Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Church Playgroup

Our church playgroup meets during the school year on Tuesday mornings and today's meeting was at the Southwood splash pad.  It's quite a haul for us since we live on the total opposite side of town but it was totally worth it.  It was the perfect setup where the adults don't have to get wet but are close enough to step in if needed.  There was a nice, grassy area where the kids could run and play, too!  I feel like the only pictures I post these days are of the kids in their swimsuits, but I guess that's our life right now.  And it's the only way I am surviving Summer at 34 1/2 weeks pregnant. :)

"I'm ready, I'm ready, I'm ready"

Maddox and Dawson, such handsome boys!

She knows a cute boy when she sees one :)

Her absolute favorite activity: snacking

Friday, August 23, 2013

A Good First Week

It's been a good first week of preschool for Maddox and a good first week of mommy time for Maclain.  I have really enjoyed being in more of a routine this week and have truly discovered how much bigger Maclain has gotten since Spring.  She is so much more into the activities that we are doing and is at a really good age for a lot of things now. We have been on play dates, gone to story time at the library, gone to the park, visited Daddy at work, and gone to a music class.  She doesn't get ill and sleepy while we are out anymore and is turning into such a little girl.  It's been a great week!

Maddox has been having some fun of his own at school and was chosen today to bring home the class bear for the weekend.  He was beyond excited to tell me about it when I picked him up today and the bear is currently napping with him in his bed.  More on that later.  For now, here are some pictures of our week...

Monday morning before his first day!
Shopping at Hobby Lobby
Swinging at the park
"Cheese!" (with a full mouth of snack)
Maddox practicing his name with magnet cards
He was so proud of the "game" we played :)

Takin' a milk break

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Sweet Moment

I managed to capture this super sweet moment the other night as the kids heard Daniel pull into the driveway from work.  They both ran to the kitchen floor to watch for him at the back door.  I looked down and saw Maclain put her arm around Maddox, then he did the same with her.  Too sweet!!

Monday, August 19, 2013

1st Day of School

Today Maddox had his first day of preschool in the 3 year old class.  He has been very excited to start back and he had a great first day!  He is going 3 days a week this year and most of the kids in his class were in his 2 year old class last year.  I love that he loves preschool and it is comforting to know that I don't have to worry about him while he is there.  Here's to a great start of the year!

Maddox and his teacher, Mrs. Cindy

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Our Last Hurrah of Summer

Well, we have had our last big hurrah before preschool starting back and Miller being born.  We drove over to Panama City Sunday afternoon and met my parents for a couple of days of beach time.  Between the sand and the pool, both Maddox and Maclain were in heaven and truly did not want to leave to come home yesterday.  All good things must come to an end, though, right??

Now, I think we are just about ready to tackle everything Fall has to offer.  It sure has been one great summer!

Friday, August 9, 2013


We headed over to Trousdell with my friend Tracy and her kids yesterday morning for tot time.  The kids' activity pool is only open to ages 5 and under from 9:00-11:00 so it really cuts down on the crowds.  I am really trying to make the most of our days lately because as much as I am ready for cooler weather, I am really going to miss our days at the pool in a couple of months.  We have done a ton of swimming this summer and it's truly been loads of fun!  Being in the pool is the only way I am surviving the heat of these crazy hot months!

We got there right at 9:00 yesterday and had the place to ourselves for the first little bit.  My kids loved it...

I have to admit, at the beginning of Summer I found myself wondering what in the world we were going to do to stay busy, and now I am wondering where the time has gone.  We have Maddox's preschool orientation next week and then he starts back the following Monday going 3 mornings a week.  I really have loved Summer and can't believe it's almost over!

Monday, August 5, 2013

31 Weeks

We are counting down, folks...

31 Weeks
I seriously cannot believe how fast this pregnancy is flying by!  We only have around 9 weeks to go now.  I am trying not to even entertain the idea that Miller could come a day before 40 weeks.  I go back to the doctor next Tuesday, then every 2 weeks until my weekly appointments start.  We have been working hard in the nursery and have the walls painted, crib put together, changing table set up, and the glider all in place.  I went to Michael's yesterday and got some supplies for one more project in there.  I am still looking for an affordable rug but have not had much success yet.  I will post pictures once it's all put together!

I have begun to feel the effects of the 3rd trimester a bit more in the last week but am still feeling pretty good overall.  Thankfully I am still sleeping pretty well and haven't noticed a big drop in my energy level yet.  I am trying hard to enjoy these last several weeks because I know one day I will look back and miss these days. ;)

Friday, August 2, 2013

Meridian Woods VBS

Maddox was able to participate in Meridian Woods' VBS this week.  I wasn't sure how he would do since I would be dropping him off in a fairly unfamiliar place, but I was amazed at how well he adjusted to it.  He did not love the idea of me leaving each day, but once I was gone he was over it and had a ton of fun.  They did a fantastic job with their VBS and I am so glad Maddox was able to be a part of it!  We will definitely make it a yearly tradition!