I cannot believe that it has been a whole year since our baby girl joined our family. I start to get emotional when I think back on this past year and everything that we have been through. To think about those NICU days (or should I say months) makes me so grateful for how far she has come.. She is a healthy, happy girl who loves to play and play and cruise all over the whole house. I'm so grateful that I get to be her Mother. She has brought so much joy to us this past year. We are so blessed!
- WALK and walk and walk (with my help of coarse). At about 10.5 months Jadyn discovered she can finally be mobile by walking if she holds onto our fingers. Our lives (and my back) have not been the same since. She no longer wants to sit on the floor and play with toys. She is the happiest when she is standing or walking. For the past month she has pushed her little walker around the house and has put so many miles on that thing. She will now cruise around the funiture and stand for quite a while by herself.
- Jadyn loves to swing in the back yard with mom. She could be entertained by this for hours. Not looking forward to these winter months ahead when we can no longer go outside to play.
- She loves table foods and wants anything that Mom or Dad eats. Turkey, string cheese, pasta, fruit, yogurt, crackers and gold fish are her favorite foods. (She now has 10 teeth).
-Loves other kids. She will light up as soon as she sees them. She tends to smother our guests when they come over to play.
For the 24th of July we headed down to Monroe this year. Cade has a lot of family there and was invited to play in the basketball tournament with his Jenkins cousins. It was so weird not going to Panaca but I soon found out that Monroe has all the same festivities that Panace does... BBQ, basketball tournament, parade, races, etc... so I felt a little more at home. Jadyn had a great time. Here she is at the parade with her Monroe frisby.
Her and I even got to experience our first "Punch Bag". (Pink Lemonade in a bag that you drink with a straw for those of you who don't know). I learned that they drank their milk out of bags instead of cartons at school too. Weird :)
Hunt Family Reunion
July 31, 2011
I was so excited to go to the Hunt reunion this year at the Cleaveland Ranch where my sister Heather lives. We haven't had a Hunt reunion in awhile and I miss them so much. It's so fun to see all my Aunts and Uncles and cousins that I grew up with. I missed Grandma Hunt so much. It was weird not having her there. What a fun time we had though. Thankfully Jadyn still camped well in a tent too (for the 5th time this summer).
Jadyn even got to ride a horse for the very first time
She loved being outside and getting so much attention. Here she is with Grandma Mathews.
This year for our annual Mathews Family Reunion we headed to California. Cade, Jadyn and I headed down early to my brothers house to spend the 4th of July and soak up as much sun as we could. We were there for a total of 10 days. I could've stayed even longer. We had so much fun!
For the reunion we camped at Doheny Beach in Dana Point.
If you have never camped at the beach before I highly recommend it :)
We even got some family pictures taken...which is quite an accomplishment with my family.
Here is the entire Mathews clan (minus two)
We snuck in an Angels games too. Our entire family went. We basically took up one whole section.
This was Jadyn's second Angels game. Spoiled girl.