It's been awhile. I realized that the lost blog I wrote made me sound like a terrible parent so I better blog some more so that's not the first think people see on this page.
Well, so much has happened in the past week-and-a-half. Where to start? Hmmm... well, Jax is getting bigger by the day... no, probably the minute. He went in on the 1st for his six month appointment. I get so excited to see how much he officially weighs. Drumroll please.... 22 lbs and he's 29 inches. He's GIGANTOR!!! The good thing is he's proportionate - 95th percentile for weight, 99.9 for height. So, he's huge. I'm okay with the fact that I'll never know what it's like to cradle a tiny baby in my arms, or to have a child who wears clothes meant for their age (Jax has been in 12mos since he was 3 mos... I actually just moved him up to some 12-18 month stuff last week). I love my big babies! There's more of them to cuddle and love...
Here's some recent pictures of our little... I mean big, squishy boy.
Mmmm... carrots!Double-fisting it with an apple slice and a teething ring (or eternity symbol as my math nerd husband points out)Ava is getting more excited about Christmas by the minute. Today, we made a countdown chain. I know, I'm a little late, but hey, there's still 15 days left, that leaves plenty of time for chain-tearing fun for all. Anyone who knows me knows I'm a Christmas fanatic. I start playing Christmas music November 1st every year. I just love the feeling. And I'm passing it on to Ava... hooray!!! This time of year is extra fun this year because Ava is so much more aware of what is going on. She loves the music, the decorations, the letters to Santa, but she especially loves the nativities! We are actually nativity-less right now. We started out with two this year, but found one (plush and kid-friendly) was missing Mary, so we turned to the other, more breakable set. Within 15 minutes of it being out of the box, I heard a crash in the kitchen and found Ava standing over a beheaded Mary. Not a good year for Mary in the Kleinman house. Regardless of our lack of nativity scene, we have had the opportunity to talk to Ava alot about the birth of Christ, we even went to a live nativity last weekend. In her letter to Santa, Ava told jolly old St. Nick that Christmas is when we celebrate Jesus' birthday. Don't want the fat guy thinking it's all about him!
We got our Christmas tree December 1st. Here's hoping it makes it to Christmas... and that we get rid of it before February, this year! Uncle Dusty came over to help us decorate. Ava oversaw the decorating effort, directing everyone as to which ornaments they were allowed to put up, where those ornaments were to be placed and if they were put on incorrectly.