Monday, May 21, 2012

Happy 4th Birthday to my Big Boy!!!

I seriously cannot believe that Peyton is 4 on May 15!  It seems like his short little life has flown by right in front of my eyes!  I feel like we were just at the hospital and preparing to welcome a new baby boy into this world!

Peyton has matured so much over the past year.  And what a big year we have had!

Since turning 3 so many things have changed.

The biggest one is that he is now a big brother and an awesome big brother at that.  He loves his brother and wants to hold him all the time.  He helps me throughout the day with diapers, toys, making sure that Maddox isn't rolling off the bed!

He began PreK3 in August and was a very shy, extremely nervous boy the first months.  I was ready to pull him out, but then came November and he decided he was ready to go back (after our NC adventure).
Ever since, he has loved school!  He has even asked to go multiple days....

He has become such a big helper around the house.  He always wants to wash dishes, or throw away trash and replace the trash bags!  I can't believe I have this little man who is willing to help with anything and everything!

We go for a his 4 year check up in June so it will be interesting to see how much he weighs and how tall he is!

He still takes a nap on most days and those naps range from 2-3 hours!  Hope this will continue!

I would venture to say that his favorite food would be pizza or plain pasta.  And he is definitely my child in the sweets department!  :)

He loves to sing and dance and is a whiz on the ipad and iphone!  I think he will be into electronics just like his daddy!

We are looking forward to a fun filled summer around here enjoying my newly turned 4 year old!!!

I am hoping to post some pictures of his party!  He had a blast with all of his buddies~!!

Friday, May 11, 2012

7 months old

Where oh where has 7 months gone??? My baby is growing so quickly each and every day!

At 7 months  Maddox is starting to enjoy food.  He has had sweet potatoes, squash, carrots, green beans, green peas, avocado and banana.  By far his favorite is bananas.  He ate an entire one last night for dinner.

He still has no teeth, but constantly gnaws on his hands and whatever else he can grab.

He is starting to get closer to crawling, and is becoming great at "scooching."

He has had a nasty cough for about 2 weeks that we are on a nebulizer for...hoping it goes away sooner than later!

He is weighing in at 13 lbs 5 oz

He is absolutely in love with Peyton still.  The child loves his brother!   Speaking of his brother...he will be 4 on TUESDAY!!!  How in the world is my first born turning 4???

Friday, May 4, 2012

We have a schoocher...

It is official...Maddox has started to that even a word???  As of Wednesday, he started to try to get his knees underneath him and began to edge his way ever so slightly around.  As of today, he has gotten pretty good at it.  I see a crawler in our near future.

As for his cough...I think it is back to the doctor. The breathing treatments are not doing a fabulous job!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Busy, Busy...

We have been crazy busy around here...

It all started with our trip to NC to visit Noni and Popi for my in the world am I 33???  Crazy how that happens!  We had a nice quiet evening at home where my wonderful husband got a delicious cake!  Peyton loved the idea that it was a birthday so we could blow out candles!

We headed back to VA on Sunday afternoon in the pouring rain I may add!!

We were then expecting a regular week, when all of a sudden Kevin calls and says "We may be headed to Chicago tomorrow!" off I went crazy trying to get laundry done and our bags packed for a few days in the Windy City!

We left Tuesday afternoon and arrived in Chicago....went to our hotel and ordered room service.  It was a very tiring day!  Maddox did horrible in the hotel...he didn't want to sleep at all!  So the sleep while we were there was not so good!

Wednesday was cold and rainy!!!  So, while Kevin was at the Kitchen and Bath Show, I took the boys to the Shedd Aquarium.  It was a great way to spend a rainy day...along with the other 5000 kiddos!!  CRAZY!!!  Peyton was not a huge fan, but we played there for a good three hours or so...

After meeting back up with Kev, we went into the city and walked around for a bit in the breezy, chilly air!  It was a lot of fun sightseeing!  That evening we headed to the Navy Pier and stayed there until bedtime.

Thursday we woke up to a beautiful day...only it was about 50 as the HIGH!!!  Way to cold for us, but off we went...we took taxis everywhere due to weather.  The kids and I hung out at the pier where Peyton's favorite thing to do was ride a choo choo train they had.  We wasted the day waiting on Kev to get back from the show and once back we went to the hotel to rest before dinner!

Friday we came back home and we were ready for some warmer weather!!! Thank goodness it was about 70 here...

As for what else is going on...Maddox has know had sweet potatoes, carrots, butternut squash, and green beans.  He has loved the sweet potatoes, carrots and green beans.  He is a really good eater it seems...not a fan of the rice cereal, but who would be!

In other Maddox news...he is now on breathing treatments.  He came down with a horrible cough while we were in Chicago, so Monday I took him to the doctor where they diagnosed him with having bronchophilia....or something like that!  They gave him a breathing treatment in the office and sent us home with a nebulizer and a device to give it to him in.  He cries everytime we have to do it.  Poor baby...hoping he is over this soon!

He is weighing in at 13.5 lbs and will be 7 months old in 5 days!!!!

Now we are getting ready for the next big is my baby going to be 4 in less than 2 weeks????