Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Birthday Maddox!

Well, my baby is officially ONE! Wow...time does fly. It seems like only yesterday......oh, sorry, I won't bore you with that....
Anyways, Friday the 13th was his birthday. Most of the day was good, until we started practicing our walking that evening. My mom, David, and I were all trying to get him to take some steps before dinner time. He was doing great when all of the sudden he fell to his bottom and then just face planted. I scooped him up...he was screaming. I thought he bumped his head, until my mom noticed BLOOD. I freaked out! He had busted his lip. I think his teeth got the inside of it. It immediately swelled up! We tried to ice it, but he would not let us. Poor is a pic of his can tell he hit it right in the middle. What a birthday. I was so upset that his first birthday ended like that. AND, that is party was the next day and he was going to have a fat lip!

Saturday we had our "Cupcake" themed party. It was a fun day. We had lots of toys in the backyard for the kids to play with. Lots of bubbles, crawl tunnels, giant blocks, and the most popular....the water table he got from his cousins for his birthday. The kids were so crowded around this thing we though it was going to break. Maddox was right in the middle of them. He played with that thing for a LONG time. He was soaking wet in his birthday outfit.

After that...cake time...Maddox was so tired from playing that I didn't think he was going to make it to the Happy Birthday song! He was in a daze sitting with his little hat on! It was pitiful! He still went for the cake, but didn't eat any of it...just mashed it up! He had a Cupcake cake...and a mini on just for him...there are a few more pics below...I only wish I had gotten a group shot of all the kids together. We had about 8 kids and 3 babies. Lots of fun Saturday. Thank you to all who came!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

One Year ago today....

Well, I've been doing a lot of reflecting lately! Here is a picture of me EXACTLY one year ago today. We were checking into Northwest Medical to go have our little baby. It is so wierd to think that I had no clue what he was going to look like, its so strange to think before this day no one had met Maddox. Now what would I do without my sweet, perfect, smiley little boy!!! I just can't believe its been a year! Tomorrow is his official first birthday....yes, Friday the funny! I'm sure tomorrow I will be thinking all day, "at this exact time a year ago we were doing this or that....". How time flies!

Now.....Here is me one year later...this I would have NEVER guessed...pregnant again!! This pic was taken last weekend at 15 weeks. If you would have told me last year after 2 1/2 hours of full on pushing, painful, aweful, no fun delivery that I would be pregnant again in less than a year I would have called you CRAZY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think my first words to my sister after delivery is "That was aweful, it will be a LOOOONG time before I do that agian!". Wow, here we funny! Unfortunatly I didn't wait long enough to forget about delivery like most people say they do. I remember! But there's no going back! And we couldn't be more excited!
I'll post another update after Maddox's birthday party...Now I've got to go clean and get ready! My mom is watching Maddox today so I can actually get something done today! Thanks, Grandmother!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

One Year Photos

A few "teasers" are up on the Raye Law Photography the link on the right and check them out!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Busy Weekend...

This weekend my sister and I threw a retirement party for my dad at her house in central Arkansas. He is retiring after 35 years in education. Anyways...we drove down Friday afternoon, got there at dinner time so we went and ate Shotgun Dans Pizza (yum!) and then my parents watched Maddox so David and I could sneak in a movie!

Saturday Kim and I ran around all day doing last minute things and David and Mark set up the backyard for us. We catered Whole Hog BBQ so we didn't have to cook anything...and Whole Hog is SO good! My sister friend Kendall made these awesome brownies for dessert. I think people where more pumped about the brownies that the bbq! Thanks Kendall. It was soo good to see friends that I haven't seen in a long time. I got to see my friends Mandy and Jana who are also both pregnant...Mandy is due in July, Jana November....4 days before me! How crazy is that! Maddox also got to play with his cousins and sassy little Ella...seriously, she is such a doll! Very entertaining! They loved the ice buckets!

We were all so exhausted after the party. We stayed up for a while playing with Sloan and Margaux, but when we went to bed I literally fell asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow! Sunday my sister and I did what we do best, SHOP. And the guys played golf. We left kinda late and went straight to bed again when we got home.

Today, Monday, David and I took Maddox to Fort Smith for his one year pictures. We get are pictures done at Raye Law Photography. She is amazing! She is going to post a few "teasers" on her blog soon, so I will let you know when and you will be able to click the link on this page to see my little punkin! He did so great today, he was so happy and smiled good! She does lots of great candid shots, which are always a favorite for me! I'm sure its going to cost me a small fortune...oh, well, so worth the memories!

We also let Maddox play in his new froggy pool this afternoon. He loves to play in water! Here is a pic from that as well!