Friday, April 30, 2010

Happy Friday!

This photo makes me happy, Gavin was standing on the dresser watching the man across the street mow his lawn. Gav cannot wait until he is old enough to mow the lawn for Daddy, for now the bubble mower will have to suffice.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Meet Madi- 18 months

This is more for me to remember than anything else, but here we go....

Weight: 20 lbs
Height: 31 inches
tall and skinny- who is surprised???

Madison LOVES:
-bows in her hair
my favorite story with this is one day she wakes up from her nap and I hear her in her room: "mooooomy, moommmmmmmyyyyy, mommy!, moooooomy" I walk in and she is standing in her crib with one finger on the top of her head pointing and she says "BOW!".
Her bow had fallen out during her nap and of course she noticed and wanted it back in.

- Shoes
She picks out a pair everyday and if she sees your shoes lying on the ground she will take hers off and proceed to wear yours. She even wants to picks out shoes to match her pjs and insists I let her sleep in them (yes she has won before). This obsession has begun a bit early don't you think??

- The tricycle
Everytime we go outside she drags gavins tricycle with us. She can't reach the pedals yet but she really tries and will scoot up so she can move it by walking her feet. When we were in Dallas last week there was a pink and purple tricycle in the window of a toy store and she had her nose to the glass staring until I drug her away.

-Her thumb and her belly button.
Anytime Madi is tired or gets out of sorts at all her right thumb goes in her mouth and she finds her belly button with the other hand. She has sort of an outtie belly button and loves to mess with it.

-Her Daddy.
While he is at work she asks me at least once an hour "Wheres Daddy" and everytime she wakes up in the morning or after nap, "Wheres Daddy?"

She loves carrying her babies around and taking care of them. When we saw Brad and Brookes baby Camden for the first time she was in awe. She got to hold him and she was in heaven.

-playing dress up
A girl can never have on too many necklaces and bracelets.

one of the both Madi and Gavin's favorite things is to turn on music (preferably Ben Rector or Coldplay) and dance around and play the guitar and drums. It is fun. I hope no one ever looks in the window and sees me dancing around, I make a complete fool of myself, but we have FUN.

Madison HATES:

-getting in her car seat

-riding in the cart at the stores (this makes life REAL easy for me - HAH)

-taking a bath without Gavin- I don't know why she hates it, but she will yell "nooooooo" anytime she has to take a bath if Gavin is not taking a bath too

-going poop
I won't entertain you with a story there.

So that's Madison at 18 months!

You just thought you could get through a blog post of mine without they are!!

playing talking on my phone, please ignore the mess of toys, we have since got new toy storage and its MUCH better....wait I just looked and it really looks the same, somehow we managed to get two new storage furniture things and we still have that black thing filled with toys too. Where do all these toys come from??????

looking serious, trying to find her belly button

walking the tricycle

saying cheese!

Saturday, April 10, 2010


Gavin has turned into quite the entertaining little 2 year old. He really does say the funniest things and has some interesting logic.

I ask him if he wants to go get ice cream at Sheridans, his reply: "Actually Mom I think I want to go to the ice cream shoppe." He uses the word "actually" quite a bit - and correctly I might add. "I think" also is in about 75% of what he says.

He knows how to bargain with you. "Gavin come put on your pajamas" I tell him. "Well hooow abooout (he always drags these 2 words, squints his eyes and angles his head to the side when he says this) if I put on my pajamas then you can get me some bunny cereal."

When he wants something he will say: "Mom I think you do want to go to Target and buy me some cars". He is very good at telling you what you think. He also tells me what Madison wants to do. Me: "Gavin, Madison wants to play with the legos also, lets give her some so she can play too" Gavin will study Madison's face like he is figuring something out then look at me and say, "No Mommy, Madison just wants to play dolls in her room by herself"

He always keeps me entertained.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

You know it's a holiday weekend and your family is in town when....

one of your children starts running a high fever and then the next day your other child is throwing up.
Naturally this would happen on a weekend when you have a LOT planned and family you really wanted to see in town.
Let me just note in case you don't remember that this EXACT thing happened to us on Thanksgiving and on Madison's birthday. We have great timing with the sicknesses over here!!

Friday, April 02, 2010

Have you seen....

Kailee and Patrick's Session??

and Cambrie's Session??

Go check it out!!!
Have I mentioned that I have the 2 best jobs in the world. Mommy and photographer, I LOVE it!!!

If you have kids I have two big recommendations for younger ones. We went to the science spectrum and they LOVED it. I think we will be getting a yearly membership once Gavin turns 3. Kids under 3 are free and adults are $7.50. An unlimited yearly membership is $100 and you get discounts for omni and the gift shop. Pretty good deal. Also Jordan took the kids to Blue Sky to eat while I had a shoot and they have a sandpit for the kids to play in. Gav and Madison LOVED it. When I met them up there they had been playing for probably an hour and we stayed a good 45 minutes longer. It was a great time (and great food). We are always looking for something new to do, so if you have something you do with your kids let us know!!