Sunday, April 22, 2012

Spring has sprung!

Our little monkey turned 2 on march 19th! Jaxson had a Curious George birthday party and got to monkey around with his family to celebrate. He had a hum dinger of a cold, but still was able to put a smile on and enjoy his festivities.
 Monkey cupcakes. Jaxson loved them!
 The boy with the yellow hat!
Blowing out his candles and making a wish.  
 Birthday boy with his parents....little brother was sleeping!
 The party room!
Vroom Vroom!
 The weather has been amazing with temps ranging from 60-80. Talking a walk in our new double stroller. Jaxson loved it...Jamison not so much!
 Little j
 Big J wearing his Bass Pro Shop gear.
He's ready for the annual Maynard easter egg hunt in the backyard.

Watching golf....Jaxson was cheering Bubba on.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Time flies when you're having fun!

 Superbowl 2012 at the Maynard household. Jamison slept the majority of the game close to Mommy, while Jaxson was busy helping all the family choose their squares. 
 Jaxson has been such an amazing big brother and adjusted so well that we have rewarded him with his first pet..."Fishy Maynard." He is very into ocean life from caring for his fish, watching Nemo, and Planet Earth oceans. He loves to tell stories about them saying "Remember the sea turtles...?" "Remember when they went in the big whales mouth?" "Remember the dolphins swimming in the big ocean?"
 Sometimes Jaxson will tell me to put Jamison in his swing so we can play or cuddle for some one on one time. Other times Jaxson will ask to hold his brother and play with him in the jungle. Whatever mood he is in he loves him so much and is always hugging and kissing him. 
 Lately our weekends have been very crafty. Both Jesse and I enjoy doing artistic projects, and with my new obsession with Pinterest I have found some great ideas to keep us all entertained and decorate our house. 
 We took a box of crayons, sorted the colors and hot glued them to the top of a canvas. 
We then took the blow dryer to heat up the crayons and watched them melt. 
Taa da! Our finished masterpiece. That's Jaxson's "cheese" face.
 Jaxson enjoyed painting a canvas with the letter J marked off in tape. He then added red, and yellow paint. I will post his finished product next time. Our little Jaxson Pollock. 
 Playing in our tunnel with the balls. He is such a goof. Jaxson loves to sing The Wheels On the Bus, Rubber Ducky, If You're Happy and You Know It, and he knows his ABC's....such a smart lil cookie and he's not even two (March 19th he will be).
Hi handsome 2 month old. Poor little monkey has caught his brother's cold, but he's on the mend, and finally starting to sleep again. Jamison has also mastered the adorable smile and little baby coos. He is much more alert and eager for some interaction and play time. His bright blue eyes and open mouthed smile just melt my heart.  We are up to 12 lbs and counting and have our 2 month check up the 7th of March. 

Monday, February 13, 2012

A new decade for Mama

The little angel sleeping. He has slept through the night at 5 weeks following right along in his big brother's footsteps. Beautiful hand knit hat by cousin Melissa sent all the way from London with love.
Maynard boys all clean from the tubby and in their matching jammies. Watching these two become best friends makes my heart smile. 
One month old. Wow! Jamison weighed in at 10 lbs. 12 oz. at his one month check up. He is 22 3/4 inches long. He is growing like a weed right before our eyes. He is starting to make little coo sounds and smiling in his sleep. He is more alert and awake and has great neck strength picking his head up and turning it side to side. 
Jaxson at Capron Park watching the otters. He ran around the zoo saying "follow me guys" as we checked out all the animals. Can't believe we are still going to the zoo in February this weather is crazy. Not great for our white gold plowing, but wonderful for toddlers who need to run and play outside.
A new and exciting decade, the big 3-0. Celebrated my special day with my amazing husband, sons, and family. God is good, life is beautiful! xoxoxo

Monday, January 16, 2012

Jamison Thomas Maynard

Welcome to the world Jamison Thomas Maynard!
We love you so much!
7.3 lbs      20 inches long    10:10 am
Our sweet baby boy just minutes old. 
Mama and Jamison snuggling on his birthday. 
The Maynard boys! 
Jaxson is so in love with his baby brother! He kisses him constantly, wants to hold him, give him toys, and helps get Mommy his diapers. 
Brotherly love....watching football together. 
Family of 4! This is what life is about! 

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Couldn't ask for anything more...soon to be a family of 4!

Jaxson on Halloween....was dressed up as the man he loves the most....his Dada. He loves to fix things with his tools and can identify and say all the names for them (pliers, screwdriver, drill, wrench, saw, hammer, measuring tape, helmet). He loved Halloween and kept his costume on the whole time.
 Dada and Jaxson working on the baby's room. Daddy put in built in drawers, shelves, and a full closet. Jaxson loved every second of helping by copying every move Dada made. He is very excited about the baby's room, and enjoys playing in there. Finished product photos coming soon, just need to hang a few pictures!
 Daddy's little helper. 

 I was very surprised with a beautiful "Sprinkle" for Baby Maynard at the Colonel Blackinton Inn for brunch. All the local females in my family were there, and it was a wonderful way to celebrate baby's upcoming arrival with good food, company, and some baby shopping cash for Mama. Thank you so much to all!
 Piggy back rides around the house!
 Hello from the Maynard Express!
 Jaxson loves his very own choo choo train built by Daddy. It was the perfect place to take our Christmas card family pictures.
Baby Maynard will be here January 4th...only a few more weeks. We are so excited, busy preparing, and anxiously awaiting. Jaxson will be a fantastic big brother, as he is such an amazing son. He is such a good listener, helper, and such a joy in our lives. He loves the Christmas tree and learning all about the ornaments. He has just learned about the Elf on the Shelf, and woke up this morning saying "Go downstairs see Elf". He is going to bed awake after milk and books and talks to himself for a few minutes before falling asleep. He enjoys making pretend food for Mama, Dada, and his stuffed animal Big Bird. We feel truly blessed to have a happy healthy and growing family.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Fall is here!

It's October in New England and the weather couldn't be more perfect for all our favorite fall activities. This has to be my favorite season with watching the leaves change, fresh orchard apples and apple cider,  jeans and long sleeve shirts, pumpkins and cornstalks, and weekends at home with my boys. 
We enjoy our Sundays watching football with family and friends in the man room. Jaxson has enjoyed playing with pumpkins and wearing his new boots outside running around the yard looking for our new neighbor Mr. Turkey.  New baby is very active kicking away and thriving. Both my little boys; Jaxson and Baby Maynard in utero are growing like weeds right before my eyes. 
Jaxson is such the big boy. He is a great helper putting his toys away and helping clean up. He speaks in almost full sentences "mama love you so much" "I don't like that" "put boots on please" "lay down in crib."He's got quite the arm for playing catch with his football, loves to color with crayons, and play with Dada's pool table balls rolling them into the pockets. 
Baby Maynard is now 26 weeks along, and measuring a week bigger which is no surprise since Mr. Jaxson was over 8 lbs. Mama continues to be healthy and packing on the pounds at a more steadier pace this time around. So many blessings to be thankful for!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Maynard Family Reunion

August 6th was the Maynard Family Reunion. It was a great event and a wonderful chance to meet and spend time with extended family from all over New England. It was a great time had by all. Here are some pics from the big event. 
Mama, Dada, and baby in utero =)
Hugs for Dada and Mama
The Whole Gang
Our Maynard Gang....Jaxson wearing his name proudly!
Bob and Connie Maynard and their gang...children, grandchildren, and great grandchild