Monday, August 16, 2010

Couldn't Resist

Payton sucking her thumb:)

Payton picking her nose

Madelyn & Bear
As Madelyn lie on the floor snuggling with her bear, Payton couldn't resist coming to shove the Nuk in her mouth. Madelyn, unlike Payton, does not use the Nuk. But since Payton found it, she thought it needed to go in her mouth. All the while, she is picking her nose.


Madelyn went for her first swim on Saturday at Papa and Nana's house! She loves the pool. I guess I shouldn't be surprised, because she also enjoys taking baths. Her swimsuit is the one that Payton wore when she was a 1 year old. It fit her to a "T".
Our fearless Payton, was showing off her pool skills on this day too. She likes to jump in off the side of the pool all by herself. The swimming lessons did wonders for her comfort level in the water! I'm sure that she will be swimming all by herself next year.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Madelyn ~ 16 Weeks

My little Gerber Baby

is 16 weeks old!

And is hanging on for dear life.

Madelyn Amelia is growing up so fast! She turned 16 weeks on July 31st, and officially rolled over all by herself on July 30th. Needless to say, she was not very impressed, and cried frantically until I came to get her!

Madelyn is wearing 3-6 month clothing and a size 2 in diapers. In comparison, at this age, Payton was barely in size 3 month clothes and was a size 1 in diapers. Madelyn is definitely a healthy eater. A typical feeding is 8 ounces! She generally sleeps 11-13 hours a night. Usually, going to bed at 8PM and waking up at 8AM. Madelyn spends her days admiring Payton's every move, eating, and sleeping!

She is the best little baby girl!

Girly Pics

The sisters take baths together

Madelyn easily falls asleep in Great-Grandpa Walt's arms

Nana, Madelyn, Payton, & Papa
I just thought I would post some recent pics of the girls. They are getting to be so big!

Monday, June 28, 2010

The Girls

Payton received a jump house from Papa Rodney. He found it at a garage sale for 30 dollars! She and her friend played in it for an hour and a half on Monday. She loves bouncy around like a monkey, and I enjoy how it tires her out.
Madelyn is getting to be so big. At her 2 month doctor appointment she weighed 10lbs. 14 oz. and was 23 1/2 inches long! She is still sleeping like a gem---usually, 12-13 hours at night. She loves taking baths in her big girl tub, with sister, Payton.

Fun Shop

Dry rice and beans is a nice alternative to SAND!

Payton started attending Fun Shop this summer. It is offered in 3 sessions throughout the year, and children ages 16 months-5 years can attend. The instructors inform parents about conscious discipline, a positive teaching method by Becky Bailey (she has written many books). Payton enjoys interacting with other children, as well as, learning different songs/skills that are offered at Fun Shop. We are currently learning colors!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Madelyn's Baptism

She slept through the entire ceremony!

The happy family

The Godparents

Madelyn was christened on June 6, 2010, at St. Agnes church when my dad was home for a visit. Needless to say, the day started off crazy. Payton refused to get dressed and spent half of the mass at the back of the church ~ naked! When she finally agreed, it was a battle of her wanting someone to hold her. I guess you need some excitement at church. We held a reception back at the house for friends and family afterward. My brother, Kevin, and friend, Jillene, are Madelyn's godparents!

Papa's Visit

Feeding the ducks and fish

When Papa came to visit recently, we took Payton and Madelyn to the Springfield Zoo. This was one of the free field trips offered by Fun Shop. We had a wonderful time, but cut it short due to the extreme heat!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Mother-Daughter Banquet

Mommy's flowers BEFORE they were destroyed!

Chasing children

Using the flowers as a weapon?
Tonight was the Mother-Daughter Banquet at Cathedral. For the past several years, I have attended with my mom and grandma. The last 2 years Payton has gone, and this was Madelyn's first appearance. There is singing by the choir, prayer, dinner, and dessert. Towards the end of the night, the children could go grab a handful of flowers to give to their moms. Payton used mine as a sword and chased the other kids around jabbing them. The only photo op I could get with her and MiMi is the one above. This will be a great one for the photo album:) I guess I will try again on Mother's Day.

Play Day at the Park

The weather has finally turned nice again this week. We've taken the girls to the park 2 out of the last three days! Payton has definitely been enjoying her time outside interacting with other kids. Though I must say, I enjoy the walk to the park the best. I cannot wait for summer to come, so we can play outdoors more often:)