Sunday, June 27, 2010

His First Word

Dax said his first word on Thursday, and it was........MAMA!!!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

8 Months, Father's Day, and Cupcakes

Dax is officially 8 months old now - time has flown by. It is hard to believe that we are now closer to Dax's turning 1 than we are to when he was born!! He is ringing in at 20 pounds now, and not sure how long, but we'll measure him tomorrow :)

We celebrated our first father's day, and gave Derek a framed picture of him and Roo in their matching Michigan outfits, as well as a much needed pair of jeans. Sometimes you just have to give a practical gift instead of something fun. I don't think Derek minded too much. We met up with my parents and enjoyed a nice dinner to celebrate as well.

Father's Day 2010

Dax celebrated his 8 month mark by taking a ride in a swing for the first time. His Grammy R was blowing bubbles for him while swinging and he had a great time.


We also celebrated Derek's younger sister's high school graduation with her open house. It gave us a chance to see his older sister, her husband, and our nephew and 2 month old niece! We took advantage of the opportunity to get a photo of the 3 kids together.

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Lastly, as a part of the preparation for the open house, I made about 100 mini cupcakes into graduation hats. See below (the blue and white were her high school's colors):




Sunday, June 6, 2010


We took advantage of the nice weather and matching outfits to take some pictures of our boys together. Dax is so precious around his cousin, he wanted to hold his hand and was very intrigued at seeing another baby.





Saturday, June 5, 2010

My Anniversary Gift

Today, Derek and I are celebrating our 2nd wedding anniversary. It's hard to believe it's only been two years - a few weeks ago I was convinced that it was our 3rd anniversary! My sweetie gave me a huge surprise - he helped my sister Kelsey make a surprise visit to the U.S. She's been wishing and hoping that something would work out for her to meet both of her nephews, and with the help of Derek they were able to pull off the surprise trip.

She has loved every minute of her time spent with Deagan and Dax. She even woke up at 5:30am with Dax to come play :) Here are just a couple of pictures, there are definitely more that will be taken before she heads back to Romania.


Checking out cousin deagan


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Dax and His Grammy

Dax loves his Grammy R. (he loves his Grandma W too!), and he is lucky to be able to see her everyday right now. When he first sees her each day, his eyes light up and he gets this huge grin on his face, and sometimes he'll even giggle. His Grammy makes him giggle all the time. Their latest adventure is working on crawling. Grammy will take Dax, and put him on all fours, and then bounce him up and down the blanket telling him "Crawl baby crawl". This always results in peals of laughter from both Grammy and Dax.




It's 11:59pm and once again I am unable to sleep. Derek and Dax are peacefully sleeping in the room next to me, and I'm wired as if I had drank a 2 liter of mountain dew today. When I lay down and close my eyes, I have annoying songs that are on repeat that start running through my mind (why oh why does it have to be a britney song?!), and when I try to block those songs with peaceful images of the beach and France, my mind starts to wander. I start thinking about my day, things I would have changed, things that I want to forget, and moments that I want to hang on to. When that is over, I start to write my life story. I've probably written a hundred chapters in my mind. I always thought it would make a nice 7 or 8 book series one day - the only problem is that I can't come up with a title or an appropriate pen name. See, I wouldn't bare my soul for all the world to hear and actually use my real name, that would be far too embarrassing. Other times, instead of writing out my life story, I start to write letters to Dax. I've been working on his 7 month old letter in my head for some time now, and if I discipline myself tomorrow, I'll finally write it out on paper. I find that my best inspirations come to me when I'm trying so hard to fall asleep and yet can't manage to drift off. I should probably keep a notebook by my bed and write down what comes to my head, but that would really put a damper on my attempts at sleeping! My body has programmed itself to stay awake until Dax has woken up. see, he's been waking up somewhere between 10:30-11:30 pm lately, and until he's woken up and then rocked back to sleep I cannot shut down. Funny thing is, tonight he hasn't woken up yet and tonight will be the night that he will give me a belated mother's day gift and sleep 9 hours for me. Off to try and enter the dreaming world once more....