Friday, October 2, 2015

Singing a different tune...

Last year Jax's friend at pre-school was named Evan & all we heard about was Evan this Evan that.  Well this year is totally different...

Wasn't but a few days into the school year & noticed one day that Jax would stop himself mid answer when i asked him how his day was.  Later on that night he did (with caution) open up & tell me bout his day.  That is when i realized why he had stopped himself.  His details of his day mostly involved a girl in his class named Aubrey.

See its natural for a lot of adults to tease lil kids about having a boyfriend or girlfriend cause it's funny to watch them respond with all the "gross", "he/she is Not my gf/bf" "boys/girls are gross" etc... You know all the things kids say when they think the oppisite sex is still gross.  Well his daddy was pretty good at this teasing & i admit i did it some too, but when i realized why he stopped mid sentence i knew we had to stop or we would be shut out.

That night after he told me all about his day i reassured him that he could always tell me anything, and that there was nothing wrong at all with having a friend that is a girl.  I also informed his daddy that we could no longer tease about the girlfriend thing.

After a couple days, (i guess he was making sure i wasn't lying & that we wouldn't tease him) he would talk freely about all the kids in his class.  When he first mention her to his mamaw she asked if that was his friend & he was sure to tell her "and She's a girl!".

When i picked him up a few days later he was so excited to show me his papers about the Star Student of the Week spotlight they were going to start doing.  I read it outloud & instantly his responce was "I hope my girl gets it!!.  He was so excited hoping Aubrey would get it, not even worrying if he would or not.  It was the cutest thing.

Jax & Aubrey have become bestfriends... all we hear about now is Aubrey, Aubrey, Aubrey!  They even pick their snacks to take on their day according to what the other likes.  Her mom & dad say they hear about Jax all the time at their house.   And these two even have the same birthday! (Jax is a yr older though) And Aubrey is actually the 1st name that Jason had picked if Jax would've been a girl...


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Halloween & then some!

Halloween has come and gone... and this "Superman" had a blast!  I loved going trick-or-treating!  I went 2 times!! :-)  The other weekend they had the trick-or-treat at the campground in the park so me, mommy, daddy, aunt Kim, Lacey, Lydia, Kasidy & Keyona all went.  It was so fun!  I wasn't to sure why we kept stopping and people were putting candy in my pumpkin but i liked looking at all the other little kids running around all dressed in weird clothes. Ha! Some were cute and some were scary but they didn't bother me, i just took it all in and enjoyed the ride in my stroller.  Then on Halloween mommy took me trick-or-treating again! We didn't stay out to long cause Superman's ears were getting a little cold.  I enjoyed it though.

And yes i had to ride in the stroller cause i didn't meet my deadline of walking by daddys birthday.  :( I could stand up but couldn't quite get my legs to move.  However, on the 24th i took my first actual steps without holding on to anything!  I took a couple and then i took about 5 or 6 trying to walk to daddy! Mommy and Daddy were both so proud of me.  They were getting excited so i was getting excited too!  (I kept falling down cause i was laughing to much w/ them!) :-) 

Mamaw & Papaw Downey came to visit the weekend of Halloween and of course Lucy too! That dog is so silly, she makes me laugh!  I don't like her kisses though.  It took me a little bit to warm up to them cause it had been a few months since i seen them and i don't go to nobody but mommy usually.  (well, and Ms. Ethel... my teacher at daycare.  I just love her! I throw a fit in the morning if mommy leaves me w/ anybody but her) Anyways, mamaw brought me a halloween book and we started reading it together but i didn't want her to touch me... but then i was fine & we hung out like best of friends!  I kept papaw busy that weekend walking around the house... i'd go up to him and get his finger and then we'd walk all over the house.  (me holding on tight of course)  We did play "no hands" several times w/ mommy.  I'd stand up and walk a few steps and everyone would cheer and then i'd fall down. lol  gotta work on my balance!  We had a great weekend though and hated that they didn't get to stay and go trick-or-treating w/ me again this year.  I even took Lucy for a ride in my truck!

Since then me and mommy have been staying pretty busy.  She usually waits until i'm asleep to "work" so we get playtime every night after work.  I help her out in the kitchen alot too... like w/ the dishes... i help her take the clean dishes out of the dishwasher and she puts away and she says it takes a lot longer when i help cause i do the spoons and forks one-at-a-time! :-)  And i even help w/ the dirty dishes... she puts them in and i take them back out... dont know why she keeps telling me NO... dont she want to put these away too?!   

Wed. after work me and mommy went over to my aunt Kims house for Keyona's 2nd birthday!  Kim & us got her a Pink car like my truck.  It wasn't put together yet but when mommy carry it to her she saw the picture on it and got SO excited!! She loved it!  So now as soon as i can reach the ground.... we can ride together. 

Okay... above i talked about me walking a few steps here and there.  Well.... tonight i walked from my room ALL the way to the windows in the living room!!!!!  And then back.  I fell once or twice and had to stop & pick up my paci on the way as i went by but other than that I DID IT!!!  Mommy and Daddy are so proud of me!!  I'm pretty darn proud of myself too! :-)  It was rough cause i still had socks on and that makes it a little slick but i still did it.  So it wont be long and i will be running all over the place...  Look out Bubba & Cotton!! Ha!  Mommy got it on video so she can show me off somemore.  :-)  Mommy says she happy that i'm growing and learning new things & crossing these milestones but at the same time she's sad cause this means i'm growing up... i guess she thought i'd stay a baby forever.... silly mommy! ;-) 

Oh and me and mommy are taking a road trip this weekend to Xenia OH to see mommy's friend Myra.  Rita (a lady that works w/ mommy) and her daughter are going too.  I hope i don't get to cranky on the road... its like a 3hr drive there.  I may end up onthe luggage rake on the way home! :-( Hope not!

Guess thats it for now.  Gonna go get me some sleep!

Baby Jax!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Pumpkin Patch...

Went to the pumpkin patch today!  They had a petting zoo kinda thing too!  When we got there daddy took me over to one of the horses & got too close too fast... i almost cried but he back up and i was fine.  I just didn't want to get to close to them.  To me it looks like a Giant Dog or something, i didn't know what that thing was!   I was fine looking at the rest though.  There was even some rabbits, goats and little black pigs!  I was standing at the fence by the pigs and one came over and storted at me and i thought that was funny!  He sounded so funny making that noise.  ( I still wanted no part in touching any of them though.)

After we went through the animals we went on a hayride down to the pumpkin patch!  I loved the ride... the wind blowing in my hair, all the sites to see.  First mommy took me to the little pumpkins for i could pick one out.  I got 2 of them!  I wasn't so sure about touching them either though at first... all this stuff is new to me.  Then i went went daddy as mommy followed behind and we looked and looked until we found the perfect pumpkin!! (I pointed which way to go!) :-)  Mommy says she can't wait until next year when i get to go running through there myself.  (Daddy says i'll prob. still be crawling! lol) They also had horse rides and a little train for the kids to be pulled in but mommy said i was too little for it this year.  Maybe next year.

We all had a good time and i was a very good boy!! 


Saturday, October 8, 2011

Hangin w/ Daddy!

Last weekend daddy & I got a lot of "us" time!  He picked me up early from daycare and we went to the store and a couple places while mommy was still at work.  Then Sat. daddy gave me another hair cut.  Mommy says she don't like it when my hair starts growing over my ears. hehe  Daddy did a good job though.  I just sat on the bathroom counter like a big boy and mommy held me still while daddy did it.  Then i was put in the shower to get all that hair off me so i wouldn't itch.  Yes i said shower... i love taking showers! The water tickles and makes me laugh! :-)  After i was dressed and ready for the day mommy started working on cleaning out one of the rooms so me & daddy went out to lunch and then we went to a car show at daddy's work!  After that we went to my Aunt Kim's house so daddy could look at her lawnmower for her.  I love hanging out w/ my daddy! :-)

Sunday daddy gave me a tattoo so i could be like him! lol  Okay, it wasn't real... i got it the weekend before when we went shopping for me some winter clothes.   Anyways, it was a colorful football and i loved it!  They would ask me where my football was and since i'm a pretty smart boy and all i would look and point right to it.  However, mommy thought it would wash off that night when she gave me a bath... she was so wrong! haha!  So i wore it almost all week til it finally washed off.  I showed it off to all the ladies at mommy's work! (Mommy says i'm such a flirt!)  And now that its gone when someone ask me where my football is i still look at and arm and point but then mommy says i get a confused look on my face cause i notice its not there.  They are trying to trick me!  I loved looking at that football and now its gone! :-(  Guess we'll have to go shopping again! :-)  I like going clothes shopping cause as they push me through in my stroller i grab all the clothes i can and either pull them off their hangers onto the floor or else i pull them of the tables into my lap to take w/ me.  They always take them back away though... maybe i'm grabbing the wrong size?


Thursday, September 29, 2011

20 Day Count Down...

It looks like I am on a 20 day count down for walking...  What's in 20 days you ask?  Daddy's Birthday!! :-)  They said I have to walk by daddy's b-day... (but if not than by Halloween, & if not by then, then they will pick another date! hehe)  Don't get me wrong, I love walking and i'm walking ALL over the place now but i just still think its safer if i hold on to something. :-)  I pull myself up and work my way all over the house now.  Always following mommy of course!  I go EVERYWHERE she goes!  Except they put up a wall by the laundry room so i cant help get clothes out of the dryer no more... (prob. cause i liked to make pit stops at the cat food as i went by) I like to reach for things on tables now too.  Like the remotes on the end table, i usually pull them off and throw them on the floor for mommy to later pick up so i can do again another day. hehe  Lately i've started getting on my feet and hands in the middle of the floor (mommy asks if i'm gonna do a hand stand) but then i remember that i have nothing to hold onto so i sit back down and move over by something to pull myself up.  Mommy says one day i'll just get up and go w/ out thinking about it.  We'll see...  I also love looking out the window... kinda hard to watch cars go by when we are the only ones on a dead end street... so i just look around at everything else and feel the breeze.  I am a little daredevil on mommys bed though... when we cuddle up i like to practice standing w/ NO Hands! :-)  (cause i know the bed is soft and she would catch me too)  I usually stand up, put my hands in the air and then fall over on mommy (on purpose) and laugh.  It's really fun, you should try it!  We usually play like that and get all out giggles out before bedtime.  It makes me not want to go to sleep but eventually i get wore out. 
Speaking of following mommy everywhere... i think sometimes she tries to hide from me, but i ALWAYS find her.  I search the house over until i do.  And doors don't stand in my way.  I push them open like i'm the boss.  (cause i am the boss!)  And when mommy gets ready in the morning i close the door behind me so she can't run off w/out me. :-) 

Okay, it's off to sleep i go...

Nighty Nite!


Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Before I was a Mom,
I never tripped over toys
or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not
my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never been puked on.
Pooped on.
Chewed on.
Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind
and my thoughts.
I slept all night .

Before I was a Mom,
I never held down a screaming child
so doctors could do tests.
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night
watching a baby sleep .

Before I was a Mom,
I never held a sleeping baby just because
I didn't want to put her down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces
when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small
could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much. I never knew I would love being a Mom .

Before I was a Mom,
I didn't know the feeling of
having my heart outside my body..
I didn't know how special it could feel
to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond
between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small
could make me feel so important and happy .

Before I was a Mom,
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night
every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known the warmth,
the joy,
the love,
the heartache,
the wonderment
or the satisfaction of being a Mom.
I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much,
before I was a Mom

May you always be overwhelmed by the Grace of God rather than by the cares of life.