Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Kids say/do the cutest things!

SInce it's practically impossible for me to keep up with all of this cuteness in baby books, I thought I'd make a chronicle here. Who actually WRITES things down anymore?! :)

Blake - age 2, The Smarty Pants phase:

We were going to the movies the other night and she told Paw Paw, "We going to the movie! Can you believe it?!"

After sitting thru an over 2 hour long movie (not a cartoon) my sister says to Blake "You were SUCH a good girl! The best little girl EVER!" and Blake responds with "I KNOW! I WAS!"

The other day I told Blake that I had to change Jaxon's diaper. She asked if he "had poop?" I said Yes. She promptly told him, "Bubba. We DON'T poop in our pants!"

I was talking to Blake on the phone while she was at my parents house and she was basically ignoring all of what I was saying and just continually saying to me "Mommy? Can you hear me?" Clearly I could. But she thought it was best to keep repeating that until I finally said, "Ok, let me talk to Nana."
Blake: No, you're talking to me first. I burst out laughing!

In the car one day she told me that "Daddy is a big man." Where does this come from?! LOL!

We have alot of talk and excitment about poop in our house these days. One early morning she did it all by herself and was so proud...
Blake: Look Mommy! I pooped in the potty! Like a BIG girl!
Me: YEAAAAH Blake! Good job!
Blake: So, Mommy, Do you think you wanna go to Nana's now?

On another day, she pooped in the potty and was so proud of herself she came running into the room where we were and said, "You wanna come see my poo poo?!" Wellllllll, sure. Why not!? So we head to the bathroom, where she stands in front of the potty, looks in & says "It's a BIG one! LIKE A SNAKE!!!!!!" AHHH HAHAHAHAAAA!

And my favorite thus far; She jurt her finger yesterday and she was very upset about it, crying and really worked up. A huge blood blister popped up and it was pretty ugly. I tried to comfort her and hold her but she was still shaken up. The conversation went like this...
Me: What can I do to make it better? Do you need ice cream?
Blake: yes (sniffling)
Me: ok, I want you to feel better and not hurt anymore.
Blake: But, mommy, (tear filled eyes & bottom lip out) it hurts my heart.
AWWWHHHHHH! Tears just filled my eyes! I tell her that it hurts my heart when she gets in trouble, all the time. And THIS too was hurting my heart to see her in pain. So when she said that I melted. It was the sweetest thing.

Now, on to JAXON, age 4 months: The Ever-Changing phase:

When I sing to him, he lights up! The smile of an angel and he just staes at me....it's adorable.
At last
my love has come along
my lonely days over
and life is like a song

He has started rolling over! What a milestone. It's bittersweet for me watching him grow SO fast.

Jaxon has really been babbling and talking alot. He will just coo and make noises back to me as I talk to him. :)

This baby laughs and giggles....for his MAMA!! I know just the spot to get him & he grunts and giggles like crazy. It's precious!

He has found his feet! What an accomplishment and a treat for Jax. He grabs at them and pulls on them almost all the time. He's also noticed that he can grasp things and take his paci out on his own. (Also so very bittersweet for me!)

Jax really, really LOVES to watch Blake. He follows her with his eyes, all over the room. She can talk to him and calm him from crying.... such a Mother Goose, I tell her.

Oh, does he like to snuggle! He's a cuddly baby boy. Yet, he doesn't like to sleep with us. Which works out for us! He needs his space to sleep.

At this point, any and everything goes straight into his mouth. No questions asked.

I love it when I ask him if he's a SILLY BABY? and he crazks up laughing. Ahhh, the little things.

These babies are my whole world. I can't believe how they change so much each day. What a wonderful journey to be thier mommy and to play a part in God's plan. I'm so very blessed!

Weekend Fun!!

These are just a few fun pictures we took one night while we were at Nana's playing and goofing around. These kids are too sweet! Look how Blake just loves her brother. Ahhhh....melts a Mama's heart!

How darn cute is this?! Blake was being such a good helper.... We cleaned up some outdoor toys, watered the yard & plants and then washed Daddy's FAST CAR! I love this little girl SO much! She wanted to be "like Mommy" so she had a ponytail AND a headband too. Cute!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Doing something Special...?!

My mom and aunt had taken Jaxon out to lunch yesterday while Blake was playing with "the girls" at Randa's and they came home with a great story. While they were waiting and eating my aunt was holding Jax, playing with him, making him laugh and smile that big beautiful toothless grin and he kept peering over the booth towards a man at the next table. My aunt says he was a well dressed, sophisticated,preacher-type looking black man. He was watching Jaxon play and just enjoying the baby I suppose. When they got ready to leave he stopped them and asked how old the baby was and said how cute and sweet he was over there playing. And then he followed it up with, "I just have a feeling that he is going to do something special in his life. He will be something special." Hmmmm. A preacher? A doctor? A teacher? The sky is the limit but what a neat observation from a complete stranger. Here's his picture from lunch yesterday. I love this little man!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Fathers Day 2009

Eric got to start off his day by sleeping in and taking the Mustang on its debut drive to church with Blake in the passenger seat. That totally made his day! She loves "daddy's fast car" too! We spent the weekend in the pool and having fun in the sun! **Notice Eric's Father's Day gift in the last picture, it's Jaxon's actual feetprint from birth. He got to have Blake's feet tattooed on his chest (right below Jaxon's) on his FIRST Father's Day)

Mothers Day 2009

I had been putting off getting the seats done in my SUV for a little over 2 years bye now. Each time we talked about doing it, I couldn't make myself justify such a "selfish purchase" for me when I could think of tons of ways to spend that money on my family. Such is the logic of a Mommy I suppose. BUT, my husband finally did it and gave me this for Mother's Day.... no way for me to back out - he had already made the appointment and talked in over with the shop. He's so sweet! I am actualy very thankful that he made me do it and I LOVE the new seats! Blake and Eric let me and Jaxon sleep in on Mothers Day and woke me with sweet cards and breakfast in bed. It was a wonderful way to start the day! We headed to church and then to an early dinner at Pappadeaux with the family.


Random June Fun 2009

10 weeks old

8 weeks old

Jaxon's first boat ride....he did great!

Jax and Mav

Cutie pie in big girl panties!

Jaxon's first month at home

Jaxon's first days...

And baby makes FOUR!

Wow, where has the time gone?! It's been nearly 5 months since I last updated this page. I've really fallen down on the job! So, in the last several months I finished out my pregnancy and gave birth at 39 weeks on April 7, 2009. Jaxon McDaniel Staggs was born @ 8lbs 10oz! He was a BIG boy! We've gotten to enjoy seeing our family grow and watch Blake as a big sister which is just about the most adorable thing ever. She is definitely the "mother goose"! Jaxon is approaching the 4 month milestone, this Friday. Time has surely flown by! We've been blessed to have a healthy and happy baby boy to join the Staggs' household. We feel that our family is more complete now. It's been a challenge at times with a toddler and a newborn but we're figuring it out pretty well. Blake has reached a milestone as well this summer. She is now over the 2 1/2 year hump and she is potty trained! Yay for Blake! It's such a reward to us to watch her glow with excitement and to be so proud of herself when she finally mastered the potty. She's growing into her role as a big sister and becoming more and more animated and fun to watch. Jaxon is and has been sleeping thru the night since 7 weeks old and boy, has that been wonderful. He is truly a mama's boy and I'm soaking it up as much as possible! He's just as much of a snuggler and a lover as Blake was at this stage. These babies have my heart!!

So much more has happened that I want to share but I think it's best to break it down into individual posts and avoid the overload on one post. There's MUCH more to come. :)