Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Party Time!

We have been to several birthday parties in the last few weeks.  It's getting to be that time of year where it seems everyone we know is having a birthday.  This past weekend we went to Landon's party.  Both the kids had a blast and the adults enjoyed catching up as well.  Maddox rode a pony and did his share of jumping in a bounce house.  Maclain's favorite activity was eating pizza, which we have recently discovered is her favorite food!

I spent a good chunk of time cutting up half of Maclain's pizza so that the pieces were small enough for her.  But of course, she wanted it whole.  It took her a good, long while to finish that piece, but she definitely did it.  She and Maddox are so different.  He wants his pieces small.  She wants everything big.  Crazy kids!

Also that day we attended Sawyer's 1st birthday party.  I wish I had gotten pictures from it b/c it seriously was the cutest 1st birthday party ever, but Maclain decided to be extra clingy that morning and she would not let me put her down. 

The weekend before we went to Isaac's 3rd birthday party.  It was a Cat in the Hat theme and Renee's dad was dressed up as The Cat in the Hat and also later changed into a Thing 2 costume.  Maddox was hilarious at this party because he would not stop talking to the characters.  He kept asking The Cat where "his brothers" were (I guess referring to Thing 1 and Thing 2).  He was pretty bummed when they had to leave and he has not forgotten about them since. 

Her favorite spot was the sandbox
I so wish his eyes were open in this one :(

The Birthday boy in the shirt I made for him :)

We have had a great few weeks celebrating special friends and I can't wait until next month when we will be celebrating Maddox's 3rd birthday. My, how the time is flying! 

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


As I have mentioned before, I am trying to get Maclain to eat other foods besides baby food.  If it were up to her, she would live only on baby food, rolls, and crackers.  Maddox went through this, too, so I am not in panic mode yet.  But it would be nice for her to branch out a little.  I decided to feed the kids spaghetti for lunch today, knowing how it would go.  I figured Maclain would dump hers out, play in it, then cry.  Maddox on the other hand would sit there, say "EWWWWW!" and just pretend it wasn't there without touching it at all.  I was right on both accounts. 

While she was still having fun...

When she realized this was her only option for lunch... 
 And, Maddox's untouched bowl of spaghetti...

What kid doesn't like spaghetti?? :)

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Maddox and Woody

Yesterday morning I was working in the kitchen and Maddox came in saying, "Mommy, take my picture with Woody please!". I can count on one finger the number of times Maddox has asked me to take his picture, so I quickly fulfilled his request...

He certainly knows how to melt his momma's heart. :)

Lolli and G Came To Visit

We love it when Lolli and G come to visit.  We had not seen them since Christmas so it was a nice treat to have them stay for several days.  The only hiccup we experienced was when the airline lost Lolli's luggage and they did not deliver it until the day before they left!  She handled it better than I would have for sure! 

We did a lot of playing inside since they brought the cold weather with them this time.  But one morning we braved it and went to the park to feed the ducks.  We had a great time while they were here and as always, hated to see them go!