Sunday, June 29, 2008

The Oldest and Youngest "Nix"

We had Greg's Annual Nix Olympics (family reunion) this weekend and we had an opportunity to get a picture of Cutter with his Great Uncle Paul. Uncle Paul and Cutter are 74 years apart and they each represent the oldest and the youngest in the Nix family. We were very honored to participate in this photo shoot!!

Uncle Paul and Cutter
Uncle Paul, Cutter and Daddy

Friday, June 27, 2008

.5 years old!!

Dear Cutter,

What a difference 6 months makes:

You have been a busy little bee this month! You have made many new friends since you started going to the babysitters. You seem to love being around friends and family. You are such a happy baby and a complete joy to be around.

In the half a year that you have been here on this great planet we call Earth, many exciting things have happened:

  • 2008 is an election year and our Presidential nominees have been picked. Obama vs McCain
    ~GO McCain!!~

  • Mommy and Daddy are doing our best to "Go Green" and raise you to do the same thing.

  • Fresno State won the College World Series, they were the lowest ranking team to ever win a college Championship game!

  • Oil prices hit record highs!

  • Boston Celtics win NBA Championship

  • Giants win the Super Bowl

  • Polar Bears have been placed on the threatened list, and protected by the Endangered Species Act.

and last, but not least (drum roll please!)...

  • Mommy went back to work

The last one is the one that most effects our lives. You have shown that warrior spirit and have adjusted amazingly well. Every time we arrive to pick you up you have the biggest grin on your face and are so happy to see us, as we are to see you.

I just can't get enough of your loving. You love to hug and give slobbery kisses and I love to receive them.

You have started talking in your own little language, and on a nightly basis sing yourself to sleep. When you want up, you lift your arms up and put your hands together over your head. You love to play peek-a-boo. I'll say "where is Cutter?" and you will pull the burp cloth over your head and pull it down with a big grin on your face, you wait for me to say "there he is" and then start your belly laughs.

You have pretty much mastered the art of eating. When Mommy and Daddy are having dinner you want to be right there part of our conversation and enjoying a snack or two as well. You love to bang on your highchair and hear all the sounds it makes and are pretty proud of yourself when it gets our attention.

You love the puppies and they LOVE you!! If you are sitting on the floor, Marlee will come over to you, roll over and expect you to rub her belly. You just sit there starring at her and wait for her to get the hint, then she licks your hands, it must tickle because the effect is a belly laugh from you. I tried to capture it on video, but of course the battery was dead!! So it is charged and ready to go when it happens again.

You amaze me more and more everyday. You have this life thing figured out and are just laying back and enjoying it one day at a time. I continue to pray that you will grow to be a strong, healthy, and active toddler who will brighten my day for years to come.

I love you to eternity and back!!



BIG 6 month update coming soon!!

Today Cutter is 6 months old!! Can you believe it??? I am planning on doing a big 6 month update so stay tuned!!

WOW, 6 months old!!

**(shakes head in disbelief)**

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

My First Balloon!

Cutter got to play with his first balloon the other day! If he could have ate it, he would have!! He didn't really understand how/why it kept going up whenever he took his hands off of it! I gave it to him so he cuold feel the texture of the balloon. He seemed to really enjoy it!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Emilee turns 3!!!

This weekend Emilee had her 3rd birthday party! She actually turns three on June 26, but we celebrated early! She was so excited! She kept asking me "when my birthday going to be here?" and I would tell her later today and she would say ok, go do something else and then return 5 minutes later to ask me again! She is so cute!

(The Birthday Girl with her new princess bike!!)

There was one thing that was holding Emilee back from being a BIG girl - her pacifier or boppy as she calls them. My sister, Katie (Emilee's Mom), told her that she needed to send the boppy's to the babies in Heaven as they needed them more that she did. After her party she reminded us that she needed to send the boppy's to Heaven, so we prepared them for send off and made sure that Emilee knew she would never get them back. Like the BIG girl we knew she was, she sent the pacifiers to Heaven and was very proud of herself for doing so!

(Taking one last picture with her boppy)

I am so proud of her!! She hasn't cried or asked about them since Saturday!! I love this little girl so much!!

Monday, June 16, 2008

From Dirty to Clean!


Getting Clean...

To Super Clean Cutie!!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Daddy's Day, Daddy!!

We had a great and relaxing day with Daddy! He requested that we just hang out and spend time with each other, so that's what we did!

Happy Father's Day to Poppa Homan and Papa Nix, hope that you two had a wonderful day!!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

We, He and I made it!!

Well, we made it through our first night apart!! The hardest part was leaving him. Once I got on my way, I only teared up a few times. I had a late morning check-in, so Greg and Cutter got up and moving early in the morning. I got Cutter ready while Greg was getting ready and I cried the whole time. I gave him lots of hugs and kisses. I was so sad that I had to leave him, but he was a trooper and a good boy for Daddy! It was hard, but it gives Daddy and Cutter a chance to spend some father/son time together.

I feel like I never went on leave!! I was gone for 7 months and just knew that I was going to have a hard time getting back into the groove of things, but it didn't take to long for me to remember. I thought I was going to have to get my "air" legs back, but it only took me about 2 legs to get used to walking around again. Today felt like it always had. The job hasn't really changed much, I just added a new topic to the jumpseat conversations and a whole new reason to get home on-time!!

ps I wasn't quite ready in the picture above, but Cutter and Greg were ready to leave and I wanted a picture, so sorry no make-up!! ;) The look of surprise on Cutter's face is because it is 6:30 in the morning and he is normally still asleep!! :)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Tomorrow is the day!

Tomorrow is the day that I go back to work. I never thought 5 1/2 months would go by so fast! The past 5 1/2 months have had their ups and downs, but I am so sad to see them go.

Tomorrow, Cutter goes to the babysitter for the second time. The first time (Monday) was great for him and horrible for me. I sat in the car after dropping him off and cried for 30 minutes, called Greg and told him I didn't think I could do it, he gave me the encouragement that I could do it and I went on my merry way, running errands.

Tonight, I left it up to Greg to give Cutter a bath and put him to bed, as I had lots of last minute things to do (including writing this blog), but as I sat here about to log on I realized that tomorrow I WON'T be here! This sudden sadness came over me. I went and picked Cutter up and took him to his room where I rocked him to sleep. I rocked him, I sang to him, and I cried!! He doesn't know any different. He doesn't know that tomorrow his life will change forever! His schedule will no longer be the same. He will no longer get to cuddle with me in bed early in the morning. I won't be here to give him a hug and kiss at night before he goes to bed. I am incredibly SAD! I need to stay strong, but I don't know if I can! This has got to be one of the HARDEST things I have ever done!! I am not just going back to work, I am going to be gone at least 2 nights for the rest of my career, that is 2 nights of his life that I will be missing. It will be up to Greg to give him the things that I normally do, he has to be MOM and DAD! He is an incredible father and loves Cutter just as much as I do! He will have to double up on the hugs and kisses, but I am know that won't be a problem!

So, I will report back on Thursday ( I am only going on a 2 day, gone one night.) to let everyone know how Cutter, Greg and I did! Wish me luck, I need it!!

Love to all,

Sunday, June 8, 2008


Cutter has a special friend that he has been sleeping with and it has helped tremendously with him falling asleep faster. We've never really had any problems with him falling asleep but it seems to take him forever. I am not complaining because most of the time he is talking to himself or singing and I love hearing those sounds. But we thought he was old enough now to sleep with something, the first night we gave Swinger to Cutter, Cutter fell asleep in about 5 minutes and that has been the trend ever since.

Swinger is a beanie baby given to Cutter the day he was born from his cousin Tyler!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

For our Canadian Family!

Cutter was sent this Royal Canadian Mounted Police Teddybear from his GREAT GREAT Aunt Bette, who lives in Canada. We have had it placed near the changing table for quite sometime now and Cutter just recognized him as we were changing his diaper and wanted to play with him (translation: eat its hat). Daddy named him "Mounty", and it has stuck. He seems to like "Mounty" and mommy likes him because it keeps Cutter preoccupied when I am trying to do a quick change!

Monday, June 2, 2008

My little man...

has stolen my heart! I love him so much!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Our First Playdate! :)

Our first playdate was so much fun!! Our Gymboree class gets together once a month at a neighborhood park and we were able to make this one. The mommies drank mimosas and the babies cooed and played with each other. Cutter played his little heart out and took a good 3 hour nap after it was over.

Cutter and Baby A playing, since Cutter is now able to sit up on his own, he really enjoyed sharing his toys with her.

Lookin as cute as can be!
Cutter sitting up like a BIG Boy!!
These are the little men of the class. The only boys, compared to 6 girls!!

Little O, Cutter and Parker
The whole Gymboree playdate group! We had a blast and can't wait til next time!!