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 www.kindermusik.com 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!


Shell and Chris said...

sounds like yall had fun camping

W said...

Kindermusik sounds really clever, good idea.

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