I know it is the new year, but here is my Christmas post. The New Year will post will come soon.
December was a fun month, too bad I didn't take more pictures. We won't dwell on that.
I took pictures of Naomi and Jaxon.
Here is our Christmas card.
I also made Jaxon's birth announcement, it only took me 5 months but I got it done.
These pajamas that Jaxon is wearing are the same ones Naomi wore for her first Christmas. The difference is Naomi was 9 months old and Jaxon is 5 months old (as soon as I find the picture of Naomi I'll show you a comparison).
We had our ward Christmas party. The primary helped put on the Nativity story. Naomi was the cutest little angel.
This year we had my older sister's family for our family gift exchange. I didn't just want to give them a gift card. So I got busy with a couple projects. I made my nieces a fort kit, an idea from pinterest. And I made my newest nephew a monster doll, I got the idea from a friend that gave one to Jaxon for a baby gift.
I also worked on presents for the grandparents. Pictures will come soon.
We finally decorated our Christmas tree 4 days before Christmas.
We made a gingerbread house. And as soon as we finished Naomi ate the gingerbread man, guess he wasn't that fast.
This is a side story, but Naomi and I were playing where she was the mom and I was the daughter. She told me we were moving and I started acting sad and said, "But mom my friends are going to miss me." Then Naomi/Mom said, "But honey you don't have any friends." I didn't know what to say, so I just laughed. Definitely not what I expected her to say, but everything she says is usually unexpected. Side story over.
Christmas eve. We watched the Luke 2 video. And then opened up our pajama present. Jaxon was so tired he fell asleep before he could open his present. Naomi didn't mind helping him out.
This year was our very first in our whole marriage where we were at our home on Christmas morning. We woke up around 7:30ish and went down. Naomi was so excited and Jaxon kind of enjoyed it to. Naomi was spoiled, Jaxon was too. I didn't get much for Cory because I was planning on us going shopping for clothes and shoes for him. I told Cory I wanted an apron and an apple slicer. Well he did even better, he got me a Kindle. Love it!
For lunch we went to my sister-in-laws house to eat and open some presents from Cory's family. Then we came home to feed the missionaries and let them skype their families. We spent the day after shopping for Cory's present-new clothes.
Jaxon turned 5 months on Christmas day. He is getting so big.
This is what Jaxon is doing and loving at 5 months.
Talks and coos a ton, he says mama and dada
He rolls around, have to keep a real close eye on him
Loves drinking water out of my cup
Laughs a ton, especially at Naomi
Smiles all the time
Teething :( he has his 2 bottom teeth, the first on 12/18/11 and the second on 12/30/11
He loves to chew.on anything. especially his toes
Loves baby cereal and sweet potatoes
He wears 9-12 month clothes, my chunky monkey
He's growing so fast, it's so fun to see how curious he is getting. I can definitely tell he's a little boy because he bangs on everything, he'll bang so hard that it makes him jump but he keeps doing it.
It all started over a game of "Animal" in May of 2005. After a summer of friendship, we fell in love and got married in March 2006 in the Timpanogos Temple. Naomi blessed our lives a year and a month later. In December 2008, we graduated from BYU and shortly thereafter moved down to sunny Arizona. Our family grew in 2011 with the addition of Jaxon. And we grew by one more with the addition of Marley Jo in 2013. We're loving life and enjoying our poolside view here in AZ.