Monday, November 26, 2012

Summer is here

After living here for almost 4 years, I still cannot get used to the opposite seasons! The weather outside feels like it's May and I should be planning a trip to California for the summer...definitely does not feel like Christmas is around the corner.

Anyway, since Thanksgiving snuck up on us and we didn't plan anything, we decided to go have ribs, wings and Dr. Pepper at an American restaurant called Carolina's. Soooo good! They even had pumpkin pie there for dessert! (Left to right: Courtney, Cody, Ben, Ava, Hope, Audrey, Heath & me). I'm excited for Thanksgiving next year with my family! And Jax will be able to enjoy all the yummy food!

Heath's sister Jade has put in a new pool at her house and it has only started to heat up in the last couple weeks. So....Heath decided it's time to take Jax in! I was a little bit hesitant because the water wasn't cold but wasn't really warm either but Heath took him in anyway. He actually seemed to enjoy it! He loves bath time and the water so he was totally relaxed in the pool. So cute!

And after swimming, he passed out in between his twin cousins (Micah and Abram) on Grandma's bed

I had to post this photo of Jax sleeping. He had been kinda fussy during the day and didn't sleep much but he was fed that night, he was OUT! Usually when I put him down like this, he wakes up but he was so out of it, I think he could of slept like that all night! Another reason why I love this photo is because he looks like a little old man who fell asleep in the recliner watching TV. Courtney calls him 'Benjamin Button' because he doesn't look like a baby; he looks like a little old man! We are so in love with our little Jaxy boy!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Jaxy Boy

I really thought that once I was a stay at home mom that I would have all this time to blog...why to I feel like the day goes by so fast?? I think if I'm not feeding Jax, I'm trying to put him asleep, and then once he's asleep, I either have a shower, sleep or catch up on laundry (for a little baby, I feel like I'm doing laundry all the time!) But I am thoroughly enjoying being at home with my sweet boy. Although he hates naps during the day and rarely goes down for them, he is a great sleeper at night! Our favorite time together is in the morning because he's had a good night's sleep and just wants to wake up and smile at me. We also enjoy going to the shops together. In fact, I think he is better behaved outside of the house than at home! He loves sitting in his car seat and stroller - probably because he always falls asleep in them!

Here are a few photos from my iPhone from the last few weeks.

We had the pleasure of hosting my parents at our house for three weeks. Those were the fastest three weeks of my life! We took them to the Gold Coast, had surfing lessons, played mini golf and real golf, ate out, played Monopoly cards, passed around Jax (trying to get him to sleep) and just enjoyed each other's company. I didn't realize how much I miss my family until we dropped them off at the airport. I guess I just try not to think about my family and home so I don't miss them. Thanks Mom and Dad for a great time in Brisbane! For more photos see my mom's blog.

We put up our Christmas tree last Sunday (Heath added the American flag on the top). I love this time of year! I feel cheated though because we are not celebrating Thanksgiving this year...I usually organize dinner with our American friends but have been really slack and haven't done anything! And no one else has organized anything so we are just going out to dinner to an American restaurant that has hot dogs, root beer, ribs and wings. Even though we are not celebrating Thanksgiving traditionally, I still enjoying reflecting on all the blessings in my life - a loving husband, a healthy baby, the Gospel, family, friends, good health, jobs and technology to keep in touch with my family and friends across the world. We are truly blessed.