Wednesday, April 25, 2012

11 Months

Only one more month to go until he's a year old. WHAT?!?! I already told Jeff that he can't make fun of me if I cry on his birthday or at his birthday party. So, we'll see!

Things have been crazy and busy around here. Maddox and I have both been sick the past two weeks. He started out with a runny nose and it turned into an ear infection. I had a few sleepless nights with him, but thankfully once he got started on those antibiotics he started sleeping all night again. I've got the runny nose, congestion and now no voice (which I'm sure Jeff doesn't mind) I keep thinking it will go away and its been over a week, so maybe I need to get myself to the doctor!

So what's new......

- We've got a talker. No actual words yet, but he likes to talk, a lot. I can't imagine where he got that from

- If you're thinking about a birthday present for him, you may want to consider any kind of dog toy. They seem to be the preferred toy around this house.

- We still try to spend a lot of time outdoors before the weather gets too hot. Unfortunately this past weekend was probably the most beautiful weather we will have all year and we were stuck inside sick.

- Lily and Maddox are glued at the hip. I sent my family some videos that I've been taking and my sister asked "are they always together" Yep, pretty much!

- I feel like I've been on camera over time! All of a sudden I realized that he is thisclose to turning 1 and I panicked thinking I haven't taken enough photos or videos. Thats probably a little crazy, huh?

- Birthday party planning is in full swing! His party will be over Memorial Day weekend so hopefully you're planning to be in town!

- He weighed 23 pounds at the doctor when we went in for his ear infection. Measured 28 1/2 inches tall. I have no idea how that charts out, but I'm guessing his weight is in the higher percentage and his heigh is in the low ;-)

- He's still "cruising" on furniture and with his toys. And maybe oh maybe there have been a few steps here and there. Not enough to say that he is walking per say, but I'd say we are just around that corner!

I can't think of what else is new so here are some photos!

Don't tell Dad!!

LOVES those airplanes

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Excuse me....

when did my baby get so big??

For real???

Granny Visits!

I don't think I ever posted any photos from Granny's visit. She came to stay with us over her spring break and the time went by too quickly! Not only did I miss HER when she was gone, I missed having a clean house ;-) 

And she gave Maddox an early birthday present. A Radio Flyer wagon! We have already got so much use out of it. He loves it. I needed to install his big car seat in the car and I just drug his wagon out in the yard, strapped him in and he happily sat while I installed the car seat.

We love you Granny! Can't wait to see you in May!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter Morning

When I was growing up, Easter was always a big deal. We would come down in the morning and get our Easter baskets, get dressed in our new church outfits, go to church, then after church it was always time to get together with family for lunch, easter egg hunts and eating way too much candy. While our first Easter with Maddox wasn't quite that crazy, it was still pretty busy!!

When Maddox got up we gave him his Easter basket, which consisted of a lot of dollar aisle finds from Target ;-) He also had a basket from Granny (my Mom) as did Lily, Jeff and I. She always hides Easter baskets for us while she's here on her Spring Break.

He was super cute with his basket, he actually took everything out one at a time, looked and played with each thing before he moved on to the next item.

He's loving Elmo still, so he got Elmo socks, Elmo plate and cup and an Elmo book. We recently discovered new sippy cups with straws. They are awesome because he just wasn't getting holding the cup up to drink. Now he can hold the cup down and drink from the straw. Funny thing is, as soon as he started using this cup, he's now doing better at holding the regular sippy cups up himself and drinking from them. I always got an Easter bunny every year. My Grandma started the tradition and then when she passed away my Mom kept it up. I want to do the same thing with my kids, although I know if I have all boys they could care less! Maddox is LOVING anything that even resembles a ball. He loves to throw balls, and he is actually pretty good at it. He got a bouncy ball and three outfits from Granny. He got an Elmo doll from Julesie and GP (Jeff's parents) he smiled at it, and then went right back to playing with the dog's tennis balls. At least he's cheap!!

We actually made it to church! It's been tough recently because I always have photo shoots scheduled for Sunday mornings, so its been awhile since we've been able to go to church. I made it a point to keep this past week open so we could go to church. Unfortunately we got there right before the service and it was standing room only. Which is a wonderful thing, but not super fun with a squirmy baby. To top off standing Maddox was the loudest he may have ever been. He would not stop talking. I always think back to our baptism classes and the teacher saying she loves to hear the babies talking during church, it makes the service feel full of life. Well MD was doing his part this Sunday!

After church we headed to Jeff's parents for lunch, the Masters and family time! It was a good day :-)

Wait is that...Yes its ELMO!!!

Hold on! I thought I was supposed to get candy bunnies for Easter?

Look who showed up again! Elmo!

Look Lily! There's nothing in there!

 Lily with her Easter loot!

We weren't sure if this ball was for MD or Lily, so they decided to share.

Hope your Easter was a fabulous as ours!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Rainy Day Outside Fun

 We all hate those dang palm trees....and they taste nasty too!