Sunday, June 27, 2010

Fun at the zoo

This morning we went to the zoo with Katie, John, and Ben. Everyone had fun! Madeline especially enjoyed playing with the chain while we waited for the train:Madeline and Mommy went for a ride on the carousel. Next time Daddy will go with Madeline for 2 reasons: #1. poor picture taking skills, and more importantly #2. mommy gets motion sickness.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

More laundry basket fun

Poor Madeline, maybe we need to start saving up so that we can buy her some decent toys! Ha-ha.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Where is the deer?

There it is! Madeline was fascinated with the stuffed deer head at Granny and Poppy's.
Oops, I might have falled over, but I'm still pointing at the deer!
Thanks for the awesome shirt Uncle Brandon and Aunt Jasmine! But, did you see the deer? Thanks for pointing with me, Daddy, but I don't think you're pointing at the deer!

Visiting Sullivan

Ed, Madeline, Zoe, Lily, and I had an awesome visit in Sullivan, MO, yesterday for about 5 hours too long. We were on our way to Springfield for the weekend, innocently cruising down the highway... when a trail of smoke started to follow us. We pulled off at the next exit, got to the gas station, and stopped there. Ed thought that the coolant was leaking. However, the gas station didn't have any coolant, so they sent us on our merry little way down the road 2 short miles to the nearest mechanic shop. About halfway there, the car stopped accelerating when you pressed on the gas. Now, I don't know much about cars, but I know that ain't right. We were able to get a tow truck to pick us up pretty quickly, thank goodness, and take us to the mechanic's shop... where we waited. and waited. and waited. 5 hours later, Enterprise hooked us up with a sa-weet pick-up truck and we cruised the rest of the way to Granny and Poppy's in style! Today has been a much better day.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Hiding in the closet

Today, Madeline discovered Daddy's closet (which is in her bedroom):
Here we are in the middle of changing the sheets on the bed:

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Daddy taught Madeline to say "uh-oh!" yesterday. Good job Daddy! She mostly says it appropriately, like when she "drops" things. Her favorite word is still "dada" followed by "hi." We had 2 other "uh-oh!'s" today at Dr. Spewak's office. Madeline is slightly anemic, so now she has to take an iron supplement. And she has bilateral ear infections again. Poop. Oh well, at least now it's not a knock-em-down-drag-em-out fight every time we have to give her the antibiotics. She happily swallows the yummy pink stuff now :) The good news from the doctor is that she is staying on her growth curve... 31 inches long (75th percentile) and 19 lbs 10 oz (25th percentile). Although technically you're supposed to keep the car seat facing backwards until she's over 20 lbs, Dr. Spewak said we could go ahead and let her face forward. Yay!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Fun in the bathtub

Madeline has a fun new activity to do during bathtime: