December 27, 2009

Snow Day!

Well...Mom and Dad loved the snow. Apparently, she didn't find snowball fights amuzing.

I know my east coast and Canadian relatives will think this is rediculous...WE HAD SNOW in Texas!!!! We had about 6 inches of snow on Christmas Eve and got to play in the snow on Christmas day. Madeline was excited to go out and play in it until she slipped on the ice, got wet, and got hit by a snowball. Other than that, it was a blast!

Merry Main Street

Pointing to parachuting Santa

Merry Main Street in Frisco, TX

It was really cold, but we had a blast. Madeline got to see Santa parachute from an airplane with his elves.

Daddy and Maddie

They had trains, hot air balloons, Santa, sledding and much more, but Madeline preferred hanging out by the water fountain.

Day out with Mom

Such a big girl reading books at the library.

We had a great day. This was the day before our Christmas snow. It was a beautiful 70 something this day.

She looks so grown up here.

December 20, 2009


Madeline was upstairs in her playroom and I ran downstairs to throw the laundry in the dryer. Well...when I walked into the room, she pointed to the brown crayon marks that were ALL OVER the coffee table! I looked at her and said, "Did you write on the coffee table with the crayon?" She looked right at me, shook her head no, pointed to it and said, "DaDa" I said, "DaDa did that?" She nodded yes. Boy, is Chris in trouble! No more crayons for him!

December 11, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

Chris's baby sister, Susan, with her oldest, Jared

Joseph, Calvin, Zachary, Sarah and Madeline.

This was the strangest looking duck I've ever seen. It actually went face to face with her, but I didn't snap the photo on time.

Fun with Joshua.

Cute as a button! This is the youngest of the grandchildren, Jacob.

We had a great time, in Las Vegas, visiting Chris's family. It had been 3 years since we were all together and it was a great trip. Chris's sister Laura and 4 of her 5 boys, his sister Susan and her 2 girls and 4 boys and his brother, Clark, were all able to make it for Thanksgiving. Madeline loved her cousins and had a blast, despite having a stomach bug which almost everyone got except Chris and 2 of his nephews. Yuck!

We were really anxious about our first trip on a plane with her, but she did GREAT! It was smooth and easy. She was a little nervous then settled down and slept for the whole trip. On the ride back, she slept most of the time. When the plane landed she really wanted down to walk around and started crying and fussing. We joked that it would get people to move off the plane quicker.

I feel so lucky to have in-laws that I LOVE!!!! They are all down to earth, loving, and easy-going. Chris's parents are the best and his sisters are great moms with wonderful children. Madeline especially loved running around in the yard and jumping on the trampoline. We thought she'd be "into" the baby, but she was more interested in the older kids.

We had wonderful memories for our 2nd Thanksgiving as a family and can't wait to see enjoy the upcoming holiday fun!