Wednesday, June 30, 2010
We are going to visit my sister and her fam for a few days. And then we will head to The Springs for some more fun. Holden has been talking about his cousins for a few days now. He calls those 3 little girls Opie (Hope/Hopie), Beh-wuh (Bella) and Ava (which he says correctly). Our last time together, Holden followed Bella around my mom's house all week. She is 16months older than he and they hit it off! She was so good to play with him and share toys with him. And pull him out of mischief when my hands were full with Paxton. Holden will go nuts when he sees these girls! And Paxton can have some baby playtime with cousin Ava. They are only 6 weeks different in age. Little Ava has graciously said that Pax can borrow her crib while we visit. So selfless, that girl! And we have yet to have Pax practice sleeping in his pack-n-play. We seriously have to get on that! Anyways, we love cousins and are excited to see this bunch!
In Colorado Springs we found a great hotel where we were able to get a suite. That way the boys can have a separate space to sleep. That's super so Jeremy and I won't have to call it a day at 7:30pm. During our stay, we plan to visit Focus on the Family. Particularly because it's free and we hear it is absolutely amazing for kids. And my sister mentioned a particular zoo. At first I turned my nose up to that idea thinking, we can go to a zoo here. Well, you see, I was wrong. It is so blasted hot here that we haven't been to the zoo at all this year. I'm a wuss with the heat. Each day that I feel the humidity, this Colorado vacay sounds better and better. So I think the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo will be on our list. And then we are also talking about touring the US Air Force Academy because we would love to see Holden flip out. I'm pretty sure he will. He nearly hyperventilates when we drive near the airport and he sees the large planes landing and taking off right over our car. So what else people? Give me some fun ideas for my 2 year old and almost 1 year old. We want to get out and about and do some fun things. And if you have already made some suggestions in person (Erin T) then go ahead and make them again, because I don't remember them. :) We will only have 3 days in The Springs, so with the above, our time might be full. But tell me if there's something you know about that we just shouldn't miss. Or any local restaurants? Remember, I'm not cooking. Now, I better get to packing.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
mid-cut. no turning back.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Little Pax is now clapping. It's barely a clap. In fact, it's silent. But he is placing those hands together and mimicing our motion. He is also waving. One of the cutest, little waves I have EVER seen.
We snapped a few 10-month pictures today in some clothes that his birth mother, M, had gotten for him. (We were able to visit with her in Texas a few weeks ago.) And because I couldn't choose just 1 picture from today, here are a few of my faves.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Trucks (plus a tractor and a boat) are lined up and ready to be washed!
Really into that spray bottle. So much so, that he squirted himself in the eye right after this picture. And he found it hilarious.
Washing his trucks. Or better yet, just playing in the soapy water.
Clean as a whistle! Tonka Truck Car Wash = Success!
I know. The room looks kind of empty. I love that the room is big, but with just a chest of drawers and a crib, it does feel empty. I would like to add something . . . just not sure what. All of his books and toys are right outside his room in the play area. So there just isn't a need for much else. Literally, it's just the place that he sleeps.
His little name, a white shelf that already existed from the previous owners and his chest of drawers. On the chest is his CD player since he listens to music at night. Also a picture frame that says "brothers" with a picture of he and Pax. And his story time Bible that Jeremy reads to him every night before bed.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Sunday, June 20, 2010
My little boys love their daddy so much! You will read in Paxton's 10 month post, later this week, just how crazy he is becoming for this man. My little momma's boy might be making a turn towards his daddy these days. Not many people can make Pax's face light up into that beautiful smile. He doesn't give those grins out to just anyone. But Jeremy tops his list. Holden has always been daddy's little shadow. He loves him passionately and talks about him frequently throughout our days. And he lets out a dramatic gasp when our front door opens around 5:00pm. Since daddy's home, it's time for the real fun to begin, I suppose. It has been a special time to see a daddy with his boys. I grew up in a house of girls + dad, so it's been a new blessing to see a different kind of family. A family full of boys. Wrestling. Chasing. Laughing at bodily functions (yes, boys learn it young apparently). Getting dirty outside. Even making bathtime a mess. And I've loved watching Jeremy grow into his role of father. His love for his sons was immediate and whole. It's as whole and complete as love can be. I've seen it from the beginning. And I feel pretty lucky to journey through parenthood with Jeremy as my partner. I couldn't do it without him! And because I couldn't just pick one (or two) . . .
Father's Day 2010: