On a more random front, I put a bird house in the backyard and we have been getting a steady stream of birds. My mom asked for pictures, so here they are. We've had more than just Cardinals but I haven't been able to get any good pictures. I need to get a field guide so I can tell what kind of birds we have.
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Here are a couple of other videos from today and earlier this week.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Maddy checking out the cash register at the store.
I think this was right after Maddy bumped her lip on something inside the castle she was in.
We had so much fun, we will do this again soon.
Here is my latest sewing project. I think I told Kate is was a six hour pillow, really it took longer.
I'm not sure what I am going to do next.. Maybe something for Maddy's room, her new bed should be arriving soon. Then maybe we will move her upstairs.
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Here's Maddy chillin' on the couch. She insisted on wearing the Minnie Mouse hat, I think she was cold.
Friday, April 11, 2008
"Hey Maddy, come here so I can take your picture."
"No way mama, you chase me around.. just try and find me I have the best hiding place ever."
"Ok how about a cookie? Will you hold still for a cookie."
"Only if it is chocolate chip"
Back to the crafting I spoke of last night....
I was at Target today and I found a sewing machine for less than $50.00 so I decided to get it. Watch out everyone you just may get some handcrafted "art" for Christmas.
Nate has been working extra hours this week so Maddy and I went to the store and got art supplies. She really seems to enjoy herself while painting. I am really going to enjoy myself whilst doing laundry. :o)
I have been feeling crafty lately and I am trying to ignore it because I keep thinking I can sew curtains for my windows. Have you seen my windows? They are ginormous. Have I ever sewed in my life? Once- Kate has the blanket to prove it. Did I enjoy it? Not really- too impatient. I need elves to come during the night and sew the curtains for me. So if I ask any of you for sewing supplies ignore the request and give me the number to Calico Corners instead.
OK it's really late and I have no idea why I am up so I am going to sleep now.
Monday, April 7, 2008
Maddy and her football (or basketball or soccer ball depending on what she is playing). Nate showed her how to throw it up the slide and catch it.
Here she is swinging, she kept putting her arms down like this and then she would lean forward and tell us she was stuck.
I like this picture because you can see her hair flying -action shot.
We keep trying to get video of her doing stuff but every time she thinks we are recording a video she will just lay on the floor and hide her face. That doesn't make great video.
We are off to the library and Costco today. Pre school tomorrow.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Today has been one of those days that isn't very much fun. There is no particular reason for it, the sun is shining, Maddy is well, but not a good day. I have finally come to the conclusion that I really had the best friends that I have ever had in my life back in Everett. I am finding it really difficult to duplicate. Right now I would settle for one friend or even a nice chat with someone older than 2. Heck, even a good conversation with the 2 year old would be good about now, but she is sleeping. I know that this period of time- not really having a social network- is going to change (but its kinda like the lottery you actually have to play) but right now I don't know how much longer I can stand it. I am seriously thinking of going back to work just to meet people. I watch Maddy meet new kids all the time and she makes it look so easy, you just go stand next to them, maybe offer them a truck or a cookie and wham-o new friend. Can you imagine doing that with a adult? Scary!
Well, I hear the kiddo stirring so I am going to see if she wants to go to the park.