Thursday Thirteen
13 of Jackson’s Favorite Pastimes

by Janice

Thursday Thirteen
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13 of Jackson’s Favorite Pastimes

  1. Working with his Dad – Jackson loves to be just like his Dad. He likes to wear shorts in the cold – just like his Dad. He wants to be an electrician – just like his Dad. And when we are at the cabin, Jackson loves to “work” alongside his Dad.
  2. Playing with his Uncle Rob – Jackson adores his uncle (Susan’s husband) and has since he was an infant. Even as a baby and toddler, Rob would often be the only other person that Jackson would go to other then me. Rob is like the older brother that Jackson has always wanted.
  3. Playing Star Wars – Although he has never seen even a second of the movies, all his friends and he are obsessed with playing Star Wars. (His church friends too.) He asked Santa himself for a light saber – so what could I do? Now I have also allowed four little Star Wars figures. But with toys or not, he and his friends can play Star Wars for hours.
  4. Being Julia’s “Big Brother” – Jackson loves to be with Julia. He knows that he is her cousin, but he loves to pretend that they are siblings.
  5. Reading about Dinosaurs – Jackson has lots of dinosaur books and toys. Lately every night we must read a dinosaur book.
  6. Learning French – My husband Phil (Jackson’s Dad) is from Quebec and we are teaching Jackson French. Although some days he isn’t in the mood and some books and cd’s he doesn’t like as much, Jackson loves to learn French. He will be attending French Immersion when he goes to school.
  7. Crafts – While Jackson doesn’t like to color for very long, he does love to make things, especially gluing and cutting with scissors. He has been a whiz with scissors for a couple of years already.
  8. Cooking and Baking – Jackson loves to create things and make up his own recipes.
  9. Preschool – Jackson has the greatest preschool with the most wonderful teachers. He just loves it.
  10. Giving hugs – Jackson has always been a snuggler and loves to give hugs, especially to me and to his Grandma.
  11. Playing with his Friends – Jackson is so social. He would be surrounded by friends all day if he could. His best friends are twins, Leith and Lachlan, and Rhys.
  12. Hanging out with Brad – Our neighbors have a teenage son named Brad. Jackson loves to spend time with Brad, playing basketball or just hanging out.
  13. Spending time with his cousins – Jackson has five cousins: Julia, Noah and Matthew, and Chantal and Luc. Jackson goes crazy with joy when he gets to play with his cousins.
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1 Ma June 15, 2006 at 12:24 am

Jackson sounds like a great son. All boys love to copy their Dads and Uncles. :)

Mine are up.


2 Roscoe June 15, 2006 at 12:54 am

Ha! I was so taken by the photo of the little lady in sunglasses, I commented on that post instead of this one! Silly me!

Anyway, thanks for stopping by my T13 earlier, and I do like your list. :) Btw, I’m pushing 60 y/o and I still like my dinosaur books. :)


3 Darla June 15, 2006 at 12:55 am

Don’t let anyone tell you he’ll outgrow those hugs–my boys are 11 & 16, and they still like hugs. :)

He will, though, grow up much faster than you can believe. *sigh*


4 Libargirl June 15, 2006 at 1:13 am

What a great kid. My niece is 20 months old and is a little copycat…Whatever I or her mom do, she does…it’s so funny.


5 K T Cat June 15, 2006 at 1:46 am

I used to bury dried chicken leg bones in my little (now big) boy’s sandbox so he could be an archaeologist and dig up “dinosorn bones”. :-)


6 Tey June 15, 2006 at 2:30 am

How nice and simple life is when you’re that young. The fun they have!!! I like spending time with my cousins


7 Wystful1 June 15, 2006 at 3:12 am

Oh this brings back so many memories of my son’s childhood!! He loved the same things!!!!!

Thanks for dropping by my Thurs. 13


8 Debbie June 15, 2006 at 4:14 am

Jackson sounds like a well rounded fun to be with boy! Bet he likes the attention too! Great share and thanks for stopping by my T13!


9 lisa June 15, 2006 at 4:18 am

My little girls were not too crazy about coloring either, they like Jackson would much rather cut and glue.


10 Lazy Daisy June 15, 2006 at 4:38 am

Awww…what a great life he leads! How wonderful to have adults you adore, friends and toys. Hope he’s always this easy to please.


11 eph2810 June 15, 2006 at 5:01 am

He sounds like a great little guy :smile:.
Enjoy the ‘snuggle times’ – when they are older they don’t even want you to hug them (I know :sad:)…
Thank you for stopping by my Thanfuls this morning.


12 Joy June 15, 2006 at 5:04 am

Cute idea! I love hearing about other people’s kids. How fun!!


13 Skittles June 15, 2006 at 5:36 am

Awesome TT!!! You have a great little man.

Thanks for stopping by my TT.


14 Paula June 15, 2006 at 5:52 am

Learning French, how cool is that!!!!! Jack”son” is a great little boy.


15 Amanda June 15, 2006 at 6:25 am

My son prefers cutting to coloring… especially when he has to color a big space! Jackson sounds like a great kid.


16 Rebecca June 15, 2006 at 7:19 am

Little boys are so much fun, and Jackson sounds especially so. What a sweet topic!


17 Diane June 15, 2006 at 8:41 am

Love, LOVE, LOVE those hugs!

Come on over to my blog–I’ve started a party for another son! Dawn’s son has returned home!



18 Michelle June 15, 2006 at 10:09 am

Cutie pie, I just love the fresh outlook of kiddies!
My TT is up, and I am trying to get Mr. Linky on mine, but when I try to register it says “unidentified: host” or something similar . . . help?


19 Frances June 15, 2006 at 10:09 am

Your little guy sounds so adorable. I used to like to wear shorts in the cold too.
My TT is up.
Take care,


20 Mrs. Cranky Pants June 15, 2006 at 11:40 am

Enjoy, because he’ll go through that “don’t touch me, don’t hug me stage”


21 EmilyRoseJewel June 15, 2006 at 12:55 pm

Sounds like a fun, sweet little guy you have. Justice loves hanging with him mom and dad, crawling around, eating, and playing. I know we will add many of the things you listed in years to come. My list is up!


22 Christy June 15, 2006 at 8:42 pm

Great post! I’m gonna try the T13 now, too.


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