Monday, July 26, 2010



Somehow, in the busyness of getting ready for Maddox’s First Birthday, I didn’t have time to do a post on Maddox’s first trip to Carowinds. Today we made a trip to the waterpark so I am going to combine the two!!


On June 13th we took Maddox to Carowinds for the first time!!  I remember it was super hot that day but he did absolutely wonderful!  Unfortunately, I don’t have a picture of him riding his first ride.  Me, Joy, Caine, Liz and Maria went to ride the Intimidator (the new coaster) and Mama took Maddox to kiddy land and they rode the balloon ride.  I hated I missed it but I know my Mom enjoyed having the first experience with him.  She said he acted a little nervous!

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Joy, Tori, Caine and Maria on the Great Skate!!


What better thing to do at Carowinds but play in mulch!! Ha!IMG_7057IMG_7058IMG_7065

Picnic lunch time!!

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Little Mama Tori!!

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Nap Time!!


Caine and I are getting ready to ride the Drop Zone, I get anxiety on this ride every time!!


Here we are on Ricochet!! This is a kid ride but it is crazy!!


My partner in rides!!  Tori rides everything she possibly can! I am amazed at how brave she is to be 6!!


Today’s Waterpark Trip


On the way thru, what do you know we ran into Charlie Brown!!  Maddox wouldn’t give him 5.


Play Time!

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This is the area he liked the best!!

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Caine is always so sweet to Maddox!!

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I went to ride some slides with the kids and when I came back, Maddox had knocked out!! Wow! He must have been really tired to fall asleep that fast and easy, especially with all the noise around.  I think the sound of the waterfalls helped to put him out!! He slept for over an hour!

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And he woke up Happy!!


We left about 2 b/c it was sooooo hot!!  The time there flew by but it was loads of fun!  I love having all these first time experiences with little man.  It is crazy to see how much he has warmed up to the water even just in the past month.  If summer was a little longer, I think he could learn to swim by the end!

Another Blessed day I am so very thankful for!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

13 Month Update!

Ok, so what’s new with Maddox?  Well, first off he is just growing way too fast!! Everyday he is doing something new!!

One thing I have noticed recently is he now points to what he is wanting. It’s so cute seeing him do it, and I ask myself  “how does he know to do that?”. 

He is eating good again.  The other day he ate 1 1/2 hotdogs (minus the bun) and then a whole hamburger loaded!!  I was amazed and i wish i had taken a picture of the burger to post how big it really was!

He is saying Mama a lot more now and i LOVE it!! 

He is almost completely off the bottle!! Today was the first day he didn’t  have his nighttime bottle.

He has cut his 4 molar teeth so he now has a whopping total of 12 teeth!

He is starting to get interested in his books!

His favorite word is Bud-dy!  Everything is Bud-dy!

Today we went to Babies R Us to help a friend register for her baby boy due the first of October!  I love going to that store and looking at all the baby stuff!  I remember how overwhelmed I was the time Chris and I went to register.  I fell seasoned now when I go in there! Ha!  Then, this afternoon we headed to the pool!!  Maddox is getting more and more comfortable with the water!!  I cherish out pool time!!  He gives me lots of kisses in the pool and it is just too sweet!


I picked this ball up off the floor at Babies R Us a bunch!  I finally had to hide it!!

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Can you tell he is making the brooooom sound with his lips!


Maddox is eating a veggie chip in this pic but it looks like he is thinking really hard!!


My sweet niece Tori spent the night with me last Friday, Chris was out of town for football camp so me, Tori and Maddox had a slumber party!


Maddox is about as big as Tori!! Ha!


Tori loves to take pictures with my camera!


She found some jewelry she liked and is showing it off!  I sent it home with her!!