Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Flashback to one year ago....

Time seems to fly these days, unless it comes down to the due date of baby #2. I thought it would be fun to look back at what our life was like one year ago today, give or take a couple days. I was amazed to see how much younger Madelyn looked and how little hair she had. She still doesn't have much hair, but it looks like a lot older compared to last year.

This year she is a very independent toddler that can even tell me, "Toot and Poodle is on a 5:00 Mommy." Yes, my child knows what time her "shows" are on TV or DV as she calls it. Sometimes 30 minutes of quiet time in front of the TV goes a long way when Daddy is traveling or I'm trying to make dinner. I guess I should be making dinner.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Checking her piggys...

Madelyn has a new hobby and a strange one at that.....she checks her pigs and cleans between her toes at all times of the day. Pretty much any time that she thinks about it she stops, pulls her socks off and picks out any toe jam. I found her in the guest bathroom yesterday "washing" her feet with a decorative bar of soap that she found under the sink. All I know is that this little girl has a mind of her own. I can only dream of what we have in store over the next 18 years.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Madelyn giving Layton a valentine.

This year we enjoyed watching the Missouri Tigers beat Nebraska in basketball on a lazy Valentine afternoon. Later that night we went over to our friends the Homm's house for a steak dinner. It was great! No waiting in lines, no Madelyn trying to escape the highchair, just a nice dinner with friends.
Madelyn was with us, but she was busy making eyes at her boyfriend Layton. They both had a great time playing and they did eat some dinner. Madelyn made sure she was around for the best part of the meal-- dessert!

Shelby and I are a week apart with our pregnancies and we decided that we should document the belly growth before they move back to Colorado next month. We will miss our friends greatly, but we are also so excited that they get to move "back home" and closer to family.

Monday, February 09, 2009

Party Weekend

Friday night our birthday party guests from Missouri and Kansas arrived and the weekend of Madelyn the Birthday Princess started. Saturday was the day of the actual party, but the excitement carried over throughout the weekend. We lucked out and all our snow melted and we were able to go outside for a couple walks and a wagon ride up to the park.

Madelyn's friends Bree and Layton came over for the pizza/Blue's Clues birthday party and they all enjoyed playing with her new kitchen. Poppy Joe finished up the kitchen in time to make the trip and it was one of the biggest highlights of opening gifts. We all ate lots of pretend cookies and a little bit of 'roni as in Macaroni and Cheese that was prepared by Chef Madelyn.

Today we are a little tired and trying to get back into a schedule that doesn't involve too much sugar, but we wanted to share some pictures.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Birthday Week Deliveries

Madelyn's second birthday was last weekend but her party is this weekend. She is a lucky girl, she received birthday cards and packages all last week and enjoyed each and every one. In fact, she has a box that she puts all her cards in and she gets them out a few times a day and tells me what is on the card. (ex: kitty cats, balloons, etc.) She has also been talking about who is coming to her party for weeks now!

Poppy Joe and her Great-Aunt Mary and Papa and Grandma Debbie. Unfortunately Grandma Habjan won't be at the party because she is staying around home so Uncle Dominic doesn't throw a wild party. We all understand the importance of that- Sorry Dominic! Grandma Habjan was able to come out in October when we went to pick our pumpkins and she will be staying with us for a while when the new baby is born.

Well, I will try to get around to posting birthday party stuff as soon as all our visitors head out. We have some more cleaning to get done before they get here!