Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sucessful Shopping Trip

This weekend was my semi-annual shopping trip to the states. We plan 2 girls weekends a year, one in November and one in April. These times of the year work out great because in the spring we get our new summer cloths, and in November we get some winter cloths, and Christmas gifts. This trip we all needed to refresh a few things in our closet. Curt come away with a few new outfits, a few new golf shirts, and a pair of sandals. I got myself quite a few new pieces of clothing, and a few pairs of shoes, but Jaxon was the true winner with this trip coming away with his summer wardrobe and lot a shoes!!!
Jaxon LOVES shoes and hats. He truly is our child....no double about it. His father has an obsession with hats, and mine is shoes. He could have cared less about the cloths when I was pulling them out the bags, but with every pair of shoes that come out, and every hat, he had to put them on. It was quit the little fashion show that he gave us with is new duds!!!
Well the closets are full, and our bank account is empty. 7 more months to save for the next trip!!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

New Ride

Last year for Father's Day Jaxon got his dad a bike seat for his bike, so that he could join him for a ride. Well needless to say, Jaxon never did follow through with actually getting his dad that gift. We had kind of decided that it would be nicer to spend the extra money and get a bike trailer instead. We had been looking for a used one but had not been able to find one. It is amazing what a demand for these things there is, expecially used ones.
Curt's parents got one at a liquidation place near our home town. Their neighbors go over to it on a weekly basis, and they just told them to keep their eyes open for one and when they see it, to get it. We asked them to do the same for us and they finally were able to get us one on the Easter weekend. It needed to have some repairs done to the wheel, but we are in business and have been able to get out a couple of times on it already.
I have not had a bike in a couple of years, as I really do not enjoy bike riding, but I decided that it would probably be something that we could all do as a family and bit the bullet and bought a new one a couple of weeks ago. It is a cruiser...a 2 speed...stop and go.
We are all good to go now with our bike riding family fun and I think we will get a lot of use out fo the bike trailer for sure. I am glad Jaxon decided to hold off on buying that bike seat for his dad last year!!!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Picture Taking

Jaxon loves my camera. He loves to get a hold of it and turn it on to look at the pictures on it. It is amazing that at 20 months he knows how to operate what he does.
Not only does he love to look at the pictures on my camera, but he love to sit in front of the computer and loot at the slide show that is our screen saver as well.
Jaxon now has figured out not only how to look at the pictures on my camera, but how to take them as well. Last night when I was downloading some pictures onto the computer...these are what I come across.
We might have a little photographer on our hands...but we might have to enroll him in some lessons first!!!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Dinner & a Movie

Last week was our girls night out for my birthday and I got to stroke a movie off they list of 'to see's'.
We went to see the latest Nicholas Sparks movie that has hit theaters. 4 out of 6 of us girls had made sure that we had the book read before we went to see the movie.
Well...it was a disappointment. Although, oh so often when you read a book before you go to watch the movie you are disappointment because through the whole movie you are thinking about the book, and what is suppose to happen next.
Anyways, I think that when I watch the movie the second time, I will enjoy it more. The book will not be so fresh in my mind and I will sit back, shut my brain off, and enjoy it!!!
For the last movie, Dear John, I read the book after I had watched the movie. That was much better. I think that I will try to stick to the reverse order, and then I can compare the book to the movie....way better!!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The End is Near

Well! My little man and I have been pretty much by ourselves over the last couple of weeks. With it being tax season (and the last month of it to boot) I am fitting the 'tax season widow' roll quite well.
You know, in years past this did not bother as much (don't get me wrong, there was plenty of discussions over the lack of hours spent doing things around the house) but this year seems to be the hardest yet. Last year was ok because I was home full time and I had the time to keep on top of things around the house and did not need Curt's help to do so, but this year with me working full time, as well as trying to spend all my free time with Jaxon my house work seems to be getting put on the back burner. On days like today when I get up in the morning and the sun is shinning in and showing every little dust bunny it makes me want to hire a cleaning lady!!!
Anyways, we are on the count down, and there is only 16 days left of this mayham and I will have my husband back, Jaxon will have his dad back, and I will have the free time to get my list, as well as Curt will have the time to get his honey do list worked on!!!

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Easter 2010

Saturday was spent with the Strachan's(Jaxon got a new rain hat from his Gammie...it matches his rain coat)
Sunday morning was spent at home after the Easter Bunny came to visit through the night.(Jaxon got a haul. A new trike and helmet, a new basket ball net, a new 'Car's' movie, and a big chocolate Easter egg with a Montreal Canadien's zamboni in it)

Sunday afternoon was spent with the Robinson's

(Jaxon outside playing the chalk with all his cousin's and aunt Sue)

(the always fun Easter Egg hunt. Jaxon and Auntie Cara ran around the back yard trying to find as many eggs as they could)

We were so blessed to have such an amazing weekend weather wise. All of our gathers we were able to be outside in our short sleeves. It was a great weekend full of great food, great family, and great weather!!!

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Hippity Hoppity

Easter is on it's way.
Sunday we spend some time after Jaxon woke up from his nap decorating Easter Eggs. I had got a kit a couple of weeks ago, and Sunday was probably the only day that we would have a chance to do it before the Easter bunny makes at stop at our house on Saturday night.
We did not do the traditional dipping in food coloring, we did the sponge painting set this year. They turned out really nice, and Jaxon even got into the action. Unfortunatly the one that Jaxon worked on got chucked on the floor, so it did not make it to our display, but the ones that I was left to do did!!!