Wednesday, December 29, 2010

18 Month Update

I know I’m a little behind on this post but we just took Maddox for his 18 month well visit yesterday.  His check up went well and the doctor said he is doing great!! 


I said your visit went well….minus all the times you cried! ha!

Maddox you weigh 31 lb 12 oz and 34.5 in tall…this puts you in the 95 and 98 percentiles!  You are the size of an average 28 month old! 

You are in size 2T and some 3T tops.  You wear a size 6 shoe and we have now graduated you to size 5 diapers!!  You have started loving hats and we have to get almost a youth size in those b/c the toddler sizes are just too small! ha!

You have started doing so much cute stuff in the past month….everyday is something new!!  Your vocabulary has just exploded…you say all kinds of words now and try to mimic what we say.  It is just too stinkin cute!! You point to Mommy’s belly and say Bebe!!   You like to say everybody's name that is in our family…..when you don’t get your way with me or Chris…you start calling out all their names like they are going to come and give you what you want!!

You get up and down the stairs really well just holding my hand.  When we say jump….you jump and both feet actually come off the ground! 

You have started to get a bad sweet tooth!  You can spot a candy jar a mile away!  Other than that you eat pretty good and can feed yourself using a fork or spoon…usually the fork.


This was right before you got your shots!!  You just didn’t know what was coming…bless your heart.  You were pitiful.

Daddy captured the pitifulness…poor thing.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Christmas Day!!! The White One!!

Well, it finally snowed on Christmas…it was the best day!!!  My Daddy was ONE the last time this area has seen a White Christmas!!  So if it waits another 63 years to do it again….I will be like 94!!  I hope to be raptured away by then!!

Christmas morning…Chris decided to get up and go dear hunting…and I decided the bed just felt so comfy so I slept until like 9…so did Maddox.  This would have been a great thing except that I should have got up at like 7 to start getting ready.  On Christmas morning we go to Chris' Mom and Dad’s house for breakfast.  I have always enjoyed going but now that we have a kiddo…it makes it very hard to get there that early.  So when Chris came in…I was still snoozing…needless to say we were dong some major rushing after that!! We got to his parent’s house around 11…so it was more of a brunch.  We had gravy and biscuits, liver mush, bacon, sausage, country ham, grits, eggs…the works…and it was sooooo good!!!!  We enjoyed spending time with my niece and nephews and our great niece and great nephew….crazy right!  You wouldn’t think we would be old enough to have a great niece and nephew!  We exchanged some gifts and before you know it…it was 2:00.  We headed back home to let Maddox nap before heading back to Kings Mountain for Chris’s extended family get together.  Well, on our way back home the weather went from doing absolutely nothing ….to the ground being covered in snow…and it was only a 20 minute drive!!!  I was DEFINITELY  like a kid on Christmas!!!  So when we got home Maddox and I took a nap and when we woke up…it was even whiter outside.  Chris decided we better not head back to KM for his family dinner and then our next get together with my family was canceled.  So we got to spend our first Christmas at HOME!!!!!  It was great….don’t get me wrong…I love being with family and all the get togethers but honestly…Christmas day usually just wears me out!!  Now that we have little man…I would like Christmas Day to be a little more low key so that we can have our own traditions too!  I know all the plans will get worked out over time and maybe we can start that soon.  Anyway  enough of all the details…on with the pics!!!


Maddox really wasn’t too impressed with Dance Star Mickey


Yay!!! My new Kodak playsport video camera!!


I got Chris the Garmon GPS watch…he’s ready to become a serious runner!


Gosh…my boys are so handsome!


This is our little great nephew Kenny…he is 6 weeks older than Maddox


They look like little old men reading the paper!


This is our new great niece Keeley…she is 4 months


Maddox loves his cars that Cousin Kenny got him!


This is our view on the way home!!!





Since we were so rushed to get out of the house Christmas morning…we didn’t have time to let Maddox open all his gifs before we left.  After his nap we finished opening up his presents from Santa….I know that’s awful…right?  At least he is too young to know any different right now.


All his Christmas goodies!!


Just a little family fun time!!


We’re all cozy and comfortable in our fleece and lounging clothes…while the snow is coming down!!


Here it is….our first White Christmas!!!  So Special!!!!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Christmas Eve!!!!!!!!!!

Christmas Eve is probably my most favorite day of the year!!!  I love the anticipation and excitement the day brings.  I also love our new tradition that we have had going on for 3 Christmas’s now.  We have our family get together at my house and I just love everyone coming over!!  We start our night off around 5 and the evening is packed with fun until we start winding down around 11.

Here are a few things we do…..

eat, eat , eat and then eat some more

enjoy watcahing the kids open their gifts

attend a communion service with my mawmaw at her church

play games

dirty santa

take lots of pictures

and this year we had so much fun listening to some beautiful acoustic Christmas tunes by Laura and Nate and laughing our head off at Joy and Nate singing a duet!!!

I think this Christmas Eve was probably one of the best b/c we also had the anticipation of snow!!!

Now I’ll let the pictures tell the rest of the story!


First of all my day started off with my sweet friend Emily coming by.  She brought us lunch and then we exchanged Christmas gifts.  I just can’t say enough about Emily…she is truly one of the best friends anyone can have.  I was so lucky to meet her in the 6th grade!


Laura and Moma


Kevin, Tori and Caine…..getting the night started off right!!


By the look on my face….I think I was more excited about his shoes!!


I wish I had a picture of Chris when Maddox opened up this gift….he was so excited!!!


My mom got this gift confused…can you tell….she thought since she couldn’t find SC Gamecock coasters that Clemson would be fine! Ha!  The men gave her such a hard time!!


Sweet Times!!


My precious MawMaw!!


Laura playing us some tunes on her new Hummingbird guitar!!


Well, this concludes Christmas Eve….more Christmas blogs to come!!