Friday, October 30, 2009
Maddy has been doing really well with pre-school and all of her activities.
I let Maddy decide what she wanted to be for Halloween and she choose Minnie Mouse. I absolutely LOVE her costume.
I'll admit I was willing to buy the costume because I adore these shoes.
Maddy performing 5 little pumpkins.
She also insisted on posing next to all of our decorations. What a goof!
Friday, July 31, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Maddy's new BFF
We just got back from a great trip to visit our friends in Columbus, OH. We spent a day in Sandusky at Cedar Point. It was so much fun. We love roller coasters and Cedar Point has 17. We rode eight of the 17. Our favorite by far was Top Thrill Dragster. Zero to 120 mph in 4 seconds and 420 feet tall. This was by far the most extreme ride I've ever been on. It was AWESOME!! Maddy rode the Woodstock roller coaster five times and loved it.
Above: Chris and I waiting for the green light. Below: the top of the roller coaster It was high.
All of us at the end of the Woodstock Roller Coaster ride. I was very excited.
We stayed with our friends Chris and Staci and they took great care of us and showed us a great time. They took us to the Columbus Zoo but Maddy was exhausted from Cedar Point and she wasn't so into it. It looked like a cool zoo but I guess now we have to go back to see it.
Maddy at the Zoo.
Chris and Staci at dinner, I've never seen two people so excited for a Mariachi Band. It was hilarious, but we also had 2 pitchers of margaritas by this time too. :o)
We also went to Kings Island which is another amusement park. I had too many margaritas and had a bit of a headache so I hung out with Maddy at the water and kiddie park. We had lots of fun and Nate got to ride some wooden roller coasters (not my favorite- too bumpy, bad juju with a headache).
Nate and Maddy pretending to be surprised/scared at the Scooby-Doo ride
Driving Miss Maddy. Love the crooked hat- she looks like a little old lady.
Chris and Staci have the nicest dog, Bailey, and Maddy LOVED her. It was so cute to see Maddy with a dog almost as big as she was. Every morning it was "Good Morning Bailey!" They also would sing Good Morning Milk bone and Maddy would feed Bailey a milk bone or two.
Good Morning Bailey!
Video of my ride on the roller coaster - turn down the volume if you are at work it's kinda loud
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Double Chocolate Banana Bread
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
My cousin Coreen came over from St. Louis and we had lots of fun -especially since she volunteered to watch Maddy on a Friday night! Nate and I went with some friends to see the play Jersey Boys. It was great. For those of you who haven't heard of it, Jersey Boys is the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. It was lots of fun and the music was fantastic!
Saturday we dyed Easter Eggs -a first for Maddy. I thought a spoon would be easier for lowering the eggs in the dye, it might have been with a smaller spoon, so the pink got tipped over. While Nate was throwing clothes in the washer to get the pink out, I spilled the blue all over Maddy's socks. Once the socks came off the feet were blue. Pretty funny really and it did come out so no harm done.
These are pictures of the community Easter Egg Hunt last week.
Here we are flying a kite, one of our favorite things to do on nice days
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Or you can eat the batter right out of the bowl... that's good too!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
We went downtown on Saturday to watch the dyeing of the river. It was interesting. I don't know if you've ever seen the pictures but usually the entire river is green, like this:
But for some reason this year it looked like this:
I just don't think we waited long enough or who knows maybe because of the economy they could only do a little bit. Whatever the reason it was disappointing. I thought we would be festive so I got all of us green shirts (and green socks for me), I was a little worried that we would be conspicuous with our green. Boy was I wrong, there were people with green feather boas, green hats, green hair, green from head to toe. Then there was this guy, hopefully you can see him he was jogging so he caught us by surprise.
Then we were off to find the parade, it wasn't near the river, it was down by the park so we started off with the throngs of people (most of them on their way to being completely toasted). The parade route wasn't really obvious so we meandered a while and finally gave up.
It doesn't really sound like we had fun but I did, mostly. It was disappointing about the river and now Nate will probably never want to go again, because we've seen it and it was less than spectacular. On the bright side the weather was fantastic! In fact it was so nice we decided to hop on the train and head downtown again on Sunday. Our original plan was to hit the Field Museum but I think it must have been a free day because it was packed inside. I didn't really want to deal with the crowds so we walked along Lake Michigan toward Navy Pier. The lake was still frozen in places but it was really pretty. It was a great chance to just look at the architecture and enjoy being outside.
Monday, March 9, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Maddy has also started speaking with an accent. I can't tell if it's the Chicago accent or a southern accent. But let me tell you, it's freaking hilarious. I keep trying to get it on video but she knows something is up and she just won't talk. Maybe I talk funny to her? (I know some of you are recalling the way I say measure, so I know I sound funny to you all) I feel bad because she will be talking with her her Southern/Chicago accent and I am totally cracking up. She is at that age where if I am laughing at something (even if its her) she starts laughing too.