Monday, May 23, 2011

How Did We Get So Lucky?

We are quite smitten with this little backyardigan! 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

13 Months! and ROAD TRIP!

Ms. Priss turned 13 months this weekend!  I cannot believe we are already 1+. Mike went on his annual guy's fishing trip so Madie and I packed up and headed to Abilene for some fun with MiMi, Grandaddy and Case.  Madie is SO much fun these days and such a little busy body.  I quite enjoy showing her off. 

Here is Madie with Grandaddy on the back porch glider.  I am a little sentimental about this pic, it is SO sweet.  And it is the same glider that was at my Nana and Granddaddy's house in Monahans.  Things like that are just so priceless. 

 While this may seem like such a sweet bonding moment between Grandaddy and granddaughter.  There is something you should know.  My daddy is a little LOT mischievous and soon enough Madie was trying her first lime.  OK, OK maybe I gave it to her, but I come by it naturally.  Here is her response........

 Watering the flowers with MiMi and Reb

 Saturday we went to the Abilene Zoo.  This zoo is just perfect for Madie right now.  It is just big enough and you can get really close to all the animals.  She LOVED it. 

 We even got Case to come with us!

 This is my ABSOLUTE favorite part of the Abilene Zoo.  You can feed the giraffes.  Madie gave it her cheerios.  (we should have noticed that they were selling special giraffe food but Madie had her own treats to share!)

 All was great until that tongue!  Ha!  Madie scooted away so fast.

 Saturday night MiMi and Grandaddy had a wedding to attend and Case went to his 115th concert that week so Madie and I had some Mommy and me time.  I just love this little girl so much!  She is SO sweet (when she wants to be) and so independent.  Her favorite things to do right now are dance, dance, dance, and give kisses. She even got to try her first Happy Meal and kept saying "mmmmm" about the fries.  Yep, she's mine. 
What a great way to spend a weekend.  Oh, and Mike caught a lot of fish, ate a lot of fish and got really sunburned so I would say he had a pretty great time too.  :)

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mother's Day

This was Madie and I's second Mother's Day!  Wow, did she treat me well this year!

 Here we are this time last year, my how things change!

 I woke up to a fabulous breakfast prepared by Madie and Daddy. What are we going to do today Madie?  I don't know!

 Madie got me a trip to the spa which I could not be more excited about!

 My friend Lynn got Madie this book for mother's day.  I highly recommend it to any working mom. It is great!

 After breakfast and a nap, we decided to head out to Mayfest.  We were so lucky to have MiMi and Granddaddy meet us there!

Here is Madie trying to talk Granddaddy into riding the ponies!  Oh she is a fine negotiator. She almost had him, if the sign hadn't said 3 and up she would have been on that pony!

Here is Madie in the petting zoo with MiMi.  She is super fortunate to have a MiMi willing to grab every animal and show it to her! Ha!

MiMi, Momma and Madie.  My favorite girls! 

 Daddy found Madie a great spot under a big tree close to the band.  Perfect to spread out our blanket and enjoy the festival.

 This picture doesn't do it justice, but Madie did A LOT of dancing.  Her new favorite pastime.

 MiMi shared her corn with Madie.  She kept saying "mmmmmmm"!  Sorry MiMi - you just thought that was your lunch!

 Dancing with Granddaddy

 It was pretty hot so Madie and MiMi hit the water area.  You could walk around on this grate and it would squirt water.  All was going well until this photo! Ha!  Priceless.
Thanks for coming and sharing Mother's Day with us MiMi and Granddaddy!  Not a single day goes by that I don't thank God that I am Madie's momma.  Mother's day has a whole new meaning to me now.  An unwavering admiration for my sweet momma and an unwavering love and hope for my sweet Madie. I can think of no better way to spend the day than with the two of them.  I am truly blessed.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Fun in the Sun

Finding a way to get soaking wet with its 90+ outside is always a good idea.........

 I think Madie agrees!
 Sharing cupcake frozen yogurt with Mom.  Mmmmmmm!
Have a great weekend!