Saturday, September 23, 2006

A special treat!

We have discovered that Maddox is ticklish!
Just click the play button on the bottom of the picture to play our video!
Now that we figured out how to do this we may start putting more video on for you to watch.


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Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Go Tech!!

We have been trying to post this for several days but the pictures would not upload. Sorry for the delay!

We took Maddox to his first Tech football game!! He was so good and we all had a great time! We got there early for tailgating and stayed for a little over half of the game. Tech beat Nicholls State 31 to 21!! Of course we dressed Maddox in his blue onesie to show off his Tech spirit!

Well we have cancelled our planned camping trip. It looks like it is going to rain over the weekend and we just dont think being cooped up in a tent for 3 days would be too much fun. :( We are sad about it but Brian is still going to take off on Monday so he'll have a little vacation. Plus, we will be able to attend church on Sunday and we are having a great guest speaker come! We were upset that we would be missing it but now we get to go! But I think this is the end of camping season. The nights are starting to get a lot cooler and that's not good for Maddox. We might try another night somewhere in Louisiana but other than that we will have to wait until next year. :(

Maddox had a rough day yesterday. We are thinking maybe some teeth are bothering him. Who knows, it could have just been a bad day. He wanted to be held and rocked all day and finally went down for a nap around 1pm after Jamie gave him some tylenol. He slept for about an hour and a half and then was up until 8 last night. It was fun to have a cuddly baby for a while! Maddox isn't much for cuddling, he just wants to be held facing out so he can see everything that is going on so it was a nice treat to have a cuddler even if it was only for a day!
Hopefully he wont have any more days like that soon because our rocking chair is out of service right now. It got really wobbly so it's in the repair shop. Hopefully the man will be able to fix it, if not we will be on the lookout for a new rocker.

That is about all that has been going on up here in Ruston. We hope everyone is having a great week!

Love you all!

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Our Little Monster

We have been calling Maddox our little monster for quite a while now because that is exactly what he is. It is amazing how well babies get to know you and begin to know how to get what they want. Maddox has been doing this for a long time now and he has gotten really good at it. Is he spoiled.....of course! But what baby isn't! If we lay him down for a nap he'll start fussing which is normal, then after fussing for a while he'll go into a full out cry, so we go in there to make sure he is ok, as soon as you look at him he gives you this huge smile and starts to giggle. At that point it is very hard not to smile and using these antics gives him the name little monster!

Oh what fun Maddox is now! He loves to smile and laugh now! I think we have said that before. But now his personality is really starting to shine through. He is very funny and he knows it! He is also very attached to us. He doesn't like to be held by other people for long periods of time and has some seperation anxiety issues. He is very picky when it comes to the way people hold him and who he lets hold him. This is frustrating to us as parents but also very touching. People always want to hold him and love on him but he is not so fond of it "picky" is what we call it! But it is encouraging to know that he feels very secure and comfortable with us and enjoys our presense. I guess you could call him a shy baby. Eventually he may grow out of it or he may just be a shy kid. This is not to say that he is not happy around other people, he will smile, laugh, and talk to you and be an all around goofball as long as he is being held by one of us! That little monster!

Maddox is most defiantely fascinated with his hands. His goal all day is to see how long he can keep his hands in his mouth. The downfall of this is that during the process of finding his hands he has also found his thumb! So now his new thing is sucking on his thumb. So now we have a child that loves his pacifier and his thumb and probably will have a "blankie" one day too! Something we have learned as parents is that you can never say "my baby is never going to do that" because inevitably your baby will do just what you said they wouldnt do. But we really dont care if he does as long as it makes him happy and, we have a new appreciation and understanding for parents whose babies do do these's like a secret club or something!

Maddox is loving Kindermusik! Yesterday was his first time where he didnt fuss at all. He just sat and took it all in (with his hands in his mouth of course). He is very fascinated by the other children there and all the singing that goes on. Now when Jamie sings a song from class to him he gets this big grin on his face and starts singing too! We love Kindermusik!

We have joined a new small group (bible study) at our church. We are very excited about this group because most of the people in there have kids too! We all got together kids and all on tuesday night. What a blast! There were 9 kids there! Wow it was quite a houseful! The next time we meet the kids will not be present but it was fun to have all the families together for one night. We will be doing a bible study on Marriage, we can't wait!

And..... picture of Jamie's most recent purse creation:

Well thats about all for now. We have included more pictures for your viewing pleasure!

Monday, September 11, 2006

New pictures

Here are some new pictures we thought we would post.
Maddox loves to smile and laugh now so getting pictures of him smiling is much easier! Now taking a picture without his hands in his mouth is a whole different story. That boy loves to eat his hands. His hands are usually all wrinkled and pruned by the end of the day from all the chewing he does on them.

Maddox got a little sick after his shots last week. They upset his tummy so he was spitting up a lot tuesday night and wednesday morning. The doctor told us to keep nursing him, since that is the best for him, and to give him pedialyte between feedings. During the day on wednesday we could tell he was not feeling well at all. Poor thing just "looked" sick. By Wednesday night he was feeling much better. Thankfully it was short lived and he was back to his happy self.

We had a great weekend. Brian had to work Saturday morning so Jamie and Maddox went out with our friend Natalie. Then Jamie made a new purse. She has gotten really good at the purse making and has started to get orders for some. She has 3 different styles she makes.

Sunday was off to church in the morning and then we went to Brian's parent's church for lunch.

We haven't really done anything too exciting this past week. We do have another camping trip planned for the end of September. We are going to camp at Enchanted Rock in Fredricksburg, TX. We are very excited about this. Brian is going to take a few days off from work and we are hoping to have a nice little vacation.

Well thats about it!
Hope you enjoy the pictures!

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

A Camping We Will Go

Or should we say a camping we have been!

On Friday we took Maddox camping!! Yay! It was soo much fun! We took him and our 2 dogs! What an adventure! We thought we would try it out and see how it went. He loved it, of course he loves to be outside so this was not suprising to us. At first we were not sure if we were going to be able to camp because they only had one campsite left we drove to our campsite and realized someone else was camping there! So after some discussion with the office they put us up on an even better site! It was our first time putting up our tent so we had a little trouble but it only took about 30 mins, then we got Maddox to sleep and we ate our supper. Unfortunately there was a burn ban in effect so we couldnt make a fire and had to eat cold hot dogs and we couldnt make s'mores. :( The weather was perfect and we actually got cold during the night.....don't worry Maddox was well dressed and didnt get cold! Saturday morning we got up and ate some breakfast and went out on a hiking trail. We didnt spend to long on the trail because it was getting warm and we didnt want Maddox to get too hot. We headed back to camp and started taking everything down and packing up. We thought it was a great trip and we can't wait to go again. I dont think we will take the dogs the next time though, they were more trouble than Maddox!

The long weekend was very nice! We just hung out around the house! The weather was great all weekend so we spent a lot of time outside.

Today Maddox had his 4 month check up and shots. The doctor said everything looks great and he is doing perfect! He weighs 11lbs 9oz and is 23 3/4 inches long! He is in the 5-7 percentile range. This was the first doctor visit where he was happy! The nurses didn't want to give him his shots because they said he was too cute and they didn't want to make him cry. Of course he did cry but it didn't take him too long to get over it. Now he is sleeping and probably will for the rest of they day.
We are so amazed by him everyday! It seems like each day he does something new! His new thing is the way he goes down for his naps. He used to like to be held and rocked to sleep but now he wants to be laid down and wants to play with your hands. He also likes it when we sing to him. It is nice that he started doing this but it makes it more difficult when we are out somewhere and he needs to go to sleep because he doesnt want to be held.

He has started reaching for things now too. He really likes hands especially to chew on! It is fun to watch his little hands reach out to grab onto something. He has also discovered his voice and likes to use it a lot! He babbles and coos all the time and will even carry on a little conversation with you. He never ceases to amaze us! We are so blessed to have him! We LOVE being parents!

Jamie and Maddox attended their first kindermusik class. They had a great time. The class uses singing, instruments, and touch to stimulate baby's brain and motor development. You can go to for more information and a better explaination. Maddox took a really long nap after kindermusik, it must have really wore him out. They go back tomorrow for another class. The class last 8 weeks.

Well we hope everyone enjoys the post and the pictures! Have a great week!

Love you all!

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