Thursday, March 3, 2011

Jaxon is 5!

Posted on 3:33 PM by Trimblog

When did we go from this...

To this?

Looking back at the pictures of Jaxon when he was little brought back so many memories.  I remember how clueless I felt as a new mom, but also how much I loved it.  It was a lot harder than I expected it to be...and also more rewarding.   I think back now to what he (and Claire) have taught me since then and how much my love has grown for both of them.  Jaxon is a great big brother and I love how excited he is to have a baby brother.  He's always amazed me with his memory and his intelligence. He cracks me up all the time and loves helping with laundry, dishes, and cooking.

He got to pick what we had for dinner the night before his birthday.  He chose homemade pizzas...and he wanted to make them himself.  He took all of our orders and made our pizzas...they turned out yummy. He opened his presents first thing the next morning...his favorite gift was his new bike.

His birthday party was a week after his brithday (post to follow) so we let him pick where he wanted to go on his actual birthday.  He picked the mall..he loves playing in dino town, riding the carousel, and riding on the train.  Since he had turned 5, he told us he was old enough to go in a car by himself.

Here he is happy as can be....what the pictures don't show...Claire and I crammed into the next car with another lady and her kid so Jax could have his own car...just a bit awkward.

We went to Training Table for lunch...a favorite of Jaxon's.   He got a popcorn machine from his grandparents that he couldn't wait to use.  That night we enjoyed Despicable Me and popcorn at the Trimble Theater.

Things I don't want to forget about Jaxon at this age:
  • He is 100% boy...loves wrestling with his Dad, loves watching sports, loves fixing things and knowing how everything works.
  • Hobbies....playing Super Mario on his DS or the Wii, playing with friends, building with legos, being a firefighter, playing outside.
  • Favorite Movie...Star Wars
  • Favorite TV Show....Curious George and Cat in the Hat
  • Favorite, baked potatoes, spaghetti, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and broccoli.
  • He enjoys preschool...especially since he gets to go with his cousin McKay. He has started bringing home books and is doing well with reading.
  • He loves drawing and making art projects and giving them to me or his dad.
  • He loves putting on his Jazz jersey and playing's hilarious to listen to him play and I'm impressed by how much he knows already.
  • When Jaxon grows up he wants to be an EMT/fireman.
  • He loves Toby as much or more than he did when we got him.  
  • He has a sweet side that I love...he always tells me I'm the best mom in the whole world. 
Happy Birthday Jaxon!!!  You've brought us so much happiness!! We love you!

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