Saturday, September 26, 2009


I love fall!
I love how the leaves change, how the air feels so crisp, how it is still nice enough to be outside but not so hot, I love football season (I really do!), I love Halloween and Thanksgiving.
The past couple days we have been able to hang with Dustin, Lisa, and Cohen a lot! I love seeing these two little boys interact with each other. I hope they are great friends always! Last night we hiked up to Stewart Falls. It was a great hike and was really pretty. We got home really late but it was worth it!

We also walked down to the Promenade at the park and Holy Cow Botique. I love this wagon and the boys both had so much fun in it.

Got Milk?

Since Maddix turned 1 he has been off breast milk and trying to like regular cows milk. He really doesn't like it and most of the time spits it out. Eric can get him to sometimes drink it at night when he is putting him down but only an ounce or two. So we tried giving it to him in a cup and letting him drink it by himself and he loved least for this day :)
He also had his 1 year check up and is doing great!
20 pounds 14 ounces, 25%
30.9 inches, 75%
Head is 49.75, 97%!!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Being ONE is so much FUN!

Eric and I get the biggest kick out of how easily this little boy laughs!
He seriously has the cutest little chuckle!

Too cute to try and make them stop

Cohen you're lucky...
We usually get open mouth french kisses from Maddix!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Maddix is still my baby!

We had a pretty low key day today.
We played at home this morning and had a visit from Oma and Grandpa.
Then went to the Lindon Pool with Uncle Dustin, Aunt Lisa and Cohen.

We talked to family on the phone and you even got to talk to your papa on Skype.
Then we went out to dinner at Thanksgiving Point.
It was a great day!

It was exactly a year ago at this very time that we held you in our arms for the very first time!

I cannot believe it has been a year.
You have made us so incredibly happy and we love being your parents.
From the first moment we met you, we have loved you and even though it seems impossible, each day have grown to love you even more...

Happy Birthday Maddix and Cohen

This past Saturday we had a birthday party for Maddix and Cohen.
We decided to do it as a joint party so family could come and be here for both. Lisa did an amazing job with the party...I helped a little but really mostly her!

Eric had this AMAZING picture painted of Maddix. He drew up some ideas and then a talented friend-of-a-friend, Tony Poulson improved and painted it. It is truly amazing and something that I will forever cherish and be grateful for.
The bottom of the painting says Play, Laugh, Love.

Thank you to everyone who came and made Maddix and Cohen's day so special!

Twelve Months

I cannot believe that our Baby is ONE!

It really seems like just yesterday we were on our way to the hospital to have him. This has seriously been the best year for both Eric and I. We have loved being parents to Maddix and both can’t wait to see what he will do and learn each day.

This past month we have been busy once again. We went up to Idaho to celebrate Dhylan’s birthday, went to Lava Hot Springs for a family reunion, and have been able to play with daddy almost every day.

You have learned how to clap, climb up and down the stairs, and say momma all the time. You are getting 3 new teeth, all on the top. You have been a little fussy at night and I think this is why.
Some other things we did this month...
Got another did so much better this time!

Played with your papa and Emily while they were here
Picked some tomatoes with dad from our garden
Went to Hogle Zoo
Went to the pool with mommy
Maddix Loves:
Your silky. Seriously one of the best investments we’ve ever made! It is definitely your security blanket, you love to cuddle with it, sleep with it, and it totally soothes you when you are upset.
Binky. You are so funny with it, you love to try and “talk” around it. Someday I’m sure this won’t be my favorite thing of yours.
To eat. Most of the time you are a pretty good eater and will eat almost anything.
You still eat baby food, I won’t take this away from you until you decide you don’t want it anymore.
Playing with your toys. Love balls, books, anything that makes noise, and especially your basketball hoop.
To walk around in your walker. You love to have us take it outside so you can roam up and down the driveway and into the neighbors.
To be tickled. You have the most contagious laugh and mommy and daddy can’t help but tickle you over and over!
To go up and down the stairs. You could do this all day if we let you.
To watch movies in the car while we are driving. You need to have it on while we are driving and it makes you so happy.

Maddix Hates:
To have his face and bum cleaned. You throw a fit almost every single time.
Still isn’t the best sleeper. You are improving but there are definitely still those nights that we are up more than we are asleep.
When Mommy leaves the room. You think she's leaving forever if she ignores you for 10 seconds.
When we try to make you walk, you sometimes like it but most of the time you just want to sit back down.