Thursday, March 3, 2011

Been a LONG LONG time!

OK, so it has been like 4 months since I blogged anything!  We have been super busy in our house and I just haven't been feeling up to it, I guess!

I'll try to get you all caught up one of these days, but for now I just have one thing to talk about.  Most of you who actually read this already know, BUT WE ARE EXPECTING BABY WHEELER #2!!!

We will be due around the end of October or 1st couple of days of November.  Jaxson will turn 3 on October 10th so it will be a pretty good age difference and I think Jaxson is ready to be a Big Brother!!  Again, I will try to catch you up on the last 4 months soon and keep you updated on the baby!

LOVE YOU ALL! (If there is anyone out there who reads this)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010


As I mentioned before, We carved pumpkins the weekend before Halloween!  I really thought Jaxson would love it, but instead he wouldn't even touch it!  He kept saying, "hands dirty, Mommy"  "Washa hands!"  I didn't take a picture of them all lit up, but they were nice.  He still comes home and looks at the "Jacknlaterns" on the steps!

Can you guess what Jaxson was for Halloween?  Mickey Mouse of course!

At first we picked out this costume... It was so cute!  We went to order it and they didn't have one in Jaxson's size!  So we created our own!  I have to say...he looked so cute in it!  I think it made him look a little less like a baby too!

He even had a Mickey Mouse pumpkin to hold his candy!  THANKS GRAMMY!

He was so much more into Halloween this year!  At first, I don't think he was sure why he had to wear the stuff and when the first piece of candy hit his bucket he wanted to take it out and eat it.  He finally put it back when I told him we were going to get more!
We "trunk-or-treated" in our church parking lot first and then visited Grandma, but the first real house we went to, he did not want to go up the stairs until I told him that they would give him candy.  He kept saying, "Get more candy"

Sunday night he slept in his Mickey Mouse shoes and would not take them off to go to daycare!  When I got there to pick him up, Grandma had taken them off and so we left with no shoes on! HAHA!  The kid LOVES to wear shoes!

Can you tell he just woke up?  Poor baby slept hard that night!

Jaxson is heading to Ohio with Grandma and Grandpa at the end of the month!  We took him on that trip when he was 6 weeks old so this will be the first time much of my Dad's family has seen him since then!  I wish we could go too, but I am so glad they will get to see Jaxson!  I have got a list a mile long of things to do during the 10 days he is gone!  I am sad that we will miss Thanksgiving with him and so will my fabulous in-laws, but I am thankful that he will get to visit my family again, especially my Grandma!  I want him to remember her!

"Mickey Mouse lives on"

Just a quick couple of photos showing that the giant Mickey Mouse balloon lives on!  Even several weeks later!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Pumpkin patch!

Last weekend we took Jaxson to the pumpkin patch!  He was so excited.   A lot of the things at the pumpkin patch are a little too big for him, but he had a great time anyway.  This was our first year traveling up to Walter's and we will learn next year to 1) get their earlier 2) bring a wagon for Jaxson AND the pumpkins! 3) do not let Jaxson wear any white!

Coming out of the slide with Grandpa!

Following Daddy through the maze!

I'll have to get some pictures from my Mom with Jaxson and I jumping on the air pillow, it was so fun!

Launching pumpkins with Daddy.

In the corn maze with Daddy

Jaxson is on the back of the car, but it was funny to watch Daddy pedal with his knees up to his chest!

Slide off a hay bale!

Jaxson's pumpkin which we carved into a "Jacknlaternd" yesterday!
Jaxson wouldn't even stick his hand in the pumpkins.  He said, "dirty momm, washa hands!"

Friday, October 15, 2010

Jaxson turns 2!!

Last weekend my little boy turned into a toddler!  He is officially 2 years old!  In some ways he has always seemed a little older to me with his advanced vocabulary and direction following skills along with him being 98% potty trained, but the official birthday is such a big milestone and such a final ending to the baby stage!  It made me a little sad and gave me a bit of *BABY FEVER!*  Not sure how ready we are to tackle that new stage yet, but there is a small little itch!
I'll let you enjoy the pictures.  We had a Mickey Mouse birthday party since Jaxson LOVES Mickey!  We asked for no presents this year since we figured he'd be more excited about all the decorations this year anyway and we collected funds to buy him what we like to call the "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse"  We got him a big wooden swing set for the backyard that will hopefully last him (and his potential brothers and/or sisters) a very long time!

52" Mickey Mouse Balloon

The Mickey Mouse cake!  I think it turned out pretty good!

Jaxson seeing his Mickey balloons!

This face is what he makes when you ask him to smile!

Mickey hat and his new lawn chair!  He LOVES that chair!

Trying to find out how the musical card works!

Uncle Dustin and Jax

Here is a small photo of the "Clubhouse"  Thanks for all who made it possible.  We can't wait to get the yard ready and get it put up sometime next spring for him to play on!  It even has a cute little picnic table that he can sit at!  We will enjoy it for years to come!

Jaxson gets his pictures taken tomorrow in his Fall mini-session by this lovely lady.  She took our family pics earlier this year and I can't wait to see the new ones!   I'll get them posted as soon as I get them and if you watch her blog you could see a preview, but if you don't see Jax you will see more of her other amazing work!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


We have such a big boy in our house now!  He will be 2 in two weeks!
We started potty training Labor Day Weekend.  We used a 3 day potty training method which basically said..."Throw away the diapers for good!"  We have no more diapers in our house at all!  Our little guy has been such a trooper!  He stays dry now most of the day on his own and even #2's in the potty most of the time.  We have not mastered the art of staying dry at night yet, but hey...He isn't even 2 yet!  I am so proud of my big boy and there isn't anything cuter than seeing him running around in all his little underwear!

Car underwear.."Lock up your daughters" T-shirt, Rain boots, and a feather duster!  SO ADORABLE!

In these pictures he has on Wall-E underwear, his rain boots and one of those eye masks for sleeping on...doesn't it look like a little coconut bra or something....What a silly boy!

Car underwear with a broom....seeing a trend here...the kid LOVES to help clean.  Grandma even got him his very own, Jaxson sized broom.

In these...he tried to put on his pull-up by himself...OH MY!  But those baby buns are so cute!

This last weekend we converted Jaxson's crib to a toddler bed...He is growing up too fast!  He slept really well in it over the weekend.  This morning he came up to the top of the stairs looking for us about 10 til 7.  So cute to be awaken by baby  big boy kisses.

Stay tuned in a couple of weeks for our "Mickey Mouse Clubhouse" Birthday Party!!
We are joining funds together to get him an outdoor play yard for his gift!  Can't wait to pick it out.