Monday, August 17, 2009

Cheeseburgers and Milestones

We went up north to Caseville this week. My parents along with my aunts/uncles/cousins all rented cabins on the lake. It was so much fun! We relaxed, ate lots of cheeseburgers at the "Cheeseburger Fest" in town, and enjoyed the beach. Madison had her first experience on the beach and she LOVED it! She loved the sun, water and eating sand! We had amazing weather and it was a perfect way to wrap up the summer.

Madi and her Gramma

Madi and her mom

Cousin Alliyah

Uncle Troy giving her ICE CREAM!!

Madison and cousin Tessa

















Kylie and Madi, Cheyne and my Dad and Madison in the window

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Madison has 2 new milestones this week...Crawling on her hand and knees and pulling herself up! She is such a big girl! I am having SO much fun with her this summer. She is on the go now so I have to be really careful to keep my eyes on her every second!

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Friday, August 7, 2009

Madison is 10 months old!



My precious girl is 10 months old.
*She is SO close to crawling on her hands and knees

*She has such a personality...She knows what she wants and what she doesn't want!

*She still LOVES books with animals and babies

*She knows what a nose is and wants to squeeze and kiss every ones noses

*She LOVES LOVES LOVES her Papa (and he LOVES LOVES LOVES it!) She won't even come to her mama or dada when he is around!

* She likes table food much better than baby food

*Her Gramma calls her "Fuzzy Wuzzy" because of her hair!

*I'm guessing she is about 21 lbs. (She will be in the step up car seat soon)

*She is still nursing like a champ!

*Her smile/laugh/twinkle in her eye can light up a room!

*When we go to the store she screams "HI!!!!!" to everyone that walks by! She will not stop until they respond!

*She still sleeps great...9 pm to 9 am! (she gets up at 6 to nurse but goes right back down until 9am)

*SHE IS THE COOLEST 10 MONTH OLD I KNOW!!!




Such a funny girl!!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Catch up post

My handsome hubby and I before a wedding

Matching Mommy and Madi

Playdate with cousin Reese






Play date with Eva


Play date with cousin Alliyah

Madi was saying "UP!"


We have have been enjoying this beautiful weather lately. FINALLY it's hot here in Michigan. (It's about time, it's only August!) We have had lots of play dates lately. Madison is learning to share. (Not going too well, but what 9 month old shares?!) We had our last Mommy and Me class, those kids are way too cute. We are going to try and meet once a month still. It is so much fun to hangout with mom's of 9 month olds, we have so much in common!! Madi has had a cold for a month now...we have been to the doctor twice for it. It has been so bad (especially at night) that it has been waking her multiple times a night. I called again and they put her on a med for asthma, (I can't think of the name) it has helped a lot. I hope she doesn't have asthma though! Madison is getting more active everyday. She army crawls still but is getting faster at it! She learned to sit up from laying down position and is FINALLY bearing weight on her legs. I don't think she will be walking by a year, but I am A-OKAY with that! Speaking of that...we are planning her first birthday already. It's only 2 months away. I can't believe it!! We are having it at my parents house and are doing a Minnie mouse theme. Does anyone have any cute ideas?




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Other news...We gave our dog, Bella away a few weeks ago. We live in a condo and are never home. I felt so bad for her. She loves to run and be outside but it was too hard with a baby. It was such a hard decision but it was the right one. We found a retired family that has a 3 other pugs. They are home all day and live for their dogs. Bella fit right in at their house. We have missed her a lot though.

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Miss Madison Nicole (that is what she is called when she is in trouble!) has been real sassy lately! She hits and throws temper tantrums when she doesn't get what she wants. I am trying to ignore it and not let it bother me but I worry that it will get worse. I know that you can't really discipline a 9 1/2 month old. I am hoping its just a phase but does anyone have any advise???