Friday, April 27, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
So, that is what we did last night and this mornig before Kenzie went to school. Maddie has been just great today. She does her own thing. When Kenzie got home from school, we took foam rectangles and glued pics of colored objects to them to make flash cards to help her learn her colors, so the pic of the green grass is glued to a green piece of foam. It really does look good that way, and we will be going over them at least daily. I will keep all of you updated on her progress. I am sure that the colors from our dishes help too because since I have fiesta dinnerware, I give her a choice between different colors for her to eat off of. She usually does well with that. I guess that does it for now!
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
What a goofy little one I have. She was playing a game with me in this picture. She was actually sitting in her high chair, but wanted to try and look at me upside down. I left the pic turned this way because this was really the way she was looking at me. I loved it!
My two little goof troops. They loved having the same shirts on today! They thought it was so cool. Maddie even followed Kenzie around everywhere which she rarely does. Kenzie even started shutting the bathroom door for a few minutes of privacy from her sister. Usually she leaves it open in case she needs me to come help her wipe.
Crazy Maddie. Wait did I say that. She was just so goofy today. It was great!
Mommy, look I can do it all by myself. And here you get a good look at the top the two girls were wearing today. Maddie wore it with the skirt pictured here and Kenzie wore it with blue jean shorts. They really did have fun with it.
Awwwe. Momma had a litter!
Hey crazy lady with the camera, can't you see us running, get away from my kids!
This was Kenzie's school project today. I try and take pics so you can all see them. She made a bunny out of hearts! She thought it was so cool!
Look Ma! I can feed myself! Isn't she so precious?
Well, now that you have new pics, I will try and post them more often. Love,
"Why?" my daughter asked.
"Because it's been on the ground, you don't know where it's been, it's dirty and probably has germs" I replied.
At this point, my daughter looked at me with total admiration and asked, "Mommy, how do you know all this stuff? You are so smart."
I was thinking quickly. "All moms know this stuff. It's on the Mommy Test. You have to know it, or they don't let you be a Mommy."
We walked along in silence for 2 or 3 minutes, but she was evidently pondering this new information."OH...I get it!" she beamed, "So if you don't pass the test you have to be the daddy."
"Exactly" I replied back with a big smile on my face. When you're finished laughing, send this to a Mom.
Someone sent this to me and I loved it. I just thought it was worth passing on to all of you!
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Madison has been experimenting with different textures. She now is doing slices of banana and loves it. She is just growing up too fast.
I haven't been up to much.
Ryan went to work... that is about it.
Monday, April 23, 2007
Friday, April 20, 2007
Kenzie didn't have school today because she is off on Fridays. She will not have school on Monday, and I suppose that I will be out of my mind by the time that Ryan gets home from work. I have really gotten used to having quiet time while she is in school especially on Monday's after having worked all weekend. She decided earlier today that she needed to go for a walk around the block. She got her shoes on and brought me mine. I asked her where we were going and she replied, walk around block mommy. I put my shoes on and asked her what was next, she told me to get a cup of water for her and one for Maddie. Then she went on to tell me to get Maddie from her crib and put her in the stroller. And we walked two laps around the block. I thought for sure she would want to ride in the stroller about half way around the first time, nope. She did great and listened to me and got to the side of the road everytime a car came by. She was such an angel. A few hours later, she wanted to go for two more laps. This was great! It was such a beautiful day for a walk and both of the girls loved it.
Maddie figured out that apple juice is really good. She also figured out that very small cut up pieces of meat are great to eat too. I have been reluctant to give it to her up until now because I thought that the baby food was enough, but I gave it a try and she loved it. I guess it is the new texture that she likes. I took the spill proof thing out of her sippy so that she could figure out that like a bottle the cup is to drink out of. She loved it once she figured it out. She also grabbed sissy's cup which had juicy juice berry flavor in it later on and she stood there not hanging on drinking out of sissy's cup. I thought oh dear. She will walk anytime. She is getting braver and braver. She keeps wanting to walk, but is afraid to take that first step to get herself going unless she is holding on to me. Well, it will come soon enough.
Ryan worked this morning and then Max picked him up and they went to a scrimmage game in Louisville. It sounds like they were having fun. He just called me to say that they would be heading home soon. I guess that means that the game is almost over.
I have been busy making roses. I finally got the details on the wedding cake for next month. She wants the one I did for the last class. The tiered one. She also wants the roses to be peach. I decided I better start making the roses sooner rather than later as they take a while to dry and you have to do them in stages. I have three different shades of peach to do these flowers in and so, I needed to get as many done now as I could. I got all of the light peach ones started. I will do the medium ones next week and the dark peach ones the week after that. This is a big cake for me as it is my first wedding one. I am pretty excited about it. I do hope it comes out good. I am so critical about the wedding ones. I will keep you posted and post a pic as soon as I get it done.
The Cox Family
Thursday, April 19, 2007
She had a great week at school. She made the bus everyday. The teacher e mailed me today and told me that she has come out of her shell so to speak. Meaning that Kenzie is no longer the quiet child who she has to pry everything out of. Instead she is the chatterbox that you want to shut up if you could find the mute button on the remote, but it is nonexistent.
Maddie is enjoying her time with just mommy. She tried to walk again tonight. She is so close she can taste it. She wants to, but she is still a little afraid of doing it on her own. She will in her own time. She went to bed tonight without a cup or bottle or anything. Yes, she cried for a few minutes, but then took hold of her gator and played with him for a few minutes before falling asleep. How do I know that? Well, the gator makes noise that I can hear from the other side of the door. When the noise stopped, I waited a few minutes and then peeked in on her. She was sound asleep.
Ryan had a good day at work. He is still in love with his new job. He will be going to a U of L scrimmage(I hope I spelled that right) game tomorrow evening with Max and Ty. They got tickets for free and so he will be enjoying that.
I am starting to plan the cake for Max's son's birthday. I have to figure out how to do a Nintendo Wii. It is the new game console that Nintendo just came out with. His son has it and loves that game console. I will have to do it for him on June 22. Yes, I know I am planning early, but I have never done anything like this before. I am really looking forward to it. I will also be doing a bowling cake for Mindy. I need to start that planning process also. I can't wait to get them done. I will definately be putting pics on here when I get them done.
I guess that sums up the Cox Family Update for today. I love you guys and will update again when I have time...
The Cox Family
Hello Everyone, Maddie here, I am 11 months old. I know how to stand by myself now. I am still a little scared to walk by myself. I hold on to Mommy's fingers and walk up and down the hallway with her. I took my first step last week. I think I scared myself. I haven't tried that since. I love to play with my big sissy. She is so fun. I love to jump in my crib. I can feed myself crackers but my favorite is small pieces of cereal bars. They are so yummy. I have 6 teeth now. Four on the top and two on the bottom. Mommy says that she can feel more ready to come out any day now. I love napping with my lion. He sings songs to be before I go to bed. I love you all!
This is the new Spidey cake. I really liked it better than the first one because the green kind of made spidey jump out at you. I had originally decided after doing the first one that I wouldn't be doing this particular cake again, but I think that with this one comming out as good as it did, I will continue doing this particular pan if someone wants one. I have a wedding cake commin up, so I will just have to see how it comes out.
Lots of Love to Everyone!The Cox Family
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
Kenzie had yet another great day at school. She came home from school with a pasta neclace. She informed me that "Amanda helped me make a necklace" I said really. She responded with "Zachary and Sydney made one too mommy" I am so happy that she is having such a great time at school.
Ryan had a good day at work. He called me this morning to say, Kathy wants you to make her wedding cake next month. He brought the order home. It is the same wedding cake I did in class only with peach roses. I think I will really enjoy that. I will be calling her tomorrow to confirm it since he took the order, I really want to get a feel for what it is that she wants. I always feel like that it is good for me to talk to them so that I can find out what exactly they want. I am so excited because, my neighbor wants two cakes and will give me the details, Max wants a cake designed based on the Nintendo Wiii. Marybeth wants a lion cake. Mindy wants a bowling cake for june. I am going to be making cupcakes for work later this week. I am starting to really get busy. I like that.
If you live in the Louisville Metro Area and are interested in a cake, let me know and I will work something out for you.
Oh yeah, I am going to do farm animal cupcakes for Madison's birthday!
Anyway, enough about my cake stuff. I will chat later!
The Cox Family
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Love my pics in black and white so I just had to share with you!
Cool effect! Black and white with color selection. It really looks great! And Maddie loved her empty plastic eggs. She still finds them and tries chewing on them.
Another black and white. Hope I didn't duplicate there. I can't remember.
Love you too Maddie!
Color selection one more time...
Friday, April 13, 2007
The Cox Family
Verse for the Day:
"But Lord," Gideon asked, "how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family."
Passage for the Day:
Author: Florence Littauer
Some of us feel that it is a lack of money that holds us down. Gideon replied to God's request, "But Lord... how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least of my family" (Judges 6:15). With no finances behind him at all, Gideon was turned into a wise prophet by God's commanding power. Many times I have had sweet Christians tell me they cannot have friends in for fellowship because their house is too small, or because their talent is too slight. But these are only excuses for our unwillingness to do as God has asked us. "Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling" (1Peter 4:9). I would enjoy a peanut butter sandwich if someone else prepared it and handed it to me.
The world tells us that we need money to be happy, but as God told Gideon, "I will be with you" (Judges 6:16). Should not his presence be assurance enough?
Additional Scripture Readings:
2 Corinthians 8:1-7
Thank you for this lesson at the perfect time in my life. I have been stressing about not having enough money, thank you Lord because YOU are enough! Help me to remember that material things are just that, material. Help me to remember that my wealth is in YOU. Thank you Jesus.
Thursday, April 12, 2007
The Cox Family
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Monday, April 9, 2007
Love you all!
Edit: I forgot to add this earlier. Since it was so cold, we decided that in a few weeks when it is warm again, I will dress the girls in their dress and take them in the back yard and hide eggs. Then take pics of them finding them in their easter outfits. I thought this way, we could get some good pics outdoors. I am sort of getting tired of the indoors pics. I want some with nature involved. Thanks for understanding!
Friday, April 6, 2007
Now on to Maddie. She has been quite the character. I have started when I get her out of the crib, we walk with her holding my fingers down the hallway to the living room. She thinks this is the greatest thing. I stood her up this morning and let go of her. She stayed standing for a good thirty seconds on her own. Then this evening, she used Ryan's empty golf bag to get to standing and then let go. I screamed with delight which scared her and she immediately got into crawling position. Darn, I couldn't get a pic. Me and my big mouth!
Ryan went and hung out with his friend Max today. He had a good time.
I will be working a double on Saturday and Sunday, so this is it for this week, I will fill you in on the happening over the weekend on Monday.
God Bless and Happy Easter
The Cox Family
Thursday, April 5, 2007
You will always be mommy's little mothers day present! I just wish you would have stayed in a little longer. I hated that you had to go thru so much in the first hours of your life, but baby God has a plan and in his time everything comes out!
Mommy and Daddy Love you so much baby girl!
The year she was born, we were living in Clearwater Florida. Ryan and I had gotten married in October a few months before she was born. I was unaware of being pregnant due to some circumstances, first, I had my period every month, second, I didn't gain weight, and third, I didn't feel her move and the doc said that she was very active probably but that because I was heavy, I probably wouldn't feel her move.
I worked the day before she was born at the nursing home and lifted someone I should have used a mechanical lift with, but we always lifted her manually because she was skin tear prone. After work, Ryan and I went to an arena footbal game, I figure that walking all the steps caused labor to set in. I was up and down all night. The next morning, he said that's it we are going to Mom's to get in the hot tub, that will make your back feel better. Keep in mind the water was like 102 degrees in there. We got in and in a few minutes I could feel her head crowning. We rushed to the hospital where they spent another 45 minutes trying to figure out whether I was having a baby or not. Finally when we got in a room, the doc said to put me on a heart monitor, that would tell them. As soon as i laid on the bed, she came flying out.
The doc came in and did what he does and they took Mackenzie from us. She didn't come back in the room for hours. Then when she finally did, we didn't let her out of our sight.
She was born on Saturday, and they didn't let me go home til Tuesday. When they finally did release me, we went to Carol's house. My sister in law and her two girls were there. Riley immediately dubbed the baby "Kenzie" and it stuck. She has been the best surprise we could ever get!
She has grown up so fast that it is almost unreal!
I will continue to update you on her from the age she is now on out!
We love you so much Kenzie! You will always be Mommy and Daddy's Baby Girl!
EDIT: THANK YOU YAYA! YES I DID FORGET TO ADD THAT RYAN'S MOM, WHO KENZIE CALLS YAYA WAS AT THE END OF THE BED WHEN KENZIE POPPED OUT AT HER. I BASICALLY DECIDED THAT CAROL DELIVERED HER. SO YES YAYA, YOU WERE THE FIRST TO SEE HER! SORRY ABOUT FORGETTING THAT PART! LOVE YOU!
Maddie is pretty much the same as yesterday.
Ryan is taking sick time tomorrow since we have to take Kenzie for her shots. That should be an interesting venture. I am so not looking forward to that since she is 4 and can fight back when they come at her with a needle.
I don't have anythign new for today I don't guess. I think that things have pretty much been the same, just wanted to mainly update you on the Kenzie school day thing!
Take care and another update will come soon!
Love you lots!!
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
Kenzie came home from school today and told me "Mommy, my boyfriend's name is Zachary!" I just started laughing at her. We have teased her a little about sitting next to a little boy in the pic her teacher sent me on her first day of school. She has now decided to tell me who her boyfriend is! It is so cute. She also told me that she had a corndog and milk with katsup for lunch and that her teacher's name is Miss Amanda. She also went on to say that she wears her seatbelt on the school bus and that she loves riding the bus (it isn't like we didn't already know that) Kenzie has been a bubble of words here lately! I really think switching her schools was a good step on my part!
Nothing really is going on for me except that I got an order for 20 or more individual cake purses for a pre teen birthday party! I will love this! I will post pics when I do the purses for the party!
Nana had her surgery today and the doc thinks he got everything.
Papaw Sonny has surgery to remove one of his kidneys tomorrow. I just found out that he has kidney cancer and that they have to remove one of them. I guess that he went to the hospital over the weekend with blood in his urine, they tested and found cancer. Please pray for the both of them.
Ryan went to work today and came home. Nothing new there.
And last thing's last. I have decided to make a list of everything I want for my cake decorating and just keep it updated to use for my wish list when someone asks me what I want for my birthday or Christmas. This way I get both something I want and need at the same time. Anyway, I hope all is well and I will post again soon!
The Cox Family
Tuesday, April 3, 2007
This was the first cake I did in course 3. Kenzie loved this cake. It turned out very nice I thought. But then I am very hard on myself when it comes to cakes I make, so I judge very harshly. Like the border could have been much better, but I had been sick and the car had troubles and all of that stuff.
This cake was made for one of my mom's friends at work. Pat was having a birthday for Bill. He loved this cake and said that he wants me to do his cake every year. Pat gave me free reign on this design. She said that as long as it said Happy 39th Birthday Bill she didn't care what I did. I wasn't very pleased with the little man, but he was the first one I had ever done.
This was the final cake in course 2. I loved the basketweave and rope. My flowers need some work, but that comes with practice and now that I am out of classes, I will be able to concentrate on them. This basket of flowers was for one of my friends to give to her daughter for her 16th birthday. I loved how it turned out because I was just playing around with the basketweave when I did this one. I hadn't gotten to that part in class.
I was messing around with flowers one day, and this is what I came up with. This cake was just a play cake. I was fooling around, so it isn't real good, but the flowers turned out ok I think.
I made this cake for my mother in law who came in town in Feb. She tells the girls "I Love You This Much" and that is why I put it on the cookie.
This cake was made for valentines day. I loved making these.
I did my own alteration with Spiderman and it got great reviews. The birthday boy loved it!
This was a spiderweb cake that I put a spiderman figure on. It was for my husband's birthday. Kenzie picked out the theme for him. It was great!
This was the first cake I did in course 1. I loved the outcome. It was so fun to do and my teacher was great!This was the second cake we did in course 1. I think it was very fun. Mind me, my clowns would have popped more if i had of used yellow icing and used blue, green and red for the stripes.
This was the final cake we did for course 1. I sent it to work with mom and she got the next cake order that same day.
This was the cake I had to make the day after the last cake for course 1. I enjoyed it.
This was Kenzie's birthday cake. I really was pleased with the outcome. Kenzie loved her cake too.
I did these cakes for Valentines day this year too.
There you have all of my cakes for right now. I will post them from now on as I do them so there aren't as many to do!
Monday, April 2, 2007
Kenzie got a little camera of her own today. I will be teaching her how to use it and I will hope to have some of the pics she takes put on the net soon. It will be a little wait for that tho as it is a 35 mm camera, so she has to use the film before I can get it developed for her.
Maddie just about took her first steps today. She was standing and tried to step but got scared so sat down and crawled to daddy instead! Bummer! Only a few more days til she will be walking tho I think.
I guess that does it for the update. I will upload a pic of the new cake that I do in class tomorrow. I will also upload the cakes I have done so far soon. Hope you all have a great day!
Sunday, April 1, 2007
Genesis 49 & 50 all verses
I truly believe that God was putting my anger in check. When I saw this I cried tears of Joy because at that moment I realized that God loves me for me and he doesn't want to see me doing things that would make Satan jump for joy like the anger that was boiling up in me. I immediately thought of a passage from the bible that I remembered from when I was in sunday school as a child "be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to anger" It turnes out that that passage is one of the verses listed in James. I just couldn't belive it.
Now on to other things, Ryan has been trying a new church out for a few weeks and he took the girls to it for the first time today. He said that Kenzie went to childrens church and Maddie went to the nursery, something that the church we were attending didn't have due to the one being so small that we didn't have enough members to do that with. He said, I was so lonely sitting on the pew without the girls, but they had a blast. They went to my Pappy's birthday party yesterday, he said that they all had a great time. And I think that is all the updates for tonight. I will try and update you tomorrow after Kenzie gets home from school since that starts back this week Yay!
Lots of love and prayers,
The Cox Family