Friday, December 18, 2009

That's Our Boy!!


Last night at Maddux's school, they had their Christmas Program. Max and I couldn't be prouder of little Maddux! He did so good! Our camcorder ran out of memory (I'm LIVID!) so we only captured the last song they sang. Maddux is the first one in the red plaid shirt - (If you can't tell who he is by his curly hair!) - Is he not the best little bell ringer you have ever seen?? haha! His Best Friend, Reid, is the one who walks up to the microphone afterwards! It was hilarious!!! Maddux, we love you and are so proud of your first performance!!!!!

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Oh What A Night......


I saw a news story yesterday morning about the latest sleep gadget on the market: The Zeo Coach - It's pretty cool - It records your sleep patterns and lets you know how much " sleep" you're really getting every night. REM, light, deep or awake time. I would love to know how much quality sleeping time I get, because it seems after kids, I don't sleep that well! I used to sleep like a baby - Which brings me to ask, Why do people even say that? I mean, do babies really ever sleep that good? Not mine! It's a rare night in our household if one doesn't wake up or make some kind of noise in the middle of the night..........
Which leads me to the story of last night. Maddux, has decided to let us know he needs us in the middle of the night, by banging (yes banging) his head on the wall - (A simple yelling of Mommmmmmaaaaaaa or Daaaaaaaddyyyyy doesn't work in his book) -- So, at 5am, that's what we heard and can confirm this via the video monitor we have in his room. Soooooo, I headed down to his room - I entered the room and he said. "Hi Momma" in his sweet 2 year old, soft voice. "I Wet" - I was shocked that he had just told me this - Not shocked that it happened, just shocked that he told me. I quickly changed his pullup, took off his soaked pajama pants and proceeded to climb into bed with him - Then he proceeded to tell me that he needed sweatpants. Sweatpants! Ha! He knows what those are!!!! I laughed, cause lateley he just makes me laugh at all the new things he tells me.
So we snuggled up and went back to sleep - Well, he did anyways . I think that Zeo gadget would have told me good luck !!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Addi Grace and Maddux Playing together

Well, Addi Grace sat up for first time by herself yesterday and Maddux has been the best big brother ever! I can't tell you how great he has been this whole weekend. Just the best! I love you Stinky Face (aka maddux!) We had a great weekend at home. Just Max, the kids and I .

And Happy Birthday to my Father In Law, Don, My Neice Erika, and my other Father In Law, Clay! Hope you all had wonderful Birthdays!!!!!!

Here is a video of the kids:

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Night Night !!

What a crazy week! I have been so busy and haven't had much time to blog - It's been a cold week too, and we have been enjoying our fireplace! Maddux helps bring in the wood and start the fires with Daddy. Addi Grace has just been the best baby ever! She's getting her shots tomorrow, so I hope this continues. As for Max and I, we decided today that we are adding on to the house! Yay! I'm so excited! The Contractor starts in 2 weeks - Yikes! So much to do...... Basically, we are adding on 2 bedrooms, a bathroom, and a kids playroom. We are very fortunate and blessed to have this opportunity - We have lots of decisions to make in the coming weeks regarding designs, etc. I will be posting on this adventure as well!


Here are my 2 beauties tonight before bedtime! All clean and warm! Notice Maddux's hair cut!


Sunday, December 6, 2009

A Branson Christmas Adventure!!

My Mom (aka Mimi) and I took Maddux to Branson Friday - We spent the night down at the Branson Landing - Maddux was so excited. He kept saying Bransent! So cute.... Here are some pics from our adventure! Thanks Mimi for going with us! We had so much fun!

We stopped and ate Ice Cream before we checked into the hotel.
Mrs. Claus was downstairs at the hotel reading books to the kids - Maddux took the book from Mrs. Claus and gave it to Mimi to read. So funny! We rode the trolley that goes around the shopping center - Maddux called it the "train" - He would say, "all aboard!" - Everyone would laugh. Where do these kids learn this stuff from??? ha! We took him to the Disney Store. He was in HEAVEN! He is in love with Buzz Lightyear right now, so naturally this is what he played with first:

But he really did love the whole store. He walked around and talked about all of the characters. What I was most impressed about was that he didn't scream and cry when we left the store! He just said, Bye Bye Buzz!!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

My Child Will Never Forgive Me.........

For posting this video for the world to see......But he's just so cute!!!! Addi Grace is in the background whining....Sorry....She wasn't happy in her swing :(

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Trains and Dance Moves.........

Cousin Jake (aka Maddux's BFF) gave Maddux a very cool Thomas the Tank Engine Train Set yesterday - I think it is safe to say that my child LOVES TRAINS!!! Thanks Jake!! As soon as we put it together last night, he has been hooked. Tonight, he and I just laid in the floor and watched the train go around and around....It was cute. I loved watching him be happy :)
Addi Grace just chilled with Daddy on the couch in front of the fire!
Before bedtime, I put in this new dance workout dvd from the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. I LOVE their show on CMT - Max calls me a dork, but I LOVE IT! Anyway, Maddux loves to dance, so he tried it out! H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S!!! I am going to try and film him tomorrow and put it up on the blog (I have no idea what I am doing, so be prepared for it to take a few days! hahaha)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

What a Crazy Thanksgiving Holiday



Well, it all started out this past Tuesday with this: All the ingredients to make Fudge!!







And Maddux really, really liked the Marshmellow Creme :)
Fast forward to Tuesday night - Maddux was up ALL NIGHT coughing - It was awful - We had given him everything we could without overdosing - And nothing was working.....So, I took him to the Dr. on Weds. morning -- Ear infection was the worst of it. They also gave us stronger cough meds (awesome) - and a Z-Pack - Soooo, we decided to kind of shorten our Thanksgiving trip to just the day on Thursday. We really felt like Maddux would rest better at home in his bed.


So Thursday, we went to my Dad's house - and then on to my Nanny's (Hi Nanny!) -- It was my brother (Brad) and grandpas birthday on Thursday as well. Here are a couple of pics of the kids on Thanksgiving!!

Addi Grace eating some "mashed potatoes" and Maddux outside with my brother riding around on the farm....

So fast forward to 4am Saturday morning - Yup, 4am - Addi Grace woke up BURNING UP - Her temp was 102.7 - So at 7am, I took her to the walk in clinic - No flu, thank goodness! Just an upper respiratory infection. All of
this on her 6 month old birthday!!!

I really did enjoy our Thanksgiving though. It was a little crazier than I would have liked, but it was a good one......

Monday, November 23, 2009

Fun with the Fam

We are going to Oklahoma later this week to celebrate Thanksgiving with my family, so we had Max's family over Sunday afternoon to celebrate with them. We had such a good time. Whenever you get Max's 2 sisters together with him, it's always fun ;) Here are some pics of our fun day!

Maddux outside with the men playing baseball - He is so going to be left handed!!
Sweet Addi Grace!

My beautiful neices Erika and Lauren - Aren't they just gorgeous?????
Max's mom Cathy, his sister's Mandy and Wendy, me and Addi Grace.
Max and I loaded up all of the kids and took them to see the Christmas lights on the Square in Fayetteville - Maddux loved it! Can't wait to take him back to ride the ponies.....

Friday, November 20, 2009

Super Mom (So I thought)

Max was outside meeting with some contractors (we are attempting to add on to our house) and I was inside with the kids - I was trying to play "Super Mom" - I was attempting to cook dinner, make about 120 no bake chocolate oatmeal cookies for our Department work party the next day, feed Addi Grace, clean the kitchen and tend to Maddux - all in about 1.5 hours until it was bath time for the kids. I really had myself going for a while. And I was doing a pretty good job at it :) Until....... my spinach risotto (from Target - you have to try it - so yummy!) started to boil over - Then, my chocolate was ready to be mixed with the oatmeal, and if you've ever tried to make these cookies, you know you can't wait too long to do this step ;) - So I get the risotto calmed down, pour my chocolate in the oatmeal, start spooning the cookies on wax paper and I hear this little 2 year old voice say, "Mommmmmmmaaaaaaa" - "I'm Stuck" - I had no idea what he was talking about. I mean, he was just in the next room watching Dora the Explorer.....Well, this is what he was stuck in:
Maddux is really into Toy Story - Especially Buzz Lightyear - It's so cute when he says it. It sounds like "Buzz Butt Year" - So Cute! Here are the kids watching Toy Story. Even Addi Grace liked it!!!




Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thanksgiving Party with Maddux!

It was Maddux's first "official" party that parents were able to attend. He and his classmates (with a little help from teachers!) made the parents a Thanksgiving meal. It was just so perfect! Here are some pics from the event of the day! He was soooo proud that we were there --

Maddux showing us his artwork on the wall - He really knew which one was his!! Impressive...
Maddux at the table - Each child made their own place mats with their names on it - His hand print was the turkey's feathers :)
It was very difficult to get Maddux to look at the camera in this pic - It's the best we could do :) sorry daddy
Maddux eating his carrot cake - It does have real carrots in it right?
Addi Grace didn't get to have a Thanksgiving party - But she did enjoy her green beans and sweet potatoes today! She also likes her new winter hat.....










Monday, November 16, 2009

Happy Happy Fun Day

What a fun fun day it is when you get to have vegetables (especially green beans!) for the 1st time! Well, Miss Addi Grace sure had fun eating today - She's doing better everytime we eat with a spoon! I thought she liked green beans ALOT till I let her try squash - Well, lets just say she ate the whole carton of Squash! She's her momma's girl I tell ya!
And Maddux...What a fun day did he have jumping on Daddy???? Well, it was just so much fun he had to do it over and over again! I think Daddy was having lots of fun too ;)

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Oldies But Goodies

I'm posting from work (shame, shame!) - Only taking about 5 minutes, I promise! Anyway, here are some cute old pics of Maddux I found - My, how I miss my little baby boy!Don't adjust your monitors either - That is Maddux with brown curly hair! He was born with a head full of it - it fell out around 4 months, and came back blond curly!

Maddux and his cousin, Jake - Jake is Maddux's best friend - We love you Jake! Hope you feel better soon!!!! (He had staples put in the back of his head 2 days ago from a nasty fall!!!)


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I Love You Stinky Face!!!!

My Mom got Maddux this really cute book back when went to visit her in Oklahoma. It's called "I Love You Stinky Face! " - So Cute! I will read it first, and then Maddux "reads" it back to me....He really loves it so much! If you have a little one, you just HAVE to go buy it!!!

"Dr. Maddux" taking Addi Grace's temperature tonight..... That would be ketchup (not blood) all over his face and hands - Daddy brought home french fries for dinner. Yummy!!

BTW - We were successful at switching out the "Buzz Lightyear" Pull Up tonight!!!! Yay!!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Dear Pull Up Diaper Designer at Pampers.........

Sweet little Maddux has been wearing pull ups for a few months now.....And he loves them! We are pretty successful at going "pee pee" in the potty some of the time. As for the other....well, that's a whole nother post.....Anyway, the most recent box of pull ups has the designs from "Toy Story" on them - My darling husband thought it would be cool to show Maddux all of the characters from Toy Story - Especially "Buzz Lightyear" - Now, it's important to point out to you that there are about 4 different designs of the Toy Story pull ups in each box - Well, Maddux has come to love the "Buzz Lightyear" design. Every night, he picks through the box until he finds that perfect "Buzz Lightyear" design....It's really quite humorous. Well, if you can imagine that after a couple of weeks of only picking the "Buzz Lightyear" designs, we are kind of running low....So, Max hides one of the other designs in his back pocket and right before he helps Maddux put on his pull up, he switches it out! Very clever Max! Well, that was until tonight....Maddux decided that he wanted to see "Buzz Lightyear" after Max put his pull up on, and low and behold, "Buzz" wasn't there!! He kept looking and looking - (he even tried to look at his back side but was unsuccessful) Let's just say he wasn't happy and proceeded to take off the pull up -- Sooooo, Dear Pampers......Can you make a whole box of pull ups with just one design option??????? Please????????

Here are some pics of the kids tonight before bed time -

Maddux watching "Dora"
Addi Grace was very offended that I took her picture :)

Saturday, November 7, 2009

My First Razorback Football Game!!!!!

Maddux had the BEST DAY EVER!!!! He was such a good boy (for the most part) at the Razorback Football Game today vs. South Carolina - And we won!!! I really wanted to take him today because our baseball team was recognized at half time for making the College World Series - I went down on the field at half time because I wanted to see the guys that had graduated or was drafted - It was soooo good to see all of the old guys - Anyway, I also kind of felt like Maddux might do ok, so we took him!

Headed to the Game! Had to take the juice box of course!

Max and Maddux at pre game - Maddux loved the band, the cheerleaders, everything BUT the F-16's that flew over after the National Anthem :) Maddux giving the team "five" - I wasn't even really paying attention and I just turned around and he was over there doing this as the team went out on the field!He had no idea that the Pom Squad Girls were drooling over him - There were these 2 guys standing next to us on the sidelines - I think they were kind of jealous that Maddux was getting so much attention!
My Favorite picture -- I think I might have this one framed for Max's office!!

All in all this was one of my most favorite times with Maddux - It was really neat calling the hogs with him (he did it!) -- Everyone thought he was so cute and a lot of our friends noticed that we were on the field - We even caught the attention of the Independence Bowl Representatives! We met them way after the game was over and they were like, "isn't that the little boy who was on the field at halftime??" - I was like "yes - you saw us???" They said," Yes! We didn't watch anything but him! He was so cute!!"

Well, here's to you my beautiful, cute, hog callin boy - I love you - Can't wait to take you to another Razorback Football Game!


Love,
Momma and Daddy


Friday, November 6, 2009

Cute Baby Girl Clothes

I have had a lot of fun shopping for Addi Grace lately - I think the new line for baby girls at Gap Kids is ADORABLE! Have you seen all their cute stuff for winter?? If there is anyone in our family who reads this and wants gift ideas for Addi Grace - get 6-12 months ANYTHING in Gap Kids! Hahaha! I got Addi Grace this little denim jumper last week (Thanks Aunt Mandy!)

I also frequently shop online at http://www.etsy.com/ - It's like an ebay for handmade things only they are new. I found this cute little crochet bear hat for Addi Grace for $8 - Maddux tries to put it on himself, but finally has agreed that it is "sissy's hat" -- Anyway, I love etsy and plan on buying lots of Christmas presents there this year.

Tomorrow will be a first in our family............Maddux is going to his first Hogs Football game! Yay!! Can't wait to post pics tomorrow night...Til then, GO HOGS!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Car Seat Blanket - I Made It !!

I bought a pattern online for this adorable car seat blanket - I do sew a little bit - I've made pillow cases, drapes, curtains, table runners.....But I've really never done anything with a "pattern" - It promised that is was a "beginner project" - They were so right! Woo Hoo! I had so much fun making it - And, I actually finished a sewing project! Yay!

Here is my little Addi Grace modeling her new car seat blanket - It just lays flat in the car seat and you put the straps through the holes and it folds over her to keep her warm - I always dreaded taking Maddux out when he was a baby in the cold - It is ridiculously hard getting their car seat buckled together when they have 3 layers of clothing on -- This will be just perfect for her!
This week, Maddux, Addi Grace and I met my good friend Sarah and her 2 girls out for dinner - Sarah is my best friend from High School and College - We were in each others weddings and are really just the best of pals - Even if we don't see each other or talk all the time! We had such a good time catching up and her girls are TO DIE FOR cute. Grace is 5 years old - She was 2 months old in my wedding!!! And Molly Claire is 16 months old. I was so relieved that my kids were so good for me. This was the first time I had ever taken them both to a restaurant by myself. We did good!! Here is a pic of Sarah and her girls and one of Maddux and Grace!!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Funny Man

Maddux has been quite the Funny Man lately. He is always trying to make us laugh-- Here he is wearing my sunglasses at the tailgate party on Saturday at the Tennant's house:
Yesterday I took the kids down to visit all of my grandparents - Memaw, Papaw Dow and my Nanny - We had such a good time seeing them all. Before we left, Maddux decided he wanted to add a few "accessories" to his outfit - This is what he came in wearing : A red necklace out of my jewelry armoire and Max's Cubs hat - He even turned it around backwards!! Hilarious!!
Addi Grace and my Dad - She was having so much fun watching Maddux boss around Uncle Brad (my brother)

Here is Maddux playing in my grandparents driveway - Who knew rocks could be so entertaining?????






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