4 Months!!!

Today our baby boy is 4 months!!  4!!!  Where does the time go?  I did take pictures, but I'll have to post them when we get home.  

We've been in Alaska for 3 days now, and I LOVE IT!!!!  When we arrived into Fairbanks it was -19 degrees and snowing.  It was beautiful.  The ground sparkled.  We entered our very own winter wonderland.   Pap-pap and Mum-mum met us at the airport with heavy jackets and blankets.  I wanted to go outside and experience the cold before I bundled up.  I went outside and the crisp, cold air hit my throat and made me cough.  (Still happens every time I got outside.)   I seriously pictured myself to shake uncontrollably because it's so cold, but that wasn't the case.  :)  I think I'm surprising everyone with how well I'm taking to the weather.  I think I could fit in here just fine if we ever moved here.

Max has been nothing but warm since we landed.  When he's warm, you know what happens....he sleeps!!   We met Auntie Nicole, Uncle Cleo, and cousins Jaden and Amaya at our hotel.  It's been a year and half since we've seen them, so Jaden is sooo grown up and handsome.  Amaya is a few weeks younger than Max and is so adorably cute!  She is a peaceful little girl. 

While in Fairbanks we drove out to North Pole, AK and went to Santa Claus House.  Max sat on Santa's lap, and we took a pictures with just him and Santa, and then as a family.  It was a happy moment.  Outside they had ice sculptures, and Ian and I sat in a sleigh.  Brrrr!!!!  It was pretty cool though!

We came to Healy yesterday and woke up this morning to a fresh fallen snow.  Beautiful.  Everywhere you look it's like looking at a Christmas card.  I love it!  John, Ian, and myself went out today and found our Christmas tree.  I was so excited to do this, because I've never gone out and cut down a tree.  So I didn't really cut down the tree, but the experience was FUN and I loved it!  It was about 5 degrees out. 

I don't want to leave AK without seeing the Northern Lights, so hopefully that will happen.  :) 

Facts of Max:
He has found his feet, which leads to him pulling off his socks.
He can hold his bottle...not consistently yet, but he's trying.
He loves to be sitting up.
He touched snow for the first time and cried.
He has started to pull my hair, and can I just say he has a mean grip.  I've been wearing it up now.  :)
He laughs so much more, which makes us laugh more.


AK Bound

Today is the day!!!  At 5:00 pm, we will be flying to Alaska!!  Are we ready for the -30 degree weather?  Umm not so much!  We are so very excited to see Pap-pap, Mum-mum, Nicole, Cleo, Jaden and Amaya!!  It's Max's first plane ride, so I'm a little nervous.  He's a really good kid though, so we're hoping he'll just be his happy ole' self. 

I've spent this past week getting this ready for our big trip.  I bought Max a few thermal one pieces, which are so flippin' cute!  Our baby boy will be warm and cozy the whole time we're there!!  He's my little heater, so he'll be keeping me warm.  :)

As excited as I am to spend Christmas in Alaska, I'm sad to not be spending it with my family.  It's our first Christmas apart.  :(  My family on my Mom's side is all going to Vaughn to surprise my Gramma Molly.  I think we'll be the only ones not there, and she hasn't met Max yet.   Sad, sad. 

I won't be posting pictures or updating until we get back home. 

Merry Christmas!!!!
Ian, Jennifer and Max


'Tis the Season of Sickness

Sickness is going around our family and it won't go away!!!  Max has had a cough that won't go away, and he got pink eye!!  My poor baby!  He's a little trooper when it comes to putting the drops in his eye.  They sting, so at first he cried like a mad man, but now he's such a big boy with no tears. 

We went to Radio City Christmas Spectacular a couple weeks ago.  We figured Max would like it because of the singing and the bright colors.  We were there maybe 5 minutes and he fell asleep!  It was an amazing show though!  This past Thursday we went to my school's Christmas Concert.  When the choir was singing he fell right to sleep, but when the band played....well let's just say it scared him.  He's not a fan of that type of music. 

This Monday we have Ian's Christmas Party.  The party is for all Coyote employees, which includes the Coyote players.  So little man will be on the ice with the hockey players!  We're excited to put him on the ice, especially Ian.  I'll be sure to take lots of pictures!!

We leave for Alaska in 6 days!!!  I've checked the weather and we'll be leaving 70 degree weather and going to -12 degrees!!! 

Max moments:

Oreo checking out his competition.
Look at my outfit!
Sleeping with my mittens because I scratched my face. :(
Max is long enough to touch both sides of his pack n' play.
Looking scared while sitting by himself.
That's the smile we were looking for!
Standing around. 
I love my daddy!!