Friday, January 30, 2009

GG, This One's For You...

Isn't the crooked bow tie so cute?

Today we had pictures taken of Jaxon in his blessing outfit. He was blessed nearly a month ago, but his outfit hasn't fit until this week. He looked very dapper in his little tuxedo complete with a bow tie and tails. My friend Jessica took the pictures and did a great job. My mom (and Jaxon's GG) specially requested that I post some of the pictures so she could see them. I guess snail mail isn't fast enough anymore.

Thursday, January 29, 2009

He Slept Through the Night!!!

That's right, last night Jaxon slept from 8:30 pm until 6 am!!! Horray! Of course, I woke up every few hours, but I guess that is how it goes....

Welcome Back...

I started back to work Monday morning after nearly four months of maternity leave. I had been dreading this day for nearly four months, but it didn't turn out nearly as bad as I had feared. Stepping back into the Children's Village was really like stepping back home in some ways. I forgot how much I missed adult conversations (however, juvenile those conversations might be sometimes) :) and how much I missed having therapy sessions with my clients. Four of my eleven clients are still at the Village and it was so good to see them again.

What really made the transition easier, however, is how well Jax is handling it all. I have to admit that there is a part of me that sort of wants him to just melt whenever he isn't with his mom...but a bigger part of me is relieved that he does okay all the time. Chad will be staying home with him on Mondays and then he will be at the sitters for only 8 hours throughout the rest of the week. Still a hard transition, but I'm grateful that it has so far seemed to be harder for mom than on Jax.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Things I've Done

I saw this on a friend's blog and thought it was fun! Just Bold the ones you have done and then post it on your blog!
1. Started your own blog
2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disneyland or Disneyworld
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Olde Faithful Geyser Erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie or on a TV show
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Had an encounter with a wild animal
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets, or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Visited the Lincoln Memorial
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. Visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a Jury
91. Met someone famous
92. Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Taken a martial arts class

Monday, January 19, 2009

Our Entertaining Boy

I love this picture. :)
This is a fun game... you squish Jaxon's cheecks with his feet! He pulls a funny face and everyone is happy...

Jaxon fell asleep with his finger in this position...we didn't know why, and it really didn't look very comfortable, but he kept his finger there for nearly an hour...

The last few days we have discovered how hilariously entertaining Jaxon can be! From making up dances for him to perform to posing him in various poses for pictures, we have so much fun that we don't even need t.v. anymore. Poor boy...

Monday, January 5, 2009

Christmas, New Years, and Baby Blessings...whew

Our last week of 2008 turned out to be a very busy, but happy one. We went down to Salt Lake to visit with my family and to bless Jax. We were worried that our flight to Salt Lake would be canceled due to poor weather conditions. However, when we got to the airport we were told that not only was our flight NOT canceled, but that, due to so few people flying that day, we could bump our flight up by two hours!! Turns out we sat on the runway for those two hours and arrived in Salt Lake only a few minutes later than our original flight was scheduled...

We had a great time in Salt Lake and it was so fun to see the family again. It was also fun to introduce everyone to Jaxon. He was a smash hit. On the 27th, Jaxon and his cousin Kaden were blessed. Kaden was a very reverant baby, but Jaxon let everyone know that his lungs are in perfect condition... I tried to write down what Chad was saying in the blessing, but he talked so fast (due to a crying baby I think) that I only got the first line recorded.It was a beautiful blessing though.