Monday, November 21, 2011
Maddie has definitely been letting her diva attitude out lately. When something is not her way, it's no way! She is challenging her mommy more and more with grocery shopping. Apparently she wants me to hustle it up so she can get home and play. We have yet to have to leave the store with a shopping cart full of groceries, but have gotten close a time or two. She just wants to explore and play and isn't too fond of staying put in the grocery cart. Hehehe.
She continues to enjoy playing with her friends in the nursery and her toddler gym class at the YMCA. And is talking more and more now. To just the random person they would consider her talking "gibberish" but mommy and daddy certainly know what she's saying. :-) Since she was very little we have been teaching her key sign language words and most recently now she has begun asking us "please" both in sign language and in English when there is something that she wants. So cute...."peas, mama." Oh we just LOVE HER!
Friday, November 18, 2011
We let the kiddos out of their strollers after a bit to run around and play in the indoor "playground". They also both took their first carousel ride together. They ABSOLUTELY loved it. Both Maddie and Gideon were all smiles the entire time and didn't want to get off when it was time to go. LOL.
Our little lady is quite the busy girl and is learning and LOVING new things everyday. A few months ago we joined the YMCA. Maddie and I enjoy going to her toddler gym class complete with "circle time" songs and free play in the gymnastics gym. She loves the ball pits, foam pits, and trampoline. But most of all has a BLAST just simply being able to run around. On Wednesday we had our first mommy and me swim class. Our little fishy LOVED every second of it. She was squealing and smiling with delight the entire time. She just might be our little swimmer as she was already learning to kick and splash. So fun!
Maddie also absolutely loves the movie Rio - or "RoRo" as should calls it. If we ever need a peaceful moment in the house we can turn on Rio and have a few minutes of peace and quiet. I know it's not the best thing to do, but sometimes we would just do anything for quietness. LOL.
A few of Maddie's other favorite things to do these days - besides becoming a little tornado and completely destroying out hour - are coloring, "hiding", and climbing in and out of her shopping cart. She is such a little dare devil trying to stand up in it sometimes. Hope its no indication of whats to come with her climbing out of her crib. Sigh.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
After eating some delicious pizza we couldn't wait to get Maddie out trick-or-treating. We figured she would have no interest in it what so ever, but wanted to experience it with her anyways as the neighbors and friends wanted to see her. Much to our surprise, our little owl caught on REALLY quickly and she excitedly ran to the neighbors doors and received her treats! It was sooo much fun seeing the joy and excitement on her face as the older children would run past her. She would quickly pick up her pace in an attempt to catch up with them. It was sooooooo cute!!!
Saturday, October 29, 2011
We've got our pumpkins and corn stalks....now it's time to head home! So much fun at the pumpkin patch!!!Since the last few weeks have been so busy we were FINALLY able to make it to the pumpkin patch today. We had originally planned on going with Grandma Jill, Grandpa Randy, and Uncle Kevin yesterday, but the weather took a turn for the worse and we decided to hold off for a bit of a nicer day. We were so blessed with a beautiful, sunny, fall day today so we had to take advantage of it. We headed down to Spooner Farms in Orting for our annual pumpkin patch fun. Maddie absolutely LOVED riding in the wheel barrow! Although we had already carved pumpkins we decided we needed a few more to decorate our front porch. Maddie did a great job picking out some small pumpkins.
After a few minutes of pumpkin picking, she had discovered the fun of MUD PUDDLES. For the rest of the time, Maddie lead us in all kinds of directions and had to be sure to step and splash in almost every single mud puddle on the farm. Maddie also really enjoyed looking at the animals and watching the bigger kids do the duck races. Always such fun times with our little girl!