I have never really had the desire to go see the number one sport in america in person, yes if you can believe it Nascar is America's # 1 sport.... We were hanging out down by the river a few months back which is by Phoenix International Raceway, it was a Saturday, no races were scheduled but we heard the racecars going and thought it would be cool to see if we could get in to check them out, we thought Jonah would like them. It turns out that some weekends they let people pay to drive them. For a bargin price of $109 dollars you can sit in the passenger seat of one of these beauties for 3 whole laps, yes you read that right 3 laps that probably go by in 2 minutes or less. They have packages that go all the way up to 3,999 for 70 laps over 2 saturdays of driving and of course you are the driver! If you could afford that I would say you had a lot of money to burn!! It was kind of cool to see, we were right on the race track. I can not believe how loud these things were and now I never have to spend my money to go see one of these races because I truly have no desire... but Jonah thought it was pretty cool!! Jaxton not so much, the lound noise scared him:(!
We had a little scare on Friday with Jonah.... We were at a friends pool and were getting ready to go so the life jacket came off, I can't remember how it happened because it happened so fast but Jonah jumped in the pool at the other end of the swimming pool from where I was. I just remember being so scared and panicked, I jumped in to grab him, everything seemed like it was in slow motion and I could not get to him fast enough. He was kicking so hard and I kept seeing his little head bob up a few times but he kept gulping in water. Someone got to him like a second before I did and when we got him out of the pool he was breathing thank goodness... crying because he was so scared. He just kept coughing up water, and then he threw up water a couple times. To add insult to injury when he was wrapped up in his towel he fell over and bumped his head, he got a nasty bruise and scrap on his forehead. I felt horrible all day, replaying it in my head thinking about what I could have or should have done differently. I am just so thankful to my father in heaven for protecting Jonah that day because I know it could have been much, much worse. I have been contemplating over the last few days about what a miracle life really is. Driving home from the pool I just listened to Jonah breathing in and out; so grateful that he was. I watched him all day to make sure he was okay, everything he did just seemed very miraculous. They say how easy it is for kids to bounce back and it has been that way for Jonah. We got home and he was running, jumping, rolling, doing handstands, headstands everywhere. Like nothing had happened at all 20 minutes earlier. We are very grateful that Jonah Is okay, we love him very much. He adds so much happiness and laughter into our lives!!
We had Jaxtons four month check up on Monday. He has Grown so much, he is 16 lbs 9 oz and 27 inches long. He is doing so many fun things, he smiling and giggling. sometimes I will be doing something in the kitchen and he will start laughing just to get my attention. He is rolling all over the place. He loves his brother and watches everything that he does and just loves being in his presence. Jonah has been such a good big brother, he always tries to make him smile and loves to give him hugs and kisses. He worries when he cries and whispers it's okay I'm right here. He is really very sweet.
I heard about this really cool pottery place called As You Wish Pottery, you can paint whatever you want on the pottery and then they fire it for you! I wanted to get Jaxton's and Jonah's hand/foot prints on a plate, but as you know I am not the best artist so when My sister Heather came into town a few weeks ago she did these plates for me, they turned out so cute!! Thanks Heather!!
In the Lady Bugs wings are Jaxton's foot prints The Rocket ship has Jonah's hand print in it!
We went to the zoo, Jonah's favorite animal is the Komodo Dragon, he talks about him all the time!! Jonah made a new friend at the zoo... the Baboon! The poor thing looked so lonely! Jonah's First time doing dishes!! He had a blast and didn't want to stop... If only doing dishes was still so exciting!
We have had a lot of ran fall this winter, Jonah is standing in a washed out road by the Gila river, he had fun throwing rocks in! Jaxton is so good at holding up his head, he is very proud of himself and so are we!! We went to the Desert Botanical Gardens which kind of sounds boring...I had to twist chads arm to go but it was awesome, the cactus were blooming and there were lots of cool plants and flowers. At the Botanical Gardens they had a Butterfly exhibit that was incredible. The Butterflies landed on us several times, Jonah thought it was pretty neat!
Jonah got up early one morning and decided to get himself breakfast...Cupcakes, I walked down the stairs and his whole face was in this cupcake, he said he didn't want to get his hands dirty.
We were so excited to have the oppurtunity to bless Jaxton Last sunday! It's at times like these we especially miss our family and friends. We were fortunate enough to have Chad's parents come out with his sister and brother-in-law!! Annie and Mike with Jaxton Jonah does not sit still for photos anymore, but luckily we had some reeses peanut butter cups to bribe him with!! Jaxton and the Grandparents We have been fortunate enough to get into a House!! here are a few pics. Thats part of the reason Chads parents came down, they were nice enough to bring down all of our stuff from a storage unit we had in delta!! Have I mentioned how much I HATE to move!! It is so hard to move with Kids. My friend was so nice to take the kids for half the day, everything just seems to take longer than you think. I was at our apartment until 3:30 in the morning finishing up and cleaning, even at that I didnt get done but chad called when Jaxton was ready to eat. I had to get up at 7:00 a.ml to finish cleaning so I could have the keys in to management by 10:00...I got out of there with time to spare...9:53 A.M.It really sucks but I am glad we are done!! One other funny thing. when we moved into our apartment we didnt have to put a deposit down because of good credit, I wasnt expecting to get anything back especially because our nice white carpet was TRASHED but we ended up getting 91.25 back, I checked and they said it wasnt a mistake... I guess all of my hard work payed off!!