Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Mommy's Prize

I am just weeks away from Maddie being on cow's milk fulltime. I have been much more emotional about it than I thought I would. It is crazy that I have been breastfeedng/pumping 23 of the last 36 months. I have to say a HUGE thank you to my mom for doing the same for my sister and I! Until you have been there done that you have no idea the time and effort it takes. It truly is like having a part-time job on the side. I wouldn't think twice about it though for health and bonding reasons. I love my babies so much and I have already seen the benefits!

On a side note, it costs on average $1500-$2000 to formula feed a baby for a year. Thats right I saved $4,000. As Clayton would say, "Do I get a prize?" :)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Madeline's Last Photo Shoot

A little behind, but here are some pics from Maddie's last photo shoot! Isn't she cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (We are a little biased)

Thursday, March 17, 2011


Yikes, I have not been good about posting on Maddie and all the new things she has been up too. Hopefully some day she will forgive me and we won't have to spend too much money on therapy. :) We can't believe our little girl will be turning 1 in a couple of weeks. She is such a spunky little thing and is already testing her parents. Here is a run down on our Maddie Boo:

She eats EVERYTHING. I have been telling her she will get to the day were eating everything will mean bad things for your jeans fitting, so she should enjoy it now. She loves, waffles, macaroni, green beans, peas, cheese oh and her favorite ICE CREAM. Of course we don't just give her ice cream, but if she sees one of us eating it, you would think she is going through withdrawals the way she carries on trying to let you know she wants to suck the spoon.

When I say she eats everything I mean even things she shouldn't. She will kill me for putting this on here. She is a bug eater. Not only does she want to put them in her mouth, but she goes looking for them. So weird. So needless to say I have to keep an eye on her ALL the time to make sure no Asian beetles are getting munched on.

Maddie likes to destroy Clayton's train tracks, his towers, his puzzles and so on. I am pretty sure that is her way of playing with him. Big brother doesn't really appreciate it though.

Our little girl is definitely a lover. She likes to give kisses now and also pats you on the back when you rub hers. She is for sure a mama's girl as sometimes no one else matters. (Can't say I don't like this :)

She now has a vocabulary the consists of mama, dada, dog dog, bye bye, hi and good girl (this one is questionable but it sure sounds like it)

Maddie can crawl like a champ and cruises on furniture, I think she knows that once she walks she won't be carried around as much so she isn't quite ready to start running on her own.

As far as toys, activities, etc. She loves taking baths with Clayton. Likes playing with her princess castle. She thinks the pack n play should be called JAIL and wants nothing to do with it. She can have her socks off in 2 seconds and thinks they are fun to throw. She loves the microphone Clayton has and pushes the button for the music. She is a little dancer for sure.

We just love our little girl so much and love to see how she and her brother are becoming best friends. We are trying to get all our cuddling time we can these days knowing she will be growing out of that way too soon!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Our Little Bowler

When you have nothing to do on a Saturday night, what do you do? Go Bowling! :) Clayton had a lot of fun and beat mommy and daddy! He especially loved that he had a yellow ball!

Mommy's 2 Little Book Worms

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Happy Girl!

Best Buddies!