Monday, December 14, 2009

Busy week...

Some fun things have happened in the past week.

She finally rolled over!! I couldn't find the video camera, so I tried to capture it in pictures. Now that she can do it though, she does it all the time. Our little girl is getting big and strong!
This is what she looked like when I realized she was not on her tummy when I put her down.

She continues to love her bumbo. She sits here while I am cooking and doing dishes a lot! She really likes it when I cook. So many things to watch I think.

We went to daddy's holiday concert. She ate through the first half and then slept through the last group. Josh said she tends to fall asleep when music is in tune. :o) But she woke up for the family pic. Loved her adorable outfit from our friend Erin!

We had our first official play date.
Masiey obviously did not like that...
They did better later in the day. Kim and I were saying bye to Alli and we looked over and saw them sharing the poodle. So cute!

All the girls: Maisey (7 weeks older than Miss M), Jillian (5 weeks older than Miss M), and Madelyn (aka Miss M).
All the kiddos: Sam, Maisey, Jillian, Madelyn, and Katherine.
K was singing lady Gaga and Sam decided to sing and dance along. It was hilarious!!!

She is totally teething. This is her favorite toy. And don't even ask her to play with the other six rings we have. She only likes the green square one! She held it through her entire bath!

She really likes to play with mommy's sugar cookies. She just couldn't get to them... This cracked me up!
And my favorite thing she does, is laugh. Josh is able to get it out of her all the time. So cute!

Monday, December 7, 2009

We love Gretchen!!

As most of you know, Gretchen (co-hostess of Miss M's shower, amazing person, wonderful wedding planner, and sweet aspiring photographer) offered to take our family pictures for the annual Christmas card. I wanted to do them outside so she can do fun things with the sunlight (like she did for Ella's baby pics). I also spent a lot of time figuring out a fun outfit combo that would go well with the really green grass by Gretchen's house. So the day came and the sun decided to go on vacation, Madelyn's outfit shrunk in the dryer, and my adorable happy baby was not very interested in taking pictures for at least half the photo shoot. Lucky for us, Gretchen still captured some pretty great moments. Thanks Gretchen!! You will have to wait to see which one we pick for the card. :o)

I think this is my favorite one. She is so sweet!! A little background info though, her thumb is constantly red due to this activity.

Josh said we needed two Gretchen's. One to make her do this (there's the smile we all love), and one to actually take the pictures.

These chair pictures just crack me up. She was so not into posing at this time.

Monday, November 30, 2009

First Thanksgiving and 4 months!!

She obviously was not that into taking her four month picture.  

I am sitting here right now listening to Christmas music and watching my baby girl grab at her sockies.  We have a LOT to be thankful for!  I am just in awe after all that has happened this year.  I couldn't even think about verbalizing what I was thankful for without breaking out into tears this past week.  I couldn't have even imagined how our lives have changed over the past four months.  I have been so busy trying to keep up my daily activities, run my business, support my husband, and juggle the crying, hungry, poopie pants little doll.  And I wouldn't want it any other way.  All the cares in the world just melt away with one little smile.  Not to mention the days when I just can't stop hugging and kissing the cutie!  Other than being totally in love with such an amazing it from God, here is what this month has brought us.

We finished up our visit with Grandma Thye and Great Grandpa and Grandma Barnett.  It was a very fun visit, despite all the flu symptoms rolling around.  After Grandma and Madelyn got the tamiflu medicine they were feeling much better.  Here is a cute video of GG and Grandma talking to her.

We visited the newly born Calvin Ewbank.  Here he is with big brother Declan.  (Madelyn is sandwiched in between them.)

It is crazy to think that Madelyn was that small not too long ago.  

Then we had our annual turkey fry at Steve and Jenny Zajdzinski.  There were lots of kiddos this year, including baby Clare and Anna who are less than a month old.  Madelyn had a lot of fun looking at all the other "little people".

Me and the girls: Julia (preggo with baby #2), Sarah, and myself.
Erin, Matthew and I.  Matthew belongs to Sarah and is just as cute as can be.  And he is walking so much now!  We barely saw him since he chose to play with all the "big kids" this year (Steve and Jenny's kiddos).
Ava and I.  Ava belongs to Julia and Dave.  I just loved her black and white outfit.  She is such a cutie!
Jenny had the touch with Miss M.  As I was making my plate up she was making Madelyn laugh very hard.  
Then Thanksgiving Day Josh and I hosted my family.  I was very concerned that I was going to mess something up, but it turned out to be a great meal and an even better day.  We watched the Macy's Day Parade, ate dinner, played football at the park, looked through Black Friday ads, played with the babies, made cookies and took naps.  All in all a typical American Thanksgiving.  I am very thankful for such a wonderful family.
Pictured above: Mom (Grammy) with Madelyn, Garrett (who you can't see), Regan, Josh, me, Mike, and Mackie.

Pictured below: Mom, Garrett, Regan, Ella, Josh, Dale, Ari, Mike, Michael, and Mackie.  I am behind the camera. 
The kid table.
The twins: Regan and our very own Garrett Masters (model in the making).  He actually is very cute and takes great pictures.  I hope he does well.
Madelyn talked to the whole table while we ate.
Regan and Ella.
Making cookies.

The finished product, a sugar coma waiting to happen.
Ella is getting so big now.  And everything goes in her mouth, so watch your fingers!
The cousins playing together.  Ari and Michael were at the park with Uncle Josh.  And yes we did have an outfit change.  The adorable black and white skirt got Thanksgiving dinner all over it, if you get my drift...

The day was so much fun Daddy was wiped out.  Josh slept here for about 20 minutes until Madelyn finally screamed for him to wake up. 

Our four month milestones:
- grasping objects
- grabbing toes
- teething (can see two white spots on her bottom gums)
- so close to rolling over
- went up to size 2 diapers
- starting to sleep through the night again (7 hours last night!)

Monday, November 9, 2009

3 months- WOW!

Time is flying.  Our little girl is already 3 months old.  Over 3 months old actually.  She is a 26 inch, 15 pound chunka monka.  We have been very busy, as you will see.

Grandma and Grandpa Thye came into town and we went on our first road trip to California.  Josh and the band were competing at BOA in Santa Clarita over Halloween weekend.  So we went along to support and have a good time.  Here is Miss Madelyn at the beginning of the trip.
Once we arrived at the BOA competition we switched Madelyn into her first Halloween costume.  She was a ballerina.  Thanks to Grammy for the cute pink tutu and Grandma Thye for the top and matching bow.

The next day we went to Magic Mountain.  Again, here is Madelyn when we first arrived.  She was very happy to be outside.  It was a little warmer than we thought, but she was in great spirits. 

Madelyn loves to be carried, so Grandma and I took turns riding the coasters and taking care of Madelyn.  Grandma did most of the taking care of Madelyn.
Madelyn also got to ride her first carousel. 

It was a big couple of days for her.  She was tired!
On the way home we were able to see Papa Paul.  She really loved him!
Once we were home Grandma decided that Miss Madelyn needed a new toy.  Here she is in the ever important Bumbo!!
Wednesday of last week Great Grandma and Great Grandpa came into town and were able to meet Madelyn for the first time too.  Here they are at the DV game.
And here they are Sunday after church.  I loved Madelyn's cute yellow dress! Thanks Kim and Brian!!

We thank God for the past three months.  Life is crazy and we certainly have had our plates full adjusting to life with this cutie.  But we wouldn't want it any other way.  Love you Madelyn!!!