Friday, September 29, 2006

Our Little Veterinarian!

Luke was taking a nap the other day and I was in another room doing laundry when I decided that Caleb had been quiet for a long time (can most of the time be a bad thing when my boys are quiet for long!) and I should check to see what he was doing. I found him in our living room with his Dr. coat on and stethescope in hand. He looked so cute! He has an obsession for Animal Planet and when he gets to watch tv will pick that over anything else. Sometimes I can't believe all that he learns watching Animal Planet and the love for animals that he has really developed watching it. It's so cute - sometimes he even talks like Jeff Corwin or the Crock Hunter....TOO Cute!

Caleb is giving Titan a "check-up" Posted by Picasa

Titan really is the best dog! From being a patient to a horse, he puts up with a lot from these boys! Posted by Picasa

"Could you please not disturb the Doctor while he is working?" Posted by Picasa

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Luke loves clothes & sports!

Here are some pictures of presents that Luke got for his birthday from Uncle Danny. Luke really is a boy after Uncle Danny's heart - he loves clothes and soccer. Uncle Danny got him 2 new GAP shirts and a soccer ball. Luke's big delima...which shirt to wear first and why can't he wear 2 shirts at once?!?!

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Caleb, Caleb, Caleb

I have no idea how he does it! I hide clothes and he finds them. I hid this fireman costume because it is way too small for him and then one day I see him with it on! Of course he had to complete it with the glasses, hat and rain boots - did I mention that we are in a drought with record heat?!? One unusual child...

Friday, September 15, 2006

Time with grandparents!

Our Nana came to visit us a couple of weekends ago and we all went to the zoo. After being in DC and getting to go to the National Zoo frequently, I didn't have many expectations for the zoo here. But much to my suprise it was wonderful! We went on a cloudy day so the temperature was great for the animals - our family & the zoo animals!

Joseph finished his second rotation - WHOO-HOO!!! - so we are going to celebrate by spending a long weekend in Houston with my family. We love to go there because we all get spoiled and the kids get LOTS of attention from the grandparents!

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Backyard Buddies

We recently got a new swing set and the boys love it!
Caleb calls it his pirate ship, fort, or fire truck depending on what personality he is that day.
It is hours of fun & danger all mixed in one - every boys dream!!!

What I love about this picture is that both boys are shirtless (normal) and that Caleb is wearing jeans & rain boots in a city that has been in a drought for months and has had record 100+ days recently! Posted by Picasa

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brothers! Posted by Picasa

Here the boys are pretending that they are asleep so that they don't have to came in and take a bath before bed time! You can't fool me...most of the time! Posted by Picasa

Monday, September 11, 2006

Caleb's First Day of School

Here is Caleb on his first day of school. He is NOT wearing the outfit I picked out, but an outfit that we compromised on instead. His original outfit was complete with cowboy boots, Lone Ranger mask & "baby horse" (his stick horse that he rides around town.) My outfit was a nice collared shirt and those shoes. I am known as the mom that lets her children out of the house with crazy outfits, but I really wanted him to look nice - at least on his first day of school!

Sunday, September 10, 2006

Some birthday pictures...FINALLY!

Here are some pictures of Luke's 2nd Birthday Party! We had it at Peter Piper's Pizza which is like a Chucky Cheese (with way better pizza!) This was the first time we had ever had a party at a resturant and boy was it WAY easy! No set-up, cooking, clean-up and we even had a party hostess who took care of our table. Definitely the way to go!! We invited 12 kids and everyone had fun. Enjoy my adorable boys!!!

Here is the birthday boy and his big brother before all our guests arrived! My boys are so cute, I can't stand it!!!! Posted by Picasa

Here is the birthday table filled with our birthday guests! It was fun because we had some of our new Texas friends and some of our old Maryland friends who knew Luke when he was a newborn!  Posted by Picasa

Luke and his Daddy's hats! It drives Joseph crazy because the boys will get his hats all dirty and then he will go to put one on and it will be full of toddler gunk!  Posted by Picasa

Luke stuck his finger in his cake to have a little pre-happy-birthday-song taste. Caleb is quite obviously into the fire! Such a boy! Posted by Picasa

Luke needed a little help blowing out his candles and Caleb was more than happy to oblige!  Posted by Picasa

Here is my favorite part of birthdays...GIFTS! (You know it's your favorite part too!!!) Posted by Picasa

Caleb is supposedly "helping Luke open presents," but I have a strong suspicion that Caleb was eyeing what he wanted Luke to share with him! Posted by Picasa

This was a cute little dr. kit Posted by Picasa

Luke is getting lots better about NOT ripping books anymore! I have high hopes that this book will make it past his "ripping" phase! Posted by Picasa

Saturday, September 09, 2006

Aunt Katie makes it to another Maddry city!!!

Okay, I have no idea why it has taken me so long to post pictures from one of our favorite visitors...AUNT KATIE!!! She is so amazing and has visited us in every city that we've moved to. She is usually there within the first couple of months of our arrival to a new home and her visit is highly anticipated by the entire Maddry clan. Joseph and I rate her as one of our best house guests and the boys adore her because she is so "hands on" with them. Caleb and I got to both take turns having a "date" with Aunt Katie and she said that Caleb was a total gentleman on their date - letting her pick the flavor of popcorn & getting her a blanket for them to sit on & letting her pick the movie that they were going to watch!! Super cute!!

Aunt Katie with the boys on our porch Posted by Picasa

The "Mads" on the Riverwalk Posted by Picasa

Aunt Katie and her boys on the Riverwalk Posted by Picasa