Thursday, May 29, 2008

6 Weeks Check-up

I had my six week check up today (doesn't seem like it has been that long). Everything went great & I am completely released to go back to all that exercising & heavy lifting I like to do!! Well at least it is nice to know if I wanted to do those things, I am free to do so!


The girls got their pictures taken at Sears last night. Be looking for an email from me with a link to sears portriats. From there you should be able to see all the pictures & even buy any if you would like. If you didnt get the email & you would like to see them, please let me know.

New "Big Girl" Development

Madyson has starting going to bed on her own. We have always had to lay down with her until she has fallen asleep & then try to sneak out. The past to nights she has been going to bed like a "big girl". Drew or I still tuck her in, but then we leave and she goes to sleep on her own. And she actually stays in the bed!! This is really great since Drew has practice on Sunday & Wednesday nights & I have to put them both to bed. Now is easy! We are so proud of Madyson. She is such a great big sister & now she is wearing big girl panties & going to sleep on her own. It kinda breaks my heart a little to know how fast she is growing up.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

One Month Check Up!

We had our one month check up today. I doesn't seem like a month has gone by already. Dr. Ski said she looked great! She is now 8 lbs 12 oz, 21 3/4 inches and growing like a weed! No shots this time, thank goodness. Daddy will take her for her 2 month check up b/c there will be shots!! Thank God for Daddies!! (and she has a great one!)

Big Girl Update!

We have made it 2 days at daycare w/ No accidents. She is doing great. Keep your fingers crossed!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Cute Pictures of Madyson

One Month Old

My how time flies. It is hard to believe Lexi is already a month old. She is just wonderful, I am looking forward to the many more months to come.

On Thursday, 5/18 My mom laid her in her crib on her stomach to button the back of her outfit, turned around to get Madyson off the dresser, & when she turned back around Lexi was on her back!! So 1 day prior to being 4 weeks old she rolled from her stomach to her back!

She is really starting to get good a holding her little head up too!


We got to hang out with Brandon, Samantha & Hunter along with Robert, Jenny & Sawyer. Sawyer & Lexi share the same birthday, only 15 minutes apart. Sawyer is just as precious as she can be. It was great to get to see them. Madyson & Hunter played while everyone else talked babies!!

We have sure came a long way from high school!!

Madyson & Hunter Drink Break!!

Madyson was just too much energy for Hunter, he was a worn out little boy!


The Greatest Ear Infection!

God truly sends miracles when you never expect them. Wednesday afternoon daycare called because Madyon woke up crying hysterically saying ear hurt. We took her to the Dr. because every time she says it hurts, it is infected & sure enough both her ear canals were red & her right ear infected. Of course this happened the same day we were supposed to take pictures - had to cancel them.

Here is the Miracle part:
I kept her home Thursday, just for precautions and when she got up she said she wanted to wear big girl panties. We have been in Big Girl Panties for 3 1/2 days now & only 1 accident. We are so proud of her. She decided all on her own it was time & she has done great! We are so excited. Of course she still sleeps in a pull-up, but all other times we are a BIG GIRL! Our next test will come tomorrow, when we go back to day care for the first time in panties. Keep your fingers crossed!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Drew's New Truck

05 Toyota Tundra Double Cab - It is great, we can all ride in it very comfortably!!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Lexi trying to be like her Big Sis!!

Madyson & Lexi hanging out! (Madyson picked out her outfit!!)

Madyson w/ Danny & Sandy!!

Katie & Madyson


Madyson & Katie w/ "Sandy & Danny" in the Grease Lighting Car

"W" Grad!

We are very proud of Tracy. She graduated Cum Laude, with Honors with a degree in Theatre & Communications. We love you, Tracy.

Busy Weekend

It was a busy weekend this weekend. San-San came to town to meet her 3rd granddaughter & hang out with Madyson (and we didn't get one single picture), Drew played in a golf tournament with his dad, James & James' dad & Tracy Graduated from the "W". But wait it gets better, in honor of Tracy's graduation we had a graduation party at the house, unfortunatelly I missed out on all the fun with a 102.7 fever & was in the bed the whole night. Because I was sick, we missed out on lunch at Aunt Becky's, so we never even saw Paige & Taylor. Madyson ended up going to Hattiesburg Sunday with Grammy & G-pa Power, Great G-pa Power, & Aunt Allison to see Lesley as "Sandy" in Grease. Madyson did get to see lots of family while she was there & had a great time. She got to hang out with Great Grandma & Grandpa Hatch, Aunt Cathy, Aunt Lorie, Aunt Tina, & Katie.

Special THANK YOU to the Backstrom family for the bag full of goodies for Lexi, the outfit is too cute! I am sure she will spit up on every single burb cloth! She will look extra cute in the onsies too!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Crawfish Boil

Here are a couple of pictures from Rob & Emily's Crawfish Boil. Grammy & Grandpa Power kept the girls. We had a great time. Drew got to hang out with the guys (he doesnt get to see much Rob & Chris) and eat all the crawfish he could, he was in heaven. I got to talk girl talk with the girls. We are very excited to welcome Emily to the New Hope Family.

Monday, May 5, 2008

New Haircut

Just wanted to show off Madyson's new summer-time haircut!

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Madyson & Lexi

Madyson & Lexi at Grammy & Grandpa Power's House

Market Street Festival

Madyson & mommy went to Market Street Festival today. She was a very good girl. She even wore big girl panties! She rode the pony, which I have a great picture of in my phone, if anyone knows how to get it off my phone. She played in the petting zoo w/ a calf, bunnies, ducks, goats & a pot belly pig. She played in the inflatable jumpers. She got her big Dora, that is almost as big as her. We had a good mommy & Madyson morning.

Lexi's First Bath

Lexi was 2 weeks old Friday. Her belly button finally fell off, so we got to give her, her 1st real bath. She only fussed when Drew poured water on her head. Maybe she will be just like her big sister and LOVE the bath tub. She did great. She is a wonderful baby so far, we are very blessed.