Thursday, March 26, 2009

Madsen Cycles

I just love these bikes. Someday I'd like to have one. My brother and brother-in-law have worked on the website and it's really cool too. Check it out. Wouldn't this be awesome to haul your kids around, ride around the beach, go get your groceries and be stylish, too!
Check out the website Here.

Sunday, March 15, 2009


Ok, sorry Grandma 'Nette and Grandma Julie and Madeline's aunties. Things have been a little crazy around here not to mention contaminated since the flu bug hit all three of us pretty hard. But Madeline has been learning a lot of new things. A few of these videos are a few weeks old, but I wanted to update you anyway because we think she's pretty darn cute and can't get enough of her at this age (except for the picky eating and tantrums) :)

Finally! I think it took her a while to get the balance thing because she's always carrying her baby around. My favorite part of this video is when she falls, she gets frustrated at herself!

Madeline is obsessed with "birdies" When she hears them chirping outside, she'll run to the sliding glass door and press her face against it to try to see them. We spend many afternoons laying on our backs on the grass watching the birdies fly above us. She especially loves the aviaries at the San Diego Zoo.

It's hard to get Madeline to perform on command, but here are a few of the body parts she has learned to point to. Her first word (besides Dadda) was "duck" She has to have all four of her rubber duckies in the tub with her when she takes a bath. The other word she has started saying is "again" which I'm sure will become tiring after awhile :)

She still loves her books. I often find her in a corner with several board books sprawled out in front of her. She has recently become interested in pointing to the objects on the page, asking what they are. I can tell she's on the verge of starting to repeat every word we say.

Ok, do you think I posted enough videos?  I think this post should excuse me from posting for a while! 

Monday, March 2, 2009


While I was visiting Spokane, my mom helped me with a couple of sewing projects.  I really love Amy Butler fabrics and wanted to make Madeline and me dresses.  It was a lot of fun, but my dress turned out to be harder than expected.  Good thing my mom is such a pro at sewing!  It was really fun to spend time with my mom and sisters and come home with two fun dresses!  Thanks, Mom! 
note: Madeline does love her dress, it's just that on Sundays she misses one of her naps and as a result is extremely tired and grumpy by the time dinner rolls around...hence the crying and me looking so tired!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Happy Birthday, Matt

Happy Birthday to one smart, kind, caring, hard-working, very handsome and incredibly funny guy. I'm so glad I get to share life with you.  I feel like one lucky girl.  I love you!