Saturday, September 20, 2008

My BFF Jax

I think the idea of having a baby around is starting to grow on Sydney. Last night we were driving home from a family birthday party when Jaxon started screaming. We were still about 20 minutes from home and he wouldn't take a pacifier. I tried to reach back and rub his head (Donnie was driving), but nothing seemed to calm him down.

We were feeling pretty desperate when, suddenly, Jaxon stopped crying. I turned around and Sydney was holding his hand, saying, "It's okay baby. I know you just want to go home. Don't cry baby. We will go home and you can sleep. Don't cry baby. You can have special baby milk at home."

It was so cute. She just held his hand and talked to him until he fell asleep.

Sydney likes to ride with him in the stroller and sing to him. She also likes to lay beside him in bed and hold him while sitting on the couch. I'm glad she loves him.

Sydney has also decided to try out a new smile. It is very funny.

Here's a shot of Jaxon doing what he does best.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


We recently joined a preschool co-op. When I first was approached about this I wasn't sure what that meant, so I'll explain it for you too. Basically it is a structured play group twice a week for the kids and free time for the moms.

There are five moms who all have 3 year olds (or something close to it. Sydney is the youngest by 2 months). We met as a group and planned lessons and schedules. After we decided what we wanted the kids to learn, we planned field trips to go along with it. We decided we would have "school" on Monday and Wednesday mornings.

Since it is a co-op instead of paying money, we volunteer our time. One week, all of our kids go to Mom 1's house. She is in charge, and the rest of us drop off our kids and leave. We can run errands, go home and nap for two hours, create a new invention...whatever we want to do. The next week we take our kids to Mom 2 and then Mom 3 and so on.

I am Mom 4, so I haven't taught yet, but I am kind of excited. Plus, I can get an idea of how Sydney is doing with it. Since we switch locations each week, we decided to all follow the same routine so that there is some uniformity.

The routine includes puzzle time; weather, calendar, singing time; lesson time; hands-on creative time; snack time; free play time; clean-up time; and parent pick up.

Sydney seems to like it - even though she is the only girl in her class. She is also the only one who is not potty trained, so we are working extra hard on that. She has not "soiled" her pull-up in 4 days (fingers crossed). She seems a lot more proactive this time too.

In other news, Jaxon may start diaper changes like this:

but when Donnie's in charge, he ends up like this:

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

I'm baaack!

Due to our recent move, we have been without cable and internet for the last three weeks. I am happy to report, however, that Comcast has finally hooked us up. I can interact with the outside world again! YAY!

The last three weeks have not been without their fair share of excitement. Sydney has been up to her old tricks - and some new ones - and Jaxon is continuing to grow at lightning speed.
At his two month check up he weighed 13lbs 5 oz and was 25 inches long. That is the same height as Sydney at this stage, but 2 pounds heavier. He's a healthy eater.

This is Sydney "wearing" Jaxon's diaper rash medicine.

When she sees these pictures she says, "Oooh, I'm in trouble."

It's a good thing she is so cute.

Jaxon is pretty handsome too. He is adjusting to life with Sydney quite well. He doesn't seem to mind that she likes to sing at the top of her lungs at all hours of the night. He even laughs at her sometimes. He likes it when she talks to him and she even softly kisses his head now. I think he enjoys her soft, high-pitched voice.
If my dreams were this nice, I'd sleep all day too.