Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Big Girl Bed!

Maddy got a big girl bed this week! This bed was mine in grade school and again in high school... and my mom's in high school. It was made in 1858 as a wedding gift for my great-great-great grandparents and has been in our family ever since! Maddy is the 7th generation to use it! I was really excited to get it put up in her room.
She was also really excited when she found it! I tried to catch her with her arms up saying, "Me big!" But, I wasn't quick enough! :-) She has done so great - three nights running and she hasn't been out of bed yet! (Knock on wood!)

Sunday, December 19, 2010


We made our annual trip to Worthington Square mall to see Santa, get a cookie at Cheryl's and eat at First Watch! Yummy!
The girls did great... Izzy clammed up when Santa asked her what she wanted, but with a little coaxing from Mommy, was able to blurt out "Barbies." Maddy surprised us all by saying "Bubble" which was a bit confusing. She has a fish named Bubble... when we got home, she pointed to the fish and said "Bubble - Santa," so we figures out that she wants something to do with fish.
Don't worry - Santa went to Target and found a fishing game for her age group... should do the trick! :-)
Merry Christmas!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Our little "Bug" is Two Today!

It's hard to believe that Maddy is already two years old!We had a great celebration this weekend in our church's worship area... we were able to use the church bouncy house, which was a HUGE hit with the kids. Our theme was a "Barnyard Bash" - so farmer Maddy and her friends rounded up some hidden farm animals around the room, and we decorated balloons to look like our favorite barnyard friends. Of course, cake and ice cream was the encore presentation, and we had just enough time to open gifts.There was a great mix of family, neighborhood and church friends - Maddy is blessed to have so many that love her!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

All I want for Christmas...

You've just got to love that time of year when the Toys-R-Us Big Book shows up in the Sunday paper. When I was little, I remember the inch-thick JC Penney's catalog that would show up with toys galore!
Izzy uses scissors now, so I set the girls up with the Big Book and Izzy's scissors and they went to town cutting out the things they thought were the most interesting... needless to say, their stacks are much deeper than Santa's pockets! We did get some good ideas, though!

Happy Halloween

Once again we went Trick-or-Treating with our great neighbors, the Rheas and Hollands. We were also joined by Izzy and Nicholas' preschool friend who lives just a couple blocks away - her name is Ava.Here are the kids: Koala (Sammy H.), Frankenstein (Liam R.), Clown (Leo H.), Supergirl (Ava W.), Darth Vadar (Nic R.), Ladybug (Maddy F.), Bumblebee Autobot (Noah R.), and Sleeping Beauty (Izzy F.) - What a crew!Maddy was really into it this year, but wasn't able to keep up with the big kids. We skipped a few houses here and there, so we managed to stay with them for most of the evening. :-) You might remember this ladybug from a couple years back... Izzy in 2008... two days before Maddy was born!