Tuesday, October 30, 2007

How Much is Postage to Grandma's House?

Mommy Lesson #48,592...
When giving your wallet to your baby to play with, always remember to take the book of stamps out first.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Just Horsing Around...

Monday, October 22, 2007

Happy Pumpkin Carving!

The Abominable Snow Baby

We had our first snow!! And just for the record, it took longer to get ready to play in the snow than it did to actually play in the snow.

Big Boy Car Seat

Among the millions of lessons we have learned having a baby, God decided to throw in a little lesson on patience for us. It's called the car seat. Any of you who have ridden in the car with us know all too well that Maddox screams uncontrollably in the car seat. Not just when he's tired or grumpy...all the time!
Well, he has finally gotten big enough to ditch the infant car seat and move on to something a little more comfortable. (It's still rear-facing...we can't turn it around until he's a year old.)
I'm hoping this is the end of this particular lesson in patience, although I know there are about a million more ahead of me!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Happy Birthday, Jeff!

Friday was Jeff's 33rd birthday! (Wow...33!) We went on an Old Navy shopping spree (don't be too impressed, he desperately needed warm winter clothes anyway), and enjoyed an awesome dinner at a Brazilian BBQ with our friends, Derek and Valerie. Later that evening, we went to a party with the Fitness 19 folks. All in all, it was a few more gray hairs for Jeff, and another great year!

Jeff and Maddox with our friend Tammy, who made that adorable winter hat for Maddox.

Holy Baby!

Our new church offers a "Cradle Roll" class for babies. So, Maddox and his friend, Katelyn attended their first Bible Class! Maddox's favorite parts were ringing the bell, playing with the pig, and sitting in the boat while the teacher sang the Noah's Ark song. She also spent a lot of time singing about how God gave us farm animals because Maddox loved the pig so much.

This was a special "first" for me because I know how much I loved Bible Classes growing up, and I know Maddox will too! Someday, he'll be running out of class with his newest craft dying to tell me what he learned about in class...

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Little Fish

Maddox started swim lessons this week in the Water Waddle class! He loved the water, but wouldn't give up the toy that we played with at the beginning of class. So, most of the time, we practiced swimming while holding onto a water toy.

Check out the four videos below. Some are a little long, but they made me smile!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

I Love To Stand and Play

Now that Maddox knows he can stand, he just refuses to sit. I remember fondly the days when he would sit on my lap and play. Now he tries to cruise around the furniture and toys, while I frantically try to keep him from falling!

Do You Smell Something?

Yes, that is poop in his hair.

Mommy's Guys

Maddox Getting a Workout

Maddox loves his Johnny Jump Up! Check out the video below...

Sweet Potatoes Anyone?

It has been a few weeks of trying different foods to see if Maddox likes any of them. After striking out on squash, peas, and cereal, I decided to try sweet potatoes. Take a look...