Thursday, August 29, 2013

The 4th

We were so lucky to have Chris's brother, Ryan and his wife, Tiffany come to visit us over the 4th of July! The weekend was full of yummy food, pool and golf time, a trip to the zoo and of course some loving on Jax. We always have a great time when we're all together and can't wait to see them in Utah in a little over a week!
Jackson continues to be a huge water baby. We wore him out good and he even took a nap by the pool while mommy and auntie got some much needed sun.
The night of the 4th we drove down to Colorado Springs to meet up with some friends for a party. It was so fun to see everyone! This was the 2nd year in a row that CO has had a fireworks ban on the 4th so we watched the big NYC show on TV and called it good. Oh, and Tiffany and I made a really awesome American flag fruit pizza. YUM.
Love my all-American boy.
While the boys golfed, Tiffany and I took Jax to the zoo for the first time! It was so fun to watch him look at things and tell him all about the different animals. We had a great time!
Chris and Ryan got to golf twice over the weekend. The center picture is an actual shot that Chris took a phone picture of and tweeted to Nike as part of a 4th of July contest. He won a free limited edition American Flag wedge! There were only six made! This kid wins more stuff than anyone I know.
So this is a good story. After golf and the zoo, Tiffany borrowed my car to go to a family wedding downtown. We had just recently started leaving Jax's carseat in the car and carrying him in and out of the apartment without it and wouldn't ya know it, I totally spaced the fact that his carseat was still in the car. So Chris, Ryan and I were starving and had no way of transporting the baby to dinner (we were dying for Larkburger). Chris decided that we could just take the lightrail that was right by our apartment up three stops to near the restaurant and then walk the rest of the way. So we did. But I also left the stroller in my car. And the baby carrier. So we had to carry Jax the whole way to and from the lightrail stop. It's close-ish... Anyway, the food was way worth it and we had fun feeling like we were big city people in the suburbs of Denver:)
We explored a new area of Denver with a hike at Roxborough State Park. We had never been there and it was fun to see some new scenery with all of the red rocks. Jax fell right to sleep in his Baby Bjorn.
After our hike we hit up Snooze. Because let's face it... no trip to Denver is complete without a delicious brunch. Jax obviously agrees. Such a fun weekend!

Sunday, August 25, 2013


At the beginning of June, Jax and I traveled out to the Bay Area for my good friend (and former roommate) Stacie's wedding.

And since I couldn't go all the way to California for just a weekend, I stayed for ten days with my G'ma. And since I knew it would be even more of a party in Cali if my mom was there, she came out. And since my dad works in L.A. half of the time, of course he came up and joined us. And since Justin and Tyler were in Utah and so close at school, it only made sense for them to come meet up with everyone. And then because Chris was lonely without his stellar wife and adorable baby around he flew out too.

But seriously, that's kind of how all of the planning actually went down. Molinaro family dominos. So naturally we had a very fun few days on the sunny west coast.
On the first night Jax, G'ma and I hit up Sprinkles, a wedding reception and a food truck festival. We know how to party.
Stacie's wedding was so beautiful and she made a gorgeous bride! Don't you think?? It was amazing to see her and also see and catch up with former roommate Rachel and her husband Ben. We had a pretty fantastic time.
Pool time! Jackson loves the water. It was so fun taking him in the pool I spent so much time in as a kid.
Friends, family and food!
Jax loves his GiGi.
Big Basin Redwood Park! Chris had never been to visit the redwoods and the rest of us hadn't been in forever so it was really fun to go and see them.
After the Redwoods we hit up Capitola for a quick slice of Pizza My Heart (the salt air makes it best!) and a stroll on one of our favorite beaches.
We even got to see some of the Play Group! They were so sweet and had a potluck dinner so we could see everyone. It was so fun to introduce baby Jax to everyone. Love these people!
Jax's first Giants Game!
We saw a great one! Extra inning nail-biter win.

I sure love when the family gets together. We can do nothing or a lot and still have the best time. I loved getting to take Jackson to my original home. Can't wait to go back soon!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Six Months

Yes I'm behind. Jax is actually now almost 8 (8?!?!) months old! But this time I have a fabulous excuse. An excuse named Austin. The Texas Austin. And the fact that we moved and are still very much not settled and that life kind of just happened for a while without me being able to write about it.
Anyway, on July 1st Jackson turned 6 months old! This was a tough one for me. How was my cuddly, squishy little baby already a whole half of a year old?? Six is so much older than five and really opens the door right up to seven, eight and so on.
Jax was so fun at this age. Looking back now I can't believe how far he's come since his 6 month birthday but I can also tell that this was the beginning of the big-time fun that was coming soon. I can't imagine my life without these perfect little cheeks.

At Six Months Jax:
Weighs 15 lbs 10 oz
Is 26" long
Loves petting and being licked by Joey
Can hold his own bottle to feed himself
Can be the tiniest bit of a drama king sometimes (a very cute drama king)
Hates napping (at this point we almost had it figured he's a napping pro)
Hates getting stuck on his tummy
Loves to eat and smile
Loves to chew on things and rub things on his gums - no teeth yet!
Has started scooting by pulling his knees up with his face on the floor
Is getting a lot more BLONDE hair
Has eyes that are almost all the way brown
LOVES water