Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Quick April Update!

So it has been a long time since I updated my blog....not too much new going on! Madden is a couple days away from turning 11 months old :( I can't believe how fast the year went by! He isn't walking yet but, he does cruise around all the furniture and whatever else he can get his hands on. He is always on the go and his new thing is crawling back in the playroom by his big brother and "helping" him with his crafts and legos. Cal loves his baby brother but, he doesn't like when he messes with his "stuff". This keeps me very busy bc I am constantly chasing the baby down to make sure he doesn't tear apart all the stuff that Cal has built out of Legos. We are currently looking to move into a bigger house (bc we have soooo outgrown this one) and I can't wait so that I can make some changes of where the Lego collection is going to go. It isn't fair for the baby not to be able to play in the "playroom"!! I guess this is what happens when you have one child for 6 years!! The whole room is consumed by Cal's toys and such which leaves no room for poor Madden and his stuff. Hopefully, the problem will be solved soon!!
Madden has 4 teeth now and eats everything and anything! This kid LOVES to eat and that's no joke!! I might be putting him on a diet when he is older! ha ha ha He is so fun now with his cute little personality!! His most recent thing is he started to clap. It was so cute bc we were in church and after the choir sang he started to clap!
McCallister is keeping busy with sports.... he is playing baseball right now and then will start flag football in the fall. His big thing right now is making arts and crafts he makes a huge mess but, it makes him happy so that makes me happy!
I feel so blessed to have two such beautiful and healthy boys!! Live doesn't get any better then that!! When I am having a bad day I just look at them and it makes everything ok!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Madden is 10 months old!!

Hard to believe that my baby is going to be a year soon!! Man, did time fly by!! He is cruising all over the place, all over the furniture, getting into everything and eating like a pig!! He now has 3 teeth and working on his 4th one. He loves, loves, loves to eat. I can feed him a full meal and he will see me eating and STILL want to eat! I guess he is making up for his big brother who eats like a bird! Madden loves attention and is a very happy baby when he is getting it. He doesn't like to be ignored though so if you think you can set him down and walk away think again! ha ha I love watching him and McCallister together! Madden just adores his big brother and Cal absolutely loves his baby brother. He tells me all the time, I just love Madden, he is the best little brother anyone could have! So cute....just melts my heart! Madden will just stare at him when he is talking to him and (it is so cute) Cal will sing him to sleep. I love the bond my boys share and am looking forward to it growing stronger and stronger as the years pass!


Sorry I know it has been weeks since we have returned from Australia but, I have been so busy and then got a bad sinus cold. I am finally feeling better and found the time to quickly write a little something!! Australia was awesome!! So beautiful!!! We went to 3 different states within AUS Sydney, Cairns, and Brisbane. Sydney was really cool, it reminded me a lot of New York, very big city!! Lots of business people walking on the streets, lots of cars on narrow roads, etc. We went on a harbor cruise, toured some neat naval ships, went to a museum, etc. Next we went to Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef, it was so amazing!!! We took a sky rail up into the rain forest to the town of Kuranda. It was soooo cool!!! Hot and sticky but very neat!!! Then we took a train ride back down to the city! There was lots of good shopping here and a neat night market that we went to a couple times. We took a cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef and went snorkeling, rode on a semi-sub, and glass bottom boat and the list goes on. The resort we stayed at here was awesome. It was such a beautiful place and the best part it had a sandy beach pool with swim up bar!!! Last place we visited was Brisbane which is where the Australia (Steve Irwin) Zoo is. Cal LOVED IT! This is the whole reason we even took this trip was to go here!! There is too much to say so I can't write everything but, the bottom line is Australia was AWESOME!!!! We had a blast!!! I will post a few pics from the trip on here. I took a lot so I can't post them all but, if you look on Facebook I posted most of them!!