Thursday, May 28, 2009

I am so behind. 2 weeks of fun.

The past 2 weeks have been pretty fun. Well, mainly last week and this past weekend were really fun. Madelynn and I haven't done much of anything this week.
The pictures in this post had to be done through photobucket because Blogger hates me now or something and will NEVER upload my pictures.

Last week we went over to Aunt Amy's house 3 TIMES! It was fun. One of the days we spent ALL DAY there. The kids really seemed to enjoy it and Madelynn slept really well that night so she must have enjoyed herself. One of the days we went swimmin. I don't think Madelynn liked that to much. I didn't get any pictures of her in the pool because she's not really sittin up that well yet so I didn't let go of her to get any. She didn't splash around in the water or anything either.

Silas didn't get the memo that you're NOT supposed to look at the camera.

So close to a fabulous picture....

Tryin to get Zeke's ball all decked out in her swimmin gear.

He almost tried to give it to her.

This weekend Daddy was home for 4 DAYS which was really awesome. We went to the park on Saturday(at least I think it was Saturday). Madelynn got to swing and go down the slide, with Daddy holding on to her of course. Sunday we went to church and then spent family time together playing and napping. Monday we went to the mall with friends that we haven't seen for awhile. It was definatly a full weekend.

Daddy pushin her in the swing.

Mommy pushing.

Trying to eat the camera while swinging. My little multi-tasker...

Sittin on the slide. Don't worry. We were very close by.

Madelynn goin down the slide!

Trying to get away from Daddy's kisses.


Then after Monday we've pretty much stayed home. Haven't gone anywhere except to Walmart. Do you remember when Walmart used to have the "-" in the middle of it. It used to be Wal-Mart. When did that change?
Today though we are going shopping with Grandpa Steven and Uncle Elliot. Should be really fun, hopefully. She doesn't have Bunny today. Bunny took a bath last night and still isn't dry. So we've got Dolly. We'll see how that works out. I don't know if she's old enough to figure out that there's a difference but it seems like she knows. Cause she's in her swing right now for a short nap before we leave and if she had Bunny she would have been asleep like 20min ago. But instead she has Dolly and still isn't asleep. So we'll see.
update: I started wrting this blog post this morning and didn't get to publish it.  We went shopping with Grandpa not Uncle Elliot. Mainly because Uncle Elliot is a bum that never wants to wake up in the morning.  Seriously, I don't know how that kid makes it to work.  It wasn't a very eventful day.  Grandpa bought Madelynn yet another outfit. Madelynn is ok without Bunny.  But it did take her longer to go to sleep in the car and she fussed some before falling asleep.  Which doesn't usually happen anymore.  So now we know she's definatly attatched to Bunny.  When she had it when we went to the store after Daddy came home she went right to sleep in the car.  No fussin or anything. So the moral of the story is, we can NEVER lose Bunny.  And when I wash it I should probably do that on laundry day so it goes in the dryer for quick drying.

Um. Mom, where's my Bunny?
Well dear, here's your Bunny. Hanging in the bathroom drying.
Well I guess that's ok Mom but this Dolly tastes funny.

Did I mention, my daughter enjoys eating her reflection.(I know there's red eye in alot of these pictures. I forgot to fix it before posting....oh well...)

See she really likes it.


Saturday, May 9, 2009

Madelynn went to the Doctor and "NOT ME!" Monday

Today I took Madelynn to the Doctor. She did FABULOUS! She had 2 shots and barely even fussed. She's now 17lbs5oz and 26in long. I think the last time I took her to the Dr. I said she was 26in but I was wrong she was 24. But she's gettin big! She is now playin. The shots didn't really seem to faze her at all. Which is awesome for me because I HATE them.

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama.

So this week I have decided to participate in "Not Me!" Monday. I've enjoyed reading what other people "don't" do and decided it would be fun. So here goes.

I DID NOT make cinnamon rolls late last Saturday night and then NOT clean up the flour mess until Monday morning because I just didn't have time. NOT ME! That would just be lazy.

I DID NOT let my grandma feed Madelynn a piece of banana that was barely mushed up, not thinking that her dad is allergic to them so she might be too. NOT ME! That would be irresponsible.(Thank God she's not allergic)

I DID NOT leave my sleeping baby in her carseat right in front of my bath room door just so I could shower and she would stay sleeping. And in case she woke up I would hear her. NOT ME! That's just selfish.

I DID NOT leave the house everyday this week around one of Madelynn's nap times because I had things to do, therefor she had to sleep in the car. NOT ME! That's just in consistant.

I DID NOT lose the card that tells me when Madelynn's next Dr's appointment is and then hope all this week that they would call and confirm the appointment because I was almost 100% possitive it was this week. NOT ME! That would just be completely disorganized.

(the appointment's on Monday. They finally called and confirmed on Friday.)

I DID NOT wake my daughter up an hour before she normaly gets up BOTH Friday and Saturday to go to Yard Sales. NOT ME! That would be just wrong and selfish.

While Yard Saleing(that is a word by the way) my daughter DID NOT poop so I DID NOT have to pull over to the side of the road to change her diaper. While changing her diaper she DID NOT pee on the changing pad. I DID NOT forget to pack another pair of clothes in the diaper bag(again). So I DID NOT leave her in the pajamas she just peed on(it was only on the part that was touching the diaper, it didn't touch her skin). NOT ME! That would be just wrong and grose.

What didn't you do this week?

Friday, May 1, 2009

Madelynn and her Cousins...also some sleep issues.

Madelynn's cousins love her so much. They all want to hold her and play with her. Especially Zeke. He always smiles so big when she's around.

So this week I decided that I'm going to teach Madelynn how to go to sleep on her own. Mainly because she refuses to go to sleep in her swing anymore. I don't know what happened. One day she was sleeping in her swing and the next day, she was falling asleep in the floor so I put her in her crib and she fell asleep on her own, but later that day when I went to put her to sleep in her swing she just cried. So I was putting her to sleep on my own and occasionally she would fall asleep on her own in her crib. So I thought she was ready. Well the past 2 days have been really difficult. One nap she'll be completely fine and go to sleep on her own, the next nap she'll just lay there and cry for ever, never going to sleep untill I go and put her to sleep. I just don't understand. I was talking to Amy about it and she sleep trained her kids by letting them cry. Then she sent me a bunch of sites to read about it. I can't decide what way of sleep training is best for Madelynn. We've been working on it all week. Sometimes she sleeps other times she doesn't. What ways worked for you guys? Did you even sleep train at all? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.