Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Playing in Sand

I found the turtle sandbox at a yard sale for $3 and Maddie really enjoyed it. So when I saw this table which could be used as a sand table/water table/craft table for only $10, I had to pick it up. And its even better than having a sandbox - primarily because she can sit in a chair or stand in order to play in it... with the sandbox I'd make her sit in the grass but then she'd have to lean over constantly. It's a great addition to our yard and patio. Tom says he wishes he had one as a kid to play with dirt and cars... I guess that's an indication of what it will be used for if we ever have a little boy. Lovely.
We make castles and then she smashes them.

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Maddie Turns a Digit!

These aren't in order... but here are a handful of the 100+ pictures from Maddie's birthday party last Saturday. It was a perfect day. Great weather, great friends, good time had by all. It was emotional too as I realized how quickly Maddie's first year went by. She's not baby anymore and there is some sadness in watching her grow.
I don't know if this is a Catholic thing or a polish thing... something Tom's family does to determine what the baby will be when they grow up.
Apparently Maddie will be a drinking accountant... shocker.
This was my baby when she woke up from her nap before her party started. Super cute in her dress but if she would have stretched out her legs you would have seen that she is really tall. Only about a foot left of room in her crib.

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More June 2010

Maddie loves playing in the yard. She finds all kinds of things to get into... mulch is her most favorite.
and leaves...
She gets so excited when she picks things up and shows them to us.
And of course, she has to taste everything!

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June 2010

Playing peek-a-boo in her "clubhouse". Peek-a-boo is one of her favorite games.
"Swimming" in her baby pool.
Waking up in her cute jammies.
All smiles in the morning.

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Monday, April 19, 2010

Playing with pictures...

I've been playing around with photoscape and here are a few pictures of my three nieces from the party on Saturday.
Elizabeth (a month shy of 3 years old)
Bailey (2 1/2 years old)
Shawna (4 1/2 years old)

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Aunt Cerina Turns 40!


Lordy Lordy Look's Who Forty!! Aunt Cerina Turns the Big 40!
A few gag gifts to help the old lady... adult diaper, lift up bra, glasses, a cane... and a few others we won't mention!
Ms. Forty & Fantastic won $40 on lottery tickets... what are the odds?!
Maddie hangs out with Great Grandma Etter
Maddie plays with Cousin Shawna
And of course... she has to give her a signature Maddie hug.
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My Ship Baby

Maddie's already decided that she's going to follow her Mommy's footsteps and go to Ship.
And she's going to punch anyone that tries to dissuade her.

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Ready for Summer?

Someone has been breaking out her short sleeves, short pants and jelly sandals. She's ready for summer!!

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Monday, April 5, 2010


We took about 70 pictures on Easter Sunday. Yes, we are crazy and completely infatuated with our munchkin. It's out of control... but in a good way. Maddie was her usual adorable, happy self for the holiday. Here are just a few of the pictures...
I was surprised that she actually found the eggs and put them in the basket. Though, we had to distract her to go to the next egg each time because she very quickly realized that she could pull the eggs apart and pull the quarters out.
She LOVED this toy.
Tuckered out with Daddy at the end of the night.
Cutie pie!

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