Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Fun-loving FIVE!

Wait...what?!  Jayson's FIVE??!!

Oh. My. Gosh.  I have a five year old.  He's the spitting image of his father at this age and acts just like him too!  I'm in for it when he hits his teens.  Heck, I'm in for it now.   You've converted to the dark side, you're a daddy's boy.  I get it though, mommy is frequently busy with Alexis but that doesn't mean that I don't still crave cuddles with my little dude.  I'm also the "disciplinarian" while daddy's your bff, so I get that too.  I cannot begin to describe how immensely proud I am of you though at this point in your little life.  You are a dynamite big brother (I just love how sweet you are to Lexi) and you are rocking pre-k.  This year has been a big one for you.  You started school like a champ, you ride the bus (complete with transfers!), and now you're playing tee ball.  We completed Kindergarten registration (so surreal) and now we're counting down to summer after a month of birthday activities.  Yes, a month.  You had your kiddie party on the 6th with your closest friends at the local roller rink and our family party is the 20th.  So when it's all said and done, let's recap what five looks like for you Jayson:

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Look who's ONE!

Alexis is ONE!

It feels nearly impossible that Alexis is a full year old already, but here she is rocking it!  Our lives have become a whirlwind as of lately with all of our separate (and combined) activities, that I need to just take a moment to reflect on the fact that my baby girl is ONE.  We celebrated at our house.  Unfortunately the weather was less than conducive for some party goers, but we made the best of a lousy wintery day. We had 6ft subs, pasta salads, and of course a one-of-a-kind cake by Aunt Michele.  You were thoroughly impressed with the mini Kitchen we got you, the Paw Patrol ride on toy gifted to you by Nanny, the Cinderella carriage with sound effects and lights from the Gentiles, and of course anything baby doll related which your Aunts and cousins spoiled you with.  Thankfully I've been jotting down little things here and there to help commemorate the milestones and eventually I'll transpose them into your baby book.  You may be five by the time I do it, but at least I've got these posts to refer back to.  So here's what a year looks like for you my sweet Alexis:

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Hollowbone, crackabone, ten and eleven

Alexis: Months Ten & Eleven

"Hickery, dickery, six and seven, hollowbone, crackabone, ten and eleven..."

Gotta love a good google search when trying to come up with a title for a blog post about months ten and eleven.  The above is an snippet from "Nursery Jingles" by Clara Doty Bates.  They say you learn something new every day, and for that you're welcome. I'm compiling another two-fer blog post for Alexis because I'm way behind in getting this out there and I'm afraid I'm going to lose the little piece of paper I have with scribblings about each month.