Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Lovely Days

Today was one of those fun days I just want to look back on and remember years from now. I cut back on my hours a little bit at work and have been home several days this week, which I have enjoyed so much.
Tara came over this morning and we worked on a sewing project while Tyce played with toys and Jax napped. Of course when Jax finally woke up he was quite excited to see a new friend to play with.

I also caught him stealing a few of Tyce's potato chips! What a stinker. After they left we had nap time and then ran to the store for a few things I needed for dinner. We got home and Jax played in his crib while I cooked. I could hear him laughing hysterically while I was cooking and it just made me smile. I have no idea what was making him laugh so hard but I'm glad he likes playing on his own every so often.
After dinner was made we headed outside because the weather was finally somewhat resembling of fall and I wanted to enjoy it. Plus, Jax LOVES being outdoors. The problem is, he's also obsessed with grass. More accurately, he's obsessed with eating grass. He kept on sneaking it into his mouth and then I would have to dig it out with my finger while he laughed and laughed.

At one point a blade of grass got stuck to the roof of his mouth and I managed to gag him accidentally while I was trying to remove it, causing him to puke all over. Which is why he was wearing nothing but a diaper and a smile when his daddy pulled in the driveway!

Jackson was mortified that I had him undressed and playing in the front yard, but hey, I'm learning to just go with the flow.
Little man adores his daddy and is so excited when he gets home from work. He will not let him out of his sight, which just warms my heart. I'm so thankful for the great father that he is.
They played in the yard for a while and Jax had a blast! Here's my little spider monkey:

So sweet

We came in and put Jax to bed but I think he was a little too wound up from all the fresh air. After about 15 minutes of playing in his crib his daddy went and got him out. We all sat and ate some cake and ice cream, which as you can see from the video below, Jax definitely enjoyed! I'm so thankful for such sweet days spent with my baby boy and I'm praying that God will imprint these memories in my head and allow me to remember them for years to come.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

So Big!

Look what Jax learned today! Such a smartie :)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Jax's 8 Month Update

Dear Jax
It's been 8 months since I held your sweet little self in my arms and stared at you in wonder. Where has the time gone? I must say that this has been such a fun month. I should add that it's been exhausting too! You are a busy little boy. So active and curious, and into everything! The past month has been filled with a lot of fun and adventures. Here's what you're up to:

You weigh ~ 21.5 pounds (we quickly put you on the luggage scale at the airport while checking in! Ha!)
You are wearing size 9-12 month tops and onesies and 6-12 months shorts. Your pajamas are 9-12 months as well.
You are wearing size 4 diapers

You are eating A LOT! You eat a fruit/cereal for breakfast
Veggie for lunch
And some combination of the 2 for dinner
Your favorite food by far is Puffs. You love them and get excited when you see the container!

You are taking 4 bottles a day, usually 6-8 ounces.
You are sleeping well at night and taking two naps during the day (yay!) at ~9:30 and then again around 2:30

You wake up around 6:30-7:30 in the morning and are so happy

(are you not the cutest sleeping baby ever?!)
You still have your bottom two teeth, with no hint of any others.
You now say "mama" and "dada"
You wave and say "hi" and put your arms in the air when I ask how big you are-it's so cute!
You love playing with your two teeth. You sit and flick them with your fingernail. That's what you're doing with this picture:

You will sit on the floor and use your feet to spin yourself around in circles. It's very entertaining to watch
You love to eat (please blame your father for the below pictures-he's the one that dressed you in the way too small clothes!)

You love being out and about, seeing people at the grocery store or church, and are quite the flirt! You have started getting people's (ladies!) attention and then when they see you, you smile and put your head on my shoulder pretending to be shy!
You love playing with your toys and spend most of the day crawling around the floors getting into trouble and playing with toys

You're still trying to figure out how to go forward in your walker

You love being outside and we've taken a few trips to the playground

You had a great time with Grammy and Papa when they came to visit

You took your first plane ride!

You're definitely a daddy's boy-when he comes home from work, you hear the alarm beep as he opens the garage door, and you take off to meet him. It's the best thing to watch.

You have developed an incredible love for Puffs. I can't make that statement strong enough. You've figured out how to pop the top off with your teeth and help yourself. It's quite amusing and a little scary. We should buy stock in Gerber, as many cans of Puffs as we buy!

You rode your first carousel

And got your first pair of sneakers
Grandma comes and stays with us once a week to play with you while mommy and daddy go to work.
You are crawling all over the place, and pulling up and cruising on the furniture! This often means you're getting into trouble :)

You've taken a number of spills, but you're a tough baby. Most of the time, you barely cry.

(That's a bruise right above your right eye)
You still love bath time-I think it's your favorite time of the day. I'm sure that won't be the case in a few years!

You have the sweetest disposition and are pretty much happy all the time. You laugh and play and are so sweet to be around.

Oh baby boy, just writing this post and looking back on the past month reminds me of how fast you're growing and just how much I need to treasure this time with you. I am forever grateful to God for entrusting me with your amazing life. We pray for you, for your character, for you to be a leader, to be a man of valor and honor, and to be a man after God's heart. Happy 8 months!
Mama and Daddy

Friday, September 16, 2011

Jax's First Plane Ride and Day 1 in Miami

We flew to Miami today for a quick visit with my family and for my sweet nephew Alex's 4th birthday party. Which means Jax had his first official plane ride. I was a little nervous since it was his first time and I was going by myself without any help. Thankfully, my sweet little guy did wonderfully and ended up sleeping most of the trip after we took off. Getting thru security was a little rough (although we at least didn't have to wait in line!), but the trip went smoothly.
Going through security

On the tram to the terminal

I ended up putting Jax in the Moby wrap and he sat on my lap the whole time.
Here we are right before takeoff.

My dad picked us up at the airport and we headed straight to meet my sister at Alex's school. We surprised him with cupcakes and his favorite cousin.
Eating cupcakes (and Puffs for Jax)

It was so sweet to see the two of them together!
After that we decided to take them to the zoo.

The boys enjoyed it, but it was hot! We decided to let them cool off in the water.

I think Jax had a good time. It didn't take him long to go from this:

to this:

After all that excitement, we headed to my Ita's house for some dinner. Jax helped his Papa pull wires in the yard and we just hung out and relaxed.

I'm so glad we made it safe and I can't wait to spend the rest of the weekend relaxing with my family!