Here’s What I Have to Say:

Here’s What I Have to Say:

2012

First, I have to say a VERY happy birthday to my wonderful husband! He is the best and I would be lost without him. Here’s to being “old like me,” Chuck! Love you! I have some “resolutions” for this year. I hate calling them resolutions, though. They are more like things I want to accomplish or get done this year. These are in no particular order. 1. Lose a couple pounds. I have a couple pounds I would like to... Read More Read More ...

Sleepy Girl

Yesterday we drove home from Chuck’s mom’s house and Maddie fell asleep in the car. Here is a picture of her sleeping in the car. I love that her hand is in the air and her lips are all puckered. ...

A Cute Picture

My mom took this picture of Maddie when we were at her house Christmas morning. I have it has my phone background. I just want to hug her and kiss that little face! ...

Dewalt Dust Buster

The week before Christmas, Chuck and I were out running some errands. I told him I really wanted a new dust buster. With Maddie eating at her high chair and having a tendency to make a mess, I knew I wanted a new one. I had a Dyson one that I haven’t used in a couple years, but the battery was shot and I would need to buy a new battery for it. Since the battery never lasted very long... Read More Read More ...

Poor Baby

The last few days, Maddie has had a little cold. We had Christmas with my dad and step-mom yesterday and Maddie was happy and having a grand ole time. I put her down for her afternoon nap. When she woke up, (actually, she just kept sleeping so I woke her up at 5:15later than she normally sleeps) she had a “barky” cough, but she seemed pretty happy. After I took her downstairs to play, I could hear her little voice... Read More Read More ...

Samsunggy

My fabulous husband has outdone himself yet again! He surprised me with a new laptop for Christmas! I was so surprised! I wasn’t expecting it at all. The title for this is because that is what I named my computer. I am a dork, I know.   I love my new toy and have been playing with it non-stop. Well, non-stop being when I am not playing with Maddie. I hope all of you had a wonderful holiday and got... Read More Read More ...

Thirty-One

I have been a little obsessed with Thirty-One bags lately. I had a party a few months ago and ended up getting a lot of the things I wanted. I use them all the time. I have one bag that I use for Maddie’s library books. She likes to take all the books out and look at them. When she has had enough of the books, she will take the bag and carry it around the roomusually after she has... Read More Read More ...

Christmas #1 & #2

First of all.MERRY CHRISTMAS! Friday night, we had our first Christmas celebration. We had my mom, step-dad, my brothers and my brother’s fiancé. This year we decided that we wouldn’t get gifts for the adults. My mom didn’t really follow the rule, but we were all very happy! Here’s what our tree looked like with all the presents under it! Wow, right?! Before everyone got there, I decided to make some sugar cookies. I am not sure how I fit... Read More Read More ...

Straws

Maddie learned a new skill last week. She learned how to drink out of a straw. It is so nice! Maddie never liked the bottle after I stopped nursing, so she has been drinking out of a cup that we have had to hold for her. Last week we tried giving her a cup with a straw and she figured it out right away! Now I can just give her the cup and she walks around with it and drinks... Read More Read More ...

Newspaper

Last weekend we let Maddie go nuts with the ads from the newspaper. She had so much fun tearing them apart. It was a great trial run for opening presents! (I’ll write lots more about that soon!) ...

My Annibirthary…Belated

Since I am finally starting to catch up on some blog posts, I thought I should write about my birthdayand Anniversary. We didn’t do anything for our anniversary. We did get ourselves a new tv, though. We got one to mount over the fireplace. I love it and I am so glad that we decided to do it. At first we thought it was going to be too high, but now that it is there, I love it! Here’s a... Read More Read More ...

Another Fun Play Date

A couple weeks ago, Maddie and I went to our friends’ house to hang out. Our daughters are just a couple weeks apart. And now that they are both walking, we thought it would be fun to watch them waddle around together. My friend, Trisha, already wrote about our play date. But I thought I would steal her pictures (since I didn’t take any) and post them over here. Thanks for the pictures, Trisha! The girls played so well together.... Read More Read More ...

Daycare & Jury Duty

I got summoned for jury duty for two weeks starting December 12th. Microsoft has a back up daycare service we were able to utilize. So I took Maddy to daycare last week Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. She had a great time! She didn’t really nap, but the teachers said she was so good and played the whole day. Even though I didn’t have to go in for jury duty until Wednesday, we thought it would be good for her to... Read More Read More ...

Video Dump

I have a number of videos I have taken of Maddy, but I haven’t posted them yet. So here we go! Maddie shakes her head “no” all the time. This is a short video of her doing it. It looks so funny when she does it because her eyes don’t move at the same time. And she puts her head down. It’s just so funny. Here she is walking around. This was a couple weeks ago, but she wouldn’t let... Read More Read More ...

10 Months Old

Can it be? My little baby is 10 months old already! I think she is growing up too fast! She really seems to be getting more independent each day and it cracks me up to see all the funny things she has been doing! Maddie (or Maddy.I can’t decide) has gotten 4 more teeth this month. the front four teeth on the top have all poked through. She is going to look so different with more teeth! And with those... Read More Read More ...

Maddie vs. Maddy

Ok.I have had this on my mind for a while. I can’t decide which way I want to spell Ms. Madeline’s nick-name. She really doesn’t care. And it IS just her nick-name so it shouldn’t matter at all. Currently, I have been using “Maddie”. That is what is on all your Christmas cards that went out! And obviously all of the posts I have written about her. But I have been really liking the look of Maddy. Especially when put... Read More Read More ...

Wine Bottles To Vases

I have been spending lots of time on Pinterest. (If you haven’t been there yetbe prepared to be addicted.) I saw wine bottles that were spray painted and then used as vases on there. So I knew I had to give it a try. I got a couple bottles from my neighbors and sprayed the heck out of them. Then I got some cheap fillers for the bottles/vases and now I have myself some nice decorations upstairs on our built... Read More Read More ...

New Entryway Table

I have been wanting a new table in the entryway for a while. So I did some looking around and was surprised tables were so expensive. After some more looking, I realized I could get a bookshelf that would serve the same purpose and was cheaper than a table for some reason. I think it fits well in the space. I am quite happy with it! What do you think? I have one other little decorating thing I have done... Read More Read More ...

9 Months Old

Maddie turns 9 months old today! What a big girl! She is turning into the sweetest little person ever! I just love her. Her 9 month doctor’s appointment is tomorrow, so I’ll update with some stats tomorrow. (Beware.this is going to be long!) She is busy busy busy and has learned lots of new things this month. She does a lot of repetition of things. She really likes to put things into cups, bins, anything really. She puts a toy... Read More Read More ...

New Do!

I got my hair cut today! I am pretty excited about it! ...