Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Halloween Costumes

I eluded yesterday that I would be revealing Jaxon's Halloween costume today. That revelation will take place below. But first, the creative process that led to the selection of Jaxon's costume. I wanted to do something fun, that would play off of Jaxon's name. So at first I thought of a "Jax-in-a-box" We didn't actually flesh out that idea, but Jaxon did try it out on his own. Alright, so it isn't really a box, but Jax-in-a-Basket is close enough.
The basket he is crawling around in is kept in the living room and all his toys and diapers, etc, go in here at the end of the day. But one day he decided to clean the thing out and climb in it himself. I suppose he wanted to see what Moses liked about it so much.

So with the Jax-in-a-box idea, not really Halloweenie enough, we decided to go with something a little more orange and dress Jaxon up as a pumpkin. But not just any pumpkin. He is a Jax-O-Lantern. Here he is with his brand new costume straight from Zellers.
He looks a little uneasy, but I think that's because the zipper opened up and his leg was showing through. Just a little wardrobe malfunction... the zipper worked fine the second time we used it, so it should last for the Halloween party next Monday.
Here he is, the little pumpkin, ready to go trick or treating and get lots of candy... candy that mom and dad will eat for him. I don't really think that we will take him out on Halloween. He is too little to really know what is going on. We might visit family or friends on Halloween, but most likely we will stay home and turn the lights off (so we don't get kids ringing our doorbell) and eat all the Halloween candy we bought for ourselves.
I'm still not sure what I'm going to dress up as for the Halloween party. Amanda has said she will dress up in her old Chem Tech lab coat and be a mad scientist. I don't have any costumes that people haven't already seen a hundred times, so I may need to go to Wal-mart, or Value Village and find something new (and cool). Amanda said I could wear her witch costume from last year, but I don't think my legs would look so hot in black fishnet leggings... just a hunch.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Jaxon 7 Months... Halloween is coming...

Yesterday was Jaxon's 7 month birthday. He has changed a lot since we brought him home from the hospital back in March. Here are a few random pictures of Jax.

For Grandma Pisko's birthday, we went to Okotoks to have dinner with the family. Here Jaxon is showing his support for the Calgary Flames by wearing Uncle Jay's hat. He didn't really like having the hat on his head, as you can see from the look on his face.

Here is another picture showing Jaxon's favorite thing to do... he loves to stick his tongue out and make "Raspberries". It wouldn't be so bad if he wouldn't do it during feeding time, during church, or if he didn't spit out so much drool while doing it.

Jaxon really likes eating baby food and trying new flavors. I believe these pictures were taken when he tried sweet potatoes for the first time. He also really liked beans, apples and plums, and peas and carrots. He wasn't too fond of the broccoli, potato, cheese casserole that I tried to give him though.

Like any baby, Jaxon likes to get himself really messy when he eats.

Here is Jaxon showing off more of his big boy clothes that he wore to church last week. He is finally getting big enough to fit into some of the really nice clothes that we've had hanging in his closet since he was born.

Halloween is coming up soon and I need to think of a good costume to wear. Amanda and I are having a little Halloween get together on Monday Oct 29 with some friends and we have a costume for Jaxon picked out, Amanda has a costume picked out, but I still need something to wear. In years past I have dressed up in a big foam cowboy hat... ... a purple velvet "Big Daddy" hat ...
... and last year I dressed up as Darth Vader ... So I need an idea for a good Halloween costume this year.

On a side note, Jaxon's Halloween costume is really great, and quite ingenious if I do say so myself. I will have pictures of him in his costume to put up tomorrow.

Sunday, October 14, 2007


Ever since he's been back from Ottawa, Jaxon's sleep patterns have been a little bit off. He likes to stay up late, and he wakes up in the middle of the night again. On the other side, he now falls asleep in random places. Jaxon fell asleep in his high chair yesterday after eating lunch. He was crying and fussing and then all of a sudden he was quiet, and we turned around and he was sleeping.
We dressed up Jaxon in his 3 piece Tuxedo for Church today. He got this suit from his Aunt Mel for Christmas last year, 3 months before he was even born. He looks a little but tired in the picture below, but that's just because we have 9:00 church.

Jaxon is getting really good at knowing when to pose for the camera. As the following three pictures show.

As soon as Jaxon saw the camera in my hand, he clasped his hands together and put on his little smile...

... I did have to call his name to get him to look at the camera, but he had the cute look down all on his own.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Halloween Candy

Jaxon and Amanda are finally back home in Calgary. They arrived home on Wednesday October 3. Since that time, Jaxon had been getting used to crawling and climbing around the house. Here is a picture of Jaxon being a ninja.

Since he's been home, Jaxon had been eating food while sitting in his high chair. Here is a picture of Jaxon the first time we put him in his high chair. He really likes being in the high chair (as long as there is food in front of him). Since Jaxon is sitting right here as I'm updating this, I'll let him tell you his first impression of being in the high chair. Jaxon says, "gf vbhyj bnuvm/ jkk h" (Note: those are actual letters that Jaxon typed on the keyboard.)

One night, Tim decided to let Jaxon ride in his litte dump truck, only it was a little too small for him to fit in. (either that, or Jaxon is getting a little too big)

Jaxon likes to explore everything around the house. One day he decided he wanted to investigate the underside of his saucer.

This is what Amanda sees first thing in the morning when she goes to get Jaxon for breakfast. He is standing waiting at the end of the crib looking out the door.

If you duck down behind the end of the crib, then you will see Jaxon peeking his head out to try and see where you went to.

We took Jaxon to get his 6 month shots on Thursday night. He didn't really mind the first two needles, but the third and fourth ones put him over the edge. He is now 17.5 pounds, and 26 inches, and is growing like a weed. He likes to eat his baby cereal and really likes carrots, and apparently he also really likes candy (he must get that from his mother.) We went to Wal-mart today and picked up some candy for Halloween (it won't last until Halloween, and we have no plans on handing any out on Halloween, it's just for us to eat) Here is Jaxon with a little bag of skittles.

We got so much candy that the bowl was over flowing. But it will probably be gone by Halloween.
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