Friday, March 28, 2008


If you will notice, I am posting this at 3:30am. My baby boy is only 2 days away from being 3 months old and he is not sleeping through the night! I know that people say all babies are different. "Some will sleep well, some won't...". Well, I'd REALLY REALLY REALLY like for Maddux to be the kind of baby who is sleeping through the night. I have read and implemented "BabyWise". I feel like we're doing all the "right" things. But there is obviously something that we are missing! I know that lots of you reading this are experienced mothers and I'm desperate for some experienced advice. So what cha got for me!?!?! I'll take all the tips I can get because right now, a good stretch for us is 5 hours of sleep, most of the time it's 3-4 though!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Happy Easter!!

We had a very relaxed Easter this year. We started off on Saturday with a ward breakfast and Easter egg hunt. Maddux got his first Egg! We spent the night at my parent's house and went to church with our families. We had a picnic at the park down the street from my parent's house for our dinner. It was so much more relaxed than the traditional meal with tons of cooking and cleanup (we still had TONS of food), we played whiffle ball, and mostly just hung out. Drew and I agreed that this would be our new family tradition for our own little family. Maddux loved being outside in the amazing AZ weather! It's been in the 80's here and it's a great reminder of why I LOVE this place!! It was a great Easter!

Drew showing Maddux his Easter basket goodies!

At the Park...

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Voting Confusion...

I have had two blog comments, a couple of texts, and some family having a hard time with the voting. It's confusing!!!! I think I may have found an easier way for everyone to vote for him..I hope it works! If it does...I'm going to change the link to the right too! Let me know if this is easier or if it even works!!!Thank you to everyone who has voted so far!! (Especially to Amber, Kasey, Wendy, Grandma, and Mom who have probably spent way more of their time than they need to voting for this little guy!!)


Thursday, March 20, 2008

Cutest Baby...???

Ok, I am fully aware of the fact that I am a big nerd...but to confirm that even more...I have entered Maddux into the "Baby Idol 2008" for Mix 96.9.'s a baby photo contest. So...he needs as many votes DAILY as possible. If we win (which means we need a LOT LOT LOT of votes EVERY day) I get to finally landscape our backyard. So, if you would please...tell everyone you cute little Maddux out here. :) I am going to post the link on the sidebar so you can go to it as often as you want to vote. He is contestant #285 and you have to scroll through all the babies in gallery #8 to get to his voting page. By the way...they spelled his name wrong. :) Thank you to all our Maddux fans out there!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

St. Patty's Day!

Growing up my mom always decorated and fed us according to even the smallest holiday....St. Patrick's Day included. Every year we had a green meal and we usually had a fun treat at our plate for either breakfast or dinner. What a great tradition. I've tried to keep this up with my own family. Unfortunately yesterday I didn't even realize it was St. Patrick's day! (I didn't even have ANY green on!) Sad! Luckily Amber called and reminded me so I threw together a green meal (spinach tortellini with green alfredo, fruit salad (green fruit only), french bread with green butter, and green sugar cookies) and we had Megan and Jeff over for Dinner. I LOVE holidays!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Another photoshoot...

Aubry was so nice to do a photo shoot for Maddux. ( I was getting pretty proud of my photography skills, until Aubry took these! :) She is amazing and I just happen to think Maddux is kinda cute, so I am a HUGE fan of these new pictures!!! I apologize ahead of time... I had a hard time narrowing them down!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Maddux's First Baseball Game...

We took Maddux to a Spring Training Game today. The Diamond Backs vs. The A's. We didn't get to see much of the game because we spent an hour searching for a parking spot and then had to leave in the 7th inning because the three of us were melting in the sun. Maddux didn't enjoy it as much as we were hoping he would, he was a little fussy in the heat (I don't blame him).

Suns Game...

Thank you to Lauren and TJ for taking us to the Suns game last night. We had a blast! We started the night off sitting in some awesome seats close to the floor. Drew and I bought some NASTY $6 pizza, a $4 water bottle, and a $5 watered down lemonade. After choking down the pizza, Drew and TJ decided to go up to a suite where TJ had tickets. AMAZING! Free water bottles (yes, the same ones we had just paid $4 for!) delicious chicken, pasta, fruit, a dessert platter. It was so fun! The Suns "poned" (as Drew would say) The Grizzlies, I got to watch Jenny (the Phoenix Sun's Dancer from the Bachelor), and after leaving my phone in the suite, it was still there when we walked all the way was an overall GREAT night!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Bop Bop's Birthday

Yesterday was my dad (Bop Bop)'s Birthday. We spent the day in Ahwatukee and Maddux got lots of good bonding time with Bop Bop. Brooklyn and Boston (my niece and nephew) started a tradition years ago of hunting for golf balls with my dad. Every Sunday they would go search for golf balls behind my parent's house on the golf course. Maddux got to carry on the tradition yesterday. Sadly, there were no golf balls to be found. But I did get a couple of cute pics of my dad with Maddux. Happy Birthday Bop Bop!!! Love you!!

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Bye Bye Mullet...

Yesterday I was finally able to convince Drew to let us buzz Maddux's mullet! His hair is still growing in pretty splotchy all over his head, but it looks WAY WAY better than the mullet!



Monday, March 3, 2008

Maddux's Blessing

Saturday night I had three bad dreams... all involving Maddux's blessing.
One of them went like this...
We got to the church with all of our family, sat down and sacrament meeting began, there were several baby blessings...but they forgot all about us and moved right on with the meeting!
Bad dream, huh?
So, when we got to the church I made Drew go up and remind the bishopric that we were blessing Maddux today. Although Drew thought I was being ridiculous, he complied and made the reminder. Sacrament started and horrible dream came true anyway!!!
They really f
orgot about us!
Drew had to go charging up there, Maddux in tow! It was funny but a little embarrassing! some pictures of Maddux's special day! Thank you to all the friends and family who were there to see him!!