February 27, 2009

A Baby and His Mutt

Partners in Crime
hmmmm.... feels good.
Best Friends!

Happy Birthday, Uncle Jay!

Yesterday, Jay celebrated his special day. He didn't want a big celebration but he stopped by for a quick visit. Jax and I had a fun time giving him a couple of gifts. Of course, Jax loved helping unwrap his presents. Hope you had a great birthday, Uncle Jay!

February 23, 2009

A Teacher's Dream

Jax loves to read! We have been reading together since John and I brought him home. His favorites are Polar Bear, Polar Bear, I am a Bunny, Lull-a-bye, Little One, Goodnight Moon, Corduroy Goes to the Doctor and Skippyjon Jones up and down. I love to watch him gather all of his books together. He has learned to climb onto the glider rocker and loves to sit and read.

February 19, 2009

Play Date

John and I took Jax out for a fun play day. He loved swinging, sliding and climbing. We are looking forward to warmer days so that we can do this more often. Coco went along for the fun, too.

February 15, 2009

Lots of Love

Daddy and Jax
A Valentine's Mickey - Thanks, Uncle Jay!

A Balloon in the Bathtub - whatever works!

Happy Valentine's Day - Mema and Granddaddy!

A Night Out for Mommy and Daddy!
We had a great Valentine's Day. The day began with warm cinnamon muffins and bacon. We all exchanged gifts early in the day. My wonderful husby gave me a beautiful black leather jacket. Jax got a new wooden train, a coloring book, crayons, and a few other things. My husby got a couple of T-shirts, yummy pancake mix, a personalized ice cream bowl, and gift cards to his favorite restaurants. Of course, Coco was not forgotten. She got some favorite treats and was very happy. Lunch was simple but fun. Heart shaped grilled cheese sandwiches and fries. We enjoyed delicious cupcakes, too. We went to the park for a few minutes. Jax loved the swings and the slide.
The afternoon was spent relaxing and enjoying time together. I snuck away for a manicure and pedicure while Jax took a long nap and John enjoyed some computer gaming time. I'm sure CoCo snuck in a few naps throughout the day. Uncle Jay stopped by to give Jax an adorable Valentine's Day Mickey Mouse. He brought along some fun sports shaped cookie cutters, too.
Our evening was equally fun. Mema and Granddaddy came over to spend time with Jax while my husby and I enjoyed a night out. We had dinner at Macaroni Grill with John having a filet mignon with creamy mashed potatoes and steamed asparagus and me having a delicious four cheese ravioli with mild Italian sausage. We had great food and wonderful conversation although we did miss our little boy. Jax kept Mema and Granddaddy busy the whole evening. I thought I would come home to a tired little boy but he was full of energy. It took him a few minutes to zonk out but I know he had a fantastic time playing with Mema and Granddaddy.
I hope your Valentine's Day was as special as mine.

February 10, 2009

Big Boy

mmmm..... What's this all about?
Reading a favorite book.

Getting serious!

Jax got a new table and chair set. I turned our guest room into a playroom for him a few days ago so I thought a table set would be a great addition to the room. Jax is beginning to outgrow his large play yard ("The Cage") in our bonus room since he is walking. I took down the queen bed and replaced it with a daybed. Perfect for afternoon naps by mommy while Jax plays. (Very funny and I wish.) Jax loves his new playroom. The playroom and his room are joined by a bathroom so he has freedom to travel back and forth. I set up an area for me also. It allows me to be with Jax as well as get things done such as meal planning, organizing photos, scrapbooking, bill paying, emails, etc. It was a lot of work but well worth it. Jax is very happy to have more space to play.

February 8, 2009

Snowflake Kisses for My Husby

I sent my wonderful husby of three years a cookie bouquet for our anniversary. It was from Cookies By Design and it was just perfect. My husby was very surprised when it arrived at his work on Wednesday. He brought it home on Thursday so that I could enjoy a bite or two of these delicious treats.

February 5, 2009

From My Husby

My wonderful husby surprised me yesterday with these beautiful red roses for our anniversary. Isn't he the sweetest? Thanks ,honey!

February 4, 2009

Celebrating a Special Day

Today is a very special day for my husby and me. Three years ago we were married at Brentwood Country Club. We had a lovely wedding and reception. It actually snowed a little throughout the day. We have had a wonderful three years together.

February 3, 2009

Super Bowl with My Boys

Watching the big game together!

Sunday was a fun day spent eating good food and watching the Super Bowl. I made chili, wings, cheese dip and cupcakes. My husby and I were cheering for the Cardinals so the outcome wasn't the best for us but we had a great time anyway.