Sunday, December 19, 2010


Yep, she is finally mobile. Lots of little grunts and rocking but she wanted to touch the surround sound receiver so badly that she crawled two steps to get there. It was the cutest thing! We all cheered and she got a big grin. Even Maddy was clapping and saying good girl sissy. I still have a hard time with my little Mellie growing up. As much as I want her to be mobile and not so frustrated, I still want her to be my little baby. At least she still snuggles me sometimes...for the briefest of seconds :) We had a really great weekend. I took the girls shopping with me to Bed Bath and Beyond of Saturday. It was crazy! Sooo many people everywhere. While we were shopping, anytime I stopped the cart and was looking at something Maddy would alert me of others by saying "People are coming! People are coming!" They both loved being out and shopping with Mommy. Saturday night we didn't do anything exciting but we were all together (Daddy too) so that made it nice. Sunday we grocery shopped and went to Sam's club. Lots of things packed into a small amount of time. They were both angels. I did get them slightly off schedule and my punishment was Mellie not napping. When I finally gave in and went to get her to have quiet time with me, she was sitting up in her crib with her blanket over her head, looking like a little ghost. It was so cute. Since she didn't nap, she went to bed early and Maddy and I made cookies. Maddy was so excited and happy. She kept saying "Maddy help Mommy. Mommy and Maddy make chookies!" I let her measure some things, use the mixer and roll the dough balls in cinnamon and sugar. At one point I was plopping dough balls in the sugar for her to roll and not paying super close attention and I heard her say "hhhmmmm". I looked up and all of the dough balls were missing small pinches from them. She was helping herself! Adorable.

I have really been having some of the best times with my girls lately. I am so amazed by them and find myself getting caught up in their excitement and all of us laughing together.

Oh, and Maddy wouldn't use the potty all weekend. Told me when she was peepeeing but almost cried when I suggested the potty. Yeah...two steps forward....three steps back.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Missing my silly girls

They are spending the night with YaYa. I miss them.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Two Successes!

We have had two potty successes in as many days!!! Yesterday Maddy went pee pee on the potty for the first time. I may have made too big of a deal about it and she started crying (oops). But she also seemed scared that she had gone on the that a normal reaction? Today she went poop on the potty...I still can't believe it. She wasn't even sitting on the potty when I looked away to Mellie and next thing I knew the potty was singing and Maddy was scared but very quickly was proud...I also didn't make as big of a deal out of it. She got to enjoy her lollipop and soda (ok, sue me. I was tempting her with anything to get her to go on the potty) and was very happy. Maybe, finally, could she be ready for potty training??? :)

Here are a few pics that our budding photographer took.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Who loves Santa??

Apparently not my girls.

Poor little Mel

Even Santa looked depressed.

This is the one we went with.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Tis the season

Saturday we decided to put up the tree. Between Gary and me, I am the one with never ending Christmas spirit. I think he wouldn't even bother with a tree. I am very glad to see that Madison has inherited my love of Christmas. I have a feeling that this Christmas will be the one that she remembers for next year. 

Here we are unpacking the tree.

She had to touch it.

Melanie was a big helper :)

Helping Daddy put the angel on top.
Showing Doggie the ornaments.
Madison helped me put ornaments on the tree and we talked about each one while she hung them up. On Sunday she spent the entire day going over to the tree and naming all of the ornaments....mommy, daddy, Santa, glass Santa, two Maddys (two ornaments that she hung together that have her picture in them), book, nutcracker, ball Santa, Sam's bone and Allie's bone. We also practiced whose stocking was what color. Poor Mellie will be using Maddy's baby's first Christmas stocking. It wasn't until we hung it up that I noticed it said 2008 on it wrong if I write over that in marker??