Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Play Dates

Last week Maddox and Cruz kept me busy! We stayed out of the house and met up with friends all week. So much fun!

One day we met up with my friend Serenity and her girls, Ashlyn and Kheringtyn. We all went to the botanical gardens and then to Noodles for lunch. The kids had so much fun, and believe it or not, they were perfect angels over lunch....all 4 of them! I'm not going to lie, I was dreading lunch just a bit because the kids were tired from being in the sun, and Cruz hadn't had a nap...but it was such a great lunch and Serenity and I actually got to talk...to each other....not our kids!
Maddox got to feed some chickens...his favorite part. I think we sat here for an hour...no lie!
Playing in the water!Don't you just love this face! Man, he is a sweetie pie!

Maddox and Ashlyn
Maddox found a beetle on this flower and COULD NOT leave it alone!

We also met up at the mall one day with Amanda and one of Maddox's favorite friends, Neely. We let the kids play on the playground and then took them on a carousel ride....then, lunch at Olive Garden. Again, what a great day! My kids were good at the restaurant...you just never know how they will be!!
Maddox and Neely playing in the water!

Amanda and Neely:
Me and my crew....riding a carousel is not easy with these two...not to mention how dizzy I got!

Saturday we went to Silver Dollar City with the Vestal's. So much fun! Maddox and Neely get along so well together! We took a wagon for them to ride in and they did so good. That talked to each other, shared snack, giggled...it was so darn cute!!! Cruz had fun too...he smiled all day long...even with no nap! I think that kid is going to really love SDC when we gets a little older.

I kept saying all the way home how much fun we had! Thanks Amanda, for inviting us!
Me and the "Punkin Face"I was trying to make Maddox have fun....he wasn't really into the rides!Maddox and Neely waiting in line for our last ride:Best Friends:)Me and Amanda:

And....he's out!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Gameroom is DONE!!!

Wooo-hooo! Thanks Kirsten...I love it! And thanks, David, for letting me do it!

The bathroom in the gameroom is small, so it was hard to get a good picture. This is the best I could do!

Stay tuned for my next post...we have been "play dating" like crazy around here and I have lots of cute pics coming of Maddox and his girlfriends:)!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

This happens 500 times a day!

Me: Maddox....you need to ________________ (fill in the blank with: get a diaper, take a nap, change clothes, etc)

Maddox: (runs away FAST)

Me: Maddox, where are you?

Maddox: (soft giggles)

Me: Maddox, come here right now and ___________________!!

Maddox: (uncontrollable laughing)

So where is he hiding EVERY time????????


Monday, July 20, 2009

My Boys

Maddox and Cruz are actually starting to play together! It is so cute. Maddox will talk to him, like Cruz really understands! I can tell they are going to be the best of friends...I just love watching them together.

Here they are playing in the tunnel together. Maddox kept telling Cruz, "Cooz, go tunnel!"

Cruz loves to play with door stops...Maddox had to get in on the action yesterday morning!

I bought Maddox some ABC magnets that I thought he would just LOVE...but guess what...he NEVER plays with them...but, Cruz does. So of course Maddox wants to play now!

And if your wondering what is on Maddox's head...it is his FAVORITE hat and he wears it everywhere!!!!! It is the inside of his $25 Bob the Builder Live hard hat. Guess I ended up making a good investment on that one:).

One thing they aren't ready for yet is sharing a room. Maddox asked if "Cooz" could sleep in his room last night. We thought they might be ready...BUT...we were wrong. They were dead quiet for about 20 minutes ...then a bang..then some cries...then I went up to find cruz up on his knees...not sure what happened, but it woke maddox up. so we put cruz back in the guest bedroom and decided not to try that again for a while!

So for some reason, I can't get video to post on blogger (if any blogger friends know why let me know!). But here is the next best thing...my "sports" setting on the Nikon that takes pics super fast. I took these yesterday of Cruz doing the "army" crawl....he can scoot!

One last thing, Cruz pulled up to a stand yesterday!! He did it right in front of me on our coffee table. Now I am scared to death he is going to bust is face when I'm not looking...ugh! But, so proud of him!
OH, and he is babbling all the time, "dadadada, bababba, mammamamama" so stinkin cute!!! Can you tell I love my boys!?

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


* Maddox is adding a "y" to the end of all his favorite words. Examples: truck-y, milk-y, snack-y. Wonder if I'm talking in too much baby talk around him, lol!

* Cruz is cruisin...all over this house! That lil guy can SCOOT! So cute!

* Another funny thing Maddox says is "EWWWW YUCKY!"...especially when I'm changing Cruz's diapers!

* I'm chairing the Winter Dreams tour of Homes for the Junior League of NWA...so if you know of any good houses.......;)

* Had some good girl time with my niece, Sloan, today...Starbucks and Pedicures:)

* Cruz is growing out of his size 2 diapers. This makes me so happy, he is getting big! Time for size 3's!

* It is so HOT in Arkansas. Ready for a little relief!

* Bought tickets to see Britney Spears in Vegas. Man, my hubby is such a trooper....he's going with me! I'm already planning my outfit!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Show Us Where You Live Fridays

Last friday snuck up on my and I missed posting my yard:(...but not much to see anyways. I enjoyed looking at everyone elses beautiful yards, however, and got some great ideas!

This week is entrances and foyers...so here's what I've got:

Front Door:

Looking in from the front door:

Dining room to the right:

Looking to the left:

And looking back at the entrance way:

And just for fun, a pic from Cruz crawling this morning;):

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Blog Hop: Favorite Picture

I'm participating in a blog hop today and the theme is pick your favorite picture. This seems impossible to me....I have so many of my kids I love. So I think I'm going to pick a favorite picture of me and David.

This picture is one of my favorites because we were on the BEST trip ever: Cabo San Lucas!!! It was in 2006, before kids. We stayed at the Hilton in Los Cabos, which is one of the nicest places I have ever been...and we travel a lot! It was a trip with his work, so on this particular night we got to get all dressed up and go to a nice dinner. It's not artsy, black and white, super cool, but...I love this pic:

And I have to throw in one with the boys....this one sums up my life with these 2...CRAZAY!


MckLinky Blog Hop

Sunday, July 5, 2009

MY 100TH POST!!: 4th of July Weekend

Happy 4th of July everyone! We had a great celebration. Saturday we went to the lake with the Matt and Michelle....and we had no kids! It got off to a slow, rainy start. But after sitting in the dock for around 2 hours, the rain finally moved out. We were NOT going home, we were all determined to have some fun! A big plus is we all got up on the skis...even me!

Here is Michelle and I BEFORE the 'hurricane' moved in;)

This was my view for a good 2 hours...glad we were with the Wynn's, caused we laughed a LOT!

David chillin in the monsoon.

Finally, SUN! And here is David skiing....or trying:)

We came back that night to grill and do fireworks at the house. My mom and Dad came over that night, as well as Amber and her kids. We had a TON of food and desserts....I'm still pigging out today! The fireworks were lots of fun. Our neighborhood always has people who spend a small fortune on fireworks too, so its like a big firework show for free...and right in your backyard! They were probably laughing at our little roman candles:)!