Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Rollin', Rollin', Rollin'...

Two weeks ago (on August 11th, when she was approximately 3 1/2 months old), Madeline rolled over for the first time. I caught the second time on video:

(Excuse the fly. It is summer in Texas, after all.) Since then Maddie has become a rollin' queen. Which is both good and bad. She used to play contentedly on her gym mat, swatting at the rattles hanging above her. Now she spends most of her time rolling over! Sometimes she still gets her arms stuck and gets upset, but more and more she is enjoying being on her tummy. The other morning she even managed to roll over in her crib while still fully swaddled. Here is another video, taken today, of her improved skill:

Monday, August 24, 2009

Play that Patriotic Music, White Girl

I found this little gem while uploading things from the video camera. Emma sure enjoys a 4th of July parade!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Madeline's Blessing

A month ago we were in California with most of Dave's family. While we were there, we blessed Madeline and took some family pictures.

Us with Dave's parents, his brother, grandfather, and uncle

I think this might be the first picture with all of us since Madeline was born...

Dave blessed Maddie, with the help of his father, grandfather, and Uncle Gordon

Of course, Emma wanted her picture taken too. With Grandpoppy and Great-grandpoppy.

Emma and Grandmacita spent some quality time playing the piano and singing Primary songs.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Madeline: 3 Months

While we were in vacation in California, Maddie turned 3 months old. Of course, we had to wait until we were home with our props to do a photo shoot.

She is definitely NOT a newborn anymore. Here is a snapshot of Madeline at 3 months:
--She has become quite the smiley girl. She smiles most often at me, Mom (after all, I am her food source). Second most often she smiles at her big sister.
--Madeline will snuggle when she's tired, but for the most part she hates facing towards me when she's being held. She loves facing forward and looking at the world. We recently switched her to forward facing in the baby Bjorn carrier, and she is so busy looking at things I don't hear a peep from her.
--She will have an entire conversation (in "coos") with you when you get close and look into her eyes.
--Madeline learned how to deliberately find her fingers, which she often uses as a replacement for the pacifier.
--Maddie loves playing with her toys. She will often grab the toys that hang above her on her little gym and pull them to her mouth so she can lick them.
--She has started laughing. She especially likes the Miss Maddie song.
--She is getting really good at tummy time and is often enjoying it well past the timer that I set.
--Madeline has proven to be an excellent traveler. She sleeps almost the entire flight on planes, and is happy being lugged around San Fransisco (evidence of this to come soon).
--Like the other girls in our family, Madeline is a fan of books--especially when Emma shares them with her.