Monday, December 29, 2008

One year old? Already?

Wow, it is amazing how time flies. It seems like yesterday when I was in the hospital giving birth, I can't believe that my little baby boy is already a year old! But, I must say that even through the hard times, the sad times, and happy times, I will cherish each and every memory I have from his first year of life. Jaxson is such a sweet, happy little baby (he'll always be a baby to me) and he is so smart and already has the cutest, most fun personality I have ever seen in a little kid. I can't wait to cherish the memories we will make in his years to come. WE love you Jaxson J., Happy Birthday! Here is a little glimpse of Jax's life so far:

Jaxson leaving the hospital, 2 days old.
First smile on camera.
A few months old.

Getting bigger.

Playing at about 6 1/2 months old.
First time at the beach, 7 1/2 months old.

The busy tornado begins... 9 1/2 months old

Happy Birthday little one year old!

Jaxson had so much fun wrestling with his cousins and playing with his toys at his birthday party!

A little peek of the sports cakes I made for the big day

Jax digging into his basketball cake
Luckily we caught it before it fell. And by the way, he didn't really eat all of the cake that is gone, we started picking at it after awhile.

Mission accomplished

All smiles at the end of the day on his pow, pow, Power wheels (I think Brandon was more excited about this than Jaxson was)

Happy Birthday baby J., We love you!

Merry Christmas

I love Christmas! Christmas is such a wonderful time of year. I love the Holiday spirit, the joy and kindness that people share, the time spent with family and friends, and most of all the celebration of our Savior Jesus Christ and his birth. I am so grateful to be able to celebrate my Savior's birth and to share the Christmas spirit with others. It is the only time of year that I can actually notice a difference in people as they try to be giving, loving, and more Christ-like. If only it were Christmas all year long...
Anyway, this Christmas was especially wonderful this year since we were able to spend it as our own little family in our own home. It was so much fun! Also, we were able to have a beautiful white Christmas! But, Jaxson could have cared less about opening his presents, but he enjoyed them after they were unwrapped and most of all he enjoyed all of the time he got to spend with his family!

Jaxson got a lot of sports toys and daddy was so excited that he liked them.

However, he was more excited about climbing on his toys than anything.

He wasn't the only one excited about his presents though...cute shoes for everyone!

We went to Gramma and Papa's for Christmas dinner and they dressed Jaxson up as a reindeer.

Then we had a whole other Christmas! Thanks Gramma and Papa for spoiling me.

I spent a lot of time these past couple of months making a memory book for my mom and dad about their grand kids and I was so excited to give it to them. Everyone else enjoyed it too! It was the best present for me to see them enjoy it so much.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving, Anniversary, and 11 months

I've always loved the Holiday season and the wonderful Holiday spirit that it brings. I love being around family, expressing gratitude, and enjoying everything that goes along with it. Well, this year was extra special for our family for a variety of reasons. First of all, we got to celebrate Thanksgiving with Jaxson for the very first time. Second, we got to celebrate 3 years of wonderful marriage the day before Thanksgiving. Third, Jaxson turned 11 months old on our Anniversary! There were many other little details that made this week even better, but with or without them, it was a great week!

Here's our little stud-muffin on Thanksgiving day in his little sweater vest and blazer.

One of my cooking assignments was making the rolls for thanksgiving dinner and fortunately they turned out great (I always get a little nervous).

Gramma and Papa with the grand kids on thanksgiving after a wonderful feast.

It wouldn't be a holiday without the family gathering round to play some cards (especially with the Wagar side of the family).

Happy Anniversary! I love you!

Brandon and I went shopping together a couple weeks before our Anniversary to get ourselves presents so we decided that we wouldn't really give each other anything else on the actual day. Well I cheated a little and got Brandon some delicious and super cute cookies from cookies by design.

However, Brandon cheated a lot and got me a new gym in our house! He even managed to surprise me with it. He said he had to work in the morning and since he knew I was going to my mom's all day to help with Thanksgiving pies, he had a guy from work come to our house to help him build everything and then when we came home to get ready for dinner this is what I got! It's an awesome functional trainer with tons of options, a spinner bike, and an elliptical. (But I know he really got it for himself and tried to use our Anniversary as a cover so that he wouldn't get in trouble, but its OK because I love it!)

Last but certainly not least, Jax is 11 months old. He is getting so big and it makes me want to cry that he is almost a year old. They really do grow up fast. But, besides just having the wonderful opportunity to celebrate the holidays with our little boy, he added to the excitement... Jaxson started walking (I think that's an exciting thing, but I haven't quite decided yet). This video is the first time we saw him walk.

Anyway, he started walking the day before Thanksgiving at my parents house when Brandon and I were at dinner for our Anniversary. I am so sad that we missed it, but luckily he was still awake when we got there so he walked some more. I literally couldn't believe and I started crying (how ridiculous huh!?). He acts like he's been doing it forever and now it has only been a week since he started walking and he is practically running already. Watch out mom and dad!