Saturday, January 28, 2012
Friday, January 27, 2012
Where to start. We have not officially blogged since...July?? That was so long ago! And alot happens in that amount of time. So, here is a brief summary of our doings in the past six months. Then later, when I find more time, I will catch up on things with pictures!
In July, Maddox and I flew to stay with my parents in South Carolina while Scott was gone for the summer. We stayed a grand total of 5 weeks. We had a blast while we were there! We got to go visit Disneyworld, Universal Studios, Animal Kingdom, Dollywood, Hilton Head, and so many more fun places. Those will be a seperate post with pictures:) Maddox learned to walk while we were there, and got his first few teeth during this time. His teeth came in July 12th while at Disneyworld. Lucky for him we had Mickey there to cheer him up. He took his first steps around the end of July, right before he turned 10 months old. We had fun in South Carolina, swimming in my parents pool, going for walks, playing with cousins and aunts and uncles, and having so much fun. Maddox loved the attention.
We came home the second week in August where Maddox finally mastered the art of walking, not just taking steps. He was so excited when his Dad came home! Since he was now mobile, they were able to play better together. In August, Scott's fire crew was lucky to have 4 days off in a row! So, we packed our bags and drove up to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone. This was Maddox' first camping trip. Another fun post to blog about.
September rolled around, not much happened until the end of the month when we headed to Vegas to visit my sister Michelle and her new baby boy Iain! Maddox had fun visiting his family down there and got spoiled by his grandma since we were there a week before his first birthday!
October...Maddox' first birthday was October first. Scott had been out on a fire that week. We got a call on the first from him saying they were headed straight to another fire. Bummer. No celebrating the big 1 with no dad around. But then, we got another call later that afternoon. Scott had an umbilical hernia, so they were sending him home to get it fixed! Yay!! Sad for him, but it turned out for the best. He made it home in time to see Maddox eat some carrot cake for his first birthday. Then we were able to bring him to Toys R Us to find some presents together. So, even though Scott was in pain, he mad eit home for Maddox' birthday, got workers compensation for missing the last month of work, and had his hernia surgery paid for. That was pretty nice. The end of October brought Halloween upon us. Maddox dresssed up as a monkey and carried around the giant banana his Uncle William won for him at Dollywood that summer. We went trick or treating at the mall where he got tons of candy. We headed home so we could pass out candy, but we only had two trick or treaters all night! We were so bummed and ended up eating all of the candy by ourselves.
November and December brought on the holidays and a new job for me at REI. Scott is home until the next fire season so we had alot of time to spend together as a family. We saw the Christmas lights on Temple Square in Salt Lake City together, met Santa Clause for the first time, got the flu, celebrated Thanksgiving, Christmas, my 26th birthday, and New Years all before 2012 began.
Now comes January. I am just working at REI and trying to stay on top of cooking and cleaning. Who knew cooking for and cleaning up after two boys could be so difficult? Scott is taking a full 20 credit load of school this semester and is staying pretty busy. Maddox is learning to be more independent and knows how to get what he wants. We head to the gym every morning as a family where Scott and I get to work out while Maddox plays with kids in the daycare. And life is good! Scott is off for the weekend with some buddies doing some four-wheeling, ice fishing, and kite gliding at Fish Lake. Maddox and I get to relax and meet up with some of our friends!
I think that is about it for now! I will try to post picture posts later for the family who wants picutres. Have a great weekend everyone!
Posted by The Copelands at 2:11 PM