Wednesday, December 29, 2010

My Little Saver!

I hate money change! It seems like it's always in Jake's pockets when I do the laundry and he leaves extra change on the night stand, sometimes I never know where I might find a penny, or dime but sometimes if I'm really lucky I might find a quarter when I'm doing the laundry-and feel like I just got a raise HAHA! I've had a plastic Eiffel Tower, which is broken and only holds so much coins anyway, but I was tired of change being everywhere so I started to make sure everytime I see money anywhere in the house I would put it in the broken tower! Jaxon loves to put money in his big crayola crayon bank and he gets so excited every time he gets to do it! Hopefully he will always be a good saver! The other day I decided I'm getting rid of all the change in the house and went to put it in one of Jaxon's bank accounts...well Jake and I both bet on how much money was in the change, including some quarters my Grandma Hofler gives all the grandkids and Jake guessed around $24.50 and I guessed $29.17...our bank has a counter for change like the COINSTAR, but it's free! The only thing bad about it is how loud the machine is and it's right in the front of the lobby at the bank so I just kept dumping and dumping until finally it was all gone and then the reciept printed, and I was AMAZED how much was in there-$141.41 WOW I was so excited and thought that maybe I should have waited till our baby boy comes and put it in his account but we are starting over now and he will get the next round of change! So while I still dislike change very much, I am obsessed with putting change in our broken tower-maybe I should just buy a new bank! I'm thinking I should be happy that my husband has the extra change laying around because it's been entertaining for me!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

More Than Excited!!!

Yesterday we found out we are having a BOY!! We are MORE than excited and can't wait for another little boy to come! Jaxon asks about the baby a lot and yesterday after finding out what we are having, we asked him what he wanted to name him and he said Buzz...not at all surprised! Jake will ask him where the baby is sometimes and he always says "he went home" (home is my tummy)! Yesterday Jaxon asked when he was coming and tells me he wants to hold the baby. He told us he wants to share his room with him and wants to help feed/change the baby! He loves babies and I think he really does get that he is having a brother-whenever we see a baby in public or on tv he yells "LOOK AT THE CUTE BABY MOMMY!" I've had a few issues with this pregnancy with my teeth for some reason, and I've either had a cold or a bladder infection but I really can't complain because I was able to run the marathon and keep running!

A lot of people have asked me what I want to have and I really couldn't decide because Jaxon will LOVE having a brother but girls are fun too, so yesterday when we found out it was a boy I was SOOOO excited-boys are so fun! This baby is very active and he's measuring just about a week smaller, but everything looks great! A couple times he waved his arm in the ultrasound and I told Jaxon he was waving to him! I was going to wrap up the ultrasound pictures they gave us (there's a lot, and they are big pics) and wait to open in Christmas Eve but I just couldn't and I'm all ready looking at things for baby boys! We really couldn't be more excited and feel more blessed! We have had a great year and I can't think of a better way to end the year than expecting a baby!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

First Time at the Dentist

My boy is SOOO brave! I think he's even more brave than me ;) I just hoped that he would have inherited Jakes teeth-Jake has good teeth, while mine-well I've had issues lately, with 3 root canals since February and I've been told I have soft teeth...anyway here are some cute pictures of my brave little man!

Brushing the Dino's teeth-this kept him content he's been into dinosaurs lately!

Watching Toy Story! He was getting so excited and started shouting at the TV-he gets excited for anything Toy Story!

He loves this thing! Maybe I should look into getting him a dinosaur that has teeth so he can brush them...maybe then it won't have a fight every night to brush his!

Playing-the dental assistant was tickling him with the dino and he loved every minute of it!

Today was the first time Jaxon has gone to the dentist! He was such a good sport about having x-rays taken and while his teeth were cleaned! EVERYONE was so nice that they almost made me even forget I was at the dentist because the dental assistant played with Jaxon and she was so patient with him! There was a couple times he got frustrated (who can blame him) and she was so cute with him! They have video games, movies, and a playhouse in the waiting area and after he was all done they gave him a balloon and let him pick out any book he wanted-he picked "Ratatouille." Although he was such a good sport, we got the bad news that he has cavities and a tooth that has chipped off! Since he's so young and has breathing problems they will be performing everything at the hospital with a local anesthetic in January. I can't believe I was just going in for a checkup-so if you have never taken your kids to the dentist I suggest you do it earlier rather than later! I'm just so suprised-I never knew that this was ever performed in a hospital! I'm told there are 3 in St. George and they have done thousands! I was also wondering about his "snaggle-tooth" (it's his front tooth that looks like it could have been two teeth that have formed together) and the dentist was not concerned-he said it's quite common, not normal, but common-not the first time we've heard this!

Jaxon's pediatrian told us just last week that when he passes out after falling that it's something thats common but again not normal! Jaxon will sometimes fall and get REALLY REALLY mad and hold his breath until he passes out-very scary for mommy! Just last week he did it again while we were at Walmart. After falling on his forehead in front of the store on the concrete, he passed out and I ran in the store screaming for someone to help me! I was so scared and I just handed Jaxon off to a guy (who was probably thinking "what do you want me to do lady") and he squeezed Jaxon's cheeks and put his finger in his mouth and moved his tongue around and said he thought he choked on his tongue (my pediatrician isn't too sure about that) and then Jaxon finally woke up and started screaming. He has done this a few other times and it's always when he has hurt himself after falling down. He fell asleep for a while after all ready having a nap earlier that day. I get nervous thinking he could have a concussion after hard falls on the concrete! Every time this has happened, he sleeps for hours, which also made me nervous, but the doctor isnt too concerned with iron levels or anything serious, and that he even falls asleep for a while it happens (THANK HEAVEN), and said hopefully this (along with his asthma/breathing issues) will be something he grows out of-we can only hope!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Live Nativity

It really was this cold, especially because we sat on the back row and there was a cold breeze blowing on us! Love my hair in my face LOL!

This weekend I went to the live Nativity at Tuacahn with friends Jenny and Tasha! We had so much fun seeing Santa, having hot cocoa, and watching the live nativity. I was so excited to take Jaxon but he fell asleep so he stayed home with dad, but I definately want to take my boys to see it! I always have so much fun when I'm with these two! It was the first time I got to meet Tasha's baby, Rydge and he is soooo handsome! I forget how small babies can be when they are newborns. I wanted to hold Kodi, Jenny's baby but she was not having it-she is so cute I just wanted to take her home with me, and Kash wasnt sure what to think about me ;) we just need to get together more often and maybe the kids won't be so shy with me! I'm so glad I got the chance to go-it was the first year I've ever gone and the show was great!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

What We've Been up to

This year we were at my parents house for Thanksgiving. We of course went shopping Black Friday and didn't even sleep that night! We had a lot of fun driving up to Park City and going to the outlets that opened Thanksgiving night! Then we drove back down the canyon and went to the Layton Hills Mall and Target. The line for Target was CRAZY! It wrapped all the way around the back of the store and once we got inside the store it was a madhouse! People were running and the lines were SO LONG. We knew exactly what we wanted though and split up to get everything and my mom stood in line which was so smart because it saved a lot of time! We had a lot of fun!

The girls went to see "The Forgotten Carols" and I loved every minute of it! I've been able to see it twice and it is just what I needed to put me in the Christmas Spirit!

Amber and I took our kids to see "Tangled" which is the best Disney movie I've seen! We had so much fun and it was so cute to watch Jaxon...he would get nervous seeing the scary lady and he would grab my hand and then when it wasn't scary anymore he would push my hand away-he's so independent sometimes! Grandma and Papa spoil him and Grandma even let him have a present early!