I never could have imagined the experiences, challenges and rewards that come along with the title and responsibility of being "Mom". Everyday my little ones present different needs to be met, new attitudes to understand, stages to conquer, and find new ways to unravel my patience. Despite the challenges, the rewards that come from a genuine I love you mom, a moment of 3 children happily playing together, and even a simple accomplishment bring feelings and emotions that words can't describe. I am ever so grateful for my Precious Little Ones; for their individuality, talents, and the completeness each one contributes to the Cox Clan.

May 30, 2009

Making Headlines

Over Memorial Day weekend, we visited for the first time the parade held in Surprise. Of course the kids needed baggies for their candy stash, but we warned them that possibly they wouldn't be throwing candy. Mason's response, "what kind of parade doesn't throw candy!" Fortunately, candy was passed out so it was a good parade after all!

We met two other families there, both of which had 3 kids so with our 3, 9 little ones all sat together on the curb. They looked so cute and were a definate attraction! Their picture (down below) even made the newspaper! But let me also remind you that here in AZ this is not typical. We got so many comments, looks, even head counting and of course the question, "are they all siblings??" They do all look similar and could pass as siblings, but come on, 9 kiddos with the oldest being 7?? Even Sherriff Joe Arapaio was in the parade and after his head counting, he asked, "Are they registered to vote?!" It was quite funny. This will hopefully be a new tradition, attending the Surprise Memorial Day Parade.

Making Headlines


Turner, Ashton, and Cox kiddos

So this was a typical parade, here are the cheerleaders....


Cub Scout group......




Church Organization........



Last but not the least.....and of course what you would only find near Sun City AZ.........
The JAZZY POMS!
That's right! Senior ladies with pom poms, sequens (spelling?), and spandex dresses!


If you really want to see their moves, click here!
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May 15, 2009

Lil' Sluggers

Madelyn and Mason experienced their first year of T-ball. They both had a great time and had fabulous coaches that really made this a fun experience. By their last game, they had made huge improvements and most importantly, they were excited and ready to play again next season!




Go Sidewinders!!



I realize the quality of these pictures isn't very good...but I couldn't help but still post them! Madelyn still looks so cute even if she is a little blurry, especially where she's down and ready on first base! (Confession: I really wish I was better with my camera.)










Mason stopped two grounders. He was more surprised than anyone else! I couldn't believe what confidence this gave him and his sudden interest in the game. He started paying more attention and really getting into the game...instead of waving his arms in the air, playing in the dirt, looking everywhere else but at the game, throwing his mit up into the air instead of wearing it, etc.





I LOVE this pic...such cute boys and good friends, Mason and Ethan Ashton




On the last game they got to play at the Spring Training stadium for the Texas Rangers and Kansas City Royals. Honestly, I couldn't believe what big of a deal was made for them...we're talking T-ball here! They played on a real, professional field, got to see their pictures show up on the jumbo screen and of course received a medal at the end. All the hoopla won them over, especially Mason. He still can't stop talking about earning more medals (and hopefully a trophy) next year!



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Ice cream celebration after with the Ashtons' and Hammonds'

What a fun season!! Can't wait for many more to come!