Sunday, January 29, 2012

This last weekend we went back to Rock Creek Park, a beautiful place close by to go hiking, have picnics, and be in nature. Madi enjoyed holding sticks, touching trees, and handing us leaves.

 Our perfect baby

 Madi has been talking a lot more now, and loves to say GO. We will say ready.. set and then she goes GOOO. She also says thank you, Hieee (Hi), tick-tock, backpack, mama, dada, yeah, no, and of course, and used most of all is UH OH. I love it when I can hear her in her crib saying GO. Also, when you give her a bite to eat she goes Mmmm.  She also loves to share her pacifer, her idea of a good time is sitting down and just passing the pacifier back and forth, each taking a few sucks. It makes us laugh. She is also a little helper. When I unload the dishwasher she is right there handing me things to put away. What a sweat heart!
 She also likes to take her food and rub it in her hair....and then eat it. I guess its a little better than when she would chew her food, spit it out, look at it and then eat it again.
Here she is modeling Moms sweatshirt
Madi also likes to always have things in both hands. Like these 2 sticks here. If she gets a treat, it is necessary to have one in each hand with her.

Lastly, Madi had her one year check up, and had to get 4 shots, and her blood drawn. It was so sad to say the least. She is a champ. And of course her stats are..(Drumroll please) 19.2 pounds (14th percentile) and 30 inches long (82 percentile.)

Friday, January 13, 2012

There have been a few new changes lately. I have started a nanny job watching a cute little 2 year old 3 days a week. It has been really fun to have Madison play with the little girl. It is so fun to be able to stay with Madison too! Bryan is on his ENT rotation (Ear, Nose, Throat) Which has been good as well.
 Watching a Dora with Madi is one of the only ways to snuggle with her for a few minutes. (Being sick is another, its a bitter sweet!)
 Madi's hair is long enough to put into little pig tails. My sis-in-law did it when we were in AZ, and I have been trying to do it ever since. This day she had them ripped out in about 2 minutes.
 This I though was strange. When I went to get her out of her crib this day she had one arm out of her jammies. The zipper and button were still up, so how she managed to weasel that arm out, I have no idea. I am sure it was not easy.
 Here is another little boy I watch on occasion. Good thing I was supervising. Madi looks a little awkward and tense on her date with a boy/

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Madison turns ONE!!!

Madison really turned one. We can't believe how fast this year has gone. She has been the best blessing that we could have ever asked for. She has brought so much joy and happiness into our lives! Bryan had the day off, which was fun. We went to a place called Rock Creek Park and played there for a while, enjoying the unseasonably warm weather we are having.

 The ONE year old on her Birthday!!!
 Then we sang her Happy Birthday and had some cake.
 Mmmmm Mmmmm
 Then we also went on a fun outing with some friends to feed ducks and enjoy the nice weather.
 All the Kiddos
And the ladies.
Happy Birthday Madison!!!

Sunday, January 1, 2012


Happy New Year! 2011 has been a great year. We welcomed Madison into our lives, I finished nursing school, and Bryan become one year closer to being done with residency. We have truly been blessed this year, and are excited to see what 2012 will bring us! 
To celebrate, we started New Years Eve by going to this fun little area where there are walking trails, and the Potomac River where we fed the ducks (and seagulls). It was 60 degrees, and sunny. It was the perfect day to be outside. 
 Here is Bryan and Madison feeding the ducks.

 When we fed the ducks all these birds came and would dive catch the bread in their mouths. It was pretty cool. I think we were more excited about it than Madison.

 Then to finish off the night we had some of our good friends come over for food and games to bring in the New Year.
Happy 2012!!!

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