Wednesday, October 24, 2007

My precious Paxton-2 years old
Our Sweetpea
Mackey Elizabeth Cox-9 months

Broken Bow

Grandma and Paxton walking in the woods
Mackey and Big Daddy waiting on the train
The threesome waiting on the whistle
The early attempt to calm the kids down...looks like it was 2,000 card pick-up
Father and Daughter
The family in the depths of Broken Bow

This last weekend started the tradition of camping for many years to come. We packed up and headed to Broken Bow Oklahoma. On the way up there in Durant this very unkept man ran into the back of our Tahoe...of course I was upset since I had just gotten the car. I felt a lot better when he pulled out his insurance card and switched information with us. ( I later have found out that he had no insurance and my hard earned dollar will be fixing the dent in my bumper). We did not let this put a damper on our excitement. We stayed at the Broken Bow lodge, seeing as how we are not quite ready to spend the night in a tent with Paxton and Mackey. It was so relaxing! I even finished one of my scandalous books from Shay...thanks Shay! It was so great at the camp site with Big Daddy and Grandma's camper, complete with very small bathroom. Luckily we were right by the playground and Drew and Paxton played there almost no stop. I had way to many smores and deemed myself smore maker:) Saturday we went on a train ride through a great little forest area of BB, deer were coming right up to the train. The train ride followed up by a steak dinner was the big excitement of Saturday. I LOVED THE R&R. I cannot wait till we can do the tent thing, especially since it took us 3 hours to get our children to bed both nights...sorry to the people around us:) Many memories will be formed at my camping sights throughout Texas and surrounding states. We look forward to the many adventures that await the Cox family and camping.

The adorable cake
The diaper cake
The girls at Fajita night
Abbey, Kate/Annabelle, Tiff, Sarah, and me/Mackey
Mackey was worn out, she fell asleep in the baby lounge chair
Welcome Baby Addison. Future Fighting Texas Aggie!! We celebrated the upcoming birth of baby Addison Wall. The weekend was jam packed of fun and fellowship. Kate and Baby Anabelle fly up Friday and we put our creative skills to use and made a diaper turned out cute, Good idea Kate!!! We traveled to Abbey's house Saturday to enjoy cake and baby present opening, which is always fun, especially when it involves a baby girl:) Later that afternoon the troops headed to our house (which I know it seems like is in Oklahoma, but I promise we are a good hour from the border:o) for some fajitas. It was a great weekend in which we enjoyed cake, fajitas, and friends.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Mackey and I riding the big slide
Paxton doing it dare devil style
A BAD attempt at a group picture...thanks Paxton
Feeding the animals.
My sister that I was seperated at birth from, right Ang??? Ang, I love ya!!

Mother and Daughter on the longest Hayride ever, do these people know everyone on it is two!!!
Paxton's dream car. He likes to tell Rusty and I when we need to mow.

Sporting the handmade overalls
Best Buds...

SueSue and GG with the kids on our Galleria day
Paxton being eaten by a hippo
Mackey thinks because Paxton is diaperless, she should be too. Paxtonhas started to think about the potty. I think he says I need to sit on teh potty because he can take off his diaper.

This week has been a CRAZY and LONG week. Rusty has been out of town all week!!!

Sat: We all (PatPat, SueSue, GG, and the Cox 4) to the Arboretum for family pics. Oh wait that 10% chance of rain was all day storms. We made lemonade and went to the Galleria for some toy stores, the play area, and some Grand Lux food- which was very good! It ended up being a good day followed by a very stressful Aggie game that night.

Sun: I worked and came home to Danny and Jessica keeping the kids since Rusty had left for Boston. Which was a trip I was not up for and I am sure that Renee was not either.

Mon: LOTS of house cleaning. I get the best cleaning and organizing done while Rusty is gone. That night was ended by the Shulls taking care of me and my kids for dinner. Thanks Shulls...sorry that Paxton and Mackey completely baby proofed your house.

Tuesday: I finally got the courage to withdraw Paxton for Mother's Day Out. I know it is great for most people. But I guess another year will be better, I felt like I never saw Paxton and I missed him. They were very understanding and made my decision easier. It would have been great if I could have afforded to send them both, but it was more stressful having Mac be sad her BFF was gone.

Wednesday: Oh..I am feeling really good about my parenting skills and organization, kids in the car looking cute and on my way to pick up GG for bible study. Oh wait...did I leave the car door open all night and the battery is dead now. ARE you kidding me??? I go though list of guys names some I know well, some I have talked to a couple times walking in the neighborhood. No one is available except for poor Tab who is in Frisco. Wonder Woman neighbor to the rescue. We are super girls this morning. We put the car in neutral and push it down the inclining drive-way and manage to stop it just before the grass. We jump the car and then off to get GG's new glasses, we manage to stop at the McDonald's playground first.

Thursday: We meet Paxton's bestest friend ever "Bents" a.k.a. Brant. We go to Bill Bates Pumpkin Farm in Celina. It was beautiful as always but a huge beating on the moms. Mackey and Morgan being carried and Brant and Paxton running like wild geese all over the place. I needed a nap, but instead we meet Jessica and Shay at " The Zone". We show these two (Jessica and Shay) a really good time. Or should I say that Paxton and Brant show them a good time. There was crackers and pizza dip with Root Beer all over the place. But as though it had not been a long enough day we decided to stay and play at the Bounce Houses a while. When we got home PatPat had fixed the lawn mower tire (long story- has to do with the car door being open)
and I was free to mow the acre and half. Luckily PatPat took Paxton to play with Scooter and Mackey slept long enough for me to get the lawn mowed. Whew...what a day!

Friday: We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Kate and AnnieB. We have to store up energy for the BIG Melissa Homecoming game.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

The Cox Four
Our family who came to support Rusty
Sweet Pea with her daddy
Our precious Mac...notice the bottom two teeth. She is also saying Mama and Dada!!!
What Paxton did during the ceremony since there was no childcare. Thanks parents for taking turns to watch them.
All the couples in our class who were also honored.

This Sunday Rusty was ordained to be a deacon at the First Baptist Church of McKinney. We are so proud of him. He is a man of God who serves his God, family, and church. It was a sweet time of blessing as Rusty and I were prayed over by other deacons, church leaders, and friends and family. It was a special time that we will not forget. We are excited about continuing our leadership roles at the church and also seeing the new places that God puts us in individually and as a family. Right now Rusty teaches every Sunday in the high school and I am the two year old coordinator. That has been interesting but why not when you have to teach because your child hates the nursery. Rusty and I have been truly blessed in our church and community and look forward to many more years here. We are so proud of our daddy!!!