Sunday, May 24, 2009

A Little Vacation

We took a little family vacation the other weekend to New Orleans. We had a great time and the boys really enjoyed all the fun things we got to see. Brian's coworker was getting married in LaPlace so we thought we would go to the wedding and stay in New Orleans for the weekend. We stayed on Canal St just 2 blocks from the river. Maddox was so excited about all the boats on the river, that's all he talked about the whole weekend.

We had Mother's Day breakfast at Cafe Du Monde and then went to the Aquarium and the Insectarium. The boys had a blast. Maddox especially liked the Insectarium. He got to see lots of cool bugs and even eat some too! The Insectarium had a little cooking room where they would cook bugs into different recipes, Maddox was very willing to try them and even asked for more! All of this excitement eventually led to the very rare moment where both boys fall asleep in the stroller while Jamie shhopped for some Louisiana type books to help us remember the trip.

Did we mention there was a firetruck?? It was Maddox's lucky day as we walked down to the French Quarter rigt past the firestation. The firemen were happy to let Maddox see whatever he wanted. He got to wear a helment, hold the ax, open up all the compartments on the truck and even got to play with the hose!

Before we left on Monday we took Maddox on the ferry over to Algiers. It was a free so that ment free entertainment for Maddox! The ride on the ferry was probably the highlight of his trip!

We have been working in our garden the last few weeks and we are very excited about all the things we have growing. We have tomatoes, carrots, potatoes, watermelons, squash, cucumbers and peas. We have had lots of rain over the last few weeks and the plants have loved it. We should have some tomatoes, squash, and cucumbers ready pretty soon! Here are some pictures so you can see how much our garden has grown!

Friday, May 01, 2009

Happy Birthday Maddox!

Yay! It is Maddox's 3rd birthday! He is SO excited! We will be spending the day doing lots of fun things. We are planning to go to Sci-Port, a discovery science center, in Shreveport and then going to eat at Chick-a-laid (aka. Chick-fil-A).

We are so thankful and blessed to have Maddox! He is such a joy to be around.
Some fun things that are going on in his life right now: He loves to talk and ask questions. He talks a lot and very well. He is a very inquisitive little boy and likes to know how and why things are the way they are.

He says funny and cute things all day long, Jamie was tickled the other day when he told her she looked like a princess, she was dressed for church in a flowing skirt, he was so cute and serious when he said it. He also likes to tell us "stop frustrating me!" Our telling him to use his words has kind of backfired on us a time or too! ;) We try to remember funny things he tells us but he says so many throughout the say it is hard to remember.

Maddox is really into meeting new people. Everywhere we go he asks almost every stranger what his or her name is then he'll stick out his hand and say "nice to meet you." Everyone that gets this special little introduction is just tickled by it. Maddox always brightens our day and it is so fun to watch him brighten other people's day too!

We had a little birthday party for the boys last weekend. The boys had a great time with all of their little friends! Maddox was super excited about his birthday party and his cake! Jamie made him a LarryBoy cake. Larry Boy is a character from Veggie Tales, a show that he really likes. We enjoyed visiting with everyone and getting to spend some time with family too!

We hope you all have enjoyed keeping up with this blog for the last 3 years! We'll continue to post here, especially since it serves as the boys baby books!

A little note for Maddox~
Maddox, you are so awesome and such a joy in our lives! We thank God for you every day and the blessing that you are. Keep up your feisty little spirit, God will use it in big ways!
Happy Birthday!

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