Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Despite Madeline's costume being made for cold weather (she's sweating in it), we are having a great Halloween. We carved pumpkins and dressed up for a church party. Madeline and I were skunks and Matt was an exterminator. Tonight we're making homemade doughnuts. I'm starting to feel the holidays coming!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Obsession with Babies.

My mom came down to visit and brought Madeline a little gift - a baby stroller, baby bottle, and baby blanket. Madeline was in heaven! She LOVES anything to do with baby dolls or real babies. Her other obsession is "Elno" (Elmo) She also started calling my mom "Nanny." I'll be curious to see if she calls Matt's mom that too or if she'll make up another name...

Thanks for visiting, Mom and encouraging Madeline in her love of babies!

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Madeline has started praying. She is really good at keeping her arms folded - not so great at closing her eyes. She likes to peek at everyone and give them cute smiles during the prayer. She also likes to fold her dolls' or stuffed animals' arms before praying. Most recently she has been offering the prayers. It goes something like this:
Me: Thank thee for...
Madeline: Daddy! Mommy! Manny (what she calls herself) Jesus....
And then she finishes with a big "Ma-men!"

It's pretty precious. Especially when someone else is offering the prayer, but she says her own at the same time. She thinks every prayer is her prayer :)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Important Research

You may remember an earlier post about my brother, Brady, who is doing research at the University of Washington Dental school involving pregnancy and oral health. He is finishing up his research and his final paper and wanted to share the video he has created. It is actually quite touching and I even learned a thing or two (and I grew up with a dad as a dentist) :) And my cute niece is the narrator. Check it out:

Monday, October 5, 2009

Madeline See, Madeline Do

I have a BIG "helper" all the time around here. She especially likes helping me get ready in the morning. Usually it involves her sitting on the counter with her feet in the sink, rummaging through my makeup bag while I do my makeup and hair.

I guess she's watched me a little too many times because she knows that the flat iron is for your hair and the little eyeshadow brush goes on your eyes. Girls are just too much fun...