Thursday, December 22, 2011

Afternoon Fun

This afternoon we decided to take advantage of the warmer temps. and spend some time playing outside.  The people that lived in our house before us left us their sandbox and Maddox has really started to enjoy playing in it.  Maclain held down the fort in her bouncer on the porch, while I was able to sit outside with them and skim through a magazine... the first time that has happened in A WHILE! :)  As much as I love cold weather this time of year, warmer weather sure is nice when you want to be outside with 2 kiddos!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


At the beginning of January, Maddox is going to be starting at our church's preschool 2 mornings a week.  I am so excited about this and I know that he will love it!  He gets so excited about going to his Sunday school class every week and he loves his class on Wednesday nights at church.  Maddox has always been a creature of habit and does really well with a schedule, routine, structure, etc...  He likes to know what is coming next.  We decided to let him start preschool here since he is already familiar with everything and everyone since it is at our church.  Plus, this will give me some time each week to spend with Maclain and to possibly get some things done that are tough to do with a toddler in tow.  He starts in just a couple of weeks, so be looking for a "first day of school" post very soon! :)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Christmas in Tallahassee

On Sunday morning, we celebrated out first "Christmas" of this season... and our first one living in Tallahassee. We mainly just did Santa for the kiddos that morning and let them see all of their stuff.  We are not going to be in town on actual Christmas, so we ended up doing Santa early.  This year was so much fun because Maddox is at an age where he really got into it.  We had talked it up to him and he was so excited about everything Santa brought him.  Don't judge - we didn't lay out all of Maclain's stuff this year because she has already used most of it... next year will be a different story. :)

Saturday, December 17, 2011

More Fun With Lights

There is a house in Tallahassee that has some crazy Christmas lights.  You may have seen the video before on youtube.  The lights are linked with a radio station and they go along with the songs being played.  It is really neat and so we decided to take Maddox tonight.  We had so much fun and Maddox loved it!  I think we will be doing this every year!

You have to see the video, too!  It was super-neat!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Weight Check

I took Maclain in to the doctor this morning for a weight check.  Since she started off so small I wanted to be sure she is gaining weight like she should.  She weighed in at 6 pounds and 10.8 ounces... which is exactly how much Maddox weighed when he was born.  They said she is right on track and that at this age babies should be gaining 1/2-1 ounce per day.  It gave me the peace of mind that I needed to know that she is nursing well and getting what she needs.  I am so thankful that she is nice and healthy!!

In other news, her umbilical stump fell off a couple of days ago so she got her first "real" bath last night.  She was not a huge fan. :)  It took Maddox's 6 weeks to come off so I am glad it did not take hers that long!  I can't wait until we can bathe them together... it will make our nightly routine a good bit shorter!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Christmas Crafts

This morning we went over to our friend Glenda's for a little playdate.  She has 2 kids that are close together in age and one of them is really close to Maddox's age.  She had Christmas stickers for them to play with and stick on stockings and snowflakes.  The kiddos ate cookies and played for a while and had a great time!  I am so thankful for such sweet friends for us to get together with.  Maclain was there, but slept through the whole thing!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Christmas Lights

Tonight Daniel took Maddox to see some Christmas lights at a nearby park.  Maclain and I stayed home since it was a walk-through kind of thing.  Maddox loves all things Christmas, so we thought he would enjoy getting out and going to look at the lights.  Daniel was able to snap a few pictures while they were there and I think Maddox had a great time! :)

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Just Some Pictures...

Wide Awake... 1 1/2 weeks old :)

I love to draw!

Can I give you a hand with that iphone, G??

Cuddling with Lolli

Trying to reach a lizard

Monday, December 5, 2011


Last night we gave Maclain her first bath... she was taking it pretty well until we got her wet.  Poor baby!  She calmed right down, though, as soon as her Daddy wrapped her up in the towel and snuggled up with her.  We love this sweet girl to pieces!

We are ready for her little umbilical stump to fall off so that we can get into the routine of bathing her every night!

Sunday, December 4, 2011


Yesterday afternoon Maddox and Maclain had their first ride together in the double stroller.  We found this stroller on craigslist so we got it for a super good deal.  I love how it has the infant seat attachment so that Maclain can ride all snuggled up in her carseat.  I see many morning walks in our future!

Friday, December 2, 2011

First Trip to the Park

Today we finally had a warm enough day to get outside and go to the park for a little while.  It was Maclain's first trip out of the house (other than to the doctor or just riding in the car) and I have to say she loved it.  Actualy, she slept right through it, so I guess that means she loved it, right??  It was also my first time using the Moby wrap and I am in love!  It keeps her so tight on me and she fell right to sleep in it.  It felt so good to get outside and get some fresh air!

Lolli is heading back to Tennessee tomorrow and we sure are going to miss her!  I am so thankful she has been able to be here for over a week to help us get settled.  I know Maddox is going to miss having an extra playmate, too!  Thank you, Lolli, for all you have done for us this week!  We love you!!