April 26, 2009

Happy 1st Birthday Maddie!

It's hard to believe our little girl is one! Where did the time go? What an incredible year it has been. Not one day has gone by where we don't look at her and think about how blessed we are to have her in our lives. The first year was like a whirlwind. Everyone talks about enjoying every moment because it goes so fast. Boy were they right!

After her first year doctor visit, Madeline is...
Weight-20lbs 5oz. (45th percentile)
Height-29 1/2 in. (70th percentile)
Development-15-18 months. (of course, we knew she was advanced)

Current Milestones:
*Physical: walks without help in shoes and barefooted-she did this so quickly. She went from taking just a few steps and falling to walking everywhere! It's all over now mom and dad.
Picks up small objects with fingers. Opens and closes things. Puts objects in and out of things. Opens cabinets and drawers. Turns lights and t.v. on and off.
*Verbal-Words: dada, mama, mum, nana, nonononono , an (fan), wawa (water) baba(bottle) hi (with a dragged out i)
*Favorite games/toys: French Doll "Jolie", Pink car, building blocks, plastic Easter eggs, stuffed bunny, the cats
*Favorite T.V. shows: Sesame Street, Blue's Clues, Dora the Explorer
*Favorite Books: The Little Mouse, Big Hungry Bear and the Red Ripe Strawberry; Good Night Moon; Sesame Street Seek and Find; The Nose Book
*Favorite Food: any pureed fruit, Cheerios, broccoli and cheese, any cheeses, any breads, Puffs
*Dislikes: carrotts, tomato sauce and tomatoes, birthday cake, grass, vaccuum cleaner, being told "NO", car rides, and sippy cups.
*Favorite activities: anything outside-exploring, walks in the stroller, feeding ducks, listening to birds and trees; baths;dancing/music; 'helping' unload the dishwasher

Birthday Party! Guests: Mom, Dad, Grandpa and Grandma Miller, Grandpa and Grandma Walker, Auntie Chris, Dewayne, Zoe, Seraphia

Yippee! Madeline is one today. She was so excited to see her birthday party and get lots of attention.

The princesses chair is ready for the party. This lasted for about a minute. Then she started eating the decor!

The balloons were a hit. She kept looking up and yelling, "Eh!"

Grandpa Miller just got back from France and Belgium and came all the way from Nevada for my birthday.

Aunti Chris came all the way from Ontario, Canada for my birthday party. I had fun playing with Auntie Chris at Grandma Walker's house.

Grandma Miller came from Nevada to my party too!

Here's Grandma and Grandpa Walker enjoying me opening my gifts. I AM funny and cute!

Grandma and Grandpa Miller

Ooooooooohhhhh! Balloons!

So cute!

Partying with daddy!

Whenever we say funny face, this is the look we get! Makes us laugh every time.

This was the first present she opened. It's from mommy's friend, Valarie.

This is the doll Grandma and Grandpa Miller brought her from France. We named her Jolie!

She Looovvved the doll and kept hugging it and smiling at it.

The dog was a hit too. She loves dancing to it.

She loved the pink car Auntie Chris bought her. She loves getting in and out and opening and closing the door. The license plate says Princess. Too cute!

She loved her Happy Birthday song! She put her hand up in the air and started dancing while we sang.

At first we thought it was going to be pure excitement as she ate the cake. Boy,were we wrong!

She did NOT enjoy the cake and when she tasted it, she got really mad. Eventually, she started beating up the cake. It was funny because it had a ladybug on top and she had black frosting ALL over her. Oops! Didn't think about that. Yes...the stains did come out of her clothes!

Time for a bath!

Zoe and Madeline were really interested in the oven even though they got in trouble, several times, for going near it. Zoe is 2 months older than Madeline and a lot taller. They were fun to watch together. Zoe goes to daycare and knows how to share. Madeline? Not so much!

April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

Wow, it's been a long time since we last posted. Where has the time gone? It's hard to believe that Madeline is almost 1 year old. We still look at her and look at each other in disbelief that this sweet little girl is part of our lives. Every day we witness a new milestone. It's so exciting to see the world from her eyes. Her big beautiful blue eyes!!!

Her first Easter was fun at Grandma and Grandpa's house. She gets so excited as soon as she sees them. She loved her Easter basket, especially the plastic eggs! Those were a blast.

She started out dressed up in a green fancy dress with a matching jacket that cousin Tina gave her. We had a bow in her hair, ruffled socks, pink shoes and matching diaper cover. By the time we got to my mom's house, she had the shoes, socks, and bow off. Five minutes after arriving at my mom's house, she had the panties off too and was working on the dress. So...she had a pretty Easter dress on for about 15 minutes. So funny!