Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Yet Another Discovery

Another skill mastery that puts Mommy on edge. Why do all of Maddox's current discoveries risk serious injury?

'Tis The Season

Here are photos of us decorating the Christmas tree, or (more specifically), decorating the top half of the Christmas tree.

Just Playing Around

Maddox can find something to play with anywhere!

This is the new game we call "leg surfing." Oh, the things we do to entertain a baby!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Sleep Saga

Maddox and I used to have a deal...bedtime at 8:00, up twice during the night. This was okay with me because I got stretches of sleep about three hours long. Then, about a month ago, Maddox decided to default on our deal, waking up anywhere between 5 and 10 times per night. (I'm not kidding!) One night, when he woke up for the eighth time at 4:00 am, I went in to nurse him back to sleep, and he giggled when he saw me. It was then and there that I realized that the little turkey has me wrapped around his fat little finger.

Fortunately, my knight in shining pajamas came to my rescue! For three nights now, my wonderful husband has slept in Maddox's room, and helped him fall back to sleep when he wakes. At first, Maddox was furious that it was Dad, not Mom, who was there. But, after three nights of this, he is sleeping through the night!!!! And do you know what that means?! It means that after 9 months of interrupted sleep, I sleep through the night too!!!!!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Crawling Is For Babies

Maddox can crawl...and he does...sometimes. He's just not a big fan of crawling, although he can crawl fast when he really wants to get somewhere. Forget crawling; this kid wants to walk!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Denver Aquarium

I know this picture is hard to see, but it was so cool, I just had to post it. We were feeding sting rays at the Aquarium. A sting ray came to eat the fish Jeff was holding and Maddox reached out and touched it! He loved it!

Maddox wasn't too sure what to think about this tiger, but he couldn't keep his eyes off it either!

I Can Crawl!

We had a great visit with my mom over the weekend, although it was just too short! Here are some photos of Maddox in one of his favorite spots...firmly planted in Marmie's lap. The video below is the new trick he mastered while Marmie was visiting! Sorry the video's so dark, but you'll get the idea. (My life just got a lot busier with this new discovery.) Enjoy!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

The Sea Monkey Meets Real Monkeys!

We took Maddox and Marmie to the zoo yesterday to see all the animals and feed the giraffes. This particular giraffe's name is Becky... no relation to a certain family friend. Everyone loved feeding the giraffes crackers, especially Jeff, who also got a little smooch from Becky!

Maddox got his first look at gorillas, who made sure to show off for him. One gorilla kept bringing her new baby by the glass to show off her little one. Another smeared his own vomit on the glass and then ate it for our amusement. The hambone in the photo below put a bandana on her head to get some laughs. Maddox thoroughly enjoyed all of it!
Check out the video below to see Maddox feeding our new friend, Becky.

Marmie's Visit

My mom came to visit us this weekend, and we are having a blast! Maddox giggles when Marmie gets him up from his nap, and loves to play chase with her.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

5 Weeks Later

Maddox has been taking swim lessons for 5 weeks now, and he has loved every second of it! He has learned to jump in and hang from the wall, float on his back, and swim under the water. Maddox was the only baby in class who never fussed, no matter what we asked him to do! I think we have a future Olympic swimmer on our hands. Check out these videos to see how much progress he has made in swim lessons.

So Close...

Maddox is almost crawling! Any day now...

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Sea Monkey!

The Sea Monkey returned for Halloween! Although, I must admit, he looked a little different than he did in the ultrasound picture when he first got that nickname. We had a fantastic Halloween, spent enjoying two Fall Carnivals. The little Sea Monkey especially loved watching the big kids jump in the bounce house. Daddy even helped him bounce some too!

Lights Out