Our Crazy Lives...

Monday, July 18, 2005

Jaxon's 2nd Birthday!

I'm new at posting pictures on here and so this is just a test! I'll have to get some good pics!

It's hard to believe our little guy is two years old! Time certainly flies when they're little. We had Jaxon's birthday party today at the house with just family and although it wasn't really planned well, we had a GREAT time! When everyone started to arrive he got SO excited and I think he knew we were all together to celebrate him! He started to clap his hands and spin in circles, smiling and laughing, stomping his feet... I've NEVER seen him that wound up! He opened presents first to make room on the table for our late lunch.

I thought this kid had every toy known to man, but apparently not, he cleaned up today! We got him a set of NFL sheets for his bed, 2 new Little Touch Leap Pad books, a Vtech discovery farm, some clothes and a Spongebob Squarepants fold out couch with sleeping bag. Aunt Lindsay and Uncle Brent got him 2 Sesame Street coloring books and 3 different Sesame Street swim floats. Grandma and Grandpa Schock got him a Little Tykes electric keyboard stand with a mic, Pottery Barn letter abacus, and an Action Sounds Trike. Great Grandma Schock got him a T-Ball set. Grandma and Grandpa Baldwin got him a Grow-to-Pro basketball net and a Naturally Playful freestanding slide. He LOVED everything and wanted to play all day! He was sad when "night-night time" came around for sure!

We grilled burgers, had fixings and cake late in the afternoon and then sat back and watched him play inside and outside until about 7:00 when everyone headed home. It was definitely a full day for all of us and hopefully Jax will sleep good tonight! What a great birthday for our boy! Now the only problem is finding what gift to give him from the baby when he comes to the hospital to meet her... maybe a guitar? Guess I'll have to find something!

Jax had his 2 year well check today and it went pretty well. His height is still off the growth chart at 38". She also said that doubling their height at 2 years is a good estimate of how tall they'll be as an adult (which puts him at 6'4"!!!) We'll all be looking up to him I guess! His weight was in the 90th percentile at 32 lbs. Anyway, just wanted to update you on our BIG little boy! :)

:) S

Wednesday, July 06, 2005

July update...

Well it's definitely summer and boy is it HOT in Texas! We've had a solid week of 100+ temperatures and as much as I hate to say it, I sometimes wish summer was over already! See...the heat is getting to me! :)

Jaxon turns 2 next week and I just can't believe how much he's grown! I've had a blast with him this summer. His speech has really taken off in the last few weeks and it's so exciting to hear all the new words everyday. Sometimes at night when he's trying to fall asleep I'll hear him talking in his room. He has conversations with invisible mama and daddy and counts like "Count Von Count" on Sesame Street too (1 ah,ah,ah....2 ah,ah,ah! It's hilarious!) When he's awake he talks even more, labeling all kinds of things in the house and trying to imitate whatever we are talking about.

Even though it's very hot here, he still loves to go "Ow-side!" (outside- but when he says it, its like the samurai shouting "Bonzai!" It's hilarious!) He really loves playing in the pool (both the "real pool" and the kiddie pool in the backyard.) He also loves to get dirty playing in the sandbox, swinging in his swing and pushing anything he can get his hands on back and forth on the deck. He's too funny!

The pregnancy is going along pretty well. I definitely feel like I'm carrying her differently than I did with Jax, but I'm feeling pretty good. Of course, I feel as if I look like a buffalo but otherwise it's good! To think I was worried earlier because I didn't feel like I was showing or gaining enough! Ha ha! Anyway, we can't wait for our little girl and I just know that Jaxon will be a great big brother! :) S