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!