5 Months: Valentine’s Kisses and Krispie Treats

23 Mar 2013 by hbarkes, No Comments »

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This month started out with Mommy’s birthday. Jaxton gave Mommy her card and signed it too! Mommy was really happy and touched to see his first scribbles. Maybe next year for her birthday Jax can help Daddy bake her a cake! The next day was Valentine’s Day, and Mommy took some special pictures of Jaxton. Daddy felt bad for letting her do it, and he will probably get back at us later some day.


Mom and Daddy packed up the car and we took our first road trip with Jaxton to Bartlesville, Oklahoma, to see friends Julie, Jeff, Reagan, and Ryan. The 4-hour drive was pretty easy, since Jaxton slept the entire way. He had lots of fun playing with Ryan, who is only 11 days younger than him. It was really cute when they held hands!
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After introducing him to cereal last month, we moved on to baby food. The first one we tried was sweet potatoes. He wasn’t sure about the first taste, but by the third and fourth bite he was leaning forward and wanting more! Mommy tried her best to keep him clean, but his cheeks and hands were covered by the time they were done.
With two big snows in less than a week, it was nice to have some snow days at home together. Daddy was sick for about 4 days, so Mommy had to shovel the driveway for the first snow. Unfortunately Jax is too young to go outside and play in the snow, but maybe next year!
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The Barkes family had a gathering to celebrate all of the birthdays in the months of January and February and upcoming arrival of baby Newton. The theme for the day was a competition to whip up your best and most creative batch of rice krispie treats. After the voting was finished, Mommy, Daddy, and Jaxton were the winners! Our recipe had chocolate chip cookie dough on the top of the rice krispies. Grandpa got second place, but had the coolest and most creative presentation, he made a “rice krispie man”. We won an apron that says “Krispie Champions” on it.
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Although Jaxton was more interested in Papa’s wooden spoon award!
We went out to the Well for brunch for Uncle Brandon’s birthday. Jaxton thought he was looking tough in Daddy’s hat.
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Aunt Amber and her friend Adaiah from Big Brothers/Big Sisters invited the family over for a special dinner. We came up to the door to see this sign for their “restaurant” Italiana’s. They answered the door with fake moustaches! Jaxton liked that a lot. They served us drinks, dinner and dessert.
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He was really “cheesing” it up for a picture with Daddy in their hoodies.
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Jax really likes to play in his exersaucer, even though he maybe a little too small for it. There are so many fun things to play with on it!
There will probably be a lot more of these rides in Jaxton’s future! He had a big smile when Daddy put him on his shoulders.
His legs seem really strong already and it probably won’t be long before he is crawling all around the house.
Jaxton has also been practicing sitting up. He’s able to sit without us holding him up, and if he’s got a boppy pillow behind him he can do it for minutes on his own. Maybe next month he’ll be able to pull himself up to a sitting position without Mommy and Daddy’s help. He likes tummy time now and is rolling over with regularity. He even turns himself around looking for his toys. He really loves his Mommy and Daddy, and we love him so much too!
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