Monday, December 22, 2008

Maddy's visit with Santa

A couple of weeks ago, Maddy got to meet Santa for the first time. Our HOA in our neighborhood had a Santa at one of our parks and my mom & I took her to meet him. He was a great Santa--the beard was even real! She surprisingly didn't seem to be scared of him--she was just real serious and even smiled in two of the pictures! Can't ask for anything better than that. We had Maddy's one year check-up at the doctor last week and she was 17 lb 10 oz and 28 3/4 inches. We are having to increase her fat & food intake to put some weight on her--doctor is concerned about how little weight she has gained (I swear if only she could switch places with me and give me that problem and I could give her my ability to gain weight!). She definitely has an appetite, I just think she is so active that she burns right through all the calories she eats. Doctor has ordered she gets to eat ice cream after meals (really mean huh?) and she gets to eat cheese & fatty foods. She is doing great and eating up a storm so hopefully she starts to pack on the weight. Her height is about 50-60 percentile so she is definitely growing, just a little petite thing. I need to see if I can find the pics from her birthday--I think we mostly took video of her eating her cake. I'll try and figure out how to upload a video of it onto here for you all to see.

Monday, December 1, 2008

One Year Pictures

Since we haven't ever had Maddy's pictures done we thought what better time than for her one year birthday (which is this Sunday btw--WOW!) We took her to a portrait studio near the mall and had both Christmas and regular pictures made. She was quite the trooper--they made us wait forever and if you have ever been around an almost one year old--it is really hard to keep them occupied & happy! She was great though--she even smiled for us several times! The picture with the duck below is her duck that sings the chicken dance--we used that to get her to laugh but then she got mad and had to have it for herself--which is how it ended up in one of the pictures. She is getting so big! She is standing and walking on her own with her little walker--she'll be walking in no time at all! She ate turkey, stuffing, corn casserole, mashed potatoes & cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving (not big portions mind you, just a "taste") Her favorite was the corn casserole I'd have to say. We took her to Walmart yesterday to go grocery shopping and she was in "awe" at all the Christmas decorations--she just had her mouth open and looked around at all the lights & characters. Oh to be a year old again and have everything be new! I can't believe her birthday is this Sunday--we are having a small get together--I'll be sure and post pics when we get them done that day. Wish everyone who lives far away could be here for this day! Well, here are Maddy's pics...enjoy!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Maddy's First Halloween!!!

Maddy got to visit the pumpkin patch last weekend and pick out some pumpkins...she didn't seem too thrilled with it all. She got this real serious look on her face the whole time we were there....I put two pics down below of her. Also, I was bad mommy...I didn't get her a Halloween costume this year because I figured she wouldn't know any different and she would just pull it off anyways. I know, I know...bad mommy! So she wore her Halloween outfit that Grandma Cathy bought for her...she still looked pretty cute and got to participate in the Halloween parade at daycare. Just thought I would share what a scrooge street we live on...I went to Target and bought all this candy anticipating tons of trick or treaters--we didn't even get one!!! So if anyone wants any candy...come over to my house! Here's a couple of pics...enjoy!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

September & October Catch-Up

Since I have been so bad about posting I thought I would do a quick catch-up on our last two months. At the beginning of September we went to CA to visit family for a little over a week. When we got back Maddy had her 9 month appt. and she weighed 16 lb 7 oz (10th percentile) and was 27 3/4 inches long (50th percentile). Doctor said she was extremely healthy...just have a skinny little girl! Maddy has gotten her two bottom teeth in and is now getting her top four teeth in all at once (makes for little sleep for mommy & daddy). She is standing ALL the time now, she can crawl but prefers to scoot and do her land swim maneuver. She can shake her head no, clap her hands, and wave bye all on command. I can't believe how much she is growing...getting cuter every day. Here are a bunch of pics...enjoy!!!

Eating in my borrowed high chair

Me & Mommy

Playing in my bathtub at Grandpa's house

Grandpa & Maddy
Playing with measuring cups on Uncle Kris
A visit to Great Grandma Mirabell

On the bus in Santa Barbara
On the pier in Santa Barbara

Only the most amazing thing ever:

A rat on a cat on a dog

At Hearst Castle
Hearst Castle again
Squealing while mommy holds me

Getting a bath in the RV sink

Camping Maddy

Laughing while daddy carries me to the beach

10 Month old Maddy...standing!!!

Waving at mommy

Swinging on the swings with mommy

Check out my two bottom teeth (I have 4 top ones coming in too!) The 1200 lb pig at the fair
Maddy at the Texas State Fair

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Catch-Up Time

I know, I know...I have been really bad for the past month and a posts. I'll do a quick summary to catch every one up on what has been going on. At the end of July Madison had her first plane trip to go to Washington to see my family. She did wonderful on both the ride up and back. Two days after we got back Maddy cut her first tooth! Soon after came another tooth so she has her two bottom front teeth that are about halfway grown out now, and I think she is getting two or three more teeth from all the drooling and chewing she is doing. She also has begun to stand while holding on to things--they are even helping her "walk" with a walker at daycare. It was the funniest thing the first time I saw Maddy stand she was in her crib playing and I was folding laundry on her floor. I look up and see Maddy holding on to the railing smiling over at me...boy was I surprised! She is just getting more and more fun every day that passes. Here are some pics and I promise I will post more often!

Sleeping on daddy

Ready for bed

Four Generations

Mischevious Maddy

Sitting up on her own now

Look at those big eyes

Great Grandma and Maddy