Wednesday, July 30, 2008

this lil' bugger stung me on my run this morning. and not just on my arm or leg or someplace semi-kind. the thing flew down my shirt and down my sports bra. ouch!!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

7 months!

wow....another month has already gone by! My boy is growing up so fast!! This month has had so many "firsts". Maddux got his first tooth, first craw/army scoot, he can sit up alone for an endless period of time, and he started on fruits and rice puffs. Here are a few pics of our little guy during this month:

Friday, July 25, 2008

what's a guy to do when you want to play with TWO toys, but you only have ONE set of hands?!

FEET!!!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Swim Lessons

Maddux started swim lessons yesterday! It was...well....interesting! Maddux already loves the pool and would spend hours kicking in any water. I think these swim lessons are designed just to get babies comfortable being in the water, what did I expect for a 6 month old though, huh? Either way, he had a lot of fun! We have the lessons everyday for two weeks with Maddux's friend Parker from our ward. There are only three kiddos in the class, Parker, Zuzu and Maddux. Watch out world, they might just be swimming laps around us when they are done!

The Huish Goodbye :(

Our friends Kelly and Eric are moving to Glendale (even though it's only on the other side of the valley...with gas prices what they are...we probably won't get to see them much). So, Megan threw them a going away BBQ on Saturday. It was a lot of fun for everyone to get together. There were SO many babies/kids all in one place. It made me really excited for when they are all older and can really play with each other!
We will miss you Eric and Kelly!!

All the girls...(minus Lauren and Aubry who were out of town)
A few of the daddys....some of the kiddos...

Friday, July 18, 2008

Scootin'

Maddux is really getting this scooting/army crawl thing down. He knows that he can move to get his toys now. He is mobile. I think it's so funny to watch him because he only uses one leg to push himself!
video

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Our little buddy!

Maddux is such a fun age right now. It's so fun to be able to interact with him and he is developing quite a little personality! I have a hard time coming to grips with the fact that he is growing so fast, but we are having an absolute blast with him!
He was totally worth the two years of tearful waiting and I am so blessed to have him and Drew!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

4th of July

The 4th of July has always been my favorite holiday. I love that it's the only big summer holiday, there is no pressure of gift giving, it's a fun family day, and the entertainment is free! Well this year was one of my favorites. After my morning run Drew, Maddux and I took it easy all day. We slept, ate, watched TV, went to the pool and around 5:00 we finally got ready for the day and left the house. We went to Dick's Sporting Goods (one of Drew's very favorite stores) then we met Nate, Becca, Soren, and Sophie for dinner at Texas Roadhouse (We opted out of BBQ-ing in the 105 degree heat). Then we drove over to Tumbleweed park for the fireworks show. It was supposed to start at 9:30 and it didn't start until almost 10:00. It's NOT a nice thing to keep a VERY excited almost-three-year old waiting to see fireworks for the first time! It was so cute to watch Soren be so excited. All-in-all the show was a hit. Even the babies did great! Sophie was in awe the whole time! Maddux had a bit of a scare in the middle but recovered pretty quickly. My favorite part of the entire day was watching Maddux watch the fireworks. I probably looked at him more than I did the sky.
Drew and I agreed last night that being parents is the coolest thing EVER!

Maddux 6 month stats...

Thursday was Maddux's six month checkup. He did great considering he had to have all his six month vaccinations. (Still one of my very least favorite things). He had some pretty serious alligator tears for about 5 minutes, then he settled right down and eventually took a really long nap. What a trooper!

He weighs 16 pounds 2 ounces, which still has him in the 25th percentile.
But he is now 28 inches long which jumped him up into the 90th percentile for height!
His head circumference is 17.25 inches which is in the 50th percentile.
I still can't believe I have a six month old! I love it!