Saturday, June 28, 2008

Jaxon long legs

I wanted to post these pictures Jaxon for two reasons.  
1-To show everyone that looks at our blog, Jaxon's big boy underware.  He is now refusing to wear a diaper, or "dipet" as he calls them.  He only wants to wear "unerware, like my daddy!'
I am elated to do without diapers.  We are all so proud of Jaxon for being a big boy and going on the potty.  I think he looks so cute in his little boxer briefs, I had to share the pictures.  I am sure he will really appreciate it when he is a teenager. 
2-The reason I posted the picture of Jaxon on the ladder, is to show everyone how tall he is getting.  I still see my little baby when I look at him, but when I saw this picture I could not believe how long his legs have gotten.  He may look just like his Daddy, but he has his Mommy's legs.  Ok, so they are long like mine, but they are definitely more boyish, you can tell by the 5 batman band-aids on each leg.  He is all boy.
My baby is getting so big.  We love our little Jaxon.

Alana's Photography

Our little Lala just finished a photography class at the U of U.  Alexander and Jaxon were regular subjects in her class work.  She took some great pictures of both of our boys.  
These are some of Alexander that she turned in to be graded.  Oh, by the way she received an A in the class.  Way to go Alana, we are so proud.  Keep snapping those pictures of our boys, we love them.

Friday, June 27, 2008

The cutest boys in the world!

Alexander and Jaxon are the most amazing boys!  They were busy playing Kings and Knights when I snapped this picture.  I just said, "Brother picture."  This was the pose they made, too cute.  
Jaxon was the King,  Alexander was Sir John, and Lambie the lamb was the princess.  
I love this picture and plan to keep it around and others like it to remind them that they really do love each other.   Hopefully it will work when they are in a brotherly battle.  I can dream!

Our 5 year Anniversay

Yesterday, June 26, was our 5 year wedding anniversary.  The boys helped make a sign for their Daddy.  They even helped tape it up on the rail.  The sign will be up for a while, I think they used the entire roll of tape.  
I am so fortunate to have found Jason.  He is an amazing husband and father.  We have a great marriage.  
The five years have flown by so fast, but I have enjoyed everyday of my marriage so far.  I look forward to waking up everyday for the rest of my life, married to the man of my dreams
I love you Jason.

Monday, June 23, 2008


A few weekends ago Danny Kemp invited our boys to the Lumberjack festival.   We really didn't know what to expect, it was our first time attending a Lumberjack event.  Jason and I took Alexander and Jaxon.  Uncle Robbie, Alana and Danny Kemp all joined us.  We had so much fun.  

The boys had their faces painted (not the first time)  Alexander was a dragon and Jaxon was Spiderman (big surprise). 

 We watched the real Lumberjacks saw logs, then we all took a turn at the saw.  It is so much harder than it looks.                                                                                                                       
 The boys and Alana took turns shooting bow and arrows.                                                                        They had fake animal targets.  Alexander shot the deer.   As he was taking his arrow out of the fake deer, he pulled the deer's head right off its body.  "Mom, I really killed it!"  
Alana was not able to hit any of the large animals, she managed only to hit the cute little fox!  I could not believe it!  We consider her part of the Fox family, so it was very disheartening when she shot down one of our own.  How rude!

                                                                                                                                                                        Jaxon was able to ride a big plastic horse.  He knew just what to say when we put him up on it, "Yee-haw!"  
It was a great day, we all had so much fun.  Thanks Uncle Danny for the invitation. 

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Notice the open window!

I have been told numerous stories, by my fabulous in-laws, about how Jason would escape out the window when he was only 3 years old.  Marilyn or Steve would go into his room early in the morning to wake him and find an empty room.  Jason would have been up, dressed and out the window to play at a friends.  
The stories of Jason escaping, like most Fox family stories, are hilarious.  I just had a hard time believing a 3 year old was capable of that great feat.  That was until my 2 and 3 year old went missing the other day.  I could not find them in the house.  I called out to them and heard a faint reply.  I looked outside and there they were.  They had crawled out the window!  Like father, like sons.  
After explaining to the boys they need to let me know if they are going outside,  they had a simple explanation as to why they did it.  "We needed to see our shirts change colors, Mom!"
The great shirts they are wearing in the picture are from their Nana, they change color in the sun.  They boys really love them.  
The moral of this little story is the blame for my children escaping out the window is falling on my amazing mother in law.  Sorry Nana but it is all your fault.  I am writing this with a smile.  It really is all my fault for underestimating a Fox no matter what age he may be.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Julius is all better!

Our little black and white dog, Julius is going to be just fine.
His eyes became very cloudy, we thought he was going blind. After taking him to the Vet, we still were not sure what was going on. The Vet was no help, he didn't know what was making his eyes so cloudy. Poor Julius.
A few weekends ago we went to Strut Your Mutt. We met some great women that work for an eye institute for animals. They informed us most vets don't know the first thing about eyes, as ophthalmology is an elective in vet school. We took Julius into the institute right away. They did tests and told us he has a condition due to living in high altitude. He needs drops twice a day. Finally, someone that knows what they are talking about.
It has not even been a week and his eyes are back to normal. We are so happy for our little "Juju".

Monday, June 16, 2008

Happy Fathers Day

This past Sunday was Father's Day.  I feel like the luckiest woman alive to have the such an amazing man as the Father of my children.  Jason is the best Dad ever!
Alexander, Jaxon and I have compiled a list of reasons why he is the most wonderful, loving, funny, fabulous, perfect Dad.

-He is great at telling stories.
-He is super at building train tracks.
-He is very strong and has big muscles.
-He is so funny, he sings very funny songs.
-Daddy makes the best steak, and protein shakes.
-He is the smartest person we know.
-He teaches us lots of big words.  For example, reciprocity is a word we use often.
-He is honest (that means he tells the truth)
-He is very brave.
-He is very loving and kind.
-He know how to use the weed whacker.  
-Daddy is fun to play with.
-He is good at squirt gun fights.
-Daddy is the best at throwing the football.
-He is really great at jump roping.
-He likes mac and cheese just as much as we do , and even with the soy sauce. (thanks Alexander)
-He takes us to Hires, the train place and anywhere else we love.
-He always remembers to get us a Power Rangers movie from the video store.
-He is a little silly.
-He is very good at tackle, tickling and playing power rangers.
-He is awesome at ball fights.
-Daddy is who we want when we are tired or hurt.  

Basically, Jason is the world's best Father.  We are all so lucky to have him.  Happy Father's Day Daddy!  
Alexander & Jaxon
(The boys picked out a Mr. Incredible card for Jason, "that's our Daddy!", they both exclaimed.  I could not agree more.  

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Just another day in paradise.

Jason and I are blessed with a wonderful marriage and two of the most amazing boys. These pictures were taken after soccer practice this past Saturday. We always have such a great time when we are all together. The only thing that matters in life is those you love. We are really blessed to have wonderful parents, great families, awesome friends and each other.

Jaxon's Legwarmers

My little Jaxon is very athletic. Crawling by 4 months and walking at 9 months. After that he started running and jumping everywhere. It is not often we see him walking, he just runs. If there is anything around to jump off, Jaxon will be there.
Although his physical prowess is very impressive, it comes with a price. Every so often, Jaxon suffers from leg pains at night. They are so bad they wake him screaming and crying. The only thing that seems to work is a heating pad and massage. The doctor said it is normal due to his activity level. (I also suffered with leg pains growing up.)
My mother suggested putting leg warmers on him when he runs around at night to keep his legs warm. I hate to see him in pain and am willing to try anything. So a couple of nights ago we cut the toes out of some socks and presto, leg warmers! I did make them masculine by drawing a batman on each one. He loved them and has worn them for 3 days straight. So far, he has had no leg pains.
Batman had to have matching big boy under pants. I am hoping he potty trains as fast as he walked. Go batman!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Thomas the Train

Over memorial day weekend Jason and I took the boys to see "the real" Thomas. I won 4 tickets online, and at $20 a ticket it was a great savings. The weather was cloudy and cold, but that didn't stop us from having a great time. The boys were so excited to see the trains. After the train ride, both boys picked out tattoos. Alexander picked out the blue Thomas and Jaxon chose the red James.
The next stop was lunch at a cute place in town (Heber) that had trains driving around the ceiling, a train table, and conductor hats for the boys. We had such a great time. The boys keep telling us they want to go back. Lucky for all the parents the "real" Thomas only comes once a year. See you next year Thomas!

Friday, June 6, 2008

Meet SkyRocket

Today Alexander and I planted our first tree together. It is a Juniper Skyrocket, Alex calls him Skyrocket. We had such a great time picking out and planting the tree. Alexander talked to Skyrocket the entire way home from the nursery. "How are you doing my friend?", "This is our street, my friend.", "I will give you lots of water, my friend." "Mom, I think I will hug Skyrocket after I plant him in the soil, is that okay?"
After we planted Skyrocket, Alexander wanted to write his name on the concrete next to the tree so everyone would know the tree's name.
It was a fun experience for all of us, including little Skyrocket.

The Dentist

Yesterday, Alexander and Jaxon went to see Dr. Bekker, their dentist. They were both such good boys, the entire staff was amazed at how well they did. They both held still and opened very wide. Their brushing and flossing paid off, neither one had cavities.
The hardest part of the visit was for me. I am not talking about the bill, although that was not the highlight. The tough part for me was seeing Alexander's x-ray. The dentist brought it out to me so I could see his "grown-up" teeth coming up. He is only 3!!! I can't believe I have to hear and see his grown up teeth. I think the dentist could tell I am not ready for my first baby to be getting older. He reassured me that it will still take those grown up teeth a few years to come up. It was a nice try to make me feel better and a good reminder to cherish every day with those baby teeth. I love to see those boys smile and I love all of their baby teeth. Yes, I can wait to see the grown up ones!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Picnic in the mountains

We took our first picnic of the season. We went up emigration canyon and it was beautiful. We met up with Kathryn, Kayvon and baby Stockton.
We had a great time, talking, walking and eating. The boys loved the watermelon and the vegetables with dip. Jaxon still hasn't learned it is not polite to double dip. Baby Stockton was digging the cantaloupe. The watermelon was also a hit! Jason carved it up with a pocket knife. I love how handy, my big strong husband can be.
Jason took the boys and the dogs on a nature hike, they love a good adventure. They found some great big sticks. It is amazing what boys find amusing. I love being outside and look forward to many more picnics with our family and friends.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Our 1st Family Baseball


Last weekend we took the boys to their first baseball game. We met up with the Motiee family, Uncle Kayvon had tickets in a suite. It was so awesome, the boys really enjoyed the entire experience. Jaxon couldn't get enough of the popcorn, Alexander enjoyed his 3rd hotdog ever! It was fun to watch the game, especially with such good friends. Danny Kemp and his fiance Natalie came too.
The highlight of the game is when Alexander was sitting on Natalie's lap. He said to her, "Something is going to happen." "Something bad?" She asked. "No, that man is going to run all the way around." Alexander replied. At that moment, we all looked up to see the batter hit a home run! Wow! We could not believe it. Everyone was asking if they could take him to Vegas. That is our Alexander, he really is special.
The boys also met the Bee. It was the first time they were close to a mascot without screaming or crying. He was a very nice Bee!
The game was a blast, and even though the Bee's lost, we felt like winners. We are blessed with good friends, great family and two of the most amazing little boys ever.

About Me

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We are the Fox family. Jason (aka. Dad) Alisa (aka. Mom), Alexander (aka. big brother), Jaxon (aka. Big/Little brother) and Dayne (aka. Baby brother) Oh, and we can't leave out Alana (aka. Big sister, little sister, helper, one of those) We have 1 dog named Julius and one little cat, Pandora. We are blessed to have an amazing extended family, a couple of adopted extended families and some really great friends.