Monday, October 29, 2012

First time flying

Jaxon took his first airplane ride on September 2nd.  We took a family trip to San Diego for 5 days.  We left on the 2nd, which also was our 11th Wedding Anniversary.  Jaxon did fabulous on the plane, nothing really phased him, he thought it was cool, but he wasn't too overly impressed.  Just relaxed, colored, enjoyed the snacks and watched a few movies on his dvd player.  He was great!

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Best of Friends

These two are the best of friends these days  :-)

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Swim Lessons

Jaxon took swimming lessons this year in August for the 1st time.  His took lessons at the Spokane County Pool near Hatch Road and 395.  His teacher's name was Iris and he was in the preschool class, the first one after parent tot (although we never took parent tot)  He was a little hesitant at first.  I got in with him for the first two days, but after that he loved it.  On the last day he even volunteered to be the first preschooler to jump off the diving board --mommy and aunt heidi were a little nervous, but his teacher reassured us he would be fine.  He marched right up, walked to the end and jumped into her (no life jacket, no water wings)  What a brave little guy.  It was a fun two weeks! 
Waiting in line to go off the diving board for a second time!!

 Making a face for daddy, since daddy was in California for work during this day of lessons.
Hanging onto the side to do his kicks.

 Learning how to blow bubbles with Iris.
More kicks....this is day two.  Mommy still in the water, just not all the way!

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Happy 1st Birthday Ezra!

I feel that we are so blessed to have such a large extended family.  Jaxon absolutely loves the times that he gets to spend around all of his cousins, aunts & uncles, grandparents, etc.!  These pictures are from my cousin Kari's son' Ezra's 1st birthday party.  His birthday is the 4th of July (what a cool birthday, huh?)
 Jaxon, Kaden, Grammy, Emma, Ezra (and Kari)
 All the kids!
I love this picture - Jaxon and Grammy  :-)

Friday, August 24, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

We spent 4th of July at Loon Lake on our boat!  Of course we had a great time playing in the sun.  It was beautiful weather - finally.  The summer weather had taken a long time to show up, but we were glad it did.
 Captain Jaxon - driving the boat
 Hanging with Grandpa John
 Kayla and Hailee getting ready to take off tubing.
 Helping daddy drive (it's so cute, when Jaxon is tired, he will fall asleep while sitting there helping Jason drive, the movement and sounds of the boat put him right to sleep most afternoons)
Jesse catching some rays on the back of the boat.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Each year my aunt hosts the Thompson family at her house in Othello.  It was the last weekend in June, but by the weather you would have never guessed it!  I don't think I have ever been cold in Othello before during the summertime - but we still had a great time and Jaxon enjoyed seeing all of his cousins and playing in the pool!  Here are a few pictures from that Saturday.

 Great Grandma or "Grammy" as Jaxon calls her, with the great grandkids that were there that day.  She definitely was having a blast - you can tell by the laughing  :-)

And Grandma with the grandkids (and spouses) who were there that day.

Father 's Day 2012

We took our annual trip to Silverwood on Father's Day this year.  We went with Jaxon's buddies - the Knowltons and the Kaufmans.  Everyone had a blast.  It was perfect weather - not too hot, so there were no lines for any of the rides.  It was a great day!

 Jaxon taking his turn driving  :-)  Notice the concentration with the tongue!

 Buddies - Jaxon and Chase.

 Jaxon and Mommy on the little roller coaster - Jaxon still smiling after the first loop - a good sign.

 All the kids lined up - Sadie, Hailee, Cameron, Kayla, Jaxon and Chase.

 Jaxon and Daddy on the elephant ride.

 Chase and Jaxon on a ride all by themselves - we were wondering what they could have been talking about - LOL.