Friday, June 24, 2011

On the go!

Getting just too big!

In the past 2 months Dax had changed so much! Actually in the past 2 weeks he has become a totally different baby. He went from sitting in the middle of the floor playing with a toy, to crawling, cruising along furniture, pulling himself up and being able to push himself to a sitting position all in about 2 days. I always heard people say “One day he’ll just start moving and getting into everything!” Yeah, you’re all correct. It seemed like it took little practice and now he acts as though he has been doing it perfect all along. It surprised both us how fast he grew up.

He is back to sleeping the entire night in his room again and he averages about 11 hrs every night. Getting there again was not so easy this time. We did the “Cry it out method” which for some (me), means the mom cries too. It was tough but I stayed strong and he is a great sleeper now.

His personality is still as goofy and fun as ever. He loves to growl and howl at you while crawling around. He will carry on a conversation with anyone by saying  “Oh” in different tones, especially with girls at the grocery and convenience stores.  When he’s really passionate about what he is trying to say he gets loud and yells every word he knows ranging from Ah!, Da Da! Gog! Ba Ba! Ma! and Oh!

Dax loves being chased when crawling or chasing us while crawling.  While being chased he gets so excited that his arms and legs get moving so fast that he falls on his stomach and waves his arms back an forth like a maniac, laughing as hard as he can.  When he crawls on anything besides carpet like tile, wood floor, cement, grass etc…. he goes on his hands and feet with his bum in the air like a bear crawl, we call him our little stink bug.  He is such a goof.

He loves to drink water and lemonade, but doesn’t like juice of any kind.

He loves to eat a lot of different kinds of food but mostly pears, all meats, cheeses, Greek yogurt, and diced steamed carrots. In a nutshell he won’t eat baby food or really anything pureed on a spoon, he likes what we eat just chopped up in bite size pieces.

My favorite sweet moments now are:
·      Kisses, you know the bog slobbery mouth wide-open kind.
·      He brings us books and crawls up in our lap so we will read them to him.
·      When he gets sleepy he will sometimes crawl up in my lap, snuggle his face into my neck and fall asleep while I tickle his back.
·      Watching him crawl away from me and turn around with a BIG smile waving bye-bye as hard as he can.
·      Seeing him play with Sammy. He and Sammy will run (crawl) around the room with a ball or toy and when Dax finally gets it he throws his the ball in hand in the air the waving it around looking for us to get our approval (we say in a high pitched voice “Good Joooooob!”) with a big smile.

Walking like a stink bug. He does this on the grass, cement, wood and tile.

"Just helping ya out mom!"
He sees the gate open and jets up the stairs
"Did I just climb all those?"

Moving as fast as he can to help Sammy eat his food.
Really Dax?

He loves his "walker" ....well, that's what we call it because his Great Grammy has to use one too and we are going to take Dax down to her home so they can walk the halls together with their "walkers"
Pulls himself back up when he falls and off he goes again!
Dax got his first bad fever last month. It only last 24 hrs and for that day I hate to say it but....I kinda liked it, he was so sweet, somber and snugly with his cute rosy cheeks and nose.
Dad was pretty sad too :(
Looking out at the rain
This flower is pretty cool but would be much cooler if I could rip it off, tear it apart and eat it which is pretty typical for my flowers at home.

Daxton is such a sweet boy and we love watching him learn and grow EVERYDAY! He is changing so much. I wish I could freeze time and sometimes you might catch me pleading with him to stop growing but he then quickly does something new and hilarious that makes it worth it.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Fatherhood looks good on him

McKay's first fathers day was so great. He basically did what he does best by taking care of and playing with his son most of the morning. Meanwhile, I baked and got ready for a Fathers Day dinner at my mom and dads.  We were able to see McKay's dad for awhile and then we went to a BBQ dinner at my parents for the celebration. We are so grateful for both our fathers and how much they do for us.
I had the idea of finding a ONE great pic to post of McKay and Dax and obviously could not decide.

 I made delish cupcakes for all the wonderful dads in my life.  The night that McKay was away to take his MPJE test I put Dax down for the night and had a couple of hours to watch Life as we know it (a favorite) and my craftiness came out by making the cake toppers. It was actually pretty fun. Lame right?

Dax cant take his eyes off the treat

This was the first card I looked at. The only one :0
McKay you truly are the best. We love you and appreciate everything you do for us.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Memorial Weekend

Memorial weekend was filled with lots of stuff! We again spent the weekend up in Midway at Zermatt with McKay's family. We enjoyed the perfect weather along with eating good food, swimming in the pool, shopping at the favorite Everything in the Barn boutique and riding in Thomas he Train.

Enjoying the sun and crawling around in the grass at Zermatt

He loved putting his feet in the water.
He liked finding rocks in the creek. This seems a bit to familiar. Sammy?
Touching the animals

It was a little cold for Dax so we hung out on the side some of the time.

Sage was a little fishy dunking her head and everything. This girl is going to be a great swimmer

Smiling through the shivering

Being thrown back and forth would take his breath away but when we would stop he wanted more

Fisher was practicing his swimming techniques the whole time. 

Thomas the Train

Looking out the window before we started looking at all the people. (there were sooo many people there)

Grand kids sitting on Go Go and Grandpa's lap

Dax was excited like this basically the whole time. It was so cute watching him squeal and flap his arms around.

I love this picture! He loves his aunt Maren.

Brandon and Maren enjoying the ride.

So sweet.

On Memorial Day we got together with the whole Robinson family at Magleby's for breakfast, then went to the cemetery to visit his grave. After we went to Max's house and picked out some remembrance items to always remind us of him. Later that afternoon the guys had a Max Memorial golf tournament in his honor and had the privilege to wear one of his old hats. There were lot and lots of hats to choose from. Some of them were very.......unique :)

Here we have most of the grand kids and great grand kids    

Hunter and Daxton

We also had the opportunity for Daxton and Hunter to finally meet. Hunter is McKay's cousins son. They were born about a week apart and live in Reno, NV. They were here for the weekend so we had them over for breakfast and let the kiddos play. Thanks to Nick and Serina for stopping by and a big thanks to Hunter for being such a cutie and showing us all the baby proofing we had to look forward to. (which we have now had to do)
Although they are so close in age they were pretty different. Hunter is a busy busy boy! Crawling climbing and pulling himself up.......and Dax watched him :)
Here we have Dax being very vocal as always.

I wish we lived closer to them because it was so fun having another play buddy so close in age.
Memorial weekend was so much fun and kept us very busy.  In addition to the above mentioned activities, we were able to visit grandma Munson in Summerfield and visit the Stika family grave sites.  It was so fun to hear Nana and Papa Stika tell us about their ancestors and share with us fun facts and stories about each one.  We are truly grateful for the sacrifices our ancestors made to pave the way to our current happiness.  We enjoy spending time with our families, and we love them so much.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Zermatt. The 1st weekend

We had the opportunity to enjoy Mark and Mary's Zermatt condo in Midway for almost 2 weeks. The first weekend my parents came up and the second for Memorial weekend we were with McKay's parents and his sister's family from Vegas.  The weather was great most of the time and there is so much to do. You can see how beautiful it is and ohhh... how relaxing.
Things we got to do:
Eat lots of good food
Ride on the carousal 
Feed the baby goats
Swim in the pool
Enjoy the spa and gym
Shopped at Everything in the Barn
Go on gorgeous walks
Ride Thomas the Train! For real guys! The one and only! Dax loved it along with cousins Fisher and Sage.
Here are some pics that I took just having fun with my camera and new flash the first weekend up there. Lots more pics to come on top of all these As you can see I had some pretty cute people to work with :)
I just love these two guys! 
The whole time Dax was completely happy and enthusiastic about everything to touch and see. 

I didn't give Dax food for the goats because they were kinda snippy to get the goodies so he just held on to the fence and let them sniff him while he would yell with excitement.

He is so excited he just cant contain it!

Well hello there
I think this gravel would have kept him entertained all day

Every time I look at this pic I cant help but laugh out loud. This is the sun is in my eyes face. He makes it pretty much anytime its too bright. LOL!
Melts mommy's heart sweet sweet boy

He caught me! I was sneaking up on my mom and Dax playing
Of course he is intrigued by the remote like most babies

Lots more pics to come of Thomas the Train and Memorial weekend.....