Friday, December 31, 2010

Christmas Sunday

The girls were all sick the Sunday before Christmas so these pictures were actually taken the following Sunday, but close enough. It was pretty much impossible to get a decent picture with all of them, but I thought they were pretty cute anyways!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas 2010

This year we actually decided to do a quick vacation right before Christmas and we took the girls to Las Vegas for a few days. Unfortunately we forgot the camera, so we don't have any pictures, but we had a great time on our little family trip. The drive there was a little nerve-wracking...we had really bad snow for the first couple of hours and then lots of rain, so the drive took about 8 hours instead of 5, but we got there safely! We stayed at the MGM Grand hotel and the girls were very impressed with the Strip and all of the lights! We spent one morning at the Children's Museum in Vegas and had a great time there with all of the exhibits. Another highlight of the trip was the M&M store....the girls were thrilled to be able to get pink and purple M&Ms. Madison had a pretty bad cough/cold the whole time which was less fun for her, but she was still a trooper and we appreciated the excuse for lots of relaxing time in the hotel room so that she could take some decent naps! We got home on Christmas Eve, just in time to get ready for Christmas. I forgot to take an official shot of all 3 girls in their pajamas, but Christmas morning was still a success! The girls didn't have any "big" wishes this year, just lots of little presents, but they were thrilled with all of the princess, fairy and Strawberry Shortcake stuff that they got! I was very spoiled with a new pregnancy pillow, new coat, gift certificates for house cleaning and lots of books that I wanted. Daddy had Christmas come early this year when he got new scuba gear and a new gun, but he also was surprised with a new Blu-Ray player on Christmas morning....we all lucked out this year!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

10 months old!

I've gotten behind on Madison's monthly updates, but she is now 10 months old and as cute as ever! At her 9 month appointment she weighed in at 21 pounds, 5 ounces and was 26.5 inches tall. She is still crawling everywhere and pulling up on everything and will walk as long as she is behind her push toys or holding on to someone, but has not yet started walking independently. She now has 7 teeth (4 on top, 3 on bottom) and has pretty much decided she does not like baby food anymore or anything that she can not pick up and feed to herself. Her diet these days consists mostly of crackers, cereal, bananas, green beans (her absolute favorite), cheese, blueberries, toast, strawberries and peas! She says 'ma-ma' and 'da-da' a lot, although not always at the appropriate times so I'm not sure she knows exactly what they mean but we can pretend! One of the cutest things she does is give kisses! Every morning I let her wake her daddy up....I put her on the bed and she crawls over to him and gives him a big slobbery kiss on his face! Any time someone is laying down, they are in for kisses and she also like to bonk foreheads with the people that she loves the most...pretty sweet! Madison is still not much of a laugher but still has a fabulous smile and she still has those adorable dimples too!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Dance Recital

The girls had a dance recital with all of the songs they had been learning for Christmas and although I was nervous that at least one of them would not cooperate, both girls did an amazing job! They got to show us the different floor work that they practice and then they got to perform all of their dances, complete with a bunch of adorable costume changes! The whole thing was one of the cutest things I have ever seen and I was so proud of how well they did!