Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Little Golfer

If you ask Jaxon if he wants to go fishing, sometimes he does and sometimes he doesn't but you never have to ask twice if he wants to go golfing, especially with our friend Matthew! I haven't been golfing since I was pregant with Jaxon-I know me pregant and golfing-I quit before it was hurting too much and then I haven't been since, but maybe one day when Logan is older I can start again! Anyway so Jake got Jaxon his first REAL set of clubs and a few weeks ago we walked to the golf course and putted. I had never seen Jaxon golf or putt but I was impressed! I'm glad Jaxon and Jake can go to something they both like to do together!

Jaxon's Birthday

I never posted about Jaxon's birthday. He had his first friend birthday with 2 of his friends from our ward! Can I just say that these boys are like the 3 Muskateers?! They all get along so well together and I had all things games planned for the party and all they cared about was playing toys and eating cupcakes! If I'd known that I wouldn't have worried about what we were going to do all day for the party!
Hangin' out, I guess what boys do!

Opening presents from his friends! They were so cute when they were giving him their presents! To this day Jaxon plays with the toys they brought every day! So cute I love this age!

The party was a pirate party and I told them to give me their best pirate faces...Micah just smiles! I love it Janson's is pretty cute! Jaxon is pretty good at pulling faces!
Later that night my parents came down to celebrate and we opened presents! He got so many fun things-ok he was spoiled!

Star Wars

Jaxon got a light saber for his birthday and he always tries to get Logan to play with him! Logan is good at holding up the cheap one from the dollar store but obviously he doesn't know how to actually play with it, but Jaxie still tries! Jaxon is so good with Logan. When we are out running errands sometimes a mom who looks like they have kids around the same age as mine will ask me how my older child is with my baby. My first thought is great! I guess I never really thought about it though because Jaxon really is a good big brother! He helps me with him and he knows to play softly but I know he's only 4 and I can't expect him to be perfect all the time, but to me he is! Logan thinks Jaxon is the funniest person ever-all Jaxon has to do is simply talk and Logan has a deep laugh-like the kind that when you laugh so hard it hurts! I can't wait for Logan to get big so Jaxon can have someone to play with!

Thanksgiving Program

Jaxon's school did a Thanksgiving program at Kolob Care Center last week and it was great! The kids were all so cute and SMART! I'm surprised that Jaxon is so outgoing! I don't mind having to speak sometimes but Jaxon likes being the one with all the attention on him. He was good to speak when it was his turn and he even spoke loudly so every one could hear! The kids had made a handprint made into a turkey for all the patients and all the kids passed out a turkey handprint to all the patients. My friend's mom came to the program to watch her grandkid and one of the girls in the class handed her a handprint! She was laughing and said that's the last time she's sitting down! Judy her daughter was laughing so hard-It was pretty funny and the young grandma had a sense of humor about it!

Thanksgiving, Black Friday

Oh I love Grandpa Staheli so much! There's just a special connection that we have, and he is such a sweet man! I'm so grateful he is our grandpa! We went to G&G Staheli's house after we had Thanksgiving at Jake's parents house! Jake has been working up at his parents house and the last time he went to see G&G they said to not come back until I come back with him! So we did! I haven't been up to Enterprise since Jake's sister, MaryLynn had her farewell so it was nice to be able to go to their house and visit with them for a few hours! I'm just mad I didn't get a pic with grandma and Logan. We were going to but then we'd get to talking and forget about it! Jaxon was tired and onry so no pics with him!

I got home just in time to drop off my stuff at home and headed over to Walmart at 10 for Black Friday! It worked out perfect because my friend was coming down from Enterprise and we shopped all day together! I got every thing I wanted to get and the lines werent too bad, but I have to admit I was wondering if I was ready for all the chaos because it was pretty chaotic at Walmart! I was just grabbing things to put in my cart and checking prices as I went! Then we headed to Kohls and Old Navy and then we went to the Boulevard Home Furnishings because my friend wanted a washer which they only had 10!! AHH we hadn't planned on staying in line and luckily her mother-on-law brought blankets for us and I kept asking Jenny if we were really doing this! I couldn't leave my pregnant friend to fend for herself so of course I stayed and we ended up getting the 10th voucher! Talk about lucky-I might have cried if she didn't get it! It was actually pretty fun talking to the people around us and staying warm with hot chocolate! Then we drove out to Hurricane to pick up her washer and went to Kmart and we were spent! I got some pretty awesome deals and I must say I'd do it again in a heartbeat! Overall it was a great day and even though I had no sleep until noon Friday it was worth it and I must say it's an adrenaline rush!

Chicken or Turkey

My friend up the street did these cute turkey's for her daughters class and she brought a few she had left for Jaxon to do! He loved doing it and I was kind of surprised that he sat down and finished each he called them!
Jaxon was done with me taking pictures, but I couldn't resist!

He was really concentrating and working hard to finish his turkey. We have 3 of them and he has taken a few eyes of and feathers, and then he will re-do them! I just might save these for next year, because I think they turned out very cute! My neighbors are so sweet to always think of Jaxon!

Christmas Concert

Last night we went to the first concert for the Christmas Season at the tabernacle! I love going to the concerts there but for some reason we didn't go a lot last year! I was nervous taking a 7 month old because he can be loud sometimes ;) What baby isn't? He did pretty well, but I'm sure the people sitting behind us were annoyed but I want my kids to experience the concerts there, and going to the visitors center and enjoy (hopefully one day) the performing arts! More than half the group singing last night were our ward members! I had no idea that some of the people singing last night could talent I wish I had, but that doesn't stop me from singing in the car! It was so good and it has put us in the Christmas mood! Tonight we went to Bloomington to the Christmas lighting of the giant Christmas tree by Walmart! Santa came on a giant crane and handed out candy canes with M&M's inside! Jaxon got to see a few of his friends and watch some of them sing in a Christmas program! It was so fun I can't believe I never knew about it before!

My Grandma Hofler took all 7 of her grandkids to plays and every year we would go to "The Nutcracker." I LOVED that tradition and luckily Jake will go with me and he even enjoys it too! Jaxon really gets into it too-last night he was dancing and leading the music and having a great time! He is really good at hearing the beat to a song and picks it right up every time a new song starts! Jake and I hope he will have some kind of musical talent!

Afterwards we went Iceberg...Jaxon's favorite "corn dog and ice cream" place and I guess it was a great idea because all the people who sang at the concert came there for ice cream too! Our friends came to our table to say hi and I was in tears because Logan had just choked on a french fry and I had to dig down in his throat with my finger and got a HUGE chunk of french fries! Oh my heck I was so emotional but at the time when he was leaning back in his car seat the first reaction was to get him out he was gasping for air and trying to cough. It-was-scary. Every day I get to be a mom I'm amazed that things don't necessarily shock me until after it's over and then I'M SO EMOTIONAL and wonder how I reacted so quickly! So from now on it's only baby food, rice cereal, or milk. I'm so grateful for my kids and for getting to be with them every day.

Our neighbors brought a Christmas countdown calendar to Jaxon today. He has all ready opened a few of the days-what do ya expect from a 4 year old who loves chocolate and I wasn't going to worry about it if he wanted a few of them! I told him a few times that if he eats something for lunch, dinner then he could have a couple chocolates! I always loved those calendars!

Friday, November 11, 2011

It's Beginning to Look Alot Like...

Jake took Jaxon to Enterprise today and I stayed with Logan. So what did we do today? Well put up the Christmas tree of course! Yes one of the Christmas trees is up and decorated! There's been times in the past that I have Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas all up at the same time! Hey I'm just trying to make the most of my holidays! ;) I turned the lights on the one tree I have decorated but I closed my blinds because I know a few of my neighbors will give me a hard time about having Christmas up before Thanksgiving! Although Logan likes to watch the lights on the tree-he sat in the bouncy chair tonight and played and watched the tree and then went back to playing! This went on for almost an hour! Looks like he likes Christmas decorating as much as I do! It's the first time he's even seen a Christmas tree, and I just wonder what he thinks when he's looking at it because he just looks surprised every time he looks up at the tree! We have a busy weekend but it's nice to have Jake home more than just Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday! He's been working out of town during the week since August and it's been so nice getting to see him every night...but he said he refuses to help me decorate the trees until after Thanksgiving, but I just can't wait! I love Christmas!

Ugg! My Stuff is Messed Up

Somehow I changed the layout of my blog...yes I remember how I did it but I was just trying messing around and now it's not how I wanted it AT ALL! The background is wrong, and the picture on the top bothers me, and the font is wrong too! I thought I was so cool learning something new but instead I messed it up and I don't know how to fix it!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

My Life as a Smuggler

I found this article on "Mormon Mommy Blogs" entitled "My Life as a Smuggler." I just thought it was hilarious...maybe because my mom and I would probably do the same thing! When we were at Swiss Days this last September we brought our own Diet Coke to drink, and a few people actually asked my mom where we got them because they wanted to buy some! Anyway I know that there's a lot of people who might get a kick out of this story about a lady who went to a conference at BYU, knowing Diet Coke wouldn't be available on campus-I just got a kick out of it because I think I could relate, so I had to share!

I went to BYU for a conference a while back and I knew that I wouldn't be able to get a Diet Coke on Campus. I knew this from past experiences of being Diet Coke-less. Or, more directly, Caffeine infused Diet Coke-less. The other stuff is just brown flavored water. Why even bother?

My pal DeNae and I stocked up on our crack at the local gas station along with some chocolate so that we could summon our mojo from those stingy creative gods.

I was wandering around lost, apparently flaunting my naughty Diet Coke, when I stumbled up to the information desk at BYU to have the cute girl help this sad lost soul. A woman came up behind me and pointed at my glorious juice of the gods and then looked at the person behind the desk as if to say "Are you KIDDING me?"

She said "Where... where.... WHERE can you get this on CAMPUS?"

I smiled my all knowing smile, and said that you couldn't get this sweet goodness on campus, but that I had actually stocked up before I arrived.

She huffed: "Well. You know, Caffeine isn't allowed... Or is it?" And gave a knowing, nodding glance to the students.

I laughed, and said "Oh I know they don't sell caffeine on campus. I "smuggled" it onto campus. I bring it every year for the Women's Conference so that I can survive.

She snorted at me.

Oh yes she did.

She totally snorted at me.

She looked at the students and said "Can she have this here? It has caffeine in it."

They said that they weren't "affiliated" with caffeine, so they couldn't respond to that question.


You're not "affiliated" with caffeine?

When he calls, do just hang up on him? Do you slam the door in his face when he rings the bell?

What do you mean you're not "affiliated" with caffeine?

"WELL", the crazy-lady said "It's against the rules here. I know that smoking is not allowed on campus, so I'm not going to light up. I go to my car to drink my caffeine Diet Coke. You need to put that away."

And then she took my Diet Coke and put it inside my coat pocket.

Yes. She did.

She totally TOUCHED my Diet Coke. And. AND! She put it underneath my coat, as if to hide my sins.

I promptly took my Diet Coke back and placed it on the counter while saying: "I don't hide my sins under a bushel, I flaunt them for all the world to see."

She didn't think that was very funny, so being the consummate performer that I am, I put that Diet Coke right back underneath my jacket and then turned very slowly towards her and while opening my jacket (to expose my Diet Coke) I said in a deep gravely voice: "Hey little girl, wanna buy a Diet Coke?"


Monday, November 7, 2011

No Bananas

I took the kids to the pediatrician this morning, and Logan is of course still in the 95 percentile for his height and weight. I wasn't too shocked because Jaxon was always that way UNTIL TODAY! Jaxon is now in the 75th percentile for his height and weight...yes he's still a big kid but finally at 4 years old he's not in the 99th (well for right now anyway)! He didn't have to do any shots because he was caught up on them, until he goes to kindergarten. I could do the shots between now and when he starts kindergarten so I decided to wait-he was soooo worried about getting shots today-and so we just did the flu mist in his nose-he was a lot more calm about that! Dr Karl is so cute with Jaxon-he kept asking Jaxon to if he could see if there were any bananas in his ears and tummy, and Jaxon thought that was hilarious!He kept telling me on the way their he just wanted to go to my doctor (meaning the baby doctor from when I was pregnant with Logan) because he says its fun there! Ya fun for him because every time we would go to Dr. Thompson's office he would always get a sticker and a sucker-for no pain ;)

Logan on the other hand had to have shots-I of course was more worried about it because he didn't know what was coming to him! So when they gave him the first 2 shots he just stared with a panic look on his face and then it came SCREAMS!! When this baby is mad he definately lets everyone know about it! After the last 2 were done he got crayon bandaids and then I picked him up to snuggle and comfort him and he was still mad...and then he looked at the lady who gave him the shots and he smiled so big-and he's been fine ever since! Thank goodness! Logan had some tylenol and he's now as happy as can be! When my kids get their shots it doesn't affect them too much, thankfully! Now he's back to Mr. Smiley!