swing in the backyard, weeeeeeee!


Mmm...prunes. Tasty and good for regularity. A favorite.

Bath time.

Daddy gave me a new 'do. It looks good, I know.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

First Wedding of the Season

On Saturday (May Day!) Connor and Meghan tied the knot. We hopped a flight Saturday morning for a short overnight trip, sans baby. Not only was it a beautiful wedding, but we got to enjoy time together and see some old friends as well as Dave and Em. We had a fabulous time. A huge thank you to Nana, Papa and Gram for the babysitting - it's so nice to be able to leave Jackson and not worry.

Here are some pictures from the weekend. They really don't do the venue or the bride justice - both were so beautiful!