Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

Madeline enjoyed her first Thanksgiving at Granny and Poppy's house!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Eating with a spoon

Madeline started eating with a spoon - sort of! She tried rice cereal a couple of times this week, but I could not guarantee that she actually ate any of it :) Today, she tried sweet potatoes and I'm pretty sure that she did swallow a few bites, even though quite a bit of it made it onto her face, hands, and the bib instead:

Breaking the rules

Madeline started off the day wearing this cute outfit. It says "all I want for Christmas is my auntie," but she had a poop explosion during her morning nap. I wish she would have just told me that she doesn't want to wear Christmas clothes before Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 9, 2009

The Grand Canyon

Jasmine's Dad, Gordon, planned a trip for a bunch of us up to the Grand Canyon on a nice tour bus! Here are some pictures from our evening there. I found it very challenging to open my eyes while looking into the sun:
Madeline had a good time hanging out in the Baby Bjorn:
A funny picture of the Rowe brothers and their grandchildren (and Steven and me):
Madeline pooped out approximately 5 seconds after I set her down on the bed:
This morning, Ed and I walked up and down the "south rim" trail. It was a nice day, and of course beautiful scenery:We actually had 3 nice volunteers take our picture for us, but apparently they were unable to use a digital camera :) So, here is one that we took ourselves:

Saturday, November 7, 2009

The reception

Getting ready to cut the cake:
They didn't leave the birthday girl without her own cake!What a handsome group:
Getting ready for the bouquet toss:Elizabeth danced the night away:
All the "Rowe" girls tearing it up on the dance floor:

The wedding

The beautiful couple:Andrew did a great job as the ring bearer:Madeline conked out as soon as the ceremony started: A fun picture of the wedding party (whoops, Auntie Jenn!):
Aunt Tina and Madeline hanging out after the ceremony:

Chinese tea ceremony

This morning, we attended a traditional Chinese tea ceremony. Here is a short clip from the car ride there:

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Traveling to Arizona

We flew to Phoenix today to celebrate Brandon and Jasmine's wedding on Saturday! Madeline did great the whole way, starting out at the metrolink station EARLY this morning: Mommy and Maddie on the plane:
We were lucky enough to get a row of 3 all to ourselves, so Madeline even had her own (free) seat. Here she's playing with her toes after a diaper change:
Finally, we made it to the Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort. Notice the cool paintings around the ceiling: Auntie Jenn is happy to see Madeline:

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Sunday, November 1, 2009