Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Dad Update

Dad is in a room and is doing good. When I talked to Allison, he was drinking a diet dew (only b/c they wouldn't let him have a bud light!) I will update when I know any more! Thanks for the prayers!

Monday, March 30, 2009

I re-uploaded our All Star video. Scroll down to check it out

Prayer Request

My dad is going to have surgery in Tupelo Tuesday morning. He should be able to come home on Wednesday, but no playing or driving for at least 2 weeks. He is having a spacer placed between his 5th & 6th vertebrae (I think it's those 2) to relieve pressure so that one of his arm muscles (tricep I think) doesn't begin to deteriorate. (you see how good I am about specifics, right!) Please keep him and us in your prayers. When I told Madyson she just cried. We went and played yesterday, before he goes to the doctor. She even spent the night w/ them Friday - getting last minute playtime in. She told grandpa she wouldn't jump on him until he was all better :O)


On another note, Drew took Lexi to the Dr. today b/c she has just been fussy & extremely clingy to me this weekend and been messing w/ her ears. She hasn't been like this since tubes, so I was afriad water had gotten in her ears and gotten infected. However, our ears look GREAT! We are just getting a mouth full of teeth. 2 just broke up top & 2 more are trying to come in on the bottom. Tylenol & Oralgel here we come!! Super glad we are not sick:)

Madyson's New Boots




Drew went to Biloxi for Scott Kappler's 30th Birthday, so the girls and I went and spent Saturday w/ Aunt Allie & Uncle Lee. Allie got Madyson some new cow"girl" boots (don't call them cowboy boots) Of course, we had no trouble getting her to take a picture!

Friday, March 27, 2009

All Star!

Our Little All Star

Up the Slide

I have tried several times to get this uploaded, finally got it! This is from Tuesday - she did this the same day she started walking. Don't tell me she doesn't watch Madyson. Still no luck in catching her walk - still working on it though. She did walk all the way across the living room today w/ no bribing or help :O)

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Ads for Recital Program

I am finally posting the prices for the ads for Madyson's recital program. If you are interested in getting one, just let me know. I have to turn them in by the end of April. She is taking dance pictures April 15th so if you want to use one those pictures let me know. We won't have them back, but the owner will have a CD and I just have to tell her the proof number. The prices are as follows:

  • Shout outs: $10
  • Business Card Ad: $20
  • 1/4 page: $30
  • 1/2 page: $50
  • Full page: $100

Just let me know what you want it to say & if you want to add a picture!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

WALKING

Lexi finally started walking this afternoon. Of course Drew was at golf practice (he was at a golf tournament when Madyson started walking). I didn't get any video. Everytime I started to record, she would sit down and crawl to me. Yea, Lexi!!

On a Madyson note; we have been working with her to swing on her own w/ out us pushing her & she finally did yesterday! She is getting so big and independent :O)

Monday, March 23, 2009

More Magic Kingdom Pictures

dad & madyson waiting to fly on aladdin's magic carpet
Madyson has always been a daddy's girl

Mommy & Madyson in our 3D glasses.

Daddy & Madyson on the Princess Carousel

Mommy & Madyson fixing to fly high in Dumbo!
We didn't get to meet any of the princess because it was a 75 minute wait for Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty & Jasmine, and another 90 minutes for Ariel. Even the fairies had a 60 minute wait.




The Magic Kingdom

Mommy & Madyson on Tea Cups
Daddy & Madyson on Tea Cups

Daddy & Madyson driving the Race Car



Madyson & Stitch


The Princess Castle
Drew & I took Madyson to the Magic Kingdom the last day we were in Orlando. SanSan & Papa Smurf kept Lexi. Madyson had a blast & Lexi did great. We had such a great time in Flordia, I believe we will keep it as our annual spring break trip! We are looking forward to the beach :O)




Sunday, March 22, 2009

CHUCKY CHEESE







LEXI LOVED THE RIDES AS MUCH AS MADYSON!

Lexi's 1st Ride

Lexi got to ride the Carousel, too. She was a natural, she knew exactly what to do. She loved it!

Sea World Rides

The Carousel

The Swishie Fishie



Madyson's 1st Roller Coaster



Saturday, March 21, 2009

Shamu Show


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We actually got to watch the Shamu Show this time & Madyson only held her ears for a little while. The show was great, different from last time. Madyson liked that the people who sat on the bottom all got wet! Lexi was every where the entire show - I am rethinking that she is my laid back child, she is too active! She is just a little more cautious than Madyson was/is!

Sea World




We had a great time at Sea World. SanSan, Papa Smurf, Aunt Paige, Uncle James & Taylor Tot went with us. Lexi really enjoyed it too! She pointed to everything & especially loved the penguins. She kept saying "duck, duck" The girls did great! Tay & Lexi both took naps while we were there, of course there was no way Madyson would.

Sea World Morning



Couple of cute pictures while we were waiting on SanSan & Papa Smurf so we could go to Sea World!

CUTE PHOTOS





HERE ARE A COUPLE OF CUTE PHOTOS I THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE. DON'T WORRY THERE ARE MANY MANY MORE TO COME. ALSO CHECK OUT SNAPFISH, I HAVE POSTED ALL OUR PICTURES FROM THE TRIP.

RELAXING

MADYSON & TAYLOR & BUBBLES. I HAVE NEVER SEEN ANYONE WHO LOVES BUBBLES AS MUCH AS TAYLOR!



HANGING OUT IN THE BACKYARD, WHILE THE GUYS PLAY GOLF, SATURDAY. WE SPENT A LOT OF TIME OUT THERE DURING THIS TRIP

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Family Traveling

OUR LUGGAGE
LEXI WAITING ON PAPA SMURF

FINALLY SLEEPING ON HER 1ST PLANE RIDE. OF COURSE WE WERE BEGINING OUR DESCENT WHEN SHE FINALLY DECIDED TO GO TO SLEEP. SHE WORE ME OUT BOTH THERE AND BACK! BY THE WAY, SHE DECIDED TO SLEEP THE LAST 30 MINUTES OF THE PLANE RIDE HOME, TOO!



Packing for Orlando



I don't know if she was trying to help or was afraid we might leave her here!

Friday, March 20, 2009

The Many "Faces" of Lexi











Monday, March 16, 2009

Another Baby Girl!

My cousin Ashley Freeman just found out she is having a girl :O) She is due the first week in September, they are soooooo excited :O)

Madyson's 1st Roller Coaster


We had a blast at SeaWorld yesterday! I have tons of pictures, but of course I forgot my cord that connects the camera to the computer. But this is a picture of Madyson's 1st Roller Coaster!! She told me she liked it, but Drew says other wise :O) I think I was like 15 before I rode my first roller coaster.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Recital Date Change

Madyson's Dance Recital has been changed from May 9th (Mother's Day) to May 30th. It will be at Caledonia Gymnasium @ 5 & 7. Adds are available for the program, I will post the cost of the ads when I return from Orlando.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Spring Break!

It is getting closer and closer to spring break. We are soooo excited we leave Saturday to go to Orlando to see San-San & Papa Smurf. Aunt Paige, Uncle James & Taylor are coming too. We are going to have so much fun. We are going to Sea World & Madyson can't wait!

So I should have lots of pictures and posts from next week, but I it may be awhile before another update.

Ashley Whitten's Wedding



Lexi was more intersted in the food!
Here are a couple of pictures from Ashley Whitten's Wedding this past weekend.

Video For Tracy Take 1

This is the 1st video Madyson made for Tracy. I just laugh every time I watch it, so I thought I would share. Pay close attention to the end.

This is the video Lexi made for Tracy the day Madyson made one. I have tried a million times to upload it, but it kept getting an error. So here it is!!

Lexi is getting moved up to the Wobbler Room at school. No - she is not walking yet, but she is much more mobile than the other kids in her class. She was in there today and the teacher said she had a wonderful day! She just loves it in there w/ the bigger kids and the better toys :O) You can tell a huge difference since the tubes, it is so wonderful to see her so happy and smiling all the time!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Tubes Update!

I want to start by thanking everyone for your prayers. God is truly amazing and he has truly blessed our lives. We had to be at the hospital this morning at 5:45. I worried all night that I would have to hand off my crying baby to a stranger and that she would be inconsolable after the surgery. All my prayers were answered today though. I went back to the holding room (7:00 am) with her & the anesthesiologist was the one that I had when I had Lexi. She was really tired & hungry so I knew she was going to throw a fit when I had to give her to the nurse. However, she did amazing, She didn't fuss or wine at all when I gave her to the nurse. I did a pretty darn good job, too! By the time I got back to our room from the holding room the nurse called (7:05) and said Dr. Cosby had just started and everything was going good. About ten minutes later (7:15) Dr. Cosby called and said everything went well. Within 5 minutes the nurse from the holding room said she was waking up and they would be bringing her back in 5-7 minutes. She was back in my arms drinking her bottle by 7:35! The only time she really every fussed is when they tried to take her blood pressure. The nurse was extremely impressed. We walked out the hospital at 8:25! I can already see a difference in her. You can tell she can hear better. She is happy and been playing since we got home.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Video Message to Tracy

We tried really hard to do a video message for Tracy. This is the best we could do, she was just being too silly.

Mark your Calendar

As most of you know Madyson is taking tumbling on Wednesday nights and Dance on Thursday nights and Jumps*Kicks*Splits*. She loves it. They are working on Cartwheels, hand stands and backward sommersalts in tumbling, and in dance they do ballet, jazz, and tap and a little tumbling. She has a performance coming up on April 18th (I know, Lexi's 1st B-day) @ Leigh Mall @ 2:00. She also has Spring recital on May 9th at Caledonia High School at 5 & 7. (Drew's thrilled as you can imagine) At the spring recital they have a program that we are selling ads for. Most of the ads are just pictures of the girls from family saying "we are so proud of you" things like that. They have ads that are business card sizes, 1/4 page, 1/2 page and full pages. If you are interested please let me know. I will get the prices for the ads tomorrow when we go to dance.

Because of the performance at the mall, we are probably going to do Lexi's birthday party around 5 o'clock at the house. We will just grill out & hang out. I will get more details the closer it gets.

Tubes :O(

Well, it is official. We met w/ Dr. Cosby yesterday and we have scheduled to have Lexi's tubes put in Thursday. We have to be at the hospital at 5:45 in the morning. She will be the first one back. The surgery only takes about 5 minutes, but she will be away from us for about 30. I am crying just writing this, I don't know how I am going to make it through tomorrow morning - the may have to sedate me too!

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Better Haircut Picture


After a bath, before bed!