Saturday, August 26, 2006

We're back!

So we wrote this blog the other day but the blogger website has been acting up so we haven't been able to actually post it. We had every intention of posting sooner...promise!

We had a great little vacation! Although Brian really didnt get much of a vacation since he was on a business trip but Jamie and Maddox got a little vacation.

Saturday Maddox got to go to his first football game! Eric is in the band and they had to play for a scrimmage game. Maddox did really well he fell asleep in Jamie's arms and slept through most of the game. He was not too fond of all the loud cheering and clapping but he was really tired so that probably had a lot to do with him being scared by it.

Sunday it was off to church! Sunday was also our anniversary so Maddox got to stay with MiMi and PawPaw and we went out for a nice dinner. We went out for sushi, it was sooo good! We really dont have any good places to eat sushi near Ruston so it was a treat! There was not much else we could think of to do so we stopped by World Market to browse and then headed back to Jamie's parents house.
Brian left Monday morning for Philadelphia. Jamie and Maddox enjoyed swimming everyday and getting to go shopping with MiMi and Angela while they were there.

Maddox with uncle Eric

Maddox got some new toys and clothes while we were there. He got an exersaucer which he loves! He grabs for the little toys on it and likes to watch the toy that lights up and plays music.
It's nice to have so we can put him in it while we get other things around the house done. He really like to be propped up and watchign what is going on so this is the perfect thing for him.

Brian got back on Thursday. Jamie and Maddox picked him up at the airport and then we all headed home.
Swimming with PawPaw

On our trip home we had to take another route. Apparently they had I-20 going towards Ruston closed because a bomb storage facility had caught on fire. So we went through Nachitoches instead. It turned out to be a really scenic route. We got to go through Toledo Bend a place neither of us had ever been to before. We also got to stop at this little barbeque place in Clearence, Louisiana. It was the BEST barbeque! We decided to stop there because it smelled so good from the road! That little place may be worth going that way again! It didnt take us any longer to go that way which was good and we found a new place to eat!
We made it home and we are now just trying to get back into our routine again. Maddox always has a little trouble adjusting back to being home.

Maddox has been doing great and was wonderful while we were in Houston. He travels really well too. He sleeps for most of the trip and we usually have to stop once for him to eat.
He has started giggling, this is the cutest thing we have ever heard! He also has started reaching for things like toys and our hands. His new thing is holding onto one of our hands while he falls asleep or is getting sleepy. He goes for his 4 month check up on the 5th of September. This will be for shots too! Yuk, we hope he does better this time. And this week we start kindermusik!! We'll post another blog about how this goes! We are very excited about it!
Well we hope you all have a great week!
Love you all!

Friday, August 18, 2006

Because he's just so cute!

Posting a new blog for everyone to see how cute Maddox is. We took some new pictures of him and had to show them off!

We are off to Houston this weekend! Brian is leaving for Philadelphia on Monday for business. We are going to drive down to Houston tomorrow and Brian is going to fly out from Houston on Monday and fly back into Houston on Thursday. It worked out really nice because Jamie and Maddox will get to spend almost a whole week at her parent's house. Her parents are REALLY excited about this, as are Jamie and Maddox. Brian is sad that he wont get to spend more time there and also sad because it will be his first away from home trip since Maddox was born. We were originally planning to go to Houston for Labor Day weekend but since this business trip came up we are going this weekend.

Not too much has been going on this past week. Maddox is still doing great. He really enjoys being on his tummy a lot more now and is fascinated with some of his toys. His favorite book is one called Ten Little Ladybugs. It has lots of bright colors and a catchy rhyme scheme that Maddox really likes.
Jamie and Maddox start a Kindermusik class on the 30th. This is a class where they get to sing, dance, and have a lot of fun. It is really developmentally appropriate and stimulating for Maddox. It will also be a good way to get out of the house and meet other moms with babies around the same age!

Sunday is our 1 year anniversary!!! What an amazing year it has been! We LOVE being married! We have had a lot go on in the last year but all that we have been through has made us that much stronger as a couple!

Well we have to pack and get things ready for our big trip! We hope everyone has a great weekend!

Friday, August 11, 2006

Finally, A New Post

So it has been a while since we posted last. Sorry about that. Things have been pretty busy around here lately.
We had a great weekend in Lafayette! We enjoyed getting to see all the family and spending some time with our friends Michelle, Chris, and their little boy Preston.
We think Maddox enjoyed the trip pretty well. He was not fond of being around a lot of people at one time. Friday night we met all the family at Jamie's aunt's house. Maddox was ok in the beginning but quickly realized how tired he was and that he was ready for his bath and bedtime. That night we had a lot of trouble getting him to go down for bed which never happens.
Saturday was a little better, but he still fussed most of the day. We did get to visit for a while with Michelle Chris and Preston and that was a lot of fun. Preston and Maddox enjoyed smiling and talking to each other, it was really cute to watch. Preston is only a month older than Maddox. On Saturday night Maddox got his bath at the regular time and went to sleep right after with no fuss. We were thankful for that because it had been a long day.
Sunday he woke up in a great mood! We were so excited! We went to church with Michelle and Chris, ate some yummy food at MawMaws house, went to visit Jamie's grandma and aunts, and then we traveled back home.
Maddox really enjoyed MawMaw and PawPaws house! He loved their porch swing and looking at all their pretty plants outside. We enjoed their house a lot too, we had a great time visiting and of course loved the food!
Here is Maddox with his MawMaw and PawPaw Bernie!

Maddox had to adjust being back at home after a long and busy weekend, but by wednesday everything was back to normal.
Jamie has been furiously busy making one of her purses for her friend Stephanie. Stephanie left yesterday to move back to New Orleans because she got a job. Jamie had promised her a purse a while back. She wasnt supposed to leave until the end of August, so Jamie thought she had lots of time left. When we got home sunday night and found out, she knew she had to get busy. Jamie learned how fast she can make a purse. It actually turned out to be her best one yet. Unfortunately she didnt take any pictures of it but maybe Stephanie will be so kind as to send her some so she can display her work. ;)

Maddox has been a wonderful sleeper this week! Tuesday night he went to bed at 8:30 and woke up at 6:00!!! We were in shock and wonderfully rested! Monday night he slept from 9:45 until 5:30 this morning! And last night we were blessed with another wonderful night of rest.
He really is a good sleeper and usually sleeps about 7 hours at night then wakes up to eat and is back down for a few more hours, we are blessed.
He is really growing up. Where have the last 3 months gone! He loves to look around at everything and is becoming really interested in people and interacting with people. He hangs out with Jamie during the day and loves to watch her while she does things around the house. He has started to take an interest in books and being read to. He really likes to look at all the colorful pictures in the books. We have also noticed that he has started to hold his head up very well. He is gaining a lot more control of his body movements. His hand can now be found in his mouth pretty much all day, chewing on his fingers has become his favorite pastime!

That's pretty much all that has been going on. We hope everyone had a great week and hope you'll have a great weekend!

Love you all!

A praise report:
Jamie's aunt Laura is home from the hospital!! Yay! She is doing lots better! We love you aunt Laura!

Friday, August 04, 2006

For Aunt Laura

This is a special post for Jamie's aunt Laura! Today is her birthday!!! We hope you are having a great day! Please pray for her, she is recovering from a nasty infection and is in the hospital. Thankfully things are looking up and she is getting better each day! We've been praying hard for you! We love you!

This picture is just for you Laura.....Maddox sends you a great big hug, kiss and an adorable smile! He threw in some drool too ;)

As for an update on Maddox:
He is doing great! He weighs 10lbs 4oz now! He smiles a lot and loves to talk! This past Sunday he got to go swimming for the first time. He loved it. He was awake and very alert this time so he finally got to get in. He is quite the little fishy.

This is a short post because we are off to Lafayette today! We cant wait to visit with all of our friends and family there! We have lots of packing to do before we leave.
We love you all and hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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