Wonder Weekend

My oldest nephew turned six and we all got together for a super hero party in the park. 

Jax wore this:


Wonder Woman! Lookout Linda Carter – Wonder Woman Jax is taking over.


OMGoodness! Have you ever seen anything so stinkin’ cute in your entire life?



Jax’s favorite auntie, Sarah, made an appearance as Cat Woman.

cute cat woman


Grandma Gloria was only days out of the hospital from her second knee replacement in as many months. Wonder Woman Jax worked her super powers and made GG feel better!


Wonder Woman Jax tending to a fallen party guest (she was actually trying to steal the little girl’s purse).


The Guest of Honor. My adorable nephew, Gabriel, celebrating being six dressed as “Shredder.” Who the heck is that?


Wonder Woman took a break from fighting crime to take her crown off, let her hair down and enjoy a bag of chips.

New Hire


Since I’m obviously having trouble staying inspired to keep blogging, I decided to recruit some help. She’s young, fresh and works for free, but her moods are unpredictable – tantrums are frequent in this workplace…so are snuggles. Seems like an even trade.

Jumping Jax

ImageWe got Miss Jax a trampoline and I am pretty sure it’s going to be one of the all-time best purchases we’ve ever made. EVER!

For one thing she loves it – and nothing is better than seeing pure joy on your child’s face – nothing. I am pretty sure I will be able to take my laptop outside and get lots of work done while she jumps ’til her heart’s content. And she is going to wear her self down with fun on this thing so I am hoping for longer naps! Score.

The hubs assembled it today and Jax was left inside while he worked. Oh, how her heart was broken watching him, and once she realized it was a trampoline she really broke down. Pointing and giving me begging looks – “mama, please, dada!” Very traumatic for both of us! Imagine her excitement when he was done and she got get her jumps in. Hooray!


It was a warm day and Jax was thrilled when the sprinklers came on. She got to jump and splash all at t he same time!


Water Bottles


My Jacquelyn does everything to the beat of her own drum. She is breastfed and has never really taken to a bottle. I would say before the last month or so she had only ever had a bottle about three times her entire life. She just refused them and that was fine with me because I cherished (still do) our nursing time.

Then during the holidays my brother and his family came to stay with us. Jax took interest in my youngest nephew, particularly because he had a bottle. She swiped it right from his hands and helped herself to the goodness within.

Since then, my goofy girl likes to drink her water out of a bottle, juice out of a cup, but water from a bottle. I know at 19-months, she is too old for a bottle and she doesn’t do it often enough to damage her pallet and teeth, so for now I will indulge her.

Her silly idiosyncrasies put a smile on my face.


She had to have the pink bottle to match her pink princess jammies, of course.

Toddler Heaven


I discovered this week that our new house is in walking distance to toddler heaven. There is a church blocks away that holds a bi-weekly play time for kids under 5 years-old. When we walked in I so wanted to be little again.

An entire gymnasium filled with toys, toys I’d never seen or knew existed. Jax couldn’t wait to get out of her stroller and explore the fun. She was excitedly overwhelmed and couldn’t spend more than a few seconds doing anything before she ran off to the next.

There is no better feeling in the world than seeing your child happy and flushed with sheer giddiness.

She took a long nap that afternoon. Bonus!