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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Jaxten is 11 months old!

Jaxten, you are 11 months old!

*We don't know how much you weigh this month but you don't seem to be having a growth spurt right now!  I look at you sometimes and think how small you seem which I didn't think we would ever say about you!  Even your thighs are slimming down and that's kind of sad. lol

*You are wearing 9-12 month clothes but some of your 6 month onesies still fit pretty good.

*You are holding steady in a size 3 diaper.

*You are trying new foods all the time.  You eat almost anything we give you.  You like lots of vegetables and some fruits.  You like to eat chicken and beef and LOVE bread!  You only eat baby food sometimes, but mostly we feed you what we are eating.  You still have 4 bottles of formula every day.  I would give you some juice or milk in a sippy cup but you are having no part of a sippy cup!

*You have learned how to drink from a straw and it is the cutest thing!!

*You are sleeping better than you have been.  You only wake up once in a while and usually go back to sleep within about 5-10 minutes.  You still take 2 naps everyday except on Sat and Sun because we are so busy you just cat nap all day and sleep when you can.  Poor thing!  But you don't seem to mind at all because you never fuss.

*You are the most laid back baby I've ever seen.  You don't cry and fuss and you don't get too loud even when you are excited.  Everyone comments on how easy you are to take care of and how "chill" you are! 

*You are cruising along furniture a little now and you can walk behind your little push toys really well!  But you can crawl super fast so I'm not sure you are too excited to learn to walk anyway.

*You LOVE your brother!  You are fascinated just watching him (he's crazy most of the time!).  You give like to grab his head and hug and kiss him.  You laugh out loud at him all the time!

*We started letting you and Caden take a bath together and you both play and splash!  Caden has always hated water on his face and in his ears, but you don't mind if I pour it all over your head!

*You are so cuddly and I L.O.V.E that!! I could just melt into a puddle in the floor when you wrap those precious little arms around my neck and squeeze tight!  You are also very kissy and like to "gum" my chin and cheeks.

I am so proud of you and all the new things you can do!  I can hardly believe the next monthly update we post will actually be the first yearly post!

Thought I would share some of the "out-takes" from our photo shoot! It's getting harder to get a good picture of this wiggle worm actually sitting still and looking at the camera where you can see the number on his shirt.

See, told you those thighs were disappearing!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Jaxten is 10 months old!

Jaxten, you are 10 months old!

*You weighed 19lb 5oz at the doctor today! 

*You are STILL wearing a size 3 diaper.  I guess you are taking after me and just not going to have a big tush (like your daddys)!

*You wear 9 mth, 9-12mth, and 6-12mth clothes depending on where they are from. 

*You sleep pretty well most of the time.  You go to bed between 8:30-9:00pm and get up around 7:30am.  You take a morning nap around 10:00am and an afternoon nap around 1:00pm.

*You LOVE to eat!  You usually take 4 bottles a day with 6-8oz of formula each.  You eat all kinds of foods now.  We've tried pretty much every kind of baby food out there but you really like "big people" food that you can use your fingers to eat. 

*You have started saying "nanana" which makes Nana super excited and Mimi.....well.....not so much. LOL

*You are pulling up on everything!

*You have learned how to arch your back and scoot down off of someone's lap.  It's really getting hard to keep you still!

*You still love to take a bath! You don't play much, but you really like to just sit in the water.

*You had so much fun at Christmas.  You helped open some presents but Caden did most of it for you!

*You are such a good baby! You are no problem at all.  It is a joy to have you for a son!

(I think you actually look like me and Caden in this months pictures!)

Thursday, December 30, 2010


This is totally random and has nothing to do with anything.  I stole it from another blog and thought it was cute so here goes!

And now a survey which I'm supposed to do and answer with only one word.
The Fun Part:

1. Where is your cell phone? charging
2. Your hair? Ugh
3. Your mother? friend
4. Your father? daddy
5. Your favorite food? mexican
6. Your dream last night? work
7. Your favorite drink? Dr.Pepper
8. Your dream/goal? SAHM
9. What room are you in? work
10. Your hobby? music
11. Your fear? alone
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? happy
13. Where were you last night? home
14. Something that you aren't? lost
15. Muffins? wildberry
16. Wish list item? Beads!!
17. Where did you grow up? Lexington
18. Last thing you did? blog
19. What are you wearing? pandora
20. Your TV? football :(
21. Your pets? Pacey
22. Friends? best
23. Your life? blessed
24. Your mood? tired
25. Missing someone? babies
26. Vehicle? Ford
27. Something you're not wearing? hat
28. Your favorite store? Jewelry
29. Your favorite color? Pink
30. When was the last time you laughed? earlier
31. Last time you cried? Church
32. Your best friend? mom
33. One place that I go to over and over? church
34. One person who emails me regularly? mom
35. Favorite place to eat? OliveGarden (can't help it's 2 words)

Jonah's EB Auction

**I am trying to help out with an amazing little boy and his family by spreading the word about this auction.**
Matt and Patrice Williams and their little boy Jonah live here in Winston-Salem. Jonah was born with a very rare genetic skin disorder called Junctional Epidermolysis Bullosa which causes his skin to slough off and blister all over. He was not expected to live even to his first birthday but this little miracle boy will celebrate his second birthday in February!

In the hopes of someday finding a cure for EB, the Williams family has decided to hold their second annual auction. Jonah’s EB Auction will raise money to help support DebRA in funding their research on EB.

The auction will run from Thursday, February 24th at 8:00 pm to Sunday, February 27th (Jonah's birthday) at 8:00 pm.

You can donate new, bought items, handmade items, or gift cards/certificates to be auctioned off. You may also consider making a monetary donation that will first help with the shipping costs of sending the auctioned items to the winners and the rest will go directly to DebRA.

If you are interested in donating items or money please email me, Ashlea Speer, at awspeer7(at)gmail(dot)com or call me at (336)425-2654,


you can email Katie at jonahsebauction(at)gmail(dot)com, and she will get back with you. They need to know what you'd like to donate and the value of the item. Katie will let you know the details from there.

**Visit jonahsebauction.blogspot.com to learn more about the auction!

**Visit patriceandmattwilliams.blogspot.com to learn more about this amazing little boy and his family!

**Visit Debra.org to learn more about EB!

“Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) is a rare genetic skin disease that causes the skin to be so fragile that the slightest friction can cause severe blistering–inside and outside the body. Today there is no cure. Severe forms of EB cause patients to live with constant pain and scarring. The worst forms of EB lead to eventual disfigurement, disability, and often early death.”

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas at Nana's

Christmas, Part 3

After we open gifts at home Christmas morning, we go to Scottie's moms house to....

wait for it....

Open MORE gifts!!

We had a wonderful time and it was great getting all 7 of the grandkids together this year (since last year there were only 5!).  I know I have said it before but I have the BEST in-laws anyone could ask for.  I love them all dearly and I'm so blessed to be a part of their family.

Jaxten and Caden playing.

Jimmy and Caden.  Jimmy is the oldest and until this year Caden was the youngest.

Caden opening his Nerf gun.  (Thanks Heather.  Now we have little nerf darts everywhere!)

Tradition: Scottie gets a huge box of Goldfish crackers every year!

My Duke fan mom-in-law broke down and bought me a pink UNC shirt!!! Go Tarheels!!

Our family, Scottie's brothers family and his sisters family got together again this year for a huge family portrait.  We all pitched in together and bought Scottie's mom a 20 x 24 canvas to go on her mantel.  She loved it!!

Me and my boys!

Alydia is thinking "Ooooh, I'm gonna grab him!" and Jaxten is thinking "Girl, you better back up!"  They are hilarious!

Caden is showing Jaxten his Nerf gun.  "You can look but you can't touch."

He looks like he is about to karate chop someone!

One of my favorite pics of my big boy.  I was having fun playing with my new camera!

Just wanna plant one right on them big sweet lips!

Scottie and Christie playing Just Dance on the Wii.  Ya'll, it was HI-LAR-I-OUS!!!!  He was most definately "shakin' what his mama gave him"! LOL

One of the best parts of the whole day......


This was the first time it had snowed on Christmas day since 1998!!  It was so special!

We had the best Christmas I can remember in a long time!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas morning!!!

Now for Christmas, Part 2!!

We always come back home after spending Christmas eve at Pa's so we can wake up at home Christmas morning.  My mom (Mimi) and my granny come over EARLY so we can all open presents together.  The boys had a blast this year!  Especially Caden because Jaxten was more interested in eating the paper so Caden got to open his presents AND Jaxten's.

Here's our tree.  It's so pretty when it is lit up and the camera just can't capture it the way I want it to.

Our first family ornament!

Caden is like "Hey let ME help you with that".  Jaxten was thinking "Give me that paper kid, it looks yummy!"

Yes, we got Pacey a present too!  Doesn't everyone get their dog a present for Christmas???  Pacey loved all the squeeky toys and Jaxten ended up with the ball!

This is the BEST Christmas movie EVAH!!  Who doesn't love A Christmas Story?!?  "I triple-dog-dare ya" hahahahaha

Caden checking out Jaxten's toy.

Caden opening one of Jaxten's presents.  Caden had Cars wrapping paper and Jaxten had Toy Story.  I coordinated it so Caden would know what was his which may or may not have been such a good idea. ;)

Jaxten's favorite part of the morning!

Jaxten loved his Lightning McQueen ride-on toy!!  He looks like he is texting on his little phone behind the wheel (I would say just like mommy but texting while driving is illegal you know!) (I don't text while driving anymore but I still talk on the phone a little   quite a bit   okay, okay, if the car is running I'm probably talking on the phone!  There.  I said it!)

Also loved the dinosaur ride-on toy!

Caden playing with his new Leapster2.  (Look at those eyelashes!  He's got his daddy's eyelashes.  I have begged Scottie to let me put mascara on them just one time so I could see how pretty they would be but he just won't let me! lol)

It looks like the Christmas tree exploded in here!

Daddy and Caden.

Caden is showing Jaxten how his new toy works.  It's a little race track that spins around and shoots the cars out of the side.  Jaxten almost cried the first few times, but after a few minutes he was laughing so hard!  It was absolutely the most precious thing I have ever seen to watch them play together.  I have dreamed of this moment for a long time!

(Have you all noticed Pacey is somewhere in almost all of these pictures?  He was never far from the action that morning!)

Just the three of us, Jaxten had already fallen asleep for his morning nap.

We had so much fun this year!  I can only imagine next year will have to be even better since Jaxten will be a little older and more involved.

I love my little family!

Christmas Eve at Pa's

Christmas time is always so FULL of activity around our house, so I thought it would be best to just post several blogs full of pictures instead of trying to type out everything!! 

(That and maybe I'm just a bit lazy.....Hey, it's post holiday season.  I'm allowed!)

Every year we go to Scottie's grandpa's (Pa) house for Christmas eve.  We had a great time, although it hasn't been quite the same since his Ma died in 2005.  Miss you Ma!

Anyway, how could you not L.O.V.E. this face?!?

Pawpaw bought him yet another race car.  The kid is OB-SESSED with some racing!

Pawpaw and his little buddies!  My dad has been going through a tough time recently and I was so glad he was able to come with us!

Jaxten loved his new little toy.

Jaxten and Alydia are so funny together.  Jaxten is very laid back and Alydia is very...well...not!  She's always trying to hug and kiss him or grab him or grab toys and he just looks at her like "chill out kid".  It's super funny to watch!

Boys opening presents.

He smiled so big when he saw the glow-worm's face light up and grabbed it and pulled it up close for a big smooch!!

Our family of four. (It's still wierd to type "four" instead of "three").