Saturday, August 23, 2008


For everyone who has a daughter, you will absolutely love this song. My Aunt Sharon sent it to me, & Madyson asks to listen to it every night before she goes to bed. Drew & her dance to it in the living room. It has become part of our nightly bedtime routine. As soon as it gets over she says "play it again" She almost knows every word. We have listened to it at least 7 times today, and it is only 12:45!

Thursday, August 21, 2008


We are pretty sure the kitty is a boy, so Madyson has named him Theodore! He is getting really playful, now. Drew is going to take him to the vet tomorrow for a check up!

Rollie Pollie Video

Here is a quick video of our little Lexi rolling over. I had daddy on camera control, so it is really quick.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Rollie Pollie

Well Lexi had her 4 months check up & shots today, and while she was laying on the table in the Dr. office she rolled over from her back to her stomach. She has been on the verge for awhile, & finally figured it out. Mom & Tracy kept the girls tonight while Drew & I ate w/ Shaun & Sally and she rolled over a couple of times for them.

The rest of her check up went well. She is 14 lbs 6 oz & 26 inches. He said she is above the curve for her age! :O) Her ears are also cleared up, No more infection!! However, the medicine for the ear infection has given her an awful diaper rash. The Dr. told us to give her yogurt & rub Maalox on her bottom, like lotion. She also has nasal spray we have to give her once a day for 2 weeks.

I just cant believe she is 4 months already. Time sure flies!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Tummy Time

These are a couple of pictures of Lexi on her tummy. She does really good, she reaches for stuff & even tries to get up on her knees. Madyson didn't like to lay on her tummy, but Lexi is a different story. When she gets tired of being on her tummy she just rolls over!!

Dinner Time

Lexi sits in the Bumbo seat on the table while we eat! But she is happy! Won't be much longer & she'll be eating too.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Power of Friends!

Sometimes little things you do mean so much. Saying something nice to someone, helping a stranger or any other little things you do on a daily basis that you may think is nothing, might just make a person's day. Showing you care goes a long way. Let me explain.

This past week has been very very stressful for me & still is. Our kids came back to school last Wednesday & with getting ready for Madyson's birthday, I have been struggling to stay afloat. I am trying to do my job & train the new counselor as well as every other thing that comes up - sometimes I wonder what would happen to that school if I was not there. Of course, all of that gets put in its place when tragedy strikes. On the first day of school, one of our students was killed jumping from her car on the way to school. She would have been a junior this year. I would have been her counselor for a 3rd year this year. Unfortunatley, I didn't get to know this special girl.

Today, another typical hectic day, started off bad. The girls & I were running late, I put Lexi straight from her crib to the carseat - pj's and all. Started putting the girls in the car to leave & realized that Drew had the base to the carseat that I had Lexi in - so had to change it. Probably worst of all, in all the rush I forgot my pump, and all of you moms who ever breast fed can understand how horrible that is!! At school it didnt get better, it was one thing on top of another. And then my phone rang (I actually got to answer it!) On the other end of the phone was a voice I hadn't heard in a long time, Michele Townsend. The principal at St. Aloysius. She had heard about our student that had passed and was calling just to tell me she was thinking about me & praying for me. I don't think she could have ever known how great her timing was & how much I needed to hear that. I was stressed to the max & that simple thought made my day. I don't think Michele reads my blog, but if anyone see's her in the next couple of days, please let her know how much that little phone call meant.

I say all that to say, you never know when kind words or a simple phone call can make such a huge impact. Next time you think about doing something & don't because you think it may be silly - do it any way. You never know who is watching! God is always working!!

Madyson enjoying the leftover cupcakes from her school today!!

Sunday, August 10, 2008

"The Girls"

Birthday Party

It is hard to believe that Madyson is already 3 or will be tomorrow. We celebrated Madyson's 3rd birthday today!! Unfortuanatley, it rained all day so we didn't get to swim like we had planned, but it was okay they kids - especially Madyson still had fun. I want to thank everyone for coming. Madyson racked up on some great gifts!!

These are pictures in her HUGE Ariel tent, Ariel swimming gear, & her Dora roller skates, Dora Helmet & knee & elbow pads.

Happy Birthday!!

Singing Happy Birthday!!

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Aunt Allie & the Girls!!

Getting Big!

Lexi is filling out!!

Big Building Update!

Madyson has adjusted to the big building. Every morning I take Lexi in first, and then walk Madyson to her building, but now Madyson goes to her building on her own!

Meet Susie!

This is Madyson's Birthday Present! She named her Susie. We aren't really sure if it is a boy or girl.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Happy 23rd!

Happy Birthday Tracy!!

Laughing Lexi

Lexi at Grammy & Grandpa's!

Monday, August 4, 2008

New Purse

Thank you Aunt Cathy for our early birthday "cute" purse. She loved it! She actually wanted to sleep with it! I have a picture but it wouldn't upload - sorry.

"The Big Building"

Today was Madyson's first official day in the "big building". She has been so excited,.....until today. She woke up this morning saying she didnt want to go to the big building, she wanted to stay in the blue building. When I picked her up today, she said she didnt have a good day, & didnt like the new building. Some teachers & parents said that she even cried. It is so hard for me to believe b/c she was so excited about it & she adapts to change so well, plus she moved up with all her friends. I have asked her several different times tonight about going back tomorrow & everytime she says she wants to stay at the blue building. She did wake up fussy today and only had a 20 minute nap at school, so maybe tomorrow will be better.

On a better note; Lexi does great at daycare. She is just a laid back happy baby:O)