Monday, June 29, 2009

An evening stroll

Last night I put Madison in Ryleigh's baby doll stroller and Ryleigh pushed her around. It was really cute. Ryleigh had a blast doing it, we had to keep telling her to slow down though. And Madison didn't mind at all. I video taped some it, it was just too cute. Here are pictures of their evening stroll around the basement.

Sisters are the BEST!

Here are some recent pictures of them together that I wanted to share.

Oh the wonderful Ryleigh....

This little girl is the funniest little girl I have ever met!! She cracks me up!! She has the neatest and most comical personality ever!! And I don't know where she gets it! ;) She is doing wonderful as usual! She is doing really good with potty training and she has even pooped in the potty a few times. (this was an issue at first) She is still doing great at the new daycare and loves it. She is talking like crazy (sometimes I think she talks in a foreign language) but she is creating longer sentences and learning new words. Her newest is.... well, not a nice word. All weekend she walked around saying sh--. Yep, that's right and even in context. If she dropped something, she said "oh sh--!" If she tripped, broke something, couldn't open something, ran into something..... anything.... she said "sh--"! I heard her say it twice this morning just walking into the bathroom. I think she does things just so she can say it. Right now, we are just ignoring it and hoping she forgets the word. You can't help but laugh though! She is still the greatest big sister in the world and takes care of her baby sister and loves her so much! Ryleigh is growing into a little girl fast and she is a pretty amazing little girl too! here are a few picture of her.

She is still a baby at heart!

5 Months Old

Can you believe it??? Madison is 5 months old today! I sure can't believe it! She had a very eventful month, she learned and tried new things. She started sitting by herself a little bit. She hasn't really mastered it yet, still working on it. Her coo-ing is now babbling. She LOVES peoples faces, she is amazed by them. She loves to touch and stare at you. She can grab, hold and pick things up. She loves playing with her toys and in her excersaucer. She went swimming for the first time and loved it! She loves to splash the water. This month she also started baby food. At first, she wasn't so sure about it, but now she loves it! She recognizes her own name and will look for whoever is saying it. She is still in awe of her big sister. She is just growing so fast and is so amazing! She smiles and laughs all the time and her whole face just lights up when she does. Here are a few pictures taken recently.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

First Swim

We went swimming yesterday at mom's house. The girls had a lot of fun. This was Madison's first time swimming and she loved it. She just sat back all relaxed in her boat and she wasn't afraid at all , not even when we took her out. She just smiled and seemed happy. Ryleigh had a really good time, she prefers to stay in her boat, but as the afternoon went on she got a little braver. She had a really good time and even tried out the arm floaters for the first time, she did great!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Happy Father's Day!

Tom had a good Father's Day (well he said he did and I hope he did). We didn't do a whole lot. We went to Garden Ridge for outside furniture and Tom got some clothes at Old Navy (BTW, they are having a great sale!). We had lunch at Chili's (so yummy!) and then took my dad some lunch at the field. After we got home, we set up the furniture and finished planting the flowers. The rest of the evening we just hung out and Tom and I watched a movie after the girls were asleep. It was a good day. Here are some pictures of the girls with Tom.

I can sit!!

Madison sat unassisted for the first time on Friday. As you can see she was sitting on my desk at work. She sat a few times over the weekend. She isn't that steady yet, but she can sit there for several seconds. She does what Aunt Sarah calls the "tripod sit"... she uses her hands to balance herself. She is just getting so big. I will probably cry the day she crawls! It goes by too fast after that!

Our new patio and play area

We finished the play area and patio. We think it turned out pretty good.

Ok, just a few more...

Photo Shoot

We had family photos taken at Shaw's Nature Reserve. The photographer was very sweet! (you can see her blog below) She spent 2 hours taken tons of photos. Ryleigh did really considering how difficult she is during pictures and the fact that it was for 2 hours. We have a total of 84 final picuters, that all turned out great. I don't want to take the time to make a slideshow of all of them, so here are just a few.