Saturday, May 11, 2013

Jaxton - 5 months - Calendar shoot

Our friend, Harmony, took this picture for her calendar shoot.  He, just like Joshua, will be in a sanctity of life calendar.  They took 3D ultrasound pictures of him in the womb and will put those pictures alongside this picture.  She did such a wonderful job!  Copyright 2013

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Easter 2013

Gotta love all the fake smiles - that is what happens when you set the camera on auto and take 30 pictures - it was the best we could do :)

Monday, April 1, 2013

Jaxton 4 months - pictures

Jaxton weighs 13 lbs and 15 ounces and is 25 inches long.  That puts him about 55% for height and 15% for weight.  He is smiley, screechy, kicks and dances a lot and is just so delicious :).   He has been sleeping through the night for about a month now which makes everyone happy!  He is looking more and more like Joshua and I think they both look just like me.  He looks giant in the pictures of him by himself, so I put some in of us holding him so you can see he is not that huge.  I am hoping to post some Easter pictures of all the kids soon.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

The babies are growing :)

 Here Jaxton is 3 months old and yes he is in a pink swing - sorry.  We bought this from a garage sale before we knew what we were having because it was electric instead of battery operated.  So I guess pink is the new blue - he doesn't seem to mind :)  He is literally the sweetest, happiest, quietest thing.  He just kicks and dances and lights up any time anyone talks to him.  Gotta love his big blue eyes and finally - those chubby cheeks!


These pictures are of the goat babies with our 3 pound chihuahuas when the goats were just a couple weeks old.  You can see they were about the size of our chihuahuas.  The little white one in the first picture, Patriot (for New England Patriots born right before the superbowl), is the bottle fed one who still thinks he is a chihuahua.  Everyone loved it when we brought him into petsmart - we got a lot of double takes.  Rosey (for Rosa Parks - born on Martin Luther King Jr. Day) is the one Jacklyn is holding.  She is a jumper and big and strong and has much more black on her than in that picture.  They are now about triple that size. 

Monday, January 28, 2013

Baby goats!

More about our little farm later - but here are a few pictures of our 2nd baby goat that we are having to hand feed.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Trip to Captiva Island

Javier's company had a managers and sales meeting on one of Florida's islands Jan. 10-13.  They invited the spouses to come along, so the baby and I joined him.   Javi and I actually weren't together much except for lunches and dinners.  One day they did end the meetings a little early so we had some free time to go kayaking for an hour.  I just enjoyed my quiet time with Jaxton sleeping in and skipping breakfast, snuggling and smelling his sweet skin and just going on walks around the island or along the beach.  I hooked up with the other wives in the afternoons to visit and "shop".  The weather was in the 80's, the water around 70 degrees and a nice breeze all day.  It was so beautiful and relaxing.  The food was always an amazing buffet.  Each night there was always some kind of seafood - shrimp, king crab, salmon, tilapia etc with other kinds of meat and things.  But being from the desert, it is a nice treat to enjoy some fresh seafood.  The last night was Caribbean theme and there was jumbo shrimp and huge lobster tails - mmmm.

Jaxton was seriously perfect on the trip.  We flew for a total of 6 hours each way and he literally never made a peep besides coughing.  He also never fussed at all when he was around people.  (he just fussed with me when I had to put him down for a long time to shower and get ready)  I think he loved being passed around and held by so many ladies and the warm weather must have just knocked him out.

Thanks to my mom who moved in and took care of all the kids and thanks to my sister who took a few each day for sleepovers and church and thanks to my dad who fixed some things and built a goat pen while we were gone.

 Jaxton's 1st airplane ride

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Jaxton is growing

The last time I posted, Jaxton was only 6 lbs. 15 oz at 6 weeks.  The next day we went to the doctor for his weekly weight check and he had gained 14 oz in one week!  It looks like he just needed a little more time to learn to use his new tongue.  Now at 9 weeks old he is 9 lbs. 3 oz. 

The poor guy has been congested on and off though.  So a couple of weeks ago he started a cough and it got really bad.  Twice I took him in and since his lungs were clear, they didn't want to do anything.  Finally, last Thursday she diagnosed him with Whooping cough and put him on a strong regimen of antibiotics that ends today and thankfully his cough is completely gone. 

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Cousin Love


Friday, January 4, 2013

A Late Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Janae 13

Jordan 12

Julia 10

Jacklyn 8

Joanna 6

Josiah 5

Jeremiah 4

Jameson 3

Joshua 2

Jaxton 5 weeks