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Sunday, August 28, 2016

My Lil Diva

We got home from church this morning and Alexis got out of the car with the items she had brought with her in the car....her phone and her puppy in her pocket book. She just looked so cute coming down the walk, I had to take a picture or too. :0)

Friday, August 19, 2016

Alexis in Pigtails

Alexis's first set of pigtails...cutie pie! :o)

First Week of Kindergarten

Madalyn completed her first week of kindergarten today. It was a good week. She did super getting up and getting dressed in the morning. She experienced her first trip to the nurse's office today. She and another kid ran into each other on the playground and she has a nice dime size lump on the side of her head. She had two little boys fighting over who was going to play with her. It was an eventful first week of school. :0) I've heard all kinds of stories about friends, and what she did in class. However, she doesn't know any of her new friends' names. She just calls them by the boy in the green shirt, etc. One advantage I have, is that I know the kids, so when she says the boy in the green shirt, I know who she's talking about. Haha!

The first week of kindergarten done! :0)

Madalyn got a good report home from her teacher her first week. I know she will keep it up. :0)

Tuesday, August 16, 2016


Madalyn has a bookcase in her room that was mine when I was a little girl. My dad and his dad made it for me. Then when Madalyn came along we passed it down to her. So I asked my dad to build one for Alexis. My parents brought the bookcase down last week. It finishes off Alexis's room perfectly! I am so pleased and tickled over the bookcase. He did a fantastic job on it and Alexis will enjoy this for the rest of her life.  She loves to go in her room and get one of her books or stuffed animals off the shelf.

G-Dad with his masterpiece :0)

Monday, August 15, 2016

First Day of Kindergarten

Today was Madalyn's first day of kindergarten. She was so EXCITED!!! She was dressed and ready to go at 6:00 am this morning. I had to be at school early, so we had to start our day early. This was the first time that I got to take Madalyn to school. The last three years in preschool, either my mother-in-law took her or my sister-in-law because I had to be at school before she went. It was a morning of many firsts. I was different having Madalyn ride with me to school and home from school. It's different being a teacher and a parent, having your child at school with you. Madalyn had a great first day. She got her year off to a great start. We pray it will continue.

Last week I was unsure if Madalyn would get to go to school on the first day or at all this week. Last Sunday, Madalyn woke up at 3 am with a fever of 104. She continued that day having high fever which is unusual for her. Her pediatrician's office is open for sick visits only on the weekends, so I took her Sunday afternoon to the doctor. They tested her throat for strep and tested her for a UTI, but everything was negative. Once we got home, the tummy troubles started and Madalyn couldn't stay out of the bathroom. She was laying around on the couch and was pitiful. This was the sickest I had ever seen her. Madalyn hasn't been a sickly child and it's rare something keeps her down. Monday night she ended up with blood in her stool. So I called the doctor that was on call and they said to bring her back in Tuesday morning for a stool sample testing. So we did that and found out Friday that she tested positive for salmonella poisoning. By Wednesday she had stopped running fever and was starting to act more like herself. She has continued to improve each day and was well enough to go to school today. We are unsure as to how she got this and the doctors say there's no way to know for sure. I'm just glad she is feeling better.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Alexis 19 Months

I never got around to getting pictures made of Alexis at 18 months, so I took some pictures today. She will be 19 months old tomorrow. She is such a sweet little girl, so thoughtful, very loving, she's growing up too fast.

She's showing off all her teeth in this one! :0)

Being silly!

Outfit Change :0)

Being silly again :0)