Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas Eve

This year we spent Christmas Eve with Greg's family in California. One of their family's traditions is a Christmas Eve party that is themed. For example, the first Christmas I spent with his family was Hawaiian theme. You dress for the theme, we play games araound that theme and eat food that matches the theme as well. It's really fun!

This year it was Country Western theme. So we all got dressed up in Cowboy attire and headed to the party. The first part of the night was a suprise but all that we were told was that it would be outside, and dealing with horses. Little did we know that we were in for a Santa driven, horse drawn, trolley ride adorned with Christmas lights and music. So cute huh?

Here is our little family in front of the trolley...isn't Greg one good lookin' cowboy?

Here is the whole Harris family

It was a little chilly but we each had comfy blankets to snuggle with and yummy hot chocolate to keep us warm and toasty

Maddux wan't too sure about the huge can tell by the watchful eye he has on them.

After the trolley ride we headed back to his Aunts house for chili, cornbread, coleslaw, and Resses peanut butter cup s'mores for dessert.

It was a really fun Country Christmas Eve!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Family Night

For family night we bought a Costco gingerbread house kit...It turned out pretty good. Here is a picture of our masterpiece!

Maddux wasn't much help...he just wanted to eat all the candy and icing...but it was fun to do together.
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Happy Birthday Maddux!

Maddux doesn't officially turn one until Sunday but since it is such a crazy time of year we decided to have a little party for him early before everyone heads out of town for Christmas. It was fun to have friends over to celebrate with us! Here are some pictures of all the fun!Maddux's Baseball themed birthday cake

At first he was very unsure of the whole cake but he quickly figured it out and ended up LOVING it!

Here is the little cake they made for just Maddux to devour all by himself!

Happy 1st Birthday Sweetheart!

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Sunday, December 7, 2008

Hospital Scare!

On Saturday morning of Thanksgiving weekend Maddux woke up and was having trouble breathing. He was taking really short quick breaths and couldn't seem to get a good deep breath. We were still in Las Vegas but Greg and I were worried about him so we called our paediatrician in Cedar. After telling him what was going on he suggested that we either bring him to his office or take him to an emergency room in Vegas. So...we rushed home and met the doctor at his office where he proceeded to try a breathing treatment with Maddux and check his oxygen levels and determined that he was under respiratory distress. He told us his recommendation was to admit him to the hospital so he could get on oxygen because he believed that if he continued to breath the way he was that eventually his little body would give up because it was having to work way too hard to get oxygen in. I was so scared and in tears as we took our little guy to the hospital. We ended up having to stay at the hospital over night and most of the next day too.
BUT I am happy to say that after one purchased nebulizer, lots of breathing treatments, two ear aches, and one hospital stay later he is home, happy, and on his was to healthy! It was a terrifying experience and one I would be happy to never repeat!
Maddux is such a happy baby that you could barely tell he wasn't feeling well

The crib looked like an animal cage at the zoo but he didn't seem to mind it

Here is our cute little patient in a mini hospital gown and all

We love this guy!
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Happy Thanksgiving!

This year we were lucky enough to spend Thanksgivng with my family in Las Vegas. It was a strange year seeing that there was only seven of us total at the dinner...which is a small group compared to other years. It was fun to cook all day with my Mom and little sister Deidre while Greg, Dad, Grandpa, and Maddux watched football. Here are a few pictures of the day!
Maddux ready to eat his First Thanksgiving dinner!

Grandpa and Deidre

Mom and Dad

Out little family

Maddux having a little taste of everything. You can tell he was excited to be handed a plate with so many options! He loved it...easpecially the pomegrnate fruit salad. His least favorite thing on the plate was the turkey...go figure! :)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

11 Months Old!

I can't believe that my little guy is already 11 months old! It seems crazy to me that he's almost one! We just think he is so cute and so funny lately...he loves to get into everything these days...the kitchen cupboards and the bathroom drawers are his favorites! He is always standing up next to things but has no interest in walking just yet. He still only has two bottom teeth...but we think the two top ones are finally coming in. He eats just about anything by gumming it to death and just loves food in general! He is the most amazing gift we have even been given and we feel so blessed to have him in our lives! Here are a few recent pictures.

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Mr. Monkey

I know it's not Halloween anymore but I still wanted to post pictures of Maddux in his costume since this is like a journal for me. He was the cutest monkey ever! Here are a few good shots of him. The funniest thing was that he loved it! I was nervous that he might hate it but as soon as we showed him what he looked like in the mirror he LOVED IT!

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Region Champs!!

For those of you who don't husband Greg is the Head Coach of the boys Cross Country Team at Canyon View High School here in Cedar City. He has done such an amazing job with the team since he has become coach... and this year he has a really good varsity team.
Yesterday was the region championships, which is the last big meet before state, and his team place FIRST!!! 4 of his boys placed in the top 6!! (who are pictured above) It was so much fun to be a part of this amazing accomplishment for Greg and his team!
I am continually amazed with all of Greg's many talents...not only is he an amazing runner himself but he is also such a good dad, a really good teacher, a great husband, and obviously an awesome coach! Here is Greg and his varsity team

Greg being interviewed by two newspapers! Such a celebrity! Autographs anyone?
If you want to read the whole article click here.

The Regional Champs! Good Luck at State boys!

October Bunko Night

I recently joined a Bunko group of 12 really cute girls...we meet once a's really fun. Six of us in the group work at Iron Springs Elementary and the other girls are a combination of a photographer, hairstylists, and stay-at-home moms.

Since this month was October the host decided it would be fun to dress up! Here are the costumes we all came up with. It was a blast!

I feel lucky to have such great girlfriends!
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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Cold weather blues!

Well it's officially winter weather here in Cedar....which means warmer clothes, no more playing outside everyday, and the dreaded snow!!

Here is Maddux playing inside in some new winter gear

The first offical snow of the winter....and it's only Oct. 11th!!

It's not Maddux's first snow...since he is a December baby but it was fun to see his reaction to it now that he's old enough to realize what's going on...he loves it!
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Sprinkles Monster

Greg brought home doughnuts for breakfast this morning and he bought Maddux his very own sprinkled one. Since it was his first time eating doughnuts we gave him the whole thing...

He was a little timid at first but not for long

He didn't actually end up eating very much of it but...he LOVED it
By the end he was a sprinkles monster!
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Monday, October 6, 2008

St. George Marathon!

This weekend was the St. George Marathon and Greg and Ralph ran in it! It was crazy weather....but Greg did AWESOME! He ran the whole 26.2 miles in only 2hrs and 41min!!! He is such a stud! We were so proud of him! It was 20th place overall and seventh in his age group which is a really competivite age range. Ralph also did so good getting third in his age group.

It was nice to also have Greg's family here to support him. Taryn, Midge, Me and the babies hung out together most of the time which was so much fun. Everytime we have the boys together I always wish we lived closer to them because they are so cute together. These first few pictures are of me and Taryn with the boys hanging out in the car because it was raining and cold. We stayed in the car as long as we could. Midge found a premire parking spot right next to the finish line so we were able to stay in the car till the last possible moment.

When we finally did venture out to see Greg and Ralph cross the finish line it was quite the task...two babies, one stroller & three was crazy but worth it!

Here is Grandpa with the boys after we got home...the boys are decked out in the shirts we made for them!

Here are some pictures of the fronts of their shirts:
Maddux's says: Daddy and Grandpa's Future Running Buddy
Nate's says: Go Grandpa and Uncle Greg!

and the backs...

Maddux's says: "My dad is faster than your dad!"
Nate's says: "If you want to get second place...follow my Grandpa!"