Thursday, October 29, 2009

10 Reasons why I love Winter! & pix of the corn maze

1. Cheaper Utility bills-except for water, those hot showers are hard to break away from.
2. Can take kids out of the house and play at the park!
3. Sleep is so much better!
4. I don't have to shave my legs as often. :)
5. Cold air just smells better, right?
6. Can use my oven in the middle of the afternoon (no seriously, I am loving that!).
7. The hustle and bustle of the holiday season.
8. I like my winter clothes better than my summer ones.
9. I can leave butter on the counter and it won't melt.
10. Getting cozy by a fire with my family!

The boys liked pretending to milk the cow.

The tractor ride.

Jaxon loved to lead us through the corn maze. We couldn't find any of the hole punches. Are they even really there?

These things were so cool! We want them!

The boys really like rocks. Here is Jaxon showing Ryker a rock.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Jaxon's 3rd Birthday

Another fun Jaxon birthday. Actually, this was the first of my kids' birthdays that most of our friends were able to come to, which turned out to be a good thing because most of my side of the fam wasn't able to make it. Here's a few pix in random order. I have tons more but not the time to post them all. Maybe I will on facebook...

Jaxon sang happy birthday with us of course. He loved his Iron Man cake!
Grandma and Grandpa bought him some little frogs. What little boy doesn't love that?
Ryker's cute attempt at the pinata.
Couldn't find an Iron man one so we went with the next best thing...dinosaur!
This is their Christmas present so we pretended to rent it for the day. This bouncer turned out a lot bigger than expected and the kids had a blast!

We let Jaxon open his present from us the day before (his actual birthday anyway). Can't go wrong with a big Iron Man. He carries it everywhere! Plus we knew if we didn't give it to him then, it would be trumped by the grandparents present's at the party. :)
A chick-fil-e opened up by us and has a play thing. We sooooo needed that. We took Jax there and he had so much fun!
I took a gazillion shots to get this one. I couldn't get the kid to sit still! I just want to say how much I love this little dude! He has brought more joy to our lives than we ever imagined. It's weird to look at him and see this little boy and not the baby I like to think he is. Thank you Jaxon for being such a great son and also for being an example to me. I pray more than anything for you to continue to be the little happy ball of sunshine you are. We love you!

Thanks again to everyone who came. We have awesome friends. Also thanks to my parents for lending their empty house to us for the night. It was so nice!