Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Happy 2nd Birthday Madison!!!

Wow..I can't believe I am saying it but my baby is 2! It really doesn't seem that long ago that she was a tiny baby. Madison is such a sweet and loving baby who has her daddy's stubbornness. We are so grateful to have her in our family as she really brings so much joy in our house. Here are a few pictures to see how much she has changed over the past 2 years. Lets just all hope she gets some more hair in 2008! :o)




Here are some pictues of her Ladybug Party!!!

Here are the ladybug cupcakes that I made.

Skyler and Madison on Madison's birthday table from my mom.

Madsion in the moonwalk

Madison, Skyler, cousin Donald, and friend Allison
In the moonwalk

Singing happy birthday to Madison.

Madison (in her birthday suit), Skyler and friend Logan eating cupcakes

Monday, January 21, 2008

Boys and their TOYS!!!

My husband decided he needed another toy so he got a 1978 Scout! He loves it!!! He is not sure what all hewants to do with it yet but he has a few options...make it a full on mudding vehicle or just a street vehicle, something neat to go to the beach in and such. It has the tires for the beach and the roof comes off, so that is pretty cool. My dad went with him to pick it up on Saturday and he got that "bug" too. When they pulled up he said "I want one" and on his way home he saw a 1988 Suzuki Samurai for sale and he bought it. (it looks like a jeep). Sunday morning it was like Christmas for the 2 of them they could not wait to get up and tinker with their new toys even though it was freezing outside!!! Here are some pics.




And a cute one of Madison!

Sunday, January 6, 2008

T-R-O-U-B-L-E

Madison is ALWAYS into something. If she is quiet then she is probably doing something she should not be. Last night I busted her digging in my plant and throwing dirt on the floor and today when I was doing laundry I had all my towels on the floor folded and left the room for a minute, I came back to no towels??? And no Madison??? After looking for her I discovered she had helped me "so much" by taking them and throwing all of them in the bath tub...oh and there is more...she TURNED ON the water! Filling up the tub and soaking about 10 towels. Daddy thought it was funny but I did not see much humor in it. Then while getting on to her and telling her no no that is bad...she looks at me all sweet and says "I lu you". What I want to know is, who taught her that saying I love you would get you out of trouble! ?


Friday, January 4, 2008

Christmas 2007

Well, Christmas 2007 has come and gone and all is getting back to normal. When you have children the holidays, especially Christmas are so much more enjoyable. I love watching my girls visit with family, play with their cousins, open their gifts and just truly enjoy childhood. Honestly, all that I really hope for these days is that Skyler and Madison have a healthy & happy childhood. I am so grateful to have such a wonderful marriage and family. Schuyler, I love you and look forward to many more years with you!!!
Skyler is really starting to understand the meaning of Christmas but we are still working on being grateful for gifts, even the ones that aren't so great! :o) It is hard to teach your 5 year old that...well, bluntly put...to lie when asked if she liked the gift when she really did not. We all got those gifts as children that we didn't really like! So I am now faced with the challenge of teaching her to be grateful for all gifts as it was not the gift itself that you appreciate but that the person loves you enough to give you something. Teaching this to a 5 year old is not easy...thinking of the right words before you reply to questions is not easy, but hey, that is parenting right? My children didn't come with owners manuals and if anyone has an extra copy, please send me one. :o) But, other than that she had a GREAT Christmas. The highlight of her gifts was her computer from Santa. She loves it! Pretty soon babies will be issued laptops on their way out of the hospital from birth. :o)
Madison on the other hand loved everything! The highlight of her gifts I would say was her Dora toddler 4-wheeler. She sits on it pushes the button and goes everywhere...well, until she hits the wall or a tree or the bushes. She doesn't know she is supposed to turn. I guess that will come with time. Madison is such a sweet and loving baby that is growing up so fast. I can't believe she will be 2 at the end of this month!!!

Here are some pictures.

My mother-n-law got me tickets to take Skyler to see the Nutcracker and she loved it. She made a friend before hand. She left the show dancing and wanting to be a ballerina when she grows up. Thank you Lynn for the wonderful gift!

Isn't this the face of total excitement? Skyler and daddy got remote control trucks and she was so excited! See my grandma in her Christmas zebra print blouse? She is so hip!


Madison with her Santa hat cheesing BIG TIME!

Skyler and Schuyler on Christmas day. Not the best pic of dad but doesn't Skyler look so grown up? I think she looks so much older than 5 in this picture.

Madison and her 4-wheeler. She was so funny on that thing.

The girls int he back yard testing out their new toys!. Thank goodness for the fence or Madison would have ended up in the lake on that thing.




The girls looking at their Santa gifts Christmas morning...(well before daylight!!!)
These are the penguins that my sister Tammy made. Cream cheese, olives, carrots and toothpicks. Aren't they cute?

We wish everyone and Merry Christmas and
a Wonderful New Year!