Jarom hates me. And loves me..... for being completley excited about each and every opportunity I have to force him to do things like this. We had a wonderful time taking our baby (toddler) to the pumkin patch and corn maze this weekend. We couldn't help but talk about how much difference one little year makes! Last year we were in good ole' Omaha taking Jaxson to Vala's pumkin patch (that place rocked by the way)....and he was sooo tiny. We had him bundled in a thousand layers and a huge puff suit like a little marshmellow.
This year the kid ran wild! He walked (ran) the entire corn maze with the hugest grin on earth. He climbed through tunnels, picked his own pumpkin, went for a wagon ride...did it all. It is the best feeling in the world as a mother: To watch him LOVE something...be totally excited about it...Learn...Explore...and Laugh.
Next I want to introduce:
My little Ferocious Dragon
Halloween Costume 2008
I am totally in love with this picture.
The little boy...the costume...the cheesy grin...the works!
I can't help but think countless times a day: This is the Best Time of my Life:) I am scared with each day that passes that it's going to fast...or that before I know it Jaxson will be grown and I'll have 4 others running around. YIKES. Until then...I am going to TRY and have many more weekends like this one. Me... Jarom...Jaxson.
We stayed the weekend at my sister Kayla's house..and they joined along for the fun. We love living close enough to go visit...and in the months we've been in Utah....we have several times:) Jaxson adores her...and so do I. Although we've always been best friends....we are getting a lot more time together now-a-days and becoming even closer! What do people do without sisters? Makes me start thinking that Jaxson may need a little brother ASAP.!
(jarom...don't have a heart attack)
Jarom is a lot better at using the camera than I am. As you can see by the amount of pictures I am in...and the lack of pictures he is in. I think it's his wonderful quality of patience. I have none...he has enough for a crowd! I often watch him with Jaxson...and am amazed at how loving, kind and PATIENT he is.... AND I truly mean AMAZED...because it's usually long after I want to beat him:)
and ran and ran and ran....
and almost knew that being generous with his loves and kisses would mean we would get to stay longer! Kids are so much smarter than we think...even at 19 months.
This is random.... but to prove my point: Three baseballs were somehow trapped underneath the treadmill at my parents. Jaxson would lay by the treadmill and cry out "ball...ball..ball". Jarom decided to rescue his ball the other night. He reached under and retrieved it. Jaxson kept laying on the ground saying "ball daddy ball". Jarom reached under there and sure enough...another baseball! This continued again...and sure enough ANOTHER ONE. He totally knew there were three...and waswaiting for his favorite. They all look the same of course...but are different sizes. One happened to be a "real" baseball. He preferred that one. Of course.
SEE..... S.M.A.R.T I tell ya.
The mums and flowers were beautiful!
I also took some pictures of Jax in his Halloween Costume that I had to share. I forgot my lens...it was freezing...and there was snow on the ground....but I think we got some darling ones!
Crowds of people kept stopping on the street and just laughing. He can be such a show off. People would stop and tell whoever they were talking too on their cell phones ALL about this littly boy dressed as a Dragon who was smiling and saying "HI...HELLO...HI" to EVERYBODY who passed by. That explains why there are few of his face. He wasn't interested in me.
He was performing for his audience.
He even learned the word "Boo" the last few weeks...and says it repeatedly.
He is at such a fun age.
Another one I just love love love.
I think mother's instinctively LOVE pictures of their own (well I know it)...but this was him begging me to pick him up and my heart melts when I see it. You can see his huge molars...which is so cute to me. He is getting so big.