Wednesday, November 11, 2009

A Little of This...A Little of That

Out of the mouths of babes...
A little background: Jackson has a set of bathtub crayons that he just loves to play with. I have two rules when it comes to these crayons; he can only color in the bathtub and not on the tile around the tub, and that he not color with the black crayon because I'm afraid it will stain the tub. I don't know why I haven't just thrown that crayon away yet. I guess I haven't thought about it until now. Anyways, Jackson follows both of these rules really well. Usually.

Last night I wasn't feeling great and I decided to lay down in our bed for a little bit while Jeremy gave Jackson his bath. Jeremy stepped out for a second to get Jackson's pajamas and I hear Jackson talking to himself in the tub. I started paying close attention to what he was saying when I kept hearing "black crayon" this and "black crayon" that. I peeked into the bathroom and Jackson had practically covered the tub with that black crayon. I ran into the bathroom and we had the following conversation:

Me: "Jackson, what are you doing?"
Jackson: "Just coloring."
Me: "Why in the world do you have the black crayon?"
Jackson: "Because Daddy gave it to me."
Me: "But you know better than to color with the black crayon in the tub."
Jackson: (insert long pause) "Welllllllll, Daddy should have known better than to give it to me."

At which point I had to decide that Jackson had won his argument. I was outsmarted by a three year old. And in Jeremy's defense, he claims he never knew that the black crayon was off limits. And he wondered why I hadn't just thrown it away.

Moving on...
And here are the pictures that Mom and I took in the downtown area this past Saturday. We shot pictures for 2 hours and Jackson was such a trooper! I was amazed at how well he did. We wanted to make sure that we had some great shots to choose from for our Christmas cards, and I think we were successful. Mom did an amazing job and I was really proud of how they turned out. Enjoy!

Peter Pan pose

So serious...

I can jump so far!

Cutie pie!

This is his fake smile.

Check out my belly!

Such a stinker!

Posing outside the firestation annex

Great shot of downtown


I'm sooo over this!

Silly boy!

He knows he's cute!


Artsy shot (I took this one)

No. I. Wont.

Another favorite

I took this shot. I love the way it turned out!

Jackson upclose and personal
Have a great day!

6 random thoughts:

Jeremy Wade said...

If the crayon was not to be used, then it should not have remained in the pack...duh

AmyKnight said...

First. Ha to Jeremy's comment. He sounds just like Dad. And second... when did Jackson change from little fella to BIG BOY!! His smile is all grown up "I have a secret and I am smarter than you and I know it!!" Can't wait for some sweet hugs from him this weekend.

Nana said...

Okay -- I'm with Jeremy on this one. You know, in your heart, that YOU should have thrown the black crayon away. Wise words, especially dealing with a 3-year-ld -- just don't take that chance. Those little wheels are turning and turning and turning.

P.S. Did it come off okay?
P.S.S. Jackson is so smart!!!

Kay said...

I think I would have thrown out the crayon.. but then again, I know I can have ideas in my head and then not think to actually do it.. like throw out the crayon. LOL

I like all the pics... the two next to the coke thing are the best, as far as Christmas card material. But they are all adorable.. of course! :)

Rachel said...

I can't believe he said "Daddy shouldn't have given it to me"!!! That's hilarious!

And the pictures are awesome!!

Ethan, Zach, and Emma's Mom said...

I'm torn between "precious" and the last shot. I've got to get going on taking our pictures!

BTW, I gave you a blog award--come over to check it out!

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