Monday, March 31, 2008

My First...

OPENING DAY!

This time the first is for Maureen not for Madeline. Kevin got an early birthday present from my family... tickets to opening day! Although Kev has been before, I have only seen it on TV. The first three and a half innings were awesome.

We were in section 270 in left field, and we were lucky to be in row 12. We were just under cover. We sat through an hour and a half of rain delay before they called the game and rescheduled for tomorrow night. Wouldn't you know we have tickets to the Blues tomorrow night. (The ONE week we go anywhere and now they are at the exact same night and time!)

This "first" lead to another...


My First...

Rain out!


video

I must apologize for the poor quality of the photo/video. I took my old Kodak, not the fancy pants Sony. Rain + fp.o.s. Kodak = not so good photos

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Friday, March 28, 2008

The Very Short List

I subscribe to a daily e-mail from The Very Short List. It is where I have found The Daily Monster and Garfield Minus Garfield links that are on the right side of this page. (I love love love the Garfield Minus Garfield, it is hilarious and I find so much truth in the humor. Does that mean I am a sad lot just like John? But, I digress.)

Below is a portion of yesterday's e-mail. Enjoy!

From The Very Short List:

It’s easy to miss what’s right in front of you if you’re paying attention to something else. This is usually funny when it comes to slapstick comedy (we’re looking at you, banana peel) but can be seriously tragic when the person who’s distracted is driving. “Test Your Awareness,” a new PSA from Transport for London’s campaign for cycling safety, turns the fact that we can all miss seeing the obvious into a clever perception test that could double as an absurdist comedy--art happening.

The spot asks you to count the number of passes a group of basketball players makes to one another, but pay close attention: It’s harder than it sounds. We can’t tell you any more, but if you’re like us, you’ll probably have to watch it twice.

Click here to take the test.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

A day at the park!

March 26

The weather was great yesterday so Grandma and Grandpa G came over and we went for a walk to the park. We had a great time swinging and going down the slides. We love spring!

Madeline loves a good swing!





Madeline's first trip down a tube slide!
Grandpa is quite the trooper!


Grandma helping Maddy down the slide.
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Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Struttin'

March 25
Madeline, strutting her stuff on the driveway. Look, one hand!


I am really really ridiculously good looking!

Our beautiful baby girl

March 24
A quiet evening at home with Mommy and Daddy. (Mommy with her camera, and Daddy playing the guitar.)

Hello there blog readers.

Kisses anyone?

What we get in response to... "Maddy, where's your belly?"

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Backlog

It seems like I take pictures everyday. And if you look back at the month of March there have only been two days that I didn't. You would think that I would post every single day, wouldn't you? Well I don't really have that kind of time. But I am finding myself thinking, "this photo will be great on the blog" and then never posting. So I am going to try to be better about it. Note that I said "try." No promises.

The post below is a first attempt.

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Who needs a purse?

Who needs a purse when you have a 10 month old with big pockets? Well she wasn't using them... so why shouldn't I?


March 19- Madeline with my cell phone in her pocket.


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Monday, March 24, 2008

My First...

STEPS!!!

Although we did not get them on tape or film, yesterday while celebrating Easter with Kev's parents Maddy took three steps all by herself! She walked right to her daddy! As soon as we get it on tape I will post the video!!!!

March 23

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Toddler Lesson #1

Keeping windows clean isn't as easy as it seems.

March 20

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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter everyone! Enjoy this snowy day!

March 23- I'm a delicate flower!

Madeline's First Easter Eggs!

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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Some days are better than others

Madeline had a fit during dinner the other night. Even when she is covered in Turkey and Rice she is still adorable!

March 14

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

March 17- Hats off for a Happy St. Patrick's Day!

March 17

March 17- I don't think this is what they had in mind when they say "under the table."
But at least she has good company from Olive!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Grandpa!

Happy Birthday Grandpa Bruce! We love you!

March 16- I'm so cute and sweet!


March 16- Look what I did to Grandpa's Birthday present!
I can't wait to give it to him!

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Sunday, March 16, 2008

It isn't easy being this cute.

March 12- Can you guess who I look like today?

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Saturday, March 15, 2008

Our own (Miss) Freddy Mercury

Before bed mom and dad get creative with my wardrobe. This week we played celebrity look-a-like. Sorry for the bopp-oo (our word for pacifier) in my mouth. I was really tired and just about to get into bed.

And make sure you vote in the poll on the right of the page.* We want to hear who you think I look like!

Madeline rockin' out with her bopp-oo and Jammie-Jams.

Freddy Mercury, rockin' out with a mic and spandex!!


Although the look is also sort of Elvis...
Freddy is much more rock and roll!


*Poll results:
The 16 total votes broke down like this:
6 votes (37%) for Maddy is Freddy Mercury all the way.
5 votes (31%) for Maddy is a hound dog just like Elvis.
2 votes (12%) for I have no idea what you are talking about.
4 votes (25%) for Don't you two have anything better to do?

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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Hi there!

March 10- Kisses anyone?!?!

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Sunday, March 09, 2008

Go Statesmen!


Our high school's basketball team won the Missouri Class 5 Championships last night 71-62 against defending state campions McCluer North! Woo Who!

My First...

ROAD TRIP!!!

Madeline and I packed up and headed into the heart of Missouri this weekend! We spend Saturday in Columbia with Auntie Olivia. We did some shopping downtown at the Peace Nook and the Candy Factory. Ate Thai food and caught up with each other. (Even Maddy had a couple of bites of my Squash Curry!)

Madeline met Jaden, and was a little freaked out by her at first. But once Maddy got her bearings and Jaden calmed down Jaden was much more scared of Madeline! It was really cute.


March 8- hanging out at Olivia's with Jaden.

In the afternoon we packed up and drove to Jefferson City to spend the evening at Shannon and Chris' new home! Shannon prepared a yummy dinner and we had a fab time girl talking... sorry Chris!

Thank you everyone for having us! Madeline's first road trip was a total success! Although I am totally exhausted!

March 9- Madeline, making friends with Sophie.
Jackson was long gone by the time the camera came out!

March 9- Where there is a kitty, there is cat food!
Madeline, following Sophie into the kitchen.


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Friday, March 07, 2008

My First...

COLD :(

Normally these "firsts" posts are a barrel of fun, but not this time. Madeline has her first cold. Yesterday she spent most of the day feeling really icky and not wanting to sleep. Hence the cuddles with Daddy on the sofa. Today she wouldn't take her morning nap, but she did sleep this afternoon... although I did have to lay down and nap with her... not that I am complaining! Tonight she is feeling a lot better and is much less snotty.

March 6- Madeline curls up with her poppa for a snuggle.


March 6- So, is it her cold or the t-shirt that is making her so upset? I'll let you decide.

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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Madeline is 10 months old!

March 4

I realized just today that I missed an update when Madeline was 9 months old. I must be slipping. There goes the blogging mother of the year award!

Today Madeline is 10 months old. I can hardly believe she is only two months away from her first birthday! (I can see the party streamers already!) Maddy has two bottom teeth and we are expecting the top ones any day now. Because of her teeth and her huge appetite she is eating all sorts of fruits and veggies these days. Her favorites are sweet potatoes by far, but she does like peas, carrots, cucumber, peaches, pears, pineapple and yogurt of many flavors!

Maddy is cruising all over the house. Although she loves to walk with support from Mom or Dad her main form of transportation is still crawling. She finds it much more efficient for the time being. And let us tell you, she is lightening fast especially when going for the cat food or the bathroom!

Language is a skill that takes a lot of time to master. Some adults I have met still haven't gotten the hang of it. Madeline on the other hand is babbling right along. She now says, Dada (which she has for quite a while now), kit kat, pop-mama (when she wants us both I guess), Hi and Momma. Although she really only started saying Momma on purpose two days ago.

We are just enjoying our baby girl. She is so much fun and such a happy little soul. I am working very hard to let some of that rub off on me. (Especially now that I had a taste of spring this weekend and now I have been forced back into a winter wonderland. Ba-humbug!)

Enjoy these photos from the past few days!


March 4- Sunday it was 70 degrees and sunny.
Kevin wore shorts, and I wore a t-shirt.
Today, we have 6 1/2 inches of snow.

March 4- Momma, can we go out and play?

March 4- Our beautiful girl watching the snow flakes fall.

March 2- HAPPY BIRTHDAY UNCLE BRYAN!
How lucky are you to have a day off school on your birthday?!?!


March 3- Madeline is blowing you birthday raspberries!


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Monday, March 03, 2008

Sunday, March 02, 2008

My First...

TRIP TO FOREST PARK!!!

Mom and Dad took me to Forest Park for the first time today! The weather is georgous! (a windy 70 degrees) so off to the park we went. Dad suggested we go to the zoo today, but after 2 minutes on the highway and 40 minutes looking for a parking spot, Mom and Dad changed their mind. It seems all of St. Louis decided to head to the zoo today.

Instead we found a parking spot by the visitors center and took a nice long walk by the Grand Basin and Art Hill. Further proof that all of St. Louis was in Forest Park today, we ran into Mom's uncles Pat and Dennis, Aunt Kathy McG and Mom's cousin Mia and second cousin once removed Jamison! (Ade, did I get that family relation right?)

What a beautiful day! We have to enjoy it now, because by this time tomorrow it will be in the snowy 30s! Gotta love that STL weather!


March 2- Hangin' in my wicked ride!


March 2- The Art Museum, Saint Louis and Art Hill.

March 2- The trip was a success. I fell asleep on the car ride home!

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Saturday, March 01, 2008

Leap Day!

Feb. 29- "Leap day? I thought you said Sweep day!" -Cinder-Maddy

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