First Came Love...

First Came Love...

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

The Norm

Maddy "played" in the snow for the first time the other day.  She was indifferent about it.  Kind of unsure of this cold white stuff.  I'm the same way.

Since Maddy and Mommy don't like playing outside this time of year, we do crafts inside.  I love it.  Maddy has no choice but to put up with it.

Here's my silhouette shot.  I'm working on getting a silhouette made of her at 12 months.  

I turned my back for literally 5 seconds...

And more pies.  This is Jon's creation- Ginger Apple Blueberry pie.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Look who's 1 year old!!!

Madeline is 1 year old!!! 

Can you believe it?  I sure can't believe my baby is 12 months.  It seems like just the other day I was bouncing Maddy around the house, with the water running and the stove hood blowing, while singing to my voice went hoarse.  I didn't see an end in sight.  I thought I would be swaying her back n' forth and whispering hush until she went off to college.  I actually was counting down the days until she went to college (okay, not really).  Now that things have calmed down considerably, Jon and I couldn't enjoy our bundle of joy more if we tried!

We celebrated Maddy's actual birthday with family at a local restaurant in downtown Milford, Red Dog.  We all enjoyed burgers, and they made Maddy a special soup (honestly, they really did!).  We later had cake at home.  Maddy was timid at first, but soon dove into the frosting and barely came up for air.

The next day was party time!  Maddy had a little over 30 of her closest family and friends over. What a special day!


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Christmas Cruise, Part 2

For Christmas this year, Maddy, Jon and I spent 7 days and nights on the Freedom of the Seas.  We savored the good life, spending time with family.  Maddy splashed through the kiddie pool every day, became an ice cream cone addict (just the cone, no ice cream), was a trooper with 2 hour dinners and LOVED all the sightseeing from her stroller (just as long as we kept the stroller moving, that is!).  Jon and I enjoyed taking full advantage of our babysitter (aka Grandma) and relished our daily trips to the adult pool, as well as nights out!

Mommy and Daddy unpacking, Maddy catching up on some good reads

Little snack before off to Christmas Eve dinner (and that's why the stateroom attendants get the big tips!)

Maddy pulling Nola's hair...and shockingly Nola is still smiling

Santa Shipwrecked

Gifts from Santa!

Enjoying a cone on Labadee (a peninsula of Haiti)

Beach time with Grandma & Grandpa

Splash Zone!

Enjoying yet again another cone

Meeting Shreck (much scarier than Santa)

Another matching outfit...cuties!


Playing with Aunt Bebe

This was our wake up call every morning...precious

Monday, January 2, 2012

Christmas Cruise, Part 1

Following a recenet tradition, my family set sail on December 23rd for our second Christmas Cruise!  However, before we set sail, Jon, Maddy and I relaxed in Florida for a week and enjoyed soaking up the rays.  Below are a few of my favorite photos from our pre-cruise vacaction at my parents condo on Bonita Beach!