Sunday, December 27, 2009

Merry, Merry Christmas


And a Happy, Happy New Year!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like...

We actually decorated before Thanksgiving this year since we are headed to Utah for Christmas, I wanted a little bit of time to enjoy the decorations. These blocks were a fun Enrichment activity, and I've had them up for way too long. :o)
We actually don't have a lot of Christmas decorations since we're never actually around our own place for Christmas...but we have enough to fill up one room...so, I love being in our living room right now cause it's so Christmas-y!
I love that we actually have a fireplace to hang our stockings over this year! And I also loved that Jaxon was able to help out with some of the decorating and get excited about Christmas with us this year too. Jaxon got the honor of putting the star on our tree...with dad's help of course. :o)
Our tree is just a little one, but it's fun that we can actually fill it with the little amount of ornaments that we have...most of which are ones from when Jack and I were growing up. Ahhhh, such fun memories!
I hope you all are having fun enjoying your own Christmas decorations and the spirit of it all! :o)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Philadelphia Trip

We went to visit my sister and her family in Philadelphia, PA last week to help Jack have a little more focused studying without us. :o)
Jaxon was AWESOME on the drive, and it only took us 7 hours to get there.
It was soooooo good to see Aurelia, Jon and the kids. The last time I saw them, I was in the hospital after appendix surgery and missing our family reunion. :o(
So, needless to say, this was a much needed visit.
Jaxon and Eli are only 6 months apart...and though you can't tell, Jaxon is the "older" one...even though all the kids were confused since Eli was the "bigger" one.
Here are all the kids-Eli, Zane, Zoe, and Jaxon.
These next set of pictures are hilarious. It's best to see them in progression as we tried to get a picture of Jaxon and Eli.
Jaxon screaming because he didn't want to sit still...Eli wondering what's wrong with him.
Jaxon about to deck Eli. Yep, Jaxon was definitely the big bully out of all the kids. *sigh* my son the bruiser.
Jaxon: Ok, fine, I guess I do like Eli.
I'm glad we did get ONE good picture of those two together at least. :o) Here's one of Aurelia with Jaxon. I can't believe this was the FIRST time that Jaxon and Aurelia had finally met!
And one of me and Eli...and same thing. The first time I've actually got to hold my little nephew.
Aurelia was awesome at showing me some sites and driving us to downtown Philly!!
We got to get some yummy dim sum!! I was sooooo stoked! It was really weird ordering in Chinese without my mom and dad there. Good for Aurelia for remembering the names of all the stuff we like. :o)
This was a pretty authentic Chinese restaurant and they had the tanks with the fish and other seafood swimming around so you could get it really fresh!
It was cool to visit a really big China town.
I don't really get that unless I go home to Calgary...which has been a little while.
Thank you Criders for showing us such a good time!! We miss you guys already. Everytime Jaxon sees these pictures, he just says Eli's name over and over. :o)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Thanksgiving

Well, here's our Thanksgiving post...way late...but what the hey, might as well, eh? At least it's still before Christmas. :o)
We started off our morning a little grumpy cause Jaxon did this about an hour after we woke up.
Well, at least I know he LOVES the Christmas tree and all the decorations. He was trying reeeeeally hard to pull off some of those decorations.
We enjoyed a fabulous dinner with good friends, and another year has gone by and I still have yet to cook my own turkey. :o)
And that was not a complaint. :o)
We had a great thanksgiving, but of course missed our family, but we're so glad to have such great friends as ''stand-in family" while we're all away from home.
Oh, and just one last picture cause it was so cute what Jack did. I had a piano recital for my students the weekend before Thanksgiving and they all did so well, and I actually ended up playing a song for them at the end and Jack was so sweet and came to help watch Jaxon during the recital even though he was super busy with school and then topped it off by bringing me these gorgeous flowers.
Ahhhh, such a sweet husband. Definitely racked up some points for this! :o)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Jaxon's Great Escape

This is for Jack...which I'm sure Jaxon takes after waaaay more than me. :o) Jaxon and I are actually visiting my older sister Aurelia and their family in Philadelphia this week and Jaxon was in time out in the pack-n-play upstairs. We were all downstairs and all of a sudden heard him running around.
Guess he's figured out how to escape time out...

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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Random Pics

Well, I guess it's about time I posted an updated prego pic on here. Here's me at my baby shower with my good bud Laura who is due 3 weeks after me.
I think I'm at about 30 weeks here. Wow, it's getting close to the end. I'm proud to say I haven't gained quite as much weight with this pregnancy as I did with Jaxon...but who knows, I still have a month to go, so we'll see.
And here's a pic of Jaxon being Jaxon. He loves being like his daddy.

Isn't he cute? :o) Well, we have more pictures to post from Thanksgiving and what not, but I haven't gotten them uploaded yet, so I'll have more updates soon!