Monday, November 17, 2014

We had our first snowfall of the season and Madelyn was thrilled. She jumped into bed with me at 4 am. screaming excitedly, "It snowed last night! Hooray! We need to make a snowman right now mom."
Though we didn't get outside until later that morning, we still attempted to make a snowman. It didn't take much to impress Madelyn either. We quickly threw some snow in a pile and she thought it was great. When Mike called to check on us, she told him that I made the biggest snowman in the whole wide world.

Just a few days before that, we were enjoying a nice sunny day at the park. The weather sure can be unpredictable around here but we had a fun time. 

Then over the weekend, we celebrated Madelyn's Birthday with my mom, Donna, Amanda, and Pam. First we went out to dinner at the Friendly's.  It was a fun time like usual. Afterwards we went over to Donna and Amanda's house for cake. It was a my little pony cake too so Madelyn was happy about that. She loved all of her presents too. We all had a nice time and Madelyn was entertained by Amanda's cats.

The next day was Madelyn's third Birthday. I've said this many times before but she really is growing up so fast. Although it can be challenging at times, being her mom is the best feeling in the world. 
She has taught me so much about life and I love her more than I can even put into words. 

We had a fun time on her Birthday though. My mom and I took her shopping at Target. I let her pick out a special Birthday gift and she got some free popcorn too. Later that night when Mike came home from work, we took her out to dinner and then got her some ice cream too. She really enjoyed that treat as you can see. 

I also took another belly shot. Tomorrow I will be twenty weeks so I'm happy to have almost reached the halfway point. There's only a slight change in my belly since my last photo five weeks ago but here are the pictures anyways. 

I have my 3-d ultrasound in the morning so it will be nice to see our little one and also have a second confirmation of the gender too. I hope everyone has a great week! 

Monday, November 10, 2014

I know it's been awhile since I've posted an update. This past week, Mike was on vacation so I took a little break myself. I just needed some time away from everything including my blog.
It's still been a busy couple of weeks so there are plenty of pictures to share with everyone.
We got some nice photos of Madelyn wearing her Dorothy costume.

Madelyn's also been my little assistant in the Kitchen lately. It actually makes cooking dinner much more exciting knowing that she's having a fun time helping out.
That same weekend, we went with Madelyn to the Yankee Candle Factory.
We had a lot of fun together and this year, Madelyn didn't seem too afraid of Santa Claus either.
He didn't ask her what she wanted for Christmas, but she did tell us she wanted a pink truck. Hopefully she will think up some ideas that are easier to shop for.
Anyways, here's what I have for pictures...

We really tired Madelyn out with all of that walking. She couldn't help but fall asleep on the way home. 

The next day, we took a trip out to New York with my mom to do some more Birthday shopping for Madelyn. She had a great time at Toys R Us rearranging the shelves and pressing all the musical toys she could find. They even gave her a Birthday crown and balloon to take home so that made her very happy. 

After our shopping adventures, we went out to dinner at the macaroni grill. It was our first time eating there so we weren't sure how we would like the food, but it was pretty good. Madelyn was especially excited that they let you color on the tables there! 

We actually ended up going out to dinner quite a bit that week. It was very nice having a break from the cooking though and Madelyn had a fun time too! 

I also had a couple of Doctor's appointments during the week. My first one went very well. The Dr. said that everything looked great and my blood pressure was still good. When she went to check for the heartbeat, the baby kicked the doppler. That confirmed that all the movements I had been feeling were definitely the baby moving and not just me imagining things. She said we have an active little one in there already. 
The next day I had my ultrasound at the hospital. Once again, the baby was moving around like crazy. Although it was cute to see, the technician wasn't too happy because it made her job more difficult. We had her put the gender inside of an envelope for us so we could be surprised for party over the weekend. It took her a few attempts to find it but she finally did. It was very tempting not to peak inside the envelope, but somehow we stayed strong. You can see the babies foot right by their face in the first picture. 

We kept busy the rest of the week by getting out of the house. One of the days we went on a day trip to the butterfly museum. It was so cool there and we both enjoyed it even more than we thought we would. Though next time I'm not so sure we will follow the GPS to get there.
 First it brought us to somebody's house in the woods. Then when we realized how late in the day it was getting, so we reprogrammed it to bring us to the Friendly's because I knew there was one somewhere near-bye. Instead it lead us to some abandoned building in the middle of nowhere. 
We drove around for another twenty minutes until we finally found an Applebee's. 
After our late lunch, we finally found the butterfly museum using the GPS on the phone. 
Madelyn met another girl her age while we we were there. The two of them were chasing butterflies together and holding hands. Madelyn was pretty disappointed when I told the little girl couldn't come home with us. 

Last but not least, we have some photos from Madelyn's third Birthday party and the gender reveal. 
 A good friend of mine was nice enough to get the balloons for us to put inside of the box. We were all so excited to find out that it's a girl. Madelyn was especially thrilled! The look on her face was priceless when we opened up the box of balloons. We had a nice time with the family though and it was such a great day! 

I hope everyone has a great week!