Tuesday, April 26, 2011

day with daddy

Yesterday I substituted at my old school. My sister was unable to watch Madeline so.....
Daddy had a day with his girl.
I was so excited that he was going to get to see how "hard" it can be to be at home with her all day...entertain her, feed her...all of it.
Of course, she was nothing short of perfect for him. She ate, played and slept like clock work.
Such a good girl.

I am so grateful for a wonderful husband and a loving daddy!!!

easter 2011

Madeline's 2nd Easter was just perfect!!!
I was able to make her her Easter basket that I hope she has for ever...The Easter Bunny filled it with things she needed..like a tooth brush and tooth paste:) I think she appreciated it!

we didn't have hannah that morning so we didn't take a family picture

We headed over to mom's for dinner...so much food

ready for the Hunt!!!

checking out their loot

It was a wonderful Easter!!!

easter vigil

This Easter was extra special this year.
Corey and Hannah were both baptized, confirmed and received their First Communion at the Easter Vigil.
It was such a beautiful service. Camille was Hannah's Godmother and I know it meant so much to her and me. Mary Madeline and her family were also there...thank you all for sharing this day with us!

here they are before the service

bad, bad pictures because I could not use my flash

On Easter Sunday we had their reception at Mom's...it was wonderful

I am so proud of them both!!!

piggys and a big girl seat

Madeline finally got her "big girl" seat!!
She loves it, but looks too big for momma...she is growing up way too fast.
I have been trying so hard to get piggys in Madeline's hair. I finally did, but she was not having it when I tried to take her picture.
She was crawling all over me:)

she is FULL of personality

love these little toes

Thursday, April 21, 2011

family time

I love having my sister and her family here...mostly because we go, go, go the entire time they are in town.
Last night we all met up at El Fenix, one of our favorite spots, for dinner.

heading out the door


we had so much fun!!!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

1st birthday

Today I had such a sweet day just enjoying every moment of this day.
She is ONE!!! I am so happy and so sad at the same time. She is the loveliest little girl, but I already miss my little, bitty baby.
I tried to take as many pictures as I could to remember this wonderful day.

eating pasta

playing ball with mamma

she is now standing and moving around tables:(
she did not want to sit still long enough to take this

my girls

i love you my little one year old!!!!

12 months old

My Dearest Madeline,
As a little girl all I ever wanted was to be a mommy andI was given that opportunity one year ago.
My life was forever changed when you entered it, only for the better.
You are a spirited and joyful little girl. You light up a room and I am constantly told what a happy baby you are. I had to think long and hard about this, but I realized that I have never left the house with you to go anywhere where you were the least bit upset...you just don't cry. I mean unless you are hungry or tired. When I tell you "no-no" you just shrug it off and move on..no tears. I don't know what I did to deserve you.

Here's what you have been up this month:
  • I completely weaned you right at 11 1/2 months and now you LOVE your whole milk...possibly too much
  • you started pulling up on everything
  • you sleep the ENTIRE night....thank you God!!!
  • right now you are taking 2 naps a day, but I think that your morning one is slowly going away:(
  • you weigh about 20 pounds, not sure of your exact length...we go to the dr. next week
  • size 3 diapers
  • your only words are "da-da" and "bay-be"

You are a gift from God and I cherish every moment every single day that I have with you. You are the best thing that has ever happened to me and I love you sooooooo much!!!
Thank you for being the best daughter I could have ever asked for!

Your Momma, Daddy and sister love you dearly.

ball pit

Madeline's grandparents, Yeh-Yeh and PeePaw sent her the very best present...EVER!
A ball pit! We got it yesterday and from the moment we blew it up Madeline was all over it. We had to drag her out of it to go to bed. Her Aunt Tiffany gave her the balls.
Thank you all!!!

eating the car aunt gianna gave her

look at those long legs...oh, i could eat her

Monday, April 18, 2011

birthday decorations

I wish I knew how to post a picture of the invitation because it was sooooo cute. My wonderful friend, Christi, made it along with all of the cupcake toppers...she is AMAZING!!!! Thank you Christi!

food table

b-day banner


entry way table

celebrating her 1st year in pictures
I borrowed this idea from shannon's blog, she has the best ideas.


i also borrowed this idea from shannon too

we also had a really cute table set up for the kids outside to draw on and a bounce house, but I forgot to take pictures of those:(