Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Beach Bums

Matt's family takes a yearly vacation to Newport Beach, CA. Madeline and I stayed up at the beach house for the whole week. Matt had to be at the hospital a lot, but managed to join us a few times. We had a blast! Madeline was a pretty good girl, but I soon realized this little turkey depends on a schedule and regular naps for her happiness. By the end of the week she was a grump. Despite the little attitude, her aunties and grandparents loved seeing her and they had a fun time playing. With the extra helpers, I managed to get a slight tan and finish the first two books of the Twilight series. Matt's dad took most of the pictures, but here are a few until I can get ahold of some more.

Thanks for the great vacation, guys! We loved seeing you.

Oh, and it took only two days, (of lots of crying and wanting to be held all the time) but Madeline is back to her 3 naps and 11 hour nights and going to bed without any wailing (most of the time). Serenity now....

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Freshman Roommates and a Week Full of Fun

Matt had a week off between taking his board exams and starting his rotations. One of the benefits of living in beautiful La Jolla, is that people want to come visit! Two of my freshman roommates (and one husband) came to stay with us and we had a blast. A lot of time was devoted to the beach of course, but we found some time for a Padres game, disc golf, the zoo, BBQs, restaurants, and the Wii. Madeline was glad to have some new people around to play with. What a great week! Thanks for visiting, guys.
We missed our other three roommates. Two were due with babies and the other was in school. Here is a picture of all of us freshman year. So much fun and so much drama but we all are great friends and still keep in touch.
185 Fugal Hall BYU

Monday, July 7, 2008

4th of July

We had a great 4th of July.  Matt was supposed to be working at the hospital at least until 5, but they let him off at 11 am! And he had Saturday and Sunday off too.  Life couldn't get any better.  This called for a party...  So we were beach bums the whole day with some of our friends.  There was tons of food, games and waves.  Madeline was a great girl.  She slept and played as she pleased.  We ended the day with a great BBQ and settled in to wait for the fireworks show down the coast.  What could be more awesome than fireworks on the beach?  Madeline missed her first fireworks as she was snuggled asleep in my arms.  

We are so blessed to live in this country and enjoy the freedoms that we have.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

6 months going on 2

Madeline is 6 months old this week.  She has gotten extra cute but extra whiney too! Just recently she has figured out how to arch her back and kick her legs to throw little fits.  She can turn it on and off whenever she feels like it.  It begins....  Most of the time, though, Madeline is really smiley and friendly. She especially loves her mommy and daddy.  When Matt gets home in the evenings we watch for him out the window and she gets so excited when she sees him. Madeline is enjoying her solid foods, although she likes to take her time to eat.  She is working on sitting up by herself and learning some sign language. Today we had her six month check up.

Height - 25.5" - 50%
Weight - 14lbs 10 oz - 25%

We sure love our little Madeline Marie.  She makes us so happy.