Monday, October 27, 2014

Happy Monday everyone! So far this week is off to a great start. I've been feeling more energized lately and as a result, things have been so much easier to get done around the house. I also didn't realize how quickly the month of October has been flying by. It's so hard to believe it's almost November already. I'm starting to get so excited for my ultrasound next week too! Hopefully this little one will cooperate so we can find out the gender! 
Anyways, Madelyn has been as sweet as ever this past week. She woke me up early one morning by gently stroking my hair and telling me how beautiful I looked in my pajamas. Ha! That sure helped me get out of bed smiling. 

We also brought Madelyn to get her first Library card! She was super excited to pick out some books. All-together we had about twenty five of them including a Christmas book she just had to take home with her. 
Here she is looking through some of the Library books and showing off her new card too. 

We also took a couple photos on our way to the Library. 

Later on, we went over to Grandpa Lee and Ann's house to visit. Madelyn had so much fun she didn't want to leave. She told us we could just go home and leave her there for the night. We still managed to get her home but it wasn't without a struggle. She sure has fun with Grandpa Lee and Ann! 

Then yesterday, we took Madelyn trick or treating at the mall. She was so excited to see all of her goodies. When we got back home she looked through her candy and said, "Wow mom and dad! I got hundreds of candies in my bucket! That's so cool." She really only had about ten pieces of candy and a few stickers but I'm glad she was satisfied. I'll have to get some better pictures of her all dressed up as Dorothy but here's what we got so far. 

I hope everyone has a great week! 

Monday, October 20, 2014

Fall is such a beautiful time of year and we've been enjoying every minute of it.
We took Madelyn up to the top of Mount Equinox in Vermont a couple weeks ago and the scenery was gorgeous. It reminded me of how much I love this time of year.

It was very windy at the top of the mountain but we still enjoyed the views. Madelyn must of learned some new vocabulary from Thomas the train because while we were walking around she said, "Wow it sure is windy outside! The wind is blowing my pistons off!"

We walked along the trail leading to the mountain for a little while too. You could smell pine trees all around us so it felt like we were walking through a Christmas Village. It was so nice being outside in the fresh air.  Madelyn happily walked along the trail exploring her surroundings. She didn't ask to be carried once. As we walked along, she said, "This is so much fun! We're never going back home again!"

We went out to lunch afterwards before heading back home. Madelyn got her mini hamburgers like usual and I ordered some chicken. We were all so hungry by the time we got there so the food tasted especially good.

That same week, we went to the pumpkin patch together. Madelyn picked out her own pumpkins this year. We had a fun time seeing the farm animals too. Madelyn found some broccoli on the ground near where the pigs were so we fed it to them. She thought it was hilarious seeing them eat their broccoli. If only she loved eating it as much as they do.

That weekend, we went apple picking with my mom, Amanda, Donna, and Pam. Madelyn had a fun time helping us pick some apples off the trees. The foliage there was beautiful too and it was such a nice day outside. We all had a great time.

Next, we stopped at the humane society to see the cats and dogs. Madelyn fell in love with the little kittens there. She kept telling me we needed to bring them home with us.

That Monday was a holiday so my mom and I took Madelyn shopping at the outlet malls. We had a fun time checking out some stores. If it were up to her, she would have us buying everything in the place. We've been telling her, maybe we will buy this for your Birthday or Christmas and she doesn't argue. I'm not sure what we will tell her after the Holiday season is over. Madelyn loved going on all of the rides there too.

The next day, Mike and I took Madelyn Birthday shopping. This year, we wrote down some ideas for toys and games she seemed interested in. Then I took Madelyn to the baby section of the store while Mike bought everything and loaded up the car. It worked out nicely and she had just as much fun playing with the baby toys.

We shopped around in a few more stores and then decided to get some lunch at the food court.
The chicken and rice looked most appetizing but I later regretted my decision. The whole ride back, I felt terrible. Thankfully I didn't get sick until we got back home but the nauseous feeling lasted for the rest of the night. No more greasy foods for me! They aren't worth it.
Besides the times when I know I shouldn't be eating certain foods, I've been feeling pretty good. I'll be four months along tomorrow and my stomach is growing a little bit more each week. It's still only a tiny bump, but here are a couple pictures from my fifteenth week of pregnancy.

Later in the week, I was getting some things done around the house when I noticed someone pulling into the driveway. With my hand close to the phone, I started feeling uneasy. When the man stepped out of the car, my heart started beating even faster. I tried not to assume the worst and told Madelyn maybe it was just a salesman going door to door. Then when I saw him pulling out his camera, I really started to wonder what he could possibly be doing on our lawn. I slowly snuck over to the bedroom window with Madelyn and realized why he was taking pictures. There was a hawk on our front lawn that had captured a squirrel. At first Madelyn was excited about seeing the hawk. Then when she realized he was eating a squirrel she became very upset saying, "I'm just so sad for poor Mr. Squirrel! I hope he's going to be alright."

It was quite the scare, but I was relieved to know that it wasn't just some random creeper taking pictures on our lawn. I hope everyone has a great week!