Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Play Time

It finally cooled down enough last week Maddox got to play on one of his birthday gifts. He really loves slides!

Monday, July 30, 2012

More of the Birthday Boy

Way late on these!

I would love to know what this face means. The pursed lips are almost a daily occurance. Must be some deep thoughts in there.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Deanna Rose Farmstead

Deanna Rose has been on the to do list for the summer and we finally made it there. It was really nice and the boys had a great time with their cousins.

Watching the cow being milked

While Macen intended on feeding a goat, he ended up in Carries arms, lol. The goats were pretty aggressive and Macen was scared.

They were constantly catching fish. Most of them were pretty small but all the kids got a turn and they were thrilled to catch something.

Carrie said she was feeding the animals or giving the kids fish food.Whichever way you want to look at it. Haha!

Our little Linus.

Cooling off on a hot summer day and yelling :)

We had a great time and can't wait to  return.

Monday, July 16, 2012

1 year old!

I am and will remain in denial that our baby is 1 years old. It just can't be. With that, I will say I absolutely adore this age. His is learning so much and is hilarious as he does so! Maddox doesn't miss a thing these days. He is into repeating what we say to him and copying things we do. He really has his eye on Macen and thinks he can do all the things Macen does. Maddox is 22lbs (34th percentile) and 30 inches (50th percentile).

We are officially out of breastmilk as of today. We made it to a year and I am so grateful he got it for that long. However, he is now having a hard time processing cows milk which is pretty common for his age. I am now wishing I had pumped longer so that his little body had more time to mature and able to handle whole milk a little better. But it is what it is. He continues to try new foods and we are nearly done with pureed foods. He LOVES rice, yogurt and strawberries but isn't too big a fan of bananas so far.

Maddox loves to dance with his current favorite tune being the Scooby Doo theme song. In the last several weeks, he has mastered getting down the stairs on his own. He has also started giving kisses - actual kisses. Before he would just make the kissing sound if we asked for a kiss or he was always willing to lean a cheek in for a kiss. Now we get actually opened mouth kisses - when he is in the mood to give them of course.

We love you sweet baby boy! You have enriched all of our lives with your presence.

Happy 1st Birthday Maddox!

                                                                 Wow! A year already!

Opening presents and playing with his new toys.

Sweets from the sweet baby boy!

He definitely has a sweet tooth like his momma.

Diggin' at his birthday party! Thank you to everyone for sharing such a big birthday with us!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Shawnee Mission Triathlon

A good day for a race. An early start meant beating the heat which ended up being not so bad yesterday anyway. And a good course for pictures. I didn't get any great ones as he is coming into the finish. Macen had decided he was going to join James on the course and finish with him. A great idea until James came towards us and was neck and neck with another guy. I didn't want Macen cutting off the other guy so I was holding him back while trying to take pics. Macen was pretty proud of finishing with dad. Even to the extent of claiming for the rest of the day he is so glad he finally got a triathlon medal. He firmly believes not only is the medal his but he earned it. Haha!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Sick Baby

Sweet baby boy is sick (vomiting sick) for the first time ever. He spent an unheard of amount of time just laying on the floor. He hasn't been this still since he learn to crawl. When he wasn't there he was snuggled up with me or James. Hopefully it's just a small virus that will be over soon.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Red, White and Blue Proud