Monday, December 31, 2012

A Pleasant Surprise

It was a very very cold Friday, and so I suggested we have lunch at George's, so that I could have some hot soupiness ( Duck Noodle Soupiness, to be exact ).  Cindy was glad to have her #6 Beef Stew Soupiness as well :)

We hadn't been there in a while, but the food was as good as we remembered, but the best surprise of all was when Kareena walked in the door!


We were sure that she was at the Donut shop and wouldn't be there till evening, so it was great that you got to hang out with her a little ( and her cousin Ya-Ya ) before we had to leave.



Sunday, December 30, 2012

The Day AFTER Christmas is STILL part of Christmas :)

We had one more present for you, which wasn't exactly fully charged... so we said that if you were really good, and put your stocking up on Christmas night, maybe Santa might have yet another surprise for you.

So first thing the next morning you begged us to go over to the RV where the stocking was hanging. 



When you saw that there WAS a surprise, and that it was a NABI 2 that you had been eyeing, you shouted...




Oh, and yes, those are playdoh angry birds figurines that momma made you.. :)


Thursday, December 27, 2012

Holiday Activities

We are taking it a little slower over the holidays as far as "work" goes, but we still had time to do some activities - Christmas-related or otherwise.

A perpetual favorite, Angry Birds


Learning about money


"Fuel Tide Greetings!"


Holiday Sun Catchers that eventually ended up as ornaments on the Christmas Tree


You had a lot of fun with this one..
"Stick the nose on the reindeer"


Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Photo Journalism

Last week, we ( read : Cindy ) managed to snag us the very coveted couch area at Starbucks :)

I was trying to take some photos of US, since I'm almost always the one taking photos and never having many photographic memories of the two of US.


You decided to read for us,


and then, of course, the ham in you started to take over.


Until of course, you decided that you wanted a shot at taking pictures, and hey, we had Cindy and Daddy as willing models  :)


Wednesday, December 19, 2012

A Current Favorite Pastime

Even though we haven't gotten the different "parts" quite together to depart for anywhere just as yet, you have been quite besotted with the RV* and have insisted on spending time in there every day, especially to watch the videos that we borrow from the library....


and to play a little bit of "Angry Birds" while we are there. :)


*Nov 29

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Sleepy Head

Whenever you yawn in the daytime, you always declare..

"Yes, I yawned, but it is not night time, and so I can't go to bed yet." or something to that extent.

Today, however, as we were coming home from Taco Tuesday ( and then Walmart ), you quietly fell asleep... and with a tortilla in your mouth too!

By the time I got my camera out, your hand had fallen to your lap, along with your partially eaten tortilla, but you were still every bit as adorable.


Oh, and by the way, according to Cindy and daddy, your great grandfather Smith was quite the over-the-arm-of-the-chair leg swinger-over as well ! :)

Saturday, December 15, 2012

We'll have to introduce you to the movie version at some point

But for now, you think that Star Wars Angry Birds is just fantabulous :)



Thursday, December 6, 2012

The Lounger

It's wonderful to see you when your imagination takes you to all these far away lands and the stories you can come up with when you are there :)


See that little face staring at the "square" orange block in the collage above?  That's the disappointment of a little 3 year old that there are not enough "round" orange blocks to complete your masterpiece with. :)

Also, it had been a while since we played with them, so we got out some of the puzzles that Mamo got you last Christmas. ( I think... )


Why the picture of "When Vera was Sick"? Well, we have this story book, and when anyone in Vera's house gets sick, they get to have the "Kitty", the special soft pillow with arms.


Well, in OUR house, we don't have to be sick to get the special "armed" pillow. We just need to be a little boy who has played hard and wants to lounge around watching his shows :) And you love your little red armed pillow.


Yes, it is also a place for extreme silliness.


But you know what I like best? When you love your Mama so much that you leave the comfy armed pillow and come squeeze in with her on her chair :)


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Mash Up

Bad Mummy...

I had some of these photos in the "Jaxon's Blog" folder waiting to be posted, but it took only like A MONTH later to do so. Bleh :)


Here's you rediscovering your old toys that were put away for a bit - the Ball Popper, The Block Puzzles and oh yeah, the Playskool walk and ride thingy!


Then here's you in your Pilgrim hat when we were learning all about Thanksgiving and doing our worksheets. I asked you a couple of days ago "What ship did the pilgrims come to America on", and you remember, "MAYFLOWER!!" :)


Here's one that you drew the other day. Usually, I leave that part of the worksheet blank or I draw something in for you, but this time I thought I'd let you do the drawing yourself, and you were more than happy to oblige! :)


 Bao Bao Kiss Bye Goodnight Sweet Dreams, Little Boy :)


Friday, November 23, 2012

We love Parks and Playgrounds

I keep starting my blog posts with "A few weeks ago", and this time it's no different :)

A few weeks ago, we took advantage of the nicer weather to get outside, after all the blistering heat of the summer - which around these here parts, extends way into the fall.

We stopped by one of the Parks with our subs, looking for a place to have brunch.  It was windy that day, so we needed some kind of wind break.  Daddy came up with this brilliant idea of eating at the little league dugout/press box thingy which was a little more shielded.

What freaked the you out a little was being able to see through the "floor" grating, onto the ground below!



Of course, when you are at a PARK that has a PLAYGROUND, there can be no getting around stopping by for "just a few minutes, pleeeeeeeease!"





We managed to fit in a few other playground times as well...


This has to be the most hilarious photo in the playground set :)


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Prairie Dog Town

We traveled to Lubbock the other day, and passed by cotton and windmill country


Hey, we even got to use your foldable travel table! :) We had some stickers for you to do in your sticker book, and some books and coloring books etc, and you were very cooperative during the long ride. PLUS it really helps that you are potty trained. Phew.


Before we set off for home, we stopped by MacKenzie Park and went to check out Prairie Dog Town.


At first, we had a "unclear of the concept" moment where you kept trying to get over the wall to join the prairie dogs or something :P


After a while, you joined daddy in trying to feed some crackers we had, to the prairie dogs.


It was a little frustrating because the crackers looked so much like the rocks that were all around them, but after a while, they started finding them :)


You were a real trooper all the way there and back, and I believe you even had fun! :) We love you, little boy :)