Sunday, November 21, 2010

Grandparents Visit

Jeremy's parents came down to visit today. It was good to see them because I haven't seen them for more than a month. (Jeremy stopped by a week or so ago.) They got to enjoy Madison while Jeremy planted some trees, and I went grocery shopping and baked cookies. She really likes her little car. We have to help her on it and push her, but she gets so excited it makes it worth it. Here is a picture of Grandpa and Madison.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Wedding Date

The family went to a wedding of some old old-coworkers of Jeremy’s.  I also play volleyball with the bride on Thursday nights.  I really liked her centerpieces – straight vases with roses sunk in the water and a candle floating on top.  We sat at a table with two other couples with kids.  Madison was very well-behaved.  She gets a little noisy because she is pretty social and wants people to be interacting with her.  Some of the little girls at the table enjoyed her, as well as entertaining Jeremy with their family history :)  Here are a few pictures.

The family picture

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Exhausted….

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Fun at home

I haven’t posted for awhile, so it is always a good excuse to get out the camera.  Here are some pictures from tonight… typical things – going up in the air with daddy, reading books with mommy, laughing under the table, practicing standing, and posing for the camera. 

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Life is going well.  I can’t believe it is almost Thanksgiving and then in a little over a month Madison will turn 1 – yikes!  Time really does fly.  I know this one is short, but at least you got some pictures and a post :)  Have a great week.

Friday, November 12, 2010

And the award for ...

smartest baby goes to MADISON!!!! (Yes, I know some of you out their will say your baby is the smartest - we're both right!) Tonight Madison and I were sitting in her rocker before bed reading a story titled "Monkeys" - a thrilling board book. As I was reading, counting monkeys, and making monkey noises, Madison was listening intently ... until she wasn't. She started squirming forward and looking somewhere else; I thought she wanted to get down to play. So, I pulled her back on my lap and continued reading. She started leaning forward and looking elsewhere again. I finally followed her line of sight and saw..... A MONKEY on her mobile. I was so impressed that she made the connection between the mobile monkey and book monkey. It has been ages since we made the animal noises for her mobile animals; I wonder if she still remembers that. At any rate, I thought it was pretty cool she made this connection. In other Madison news, she has learned (just tonight) how to pull up on the couch. And she is starting to "cruise" - a little recklessly - along the couch and tables. She seems happier now that she can do it herself and not wait on us to help her stand all the time. Cool.  As an added bonus, here are some cell phone pictures from the last bit…

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Monday, November 8, 2010

Visiting

On Saturday, our friends who are expecting a baby at the end of December volunteered to come watch Madison for the afternoon if we wanted to get out for a bit.  We went out to eat at a new (to us) restaurant, then went to a very busy Dick’s to get shoes (I gave up when there was no salesman to be spotted among the throng of people in the shoe department), then to Babies R Us to look for the next car seat we’ll need.  We were gone about 3 hours, and it was good.  Madison did a great job with them, too.  I said I wanted to go visit my parents after we got home.  My mom had been in Oklahoma and my dad not feeling so hot.  It just made me a little homesick.  I like living in Columbus, but wish that I was closer sometimes.  So, my very awesome husband said he would be willing to go spur-of-the-moment to their house.  We got in around 7pm Saturday night.  On Sunday we relaxed some, mom and I walked, and we did a little leaf raking.  Madison was able to play in the leaves a little too!  I am glad we went; I think my parents and I needed it.

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Enjoying the Fall Foliage

Here is Madison enjoying the fall leaves.  She LOVES being outside and getting dirty.  A little dirt don’t hurt, right?

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Monday, November 1, 2010

Madison

Here is the Madison update:

  • She went to her eye doctor appointment today.  It was fun to be a part of.  She did a great job and was complimented by the doctor numerous times.  She passed with flying colors – her eyes looked healthy and ready to go for a few more years :)  If you want to know the details, I’ll tell you about it later.
  • She is officially 10 months old as of yesterday.  She does this cute hand to the head thing that we tried to catch on camera, but just got this face instead!DSC_1503
  • She finally cut her other top tooth!  I think she might be working on some more bottom ones
  • She loves, loves, loves eating.  The sitter’s note today (her first – all big people food day) said he was very entertaining – double fisting the food and clapping.  She had some of our pasta and sauce today, and we captured this photo.DSC_1510
  • I think she attempts to growl like a lion. 
  • She splashed like a banshee in the bathtub tonight.  Then, she tipped over backward landing her head right in the blue bowl.  When I pulled her up, I started laughing because it stuck on her head just like a hat.  Funny. 
  • Basically, we think she is the coolest thing in the world.  If you haven’t hung out with her lately, you should! 

Jeremy’s Big Trip

Jeremy was able to go to Minneapolis over the weekend to visit his brother and do fun things without his wife and daughter.  We got to stay home and play together.  Here are some photos that I picked out from the multitude he took.  (I am sure that he would pick different ones, but since I am the primary blogger….) 

They were able to tour Twins Target Stadium.  I am sure Jeremy really enjoyed this because he loves baseball stadiums.  It looked like a lot of fun, I have to admit to go to the dugout, the locker room, use the phone in the dug out, etc – so many pics I didn’t include.  Photos from left to right (my interpretation): 

            “We have a deal then…”                                 “Here we are.  Standing on the field.” 

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“The mitt (glove?) is massive.  I feel as small as Madison”      “That’s gonna leave a mark.” 

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They also went to the sculpture garden.  I had a chance to go there a number of years ago, and enjoyed it.  Here is the famous Spoonbridge and Cherry and another Jeremy was playing on.

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On top of everything, they got to go to the OSU vs Minneasota game – and they had really good seats (see first image).  Here are just a few from that evening.  Jeremy said although it wasn’t much of a game after the first quarter or so, they were well entertained by all the students dressed in costumes (not many pictures of that though).

        Here are the awesome seats.                             An alternate view from the end zone.

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       The team warming up/huddling up.                     The game – in action

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And there you have it.