Happy Holidays!

We won a free photo shoot at Target, so we took Jaxson to get professional pictures done. Our photographer wasn’t so great, so it took forever to get any decent pictures. Jaxson, overall, did a great job for his first time having pictures done, but of course was a typical two year old and just wanted to play with all the props instead. 🙂 I’m glad we didn’t have to pay for the pictures, but we got a few really great ones so it was worth it in the end.

We are celebrating Christmas Eve at my parents’ house tonight, then we will do our Christmas at home in the morning and go to J’s parents’ house for Christmas in the afternoon. It will be a busy time, as always, but I’m looking forward to watching Jax enjoying it all! It is exciting this year because he “gets it” now that he’s a little older, and he’s been honing his gift-unwrapping skills.

We hope everyone has a wonderful holiday and a Happy New Year!

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Quick Little Updates

I got a job! And just in time since J’s job ends in October. I had my first day and orientation today and I’m excited. My mom works there too so it will be nice to be back working with her again (I’ve followed her from job to job for the past ten years lol). There are also lots of former coworkers there so lots of familiar faces.

As you know, our last cycle was negative. We decided to sit this cycle out, in case J had cysts from last cycle and also because we don’t have a new donor picked out yet. Plus this month is going to be very stressful adjusting to different income and gaining/losing employment.

In the meantime, we’ve decided to cut out sugar from our diets. We are two days in now and already feeling better. My cousin helped us out with a meal plan and recipes. She’s had great success and looks fabulous now! Since we were already breaking from baby making this month, it seemed like a good idea to get set up now and up our chances when we do try again.

Which will be soon, I hope. We are so ready for this baby. Our little man isn’t so little anymore and is constantly on the go. He’s such a joy (and sometimes frustration). He’s so amazing and sweet and good too. Just a genuinely good kid. We are so lucky.

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Just A Little Update

Hi all! It’s been a while since I last posted. Nothing too terribly exciting has been happening around these parts, so we’ve just been laying low and enjoying life.

Last I wrote, Jaxson was making progress using the potty. We’re not at all pressuring him and it seems to be working pretty well. He’s pretty good about telling us when he’s pooped or peed, however he tends to tell you when he has to poop RIGHT THEN. So we don’t always make it to the potty before he goes in the diaper. BUT we did get him to pee on the potty a few times in a row and I’m finding consistency/routine is what’s working here. Every night when he takes a bath, he usually pees. So instead, we sit him on the potty while the water is warming up and bingo – usually he ends up peeing in the potty before he gets in the bath. He was really freaked out at first, like he had done something wrong, and he was watching it like OMG WHAT IS HAPPENING! We try not to laugh, but the looks on his face – how can you not?

His vocabulary is absolutely exploding. He’s using sentences, with proper grammar and pronouns! He’s gotten the hang of asking for things by saying “I want ___ please.” My favorite thing he does is singing. He has a book called Snuggle Puppy, which is a song the adult dog is singing to the baby puppy. He loves to sing along with us and will even sing it on his own. Hearing his little voice saying “Snuggle Puppy of MIIIIIIIIIIINE!” is hands-down one of the sweetest things.

He’s been really into J lately, always asking her to play with him or read him a bedtime story or snuggling with her on the couch, even when I’m right there trying to interact with him. I know this is just a phase this age group goes through, and Jax and J spend the majority of their time together so it’s just reinforcing that, but I get jealous! When I get home from work I try to play cars with him or play outside and he plays with me for like 3 minutes and then he’s ignoring me and looking around for her. Of course, she just wants a break and I just want to spend time with him, but he wants what he wants and right now he wants his Mama. That’s not to say he’s not a total sweetheart to me sometimes, he’s just way more interested in being and playing with her right now. That’s okay, as long as I still get big snuggles too (which I do).

We’ve been eating at home much more often now for the sake of budgeting and dieting, so we’ve been a little more firm with Jaxson regarding eating dinner. He loves steak, so any night we have that we at least know he’ll eat it. We tried Brussels sprouts together last night; I loved them, he did not. But at least he tried it! Another new food he’s tried is popcorn – and he loves it! We get the healthy 100 calorie mini packs and we share a bowl almost every night after dinner.

J and I got to take a much-needed date this past weekend! My parents watched Jax for us and we went bowling (J won all 3 games because…well I suck at bowling! LOL) and we had a great time. We’ll definitely be taking Jax in the Summer when they do the free bowling program! We grabbed Starbucks and went Easter basket shopping since Jax wasn’t with us to snoop on what he’s getting. We had lunch at Panera and almost didn’t know what to do with ourselves not having to oversee a toddler’s eating and we got to eat HOT FOOD. It wasn’t a huge date, but it was a date, which is few and far between for us. We were just really excited to get to spend some time together and get out of the house to do something fun.

On the baby-making front, after two months of waiting, we’re only about two weeks out from starting our next cycle. We are excited! It’s been a longer break than we anticipated, but we both agreed that we feel confident with the timing and more prepared this time around. I’m doing the Femara/Letrozole this time and hoping it does the trick. We have two sperm-pops at the doctor’s office, but I’m hoping we only have to try once more before getting pregnant. Our 3rd wedding anniversary is April 27th and I would be so excited if the timing worked out to do the IUI around then. What a great anniversary present that would be!

Regardless, we’re excited, ready to go, and feeling good about it all. C’mon Baby #2!! We just can’t wait to have another one. We are constantly amazed at our boy and forever thankful for just how blessed we are to have him. He is a lovely and wonderful little man that surprises us each and every day with his kindness and love. We really did hit the great-kid jackpot with him.

I hope we can hit it again soon!

Cheese!

Cheese!

Snuggling with Bubba

Snuggling with Bubba

King of the Playground

King of the Playground

Jaxson is Two!

Happy Birthday Jaxson!! Goodbye baby, hello two-year-old! Our little man is two!! These mommies can’t believe just how big Jaxson has gotten, nor can we believe that he’s already two years old. Wasn’t he just born? I think every mom goes through this (and probably on every birthday for the rest of their kids’ lives!) but it literally feels like just yesterday when we first held him in our arms.

Two Year Check-Up: He had his 2 year old well visit and they were surprised how big he is! They think he’s gearing up for a growth spurt here pretty soon, but he’s still healthy and looking great.

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He’s grown about 5 inches and gained about 5 pounds from his 1 year check-up (thank goodness his head didn’t also grow 5 inches, its big enough as is!) We had some concerns about him walking on the inside of his left foot, and he keeps tripping a lot lately, with or without shoes on. So we’re being referred to a podiatrist so we can get that checked out. He may just need an insert for his shoes to help correct it since he’s still so young, so I’m hoping that’s all. He even fell the other day so bad that he bit his lip and there was blood everywhere! He was a champ though and Mama J took great care of his boo-boo. He also still has the heart murmur but the doctor isn’t concerned at this point. He’s right on track with vocabulary and skills and overall, everything is perfect with our little boy. He got his Hepatitis shot and did great (he only screams when you’re holding him still for it) and he was very excited about his Iron Man band-aid.

Disney “Fun”: We went to all four Disney parks for his birthday/our anniversary, and while I wish I could say that it was a fabulous vacation and we had a great time…I’d be lying. We have decided that we will not be returning to Disney with children until the youngest is at least 5! It was an intense trip and I think just a little much for our two year old. There were so many people that he couldn’t walk without nearly being trampled and he hated having to be in the stroller the whole time. He didn’t get the concept of having to wait to do something and he cried after getting off a ride every. single. time, so that was rough. He freaked out meeting Sofia the First and didn’t really care for the Disney Jr. show, which was the ONLY reason we even went to Hollywood Studios. Animal Kingdom was fun with the safari ride, which we all really enjoyed, and he absolutely LOVED the Nemo stage show. He refused to take a nap Saturday, so we ended up going to Magic Kingdom that night to see the fireworks, which we all also really enjoyed. The sense of wonder and amazement on Jaxson’s face made us forget about all the crappy experiences of the day (at least for a little while). This was why we came, we reminded ourselves. J had also never gotten to see the fireworks so it was really exciting to share that memory with the two of them. Jax liked the Electrical Light Parade as well and we made our way back to the hotel at midnight for a restless/sleepless night with the three of us sharing a King-sized bed.

None of us are good travellers, we prefer our own home with our own bed and our own stuff. Needless to say, Jax woke up throughout the whole night and I finally got out of bed with him around 6:30 because I hadn’t been able to sleep and wanted J to (try to) get a little rest. We headed back to Magic Kingdom and he met Pluto (sort of, again not a fan) and rode some rides (Dumbo, Small World, Teacups). The line to meet Mickey was over an hour long and we were toasted. A meltdown between all of us ensued because the whole point of coming to Disney was for Jax to meet his favorite, Mickey! We almost skipped Epcot to just come home, but Epcot (of all places) ended up being our jackpot!

You go on school field trips to Epcot because it’s lame educational what with the country showcase and the Innovations section, but it ended up being our best experience of all. We waited 20 minutes to meet Mickey, Goofy, and Minnie and ended up getting cute pictures! We also went on their Nemo ride and bought Jax a souvenir, a little plastic Nemo which he loves. We ate lunch at Mexico (the most overpriced nachos I’ve ever had LOL) and finally headed home. To be fair, at least Jax loved riding the trams to and from the parking lot, and he really enjoyed both the monorail and the ferry boat ride to Magic Kingdom. So while there were a lot of crappy moments, there were a few moments that made us smile and not completely want to hang ourselves. I think if he’d been older it would have been much easier, and if he’d been a girl there would have been more to appeal to him, since it seems most of Disney is geared toward the Princess stuff. Regardless, J has an extra day left on her pass and we are planning for just the two of us to return for a day for a do-over.

Down with the Sickness: We’ve been super sick in our household since Disney. I’m sure we all picked up something there because there are just so many people and not enough hand sanitizer! Jax was sneezing, had a runny nose, and was coughing for about a day or two and then he was over it. Thank goodness he has such a good immune system, because Mama and Mommy are both still down for the count almost a week later. I’m so glad he didn’t get it this bad, at least.

Interests: I think we have an artist on our hands, whether its music or dance, he really seems to enjoy both very much! He’s loved drums forever now, and he “plays” on everything he can get his hands on. He also really enjoys watching Dance Moms and seeing the girls dance. He will watch, and then get up and start mimicking their motions and dances. It is the cutest thing ever! I used to do ballet and tap so I’ll show him some moves and he loves it and starts copying me. He also loves cars and trains and planes and all the typical “boy” stuff, and loves to pull J and I down to the floor to play with him (Mama, play please!).

Bread! and Other Food Adventures: Jax finally eats bread (sometimes)! It’s only taken two years to get him here, but he enjoys wheat bread and bagels. He’ll eat lunchmeat sandwiches occasionally but only if the meat is warmed up/toasted on the sandwich. He’s been really difficult with food lately, completely refusing to eat anything all day, and the doctor actually talked about it at his check-up that we are not to give him any juice or milk before his meals, because he’s just filling up on milk instead of food. If he doesn’t eat, then he doesn’t get the drink. They reassure us that when he’s hungry he will eat, but most days it just feels like we’re throwing food in the garbage because he won’t eat a thing. Rarely, he’ll branch out and try something we have, but we know better to buy him a meal out because it will just be a waste. Oh, but of course, he always has room for fruit snacks or chips. Typical kid! He also had his very first popsicle while he was sick, and did a great job with it! No huge mess with drippy sticky goo everywhere, so that was a big plus.

Vocabulary: I can’t even tell you how many words/phrases Jax knows now. It seems like every day he picks up 100 new words and he’s repeating everything you say. He also likes to “sing” Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star with other words. So combined, this is not always a good thing! For instance, I said “That guy was a booty head!” when we were driving the other day and he immediately started saying, “Twinkle booty head!” Oh boy. He likes to try to say really hard words too, like calculator and helicopter and chameleon (seriously?). We’ve been doing flashcards with him and he’s just so smart, I can’t believe how much he understands and picks up. I’m also very excited for his sentences so that he can make his needs/wants known (most of the time).

Interaction: Going along with an increased vocabulary is an increased ability to interact with other kids! This is very exciting for us to see, as usually Jax is kind of quiet and a loner, always observing other kids but never really reaching out to communicate. The other day at the Mall play area he made a little girlfriend and they drove the rocket ship together. And then we had a Jax & Mommy day the other day because J had to actually go into the office for work, and I took him to a pirate-theme playground. There were two other boys there and he got right up there with them and started playing with them, saying “Pirates! Yo ho ho!” They took turns steering the pirate ship and all three of them were Yo Ho Ho’ing all over the place. He’s just getting so big and even starting to get more adventurous – he went down both of the big slides and did some rock climbing with no help from me! I couldn’t believe it. It is bittersweet, realizing that he’s finally getting to the point where he’s starting to branch out, find his independence, and feel confident enough to let go of our hands and go have a good time.

Discipline: Despite his blossoming vocabulary, he’s getting frustrated when he can’t communicate what he wants to us, and has mini-meltdowns if he doesn’t get his way. We try so hard not to laugh at him because we will fuss at him for something and he’ll start getting upset/crying, and then throw himself at us saying I LOVE YOU MOMMYYYYYYYY! We hug him back and say I love you too, but you’re still in trouble. LOL He’s also learning consequences now, for instance, he hit me in the face with a toy football, so I took it away and put him in timeout. He had his two minutes, apologized, then immediately wanted to go get the football again. When I told him no and he couldn’t play with it because he hit me with it, he lost his mind. Eventually he gave up, and he got the chance to play with the football the next day. Both J and I try to be really consistent and always explain to him why we are doing/saying something. I know a lot of people look at us like we’re nuts because we explain things to him, but just because he can’t say everything we’re saying to him, doesn’t mean he doesn’t understand what we’re saying, and that is why we have a well-behaved boy.

He Really Is A Wonderful Boy: Jax has got such a kind heart. J and I both wanted a good boy that would grow into a good man and treat others right. Well, we got our wish and he really is such an amazing boy. He always plays well with others and is such a great sharer. He shows empathy and concern when others are hurt or upset and gives hugs and kisses freely! He tells us he loves us all the time and he loves his stuffed animals as if they were his pets. Speaking of pets, he’s so good with them and kind. Most kids will pull their fur or “pet” them too hard – not Jaxson! Plus he’s polite, saying thank you and please and excuse me when he burps (after laughing a little first of course). He is truly, 100%, a good person and we are so blessed to call him our son!

Pictures!

 

Silly!

Silly!

Future Quarterback

Future Quarterback

Riding the Pony at the Ren-Fair

Riding the Pony at the Ren-Fair

Fun at the Park!

Fun at the Park!

Ouch!

Ouch!

What a ham

What a ham

How he feels about baths nowadays

How he feels about baths nowadays

Enjoying his bagel!

Enjoying his bagel!

Mr. Attitude!

Mr. Attitude!

Jax & his BFF MoMo

Jax & his BFF MoMo

He wanted me to get a picture of MoMo

He wanted me to get a picture of MoMo

I got one hand in my pocket...

I got one hand in my pocket…

Riding the Safari

Riding the Safari ride

A little terrified of Sofia the First

A little terrified of Sofia the First

Disney WASTED

Disney WASTED (for 10 minutes)

Oooh fireworks!

Oooh fireworks!

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SO pretty!

Light Parade!

Light Parade!

Birthday Boy!

Birthday Boy!

Mommies love Jaxson!

Mommies love Jaxson!

Ready for Magic Kingdom!

Ready for Magic Kingdom!

Our Future Home LOL

Our Future Home LOL

Teacups

Teacups

Jax & his favorite

Jax & his favorite

Us!

Us!

Goofy

Being goofy with Goofy

Hugs for Minnie

Hugs for Minnie

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I love this one!

Here we are!

Here we are!

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Yay Nemo!

Jax showing off his souvenir Nemo

Jax showing off his souvenir Nemo

Jax and his new

Blasting off with a new friend!

Bomb Pop!

Bomb Pop!

YUM!

YUM!

Rock climbing all by himself!

Rock climbing all by himself!

23 Months

WOW! Where has the year gone? This is the last update of 2014, and the last time Jax will have a “XX Months” update….next time, Jax will be 2 YEARS OLD! I’m glad to be doing away with the monthly count of his age, although we’ve mostly discarded it in real-life (instead saying “he’ll be 2 at the end of January”). Regardless, Jax is such an amazing and wonderful little boy and we are so blessed to call him ours. We never knew we could love a boy so much!

New Vocabulary:

  • Hi
  • Rainbow
  • (Aunt) Tabi & (Uncle) Darin and the names of their 3 boys!
  • Come here
  • Home (he recognizes our street now and says Home! Home! until we pull into the garage)
  • Room
  • Bug
  • Green
  • Help and Help Me
  • Moley! (guacamole)
  • Hanukkah & Menorah (a little garbled, but he knows what he’s trying to say!)
  • Yes! (finally – it was kind of annoying having everything be “no” lol)
  • All done/All gone
  • Love you Mama/Mommy! (which we are oh-so-excited to finally hear) and also says it to Nana, Aunt Panda, Papa, and the Guh-Guhs 🙂
  • Laundry
  • Sentences! And manners! He says “play, please” and also “thank you Mama/Mommy”

New Skills:

  • Getting undressed (shirt and pants)
  • Talking on the phone
  • He’s starting to learn to count, although when he says four it sounds like wh*re instead which always makes us laugh
  • He’s a huge climber and can also jump with both feet leaving the ground now.
  • He likes puzzles – figuring out how something works or playing a game, he’s pretty smart
  • Singing! We’re working on the ABC song and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
  • Carrying a tune (he can do-do-do to “Eye of the Tiger” like nobody’s business)
  • Ask Jax what a drum says, he goes “do do do”, ask about a cymbal, he says “tsch tsch tsch”, both complete with hand motions.
  • Opening the garage and front doors, which meant the introduction of those obnoxious plastic pieces on the doorknob which are also adult-proof.
  • Opening the car doors
  • Getting better using forks and spoons, and he’s even started using a plate.
  • Helping with tasks such as: put this in the laundry basket, take this to your room, throw this in the garbage,

New Likes:

  • Bananas
  • Guacamole – he definitely takes after me with the love of Chili’s chips and salsa/guacamole!
  • Snuggling with Mommies in our bed in the morning and watching Mickey Mouse together. We used to do this more often then fell out of habit of doing it, but now when one of us goes to get him in the morning he runs to the gate by our side of the house and says “Mama, bed? Mickey Mouse!” Cutest. Thing. Ever.
  • His super-cool new light-up Star Wars shoes, complete with light saber sound effects
  • Christmas lights

New Dislikes:

  • Getting cleaned up before getting up from the table. We had switched him out of the booster seat and just had him sitting on cushions on our dining table chairs, but he kept getting up mid-meal and running into the living room to smear his gooey face on the leather couch, or would throw a fit when we tried wiping him up. So he lost that privilege and is back in the booster seat with his “seatbelt” again.
  • He also has a renewed hatred of getting his diaper changed and pitches a fit when you put him up on the changing table. I really can’t wait til he is potty-trained!

And Everything Else:

  • He’s really starting to exhibit independence. This is where Mommies have to give up a little control and just let him go at it. He’s been having a great time figuring out things on his own and having fun. We let him run around in the backyard now by himself (we sit on the porch and watch) and he has a blast. The other day he brought J a flower he picked for her – so cute! He’s also wanting to do things for himself like washing in the bath and putting on his shoes. He likes helping pick out his outfit for the day and brushes his hair and teeth. It’s so fun to see him become his own little (wonderful) person!
  • My cousin Tabi and her family moved to our city this month! Tabi and I were very close throughout our childhood and although we lived a few hours apart, we have always had a bond like sisters. I am so excited to have the opportunity to reconnect with her and watch our children grow up together!
  • Jaxson got to experience his first Christmas parade, which he loved. He especially enjoyed seeing all the high school bands playing the drums! We also drove through our local park that sets up a huge light display and he really had a good time. We also found a home that has a whole light show set to music and Jax LOVED it. He kept conducting in the back seat of the car!
  • We went to a Hanukkah parade! It is usually all about Christmas where we live, since we don’t really have a huge Jewish community like J grew up with in South Florida, so it was really nice to be able to go out and celebrate of Hanukkah with our little family. They had Hebrew music which he loved and dance and sang along with, faux snow, and a parade with menorahs on top of the cars.
  • Speaking of Hanukkah, we also went down to South Florida to celebrate with J’s family! This was the first year going for Jax and I, and we were really happy we were able to go so Jax could meet family he hadn’t yet met. He got to play with his cousins and it was just a really nice time and he got some really great gifts, too.
  • Christmas was a huge hit as well. Jax got a lot of great toys and super cute clothes to grow into. It was really fun this year because he understood opening gifts and could do it himself. He won’t throw the paper on the floor though and hands you every little scrap.
  • Jax has also started naming his toy animals. He has a tiny monkey he named Baby MoMo and a tiny lion he named Kanye. Yes, you read that right. We have no idea why he chose it but it’s pretty funny hearing him call for Kanye now!

Pictures!

Just chillin' and reading his book outside

Just chillin’ and reading his book outside

A boy and his Bubba

A boy and his Bubba

Watching TV together

Watching TV together

What a cheeseball

What a cheeseball

Snuggled up on the couch with MoMo

Snuggled up on the couch with MoMo

This face!

This face!

I asked him to show me a smile lol

I asked him to show me a smile lol

Enjoying a new favorite - bananas!

Enjoying a new favorite – bananas!

Hanging with Guh-Guh

Hanging with Guh-Guh

He loves trains and cars

He loves trains and cars

Out to Dinner

Out to Dinner

Having fun at the Hanukkah Parade!

Having fun at the Hanukkah Parade!

My two loves :)

My two loves 🙂

Not so sure about the faux snow

Not so sure about the faux snow

Testing out the snow pile at the Hanukkah parade

Testing out the snow pile at the Hanukkah parade

All of us!

All of us!

Hanukkah, oh Hanukkah :)

Hanukkah, oh Hanukkah 🙂

Jax's 1st night of Hanukkah

Jax’s 1st night of Hanukkah

All dressed up for the Hanukkah Party

All dressed up for the Hanukkah Party

Checking out the Christmas tree

Checking out the Christmas tree

Checking out his Moon/Star lamp for Christmas

Checking out his Moon/Star lamp for Christmas

Playing with his Mickey Mouse tools from Aunt Betti

Playing with his Mickey Mouse tools from Aunt Betti

Jax the Builder

Jax the Builder

Such a cutie!

Such a cutie!

Love that smile!

Love that smile!

Bathtime!

Bathtime!

New Haircut! (Too bad it won't stay spiked!)

New Haircut! (Too bad it won’t stay spiked!)

Sweetheart <3

Sweetheart ❤

P.S. I hope everyone has a wonderful New Years and a happy, healthy, and prosperous 2015. I know we are expecting good things next year! 🙂

22 Months

Jaxson turned 22 months today! He’s been a very busy boy, playing and growing and driving Mommies crazy. But at the end of the day, all the snuggles and kisses make it all better. 🙂

New Vocabulary:

  • Hello! (finally! but only while pretending to talk on the phone)
  • Daniel (as in Daniel Tiger)
  • Babe (as in, “hey babe!” which he hears J & I say to each other)
  • Laundry
  • Box
  • People
  • (Aunt) Chelsea
  • “New-new Car”
  • “Mommy and Me book”
  • Yum!
  • Leaf, Tree
  • Garbage (he is such a great helper and helps me take it out!)
  • Garage
  • Seatbelt
  • Bubble bath
  • Helicopter
  • He’s starting to string words together in a sentence, and is getting the hang of manners such as “more, please”

New Skills:

  • He’s able to sort his toys by type. We have a bin that is only for his cars and no matter how messy the other toy bins get, it’s guaranteed the car bin will ONLY have cars in it.
  • He most definitely has memories now. The other morning J woke him up and he started saying “car Mommy and me” which were the two books we’d read together the night before.
  • “Drawing” – we have one of those magnetic boards with the pen and he loves drawing pictures for us.

New Likes:

  • Matchbox cars (really, ANY cars/trucks/planes/motorcycles/trains/etc.)
  • Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood (the one show he will literally stop everything to sit and watch!)
  • Drinkable yogurt, which is good because at least he’s getting something in his belly.
  • We put up our Hanukkah decorations and the Christmas tree after Thanksgiving while Jax was napping. When he woke up he gasps in amazement, pointing to the lights, and going “Ooooooh!”
  • Christmas lights, we drove around the other night looking and he kept saying “Pretty! More please!” SO CUTE!

New Dislikes:

  • Mommies not letting him get away with whatever he wants (complete with full-on throwing-himself-on-the-floor tantrums)
  • Sitting in the shopping cart, he tries getting out constantly and sometimes we just have to let him sit in the big part if we’re not at the grocery store.
  • Eating…anything. He’s been so difficult with food lately, he’s even turning up his nose at old favorites.

And Everything Else:

  • If you ask Jax a question that he has to “think” about – he’ll scratch his head and go “hmmmm”.
  • We told Jax that we are going to have another baby eventually, and for fun we asked him if he thought it would be a boy or a girl. He replied that it will be a “people baby”!
  • The answer to every question is always “no” and every color is still “yellow”.
  • Aunt Betti came to visit one weekend with cousin Jolie & Marque and we had a great night at the county fair! Jax got to ride a lot of fun rides this time and we all got to go on the Carousel together.
  • We had a great Thanksgiving, with breakfast at my parents’ house and then dinner at J’s parents’ house. Aunt Beck & Uncle Charlie along with cousin Riley & Caden came to visit. Jax had a fun time playing with them, despite his bad attitude from not napping.
  • We got a new car because J’s car died for the last time…Jax loves his new car and so do Mommies because now everyone has a lot more room!
  • Discipline has been tough – he’s old enough to understand when he’s doing something wrong, but after the 500th time of saying “No, don’t ____”, we just want to give up. We don’t like saying no, but he’s definitely entering Terrible Two land where he’s starting to fight us on every. single. thing. just for the sake of fighting it and seeing if we’ll be consistent.
  • He gives the best snuggles and kisses right before bedtime, where he grabs you tight around the neck and gives you a squeeze and/or a pat on the back, and a big kiss! He’s such a loving boy!

Pictures!

YUM Bananas!

YUM Bananas!

He's got his bag, he's ready to go!

He’s got his bag, he’s ready to go!

Yo-Ho-Ho!

Yo-Ho-Ho!

Fun at the Halloween Sale!

Fun at the Halloween Sale!

Wearing Mama J's shoes

Wearing Mama J’s shoes

Who's in Mommies' bed?

Who’s in Mommies’ bed?

So cute!

So cute!

Carousel at the Mall

Carousel at the Mall

Packed & Ready to Go!

Packed & Ready to Go!

Enjoying the Great Outdoors

Enjoying the Great Outdoors

Handsome!

Handsome!

Playing with the baby monitor

Playing with the baby monitor

Thanksgiving 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

J looked away for a minute and he escaped out of the porch!

J looked away for a minute and he escaped out of the porch!

Bye Mom!

Bye Mom!

Bringing his car back inside

Bringing his car back inside

Our Christmas Tree!

Our Christmas Tree!

 

Happy Halloween 2014!

Happy Halloween everyone! This year, Jaxson was a pumpkin. We figured it was potentially the last year we could get away with putting him in a “cutesie” costume as he would be old enough next year to have an opinion of what he wants to be. He had a great time walking the mall trick or treating, and by the end of the walk he was finally getting the hang of it. We let him play in the play area before leaving the mall, and he even had his first lollipop! He had a really fun night and it was a real treat to watch him and other children enjoying themselves. He kept getting smiles from other kids and parents of course, and he even pointed out a few costumes he liked that other kids were wearing. We were just happy (and impressed!!) that he kept his pumpkin hat on the whole night without a fight. I love our little pumpkin!IMG_5813 IMG_5821 IMG_5828 IMG_5829 IMG_5833

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