Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Our Big News

This March we found out that we are having a BABY! July 5 we were able to find out it's a GIRL!  We told big brother Jaxosn by giving him a bag to open it had P INK things inside: :pink baseball, pink sprinkles and pink balloons. Some of our family was able to come over when we told Jaxson so it was extra special to share that moment with family.  We were all so tickled pink for our Reagan to be coming to our home.  Jaxson the whole time has just been over the top happy to be a big brother and had an open mind and heart to getting a baby sister or brother.  I think it will be so adorable to watch him be a big brother to Reagan.  It's been a ruff pregnancy with morning sickness but I know she's worth it and then some.  We can't wait for Reagan to come!

 We had ice cream and big brother Jaxson made sure to give everyone PINK sprinkles in celebration of Reagan!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

One night Brett had this work truck at our home and had to fix the tire and Jaxson just had to be doing what his daddy was doing. It's so fun to watch Jaxson mimic and adore his daddy.I didn't come up with the this idea but saw it on a blog and just had to make some too. I thought they were too cute. I put them together for my March Card Group.

Brett's Birthday

My man had a birthday in March. We enjoyed celebrating the birth of the man we love in our home!

Brett with his favorite gift: a new white itouch!

Love these guys!!!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Happy Birthday Jaxson

Our Jaxson turned 4 on February 27! He has been looking so forward to his birthday. I can't believe my baby is 4 but I love watching him grow and come into his own and look forward to watching him grow some more this year. I love him more then I could ever try to describe. He is my sunshine and I feel so honored and blessed to be his mom.

Birthday Morning:

Jaxson woke up bright and earlier to open his birthday presents that were waiting for him on the couch. Right when he woke up I told him, "Happy Birthday Jaxson" and he said "thank you mom"---such a sweetie and happy boy to be having a birthday!

Jaxson's main gift this year was a dune racer. It was waiting for him in our garage and was a huge super surprise to our little guy.

Breakfast Birthday pancakes Brett was able to get the day off which was a special gift for Jaxson. He loves his daddy and talks every morning about his dad and wants to know when dad will be coming home. Jaxson invited his cousin Kylen to join us. We went to McDonald's for lunch.

After lunch we went to the Rec. center to swim. We gave Jaxson goggles and diving sticks that are shaped into water animals and a scuba diver. The boys loved throwing them and finding them. The pool was a huge hit with the birthday boy!

Family Birthday Party:

We are so blessed to have both families live near however that makes for BIG get together. 37 people were able to come to Jaxson's birthday party this year. We had Jaxson's party at my parents house. It was a fantastic place for the party plenty of room and the 3 car garage turned into an awesome gym for the kids.

Jaxson's cake this year was Curious Gorge since that's one his all time favorite things right now. We also had homemade low protein Vanilla ice cream, Strawberry Banana Sorbet and Mango Lime Sorbet. It was all yummy!
Jaxson was spoiled with so many great gifts from his family! He was beyond excited for this part of the party.
Of coarse there had to be a little baseball I mean this was a party for Jaxson. Jaxson also wanted to bring his Dune Racer over to the party and was completely fine to let anyone drive it at the party.
Jaxson in his new swat gear with Kaysia

Happy 4th Birthday Jaxson

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Our Febrary

Brett's sister Heidi invited us for a Bowling Night with her two girls. We had a fun time doing the cosmic bowling they do every Friday night. On the 9th of Feb is Brett's older sister MarShel's birthday. We met at the cemetery and sent some love up to heaven via balloons with love notes written on them. Jaxson and Grandpa Erickson having a sword fight.

For Jaxson's Valentine we did a heart treasure hunt. We have always given him a game and a treat. This year we gave him Super Mario Brothers for the Wii and Airhead popsicles. Jaxson was really good at listening to the clues and then knowing were to go plus he was so excited to find his Valentine since he had to wait till his daddy got home.I made some Valentine candy tags for Brett and then gave him one a day till Valentines. It made for yummy love notes to my sweetie. We have loved the warm winter we have been having this year. We have been riding our bikes and last weekend went to the park with the Olsen cousins. We went to 3 parks and then ended with a Slurpee. Now that is my kind of winter.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

9 Years

Brett and I celebrated our 9 year anniversary on January 3rd! Brett send me my anniversary roses--9 roses for 9 years. Love that tradition and every year it just gets better and better. =) We had a fantastic anniversary and can't wait to celebrate more.


My Little man is going to turn 4 in 2012 so when the first Sunday of January came he was in Sunbeams. He is ready for the change and to be in a more structured class setting. I also felt excited about this change because my mom is his primary teacher. I feel so blessed that he gets to have my mom as his primary teacher. My mom is Mrs. Primary. He loves the primary songs and I know he'll love having more singing time on Sunday. Since I'm in the primary presidency I get to see him and watch him in a class setting and that's fun too. I just hope he'll understand when I teach monthly Sharing Time that I can only get away with picking him once.=)

A Sunbeam A Sunbeam Jesus wants me for a Sunbeam!

New Years Eve

Every year my brother David and Danielle put on a New Years Eve party at their home. We start with a pot luck dinner and then play games till it's almost midnight all the while eating and eating delicious treats. We watch the ball drop and toast in the New Year with Cherry 7-up with a cherry in the cup. The guys then shot in the New Year. If you ask me it's a fantastic night dinner, games and treats till you can't eat anymore all the while hanging out with a great group of people! Jaxson was in heaven to be at my brother's house all night to play this hockey game they got for Christmas. Thankfully my brother Greg was a great sport and played with Jaxson as did Maddie and Kale all through the night. Brett, McKayla and Nancy doing a little Just Dance My oldest brother David and me. I had to watch myself every time I would get up or look away my brother would try to add domino's to my stack.Brett, Jaxson and Dylan shooting in a New Year! Jaxson was so cute with his toy gun and wanted to be part of the guys in shooting. It's fun to pass down traditions with my son that I've seen since I was a little girl.

Monday, January 2, 2012


Our Christmas was packed full with doing Christmas in our own home that morning, going to church and then spending time with both our families before the night was over. I didn't take a ton of pictures during the day but enough to share of our Christmas 2011. Jaxson got up around 7:40am. He was so excited to go into the living room and see if Santa had come during the night. He loved all his presents and halfway into opened them asked if we would take him to the North Pole so he could tell Santa thank you. It was so cute. Jaxson was so shocked and thrilled that Santa had remember all the things he had said through the holiday that he would like and brought them to him.Jaxson with his wrestling men he asked Santa for when he sat on his lap.

At my parents house Lexie and Jaxson tried out Grandma and Grandpa's new bean bags and Wii games.

All the Erickson cousin's enjoying Jaxson's new Marble Run he got from Grandma and Grandpa Erickson

Jayden, Jaxson and Kylen

The boys enjoying a pickle break on Christmas.

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve was so wonderful in our home. Jaxson was dying to open his presents under the tree and Brett and I figured why not since Christmas would be filled with lots of gifts. In the morning we let him open up Just Dance 3 and had a great morning of dancing. We are huge Just Dance fans at our home. In the afternoon we went to my grandma's and let Jaxson open up the game my grandma had gotten Jaxson. He loved this old classic fighting game. In the evening Jax opened up his Christmas Eve PJ's.

Christmas Eve Dinner and Night at my parents house. Love that Jaxson gets to spend time with his favorite people---his cousins!

Jaxson came into the family room riding Braden with my grandpa's cowboy hat. Soon Kole appeared with his funky hat. We then were entertained with Braden and Dylan being bulls and giving Kole and Jaxson bunking rides and chasing them.

My parents always put together a game for us to play on Christmas Eve. This year we were in 4 teams and did 16 Minute to Win it games. If you won your round you got to pick a prize from the prize table if you won a second time you got to pick from the money box that had different amount of bills. If you did you're very best the whole night and cheered your team on you qualified to have a chance to win the surprised Grand Prize. It was such a fun night! The annual firetruck ride. We get spoiled with a firetruck ride so we can look for Santa and sing Christmas songs. The perfect ending to a special family night.

Uncle Greg and Jaxson

Gracie and Me

Jaxson picked Sugar Cookies to leave for Santa. The day before Christmas Eve we made sugar cookies together. Jaxson was a huge help with cutting out the cookies, put them on the pan, listening for the timer and then getting the sprinkles on them after I iced them. Jaxson was right Santa LOVED his homemade Sugar Cookies he found out our house that night!


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