Thursday, February 23, 2012

Sick :(

Poor Maddox is under the weather.  It all started with some congestion and has slowly gotten worse.  We have not gotten out of the house much at all this week b/c I wanted to give him some time to get better.  By yesterday morning, I was thinking he was improving so we got out and went to storytime at the library.  When we got home, he went down for a nap at 12:15.  I was beginning to think something was up when I had to go in and wake him up at 5:00.  I picked him up and he felt hot.  I checked his temp. and he has been running a fever ever since. :(  We have given him a few doses of Tylenol, but the fever still has not completely gone away.  We are headed to the doctor in the morning to make sure it isn't anything he needs antibiotics for.  I am hoping it's not an ear infection.  We shall see...
Anyway, despite the fact that he can't shake the fever and he is slightly more clingy than normal, he is not acting all that different.  By this afternoon, I thought if we did not get out of the house for a little bit we might all go crazy.  The weather was beautiful and warm so we took a little stroll around the neighborhood and then we played outside for a little bit.  You would never know the poor guy doesn't feel good...
"Who's sick???"


Loving the fresh air

He drew a circle :)
"watering" the grass
Playing outside was just too much...
I am hoping we will get a good report at the doctor because we have big weekend plans that we don't want to miss out on! 

Monday, February 20, 2012


Friday the kids and I met Mom in Albany, Ga for a little lunch date and some outside playtime.  As always, we had so much fun and were sad to leave.  We ate a quick lunch and then made our way over to Chehaw Park to see some animals and play on the playground.  Maddox loved getting to see all of the animals up close... he had a ball!  Maclain was a trooper the entire trip and had fun hanging out in the stroller for the zoo and the Moby for the playground.  I am so thankful I am able to enjoy such special times with our kids! (Warning: LOTS of pictures ahead...)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

It's Becoming a Pattern...

... for me to go into Maddox's room after he has fallen asleep for his nap and find him like this...

He clearly is not falling out of the bed b/c he is so far from it.  I guess he just prefers the floor these days.  Crazy boy!! :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day

This Valentine's Day has been a fabulous one!  I woke up to a handmade card beside the bed from my sweetie... very thoughtful and special!  I also got the pleasure of getting to babysit a friend's little 8 month old boy, Charlie, today.  He came over around 10:00 and got to play until about 4:00.  He was such a sweetie and we enjoyed having him over here today.  Things were crazy at times with 3 kids under 2 in the house, but everything went pretty well and I was even able to get all of them down for their afternoon nap at the same time! Yay!!  Here are a few pictures from the day...

Giving Charlie a Valentine's hug :)
Maddox sharing his toys
Playing together...
So Handsome!!!
Lunch Time!

This is how poor Charlie fell asleep... :)
Sweet girl!!
After Charlie was picked up and Maddox got up from his nap, we ventured out to Target to get some baking supplies.  Maddox is a little obsessed with a children's video that I let him watch online about baking a cake, so I told him we were gonna bake cupcakes today and he was excited beyond words!  He loves to "help" so I tried to let him do what he could...

Finally digging in!!
Loving his cupcake :)
We are finishing up our night watching our favorite show... Parenthood!  This weekend we are going to the movies with some friends... excited about seeing "The Vow"!  I hope everyone had a great Valentine's Day! :)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Movie Night

Daniel and I decided to start a little monthly tradition.  We thought it would be fun to have a family movie night once a month.  We were not sure if Maddox is old enough to be able to sit through an entire movie yet and we thought he might not be all that interested... we were wrong!  He loved every minute of it and got so excited when we told him what we were going to do.  Our couch has a pull-out bed in it, so we pulled the bed part out and threw tons of blankets and pillows on it and all hopped on.  I checked Red Box and decided our first movie would be Winnie the Pooh.  Of course all 3 Red Box places Daniel checked on his way home from work were out of it, so I ended up going through my stash of VHS movies I have from when I was teaching.  We decided on...

Maddox loved the movie and sat right in between me and Daniel the whole time... it was really cute!  Maclain slept most of the time on me in the Moby... her favorite spot!

So excited about movie night!
Maddox and Daddy enjoying the movie
Sweet boy!

Where Maclain hung out...
Woke up for part of the movie...
And... back asleep!
We had such a fun night and can't wait to do it again next month!  Maybe Red Box will have our movie next time! :)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Maddox's Toddler Bedding

Since we now know that Maddox loves his new bed and we are sticking to the change, I am determined to make some cute bedding for him.  I only found one bedding set that I liked when I was looking to buy... boys bedding is not always all that cute (in my opinion)... or it's super expensive!  So I did some figuring and I should be able to make it for just under what I was going to pay to buy some.  I ordered the fabrics last night.  I am making a pillowcase, fitted bed sheet, and quilt.  Maddox loves all things, cars, trucks, planes, etc... I fell in love with the Ann Kelle "Ready, Set, Go" collection as soon as I saw it, so I chose these 3 prints from her collection:

The next three fabrics will break up the busyness of the prints:

I think the bedding will look really cute once it's all put together... I can't wait to get started on it!