Here’s What I Have to Say:

Here’s What I Have to Say:

Baby Playdate

The other day I went to visit a friend from my old job who just had a baby. Maddie was quite fascinated by baby Joslyn! They are definitely bound to be great friends! Maddie really wanted to eat her. I’ll pretend she meant to kiss her instead of eat her! Welcome to the world baby Josyln and congrats to Danel and Darren! ...

Cereal

We started giving Maddie cereal the other day. It went very well! Here is a long video of the first attempt. About 6 minutes in, she starts coughing, then sneezes and hits herself in the face with the spoon. Am I a terrible mother for laughing at that? The second day was an even bigger hit. She kept grabbing the spoon and helping put it in her mouth. She just couldn’t get enough! Of course, I didn’t get a video... Read More Read More ...

Taggies

Chuck’s mom is fabulous at sewing. She asked me to keep my eye open for ideas for her to make things for Maddie. I suggested a Taggies blanket. Maddie is obsessed with tags on her toys. So Linda made these for her. This little one has bells inside. Which made me want to try making one. This is how mine turned out. I actually made an identical one to the one above for a friend, then thought it was so... Read More Read More ...

Giggles

Here’s a video of Maddie laughing the other day. She was sitting on Chuck’s lap and he was holding out the video camera. I was just leaning towards her and she kept cracking up. I love her laugh! ...

Maddie likes daddy’s computer

Now that Maddie is rolling all over the place, we need to start baby proofing. But really, what’s the harm in her learning about computers early? In this next picture, do you see all these toys behind her? Yet she insists on going right to the laptop. This one was just taken today. ...

Mojito Cookies

I was going to a neighborhood BBQ and I was hankering to bake something new. Then I came across this recipe. It was the strangest, yummiest cookie. It was so unique and such a  hit. I thought it would be a fun summer cookie. You’ll need: package of sugar cookie mix 1 package lime jello 1 egg 1 stick of butter 1/2 tsp peppermint extract 1/4 tsp rum extract 1 Tbsp sugar Mix the sugar cookie mix and 3/4 of... Read More Read More ...

Chuck builds things

Chuck is a builder. He can build anything! He is currently building us a porch/deck in the back yard. Here is a rendering of what it will look like when it’s done. The porch will be screened in and the grill will be on the deck. We will also replace the window in the porch with a sliding door at some point. It is looking amazing so far! Chuck did a fabulous job laying all the deck boards. We have... Read More Read More ...

Oatmeal Cranberry White Chocolate Chunk Cookies

I found the most delicious cookie recipe online. It has easily become my favorite cookie and I would eat the entire batch! The only change I made was to add a teaspoon of vanilla. But they are really easy. No harder than any other cookies you would make. Here are some pictures I took. Put everything into a bowl and mix together. Spoon onto cookie sheet. Bake. Put on cooling rack and eat. They are so chunky and full of... Read More Read More ...

Swim Baby, Swim

Maddie and I have gone to my mom’s house a couple times to go swimming. This video was from a couple weeks ago when we were there swimming. Maddie LOVES the water. We were there again today, and she was even more active than she is in this video. It’s so fun to watch her go. She never stops moving! ...

I actually grew things….

A while back, I posted about a little garden I was planting. I started with some seeds. You can read about it HERE. Then Chuck cut out grass in an area of our yard and made way for my garden. We decided to make it a nice shape in case I hated gardening, the area could be turned into landscaping. I planted my seeds and hoped that some of them would take. They did. Then, what felt like over night,... Read More Read More ...

5 Months Old

How did my baby get to be 5 months old already? Where does the time go? I think I this same thing every month. I am sure, as a parent, you never really stop feeling this way and wondering how your kids grew up so fast! Maddie is a rolling machine. Last month I said she was rolling over. Now she rolls across the room and back. She doesn’t want to sit on her own. I think it’s because she... Read More Read More ...

Long time no bloggy

It’s been a long time since I have posted on here. I think I am saying this a lot these days. ๐Ÿ™‚ Maddie has been keeping me busy. She is rolling all over the place and I think she’s getting close to getting a tooth, so nap time has been thrown way off and she’s just been a bit cranky. Some days I wonder why I don’t get more done. But then I remember I am rescuing Maddie when she... Read More Read More ...

HIYA!

My mom took this picture of Maddie last week when she was over. Maddie has learned she has hands AND feet! I love this picture. It cracks me up! ...

4 Months Old

I’m a little late posting this. Time just got away from me. My little peanut is growing up so fast. On the 16th, she was 4 months old already. She has learned so much in the last month. She rolls over.lots! She has been doing great sleeping. Since she started rolling over, we had to take her out of her Woombie. She would sleep like a champion in this thing. So it took us a little while to get her... Read More Read More ...

Silly Girl

I was looking through my phone and found some silly pictures of Maddie that I thought I would share. (With Maddie captions.) I found my feet AND my pacifier! I could play with my feet all day! Umyou’re upside down. How did that happen? (Or maybe mom just didn’t flip the picture.) Yeah, I’m cute. I know it! Look Ma! I roll over now! This bar is kind of in my way. I have absolutely no idea how I ended... Read More Read More ...

What a difference a year makes

Last year on Memorial weekend I found out I was pregnant. I was reminiscing about it last weekend over Memorial Day. I remember taking that first test and how nervous I was. And how I wanted to take a dozen more just to check, but I was also scared that they might not show the same result. I remember going to a friends’ house for dinner the day I took my first pregnancy test and coming up with excuses as... Read More Read More ...

3 month professional pictures

My wonderful brother came over to take some updated pictures of Maddie. He sent me a few preview pictures. I had to share them! There are more to come! I love that my brother likes taking pictures of her! We did find that pictures are a little more challenging when she doesn’t sit still anymore and has a mind of her own! ๐Ÿ™‚ If you like Adam’s pictures, visit his website: NorlingImages.com ...

Baby Class Meet-up

Last weekend we got together with the people from our baby class and their babies. Maddie is the youngest in the group. It was really fun to see the moms and dads, hear their stories and meet all their babies. All the babies are within a couple months of each other and they all have their own little personalities. It’s so cute! We put all the babies in a circle and took their pictures. The boys were not impressed. Maddie... Read More Read More ...

3 Months Old

My baby is 3 months old already. Where did the time go? She’s getting more fun each day. She is learning how to play with toys, she puts her hands, toys, bibs, burp rags, my fingersanything she can find into her mouth. Maddie is smiling more and more and has been sleeping like a champ. It’s fun to see more personality out of her. We got together with our baby class and met all their babies. I loved seeing how... Read More Read More ...

I’m so mean….

I found this funny app for my iPad that lets me add funny things to pictures. I thought this picture of Maddie would be fun to play with. ๐Ÿ™‚ I couldn’t help but laugh when I was done. Does this make me a bad parent to laugh at my child? ๐Ÿ™‚ ...