Monday, January 5, 2009

Month 3

Month 3 was jam packed! Jackson continued to grow and smile every day and had TWO very first Christmases.

The Wilbanks clan came up to chilly Chicago in mid-December to celebrate the season a little early. We had such a ball doing fun holiday things in the city and just being together.

We spent Christmas at home, just the three of us. It was very low-key (although I'd never use the words 'relaxing' or 'quiet' with a 2 month old around!) and so nice to have our first Christmas together as a family.

The best gift of all...
Then we decided at the last minute to get out of the sub-zero weather and head south...we spent the week between Christmas and New Years in Florida, both in St Pete and Orlando. Although we learned quickly that travelling with a little one is MUCH different and a bit of a challenge, we so enjoyed spending time with our families and getting a little 'adult' time together.

Pablo and I used to be such frequent travelers, we had it down to a science. noted, travelling with a baby is very different...

Thankfully, this is how Jackson looked for most of the travel day (when he wasn't eating)

Jackson loves time with his Papa D

Kissy party with cousin Kennedy and Aunt Leslie

Family walk in the park in December..novel concept for us Chicagoans

Off to Orlando...
We took a walk in the 80 degree weather...heaven. The stroller usually lulls our boy right to sleep, but I think he was so confused by the warm sunshine, he stayed awake and looked around the whole time.

Time to open LOTS of presents from Grandma, Grandpa Walter and Uncle Carlos

So happy with Grandma...

We had a wonderful trip, but were also happy to be home just in time for Jackson's 3 month birthday, which also happened to be the day of the National Championship game...GO GATORS!!
And just a few days before his 3 month birthday, he surprised us (and himself) by rolling over! Oh, and we had an unplanned trip to the pediatrician, so we got his weight...a whopping 13lbs 5oz! We are loving life with our chunky boy :)


Lori W said...

I'm so proud of you, you little blogger, you! xo
kisses to JP...can't wait to see you all!

Matt and Jamie Wilbanks said...

Yey for the Melgarejo blog! It's awesome!! You have the cutest family! We love the pics of everyone together. We can't wait to see you guys at the wedding, especially to meet Jackson in person. He is getting so BIG. It's neat to see how he and Walker are going through the same milestones. Love you guys!