Sunday, July 25, 2010
Maddie was still a bit sleepy, but was definitely surprised to find a new kitchen and dishwasher in her play area! She wasted no time in getting to work on some laundry.
We all opened the rest of our presents and Maddie was much more interested in tearing off the paper this time than she was during December Christmas!
Later in the day, Dakota made an amazing Christmas feast (turkey "thing" with stuffing and mashed potatoes!) and we were joined by our neighbors for a lovely Christmas dinner.
It was a fabulous day and a great start to a new (and quirky) family tradition.
Sunday, July 18, 2010
This weekend was so much fun! On Saturday morning I helped Mommy make a fruit salad. I had watermelon, grapes, cantaloupe, and bananas! It was yummy and I was a really big helper. She said she couldn't have done it without me, and I know that's true because I was there.
And then on Sunday morning we all went for a bike ride, got bagels at Sam's, and then Mommy and Daddy wouldn't let me have any coffee. They're really mean like that. After Mommy and I napped, we went to the garden and picked tomatoes with my pink bucket. Then tonight we went to the park for a picnic and a concert - and - here's the REALLY important part! I walked to the park ALL BY MYSELF.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
If you want to play in the fountains with me, just come to Bawlmer, Hon!
Friday, July 9, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Monday, July 5, 2010
Today Maddie and I went through The Sorting. It didn't result in her being placed in Gryffindor (or, shudder, Slytherin!), but it did end with us finding about 4 newborn jammies, 3 0-3 month jammies, and an outfit and pj set in the 6-9 month range that were not highly feminine. She helped me look through the bags and boxes of stored clothing, pulled things out and said, "This?" to the pink ruffled shirt, the flowery dress, and the yellow shirt covered in pink cupcakes. "Those are nice, but maybe not for little brother." Whereupon, she would drop them on the floor unceremoniously and return to searching for suitable clothing.
After all of our sorting (and the kind of happy/sad "awws" over all of the absolutely adorable and completely pink clothing she wore that no other little girl of mine will wear), we had a little pile of clothes that will stay. I'll go through the clothes again (with a little less help) and pick out my favorites that I want to (someday, in my free time) turn into a memory quilt of Madeleine's first year, but the rest will be passed on to other mommies and their little girls, though I'm not sure anyone will look quite as adorable as Miss M in them.
Sunday, July 4, 2010
It was so much fun and I was exhausted because I only slept 30 minutes all day. If I could have stayed awake we were going to grill out and have s'mores and watch fireworks. But I'm too tired, so goodnight everyone! Happy 4th of July!