Jaxon and KK chillin' in the foam pit-
Jaxon- giving up after struggling to climb out-
His favorite part of the balance beam? Jumping OFF!
Two little monkeys...
Last night in his prayer he said, "Thank you for Miss Jen and KK at the gym!"
You can see by the darker colors on my shirt and bandana...there is exessive sweating going on!
Tonight at dinner, out of the blue,
Jaxon says, " Hey Guys! We're eating dinner togedder as a family!"
Me: "That's right Jaxon. Aren't we lucky to have a family? We have so many blessings, and if we make good choices, we will all be able to live together forever with Heavenly Father!"
(Jaxon thought about this for a moment, then his dreaded pointer finger came up, and we knew we were in for a lecture...this is the point where either Dave or I usually have to excuse ourselves...because if we are both listening, we will crack up laughing together)
Jaxon: "Well! You're a naughty boy and you're a naughty girl and I'm a good boy! And if you put me in time out ever again, I'll live with Heavenly Fadder forever without you guys, and YOU'LL BE BROKEN!!"
(Dave and I just looked at each other, and were trying hard not to laugh, and also trying to figure out where all this was coming from because Jaxon had a fabulous day with no timeouts...well Jaxon interpreted this as him needing to clarify his position a little more..)
Jaxon: I'm just gonna tell Heavenly Fadder dat you're broken!!!
Me: "Jaxon, you're right, you are a good boy!"
Jaxon: "NO! I'm a naughty boy!"
The conversation quickly deteriorated from here...but Dave and I have laughed about it ever since.
Jaxon has also been on a pet kick lately (asking if we could have a puppy instead of a mom...)
Yesterday he really tried to pull a fast one on me...He asked me Oh-so nonchalantly, "Mom, do cows make you sneeze?"
I said, "Nope!"
So he said, "Good! We can get a cow for a pet! Hurray!!!"
So, what's going on with us?
1. Dave is working at a WONDERFUL new company! It's doing just what he was doing before, and it is about a MILLION TIMES closer to home! Jaxon and I have already gone to have lunch with him (where he has own office, not a cubicle!) And boy did we all have fun!
***Added bonus- his boss is as good as it gets! A great man to know & work for- HURRAY!!***
2. Dave is officially a CPA!!! All the tests are done, hours are finished, work time is logged, paper work is complete, AND--- the Certificate CAME IN THE MAIL!!! Dave remembered late last night that it should have come yesterday in the mail, and took an evening run to the mailbox! We are going to have it nicely NICELY framed for his office!
3. Jaxon is doing really well with his physical therapy! His legs and core are getting stronger every day, and he is walking on his toes a little less...only a little since it's not only a physical crutch but a major habit, but progress is progress, RIGHT?
4. I am going back to China! This trip is much more "business" than "pleasure" but even though I will be helping my dad set up some business ventures (more to come on this awesome-ness later) it's always pleasure to travel abroad and see the sites..even if those sites are mostly pearl markets and tie factories! It will be a faster trip than last time, and it's just me, so pray that I find my way through the foreign airports with no international incidences...
5. Still working on increasing our little family...but all in good time, we know there is a plan for us.
Thanks for the prayers people, we have sure felt and been grateful for every single one.
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And now for "Mommy and Me" ...sure to melt Dad's heart!
Yesterday Dave and Jaxon went to Costco, where Dave said they picked up a little surprise treat for me instead of flowers, since my others were still living. He said he was trying to make Jaxon understand NOT to mention anything before he put him down for his nap. (Anyone knowing Jaxon, knows that he repeats EVERYTHING he hears) so When I went in to get him from his nap the first thing he said, "We got strawberries! With Chocolate! For YOU!"
HURRAY! My favorite treat EVER! So, no need to wait, we got out the most beautiful choc. covered strawberries you ever saw in your life, and each had one. We continued to enjoy them throughout the evening, and finished them for lunch today.
Then this morning Dave told me he had Bishopric at 7am. I was a little miffed at the Bishop, because it seems like Mother's day would be a good day to cancel! Anyway, at right around 7 when Dave was supposed to leave, I got Jaxon up and we started down the stairs. Jaxon said,
"Yum! Smell's like Daddy's cooking somepin!"
(I sniffed, and it did indeed...I honestly thought he had made himself scrambled eggs before his meeting) Then Jaxon said,
Dave laughed because that's exactly what it was. Dave's meeting didn't actually start until 8 (thank you Bishop!) and he had come down and made Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Pancakes! WHAT A GUY!! We enjoyed a delicious breakfast together. After Church we finished the strawberries, and I ate lunch while Dave cut ALL the fruit for our portion of family dinner tonight. He then sent me upstairs for my Mother's Day nap! ( Also get to get myself a massage at the gym!)
Man I love Dave. He is such an honest-to-goodness, GOOD man. He is completely honest, kind, soft spoken, a good listener, he respects me and the struggles I go through as a mom and home maker, and he NEVER raises his voice or says anything to me in anger. I am such a lucky wife and mother, today, and EVERYDAY!~
Jaxon: HAHA! Happy Mother's Day? That's Nonsense! It's Happy Kid's Day!
(In the Car-same trip as above)
J-Can we get a puppy?
A-No, they make mommy Sneeze.
J-Can we get a Kitty?
A-No, they make mommy sneeze too.
J-Well, can we just have a puppy instead of a Mommy?
Today I was chopping veggies, so I put Jaxon on a chair by the counter and let him play with soapy water, pans, measuring cups etc. The cleanup is just soapy water, and he loves it! He also wanted to pretend to cook, so he got the "throw aways" from all my veggies...stems, cores, ends, etc. which he mixed into his "cake" that he was making.
Here's the funny part. He was teasing me and pretending to drink the soapy--veggie water, and I told him how gross it would be. Of course, needing to find out for himself, he took a huge slurp. Then he started gargling the words to "Kiss me through the Phone" but instead of saying, "BABY, kiss me through the phone" It was "Mommy, Kiss me through the phone"! And at the end of this, giant soap bubbles were pouring out of his mouth! I ran to get my camera, but by the time I got back, he had realized that soapy vegetable water is in fact, gross, and was doing his best to spit the taste out of his mouth. He did see what a huge, hilarious reaction he got from me when he started singing "Kiss me through the phone.." so he has been singing it ever since. I REALLY need to be careful what we listen to in the car, becuase obviously, he is listening. That vision of Jaxon gargling bubbles and singing that song will never leave me. Priceless.