Friday, December 4, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving (only a week late)! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday - I know we did! We spent lots of time with family, did some Black Friday shopping, and enjoyed having some time away from work (at least for me.) Mady seemed to really enjoy Turkey Day this year, especially the food! Some of her favorites were turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and of course pumpkin pie! I think Daddy was pretty excited about that one!
Here are some new pics of Mady from the past couple of weeks!
Mady with her cousin Hailey - they have so much fun together!

Mady dusting off her high chair - here lately she has been using a booster seat like a big girl!

Mady concentrating very hard on the puzzle - she looks just like her Mommy in this picture!

Jeremy posing with our very first turkey - it turned out wonderfully!!

Mommy and Mady being silly together :)

Mady showing off her holiday clothes from Gigi - she looks like a little snow bunny!

Sleepy Mady - she loves to be on her belly.

Silly Mady - I think she looks just like Jeremy in this one!
The next few weeks will be pretty busy at our house, Jeremy is working a lot and it seems like we have lots to do all the time. We are hoping to get Mady in to see Santa sometime very soon, hopefully she'll enjoy it and not shed too many tears!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Halloween was a lot more fun this year - Mady actually enjoyed her costume and really liked getting treats from everyone! We spent Halloween walking around with Ava, Aunt Stacey, and Uncle Travis in their neighborhood. Let me just say - those people go all out! We can't wait for next year!
My little Ladybug came and visited me at work!
Ava, Mady, and their Gigi before going out Trick or Treating.
Aren't they adorable?
Along with Trick or Treating, Mady also got her first experience of pumpkin carving with Daddy. They both had a great time - Jeremy loved carving the face and Mady loved eating the insides of the pumpkin!

Here is Jeremy admiring his work!
Mady was very excited!
She liked squishing the insides with her hands!
The final product - our scary pumpkin and Mady's cute baby pumpkin!
Stay away from my pumpkin!
Jeremy and I are really looking forward to celebrating the holidays in our new home - I even have him convinced to hang lights on the outside of the house :)

Monday, November 9, 2009

Cuteness overload!

We had some family pictures taken recently and let me just say that I'm in love :) Here's a sneak peek:

Friday, October 23, 2009

Pumpkin patch

This past weekend we took Mady to the pumpkin patch up in Weston. The Red Barn Farm is known for its pumpkins, baby animals, and amazing sweet potato butter. We had a great time, the weather was gorgeous, and we got there right before the crowds hit. We splurged and took the tractor hayride out to the pumpkin patch. It was a very cool sight, coming up over the hill and seeing the bright orange pumpkins everywhere!

Mady was very interested in the baby pumpkins, they were just her size!!

One wasn't enough for her!
She needed one for each hand!

In the end we got one big one for carving and
one small one for Mady to play with.

I know I promised this post would be up sooner this week, but poor Mady has been sick. She came down with a high fever on Tuesday and then Wednesday started vomiting. We decided to get her checked out by the doctor just to rule out the flu or H1N1. It turns out she had neither, but instead she got the infamous Hand, Foot, Mouth disease. Luckily it was just a mild case and after spending the last few days at home you wouldn't even know she was sick!

The good news is that she's doing so much better, the bad news is that we have to miss the RB Halloween party this weekend. Maybe next year!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Lots of pictures

I haven't been a good blogger lately :( Between moving, unpacking, and just being plain busy I really haven't had much time to update. Here are some pictures to make up for my slacking!

Mady's new room

Mady at Ava's birthday party

The birthday girl!! I can't believe she is three!!!

Madelynn and Ava as flower girls

I have another post coming tomorrow - stay tuned!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

We've been busy.......

I apologize for the lack of posts lately. We have been very busy.....looking for a house!! We finally found one that we both love and are set to close on 9/21! Both Jeremy and I are super excited to be in our first home and of course for Mady to have a yard to play in!

Miss Mady is doing so many new things, walking being the biggest milestone. She is still somewhat unsure of herself and prefers holding onto your hand, but everyday she gets better and more confident and I'm sure its only a matter of time before we are chasing after her.

She is also learning new words everyday - the latest this week being "no" and "stop". I wonder where she learned that from?! Here is our little firecracker from the 4th of July. Her bow lasted about 2 minutes before she was taking it out.
Mady also enjoys playing with Mommy's purses. She had a Coach diaper bag, but she has now moved up to Mommy's hobo bag. She loves to wear the bags around her neck and crawl around the house. Her favorite bag right now is the LV wristlet that Ivy got me for my birthday. Its just her size!!
A couple of weeks ago we spent some time hanging out at Pappy's pool. The water was a bit cold for Mady, but she enjoyed walking around the deck and getting into trouble.

Right now we are without Internet at the house, we got rid of Time Warner Cable and will be getting U-verse set up when we move in!! It makes it harder to update the blog, but I promise to try and get a few more pictures up this week!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Take me out to the ball game....

This past weekend Mady had her first trip to the ball park. Our hometown boys were playing the St. Louis Cardinals which just so happen to be Daddy's favorite team. We decided to make it a family event and had a great time!!

At first Mady thought the Boys in Blue were very fascinating.

But then nap time caught up with her.
She had lots of fun riding the carousel with her Gigi.

A family divided!
Lots more pictures to come!