Monday, June 27, 2011

From The Hospital

I didn't take any pictures when we went to the hospital after Jax ran into our grill two weeks ago. It (obviously) wasn't really on my mind to document this event. But, I ended up taking him back two days later because I could tell his cut had re-opened and I wasn't sure if the skin glue/bandage needed replacing. This was while my mother-in-law was in town so she came with me and took some pictures. We were there for probably 25 minutes total and Jax was in a great mood, so it was an easy trip. And the doctor decided that taking the bandage off would cause more damage than just leaving it on and letting it close on its own. The tape finally came off a few days ago and now all that's left is a little skin glue (that's stuck in his eyebrow :-/) and a nicely-healed scab/scar.

I'm sure this is just the first of MANY more trips to the ER for cuts/scrapes/bruises/broken bones. Lord, protect my little daredevil as he grows!

Saturday, June 25, 2011


Every time I write 'Randoms' into the post title, my iPhone corrects it to say 'Ransoms'. I hope I always remember to double-check what I write! Ha!

Hubs is off at some motorcycle blah-blah today so Jax and I have been spending some good ol' QT together. We went to Target, CVS, Babies R Us, Sam's, Bath and Body Works, and ChicFilA. Whew! That seems like so much! I actually enjoy running errands, for the most part, and Jax was in a good mood today. We came home for naps, and I worked on cleaning the house and doing laundry. I'm getting ready to make some pesto and pizza dough for us to have over the next few days.

I've decided that I'm going to try to potty train Jax over the next few weeks. He seems ready, but he still doesn't actually pee on the potty. I'm hoping that setting a timer and having big-boy underwear will do the trick!

He was pretty excited about Thomas undies!

We went to see Cars 2 yesterday. Jax was pretty squirmy. He did well for a while but we ended up leaving about 30 minutes early. He really liked sitting on the stairs :)

It's hot around these parts so we spend a lot of time in diapers and nothing else. By 'we', I obviously mean Jax. Ha! He wanted to wear his Mickey ears today. And he was playing with a floor vent. Silly kid.

I've been waiting and waiting for this blueberry bush to produce fruit and it finally has! I can't wait to pick a whole bunch of ripe berries!

I'm off to make some yummy food! Have a great weekend, friends :)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A short update on baby stuff

I haven't talked much about this recently because it's been very hard for me. We still aren't pregnant and it's now been almost 5 months. I understand that is not too long, but when you add it to the 6 months before the deployment then it's almost a year. Plus, we had to wait 7 months while Hubs was deployed (obviously). So in terms of how long I've been wanting and waiting, it's been almost a year and a half. That's a long stinkin' time!

When I went in for my annual last month, I talked things over with my OBGYN and he suggested doing some tests. So that's where we are right now. So far I've had my annual pap and two blood tests. We are still waiting for the results of some of the blood work but so far everything has come back normal. I have one more (more invasive) test in 2 weeks. This will involve checking all my reproductive organs for any blockage, scarring or cysts. I could really use some prayers for this one. I'm nervous about the test itself, and about the results. I feel good about getting it done because we need to find out if there are any problems. And if everything looks good, then we know that it is just God's timing that is telling us "not now". Please keep us in your prayers as we go through this fertility testing. I have always been so fearful of this, and once I got pregnant with Jax all those fears went away. I never thought I would have to be facing them again. Thanks in advance for your love and support :)

Monday, June 20, 2011

So cute!!

Jax had a blast at gymnastics

I knew he would

We are doing it on post for this week

And then The Little Gym's summer session starts next week so we'll be doing 8 weeks with them

I can't wait!!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Summer is here!

Today is Father's Day, which means that I am sitting on the couch watching hubs play video games :) Before we had Jax, he had a lot more time to sit and play. While I was pregnant and huge, we would both sit on the couch for hours and I would just watch him play. Looking back, it seems pretty pathetic! But having a newborn-->baby-->toddler isn't very conducive to sitting and doing nothing for hours on end. So hubs rarely gets a chance to "relax" (his words). Because I love him so, we went to Red Lobster for lunch (gross), and this evening he's been able to play video games since Jax went to sleep. So, I'm sitting here enjoying the chance to catch up on some pictures that I've been promising y'all!

It has been hot, hot, hot and there's nothing more refreshing than a watermelon

We bought a slip n slide, and hubs would push Jax down and he'd go flying toward the end. He loved it... of course!

We got a new, larger inflatable pool (that can actually fit more than one adult) so we've been spending a lot of time in it!

We've discovered that Jax very much prefers to be naked in the pool. He apparently doesn't like wet clothes. But he sure loves bouncing his naked self against the sides!

OF COURSE we had to get Otter Pops!

I thought this was the cutest thing! Jax was "helping" daddy water some plants :)

We've also spent time playing with the trains at Barnes and Noble

We've taken advantage of our membership to the kids museum downtown

We visited a local farm where you get to feed all the animals. Jax wanted to hold the bucket and feed the animals by himself. He did a great job!

Taking a break on Daddy's shoulders

Hi-fiving his friend Jayden

How nasty is that tongue?!

We've also spent a lot of time at the park in our neighborhood. Grammy took Jax down there almost every morning. He loved walking Mojo around.

He also loved pulling his wagon. I was so impressed because that thing is not small!

Of course we've spent time relaxing at home... and playing dress up in daddy's hat and glasses :)

Grammy took this picture. He loved having her here!

I hope y'all made it to the end. I know it was a ton of pictures! I'm mostly caught up now. I will do a separate post with pictures from the ER the other night. His eye is healing well and the tape is starting to come off. I can't wait for it to come off completely so I can clean it up a little bit. Jax also starts gymnastics tomorrow, so I hope to have some fun pictures from that!!

Happy Father's Day!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Saturday and a boo boo

Today has been a really good day! Some friends of ours were planning a garage sale and they asked us if we wanted to add to it. We were very excited to do it because we are going to be selling our house soon and we needed to get rid of some extra stuff. We were nervous about getting enough traffic through the garage sale but it turned out great and we sold most of our stuff! We made a good amount of money which will be put towards replacing my dying MacBook with an iPad! I can't wait!
After the sale, we headed home to rest and freshen up then we had a birthday party to attend. It was for our friends whose little boy is turning one! We swam and grilled and had a great time. We don't have many plans for Father's Day tomorrow but Jax and I will definitely be showering hubs with love :)

Backing up a few days to Tuesday night, Jax was playing on our deck and ran into the grill. He got a really deep gash over his eye and we ended up in the ER. Poor guy was such a champ and thankfully he ended up not needing stitches! They patched it with skin glue and put a steri-strip over it. It's slowly healing and we're hoping it doesn't leave too big of a scar.

Here's the little man on the way to the hospital

Here's a picture of him resting the day after the trauma

Well, I swearrrrr I'm going to get my other pictures off my camera and posted on here. I've just been so busy. Things are settling a bit for the next few weeks so hopefully I'll get more chances to blog. In the meantime, here's a few other recent phone pictures.

Sunday, June 12, 2011


We've been enjoying this week of having Grammy (aka my MIL) here! It's been a lot of fun and Jax is loving it. He's always calling for "Gwammmmmyyyyy". It's pretty darn cute!

We stopped by a grocery store and decided to let Jax play on the ride out front. It was his first time!

We also went to the kids museum here in town. We have a membership so it's nice to be able to go whenever we want!

Jax was talking to his best friend Max :)

We had Jax's 2-year appointment on Tuesday. He weighs 25.8 pounds and is 33 inches tall. I forgot to ask what percentages those numbers are, but I know he is finally growing and evening out with friends his age!

We stopped by both Lowe's and Home Depot this morning and Jax HAD to "drive" the tractors at both places.

Grammy is here until Thursday and we have a few fun things planned between now and then. Hubs also has short work days for the next 2 weeks so in looking forward to extra quality time with my two favorite guys!

PS-Im still working on a post with pictures from playing in our backyard. My computer isn't acting right so I'm
only able to post from my phone right now. Lame.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Elmo's World

We spent the day in Raleigh on Saturday. My parents had only been there when flying in and out. (They're in town, by the way. Did I mention that yet?) So they wanted to see more of what Raleigh has to offer. One day last week I saw an ad for Sesame Street Live in Raleigh. It happened to be the weekend after Jax's birthday and the weekend that my parents would be in town. So I happily bought tickets for my big boy, myself and my mama. Hubs and my Dad both opted out... I don't understand why?! Who wouldn't want to sit through an hour and a half of life-size puppets dancing and singing on stage?! ;)

Jax just recently got into Sesame Street. He has known Elmo for a while, but he had never actually watched Sesame Street. No reason in particular, I just always turn on Disney Junior and Sesame Street isn't on that channel. So once I knew we were going to see it LIVE, I made sure to record a few episodes. And of course Jax loved it. He started naming all the characters after only watching it a few times.

The week of Sesame Street prep really helped and he was so excited to see Elmo in real life. The show was very cute and overall, Jax did great. He's only 2 so I didn't expect him to sit still for 1.5 hours. I had to walk him around a few times and buy him an Elmo toy (that he is now completely obsessed with). But we made it to the end of the show and at the end he said "Yay! Good job Elmo!". Ha! He cracks me up!

After the show we met back up with Hubs and Dad and ate lunch at PF Chang's. Yum-o! We don't have one here in town so we always take advantage of both PF Chang's and Cheesecake Factory when we go to Raleigh. After lunch we headed to the Natural Science Museum. Hubs and I had been there once before we had Jax and it was so fun to go back with our kiddo. After the museum we walked around downtown Raleigh and got Italian cream sodas at a little cafe. It's been ages since I'd had one and it was delish!

Unfortunately I lost all my pictures from the second half of the day. I had to get a new iPhone and I took the pictures with it but once I synced my old stuff, it deleted what I had taken that day. Bummer! But it was a very fun day and it's been so fun to have my parents here. Jax has loved having his Nana and Boppa to play with. We've been playing outside a lot, so I'll get a post up soon with pictures from our pool and slip-n-slide!

Happy Monday :)

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Birthday Boy!

We had such a fun birthday for Jax on Friday evening. It was his actual birthday, so we decided to do his party in the evening at a local bounce place. Jax had been there before and loved it, so I knew it would be a hit. Unfortunately, he was in some kind of mood over the past week and Friday was no good. Poor guy. I think he might be working on his 2-year-old molars. So he was fussy and whiny for most of the day. We got to Monkey Joe's for his party and he was begging for cupcakes and he refused to let anyone else (but me) take him on the bouncies. He finally cheered up once we let him have a cupcake, and his friends showed up. The rest of the evening went really well and he had a blast. We had about 10 kids there, ages 10 months to 5 years, and we had about 25 adults. So it was a great turnout! The kids played for a while, we ate pizza and cupcakes, opened presents, then the kids played some more. Jax kept asking for "more jump?!". I know I keep saying this, but I just can't believe that my sweet little boy is TWO! Time sure does fly by!

I made these cupcakes from funfetti cake mix, then used this recipe for buttercream frosting. I ordered the cupcake toppers from here on Etsy. They turned out super cute, and super yummy!

Favors I made... I bought coloring books at the Dollar Store, then cups, crayons and lollipops at Party City. I downloaded the Disney font from online then created these tags that say "Thank you for coming to my party! Love, Jax"

I also made this banner using the same downloaded Disney font

It only took one blow for Jax to blow his candle out! He was so excited!

Jax with his friends Taylor and Brecken

He got lots of fun toys and DVD's

He LOVED this Lightening McQueen car :)