Monday, December 15, 2014

Our calendar days are pretty filled this coming week.
We have a couple of appointments and school events to attend. Then there's the holiday baking, deep cleaning, and last minute shopping to finish up.
Later in the week, we have dinner plans with friends and some Christmas parties to attend with Madelyn. My sister and her family will also be coming home for a few days so we've been thinking up some fun ideas for the week they are here.
 With so little time and still so much to do, I figured I would keep this post short and give everyone a quick recap of this past week.
We had another little snowstorm and Madelyn loved playing outside with us. We tried our best to make a snowman together but it wasn't such an easy task.

I also had my 24 week Ob appointment. It's so hard to believe I'm going to be six months pregnant tomorrow. The time is going by way too fast. My Doctor's visit was pretty uneventful though.  Everything went smooth and our baby girl is still growing healthy.
While I was at the Doctor's, Madelyn stayed with grandma for a little while until Mike got home from work. She had fun coloring and painting. Here are some pictures of her from the day.

I hope everyone has a great week!

Monday, December 8, 2014

December has always been one of my favorite months. Madelyn's been enjoying it just as much. Compared to the past two years, she really seems to be into the whole Christmas season even more. Her eyes light up as we drive around town to see the pretty decorations. She's also thrilled every time we turn on the Christmas tree lights. 
In the morning she always wakes up asking if it's Christmas day yet. We've also been having some extra family movie nights through the week so she loves snuggling up with us by the Christmas tree. There are so many things that make this such a wonderful time of year. 
Anyways, here are some random pictures of Madelyn from the week. She wanted me to take her pictures by the tree so that's just what we did. 

Then over the weekend we ran into Santa Claus at Walmart. This year Madelyn had a completely different reaction seeing him. She ran right over to where he was sitting and said hello. Just before that she whispered to me something about Santa always having yummy candy canes to give to her. She sure loves those candy canes! Last week when I asked her what we should put on our grocery list for the week she said, "Hamburgers and candy canes too so we can decorate our tree."
When she first walked up to Santa Claus, he told her how much he loved her coat. It was funny after he said that, Madelyn started taking it off and handing it to him. Santa laughed saying that although it was very nice of her to give it away, he wouldn't take her jacket from her. 
She also kept her wish list nice and simple this year. When Santa asked her what she wanted for Christmas she said "some toys." 

That same night, we went out with some friends to celebrate her Birthday at the Hibachi restaurant. 
My mom took Madelyn next door to the Friendly's while we had our dinner. It was nice getting out for the night and Madelyn enjoyed spending time with her mimi too. After dinner, my mom took Madelyn to the carousel event in town. She said she had a great time painting and eating cookies too. Our little artist was hard at work!

We also decorated our gingerbread house this week too. Madelyn had more fun eating the decorations off of our house but we had a fun time. 

Then we finished up some more of our Christmas shopping. My mom and I took Madelyn shopping at the mall too. She loved watching the puppets in the store windows. If it weren't for her pointing them out, I might not have even noticed them. 

That just about sums up our week. I hope everyone has a great week ahead! 

Monday, December 1, 2014

 Instead of writing up a blog post last Monday, I spent all day at the court house for jury duty.
 Although I wasn't thrilled at first to be one of the chosen six for the case, it turned out to be a really cool experience. 
Most importantly, Madelyn had a great time with the babysitter and she was very well behaved too. I don't think I've ever been away from her for such a long time period of time, so I was a little bit nervous. It made it even harder to go when Madelyn looked up at me with those sad eyes and said, "Oh mom, I'm really going to miss you! Your not going to stay at court all day long are you?"                
She was perfectly fine though and had a fun day filled with plenty of activities. They played in the sand, watched some Dora, and went to the park. When I came back home that night, she was so excited to see me. It definitely made my night! 
That same day, I also realized that it's now becoming obvious to others that I'm pregnant. As I went through security at the court house, the officer stopped me and said,  "Hang on a minute now, your not supposed to be sneaking in any basket balls with you. Oh wait your having a baby!"
Anywhere else we go, Madelyn is sure to announce to everyone that mommy has a baby in her belly. She sure is excited. We had another ultrasound at the hospital and she was so proud to tell the technician that she was going to be a big sister. Our little one kept hiding her face so we didn't get the best pictures of her but we did get a couple of Madelyn by the fish tank. We were just happy to hear our baby girl is growing healthy and doing well. 

Just in time for Thanksgiving, we got some more snow. Madelyn was very excited to play outside and make sculptures in it. Daddy had fun pulling her around in the sled too. 

The snow looked so beautiful on Thanksgiving day! Madelyn was not in the mood to have her picture taken but we still tried anyways. 

 She woke up very early that morning saying she couldn't wait to eat some turkey. When it came time for the meal, she wouldn't try any of it. The only thing she ate was a bite of squash, some cranberry sauce, and a roll. It was a very nice day though. Our first Thanksgiving meal at the house was a success. I picked out some tasty recipes and Mike did a great job cooking them. I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving too! 
Later that night after dinner, Madelyn asked my mom to play princesses on the floor with her. My mom's back was bothering her so she told Madelyn she wasn't sure if it was a good idea to sit on the floor. Madelyn looked surprised and said, "Oh it's alright mimi, our floors aren't dirty. My mommy keeps them very clean and mops them all the time!" 

The next morning, I woke up at 4:30 to some strange noise coming from the Kitchen. I sat there in bed still half asleep wondering what it could possibly be. Just as I was about to go check, Madelyn came running into the room with an empty bottle of whipped cream she had snatched from the refrigerator. Then she said, "mom we really need to get some more whipped cream at the store. It's all gone because I just ate it all up." 
She's also been very outspoken lately too. We went with my mom over the weekend while she got some blood work. While waiting for her to get called back, Madelyn pointed to an elderly lady sitting across from us and said, "That lady over there looks so grumpy mom! She won't even smile at me. Some people are not nice!" I quickly tried changing the subject and asked her if she saw the pretty plants in the room. Madelyn must have thought I didn't hear her the first time because she only repeated herself louder. How embarrassing!
Then at Barnes and Noble, I brought her into the bathroom with me. Knowing how she is, I told her to speak very softly if she does talk. She was quiet for the first ten seconds then yelled loudly, "Mom what is everybody doing in here? What are those noises coming from over there? Is this the room for the ladies?" The comments were endless all week long. I couldn't even keep track of them all she said so many crazy things. 

We also picked out our Christmas tree this weekend too. Madelyn had a great time helping me put the ornaments on while Mike decorated the front window. We had so much fun. The next morning, she was up at 4:30 again asking to see the Christmas tree all lit up. I'm hoping this won't be her new wake up time. If so, I'm hiding the tree from her! 

I hope everyone has a great week!