Friday, September 27, 2013

53 & 54 Weeks.

So I decided to keep this going just so I can look back and remember everything Jaxon does and the things he learns. Im going to attempt to do it every two weeks but Im not going to do the weekly chalk board photos like I have been doing. Its too hard with a wiggly toddler... yep, a toddler.

53 Weeks

Jax had his birthday and birthday party this week. Ahhh! I have a one year old.
Its amazing how much he has changed after he turned one.

Presents weren't very exciting for him. He just starred at them so we opened them for him as he watched.
The cute shirt my aunt got for him.

I started giving Jaxon solid food to eat once he turned one. If you remember, he hasnt been able to eat anything that was chunky because he would gag and throw up. Well, since he had been doing really good with yogurt bites, I decide to give him chicken and steamed carrots. He did amazing!!! He knew exactly what to do and LOVED feeding himself.

We had so much fun going to the beach while my cousin and their kids were here. Jaxon spent most of his time playing on the chair. He is such a little daredevil, if you haven't noticed. He also decided he wanted to walk off so we just watched to see how far he would go. Well the kid has no fear so we had to go get him. It was cute because he would turn around and wave to Michael and then keep walking. I snuck up on him one of the times and when he turned around to wave at his daddy, Mike wasn't paying attention and Jax started waving and yelling, "DA....DA!" He wanted his Daddy to wave back at him. 

His party was awesome. Besides me stressing out, everything else was perfect. Jax had fun with all his little friends and he got spoiled with wonderful gifts. You can see more pictures here.

 Jaxon learned how to walk backwards this week and thought it was so much fun doing it. He would bump into a toy or wall and walk forward and then do it again.

54 Weeks

While Jax and I were playing I had asked him where the puppy's nose was and he pointed to mine. So now he knows where my mouth and nose are and will point to them when i ask...most of the time. It just cracks me up to watch him point at things. I love watching him learn.

He now will smile big when I smile at him. It's like he gets excited when I smile.

Michael taught Jax to go down the stairs. He stopped wanting to go down on his butt so Michael taught him to hold on and put one foot forward.

Now that Jaxon is one, he thinks it's ok to throw major fits. He screams and gets bright red and tenses up. It's so emotionally draining. We can't take him out to eat anymore because he wants down and will start yelling if we don't allow him to walk around.

Jaxon learned how to move his eye brows. It's funny to watch him play around and he can now make a mad face. Ha!

Another thing Mike taught Jax this week is to throw his diapers away. After one of us changes him, he will grab his diaper and we take him over to the diaper pale and he thows it in there. He gets excited to do it.

I'm 25! The only exciting thing about that is cheaper car insurance. I'm old, or least I feel old.
My sweet husband planned a great birthday night for me. He had a couple of my friends meet at Bj's restaurant for drinks and then we went to a trampoline place for 2 hours. It was nice being able to act like a kid again.

I had Jaxon sign his thank you cards. He would hold the pen and color a little then turn it around in his hands and color some more. It wasnt easy keeping him focused on it, but I was able to get them all done.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2013


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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Birthday Fun.

Jaxon is officially 1 as of Sept 10.
We started off the morning with breakfast and playtime and then he opened presents after his first nap.
He had no interest in opening them so we ended up doing it for him.
Here are some of the cute gifts he got.

We went shopping and let him run around, which he enjoyed very much.
Then we celebrated his birthday dinner at one of our favorite mexican restaurants for taco Tuesday and he got to try ice cream for the first time!! He LOVED it.

Jaxon's Birthday Party - Sept 14th

Thank you to all who came and celebrated our son's first birthday. It truly means a lot to us.
Here are some pictures from his Blue Ombre Dinosaur Pool Party! Wow, that was a mouth full.

I cut out flags from 4 different color blue felts to make the cake topper and the sign on his high chair.

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Saturday, September 14, 2013

{Preparing For Jaxon's Birthday} Monthly Picture Banner

I took a picture of Jaxon in his car seat each month.
I think this is something every mom should do. Its amazing seeing how your baby grows.
I used an app on my phone called Rhonna to add the text and design to each picture.

I printed out each picture and cut it to the size that I wanted.

After that, I glued them to paper to have them match the blue ombre theme of the party.

I then cut the blue paper around a half inch on each side and punched two holes at the top so I could hang them on string.

I absolutely love how it turned out!

Monday, September 9, 2013


I cant believe that it has been a year since I first met my sweet baby boy.
I still can remember seeing his face for the first time and listening to his little cry.
At times I miss holding that tiny baby and cuddling all day, but I look at him now and I absolutely love watching him grow up. He has so much personally and is starting to look like a little boy, not a helpless little baby.

It just amazes me to think about all the things he has learned in a year. He started walking at 9 months, got his first tooth right before he turned 10 months, went from a bottle to solid food and so much more.
At one:
Weighs 28lbs
27 inches tall
4 teeth
9 month clothing
Size 3 diapers
Size 3 Shoes
Gags on most solid foods. Eats yogurt bites without a problem.
Drinks whole milk
No more bottles only sippy cups
Sleeps through the night... most nights
2 naps a day
LOVES being in water
LOVES his stuffed blankies
Enjoys Yo Gabba Gabba & Dinosaur Train


Right before Jax was born, I wrote a post where Mike and I guessed what he would look and act like.
You can check it out here >>What will Jaxon look like?

So far we were right about one thing.... Blue eyed blondie! Ok, maybe we were right about a couple other things too. Here are the same questions but with the actual answers:

Eye Color: Blue

He definitely got my eye color!
Hair Color: Blonde

He has both of our hair color. I think it will get darker like Mike's when he hits his teens.
Skin Color: Fair
Yes he has fair skin but he gets tan fast. Everyone has mentioned how tan he is but we really dont have him out in the sun for long periods of time.
Bald or Full Head of Hair: Bald
He was bald for a LONG time. Well, he has had peach fuzz the entire time but not much. He now is starting to get long hair. I would say maybe an inch in the back where it's the longest .Hair Type: Straight
Its straight right now but I think as his hair gets longer he might get curls like I had.
Who Will He Look Like: Mike
He definitely looks more like his dad and sure acts like him. 
Bad Traits He'll Probably Get Got: 
1: My stubbornness for sure.
2: Dare Devil... like his Dad.
3. Constantly having to move... like his Dad.
This is Michael in the picture above and Jaxon does the same exact thing!

Michael- Jaxon- Me

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