The weather has been SO amazing the last week, we can't help but come up with great reasons to get outside. This afternoon we headed to a pond by our house for Madie to feed the ducks for the very first time. She had so much fun and it was great to see all the families out and about in the neighborhood.
When we got home we decided to take our friends outside for a snack and sunshine
Sunday, February 20, 2011
This weekend MiMi and Granddaddy came for a visit. It was SO much fun and Madie put on quiet a show. She made sure to do every trick in her book - standing up, tumbling all over the place, clapping, clapping, and clapping, dancing, singing, walking behind her stroller, and playing with CoCo. She played so hard she took a 4 hour nap after they left on Sunday! HA!
Saturday, the girls went shopping and Madie got to ride in her very own duck. She LOVED it! I am not sure we will ever be able to just walk past it again.
All tuckered out after a long day shopping with her sweet bunny rabbit MiMi bought her.
Saturday night MiMi and Granddaddy kept Madie so Mike and I could go out to dinner. It was great to go out and while Madie's time was not documented, rumor has it she had a GREAT time with her grandparents. :)
Sunday morning Madie got ready and headed to the grocery store with the boys. She came home with a stuffed doggy that Granddaddy bought her. She LOVES her stuffed animals these days.
Thanks for a great weekend MiMi and Granddaddy - can't wait to do it again. Who knows what I can show off then!!
Posted with love by Cassie at 8:18 PM
Valentine's Day was on a Monday this year we decided to celebrate as a family the weekend before. Good thing we did as Mike and I were in bed on the real day with some sort of stomach bug! No fun! Madie woke up Sunday morning to find her V-Day goodies from Mom and Daddy.
She seemed pretty happy with her loot!
Then we all loaded up and headed out for Madie's first trip to the zoo. We were SO excited. It was absolutely glorious weather, we could not have asked for a better day.
Madie loved the Gorillas the best
We spent a lot of time with ducks too.
Madie even got to ride her very first carousel with her Daddy!
After all day at the Zoo, we had one worn out little girl! She really had fun and was so interested in all the animals. We can't wait to go back! I didn't get many pictures, but had more fun just enjoying Madie and all of her discoveries!
That night before bed, Daddy fixed her hair for her. Good thing he is not in charge in the mornings!!
Posted with love by Cassie at 8:12 PM
Sunday, February 13, 2011
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Sunday, February 6, 2011
Yesterday we got Ms. Madie a castle tent of her very own. I thought she would like it, I was not prepared for how much she LOVES it!
Here she is watching daddy put it together
Is this really mine?
Checking out the windows
This morning Madie quickly went back to her castle. She had her back to me so I wasn't sure what she was up to!
She had swiped my iPhone and booked it into her castle! She had first discovered it last night and actually sent a text or two!
She kept spinning in circles laughing so hard
Oh yeah, this is her castle alright, and she is stockpiling.
Friday, February 4, 2011
Day 4 of being iced in and Madie and I are DONE! We got a little creative today - ha! Uncle Chad, bless his heart, had come over last night to stay with us and stay with Madie so I could go to work today. Well, we woke up to 6 inches of snow so we were grounded again. Madie was SO looking forward to hanging out with Chad today and I could not be more grateful for a brother who was ready and willing to step in for me. And let's face it - I had fun hanging out with my little brother, I think we need more slumber parties.
This is what it looked like out our back window again today.
Thank goodness for CoCo - we have played and played and played with her. Pretty sure she is ready for us to get back to normal too.
We have discovered every nook and cranny worth crawling under in the house
We could see the kiddos sledding down the hill behind our house all day today. Madie has been getting over a cold so there was no way we were going out. SO - we made our own sled and went all over the house. She wanted her baby with her.
Finally when it began to warm up a bit, Madie got to get her first touch of snow. Love these little hands.
Posted with love by Cassie at 6:59 PM
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
What's a girl to do on her very first snow day?
You mean we are staying home all day? Really?
Well, then let's play house.....
And have a snack and watch Sesame Street......
And build an awesome fort.......
And work on my walking skills...............
And build a tunnel to crawl through.....
And tear down the tunnel.......
And play with CoCo........
And have a tea party.........
Now what are we going to do after lunch mom?