Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Happy Halloween




I know...it's not Halloween yet, but last weekend we had our church party, so we got all dressed up. My sister-in-law, Jennifer got Madeline this darling witch's costume and Grandma Julie made a hat to match. Thanks Jen and Mom...she looked absolutely darling. She does look a little sleepy..though..she was running around with me trying to set up for the party. Matt is Cousin Mose from "The Office." I think he looked great! And I just needed something so I got a cool wig and a witch's hat just to be festive. It was funny because nobody recognized me..hmmm...maybe I should wear the wig more often! :)

Friday, October 24, 2008

Madeline's Cure-all


It's really funny to watch Madeline getting more particular about things.  She's become an expert at a very high-pitched whine.  She knows what she wants and what she doesn't....

She loves music.  You can hear her singing quite frequently.  I have recently noticed that the song "popcorn popping" and all of  its hand movements will make her snap out of any of her "moments".  This includes any whining, twisting and turning while changing a diaper, protesting to getting dressed, spitting out her baby food, and crying in the back seat.  She forgets what she's doing and immediately get's wide-eyed and tries to move her hands to the motions.  

A close second is the book "Jamberry" by Bruce Degen.  She loves all books, but seems especially enamored with this one which is weird because it doesn't have any "lift the flaps" or "touch and feel" - just silly rhymes and lots of pictures of berries.

I'm so glad Madeline loves books and songs -  I just never imagined they'd help me keep my sanity!


Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I'm going to get you!

Madeline's favorite game to play with her daddy:

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Monday, October 6, 2008

My little "helper"

Cousins




Madeline was SO happy to have her cousins down to play this weekend. 

Friday, October 3, 2008

nine whole months






nine months old. can you believe it? crawling. getting into everything. very attached to her momma. no teeth yet. loves computers, cords, eyelashes, toes & tags. 16lbs 13oz. happy girl...except when sleepy. curious. smart. giggly. loves to go places with daddy. prefers being outside.  likes to sing and jabber.  waves bye-bye. gives slobbery kisses.  social butterfly. we love you, madeline.