Monday, August 29, 2011

Pizza and Park

Last night we ordered a Hot Box pizza that we picked up and took to the park. Two of Madelyn's favorite things are pizza and playing, so of course it was a perfect night for her, though getting her to sit still and eat dinner proved to be a bit difficult.
She is getting so big!!

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Monday, August 22, 2011

Indiana State Fair 2011

We had a fun, family evening at the fair last week. Madelyn is a great age to enjoy things like the fair right now.
Madelyn had fun riding the carousel with both mom and dad. She got to watch our friend Kyle feed his pigs,that was super exciting and a little bit scary for mom.
I of course had to snap a picture in front of the McCord barn and you will notice Maddy left the fair with a souvenir unlike most kids...a broom! What can I say, the girl loves to sweep!


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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Allie's Almost Married!!!!

Can't believe it!!!!  My little sister is about to be married this weekend...4 days and counting!  Two weekends ago we had a "Final Fling Before the Ring" celebration.  I got a few of her best girlfriends together and we spent the day celebrating Allie and her last few days as a single woman.

I did my best to make it a day of pampering and fun.  We got pedicures and massages, had a great lunch at Bazbeaux in Carmel, did a little shopping, then finished the night with dinner at Bravo and drinks at Champps. It was a day filled with fun and lots of laughter, in fact I am not sure the massage place will allow us back.  We finished the night at my house with a slumber party, though we all pretty much went straight to bed.  I knew food would be in order the next morning so I planned ahead and made brunch for everyone.  We were also able to throw in a few old, home videos of Allie as a little girl, let's just say that was hysterical.  At one point Allie and I were both laughing so hard we had tears running down our faces. 

Enjoy a few pictures from the evenings festivities!!!

 Lindsey, Allie, Christa
The Bachlorette!

 Allie's Favorite Server- Joshua (He nicknamed her "Sassy" for the evening)
And it was time to go home!!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Such A Big Girl

We transitioned Madelyn to her "big girl" bed over the weekend, it was a bitter sweet moment for me. As I left her room Saturday night after reading her a story, it was such a strange feeling seeing her in that big bed. It seems like just a few days ago that we brought her home from the hospital, and laid her in the crib for the first time.

So far she has done pretty well, see this was more then just a new bed for her. I have rocked my baby girl to sleep every night for the past 27 months. I realize that people think I'm nuts and that I should just put her in the crib to fall asleep on her own. The thing a working mom this was my favorite time of the day, to hold her and rock her to sleep in my arms. So, we have now transitioned into the laying down together in her bed and reading a story and singing a few songs. Within 20 minutes she is fast asleep and I can "sneak" out of the room.

This is another situation where I have learned that this whole growing up thing is much harder on the parents!!

And for those inquiring minds....NO, we do not need the crib for baby #2, at least not yet!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Our Little Picasso

I got new artwork for the fridge today, just thought I would share!

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