Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Maddox's Day/Paxton's 2 month update/Father's Day/ Family Reunion OH MY!!
Goodness there is a lot to catch up on!
Last week we took Maddox out for an afternoon of everything all MADDOX!! (Thanks mom for watching Paxton for us so we could enjoy some quality time with the Madd-Man!!) We took Maddox to see Toy Story 3 in 3D. It was such a cute movie and Maddox really enjoyed it. He got to eat popcorn with Brad, wear some super cool glasses (which he is NOT a fan of by the way) and watch his favorite characters Buzz Lightyear and Woody come to life on the big screen! After the movie we took Maddox to lunch and then we went and played at GiGi's house, took a nap then headed to PopPop and Nanny's house to celebrate Father's day by playing in an inflatable pool in the back yard and eating a lovely meal! Whew, what a great day!!!
On June 20th Paxton turned 2 months old. Wow, time is just flying by! What are you up to these days Mr. Paxton:
Wear size 1 diapers
Weigh around 10 pounds
Eat about 5 oz of milk every 3 hours (give or take a little) during the day
Going longer stretches between feedings at night (waking up around 4am to eat then returning back to sleep until 6-7).
Grunting, growing, smiling, cooing and being so sweet
You still like to cuddle
You do NOT sleep well if you are not swaddled
You enjoy looking at lights and really love your mobile in your crib
You are a big fan of bath time and this is where most of your "talking" occurs
You are blessing our lives more and more everyday!!
Also on June 20th we celebrated Father's Day!! Oh sweet Brad how blessed we are to have you as the head of our household. You are such an amazing daddy and our boys will be amazing men someday because of your guidance. Thank you for teaching the boys so much and investing your entire life in them! We love you so much!!
We returned home last night from our annual Malone family reunion (my mom's side of the family). This year we went to Wimberely Texas and we all had a wonderful time visiting, swimming and just hanging out. Maddox did so well in the swimming pool. He has finally warmed up to the idea of swimming and his floaties and now he is just a little fishy out there in the water...we taught he to kick his feet like he does when he rides his bike and that has worked like a charm! Oh how Maddox LOVES my cousin Raegan...he would follow her every where and always wanted her to play with him. Thanks sweet Raegan for being so great to Maddox, he had a great time with you!!
I loved watching all of my family love on my boys and meet Paxton for the first time! Thank you all for holding, feeding and loving on Pax so I could swim and play with Maddox and Brad some throughout the day!! I miss all of you already and I am getting excited about whatever we choose to do next year...it won't come soon enough for me!!!
Friday, June 18, 2010
Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.
This morning I was putting away laundry in Paxton's room while Paxton lay on his play mat and Maddox played with toys on the floor next to Paxton.I heard Maddox talking to Paxton saying things like "hi brother! whatcha doin?" Then the sweetest thing occurred. Maddox began to pray with his little brother, saying "Thank you mommy! Thank you Daddy! Thank you Paxton! Thank you brother. Thank you fun! Thank you Jesus. Ummm, Amen!!" I stood in the hallway listening as my heart swelled and my eyes filled with tears. As I entered the living room Maddox sat there beside his brother, holding his hand, talking to Jesus and thanking HIM for his family!!! My heart is full of joy knowing our oldest boy is drawing closer to our Savior and leading his little brother in the same direction!!