Thursday, June 30, 2011

my baby in a year

I can't believe my baby is a year old!! 

Jada is such a joy in our lives. She's got a spunky personality and we're starting to really see her sense of humor.

Some quick Jada facts:
  • she is still not crawling, but gets everywhere quickly by bum scootching!
  • she loves to cuddle
  • sucks her thumb when she's tired or if something's bothering her and no one is doing anything about it
  • She ADORES her brother 
  • loves to give big open-mouth kisses and has recently learned how to "zerbert"
  • loves shoes and pretty things (oh no...)
  • loves to eat what other people are eating
  • loves to rub her bare belly while she sucks her thumb 
  • and many more, but the dear one herself is sitting on my lap typing for me, so that's all for now :) can watch my baby grow up before your eyes:

birthday girl!

Monday, June 20, 2011

first date

Lately I've really been missing one-on-one time with Jaxon. It seems like we've been in a state of go-go-go for the past while and I have been noticing that he's needing some good quality time too. When it's all 4 of us it usually ends up that Dan cares for Jax and I care for Jada. Often it's more practical that way. And I love my Jada to bits, but sometimes I miss that time with Jaxon.

It was actually during a speedy walk through the grocery store, headed for the potty, when I realized how much I really miss having time with just Jaxon. The four of us were there and Jax had to "go" I held his hand and him & I sped to the back of the store where the public bathroom was. On the way back to find Dan & Jada I realized how long it had been since I was somewhere with just Jaxon and only having his hand to hold. It was nice. So today, we went on a date.

It was sweet actually, when he was telling Dan about it he said to Dan "and you can come too! And Jeeda". And  the hour before we left he kept asking if Jada could come too. He told Dan that he was "so sad" cause Jada couldn't come. Later on while we were out I asked if he was still sad that Jada wasn't there and he quickly said "nope!" so that's good.
We had a good time. Only one meltdown cause we went to McDonalds too early and they weren't serving fries or ice cream for another half hour, and I didn't have socks for him to wear in the play place. Thankfully the tears didn't last long and we found something else to do in the meantime.

I feel a little more bonded with my little guy again. He's so precious to me, and I'm sad how fast he's growing up.

Hopefully this was the first of many dates to come!