Friday, January 30, 2009


So my sister Jo is off to Japan for 4 months and she left her Jeep in our hands :) Fun times ahead for the Maddox family, and it turns out that mine and Alan's love (somewhat obsession) for Jeep's passed over to Stephen. His favorite toy is now the Jeep, he just wants to sit in it and go VROOM VROOM and when we are in the car and he sees a Jeep drive by, he yells "JEEP" - So cute!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

More fun times

Here's Stephen having some serious fun at the Explorium! There is a tennis ball thing that shoots up to the ceiling and he was loving it so much! :) He is so stinkin cute!

So I was sitting in the living room the other day and the Fed-ex man drove up and pulled out this huge box, I thought what in the world?? Turns our Stephen's Uncle Scottie and Aunt Emily got him a John Deer tractor! He loves it, talks about it all the time and until we can get it to Grandma's house so he can ride in on some grass, he likes bumping the walls :)

Stephen playing in the ball pit at the Explorium

The Maddox house enjoys yummy pancakes on Saturday mornings :) Alan loves it so much he had to get in on the camera.

Stephen says "give me my pancakes!"

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Day trip to New Orleans

This Saturday Alan, Stephen, and I and our good friends Dan, Lauren, and Emma Johnson headed down to New Orleans. Our main objective was to see the aquarium, but neither Dan nor Lauren had really ever been to New Orleans so we of course took them around the main sights. We started off at Cafe Du Monde which has been in New Orleans right next to the St. Louis Cathedral since the mid 1860's. It is an awesome cafe that basically only serves coffee and beignets (fried dough with powdered sugar, French donuts). They are awesome! We had a blast and the kids loved almost every minute of it. Stephen fell asleep right before lunch, which ended up being a blessing for us since it was a nicer Gumbo restaurant and he was getting rather fussy.

Stephen in line at the Cafe Du Monde, it was packed that morning, might have had something to do with the Sugar Bowl... who knows.

Mommy loving on Stephen in front of some fishies... note the finger in his mouth; most pictures now have this signature trait of his. Stephen picked it up during Thanksgiving and hasn't stopped - insert finger into mouth, twirl hair with other hand, and we have a happy boy!

Ahh the slide, smart thinking aquarium developers!

Stephen inside a tank....kinda. He loved it, I don't know if it was b/c he could see me and Emma through it or the fish.

Friday, January 2, 2009


This afternoon we headed down to some playing fields at the University next to our house. I got some great shots of Stephen and Augie! Alan let me take pictures from afar. :) Enjoy

one of the few shots with all three boys

Silly little guy - He was having so much fun just running around in the grass

Still running

We couldn't forget about Augie. Recently Alan and I listened to the book Marley & Me and then watched the movie - Augie's a handful but compared to that dog he is an angel. :)