Monday, March 22, 2010

3 Years Old

Time sure does fly by! I simply can't believe that Maddox is 3. It seems like just yesterday that I was trying to train him to sleep through the night and play gently with the dogs. (Okay - we're still working on playing gently with the dogs.)

On Mad's birthday, we had a few aunts, uncles and cousins over for a little birthday dinner and strawberry shortcake. Maddox made out like a bandit with lots of new toys!
Maddox and Uncle Andre opening Grandma and Grandpa's gift, while they look on from the computer.

Skyping with the grandparents.
It was time to trade in the tricycle, so Mommy and Daddy got Maddox a new big boy bike.
The Kerchie's made sure Maddox got plenty of new weapons for his arsenal.
Opening more presents, and thoroughly enjoying being the star of the show.
Here's a video of Maddox learning how to ride his bike. As soon as we get a new camera, I will record him riding now. It just took a couple days to really figure out how to get those pedals moving, and now he's an expert!

We are humbled every day that God has given us the privilege of being this amazing kid's parents! Maddox is pure joy! Happy 3rd birthday, Buddy.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Sneaky Leprechauns

Even though I don't have any pictures to prove it (we still haven't replaced our camera), we have had a great St. Patty's Day today!

Maddox woke up this morning and instantly started bouncing on his bed asking if the sneaky leprechauns had played any tricks on us during the night. As a matter of fact, they had! Maddox found green milk at the breakfast table this morning and green jello in the fridge. His lunch apples even had magic green sprinkles! Those silly leprechauns got us good.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

It Was A Good 8 Years

It had a good run, but the camera we bought over 8 years ago finally bit the dust. By the time it died it had no front panel, just an exposed lens. It was a sad, pathetic sight, but it still worked.

When I told Becky of our camera's unfortunate demise, she was less than sympathetic. I believe her exact words were, "It's about time. That thing's been on its last legs for years."

The sad departure occurred right before Maddox's 3rd birthday, so we are waiting to get some pictures and video from Andre's camera because you have to see this kid ride his new bike!!

We are shopping for a new camera now, but in the meantime, here's an old video of baby Maddox to hold you over. Please notice (a) how fat he was (b) how blond his hair gets in the summer (c) how fat he was (d) my favorite part that comes in the last second of the video!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Current Events and Politics

This morning, Maddox and I saw a clip of President Obama on TV. Maddox said, "Hey! We know that guy ... Tiger Woods!"

Something tells me the First Lady wouldn't appreciate the implication.