Tuesday, August 31, 2010

15 month update

Madeline is happily adjusting to our new home in Springfield, MO. She loves getting the chance to hang out with Granny, Poppy, and Aunt Jenn more often! She is running all over the place. Tonight she officially had her last bottle... we will see how things go tomorrow night. She loves to point at pictures of animals so that we can tell her what they are, and Madeline can point to several different items that she recognizes if you ask her! She loves sitting in her rocking chair and any other chair that she can climb into. She is the BEST dancer ever. She loves bobbing her head, waving her arms, and/or shaking her hips when she hears some good music. And it appears that her dancing skills aren't the only thing she picked up from Auntie Jenn... when I gave her a crayon to hold, several times in a row she moved it to her left hand before she started "writing" with it! She has started styling her hair into a ponytail (like Pebbles) in order to keep her bangs out of her eyes. She likes to say "hoo-hoo" like an owl, and her other words are HI, doggie, dada, uh-oh and uh-eee (I think she's combining uh-oh and whoopsie), mama, that, and last but not least "eehhhhh." Of course, she misses all her friends in St. Louis, especially Naomi! Now for some pictures: Madeline enjoyed picking up the nuts that fill our backyard, so we let her put some in her bucket:
Here she is enjoying breakfast with "little-little" and a "kiss-kiss bear" (remember those from hallmark?)

Monday, August 30, 2010

Happy Birthday Mommy

We went to the Metropolitan Grill for dinner! Madeline stole the show (as usual)!
Michael and Jenn:Poppy and Granny:Dinner was awesome, and after we got home Madeline started taking flowers and shoving them into Ed's mouth. It was pretty entertaining!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Granny

We went to the Tower Club for dinner!
Ed and I took turns chasing Madeline around the floor. Why would you want to sit still when there are so many new things to see?

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Lock the doors

We'll be locking all of our doors routinely now, because Madeline can open them! We have the handles that you pull down (instead of the round ones). Life is getting more dangerous every day :)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

And she is running

I would say that Madeline is officially running now. Sometimes, when she gets really excited, she runs with her arms jutting out behind her a little bit (like she is holding her superwoman cape). It's pretty stinkin cute!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Moving day

Well, we survived moving day (barely). We loaded up the truck on Friday... with the awesome help of C.J. Reed, and drove down to Springfield on Friday night. It was quite an ordeal and too long of a story to type out adequately, but we finally all made it to Poppy and Granny's house, including Mary and Naomi. We spent the night there, and then unloaded the truck on Saturday. We spent our first night in our new house last night! Yay! Poor Madeline had a bad night, but she's feeling much better today. She does not like to be awake past her bedtime. Here are a few pics from the first night in our new home:
Naomi having fun in her pack-n-play: Mary and CJ, the best moving helpers ever!!
Granny's excited to have Madeline less than 15 minutes away!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Tickle tickle

At least that's what it sounds like Madeline has been saying a lot lately. It is so cute, she says it really fast, like "tickle-tickle-tickle-tickle." The other words that she says include: hi, dada, dawdaw (for doggie), mama (very rarely), and ehhh (very frequently). She has been eating better lately, and is good at biting pieces off when you give her a whole cracker/cookie/banana.