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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Celebrate the Day!

Kevin had started building a stand I guess you could say for Madalyn's swing yesterday. He finished it today. So we went outside for Madalyn to enjoy her birthday present when I got home from school. The swing was from her Meme and Pop. I think she enjoyed swinging.

I stopped by the store on my way home and picked up a small cake. As you can see, Madalyn really enjoyed it and made a big mess. But hey, how many times are you allowed to make a mess and get away with it? Only on your birthday! :0)

After eating her cake, she found her balloon.

Happy 1st Birthday, Madalyn!

Oh, my goodness...my baby is one!!! Can this really be?! It has been a year of blessings and joy beyond what I know I or Kevin had ever begun to imagine. We love our baby girl so much that our hearts could burst. Each day we love her a little more than the day before, if that is at all possible. A year ago today, I woke up not feeling well. I had a bad night and had many sharp pains during the night and really didn't want to go to school, but went anyway. Little did I know what all was about to unfold that day. You can reread Madalyn's birth story and relive the whirlwind of a day it was. But through it all, God was completely in control. And at the end of that crazy day, we had a precious, beyond words, baby girl. (Even though I was in a lot of pain and kind of out of it. haha!) Unfortunately I don't get to stay at home with her today and celebrate all day long with her. But I will get home as fast as I can after school today and we will celebrate. However, her MeMe who was with us both during that whole day last year and was my lifesaver, gets to celebrate with her all day today. Which I do think she earned that right. ;0) Happy Birthday to my precious baby girl! We love you so much!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Flowers for Me?

My sweet husband gave me a rose bush today. The reason was because tomorrow, it will be one year that I gave birth to our precious baby girl. I thought that was very sweet and thoughtful of him. The rose bush is beautiful...I love the purple color!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Madalyn 12 Months Old

It's hard to believe that I'm posting this....my baby girls' 12 months pictures! This afternoon it was so pretty outside that I grabbed my camera and my helper (Mrs. Katie) and got some quick pictures of Madalyn. We will have professional pics made sometime soon and I have birthday pics coming soon also. We went to Greer this past weekend and Madalyn had her birthday party with my side of the family. This coming weekend she will have her birthday party with Kevin's side of the family. Lucky girl, she gets to celebrate all week long!

Monday, March 12, 2012

An Evening at Home

A Madalyn Funny: She loves, absolutely LOVES, animals! She just laughs and squeals when she sees one in real life or on TV. We went to Aiken this weekend, Madalyn and I, and I took her to Pet Smart to see the animals. She had the best time. I can't wait until we can take her to the Zoo. She will have a blast. The funny thing is that no matter what the commercial is advertising, if it has an animal on it, she will stop whatever she is doing to watch it and will just laugh and laugh. It's so funny to watch her.

This evening when Madalyn and I got home, she had the best time playing in the pillows that sit in front of the fire place. They are there to protect her if she falls on the hearth. She loves pillows! She loves to pulls these off the hearth and play with them. Each time I took her picture she was posing for me tonight.

Precious smile!

Then she moved on to one of her next favorite activities....throwing clean clothes in the floor. She loves to go through the clothes. She will find one that she likes and then will walk around with it. It is normally a sock.

Then she went back to the pillows, this time she brought a friend with her. She loves this dog! He sings and wiggles, and moves when you press his foot. She got it from Santa for Christmas. She has started caring him around with her. She will bring him to you to make him work for her. Then she will dance when he starts to sing.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

2 months, 3 weeks, 4 days

What do those numbers mean you ask? That is how much time is left for this school year until we can shout "Summer Break is Here!" It's been a fast school year, but yet I'm so busy once I get home from school that I don't have a chance to catch my breath. With all this 75-80 degree weather we have been having, it's given me spring fever early. And I might add that it has given the kids spring fever as well. We have 3 weeks until spring break, and then we have 8 full weeks left after that. I'm ready to be able to stay at home with my baby girl and not have to stress over school. It will be here soon!

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Need a Laugh?

One night after Madalyn's bath, Kevin had just finished putting her lotion on (that's why she is all greasy looking..haha!) Her hair was sticking up and it was just funny to us. So if you need a laugh today here you go.

Big Girl Car Seat

Yesterday, Kevin, Madalyn, and I went to Augusta, GA to Babies R Us to buy her a big girl car seat. This morning, going to church, Madalyn got to ride in her car seat for the first time. I really think she liked it. She could see out so much better.

This is what she does as soon as she gets in the car, off her right shoe comes and into her mouth it goes.

Now I can see what you see!

I can see so much more!

On our way home from church....it must ride comfortably!