Friday, April 25, 2008

Giggles for Grandmas

A word (or two) about this post:
1. Sorry for all the posts and videos about Madeline, but she is pretty much my life.  I know this is probably not interesting to many of you, but I know it is for  Madeline's grandmas.  So this video is for Grandma Julie and Grandma Annette who can't enjoy her giggles in person. 
2. I look and sound absolutely ridiculous, but that's the only way to get her to laugh. If anybody heard me talking and making up songs all day, they'd think I was crazy.
3. Sorry about the camera angle.  I have to hide the camera from Madeline, because she gets too intrigued with it and won't perform.  I didn't realize you couldn't see half of her face.  When I tried to film her again with a better angle, she wouldn't laugh anymore.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Gallons of Drool

Madeline is growing up everyday.  She is getting stronger...and more of an attitude!  I have been having to keep a bib on her because she is really into chewing on her hands, which means soaking her clothes with saliva.  I can't tell if she's teething or not.  Sometimes her gums seem to bother her and sometimes not.  But she chews on everything and the drool is flowing.  Just look at these pictures.  If you click on the first two pics, you can see it in Matt's hair!  She is having a great time on Daddy's shoulders.

Color Me Mine

When we were in Utah visiting Matt's family, the girls had a little afternoon out. We went to Color Me Mine. If you haven't have to go! You go and pick out a pottery piece and sit and create for as long as you please. They have plates, cups, mugs, and vases. You paint it and they keep it and fire it for you. They have tons of colors, stencils and supplies. I had plans to make a birthday plate for our family, but Madeline was in tow and conveniently needed to be fed while we were there. So I kind of ran out of time and my plate changed, but I was still pleased with it. I'm itching to go again. It was so fun to spend some time with Matt's mom and sisters. Thanks for the great afternoon!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Sets of Four

A) Four Jobs I've had:  1. Dental office-sterilization assistant 2. Residential house cleaner 3. Harpist (ongoing) 4. BYU travel secretary

B) Four People who e-mail me: 1. My mom 2. Matt's mom 3. Matt 4. Baby Ages and Stages

C) Four of my favorite foods: 1. BLTA Croissant (and fries w/ ranch) from Red Robin's 2. Fettucini Alfredo 3. Peanut butter Mood from Jamba Juice 4. Fish Tacos

D) Four places I would rather be right now: 1. Spokane (family) 2. Utah (family) 3. Hawaii (never been) 4. With Matt

E) Four people I think will or I would like to respond: 1. Matt 2. Samantha (my sister-in-law) 3. Mom 4. Sarah (freshman roomie)

F) Four movies I would watch over and over: 1. Remember the Titans 2. Pride and Prejudice 3. Hitch 4. While you were Sleeping

G) Four Places I have lived: 1. Spokane, WA 2. Tempe, AZ  3. Provo, UT 4. La Jolla, CA

H) Four TV Shows I Watch: 1. The Office 2. Project Runway 3. What not to Wear 4. Monk

I) Four websites I visit daily: 1. Blogs 2. Gmail 3. Facebook 4.

J) Four things I always carry with me: 1. Madeline 2. Wallet 3. Cell phone 4. Diaper bag (it has become my purse)

K) Four random facts about me: 1. I've never snow skiied and I grew up in the Northwest  2. I've got to have some kind of chocolate in the house  3. I am the youngest grandchild and Madeline is the 100th great grandchild for Grandma and Grandpa Bates  4. I was named after Mallory on Family Ties

Thanks, Lauren, for the fun post!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Baseball Season

Can you tell who this family roots for? :)

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Silly Madeline is 3 months old!

Madeline is 3 months old tomorrow. She is definitely growing and changing, although she still is a little pipsqueak. People always guess she's about 6 weeks old. She is starting to be so much fun. On several occasions she has had Matt and me giggling like crazy. Madeline loves to see everything that's going on. She loves to be in social settings looking at everything and everyone around her. She also loves to be talked and sung to and is just starting to squeal and laugh.

Matt and I love our little Madeline Marie. I'm so glad she's my little buddy :)