Thursday, December 18, 2014

What Avery is Getting for Christmas This Year

I'm so excited for Avery's first Christmas and it's been so much fun shopping for little girl toys for a change. :-) Here's what Avery is getting this year:

Her Santa gift this year will be the Fisher Price Magical Moments Mirror. It is just too cute!!!

A gift I knew I wanted to get her was a little tea set for her age and I found this one on Cyber Monday. It's the Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Pretty Please Tea Set. It's so cute and plays music, which she loves. :-)

We found her this cute book on Black Friday. Its the Fisher Price Growing Pals Peek-a-Boo Book!

And we also found this cute Fisher Price Growing Baby Fun Sounds Flip Phone because she loves our cell phones. ;-)

We also got her this adorable Fisher Price Laugh and Learn My Pretty Learning Purse.

Then we ordered five books from Scholastic for Avery as well. 

And I'd also like to get Avery a pair of pajamas, but still need to do that.

So that is what Avery is getting for her first Christmas! I'm so excited and can't wait for Christmas morning!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

What Jackson is Getting For Christmas This Year

We did some Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping this year and are pretty well done shopping for both Jackson and Avery (besides stocking stuffers). So here is what Jackson is getting:

His Santa gift this year is going to be the Fisher Price Discover Disney Castle. He's been asking to go to "The Castle" ever since he saw a commercial for Disney World a few months back, so when I saw this and it was a boy version, I just knew he would love it. 

We also found this giant Tonka Fire Truck on Black Friday for him.

He's been asking for some Jake and the Neverland Pirates pajamas, so his wish will come true for those. Walmart had a set of 2 pair for only $10 on Cyber Monday. :-)

We were also able to get this Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Sleeping Bag for only $10 on Black Friday! :-)

I picked up this stuffed Pluto the other night to add to his stuffed Mickey Mouse Clubhouse collection. He has 3 different Mickey's and Goofy so far, so he'll be excited to have Pluto now. :-)

We also ordered him some books from Scholastic to give to him for Christmas. We ordered each of the kids 5 books, so I'm excited to have some new reading material. :-)

And finally, we are taking a trip to Phoenix to visit a friend in January, and because Jackson's been asking to go to "The Castle" so often we thought this might be a great time to try and make a trip out to Anaheim to visit Disneyland since we'll be somewhat close. So we will be driving to Anaheim to visit Disneyland for 1 day and 1 night. So this is a big gift for him as well, even though I'm not really sure he will understand until we're there. :-)

So that is what Jackson is getting. :-) I'm really looking forward to Christmas morning this year now that he's a little older.

(I will post what Avery is getting tomorrow.)

Friday, December 5, 2014

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

We took Jackson and Avery to see Santa Claus last night at the mall. I was unsure how they would do because Jackson wasn't too excited about him last year. But, much to my surprise, they both did great! Jackson was a little nervous at first, but we started talking to Santa and Jackson warmed up to him pretty quick. He told Santa that he wanted a Dinosaur Train toy, a blue bike and the Mickey's Castle toy that he's been wanting for quite a while. It was super cute. He also told Santa that Avery wanted baby girl toys and he wanted big boy toys. :-) Avery sat right on Santa's lap and smiled for the camera several times. After about 8-10 shots, we finally got one where they were both looking at the camera and somewhat smiling. I call that a win!!

P.S. Avery was making this face all evening. I think she feels a tooth coming in and keeps doing this with her mouth to feel the new tooth. Ha. She also made the same face when I was taking her picture later in the food court as we were eating dinner. :-)

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Jackson's 3rd Birthday Party

So it's been almost a month since I've published a blog post... bad blogger!!  So I thought I'd try and get back in the swing of things and post about Jackson's 3rd birthday party. Better late than never right?

We celebrated Jackson's 3rd birthday with a party at the Frisco Train Store on October 26th! He had such a fun time with his family and friends. The kids played with the trains, played a pinata game, ate cupcakes, watched the train go by out the window and Jackson even got to put his hand-print on the wall. :-) He got lots of great gifts. It was such a fun party!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Wordless Wednesday - Jackson's Fall 2014 School Picture

I just love that Jackson did so well for his school picture this year! I loved his picture from the Spring and I really love this one too. :-) Of course he never poses and looks at the camera for me, but I'm glad someone can at least get a good picture out of him.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Avery's 6th Month

Sweet Avery, 

You turned 6 months old on October 28th!! I can't believe you are 6 months old already. That just seems so big.

You are growing so fast and getting so big. You had a doctor's appointment on Oct. 24th because you were coughing again and you weighed 17 lbs. 8 ounces!! You had to go on your first antibiotic because your ears were on the verge of infection. :-( You did great with the antibiotic though and took it pretty well. You seem to be feeling much better now. Yay!

You are getting better and better at sitting up. You still need a spotter, but you are just about to get the hang of it. You can go much longer periods of time without falling over and you even catch yourself if you lean too far to the left or right. We just have to watch you because you will sometimes lean a little too far backwards. :-( You love being able to sit up and play with your toys though! 

You are taking a 6 ounce bottle every four hours now and you are eating baby food mixed in there as well. You love your baby food! There hasn't been a food I've given you that you haven't liked. We've tried all kinds of foods now and you like them all. :-)

You are wearing size 3 diapers and size 6-9 and 9 month clothes. 

You are also still sleeping great. You generally only wake up once to eat and you always go right back to sleep. :-) You usually go to sleep at around 9 p.m. and then you usually sleep until around 8 the next morning. You also take around 3 naps a day. One short one in the morning, a longer one (sometimes around 2 hours) between 12-1 and then another short one in the evening. You are such a good sleeper, just like your mommy. :-)

You got your 2 front, bottom teeth this month. Maw Maw noticed one of them poking through on Friday, October 24th while you were at the doctor's office. Then later that evening, Papa and I noticed the one right next to it poking through. They are both through now and it's so darn cute.

Things you love lately:
-Bottles/Baby Food
-The Remote (I was letting you play with it Sunday evening and you kept changing the channel, so I tried to hide it from you and you threw a little fit. Ha. So I remembered that Jackson had a little toy remote from when he was a baby, so I got it out and you were satisfied playing with it instead... thank goodness.)
-You're growing to like your binkie more and more.
-Being the center of attention, as you always have.
-You love to scream and have us scream back at you. You could play this game for a long time. :-)

We celebrated Halloween this month and you looked so adorable in your little mouse costume! It was too cold on Halloween to get you out trick or treating, but thankfully I had taken you to the pumpkin patch down the road from us the week before and I took a few pictures of you and your brother in your costumes. :-)

You also went to your first Harvest Fest at church this month. Thankfully it was super warm that night, so we were able to spend the whole evening outside by the fire. Once again, you looked super cute in your mouse costume!

Well, I think that wraps up month 6 for you baby girl. You are so precious and we all just love you to pieces! I seriously can't get enough of kissing your chubby cheeks! They are just so kissable. You are such a blessing and we all love you to the moon and back.

xoxo - Mommy

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Jackson is 3!!

On Monday, at 2:59 a.m., Jackson turned 3 years old!! Three years ago, at that very moment, I became a mom to the most amazing little baby boy. That moment changed my life forever for the better! I can't believe that was 3 years ago. It seems like I blinked and three years went by. They have been the best three years of my life and I am so proud of the sweet boy Jackson has become. He's full of energy and can be stubborn and try my patience at times, but he can be so sweet and sensitive too and I just love him to pieces!

Monday, Jake and I both had to work, but after work Jake stopped and picked up some mini cupcakes and a bag of ring pops (Jackson's new favorite treat), and I had a present for him as well. We ordered pizza (his favorite), watched "It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" (another of Jackson's new favorites) and we sang happy birthday, ate cupcakes and played with his new toy! 

Today, they are celebrating his birthday at school and then this coming Sunday is his party at the Frisco Train Store. He's going to have so much fun playing with all the trains they have there with his friends and cousins. I am really looking forward to it and I know he is too.

So we are having fun celebrating Jackson this week. Three years old... I just can't believe it. 

I love you sweet boy, Happy Birthday!!!!