Monday, December 15, 2008


A couple of days ago Madison way playing a counting game online that teaches numbers up to twenty. She was doing very well repeating all the numbers while playing. That night while taking her bath she started counting on her own. It sounded a bit like this: two, three, four, three, four, five, four, three, three, three, three, three, SEVEN!! That was after only half an hour, imagine what she could do with a little more time. Even now as I am writing this Madison is on my lap counting, two, nine, ten, two, nine, ten, two, nine, ten. She is so smart.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

We went to Disneyland on Saturday, I had two comp tickets that were about to expire. Madison loved it. She got to meet all the princesses, and even got a private meet and greet with Aurora and Cinderella. Aurora was one of my really good friends, and was very excited to see us.
We went on Pirates of the Caribbean, which Madison loved. My dare devil girl loved the drops and wanted to do it again.
With Madison and my big belly there wasn't a whole lot to do, but we enjoyed a couple of rides, some shows, and the atmosphere. We were only there for part of the day, but it was fun to go back and see so many friends.

We just started unpacking our christmas things so Madison decided she was going to wear her santa hat.

I had a doctors appointment yesterday, so Madison did not get her normal nap. Around 5:oo she was playing with the dvds and got so tired she fell asleep right where she was. Lucky for her I was cleaning out my room so all my pillows and bedding were right in front of the dvds.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

This last weekend we went up to my parents house to celebrate Thanksgiving. While we were in Victorville I got my dad to take family pictures of us. It has probably been over a year since we have done pictures, and I wanted some of me pregnant. Madison was a little hesitant with such uneven ground, but towards the end she got used to it.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

At the Zoo

If you were almost two and saw this animal what would you think, and do?

How about sticking your hand it its mouth and feeding it?

Madison truly has no fear.

All by my-self

Madison has been trying to be self-sufficient lately. She is constantly finding shirts and putting them on her-self. When she finds mommy or daddy's shirt she dose very well at getting it on properly. However when she gets her hands on one of her own it causes problems.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Trick- or- Treat

For Halloween I made Madison a beautiful Princess. She loved wearing her dress and twirling around. However when it came down to it she would only wear the hat for a few minutes before she wanted it off. It remained a constant struggle all night.

Wayne wanted to dress- up and have fun this year so we went to the costume shop to look around to help get ideas for a costume. He decided to go as Benjamin Franklin. The costumes in the shop were very cheesy looking so we decided I would make the costume. Since I had already made Madison's dress I was pretty confident I could do it. I had never taken on a project this big or extensive, but I was willing to try. Wayne also won second place in the costume contest at work.

I went easy this year. With a big baby belly there is only so much one can do. I found a beautiful witches hat at Target and so my costume began. I bought the black dress and a purple ribbon to tie around and match the hat. I them made the gloves to add some pizazz.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Madison discovered a new hiding spot. She discovered she could climb into the book shelf in our bedroom. Now she is constantly trying to get back in, even though the shelf is being used to hold other items. She will try to pull everything out so she can get in.

Big Helper

Today Madison decided to help daddy clean the kitchen. She pulled the chair over to the counter, found the scrub brush and used the water in a pitcher that was in the sink.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

It's a Boy!!

Yesterday we went in for our ultrasound and found out that we are having a boy. We are so excited.

Cell Phone Dependency

I am always sharing cute stories of what Madison has done, but today you all get to laugh at me.
I am getting so fed up with my dependency on cell phones. I have no clue what my mom and dad's number is, unless I have my cell. I have no clue what my sister, or brothers number, unless I have my cell. Wayne recently got a new phone for work that he now uses and I have no clue what his number is unless I have my cell. I think that is horrible. Ten years ago I could rattle off 20 numbers of friends or family, from memory, and today I know 2: my cell and my home number. That's it. I could tell you the phone number of my best friend, while growing up, but that number no longer belongs to her family. I can remember, from when I was five, calling my dad to come home for lunch, having memorized his work number, but I have no clue what his home number is now.
If that is not bad enough, I now have problems dialing a phone. I had lost my cell last night, but needed it to get a friends number. So today I grabed my house phone and called my cell, but it took me 3 tries. Over and over again I would press the wrong button: the 4 not the 7, the 6 not the 9. It would not be so bad if it was just this once, but it happens every time I try to manually dial a number.
Cell phones make us lazy!!!
Well I hope you got a good laugh at my expence, I know I have.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Independent Toddler

Yesterday Madison came in my bathroom while I was on the toilet and started banging on the shower door. I asked her if she wanted to shower, she said yes. I opened the door so she could climb in, and then I went to get her towel. When I came back the shower door was closed (I had no idea she could do this). I opened the door, took off her pj's, diaper, and the one shoe she had put on, and started the shower. At this point she started waving to me and said bye-bye. I thought it was cute so I started to close the shower door just to see what she would do. Once again she reached up, on to her tip-toes and shut to door. I figured she wanted to shower alone, so I went into my bedroom where I could here her playing, and gave her five minutes to be alone.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Sleeping Babies

I just love sleeping babies. They are peaceful, and just look so sweet no matter what their mood was that day. Madison has an added bonus when she sleeps, she makes me laugh. She has a habit of getting herself into very strange (or cute) positions. It got to the point that I started taking pictures. Some of the cute ones are below.

Refusing to let go of her boombox.

With her foot through the slot (a favorite of hers).

Just finished eating.

Refusing to let go of her bottle.

Using baby as a pillow, and pillow inbetween her legs (like Mommie).

Then a couple of days ago one such incident topped the rest. Madison was tired and cranky and in need of a nap, however she did not want to nap. She was fighting falling asleep standing at the railing of her crib crying. Then it got quiet to I figured she was asleep so I went to check on her. I looked in and she was still standing at the railing, but her eyes were closed. She started moving a little, and I didn't want her to see me so I quickly ducked out waiting for the crying again when it did not come I looked in once more. She was in the same spot, eyes closed. I went in to take another look when I realized she fell asleep standing up. I could not resist the chance for the best sleeping baby picture ever.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

I have been having trouble with my blog these last few days so the next two posts were started a few days ago, however I am only now being able to post them.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

First Day of School

Today Madison had her first day of pre-school.

Swimming Fun

Madison is a true water baby. She loves any and all time she is able to spend in the water. She has no issues jumping in and swimming to whoever is there to catch her. Unfortunately she has no fear, and will also jump in with no one there, so we have to keep a close eye on her near water.

She will actually jump off the steps and swim to you while you are standing a few feet away.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

A new leaf

So I have decided that I need to start posting on my blog more than I have been doing. I normally wait until I have a new cute picture of Madison to post, and I don't take many pictures unless something special is going on. We all know that this does not happen all the time, and lately I have not even been posting the pictures when they do come. I am hoping to now not only post when I have a cute picture to put up, but also when Madison dose those things that are just so cute I have to tell everyone.
With that said I have a cute story. Last night Madison was sitting in my lap and pointing to something she wanted. I looked over, saw her sippy cup and assumed that was what she wanted. "No!" she tells me "hello." I look over again and see my phone. She wanted my phone, which she has appropriately re-named hello.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Camping Fun

For the Labor Day weekend we got together with our friends the Barbours and went camping down in San Mateo. We camped out Sunday night and then went to San Onofre State Beach on Monday.

Madison grabbed the bike helmet and put it on, her friend LT helped by snapping it under her chin. She then did her best to climb up on to the bike, but she needed my help to get all the way up. Once on the bike she tried to pedal, but the seat was way to high for her to be able to make any type of progress.

In true camping tradition we made foil meals for dinner. There was so much food, I thought there was no way I could eat it all. However, the food was so good I could not stop my-self until I had eaten my entire plate.

Madison had her first experience toasting marshmallows. She even managed to get the stick out of Daddy's hands and catch her marshmallow on fire, but Daddy saved it before there was too much damage done.

Madison really enjoyed eating her marshmallow . . .

she made sure every bit was either gone, or on her.