Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Today is the Day!!

Today is the day that this will be arriving at our door!
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Jamie has been eyeing this vacuum for a long long time. If you have never heard of a Dyson vacuum you should read up on them. They are supposed to be top of the line and be great at getting up dog hair. We definitely need something powerful to get up all of the dog hair we have. We will report more on it after we have used it. UPS says that it should be here sometime between 8am and 7pm.....pretty ambiguous huh? Our UPS man usually stops by mid afternoon so that gives us a little better idea of the drop off time.
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So on to things you really want to hear about.
We are doing great! We are trying not to get caught up in all the hustle and bustle of Christmas but it is very hard. Our schedule seems to be filled with lots of stuff these days and the days seem to be flying by very quickly.
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Friday we picked up our Christmas tree! We got it from Lowes because it is the only reasonably priced place to get a tree around here. Maddox really liked the whole experience because he got to touch all the trees. That boy is fascinated with anything outdoorsy. We got lights on it Saturday and finally decorated it Sunday. It is decorated with white, silver, and purple glass balls. It has a big bow at the top but we would like to replace that with an angel or a star, we just have not found one we like yet. We think it looks pretty good. So far Maddox only scoots to the tree and tries to reach the branches, but overall he is really not that interested in it. Next year will be different!
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Saturday we went shopping with Brian's parents in Shreveport. Shreveport is an hour away so it is an all day event. They have a great outlet mall in Shreveport so that is why we went there. Maddox enjoyed the shopping as much as he could. He is not that found of strollers, so he got aggravated a couple of times. This happens every time we go shopping so it was nothing new. Finally, he fell asleep and the shopping trip became more relaxed for Jamie after that.
On our way home from shopping we stopped at Brian's parent's house so they could hang out with Maddox for a while. Maddox was in a very playful mood.
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Sunday we went to church and out to lunch and in the afternoon we took some pictures for our Christmas card. It was freezing outside so we tried to hurry and between takes we were trying to keep Maddox wrapped up in a blanket. We got some great pictures. Of course we will not be posting the pictures that are on the card but here are a few that did not make the cut.
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Maddox has been doing great as always. He is almost crawling. He gets up on his hands and knees and moves a little bit but just has not gotten the overall coordination down yet. He still scoots and is very fast so we have to keep an extra watchful eye out for him. We spend a lot more time on the floor these days...one reason for the new vacuum! He does not like being in his exersaucer as much anymore because he can't go anywhere. He loves to just sit on the floor and play and really loves it if we get down and play with him.
Eating leaves (his other hobby!)
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We are guessing we weighs around 15 1/2 pounds now. He is definitely getting heavier to tote around!
He had a breakthrough with solid foods! Apparently he does not like baby food but likes big people food. We tried giving him little pieces of noodle and carrot from Jamie's yummy homemade chicken noodle soup and he LOVED them, so he ate those for a few days. Then, we tried giving him little pieces of bread and he loved that too. He loves to chew the food. We have tried baby food again but he really just has to be in the mood to eat it whereas with the real food he'll eat until he busts! So now he gets little bites of whatever we are eating as long as it does not have dairy in it.
Maddox's favorite color is apparently orange. He loves everything orange, probably because it is so bright. He loves this dog toy we have that is an orange monster and will go after it if it is in sight. We went to pick him out a new sippy cup and we decided to let him choose what color he wanted. We put the green orange and blue sippy cups in front of him and of course he went straight to the orange one! So now he has a new orange sippy cup.
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That is about all that has been going on with us this week. We said we would get a new post up soon and we did!! Hopefully we will be back to weekly posts but we cannot guarantee that....you'll just have to check in periodically!

We love you all

P.S Remember the REAL reason we celebrate Christmas is not Santa Claus and presents!

1 comment:

Shell and Chris said...

hey
great post. i was surprised you actually left a comment on our blog. i understand it must have been nice to get back at me for teasing about infrequent posts!
don't think i'm doing one till next week. other stuff goin on.

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