Thursday, December 26, 2013

Christmas Day 2013

For years Shaileen and I have been wanting a specific present but have not gotten it until this year. If you know us at all you know what I am talking about. JAX! It was absolutely incredible to have him with us this Christmas. It was so much more magical having him around even though he had no idea what was going on. I cannot imagine what future years are going to be like when he actually can feel the magic of Christmas himself.  As I always say we are so thankful to Jax's birth family. We all love them so much.

We had to get up quite early to get presents at our house open so we could make it to all of the grandparents houses. 7 am rolled around really quick. We were both surprised with how well Jax did opening presents and staying entertained doing it. The big grin he would get on his face when he would open presents was so much fun to see. 

I love these two more than words can explain!

 After having "Christmas" at our house we first went to Grandpa Scott and Grandma Cindy's house. Jax slept some of the time that we were opening presents. That is why he is not in many here.

I am a terrible terrible person and didn't get a photo of the wrapped present. This was Jax's high chair that has been long awaited. 

Next we went to Grandpa Evan and Grandma Susan's house. Jax had a blast, especially watching all of his cousins running around.

You can easily see the love that Shaileen has for Jax right here! 

Lastly we went over to Grandma Calleen and Grandpa Greg's house. You can tell how much Jax had fun here. We played games and ate food but best of all just spent time around family.

Thank you to our families for spending this Christmas with us and for all of the gifts. We truly appreciate it!

Christmas Eve 2013

It is a tradition to get together with family to have dinner and play games on Christmas eve. This was Jax's first time and he had a blast!

Our favorite tradition is opening pajamas on christmas eve! Shaileen and I were so excited to give these to him because they are so darn cute!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Visit with Momma Sarrina

We were lucky enough to meet with some of Jax's birth family yesterday! Momma Sarrina, brother Austin and Sister Sarah all came. We were all together for about 2 or so hours and it was simply wonderful. You can tell that Jax has a special bond with them. He would constantly find Mommy Sarrina in the room and just grin at her. Both Shaileen and I were worried that Jax was going to be grumpy because he did not get much of a nap throughout the day because we were busy running around all day. He was great though and was as happy as can be throughout most of the visit.

I have to say how thankful we are for Jax's birth family. They have absolutely no idea how much they mean to us with the gift they gave us to parent Jax. We are forever indebted to them. We believe that adoption is such a wonderful thing because that means more people to love on Jax. Jax will always know his birth family and have a relationship with them as long as they are willing. Just like LDS Family Services motto says. ADOPTION: ITS ABOUT LOVE!

 Brother Austin with Jax

Sarah with Jax

Friday, December 20, 2013

Gingerbread making with cousins

Shaileen and Jax went to spend some time with Aunt Kimmie and DJ and Alex. They were nice enough to let them decorate giant gingerbread men with them. I wasn't there but as you can tell Jax liked the gingerbread a little too much. Maybe that is why is so chunky.


Jax must have been practicing in the womb because he was a pro at decorating his gingerbread man.