Monday, October 26, 2009

Congratulations Jamiee and Sam!

My baby sister got married on Saturday at Draper Temple. She looked so pretty and I am so excited for her and Sam.

My sister is moving to Wyoming. She left yesterday to do some honeymooning and then she will end up in Wyoming where she will be living. We dont always get along but I realized when we said good bye yesterday that I am really going to miss her.
We couldnt get Paxton to take a family picture with us so its just the two of us.
And this is why we couldnt get a picture. My brother brought toys for Paxton to play with at the temple. Which we were glad but he didnt want to take any pictures.
We even had Derek at the temple. We didnt want him to feel left out. He was really bummed that he was not here. But he is where he should be and that is serving a mission in Texas. Saturday was an amazing day and her reception turned out perfect. Congratulations Jamiee and Sam. We love you.

Monday, October 19, 2009

18 months

Paxton will be 18 months on Sunday. I cant believe how fast the time went. He went to the doctor today for his 18 month check up. He weighs 28 lbs and 13 ounces. He is 34 inches tall. That puts him in the 75% for both. He is huge!! All in all she said he is really healthy and progressing right along. He also will go to nursery on Sunday for the first time. Yea! I think it will be good for him since he doesnt really spend a whole lot of time with other little kids.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Trip to the zoo

We went to the zoo this weekend with my family. This is the first time I have taken Paxton this year and he had so much fun.
Look at how cute the baby elephant is. She was so active while we were there. She was playing with this ball and playing in the water. She was so tiny compared to her mom.

Forget the really cool animals, Paxton was more entertained by the peacocks. All he wanted to do was climb over the fence and play with the peacocks.
He also thought riding on the rhino was pretty cool, but there was other kids in line so he couldnt play very long.
My brother Garet, Paxton, me, Brandon, and my dad. We had so much fun as a family.

I tried to get a cute picture of Paxton and daddy but Paxton wanted to run all over the place instead.
His other favorite animal was this little cat. He stood there for seriously 10 minutes and when we took him away he threw a tantrum. I have no idea why Paxton seems so amused with some of the dumbest animals at the zoo.

Oh and by far this was Paxtons favorite part at the zoo. He played in the water forever. I made him wait until we were getting ready to leave because I knew he would be soaking wet. I had to strip him and let him ride home in just his diaper. Going to the zoo in the fall was so fun, all of the animals were very active and the temperature was perfect. It was fun to spend time with Brandon, especially since he works a lot. Thanks babe for an awesome weekend with the fam.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Dear Paxton

Dear Paxton, today I was never more ready when bedtime rolled around. I put you to bed at 7:45 and let you cry yourself to sleep. It took you about 10 minutes. But if I wouldnt have put you to bed I just might have completely lost my sanity. I love you so much but today was one of those days that you really tried my patience. We started out the day by 8:00 am and you had a very poopy diaper on. I went to throw it away and when I came back you had already climbed out the doggy door and were soaking wet and cold. You then decided that you needed to put all of the dog food into their water dish so the food was all soggy. I managed to make breakfast without too much trouble. While trying to clean up breakfast you insisted on climbing on the couch and putting both knees up on the banister which if you fell that is a good 8 foot drop to tile. Everytime I got you down and told you no you just went right back up there and turned and laughed. So the dishes will have to wait for you to go down for a nap. Finally by 11:30 I couldnt handle you anymore so I put you down for a nap and got to the dishes. Your nap was short lived you were up by 12:30. I decided I didnt want to make an effort to try and clean up after you so I let you have free reign of the house. Which is now a disaster. Finally I decided we needed to get out of the house. I sent you with daddy to grandmas and I got to get out and run. Which by the way is a great way to let out frustration. After I took you to the grocery store where you proceeded to scream up and down every isle. I swore I never would be one of those moms who let their kids cry in public and make a big scene. But unfortunately I just ignored you and finished my shopping because I didnt want to give in and open up food in the store that I had not bought yet. So when we got home I started to make dinner and you sat and screamed at my leg because I wasnt paying attention to you. I got you in your high chair and you decided you werent hungry and poured your glass of water all over and made a big mess. So I stuck you in your bed and let you cry. But now dinner is cleaned up and the house is quiet and after a few deep breaths I realize how much I love you but I am worn out for the day. Sleep well Paxton and please dont wake up before 8.

Love mommy