Thursday, August 11, 2011

Where to begin??

I cannot believe the summer is already over! And I haven't even blogged :( Everytime I went to my computer would freeze up or blogger wasn't allowing me to upload pictures. And a blog update isn't the same without pics!

In mid-June we went to Florida for my cousin, Katy's wedding. We had a blast! This was the first trip to the beach for the boys. The first day Brody loved the beach and waves but after that it was real rough surf and he didn't care too much for it. Luckily we had an amazing condo with a balcany and big deck. We had bought a little blow up pool to take with us and he spent the majority of his time in that. He also went go-carting with all his cousins for the first time. I was actually pretty surprised he went on them. We only went for half the time and I drove really slow for him and allowed all the crazy drivers (my cousins) to go around us so that there wasn't any bumping going on to scare him.

We drove at night both coming and going. The drive there wasn't bad at all but O!M!G! the drive home about killed me! It was rough

The week we got back from Florida Jaxson got tubes in his ears. He did SO much better than his brother. When we were in pre-op I had told the antheselogist how awful it was with Brody and she explained to me that the nose spray they give before hand to relax kids can have that effect on them. They just wake up spitting mad. So we agreed we wouldn't give Jax that has he was younger than Brody and isn't going through the stranger danger stage as badly and would probably go with the nurse without to much of a fuss. Which he did, he was more interested in the pens in her pocket than what was happening. The dr. came out 5 minutes later and said there was a ton of fluid in both ears so he was glad we got the tubes when we did, if not it would have been terrible this fall with tons of ear infections.

Two weeks after Florida Brandon and I went to Vegas. We stayed at Caesar's and I wasn't too impressed. We loved the Venetian and the Mirage so we will probably stay at one of those next time we go. And there will definitely be a next time! It was just so nice to be us! This was the first trip since our honeymoon 5 years ago with just the 2 of us. It was a revamp/reenergize trip for sure. And a ton of fun!

We also painted the house this summer, well all except our bathrooms and the boys room and playroom. I'm still deciding what color to paint those, it will probably be a Thanksgiving break project.

Jaxson: started crawling, is eating finger foods and is so close to walking! He's around 18 pounds, size 3 almost 4 diapers and wears anything from 9 months to 18 month clothes. He's a joy and such a happy baby. We stopped breastfeeding in mid-June when we both got thrush for the 2nd time! I don't wish that stuff upon anyone! He's doing great with formula. Hard to believe in another 6 weeks he will be ONE :(

Brody: is 95% POTTY TRAINED! Oh yea! He only has problems with poo-poo'ing in the potty. He actually does better with underwear than pull-ups. We went straight to underwear in the beginning and he did really well. I was pretty surprised and I'm very proud of him.

We go back to work next week. I'm excited to start a new school year and I'm hoping and praying Brody is at the age where he will start really enjoying school and not scream/cry bloody murder every day when we drop him off.

Here's this summer's pictures(that I actually took) there's much more on my phone but don't want to download them at the moment :)

Hopefully it won't be 2 months until my next update but I'm not promising anything

~The Macs~