Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Last Few Days / Pool Side with Friends!

The last few days have went by so fast!!!  Everybody says that time goes by faster as you get older…I must be getting pretty old b/c time flies!! Wed, Thurs, and Friday, my neighbor Breanna stayed with us while her Mom was out of town and her Dad worked during the day.  Maddox absolutely LOVED her being with us.  I also enjoyed having her around, she is such a sweet and cute girl!!  Wednesday, we took advantage of the $1 movie at Regal Cinema.  I though that we could choose a new movie as long as it was rated G or PG but it ended up being an old movie.  We watched Shrek 4.  Maddox did good thru most of it, he started getting a little antsy toward the end, I don’t think he was as into the Shrek movie like he was Cars 2….I can’t much blame him!




Ryder is growing so fast!!  Chris and I both held him and weighed ourselves.  He weighed 11.4 with Chris and 11.2 lb with me.  So I think it is safe to say, he weighs over 11 lbs now!!  That means he has gained almost 5 lbs in 6 weeks.  He is moving on out of his newborn clothes and into his 0-3 month clothes!!  It is bitter sweet, I love big  chunky babies but I don’t want him to grow up too fast!


Cute Breanna


How cute is this picture.  The Children’s Place was having a great online sale last weekend so I ordered Maddox some clothes to get a head start on his fall/winter wardrobe.  I got him these cute camouflage rain boots.  He put them on and didn’t want to take them off.  He was so funny trying to walk around in them, he is definitely not use to boots!


Breanna likes sitting at our bar, so of course Maddox wanted to sit there too.  He looks like such a big boy!


Thursday we headed to the pool.  Maddox did so good!  We usually have to leave the pool around 2:30 so that Maddox can still get a nap in before it gets too late.  Come 2:30, he was still being so good and playing in the water, I decided we would stay longer.  Needless to say, he did not get a nap that day.  We only had some slight meltdowns before bed time.


My precious friend Holly and her sweet kids came over too.  I usually only get to really catch up with Holly about every 6 weeks, but we always pick up right where we left off! She has the biggest heart of anyone I know and is just so beautiful on the inside and out!!  I love the positive energy she always has, it is contagious and It always feels good to spend time with her!!


sweet Jaydan


Bre and Maddox046

Holly’s son Cross…isn’t he a cutie!!


Ryder in his favorite position!!  The tummy!!


He must be having a sweet dream!!

Friday we went back to the pool!! It was another great day getting to spend time with friends!


Keleigh, Ashleigh and Baby Elynd


Bre is just a little fish.  She stayed in the water for hours!


Maddox was great on Friday but he started to have his meltdown a little sooner that day.  Luckily I had a paci with me so he decided he would just lay out!!  We are trying to break him of the paci.  Most days we only give it to him at night and nap time, but sometimes it is a lifesaver and we just have to pop it in his mouth when needed!! ha!!


He was so tired he knocked out on the ride home, the no nap day from Thursday had caught up with him!!  Andrea and Baby Taylor also joined us at the pool on Friday…I don’t know why I don’t have a pic!!  Taylor is a cutie and we were so glad to see them!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Amateur Photographer!

I love taking pictures but honestly…I know very little about photography.  I have a passion for it to do it as a hobby.  I’m excited to be taking a photography class next month at Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens.  It is a basic class but I’m sure I will learn a lot about my camera and how to use it!  So exciting!! 

I took these photos of Ryder last Tuesday, so they are his 1 month photos!!  If I have any pro photographers looking….please feel free to give advice on how to improve!!100



No matter how amateur I am at taking pictures….I sure have a Super Precious Subject to practice on!!!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Happy Tuesday!!


Pool Time with Daddy

This weekend was a great family time weekend!! Neither Chris or I had to do anything that required leaving the other behind!  Saturday we headed to the pool!


Dressed and ready to go!!


Ryder just hangs out in his travel bed, car seat or whoever wants to hold him!!  We keep him in the shade with the fan going to make sure he stays cool!


I love these faces!!


Daddy is doing all the splashing


Maddox loves the water but mainly only in this float.  He holds on to whoever is holding him for dear life when he is not in his float.  I’m hoping by the end of the summer that changes.  We are considering getting him some swimming lessons!


I love how the water looks in this pic!




We ran to the mall Saturday evening to do some more exchanging.  I had bought Maddox some swim trunks and rash guard shirts on sale at Belk.  I bought size 4t b/c he is quickly out growing all of his 3t clothes.  When I tried them on him, they were a little big for my liking so we had to take them back and get the 3t.  He may not be able to wear the 3t next year but at least they look neat on him!!

Chase, Keleigh and Elynd were stopping by the mall too so we met up with them so Maddox could see his girlfriend!

Sunday after church, we all took a nap! 


This is the best pic Maddox would give us!!

Sunday evening Maddox and Chris went on a Wal-Mart run and to pick up supper.  Me and Ryder enjoyed sitting out on the front porch.  It was cool enough outside to enjoy it and very peaceful!!



The summer is going by so fast!  I am trying not to think about how quick September will be here and my reign as a SAHM will be over Sad smile.  I sure am loving this time of my life Smile.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Tricycles, Cooking, Monkey Joes and the Pool!! Perfect Week!!

July 18th – 22nd

Ooops….. I blinked, now another week is done gone!! 

On Monday morning…I went in early to the salon and did Joy’s hair.  The weather wasn’t as hot on Monday so when I got home…I took the boys out for a stroll thru the neighborhood.  Monday evening Joy and Tori came over and Tori ended up staying with us while Joy went to a Mary Kay meeting. 

Maddox, Tori, Jordan and Bre had a fun time riding Maddox’s tricycles!!


It was a nice summer evening of playing outside.  We even played a game of dodge ball in the back yard!!


Maddox…I think you are a little big for Ryder’s swing!


Maddox trying to wear Tori’s shoes!



  I’m using Ryder as a table for my tomato/ham sandwich!  Tuesday was just a full day at home….I did an amateur photo shoot of Ryder…pics to come!  Chris had to work late so I enjoyed the evening sitting on the patio catching up with my neighbor Jackie and watching the kiddos play.  Maddox got so dirty, I wish I would have got a pic….his face was orange from all the dirt…such a boy!

Wednesday….the highlight of the day..I cooked!!!  Beef Stroganoff!!  I got a really good recipe from the Emealz site.


Trying to make this fun!!


I had another Dentist appt on Wed….deep groove teeth are a pain to maintain!!


Look at those big brown eyes!!!


I think Ryder is going to have blue eyes!

Thursday, I took Maddox to Monkey Joes.  I had my work cut out for me doing that!  I thought it would be easy to take him, let him play and I could sit with Ryder and just keep my eye on him.  Not the case!!  Next time, I will make sure I take someone else with me.  Maddox was all over the place and didn’t do the best job of listening to me.  So I toted a full diaper bag and a baby in a baby carrier around the place chasing my 2 year old.  After about 1 1/2 hours….I was done!!  We left there and  I decided to take on one more new challenge.  I took the boys to the mall.  I just needed to go in one store so I figured I would be ok.  I made it thru it but it was still a challenge.  I had Maddox in the front of the stroller hollering OUT…Mommy OUT!  Then Ryder got hungry while we were in there and I had to give him his first propped bottle.  I don’t like having to do that but sometimes you just have to do what you have to do!!


Friday….POOL DAY!!  With temperatures in the 100’s…you have to stay inside or in water!!!


Baby E


Maddox in his girly goggles!!



Look at that smile!!


Another great week!!