Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Big Boy Potty

So this may be TMI but this is my blog and a had to document this momentous day!! This afternoon Maddox went poopoo in the big boy potty for the first time!! Earlier this morning he said something about his Elmo potty (it's one of those seats that goes on top of the big potty seat) and so I asked if he wanted to go sit on it and he said yes. He sat there a while but with no luck so I figured I'd just ask him again later. So he sat on his Elmo potty probably 5 times today and tried to potty but couldn't make it happen. Just a few toots. Bur that at least told me that he knew what to do. Then this afternoon I noticed him working on it with his diaper so I rushed him to the bathroom and put him on the toilet and he went!! He was so excited and proud of himself!! He got to flush and then wash his hands with his new Sponge Bob soap!! It happened right at Daddy was walking in the door so we got to tell him right away so he could be excited with us!! We were in a hurry to head out for dinner but we face timed with Kiki, Aunt Mo and Aunt Heathie real quick to tell them the exciting news!!

I know we are a long way from being fully potty trained but this is definitely the first step!! I don't really know how to go about the peepee part of the training but we will just work on the pooping part and go from there!!

It's funny how when you have kids the thing you get excited about change drastically!!

Here is my big boy getting ready for bed with his daddy!!

Addison's First food

Here are a few pics from Addy's first taste of rice cereal!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Addison's 4 Month Check Up

Today Miss Addison had her 4 month well check. Dr. Connie said she was just perfect!! What every parent wants to hear!! She is growing great and right on track developmentally!! She now weighs 14 lbs. 5 oz., which is in the 55th percentile and is 24 1/4 in. long, which is in the 75th percentile. She doesn't officially turn 4 months for a few more days so I will post her pictures then but here are a few things she is up to these days...

*Size 1 diapers but we could definitely move up to size 2...I just have a lot of 1's left so I'm trying to use them up!!
*Size 3-6 month clothes
*Super duper smiley!!
*She does little giggles a lot but we haven't been able to get the big giggle out of her yet.
*She loves bath time still.
*She had her first go at rice cereal today and seemed to like it ok. But as is common with those early days of eating solids, I think more ended up on her than actually in her tummy.
*She catnaps throughout the day and will usually take one good (3ish hours) nap a day.
*She isn't sleeping through the night yet (uggg) but Dr. Connie said she should start in the next month!! I hope it comes soon!!
*She really enjoys tummy time and just lifts her head up and looks all around.
*We'er about 50/50 on whether she screams in the car these days. Sometimes she is the perfect angel and sometimes she screams from the moment we put her in there seat to the moment we get her out. Hopefully this is resolved by the time we drive to Texas in October!!

I think that is about it right now!! I will post her pics in a few days!! :D

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Take me out...

Cute little video of Maddox and Daddy singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" Enjoy!!


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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Miss Judy and Mr. Al

We made it home from our trip to Monroe, LA today and had a blast!!  It was so great to be able to visit and catch up with Mr. Al and Miss Judy!!  We just love them and miss them so much!! Every single picture I took was on my phone but here is a run down of what we did...

We started things off on this tiny little plane.  Thankfully, we made it there safely ;D.

Maddox slept on the second of 2 flights to Monroe.  I gave him one of Addison's extra paci's and it was one of the best decisions of the trip because he fell right to sleep on the plane!!

The kids matched for church on Sunday!

We spent several evenings just relaxing and sitting out on the porch!!

Maddox rode the Merry-go-Round at the mall!!

We were silly in the car!!

We played at the Children's Museum...

The pretend restaurant was Maddox's favorite part!!

Brother loved on sister.

The humidity really did a number on her hair lol.

We sidewalked chalked outside...

and ourselves lol. 

We played with Miss Judy.

We put our feet in the pool.

Even sis loved it!!

Brother thought he might like to swim in the float but then changed his mind after his clothes were all wet!!

We rocked and swing on the porch.

We napped on the porch.

Louisiana really rubbed off on Brother and he ran around with no clothes on for an afternoon!!

He thought it was really funny!!

Maddox just loved being outside!!

We took a family pic in front of Mr Al and Miss Judy's house

Addy and D took a pic too!1

We were all pooped out on the way home.  (Addy literally was...she blew out not one but TWO diapers.  Once on each flight!!  Never a dull moment with 2 kiddos :D)

We had such a fun trip and are so glad we got to go!!  We hope to be able to go back to visit again sometime!!  And maybe daddy can go with us next time!!

Thanks ou so much Mr. Al and Miss Judy for letting us come visit and play with you!!  We has so much fun!!  We miss ou lots and lots and hope to be able to come see you again!!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

In Other News...

A few other things going on besides Maddox starting school...

1. I tested positive for strep today...boo.  I don't feel bad except for a terribly sore throat.  I got a RX for Amoxicillion so hopefully after that I will be feeling better!!

2. I'm taking Miss Addison to the doctor here in a few minutes to make sure she isn't coming down with strep too since we are heading out of town tomorrow!!  Prayers please!!  

3. Tonight, Collin and I are going to see The Help!!  I loved the book and hope the moves lives up to the book (because they usually don't).

4. Tomorrow, Danielle, the kids, and I will hop on a plane and head to Louisiana to visit Miss Judy and Mr. Al.  They are an elder couple that we got super close to here at Littleton.  Al, however got transferred for his job this past April so now they live in Louisiana.  We miss them dearly and are super excited to get to go for a visit!!

That's it for now!! :D

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Joyful Giraffe

Sweet buddy started Thursday School today!!  The drop off was a bit rough...he fell and hit his nose on Addison's carrier right before I was about to leave so then he panicked and didn't want me to leave.  His teacher took him and I left real quick with the sound of him screaming behind me.  So sad.  When I went to pick him up though he was playing and super happy!!  His teacher Miss Lynn said he did great and was such a sweetheart!!  There are 3 other kids in his class, the Joyful Giraffes, from Littleton so that is fun!!  I think he is really going to enjoy going to "school" each week!!  Here are a few pics I snapped of him this morning!! He looks so grown up!! :D




Definitely the one that will go in his "School Days" scrapbook!!

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Bittersweetness

Tomorrow, Maddox starts Thursday school.  He had to miss the official first day last week because he was sick with croup and on steroids!!  I have everything ready to go for him and will definitely be taking the staple "First Day of School" picture on the front porch!!  So check back tomorrow for his pics!! :D

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Maddox's Verse


So, after searching and searching, Collin and I have decided on a verse for Maddox.  Since we decided to do this I have been on the look out for something I loved for him.  On Saturday, I went to the Living Proof Live Beth Moore Simulcast and in one of her sessions she mentioned this verse.  I immediately emailed it to Collin and told him I thought it would be great and he agreed.  So the verse we have decided on for Maddox is the very last verse in the Book of Acts.   Acts 28:31... 

"He proclaimed the kingdom of God and taught about the Lord Jesus Christ—with all boldness and without hindrance!"

Our prayer for Maddox is that he will live this verse out as he grows.  That he will proclaim, BOLDLY and UNHINDERED, the word of God in what ever place and situation he finds himself in!!


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Its About Time Google...

Hey Blogger friends...did you see that Google has FINALLY come out with a blogger app?!?  I just downloaded it from the app store and the best thing is that it's free!!  So now we can all easily post pics from our iPhones and iPads!!  All I can say is its about time!!

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The Help


I just finished reading The Help today and let me just say it was A-MAZING!!!  I absolutely LOVED it!! It was funny, sad, educational and just all around a great read!!  The end is so good and I will admit I had tears rolling down my cheeks!!  Now I can't wait to see the movie!!

If you are looking for your next book to read I HIGHLY recommend this book!!  I don't think you will be disappointed!!
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Thursday, September 1, 2011

Baby Girl is 3 Months Old

Yesterday, Miss Addison turned 3 months old!!  It's so hard to believe it has already 3 months since sister was born!!  She is such a sweet heart!!  Here are a few things she is up to these days.

*She is in size 3 month clothes.
*She wears size 1 diapers.
*She loves her big brother and just smiles at him all the time!
*She nurses every 3ish hours durning the day.
*She gets 1 bottle a day from her daddy between 11 and 12 at night then wakes up around 3 or 4 to eat some nights and some nights she sleeps all the way until 6 or so!!
*She sleeps in her crib in her nursery now and does awesome in there!
*She loves taking a bath.
*She loves being in her swing!
*She coo's all the time.
*She does great at tummy time and lifts her head up great too!
*She is getting better at being in the car but still has her moments when she just screams the entire time she is in there.

She is such a mellow baby and I love being her mommy!!  Here are a few pics of missy at 3 months old...










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