Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tye's blackmail photo :) & Jax at 2 months!

Jax had his 2 month appointment this morning and wow...I can't believe it has been 2 months already. He is weighing in at 12 lbs, 14 oz. and 24 inches long. He is in the 95th percentile for both height and weight. That is my boy, and cute as anything! He is smiling and cooing now, and it is nice to have acknowlegement for all of those feedings, burpings and diaper changes.

Yep, here it is the blackmail photo for now...I am sure there will be another one in the future that will replace this one, but the fact that he matched his heels to his shirt is pretty impressive.

Tye helped Russ pull weeds last week, and as you can see from the truck bed...it was a success. The funny thing is that since Russ was using gloves, Tye decided that he needed his gloves, so he came in (by himself) and got my 'Ove Glove out of the cabinet and proceeded to help out.

Here are a few pictures of the kids at the rodeo last week. We will eventually make it into some of these pictures, I hope. Tye had a blast and Jax...well, he enjoyed a chance to catch a few more zzz's.


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A little catch up...

Okay, so it has been 3 weeks again, since our last post...sorry about that. I won't try to catch up on the last 3 weeks, I will just give a little update from the past week, and of course pictures.

We went to Fredericksburg last weekend, for my great-grandmothers 105th birthday party. The whole family was able to make it, and I was so excited to be going out of town for the first time in 4 months. It was going to be Jax's first road trip as well. We had a great trip up and had a chance to visit with our friends, Chris and Adrianne Collins and their 2 little boys. They had a great time playing. Got to F'burg and Tye played hard, rode the tractor and got extremely dirty...I was thinking this was what the rest of the weekend would be like...until about 2:00am when Tye woke up with a fever, vomiting and the big-d. We were hoping for only a 24 hour stomach bug, but unfortunately it lasted a grand 48 hours. Russ was a trooper and took care of Tye so I could keep Jax as far away as possible. I think the rest of us have made it through okay, and Tye is on the mend, but needless to say...what a weekend. I told my aunt that we were going to have to redo that trip, for sure.

Here are the boys on our ride home from F'burg. Tye sick and sleeping with Tigger by his side, and Jax, well...being Jax.

On a lighter note...here is my story for the day. We were getting ready for Tye's nap this afternoon and as we were finishing up reading our books, Russ called with a question, so as I am talking to him, Tye jumps into our bathtub. This was no big deal, he does it all the time when we are in there. So a minute or two later, when I got off the phone, I went in to check on him, bc I did not hear him get out. Where was he? I had no idea and I did not see him anywhere...checked our closets, checked the bathroom, checking our bedroom...went back into the bathroom, but no Tye. I started panicking a little, and so I called out for him "Tye, where are you?"...nothing! Yikes! So, I called again, "TYE!" Then, I heard a little giggle...whew, at least he was around somewhere and was breathing, but where? I had no idea, so I called again, and heard another giggle, but no movement, and finally I tracked the voice to under our sheets on our bed. He was hiding still as a mouse totally under our sheets. That was a first, and it made me nervous. He was so good at hiding and being quiet...what if he did that when we were out? Yikes!

Jax is doing great and is now cooing and smiling when you give him your undivided attention. He still needs a parent to protect him from big brother, but he is working on his boxing moves when I hold a toy above him, he swings at it like a champ. Life is flying by, and we are adjusting. Jax is now giving us about a 5-7 hour stint at night, so we are seeing light at the end of the sleep deprived tunnel. Hope you are all well...

This is Jax at 6 weeks.

Here is an attempt to get Jax smiling...