Friday, October 28, 2011

World Series and more Pumpkin Patch

Well, we have really been enjoying the World Series games (last night nearly caused me a coronary) but Mav has really learned to enjoy baseball! We watched one of the games at my parents house and Mav participated in the national anthem for the first time and tried to salute the military!
 He put his hand over his heart :)

Mav's attempt at saluting :)

For that game Ross got to go down on the field and hold the American flag since he is a season ticket holder. I know this was a big deal for Ross, Mav and I were so excited for him. We even saw him on TV! 

Ross is in the dark shorts looking to the left

When baseball isn't on TV we are still enjoying all our fun fall activities! We took Mav to the pumpkin patch again, once with AG and another time with Caleb. Mav loves going down the slide and trying to pick up all the heavy pumpkins. He then goes for the really small ones and throws them like they are balls :)
 My little flash of energy... can't even get him to look at the camera :)

 Beep beep!

 Walkin in the maze

 Family Photo Op :)

I'll have more pictures after the next couple of days.. we are going to Boo at the Zoo on Saturday and to Compass Church's Fall Carnival on Monday. Mav is going as a blue M&M for Halloween :)

Until then...

Monday, October 24, 2011

My future little chef :)

Hello hello :) Well last week involved some fun activities that showcased Mav's culinary skills! Last Tuesday, Lydia, Caleb and little Katelyn all came over to play. Mav and Caleb enjoying playing in the ball pit and outside. We all had a great time!! They also helped us make Halloween cupcakes! We had a blast playing and the kids liked putting sprinkles on the cupcakes. Mav also enjoyed eating the cupcake batter... just like Dad :)

Mav enjoying the batter :)

Then at preschool on Thursday, Mav's class got to make pumpkin waffles with Ms. Kim! I volunteered to help out in the kitchen so when Mav got there I got to go out and bake with him. He was a little confused when he saw me, but we had fun! He knew what the eggs and milk were and got to help stir the batter with the whisk. He helps me out in the kitchen quite a bit, so he was a pro! Then the kids got to sit down and eat the waffles. Mav really enjoyed it!

When he first saw me in the class.. :)

Stirring the batter

Listening to Ms. Kim
Were contemplating getting Mav a kitchen set for Christmas... but all I know is he loves to help me cook! If I'm in the kitchen, he wants on the counter so he can see what I'm making. I love that he is my little helper in the kitchen :) I look forward to baking yummy fall wnd winter things with him for the next couple of months!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

2011 Buddy Walk

Time to check in again :) This week has come and gone quite fast, like most weeks with Mav now that he is SO active! This week he had preschool (they got to see a firetruck), Mom and Dad had date night, we all went to Buddy Walk and of course the Rangers are now going to the World Series! :)

Mav had a great time at preschool this past week! After school on Tuesday we went to Cupcake Bliss with Leslie and AG and had after-school cupcakes! On Thursday the firemen came to the school so the kids could learn about fire safety and more. Mav loved the firetruck! He also enjoyed the new sandbox his class gets to play in outside their room. They only had to get on to him for throwing the sand, imagine that! On Friday, Ross and I got to go on date night thanks to Grandpa, Mims and Aunt Mallory who came over and watched Mav for us. Ross and I went to Brio and to see 50/50. It was a great movie! (I cried!!) On Saturday we took Aunt Mallory to Buddy Walk in Arlington. Buddy Walk helps to raise awareness of Down syndrome and raises money to support the Down syndrome Partnership of Tarrant County and Mallory's school, Green Oaks School. 

We had a great time! Mav got to play games, go in a bounce house, we pushed him in the stroller for the walk and Mallory of course had a great time seeing her friends :)
Kristen, Mallory, Me and Mav at Buddy Walk

Mav playing in the rice pit :)

Bouncin' around!

After Buddy Walk, Gramps and Grams came over for lunch and to see Mav. We played outside and Mav showed off his t-ball skills. We had a great time! On Sunday Mav's Great Mimi and Papa Gene came into town. I got to meet them at Olive Garden and then we all went over to Grandpa and Mimmy's house once Mav got up from his nap. Mav loved seeing them and showed off all he can do now. He went swimming (yes in the chilly water, he didn't even seem to notice it was cold), went swinging, played outside, etc. It was a very special day! On Monday night AG and Eric came down to play with us and after they left Mav got to play with bath tub crayons I got him at Target. He loved them!

Playing in the tub, he colored everywhere!

Those are the highlights of our week so far, I'll post more next week. This week we will defintely be enjoying the cooler, fall weather and watching the Rangers. GO RANGERS!! 

Monday, October 17, 2011

MavJax Stats: 19 months

Ok well I decided to start doing a summary of Mav's stats like every 3 months or so. Height, weight, favorites, words, etc so we can look back and remember everything :) So here goes for 19 months!

Height: 31 inches
Weight: 23 pounds
Clothing: 12-18 month shirts, 12-18 month pants (barely), size 5 shoe

          Food: "ju" (juice), "dadoo" (water), "milk", "ice", "crunchie", "cheese", "cicle" (popsicle), "yuwee yuwee" (M&M), "golfish", "peas", "eonade" (lemonade), "nana" (popcorn), "cookie", "ice cream", "ioli" (ravioli), "anana" (banana), "o-ee-o" (oreo), "lemon", "apple", "hot dog", "ca-cake" (cupcake), "salami", "oipop" (lollipop),"een bean" (green bean)
          Function: "empty", "old", "too big", "too small", "stuck", "hold you", "up", "out", "roll it up!", "throw!", "nigh nigh" (wants to go to sleep), "eat", "no", "aye" (yes), "poo poo" (tell me he went), "all done", "bye", "hello", "uh oh", "yum yum yum" (after watering plants), "gentle", "bable" (breakable), "vroom vroom", "beep, beep beep" (backing up),"off", "on", "step step" (go up stairs), "throw", "pull"
          Things: "dog", "Yahtzee", "Hammy", "swing", "baseball", "bat", "GO!!!", "shoes", "socks", "bathtub", "bubble", "ball", "ballpit", "play-doh", "Target", "french fry", "video", "pumpkin", "orange", "blue" (normally the answer to most questions, besides "no"), "football", "gucka" (sucker), "candle", "diaper", "moon", "roller" (stroller), "snack", "thum, thum,"(jump jump), "stamp", "gymbo", "AG", "stick", "o-ee-o" (video), "cloud", "up" (airplane), "cyckle" (motorcyle), "Maverick", "dollar", "soap", "Aggies", "momma", "dada", "mimmy", "grandpa", "allory" (mallory), "necklace", "girl", "car", "side" (outside),  "nose", "eyes", "mouth", "chin","toes", (knows where bellybutton, ears, hair, arms, fingers are), "baby", "light bulb", "leaf", "pebble", "rock"
          Animals: "goat", "baa baa", "cow", "moo", "cat", "meow", "dog", "duck", "quack quack", "penguin", "elephant", "giraffe", "monkey", "lion", "panda", "bird", "tweet tweet", "turtle", "rabbit", "bug", "bee"

He enjoys watching videos of himself on our phones, playing with his tee-ball set, playing on his playground and rolling balls down the slide, swinging, throwing balls (or anything for that matter), dancing to music, playing with water, watching Momma cook, going "boom" on bed or in ball pit 

He is learning about time-out and goes every now and then. The whole time he is in there he says "no, no, no" (saying he wasn't supposed to do whatever he did wrong).

        Movies: Despicable Me, Rio
        TV shows: Yo Gabba Gabba, Wonder Pets, Blues Clues, Go Diego Go
        Food: cheese, M&Ms, mandarin oranges
        Toy: Balls, lion sucker, stuffed Brobee
        Other: Crocs

Gets up around 8:30am and goes to bed around 8:30pm (now dictated by preschool schedule)|
Naps 45 min at school and 2 hrs at home (1 nap)

If I think of anything else, I'll update :)

Until month 21....

Monday, October 10, 2011

Yay for Fall! :)

As I am writing this entry, it is a brisk, windy 69 degrees outside! It is amazing! Ross, Mav and I have been enjoying this fabulous weather and ringing in fall with fun activities.

Let see, first off we fired up Mav's Kawasaki Power Wheels and he has been riding it in the street and in our house :) He hasn't quite learned how to steer it, but he definitely enjoys riding it! He calls it his "car".
Mav Man on his "car" sportin' his Batman shades

Riding in the street

Mav officially started his second month of preschool and he is still absolutely loving it! He is napping about 30-45 minutes and is eating all of his lunch. He tells me bye and just walks in like a big boy. This past week they got to have a pumpkin patch at the school, learned about the color orange and got to play in the "garage". On Friday, Mimmy and Aunt Mallory and I took Mav up to the pumpkin patch on Hall-Johnson to meet up with Annabelle Grace and her family. It was a bit hot, but we had fun. We went through the corn maze (where our kiddos held hands!), played in a old truck, took pictures, and had some awesome kettle corn.  We are gonna go back though when its cooler and maybe darker so we can see all the lights they have set up, go on the hayrides and see the petting zoo. 

 Sitting in the pumpkins

 Holding hands in the corn maze
  So cute!

Since the fall holidays are now upon us, I have gotten crafty thanks to pinterest and made an awesome wreath for my front door, hung leaves around the door way, set out some pumpkins and added a pennant banner to our mantel. I love fall and all the decorations just make it feel more like the holidays.

 Our "L" fall wreath
The festive fall porch, Mav even matched while coming out with an orange popsicle :)

Halloween pennant banner & our new photos!

Also, Ross and I celebrated our 4 year annivesary on the 6th. We went out to dinner at Tillman's Roadhouse in the Bishop Arts District in Dallas. The food was delicious! We had a trio of fries for appetizer, I had chicken fried steak for dinner (Ross had rib eye) and we had table side s'mores for dessert! YUM!!! Ross also surprised me with roses at our lunch at Celebrity :)

 My beautiful flowers!
Our table-side s'mores :)

Well, since the Rangers are in the playoffs life is definitely put on hold for Ross :) No, but it is an exciting time in Ross's sports world and Mav likes to cheer them on now too! He likes to watch baseball on TV and yells "GO!!!" and talks about the baseball and the bats. He is definitely going to follow in Ross's sports fanatic footsteps!
Rangers Ballpark in Arlington

Well, gotta get back to mom duties and do something productive while Mav is napping! Till next time! ;)