Monday, August 23, 2010

14 month Update

Maddox turned 14 months old on Aug 18th so here is what he is up to!!


you are wearing 18-24 months clothes and some 2t

size 5 shoes and size 4 diapers

you say a lot of B words, ball, balloon,book, bath, you still call your sippy cup bottle and of course your favorite word is still Buddy

you say Nana and Mommaw

you run to the stairs when we say, “are you ready to go night night?” and “do you want a bath?”

you love for us to read to you, going outside, swinging at Nana’s and throwing balls (you always have a ball in your hand)

you go to bed between 8 and 9 and sleep until about 8

you eat just about everything…still love bananas and pizza

you LOVE watching football….uh oh….I can see I will be losing the tv for sure in a few years! I took you to the Lincolnton game Friday night and you sat and stared at the game for at least 2 quarters…I feel sure you will always have a love for football…just like Daddy!

I love you sweet boy!!

This weekend was short and busy…I worked Saturday and then we headed to the lake for a going away party for my cousin Summer who is going into the airforce.


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I LOVE these guys!!!

Sunday morning was very special, we went to my Mommaw’s church for her Homecoming. Any time spent with my Momaw is treasured. My Mommaw goes to a small Methodist Church.....our home church is a Big Pentecostal needless to say...the worship service was very different from what we are use to. One thing is still the same though...the presence of the lord!! After church I watched one of the two movies I had rented the night before, The Book of Eli. Very different. I liked it but like I said…different.

Here is my sweet boy on Sunday before we headed to Holly and Marco’s house.

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Sweet Jaydan



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Maddox is playing Barbie’s with Elan…how cute!


Jaydan was putting on a show for us!!


Maddox is dancing!!

I worked today and I’m working the next two days which is not my normal schedule…so I am really missing my time with M. The good news is I will be off for 5 days after that!! Yay!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Another Fun Trip to Carowinds!!


Well, the saying is…when you buy a Carowinds season pass, it pays for itself after 2 visits.   So,  I guess this trip was FREE!!! Yay!!  We have officially made great use of our passes!!  Hopefully this wasn’t the last trip, i would like to go at least 2 more times before they close for the winter (maybe I’ll get up the nerve to go to Scarowinds)!!  This trip we actually spent the day in the kids section!!  Maddox rode 5 rides!!  Unfortunately, I didn’t get pics of him on all of them but I got a few rides.



This is my good friend Holly’s daughter…Jaydan. She is 6 and absolutely precious!  She just lost her first tooth the day before.  This was her first time to Carowinds so she had an exciting couple days…first tooth and first rides!

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This is Jaydan’s brother Cross.  The airplanes were their very first ride and they had a blast!!


Carousel time!! 

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Maddox is already sleepy at this point….continue this post to find out when he finally took a nap.


My Mom is absolutely WONDERFUL!!  She just helped us out however she could help us out!!  Which meant alot of times waiting with our strollers while we rode rides!!  WAVE AT NANA!!


Here we go!!


Round and Round….this ride made me really really QUEASY.

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Maddox is getting a little nervous!!



I LOVE this face…he was hanging on to me for dear life!!


Cross, Holly and Jaydan…getting ready to ride the helicopters!!


He’s getting sleepier!!


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Okay….don’t judge! Ha!  I know people have opinions about the “kid leash”  but I have to say….EVERY MOMMY NEEDS ONE!!  It was GREAT!!  Maddox got to have his freedom walking around and I did not have to stress about him getting away from me!!  I got this one a few months ago on clearance at Wal-Mart and I am so glad I did!!



You know what is strange?  This little ride just goes around in a circle and Maddox could not ride it….but…he could ride these 2 rides that went way up in the air.  I know water may be the factor here but what would be worse….falling into water or falling onto pavement from up in the air?  Things that make you go hmmmmm?



We rode the choo choo train!!



Still no nap!

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We met up with my sister and Caine and Tori before leaving so that I could ride the Intimidator with Caine.  That ride is crazy!!  My heart started beating really fast and the anxiety rolled in before getting on.  I have rode it twice before but I was still scared….this getting older thing is not good! Ha!

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If you look behind my head….that is the first hill on the Intimidator!! 


We headed out about 2:30 and ate a picnic lunch before leaving the park.  Maddox did not fall asleep until 5:30…..I think that is a record!!

Another blessed day with family and friends….I’m so thankful for the blessings in my life….I know I say that a lot but I also feel I could never say it enough!! I never want to take for granted the privileges I have everyday being a child of a King!!