Friday, July 29, 2011
Maddox chatted the whole way to Atlanta...Mom, do you think it will take us long, Mom, do you think it's hot there, Mom, do you think they have popcorn, Mom, what do you think Cooper and Daddy are doing, Mom, Mom, Mom.....you get the picture! I answered his questions and entertained all of his crazy ideas. We always have a good time when it's just the two of us.
Once we parked and found Ben, Paige, and Anna Kate Maddox became silent. I think it all became quite overwhelming for him. He just looked around in amazement at everything...and there's a lot to see! He's been to Monster Jam and other events at Phillips Arena but this was different! It was so fun to see everything through his eyes. Of course, once he had a diet coke and a box of popcorn in his hands he was the happiest kid at the game!! He and Anna Kate had fun dancing and cheering. Maddox cheered hard for the Braves even when he had no idea what had happened!!!
It was a great time and I'm glad that I got to experience the fun with him!!
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Check him out! Maddox learned to ride his bike yesterday evening! It took about 10 mins of Jim running beside him holding onto the back of his shirt for him to get completely comfortable with the idea and then he was off!!!! I was bursting with pride as I watched my baby pedal around the cul-de-sac. I was "woo-hoo'ing" (and trying not to scare him and break his concentration), cheering, and crying all at the same time! I don't know why this has affected me the way it has. I guess it's just one more step of him showing me that he's REALLY growing up. I've been having some panic feelings about his starting Kindergarten in less than a month. He's fine and happy about it, it's my own fears that are making me feel this way! I know deep down in my heart that he will be fine...I just hate that my baby boy is growing up so fast right in front of my eyes!!! BUT, at the same time, I'm so blessed to have a healthy 5 year old who is growing and doing what he's supposed to! I digress....I'm proud of my little man! His interview with Jim at the end of the video was what he came up with on the fly...we were quite amused!
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Monday, July 4, 2011
I told Maddox that since Daddy was at the fire station he and I could go have a date! Anything he wanted, I said...he chose to go bowling at Stars and Strikes! We had a ball!!!! We both decided that we are much better at Wii bowling than real bowling! Maddox had bumpers (and I wish I had programmed them to come up on my turn as well!), a 6lb ball, and some awesome bowling shoes (he loved how slick they were and then, of course, the fantastic tapping sounds they made on the wood floor). He had a very unique, but great style...there was a lot of running and then he'd stop right at the foul line and basically drop the ball complete with ending pose and the ball would eventually make it to the the pins! He got several spares and was very proud of himself. When his name would flash on the monitor to signal his turn he would often turn to me and say, "Watch and learn, my friend" or "want to see how the real master does it?". He doesn't lack confidence, that's for sure! After bowling two games we went to Hobby Lobby and Wal-Mart for two quick shopping trips. He was in heaven in the toy aisles shopping at his own pace! If you have ever been shopping with Maddox, he's very serious when choosing a treat. He needs to look at everything and the go back to his favorites! He didn't have to hurry because of Cooper and we were not on any type of schedule. It was great! He ended up choosing a WWE championship belt....hilarious! We were hungry after all of our adventures and he chose Waffle House for dinner. Because we went at 5:15 on a Friday evening, we had the entire establishment to ourselves. We sat up at the bar and enjoyed our dinner! He got special treatment from the cook and the the servers. He loved it! Unfortunately, on our way home from dinner he got sick in the car so we ended our date night snuggled in the bed watching a movie. All in all, it was a great night! I think we are both ready to do it again!
Ready to bowl!!!