Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A little Getaway

Last weekend Kevin surprised us with a weekend getaway!  He needed a break from our typical weekend so he decided to take us on an adventure!  We woke up Saturday morning and off we went to Busch Gardens.  We did hit a bit of traffic so we were delayed a bit getting there.  I think everyone else in Hampton Roads was going as well!!  It was very busy, but we headed straight to the Sesame Street area where Peyton decided he was going to ride a ride.  We were a bit shocked, but he and his daddy rode and Peyton had so much fun!

Maddox on the other hand was extremely fussy because he as soooo hot!!!  We no more put him in the stroller and he was dripping sweat!  After the ride, Kevin took both boys to the water area where they splashed around for a few and then we decided we better find something to drink because everyone was HOT!!

Maddox fell asleep in the stroller and we walked around for a bit and decided we were ready to head to our BIG adventure!!

The Great Wold Lodge...we had never been so we had no idea what to expect!  Peyton had been talking about it non stop since he found out we were going and it didn't stop until we got there.  As we were driving up he asked many times "Where is the Big Bad Wolf?"  I tried to explain to him that there was no big bad wolf but he had it in his head that there was.

We pulled up to the lodge and were quite impressed with the outside.  You honestly feel like you are out in the middle of nowhere!  We went in and checked in and waited for over an hour for our room!  It was quite hectic in the beginning, but once we got into our room we were pleasantly surprised!  OUr room was all the way in the top back corner and overlooked the outdoor pool!  We couldn't have asked for a better room!  It was quiet and a great view....we quickly changed and headed to the water park!

Peyton was so excited about swimming he couldn't hardly stand it!  We swam until about 6:30 and decided since neither one had a nap we should go change and head to dinner!  It was so nice to be able to not have to drag them back into the car all weekend!  We just ate right at the hotel and then Peyton had to have ice cream, of course!!

We all went to bed fairly quickly and Maddox did well, considering we were out of our normal!

We got up Sunday and ate breakfast and headed to the waterpark before checkout time.  Kevin decided he was going to check out the big slides...and much to our surprise Peyton decided to join him the second time.  He said it was fun but really fast!  We enjoyed a couple of hours there Sunday morning in the kiddie pool...they had 3 tiny slides and I am guessing Peyton went down them 100 times!!  He loved it!

We decided to go check out of our room and head to the arcade before heading home.  Peyton loved playing skeeball and a few other, but we did learn that he LOVES to bowl!  He did so twice while we were there!

It was so nice to get away, even if for only a night!  Peyton had a blast and so did we.  We are already trying to figure out when our next adventure will be!!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

9 month pictures...

I can't even believe how big this little bit is!!!  Hard to believe we will be planning a 1st Birthday party in the near future!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

9 month stats

We took Maddox for his 9 month check up today and what a growing baby we have these days!!

He is weighing in at 15 lbs 3 oz and 26 3/4 inches long!  The doctor pointed out that he was still on the small side, but I think he looks like a lot of other kiddos that we see!

So Peyton was very anxious about going to the doctor today in fear of shots for his brother!  What a sweet brother to be that concerned!  Good news is there were no shots today!  He did get his toe pricked just so they could check his iron levels.  Hoping that comes back fine.

He started "cruising" yesterday.  We were hanging out and he decided to pull himself up on our coffee table and proceed to walk around it a bit!  I couldn't believe it.  He will hardly sit, but yet he is ready to walk!  He has his agenda I suppose!

In Peyton news, he started swim lessons yesterday.  His instructors name is Nate and at first Peyton was very apprehensive about it.  We walked in and Peyton was about to get in the pool and the waterworks came.  I walked inside to fill out a few forms and before I knew it our 30 minutes were up.  I walked out to see Peyton jumping to Mr. Nate with no lifejacket at all!  I hope he will become more comfortable with the water as we go!!  He says is ready to go back on Friday.  Hope he is more at ease with it this go round!

Monday, July 9, 2012

MDR is 9 months old

Maddox somehow turned 9 months old.  That means in less than 3 short little months he will be 1!!!! WHAT IN THE WORLD?????

He tries to stand up every second that he can.  If there is something to grab onto then he is there doing his best to pull himself up.  He still doesn't like to sit up... every time we try to sit him down he quickly pushes himself to the standing position.

Still has no teeth!!! I am completely shocked by this.  Peyton got his first one by 7 months...i know they all have their own schedule but seriously...I have been prepared for a tooth to pop through since he was 4 months old!

He has been so crabby lately...and all we do is blame it on teeth!  I hope that is what it is...but who knows!

He has become so vocal lately and just this weekend has blabbed mama, dada, baba, gaga...numerous times....We are working hard on those!!

He is eating 3 meals a day now...breakfast is normally yogurt, lunch normally a veggie/fruit blend and dinner is normally a protein and a fruit/veggie blend.  He seems to really enjoy his food.  He does still nurse between meals and before nap and bedtime.

We have been trying to get his night time sleep under control so hopefully we can get a full nights sleep sometime soon!!

MDR is wearing mostly 6-12 months clothes....doesn't seem too far off on that.  Last time he weighed he was 14.1 lbs.  We go next Tuesday for our 9 month checkup so we will get officials then!!

He loves the pool just like his brother, but seems to only like it about 1 hour at a time...and likes to be held!!!

So we are just chugging along and can't even remember life without the little monkey!!!