Thursday, December 31, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
2 months old, laughing in his crib, but NOT sleeping in his crib yet!!
6 months old, playing in crib
7 months old, sleeping in crib!!
9 months old, standing in crib to greet me after his nap!!
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
23 things you are doing at 23 months:
-Speaking much more clearly (to your mommy at least....a lot of people still need me as your interpreter until they are around you a little longer to decipher what you are saying) and you are beginning to say complete sentences at times
-You can tell me what you want/need very easily
-You can count to 10 on a regular basis (although, we are still trying to find out where the number 4 has gone, you skip that number every single time!! hahah)
-You know many of your letters and point them out on anything you see
-You still love your sweet "Raffie" (your lovie) and you want to teach him to do all the things you can do...eat, take a bath, go "night night", read a book, give kisses....it is precious!
-You love to wrestle with daddy when he gets home
-You are very very strong and can pick up things we never imagined you would be able to carry
-You are so smart and figure things out so quickly (I know I am going to be asking you how to fix things in the very near future...you are very mechanically minded just like your daddy)
-You love Elmo and can point him out in random movies (the other night we were watch "Elf" and they had an Elmo doll in the toy store and you saw it and got very excited)
-You follow directions very well (when YOU want to) You will put your shoes up and your dirty clothes in the hamper in your room...you also get a diaper for me and put your wipes back in the drawer when I am throwing away your diaper
-You LOVE music...any music, you can drum to the beat and will change immediately when the music changes...you have very good rhythm
-You have mastered the "stink eye" or the "what are you wanting me to do look" and you do this every chance you can (as seen in the beginning of the Letter Video posted a few weeks ago)
-You love to play with footballs, bouncy balls, squishy balls, anything that remotely looks like a ball...you love to throw it, kick it and chase after it. You are getting a pretty good arm on ya!!
-You like to help mommy do anything...cook, clean, laundry (sometimes you are more helpful unfolding the laundry than folding it, but I know it is the thought that counts:) )
-You are developing a very sensitive heart and you can easily get your feelings hurt when you get in trouble or you cannot have what you are wanting (I know you got this one from your mommy)
-You know your colors and point them out in your cereal, on a sign, in the car...anywhere!! You know that the red light means "stop" and the green light means "go"
-You are still a very good eater, although you are getting a little more picky and you are doing very well at feeding yourself. You hate to have food on your hands and say "Yucky" when your hands are dirty
-You love to imitate daddy....the other day you went and got your toy laptop and put it up on the table, climbed in the chair where daddy usually sits and "worked" on your laptop, just like daddy!!.....you looked so grown up!
-You enjoy making us smile and you are very good at making us laugh
-You still love Nemo and any fish for that matter
-You are working very hard on your 2 year molars and boy those chompers are huge back there
-You have turned into a very good sleeper.....last night you went to bed at 8pm and woke up this morning at 10am....it was amazing! (I hope I did not jinx myself just now)
-You love to read story after story and we will sometimes find you in your room sitting on your bed reading to Raffie....you are such a big boy!!
We are so proud of you Mr. Maddox!
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Friday, November 27, 2009
On our way home from Oklahoma last night, Maddox was wide awake just chillin in his car seat for the last 4 hours of the drive (keep in mind, we did not leave Oklahoma City until about 6pm, which would get us home around midnight....so for Maddox to be awake, not upset at all and it be almost 11pm, well, we were a little shocked to say the least) all of the sudden about 40 miles away from the house, Maddox starts counting. Now normally his counting sounds a little like this "One, two, one, two, one! Yeah!!!" So when Maddox started out with "One, Two...." we obviously assumed another "one, two, one" would follow.....well much to our surprise, Maddox just took off and said "three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten!!!! Yeah" Brad and I both sat there, looked at each other with the most bewildered look on our faces and couldn't believe what we had just heard. Maddox continued to count to ten the entire way home!! It was so funny! Way to go little man...you never cease to amaze us!!! Well, I was able to get his counting on video this evening while the Madd-man was taking a bath (please forgive the horrible quality of video, I had to stand in the hallway so he wouldn't see the camera...if he sees the camera he wants to see what is on it and will not let me take a good video any more....learning to be a little sneaky)
Aunt Kim swinging Maddox!! He loves this girl! (So do I)
Papa Voda and Maddox playing on the four wheeler outside Bass ProDaddy and Maddox shooting a gun at Bass Pro
Oh the excitement of the huge fish at Bass Pro...Maddox was in heaven
Saturday, November 21, 2009
"no, we do not put food in our nose, food is for our mouths. You can eat it or leave it on your plate"
"no, this is Mommy's drink, your cup is right here....Oh, I'm sorry you would rather have my drink, but your cup is right here...oh look at this fun straw...show me how you drink out of YOUR cup."
"sweetie, sit on your bottom....listen and obey or you will have a consequence"
"can you find the letter 'M' on this menu while we wait for our food"
"buckle? Would you like to try to buckle yourself in your highchair again?"
"no, we do not stick our fork in our nose. Your fork is for eating your food."
"no, we do not stick our fork in our ears either. Forks are for eating food only."
"no, you do not stick the spoon in your ears or nose either."
"oh thank you for listening and using your inside voice...that is a very good boy"
"where are your ears? Can you hear what we are asking you to do?"
"That's right, that is Green."
"I know that person is coughing, but it is not nice to mimic other people"
"No, I'm sorry we cannot go outside right now"
"I know you are finished and want to go, but we are not finished until everyone is finished eating"
"no, please don't stick your finger in your nose or ears......no, please don't stick your finger in Daddy's ear either"
"Yes, our waiter has a pen in his pocket.....No, it is not YOUR pen"
Thank you mom for watching Maddox this evening so Brad and I could enjoy a fabulous date night!!! Gosh, if you really think about it, dinner this evening was so boring...hahah. Brad, thank you for a wonderful evening....you are the best husband and friend I could ever ask for.
Friday, November 20, 2009
As far as Baby Voda is going, everything seems to be going great. I still have some "morning" sickness (anytime of the day) but not nearly as bad as a few weeks ago. I think I have felt him/her move, but I am not completely certain. We have an appointment December 10 and after that appointment they will schedule the ultrasound where we can hopefully see the sex of this little one...I am super excited!!! This pregnancy seems to constantly prove that no two pregnancies are ever the same....I am carrying this little one much differently than I did with Maddox and I am not gaining weight nearly as fast as I did with the Madd-man; however, I am sure that is mostly because I rarely have an appetite and I most certainly did NOT have that problem with Maddox. My heart is getting more and more excited about watching our family grow and I cannot wait to see what God has in store for us!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Here is a video of Maddox learning his letters
Thursday, November 5, 2009
This is a post I have waited roughly 13 weeks to write.
(His shirt says "I'm going to be a Big Bro")Brad and I are so excited to watch our family grow from 3 to 4 as we are preparing to welcome a new little baby Voda in May. I am about 13 weeks pregnant and we had our first ultrasound yesterday....everything is looking great....good strong heartbeat and it look like he/she was sucking its thumb.
Wow, this pregnancy has already proven to be much different than the first (which I expected). I did not have any morning sickness with Maddox and had a great appetite; however, my body is responding much differently this go around and I had all day morning sickness for about 8 weeks and I still do not have a huge appetite....Brad says it has to be a girl :) I am however feeling much better and I am gradually gaining more and more energy...I'm not sure how I run out of energy by the end of the day...its not like I am chasing a very active 21 month old around all day...hahah. Brad and I are both excited to have these little ones close in age and we pray they have an amazing bond and we can keep our sanity..hahah!!!
I have to say a special thank you to my amazing husband. I have been a ball of emotions this past week and he was been so supportive and uplifting and helps me laugh at the crazy hormones. Thank you Brad for your constant support and how patient you are with me....you are amazing and I love you more and more everyday.