Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Our TX Christmas

Pax and I made a quick trip to Texas to celebrate Christmas but more importantly to let Pax meet the rest of his family for the first time. We had a great time and it was definitely worth all of the travel to start these awesome relationships. Here's Pax with my dad, Grump:
Pax and I with my grandparents -
Pax and I with Ani and Sissy!
Caeli and Mr. Pax
Mom and Dad
Caeli, Pax, and Anica. Pax liked the rocking recliner so much I've considered getting one! If only I had somewhere to put it, ha!
Paxton and his cousin Lincoln. They were born 19 days apart. We were so excited to get to meet him for the first time.
Alyssa and Pax.
(Hi Ms. Alyssa! Thanks for reading my blog and posting such sweet comments. I loved seeing you. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are enjoying your break from school.)
My sisters and I!
We really had a great trip and Pax was a complete angel! I can't wait to go back again soon.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Day

What a wonderful Christmas we had! Here's a recap for you:
Our 3 boys! Yep, they look a little tired! Tristan and Aidan were sleeping beauties, we woke them up at 8:30.
Stocking time - this was probably the funniest thing of the day. Pax was extremely dramatic with his stocking.

What in the world could be in here?

What are these? Lollipops?? Are they real???

Yes they are! My favorite thing ever! WooHoo!!!

Throughout all of our Christmas activities - nothing was more fun for Pax than climbing the stairs!
Even Opal got a few gifts! So far so good too. We're almost at the end of the day and she hasn't torn it apart yet!
Pax's toys were a hit with the big boys too!
Aidan's such a great big brother! He put together all of Pax's toys for him.
Aidan and I had a deal that if he got all A's and B's for the first half of his 6th grade year he would get a new phone. I'm so happy to say that he did it!!! Way to go Aidan!
Here's the boys opening their last present. They both got an I-Pod Touch!

AhhAlign Centerhhh Dad! You are the best!!!
Hugs from everyone!

And here's the aftermath! The boys had a fantastic Christmas which made my Christmas fantastic too. Hope that you all had a wonderful day filled with love and laughter just like ours.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

PE is just like a playoff game - didn't you know?

As is Tristan's character - he goes all out in PE at school. The boy can not just play for fun. So, Wednesday afternoon I get a call from the school that he needs to be picked up and will probably need stitches. (Nevermind that I'm at work in the middle of pumping!!!) I get there and see him calmly laying in the nurse's office. He tells me that they were running sprints in the gym and he slipped and hit his chin on the floor. The nurse is pretty sure that he needs stitches and with one glance I am too. Off to the ER we go.

If you don't like blood please skip the next picture!!!!!





I can't tell you how many times we heard, "that's a good one."

Two hours later he's all stitched up! 6 stitches and a pretty bruise. He was such a trooper, didn't shed a tear! Had lots of questions but the medical staff was awesome. He'll get them out in a week.

Saturday, December 3, 2011


It's funny in a way that I've had to make the rule that the boys can't wear shorts unless the temperature for that day is expected to be above 57. Yep, that's right all of you Texas people - 57 degrees.

Guess that's Colorado for you.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Halloween Recap

How does a month go by so quickly? Here's a very late recap of our Halloween:
Pax and I in our matching outfits!
Us by the pumpkin that Aidan carved.
Pax's first lollipop! They are a favorite now.
The crew! Bet you can't guess who they all are! Left to right: Josh as a flag football player, Jake as a mummy?, Tristan with the gold skeleton mask, Jack as a nerd, Aidan as pumpkin face, and Brendan as a morph - whatever that is. Everyone ended up at our house again for trick or treating but that's just the way we like it!