Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christmas Cookies

I ran all over town today trying to get Christmas shopping done. I waited til the last minute this year, which made it a little crazy. I had to buy the kids' gifts, Jackson's, as well as some gifts for friends. I also set out to find Christmas pajamas for both kids, as well as an outfit for Jax to wear to church. It was a lot more difficult than I expected and I had Addy with me, but thankfully the day went well. I got to have lunch with one of my best friends from college, and the bonus was coming home to make Christmas cookies with Jax! I enlisted the help of Caroline and Kendra, thinking that it would be a lot more fun (and less stressful!) if I had a little help. I was right, and Jax had a blast!
Showing him how to pour sprinkles
 Getting his first taste of the frosting-there was no turning back after this!
 Concentrating hard

 All smiles-Jax and his favorite ladies
 Getting a taste of the finished product
 We won't be seeing these on Pinterest any time soon-the frosting to cookie ratio was definitely a little skewed!
 We ended the night with baths and cuddles with Caroline and Kendra. I am so blessed to have incredible women like them who love on and invest in our children's lives. Jax loves them and so do I!
I am so thankful to be able to make these sweet memories with the kids!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Addalyn 2 Month Update

Addy Girl
How is it that you are two months already!? It's been so fun watching you grow and seeing your sweet personality start to develop.
You have fit right in with our family and you are dearly loved. It's been a fun month that included your first trip to Sunday church, your first Thanksgiving, your first road trip, and meeting your cousins for the first time! Here's what you've been up to.
 You weigh 11 pounds 13 ounces and are 23 inches long (75th % for height and weight)
You wear size 1 diapers and 0-3 month clothes. Your newborn clothes stopped fitting this past week or so.
 You are eating 2 1/2 to 4 ounces every three hours during the day, and you sleep anywhere from 4-5 1/2 hours at night (although you did sleep 71/2  hours once for me a few days ago!)
We are working on getting you on a schedule, and so far you are super flexible, which I'm thankful for! We are on the go a lot, and you sleep so well in the car and car seat. I took you shopping one day and you slept the whole time!
You wake up around 7 or 7:30 in the morning for your first feeding, and you nap well throughout the day. At night we give you a bath and feed you and you're usually in bed around 7:30 or 8. 
 We've struggled with reflux this past month and really it's the only time I hear you crying. It's so sad to see you hurting from it, but I think we are getting it under control. Sometimes you have trouble going down at night, but for the most part you do well.

So your brother crashed your two month photo shoot...

 Poor thing, he really does LOVE you to pieces. It's so sweet.
At least to me it is. You, obviously, are not impressed!

This might very well be my favorite picture of the two of you. You look like you're pouting and he's just smiling away. It's so funny! Clearly, you have his impressive ability to make faces!

You love your play gym

And the swing, And the floor

 You are the most laid back. happy baby. All it takes is looking at you and you smile so big. 

You love your big brother and are always smiling at him. And let me tell you something, he loves you right back! He wakes you up in the morning, kisses you all day, and loves to lay on the floor or bed with you!

You are incredibly content and patient, which I am thankful for.

You finally got to meet Ms. Caroline
 Your First Sunday in church-you slept the whole time while Caroline held you

 You got to meet your great grandmother

Making silly faces and smiling

You played with your cousin Avery
 You got spoiled by your Papa
 Such a sweet face
 Your first Thanksgiving


As you can see from your pictures, you are a happy baby! You love to cuddle and snuggle with anyone willing to hold you. I am so thankful God has allowed me to be your mama and I am looking forward to watching you grow! We love you!