Wednesday, December 22, 2010

New Place

So, I know a few people who said they wanted to see pictures of our new apartment. I didn't get pictures of the two bedrooms, but I got the rest before we moved in.

The living/family room with beautiful windows and vaulted ceilings.

The CLEAN kitchen with a beautiful view of Mount Timpanogos and a fridge with an ice maker:)

The dining area with a pantry...

The hallway with Maddox's room at the far end, the bathroom and lots of cupboard space.

The other side of the hallway with the Master bedroom and the laundry closet.

Well, it is nice to be in a nice, clean place that isn't falling apart. We love it! And we are getting settled so it is even better. I love having a new start. We even decided to move Maddox into his own crib in his very own room. Tonight is the first night, so far so good!

For Mom and Sarah

This is for my mom and Sarah. They love reading the blog every morning and seeing the cute pictures we have taken of Maddox.

He wasn't very happy, but I don't have too many pictures of the two of us, so I took one anyway.

Maddox gave Scott an early Christmas present...Call of Duty Black Ops. Maddox had the biggest grin on his face handing over the present.

My sweetie wearing the sweet Columbia jacket his Aunt Anna found for him.

Maddox loves this outfit from his great grandmother. It even has a puppy on the bum.

A picture if the two of us before my first day back to work.

Saturday, December 11, 2010


I'm a slacker. Maddox's 2 month stats are as follows:

Weight: 12.5 pounds, 50th percentile
Height: 23.5 inches, 50th percentile

He is just an average baby. Not too big. Not too small. Just right:) And perfect.

Our move in date got pushed back. We were supposed to move today, now we will be moving next Thursday. I'm excited for our new place!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Two Months

I can't believe Maddox is already two months old!! He has his two month doctor appointment next week, so we will get stat updates then, but I still took a couple of pictures on the actual day. He has been so smiley lately. I love it! he is just too cute. He loves to snuggle his mom and take showers with dad. He loves milk from mom and the bottle and has recently decided if he can't get the binky back in his mouth on his own, he is perfectly happy sucking on his hand, or a few fingers. Night times are fun and going much better. Maddox will fall asleep between eleven and midnight and will sleep for a good five to six hours before needing to eat. When he does finally wake up to eat, he eats for only five to ten minutes, before falling asleep for another three hours. It is marvelous. I feel so rested these days.

On another note, I am returning to work tomorrow. Sad day. But I will only be working three days instead of five. And I won't have to drive fourty minutes anymore! Only a quick ten minute drive. Yay! I'm excited about that, but I will miss the people up in Murray. I loved working with them!

Next week, we are moving to our new apartment and we couldn't be more excited. Plumbing that works. Nice, new hickory cupboards instead of thirty year old smelly ones. A pantry. New neighbors that are more like us, young married couples with young kids instead of the ghetto ones we live next to now. Yay! I could keep going. But I'll stop. I'll take pictures before we move everything in so you can see how great it will be. Well, here are a few smiling shots of the little tike. He is snuggled up in a BYU blanket smiling up at his mom and pop. He loves attention:)

I almost forgot! We met up with our friend Katie last night on Maddox's two month birthday. She has met him several times, but this is the first time to actually hold him. And he loved her! Especially the shiny earrings:)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Winter Coat

Living in Utah with the Utah snow that usually happens...Maddox needed a winter coat. And this little puffer from GAP was too cute to pass up. He loves it! As soon as Maddox is in his coat, he stops crying (if he is fussing), falls asleep, and STAYS asleep. Yay! He is so cute and cuddly in his coat. I love it:)

And he was just cute in this picture, so we are throwing it in for fun.

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Monday, November 22, 2010

A Present To Us...NOT...

OK, if you can't tell, this car is parked on my front door step. Literally. Good news? It covered my bottom step from the snow. Bad news? My neighbors get soooo frustrating. We have such a difficult time getting inside our own front door due to their cars being constantly parked within two feet. Not to mention their blaring music at all AND night. Oh. And how can I forget, when they are parked oh so close to my front door or the window in our family room, they love to leave their headlights on so I get a nice glare on my television. Or the bright lights reflect off the wall into our bedroom at 4AM. Bitter? Yup. You bet I am. Good thing we found a new place. Moving in three weeks!!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Fun Moments

When he is not crying, eating, or sleeping, this is what Maddox is up to...

Sitting up in the corner of the couch watching CSI with Mom.

Enjoying his clean diaper. He hates even the smallest amount of ANYTHING in there.

Maddox likes to pick his nose, especially when bored.

Having deep thoughts...maybe about sleeping or milk?

Maddox tries to wink, but he can't quite get it. Someday, someday.

Just being so dang cute.

More sitting up, he loves it. He feels like a big boy doing this.

In between smiles, he is so content.

A HUGE Maddox grin. He's been doing alot of these lately.

And finally...Maddox holding up his own head! He is getting so strong! He loves to sit up and hold his own head. He also likes to sit up high on our shoulders to hold up his head and push off of us with his arms.

That is what Maddox is up to.

Scott is working hard and taking a wildland firefighter class so he can fight fires next summer. Also, he is training to be a bartender at work. Who would have thought that the two of us, non-drinkers, would end up as bartenders? All I can say is there is good money to be had. And being in Utah County, there really aren't too many drinkers:) Either way, we still make more than the typical servers in our restaurants.

As for me, I'm still getting used to being a mom AND a wife at the same time. It is kind of difficult, I'm not going to lie. However, I am getting better at it. Sunday, I actually made a strawberry cheesecake! It was delicious. Yesterday, I made Chicken Alfredo pasta with sauteed bell peppers, broccoli, and garlic bread. That was delicious. On top of it all, I actually cleaned both bathrooms and did two loads of dishes in the dishwasher. We don't need to tell anyone that I cleaned the bathrooms at midnight when the men of the house were sleeping:) Well, the little man is waking up. Have a great day!

P.S. I bought my first groupon today!! $39 for a personalized 16x20 canvas:) I bought 2 to help decorate our bare house.

Sleeping Shots

As of Friday, Maddox is officially six weeks old! We love him very much and can't get enough of him. He is so cute...especially when he is asleep.

Sleeping with Dad on the couch.

Sleeping nose to nose with Mom in our big comfy bed.

Snuggled in to our soft blanket on the couch.

I'll put up more pictures later...just for you Mom! We actually caught a smile on camera, and got a picture of him holding his head up...his newest favorite pastime.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

GAP and leukemia research

I know this is a little late...but maybe a few of you will still get this and be able to use it...but I just got back from the GAP and saved 30% while GAP donated 5% to Leukemia and Lymphoma research. Just click here .You may remember a few posts back about our special visitor Elena who has Leukemia. When her mom, Briana, sent me an email with this coupon, I passed it along via email but didn't think about sharing it here until after I went shopping and saw how many people were there helping out! It was amazing! So...a special thanks to Briana for the heads up and I'm glad I was able to get Maddox a winter coat while supporting Leukemia research for Elena. Now, I just need to get over to Briana's place to give Elena a little present that baby Maddox got for her while we were shopping today:) When is a good time Briana? We need to bring Elena's flip flop back too!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Restriction on Happy Meals?

I am not normally a very opinionated person, but I was browsing on MSN today and came across this story...

If you don't want to read it, it basically says that San Francisco is trying to pass a law that limits what McDonalds can offer in a Happy Meal to stop child obesity. If they don't change their menu items, they have to get rid of the toys to make it less appealing to children. But really? Yes, I understand that child obesity is a problem. But I don't think our government should be able to limit McDonalds. They need to talk to the parents who allow their children to eat that way all of the time. Shouldn't parents be the ones who enforce what their children eat and don't eat? I think parents should take more credit in their kids lifestyle...or at least tell them no when they are constantly asking for the unhealthy food? But what do I know. Maybe I'll think differently later on. As of right now, I only have a one month old who only drinks milk from his mama of his bottle.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Maddox's First Halloween!

I know most people celebrated Halloween on Saturday, and we kind of did. We hung out with some friends...Tierney made taco salad for dinner:) But I didn't dress Maddox up until Sunday. My older sister bought Maddox this cute Pumpkin sleeper before he was born, I think back in July when I was down in Vegas visiting her. So, we got a few pictures. They might not be the best, but at least I remembered to get a few:)

It may not look like it because he just woke up to eat, but Maddox really loved the pumpkin outfit, especially the hood. Anyway, short but sweet, so Happy Halloween!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Family Pictures

My mother in law set us up with an appointment to get family pictures taken this past Thursday. I have yet to see them, but Maddox looked so cute in his grey and red striped sleeper that I took a couple of pictures of my own when we got home. He is actually half smiling in some of them too:)

Maddox loves his carseat. He didn't want to get out.

He usually hates diaper changes. This was a fluke.

But he does love a clean diaper:)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

picture updates!

Maddox is growing up so fast! Here he is already embarrassed by his parents...

With his dad after his 2 week appointment...almost two weeks ago...

Being oh so cute in his shark outfit...

Sleeping in his favorite corner of the couch...

Being cute and alert...

Getting ready for church last Sunday...

Turning his head during tummy time...

Cuddling with his dad...

In his big boy outfit...jeans and Nikes...

And in the hat his Aunt Anna made for him...