Saturday, August 29, 2009

It's a Gymboree Day!

Jaxon and I have been going to Gymboree every week this summer. We have such a fun time! Jaxon walks in and immediately goes up to all the kids and says, "Hi". Sometimes I think he really prefers watching what the other kids are doing than actually playing. He has made lots of friends, his favorite is Naomi though. Naomi is the sweetest little girl. On our very first day of Gymboree she sat next to Jaxon and kissed him right on the lips! Of course, Jaxon being the ladies man that he is, kissed her again! Now, every time they see each other they either hug or kiss. It is the cutest, sweetest thing! During the class, they follow each other everywhere, this is a serious crush I think.

Today, our teacher, Ms. Shannon, told us that Jax was ready to move on to the next level! Yipee! I knew I had an advanced kid! HA HA! I just hope that Naomi moves up soon too, Jaxon will be heart broken if she isn't at Gymboree :) . Now that I am working part-time again, we will be starting a music class, which I think Jaxon will LOVE LOVE! He is such a music-loving kid, you've all seen him dance the conga right?

I'm just trying to look cool for Naomi.

I made it to the top, now what?...

I'll play Peek-a-boo!

Going through the tunnel, my favorite.

Made it to the end!

I think you'll agree with me when I say that I think he should be the model for Gymboree? hee hee, I'm not biased or anything :)

Friday, August 28, 2009

What has Jaxon Been Up To?

Wow, it has been a LONG time since I have blogged! I feel as if I am neglecting my blogger friends. I have good reason. I started working full-time at the beginning of August and have barely even had time to breathe. To be totally honest, I hate it! I have been exhausted and hardly get to spend time with the two loves of my life. It does not help that the kids are in school from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm., so I don't get home until 5:00 and Jaxon goes to bed between 6:30 and 7:00. Crappy! Well, SUPER news for me! I have a new jobsharing partner! She starts on Monday and I could not be happier! More time with my baby and my blog. All is right with the world again! Onto the latest and greatest with Jaxon...

First, two weekends ago, I went to Chicago for a girls trip with my friend Rebecca.

This meant that Brian was in charge of Jaxon ALL BY HIMSELF! I didn't even make "sub plans"! Well, ok, I did freeze a few meals for Jaxon, I mean, I didn't want him eating Sour Patch Kids for dinner! Anyway, while I was away Brian & Jaxon are playing and Jax starts acting silly. Brian says to him, "Are you being a ding dong?" Jaxon replies, "Dong dong." O my! This opened Brian's eyes a bit to the reason why he should not use his colorful language around our son. Thank God he didn't repeat some of Brian's other favorite words!
This month we were lucky enough to have Lola come visit TWICE! She has been such a great help with Jaxon, I just cannot thank her enough. I am not sure how well Lola is going to stick though. Whenever Jaxon sees her he says, "Tata" He only says that to her, so we'll see what she ends up being called.

Yes, Jaymee, they are dressed alike, jeans and all! And no, it was NOT planned!

"Yes, Jax, those are teeth."
He may not look like he is happy to be being held by "Tata", but I promise he loves her!

While my mom was here Jaxon learned how to open doors (no, she did not teach him this)! The other day he opened the back door, looked at me and Brian, waved bye-bye and started walking out! Needless to say, we will be doing yet another round of Jaxon-proofing! We should really have been better prepared for the toddler stage. Parents-of-the-Year I tell ya!
The biggest question I get about Jaxon is, "Is he talking yet?" Sure enough he is trying! Here are the most important words in his life.
Ees = Please
Mama = Mama
Dop = Drop
Choos = Shoes
Do (dog without the g) = Dog
Hi = Hi
Yeah = Yeah
Up = Up
Uh (accompanied by a slap to the forehead!) = Uh oh
Ep = Help
Jax is also doing a little bit of sign language! Most of his signs revolve around food, not surprising since Jaxon is ALWAYS eating! He signs, all done, please, more, eat, up, and water. We are now really working on help and thank you.
This little guy never ceases to amaze us! It is fascinating to watch him grow and learn new things daily. I am thrilled to be working part-time again, I hate missing all of the wonderful moments.

This video is HILARIOUS!! You may even want to watch it a few times, especially when you are having a bad day.

This past weekend, Brian & I decided that it was time for Jaxon to give up the pacifier (yes, very sad, just one more thing that ends his babyhood ). He has actually done really well, he really only used it to sleep. The first night he cried for 5 minutes then fell asleep, the next night it was 2 minutes and now he fusses until I close the door. Not too shabby!

Well, this evening, I went to make his bedtime bottle and when I opened the cabinet, he literally ran to it and snatched 2 pacifiers. I really wish I could have captured THAT on video. He immediately tried putting not 1, but 2 pacifiers in his mouth. When that didn't work this is what he did... If that wasn't funny enough, there is something a little unexpected at the end...

Now, how hilarious is it when he falls over???

The spinning thing is new. He started it last night and I have no idea why. I am guessing the kids at his babysitter spin. don't worry, he jumped back up and started spinning again! Yeah, yeah, I know... Mother-of-the-Year for laughing when my kid falls! You all have done it too.

Monday, August 10, 2009

A Golfer in the Making

As you all know Brian is a golfer and he wants nothing more than for Jaxon to enjoy golf as much as he does (remember the golf clubs at 9 months old or the strapping him into the golf cart at 11 months). Brian is always talking about how he can't wait for Jaxon to be old enough to spend Sundays on the golf course with him, to take him to the US Open, go on weekend golf trips, etc etc. Luckily for Brian, Jaxon seems to have an interest (as much interest as a toddler can have) for golf. He picks up any golf club he can find, Dad's or his, and tries to hit balls and his favorite toy in the house is Brian's golf bag... lots of goodies in there!
This summer we have spent quite some time on the golf course. I drive the cart, Brian plays and Jaxon entertains himself on and off the cart. He has 2 favorite things... "drinking" water from our cups and taking the tees in and out of their little cubbies in the cart. He also likes when we pass the pond with the ducks. He looks at the ducks, looks at me, makes his hand go "quack" and then takes off toward the pond. I have no doubt that he would jump right into the water if we let him!
On this particular day I captured Jax playing with a golf ball that he had "borrowed" from Brian's bag, or as Brian would call it "stealing". He calls Jaxon his little golf klepto. As you will see in the video, Jaxon is a GREAT listener!! Kinder teachers, you will want him in your class... HA!