Friday, July 31, 2009

2 month update

Madeline is 2 months old today... we went to Kangaroo Kids and weighed her on their baby scale just for giggles. She is 11 pounds. That seems good to me! She has her 2 month doctor's visit on Wednesday, so we'll see what their scale says. In other news, we just filed our taxes for 2008. Less than 4 months late, ha! We'll blame Daddy for that one.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

8 week update

First of all, today is Aunt ReRe's 30th Birthday!! Happy Birthday Aunt ReRe!! We're super sorry that we didn't call you!! Please forgive us because we're looking forward to your BBQ.

What?? 8 weeks? That's almost 2 whole months! Time sure does fly. Madeline continues to be a super-star triathlete baby (eating, sleeping, and pooping). She has moved out of the "newborn" size clothes to the "3 month" size. We had a great (but too short) visit from Granny and Poppy for the weekend. We went out to lunch today, and Madeline was so excited to celebrate being 8 weeks old that she puked all over Granny! Sorry Granny... welcome to Mommy's world :) Ha! Madeline sleeps well in her swaddler (thanks Krislyn!), but she still manages to wiggle her arms up most nights. Take that, swaddler! Also, as you see here, she likes to suck on her fingers:
After a fun bathtime (towels with corner hoods are so cute):
Hanging out on the blanket that my awesome OB gave us. It says, "I got my first hug from Dr. Joe Herrmann":
What is going on over there?
This is Madeline's outfit for when we go to Hope (home of the watermelon festival)!
Daddy wishes they made playmats that he could fit on!This outfit is too cute, notice the little ducks on the feet! Just chillin on Granny's lap (notice this was before the puking incident):
Look how strong my neck is!I can look around the whole room: Poppy reading Madeline a story book:Notice now Madeline is wearing a different outfit now... this picture was after the puking incident!And to finish off this ridiculously long post, here is a cute video of Granny teaching Madeline to suck on her thumb... Aunt Jenn will be so proud :)
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Friday, July 24, 2009

An explosion

of POOP! Last night, Madeline had her worst diaper blow out so far. It was even worse than the time she dripped poop onto Uncle Curt's shirt (by the way, he didn't even flinch)! The poop was everywhere, including all over my shirt. So, we both stripped down and took an emergency bath together. I think Madeline might have actually planned the massive blowout, because she really enjoyed the bath time. What a tricky, tricky, little white girl - ha!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Madeline montage

Here are some funny pictures of Madeline's multiple expressions!

Getting ready to sneeze:Preparing to yawn: Yawning: Did somebody fart?I'm pretty cute, and I don't even know what I'm doing! Hmmm... what should I do next? I'll just give half a smile:Did anyone hear that?Oh man, I think I just crapped my diaper! And it felt good!!

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Ballwin triathlon

Our friends Maria (Aunt ReRe) and CJ kicked butt in the Ballwin triathlon this morning! It was Maria's first tri ever, while CJ is pretty much a tri pro! Here are some pics from the adventure...
CJ taking a quick breath as he turned: Uncle Curt, Anna, and Ron Sides waiting for their turn to cheer:
Katie G. and Mary R.:
Dottie with Madeline and Molly:
CJ and Maria standing proudly in front of the finish line!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Over the river

and through the woods, to Grandmother's house we went. We had a fun visit and got to spend lots of quality time with Grandma, Aunt Betts, Aunt Arlene, and Uncle Lou. Unfortunately, we didn't make it in time to see Aunt Linda and Uncle Ken. We tried to take lots of pictures :) Here are some from our visit with Aunt Betts:
Sitting outside at Starbucks (all smiles):

Here are some from our visit with Uncle Lou and Aunt Arlene: And here we are just hangin out:

Monday, July 13, 2009

A new gadget

We got a new toy, courtesy of Granny and Poppy! It's a Flip camera... a tiny little HD camcorder that we can use to take videos of our little cutey-patooty and share them with all of you! Here is our first video, just testing things out:

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

6 week update

Madeline is 6 weeks old today! That means Mommy's maternity leave is halfway over - major bummer. Even a bigger bummer is that Grandma O'Toole has not been feeling very good lately. So, Daddy has been up in Chicago spending time with her. He took the dogs with him, which makes our house VERY quiet. He is coming back today, and then we're all heading up there again on Wednesday. We're looking forward to spending time with Grandma as well as introducing Madeline to her other relatives and friends in the Chicago area! Here is a picture of Grandma that was taken at Uncle Tom's wedding:

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Milk shakes

Apparently, Madeline enjoys milk shakes! We took our first train ride to Jefferson City on Thursday, and I nursed Madeline during the bouncy trip :) If you don't get why that's funny, then you should ask Poppy. This is how I created a blanket fort to protect our privacy - don't worry, I wasn't nursing while I took this picture. I'm not that coordinated (ha!):
Then Madeline asked nicely if we could switch places so that she could have the window seat:We had a wonderful time hanging out with Aunt ReRe, Uncle Curt, and baby Anna! Here is Anna trying to put on my Leprechaun hat:
She got it on, but couldn't get it to stand upright!
Anna and her Irish Aunt Kayla :)
From Jefferson City, Aunt ReRe and I drove to Kansas City with the two youngsters to attend Kipp's mom's memorial service. It was a very sad occasion, but it was nice to visit with Kipp and Kylie:


Wednesday, July 8, 2009

We're exhausted

We had a fun-filled weekend and beyond! But now Madeline and Mommy need to catch up on their sleep :) For a fairly quick recap... Saturday, we hung out around the house...
Dad, Brandon, and Jasmine went to the Aces tennis tournament over at Forest Park.
Some people got more into it than others:
Sunday, we enjoyed a trip to the Botanical Gardens. It was gorgeous and we took lots of pictures. Keep up the hard work Brian (he's a grower there).
Madeline very cutely interlacing her fingers:
Then we grilled shish-ka-bobs for dinner--yummy!!
Monday, we hit the Brewery tour and hung out at the Boat House for a while... even took a ride on the paddle boats (it's harder than it looks).
No, I was not just taking a picture of a horse's butt! Notice the dalmation curled up in the hay.
Then we went to Zia's for dinner to celebrate Poppy's 57th birthday, another yummy!
Madeline enjoys being swaddled up for a good night's sleep :)
Tuesday, we went out to Grant's farm and enjoyed the tram tour and checking out the animals. Madeline chillin in her car seat:

Brandon and Jasmine on the tram:Poppy and Madeline on the tram:Just hangin out with Poppy some more:Now it's Wednesday, and we're all alone :( But at least we'll get to catch up on our studying again.