Saturday, January 31, 2009

I LOVE the Park!

Yeah! I got to go back to the park today! It was such a nice, sunny day so Mommy and Daddy decided it was time to go visit the park again. Lucky me :) Look at all the pictures below to see how much fun I had...

Me and Daddy got to climb up and look at Mommy through this big window. I thought it was pretty cool :) We also got to climb all over the jungle gym at the park...Mommy took a TON of pictures, but there were too many to share on here.

Daddy helped me go down the slide! I was a little unsure of what to do so Daddy gave me a little pep talk and then DOOOOWWWWWNNNNN we went! It sure was fun :) I got to do it over and over again.

Of course my favorite is still the swing. This park only has two swings that I can ride in so we had to wait our turn. But it was SO worth the wait :) I just smiled and laughed the whole time Mommy and Daddy were pushing me.

Unfortunately the fun had to come to an end. It was getting close to time for me to eat (again) and I was getting really sleepy. All this fun sure is tiring! Mommy held me tight and we got just a couple more pictures before we left the park for the day. I can't wait to go back!

Friday, January 23, 2009

A Day in the Park

What a gorgeous day we had today! It was a beautiful 76 degrees and mostly sunny. We did have a bit of wind to deal with, but, hey, we can't ask for everything, right? Well, the little girl I babysit turned 5 today so I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to take them to the park. We had a nice little picnic lunch and then played on the equipment for about an hour. Maddie went down the slide for the first time today and seemed to enjoy that. The faster I let her slide down, the happier she was! What a little daredevil I have :) She also rode in a swing for the first time today. I was just going to sit her in it to take a picture but I thought I'd give it a push and see what she thought. Well, as you can see from the picture, she LOVED it! (Also...can you see her two little teeth in the picture?) I can't wait to take her back to the park tomorrow to show Daddy how much fun she had and to get some more pictures of her on the slide. Hopefully we'll be able to post more pictures this weekend!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Weekend Update

Maddie had a very busy weekend! Friday night we went to our neighbor's house for an incredible lasagne dinner (Thank you Barb!). Maddie stayed up WAY past her bedtime, which is really getting to be a bad habit for us lately. The unfortunate thing for me was that she didn't really sleep in all that much Saturday morning! She was up and ready to play by 7:30am. I guess I shouldn't complain, I still got at least 8 hours of sleep, but I'm just used to a minimum of 9 hours! We spent Saturday playing and napping (Maddie, not me) and then we went out for dinner Saturday night with Maddie's playgroup. We had a really nice BBQ dinner at a local restaurant which was really fun! It was kind of crazy having a group of 12 adults and 6 babies! We only stayed there for about an hour then we invited one couple to our house and their daughter and Maddie played for a while until Maddie was BEYOND tired (around 9:30). It is nice that she'll actually stay awake later than 6:30pm now so she can be a little more social :) We had a Christmas party for the playgroup and Maddie was heading to bed just as our guests were arriving...definitely not a night owl! Sunday morning started bright and early to get up and try out a new church. We've lived here for almost 16 months now and we've FINALLY found a church Eric and I agree on :) Maddie behaved herself through church and then fell asleep in the carseat on the way was past her usual nap time by then. The rest of Sunday was spent watching football and relaxing. Maddie watched the kickoff of the Steelers game but then was off for a really late nap. She really seems to enjoy watching football on tv when it's not time for sleeping! Hopefully she'll get to watch some of the Super Bowl at least :) Monday I didn't have to babysit since there was no school (the mom is a teacher so when school's out I don't work!) so Maddie and I had a chance to meet Daddy for lunch. We did that a couple of times during winter break and we really missed it! So we met at an awesome Mexican restaurant (Chuy's) and enjoyed some steak burritos-YUMMY! Afterwards Daddy headed back to work and Maddie and I enjoyed some shopping at Baby's R Us :) That about exhausted Maddie (she was awake for over 4 hours at that point) so she slept A LOT the rest of the day!'s nice that today we'll be back on our usual schedule and will only leave the house to pick up the babysittees from preschool! I'm sure Maddie will enjoy a relaxing staying home all day to sleep whenever she wants :)

Friday, January 16, 2009

Maddie the Musician

Maddie slept until 8:00 this morning! Big girl :) That's 13 1/2 hours since she went to bed at 6:30 last night. Have I mentioned how proud I am of my baby girl? Seriously, it can't get any better than this! So...since she slept so long last night she was in a really playful mood this morning. She got this new toy (Fisher Price sing along stage) from Grandma Reese yesterday and she was really into it this morning. Every time the music would start playing, she'd start dancing (bobbing her head and upper body) and "singing" along. She also likes to see her reflection in the mirror and has been trying to kiss herself...she's so vain :)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

We're Blogging!

I saw a blogspot site for one of the girls in our playgroup and thought, well, that would be fun to keep everyone up to date on Maddie! So, we're going to try this out. I'm not going to promise how frequently I'll be posting. It'll probably be like everything else I've done...I'll start out posting almost every day and then it'll decrease to once a week, then once a month, etc. :) Seriously, I really want to keep up with things so our friends and family can be kept up to speed on how Maddie's doing, as well and how we're doing. Oh, and let's not forget Murphy and Audrey! So, check back at your convenience to see what's new and exciting in our lives!