Saturday, April 24, 2010

Spring Fling & the Beginning of Birthday Party Season

Today we attended the preschool's Spring Fling at Sugarloaf UMC. We, the entire McArthur family, had a great time! Maddox and Cooper both enjoyed the bounce house, the cake walk, and games. We even had a milestone moment as Cooper ate PIZZA for the first time! I think the poor little guy was starving so I believe he would have eaten most anything!!! After the fling, we headed down to PLAY in Roswell for our buddies Dylan and Nora-Grace's birthday party. Maddox has been once before and hasn't stopped talking about it since. What sets PLAY apart from other kid's play places is the gigantic FOAM PIT!! Maddox loves it!! Cooper had a blast as well!! He really enjoyed the parachute games...he really thought he was a big kid!! So funny! This is just the beginning of our birthday party season. As adults we have wedding kids, it seems, have party season. Lots of birthday parties on the calendar for the next few weekends! Makes it easy to plan the weekends!!

Jim and Cooper cheering on Maddox while he played games at the Spring Fling
Not looking so sure about Spiderman!
A little fishing!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

A few pictures

Cooper LOVES riding with Big Bro!
We love playing outside!!!

I have a SWIMMER!

I'm one proud mama!! Today, at Maddox's swim lesson, he swam all by himself with his face in the water!!! WOO HOO!!!! This was his fourth lesson (he has 2 more to go) and he did great! I was so proud of him. This has not been the easiest 4 classes ever. He was a bit disappointed in the beginning when he didn't "get it" immediately. He likes to be great at whatever he does (who doesn't?) and was getting frustrated that it wasn't coming naturally to him. He has 4 cousins that are excellent swimmers and he wants to be just like them. Well buddy, today proved that you are well on your way!!!! He's been practicing putting his face in the water and blowing bubbles every night in the bath. All his practice, hard work, and bravery paid off today. You could tell how excited he was after he did his first "solo swim" (although the coach was ready to grab him as soon as he needed her). He was grinning ear to ear...which makes it a little difficult to keep your mouth closed to hold your breath!! His confidence just got a major boost. He walked out of Swim Atlanta with his head held high! To make it even more special, Bebe had come to watch his lesson today! So, she too, was able to see him do well. He's a proud pumpkin and I'm so happy for him! Way to go, Maddox! I LOVE YOU!!!

Monday, April 19, 2010


A quick funny from Maddox:

Daddy, if you are going to take me to the lake today, then you need to act like you are going to take me to the lake!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Donuts with Dad

Jim and Maddox had "Donuts with Dad" this morning at the preschool. Maddox filled out a questionaire about are his answers....

My Dad, by Maddox 4-14-10

My dad's name is JIM
His hair is BROWN and his eyes are BLUE
His favorite food is DEER and he likes to drink MILK
My dad's job is A FIREFIGHTER
My dad's favorite show on TV is TO WATCH DEER
My favorite thing to do with my dad is TO GO TO THE GYM
I love my dad because HE IS SO SWEET.

Pretty accurate, I'd say!

Maddox said Daddy ate all the donuts, but he didn't eat any (surprise, surprise!). Jim said it was a sweet morning with his little guy. He also received a framed poem with Maddox's footprint. Here's the poem (get your tissue ready)...


"Walk a little slower, Daddy," said a child so small.
"I'm following in your footsteps and I don't want to fall.

Sometimes your steps are very fast,
Sometimes they're hard to see.
So walk a little slower, Daddy,
For you are leading me.

Someday when I'm all grown up,
You're what I want to be;
Then I will have a little child
Who'll want to follow me.

And I would want to lead just right,
And know that I was true;
So, walk a little slower, Daddy,
For I must follow you."