Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Maddox turns 1

Last week Maddox turned one.  It feels like just yesterday he was born.  The year went by so fast!  I made him a little cake for his birthday.  He had so much fun playing in it.  The weather was beautiful that day which is not normal invJanuary for Kansas City.  It was 70 degrees and he wore a short sleeve short.  Crazy, but we were loving it!  We had some of his little friends over for a playdate in the morning.  I made cinnamon rolls for everyone and we had lots of fruit!  It was fun!

He is so full of energy and we love our sweet boy!  He took his first steps a couple weeks ago and now he is a walking machine.  He only has his two bottom teeth and the top two are just barely starting to make their appearance.  He doesn't say any words yet, but he babbles away.  I took him to the doctor on the the 29th and he weighed 22 lbs 13oz and was 30 1/4 inches long.  He is right about the 50th percentile almost every time we go.  His head on the other hand is in the 80th percentile.  I love watching him observe and learn new things. Recently he has watched us drink out of cups and he wants to all the time.  He doesn't like using his sippy cup, he wants one like mom and dad. Also, this morning I was using a rag to wipe up the food under his high chair and he got a rag and started doing the same thing.  It was so cute!  I am working on weaning him.  He is down to 2 feedings a day.   Once when he wakes up and once before bed.  I am hoping to be done in the next week or two!  He loves to knock things over and make large messes.  He is very independant and doesn't really like to cuddle.  Sometimes I miss holding him asleep in my arms, but he is so much fun now and we are just enjoying every stage with him.  Jacob and I are both so grateful to have him in our family!

Story time at the library!

He loves pasta with sauce.

Playing in the stove drawer.

He climbs on everything.


Stood on top of the sugar to reach the next shelf.  He sure is smart!

Getting ready for church.

Birthday Boy!


I made him a no sugar added birthday cake with bananas and unsweetend applesauce.


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

9 Months

I haven't been very good at keeping up on Mr. Maddox's growth and development, but he is 9 months old today and has changed so much since he was born!  He sits up, has mastered the army crawl and can get anywhere with it.  He thinks it's so fun to open cupboards and swing open doors.  He loves banging on the air conditioning vent, windows, and pretty much anything hard that will make a noise.  His favorite activity is playing with the door stops and springing them back and forth.  He loves bathtime and will play in the tub as long as I let him.  His sleep habits are not so great.  He used to wake once a night, but recently he has been up several times.  He will go right back to sleep if I give him his pacifier.  He definitely has seperation anxiety.  He will cry if someone is not in his sight.  He still has no teeth and we sure love his big gummy smile!  His favorite foods are squash, strawberries, bananas, oatmeal, and puffs.  I love his sweet laugh and his big blue eyes.  I am so grateful to be his mom.  He has brought more joy than I could have ever imagined to our family.

 He loves to run with mom.

 Just a glimpse into my day with him.

Hanging out with cousin Davis in AZ.

Playdate with his friend Sariah.
They are about a week a part in age.

 I sure love my little family

Friday, July 11, 2014

Maddox Overload

We sure love our little guy and I sure love taking pictures of him.  Here are some of our favorites from his first 5 1/2 months of life…

Friday, May 9, 2014

Baby Blessing

We blessed Maddox on Easter Sunday.  Both sets of parents came and two of Jacob's brothers Brian and Ben came with their families.  We all went to church together in the morning and blessed him at home after. It was so special and we are so grateful for the love and support from our families.  Maddox has brought so much happiness and joy into our lives over the past 3 1/2 months.

After the blessing we had a delicious Easter lunch.  We had a honey baked ham, rolls, funeral potatoes, green bean casserole, jello, an edible arrangement with chocolate covered pineapple shaped like bunnies, and texas sheet cake for dessert.  It was so fun to have family come and visit and celebrate Maddox's baby blessing with us.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014


Maddox and I got to spend a week in Arizona visiting my family.  I was so nervous to fly with him because he has a good set of lungs that he enjoys using a lot.  It must have been the movement and noise from the plane because he looked like this the whole way...
I was so happy with how he did.  The trip home wasn't quite as joyful, but he was still a trooper considering the flight was 3 hours.

While there he got to meet Aunt Skippy and Aunt Tiffy.  He also met the Allen family, Kerry and Jack, and got to visit with Grammy and Grandpa again.  We had a great time.  He would nap in the stroller while we girls laid by the pool.  We went shopping, I got my hair and nails done, we ate lots of yummy food, and enjoyed the sunshine.  Mom babysat him while Skippy and I went to see the movie Non-Stop.  We really liked the movie.  I was able to exercise and enjoy some alone time.  Everyone wanted to hold him so it gave me a nice break.   It was a good mental health vacation.