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Thursday, May 28, 2009

more from Memorial Day

i only uploaded the pics of Jax for his 9 month Bday, so here are the rest. Great friends and a great, low key time. Lots of wonderful food. It was "bring your own meat" so we had lots of yummies to try. I made "loaded baked potato salad" (oh my!) and a berry bliss cake featured in this month's Kraft magazine.

i love cookouts and here's to the beginning of summer and many more!


Wednesday, May 27, 2009

somebody's 9 months old today!

and i just cannot believe it.
i rocked him a little longer this morning when he woke up and baby wont be a baby too much longer, and this year is just flying by.

he's oh so close to crawling...starting to pull up....sleeping through the night!! (6:00pm-6:00am)
has 5 teeth now (6th coming soon)...eats 3 big meals a day, loves "table food" (whatever's on my plate; broken into small pieces)...naps 2 times a day....his brother is his hero....his cuddles melt my heart.

STATS from today:
25 lbs even
31 inches

these pictures of Jax are from our Memorial day cookout. More to come....


Monday, May 25, 2009


J and daddy filling their bucket.

professional picker! he kept saying, "only the blue ones!!!"

jax was NOT happy to be there (short afternoon nap)

but he perked up when a gave him his own bucket of blueberries. he dove right in and started eating them! and loved em!


Sunday, May 24, 2009

more bath pics....

these are a couple i'd forgotten....


Saturday, May 23, 2009

2 new videos

jam session in action:

giggles n grins:

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Friday, May 22, 2009

weekend reminder from jax: RELAX.


Thursday, May 21, 2009

thurs nite jam session

i snagged this awesome drum set at the restoration house today, popped in some batteries, and voila! it worked. jordan played with it all afternoon, and jaxon enjoyed dancing to the beat. here are my two little musicians. jax even had the wooden flute, which was serving as a drumstick before we located the other ones.


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

my favorite preacher is now online!!!

you can now hear asah's sermons online.....woo hoo!

he preached one of his best (in my biased opinion) last Sunday....we're now going through Ephesians...and this one is on "Making Disciples of Christ through the Godly family".


(click on "launch jukebox" to hear each one).

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Monday, May 18, 2009

raisin a cajun


Thursday, May 14, 2009

baby mum mum=baby YUM YUM

jax LOVED these! i've never seen them in walmart before but have heard good things...truth is they taste great! i had one (gotta sample things before the kids eat them, right?)...anyway, they melt in your mouth practically but are little rice cakes. it was adorable to watch him eat them like a big boy. here are some pictures that capture his feelings about Baby Mum-Mums.

from jordan, last night in the tub:

"brother, don't splash! if you do that again i'm going to spank you!"

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


here's a clip of jordan reciting parts of the catechism he's memorized. getting him to do this on camera is quite the chore. at first he was saying "cheese" thinking i was taking a picture (i take the videos on the digital camera).
anyway, he was also being very silly....but we're super proud of him for his hard work and wanted to share a bit of it.


Who is the first and best of Beings? God is the first and best of beings.
What is the Chief End of Man? To glorify God, and enjoy Him forever.
How do we know there is a God? The light of nature in man, and the works of God, plainly reveal that there is a God. But his word and Spirit only do effectually reveal Him to us for salvation.
What is the Word of God? The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, being given by divine inspiration, are the Word of God. The only infallible rule of faith and practice.


by the numbers.......

thought this would be a fun way to do an update:


39- weight in lbs

4- approximate viewings of "elmo" segment of sesame street each day

9- approximate number of times per day he asks to play outside or go to the pool

12 (at least)-potty breaks per day. i think he's just fascinated with it right now. lots of helping put underwear back on.

2 (hours)-usual length of afternoon nap

4-# we're on in the catechism. he has the 1st 4 questions and answers memorized.

1:1 (Genesis)-has memorized his 1st Bible verse. "in the beginning God created the Heavens and the Earth"

7:30 (pm)-bedtime


24- weight in lbs at 8 month checkup

4- teeth

3- meals a day. loves his fruits and veggies and we've started adding a serving of yogurt at breakfast.

4-5- # of times he nurses a day.

0- # of times he nurses at night (we're "kicking the habit" and so far so good!!)

1-pacifier that he loves.

2-naps per day. (each 1-2 hours in length.)

6:00 (am)-preferred wakeup time. (his preference not mine!)

6:30 (pm)-night night jax!


Saturday, May 09, 2009

mother of the year!!!


this was friend sent it to me....what an honor to be awarded this :)


Friday, May 08, 2009

teething fun

jax was working on his 4th tooth this week (came in yesterday!) while in the teething trenches he fell in love with a vibrating teether. so did his brother. we had to keep telling jordan to give it back to jax. so here they are loving the fun new toy. silly boys :)

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the "up and down"!!!!

thanks to a super sweet family in our church, we received a wonderful (new to us) trampoline for the boys. we put it together this afternoon and both of them love it! we hope to find a net to go around it soon; but for now, with careful supervision, jordan is loving his new outdoor toy. jaxon likes to sit on the edge and be bounced by his brother.
jordan cannot quite say "trampoline" so he calls it the "up and down".

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Thursday, May 07, 2009

mommys little secret

jordan's discovered mommys little secret. when jaxon is fussing and dinners not ready, or just when jax is fussing in general, a cheerio in the mouth brings a moment of quiet. he's even started feeding them to him all by himself. no complaints here!


Tuesday, May 05, 2009


here's a link to view some portraits we had done for Mother's Day today. Mema, Gram, and Mimi, I emailed you about how to order more, so check your email!!
My little guys are super handsome, but I am also super biased!

LINK to Pictures



that's Jordans newest nickname for our little man. Here he is at breakfast time, his favorite time of day (well, besides lunch and dinner!!)


i'm back!

THRIVE! was absolutely awesome. Thank you, Lord, for doing things through Krista and I that we could not do on our own. Jinny, our speaker, was fabulous and it was such a sweet time with area Women. We'll do it again next year for sure!

Plenty of pictures from the day to come. I could not have done this without Asah (superdad). He kept the boys pretty much 48 hours straight while we finished all the last minute details and hosted the event. Besides seeing Jax every 3-4 hours to nurse I barely saw him and the boys. Missed my family! Props to him for stepping in in such a huge way! He also helped keep Macauley, our Worship Leader's little one. In a sense it was like having a 3 year old and TWINS since Macauley and Jax are only a month apart. You GO daddy!

I also had my skin cancer removed the Thursday (just 2 days!) before Thrive. 30 minutes and 9 or so stitches later it was gone, we hope. Lab results come back in 10 days and we'll know if more surgery is required. I sure hope not. I'd love to put that behind me. It feels fine, I just hate not being able to jump in the pool with the boys until the stitches come out.

Thats about all from our neck of the woods. I've missed blogging! Thanks for letting me take a little hiatus!


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