Saturday, February 21, 2009

We Have a Crawler!

Maddie started crawling this past Wednesday. As you can see from the picture, she uses her left hand but her right forearm...silly girl :) She mostly uses her knees but sometimes I think maybe her knees get a little tired and she switches momentarily to her toes. It's so cool to see her moving toward something she wants. Mostly, that's the dog or whatever the dog happens to be chewing on. But, hey, whatever gets her moving, right? She's such a big girl and mommy and daddy are so proud of her!
Also on Wednesday she started waving at us. I don't have any pictures of that just yet, but hopefully I'll have a little video to post of her waving soon. It's so amazing watching our little girl learn so many new things. Sometimes I feel like I'm about to send her off to college already :) It just doesn't seem possible in the short amount of time that she's been with us that she could know how to do so much! I'm so in love with this little girl! I swear I could just sit and watch her all day long, just to watch the expressions on her face when she sees the dog or cat come into the room, to see how excited she gets to see daddy come in to get her up in the morning, to see her snuggle up with her "snuggly" and suck her thumb when she gets sleepy. I just want to soak in every little bit because I know it's not going to last nearly as long as I want it to!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

She's starting to crawl!!! I'm so glad I got to capture this moment on video :) I just got the camera out to show her progress (mostly getting up on her knees and pushing herself backwards) when she surprised me by actually moving a knee and a hand forward! Oh my goodness...I'm just the proudest momma :)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

Yeah, it's a few days early, but Happy Valentine's Day from Maddie!! What a good sport she is when I want to take pictures of her. I made her a little onsie with iron-ons that says "My Valentine" for the pictures, but I guess I could've done without that since you can't actually see the whole thing anyway. Oh well...I tried.
She had so much fun with the boa :) It kept tickling her face which helped me to get some smiles out of her for the pictures! But I think toward the end it just started to annoy her (and me by getting feathers EVERYWHERE).

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Way to go Steelers!

As you can see, we were rooting for the Steelers to win the Super Bowl! Of course, as usual, they didn't let us down...

We had a small Super Bowl party at our house and Maddie and I were the only two rooting for the Steelers (well, Eric was kind of on our side, I guess). All of our other guests were mostly southerners and were going for the Cardinals. One of Maddie's little friends from her playgroup, Saylor, stopped by to have some pictures taken and she was even all decked out in a Cardinals cheerleading outfit. Crazy what we do to our kids, huh? :)

So, here are a few pictures we got from the Super Bowl party!