Tuesday, March 23, 2010

What a difference 2 days makes...

On Sunday morning we woke up to this:

Yes, SNOW. In TEXAS. On the first day of SPRING.

But, never fear, today we introduced Madeline to this:

She had a fantastic time and was particularly wet. Her favorite thing to do was suck the water out of the sponge toys in an attempt to build her immune system. May it be a long and glorious Spring!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Madeline: 10 Months+

Madeline has passed the 10 month mark and is doing great! She is getting closer to being a toddler everyday. She now has 4 teeth, 2 on the top and 2 on the bottom (with a cute little gap on top). She's also rocking some great "old man hair". The picture above shows its natural form. :)
Favorite foods: mandarin oranges, Nurtrigrain bars, any cereal, any cookies/crackers
Least favorite foods: pureed vegetables, especially green ones
Favorite activities/obsessions: Cruising, climbing, perusing the contents of the kitchen cupboards, attempting to break into the refrigerator
Least favorite activities: having nose wiped, eating dinner
Favorite book: _Peek-a-Boo!_ (lift the flaps), though she loves all books
Most common sounds: growling like a dinosaur (Emma calls her Maddie-saurus), high-pitched screeching
She is also gaining some weight. According to Wii Fit Plus, she weighs 15.6 pounds. Progress!
And, finally, a height picture. Notice her displeasure at my attempt to hold her still so I could take the picture!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Hello Spring!

After a day of downpours, this lovely view greeted us from our front door:

I don't want to jinx anything, but with the forecast calling for highs of 75 the next 2 days, good times are here again!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Weekend Projects

Something about this time of year leads to a flurry of household projects. Last year around this time, Dave had just finished the bar exam and we had 7 weeks until Miss Madeline made her debut. We painted several rooms, rearranged furniture, put together new furniture. This past weekend we painted a garage-sale find for Emma's room:

We FINALLY hung family pictures:

We also purchased materials to build 2 containers for a forthcoming square foot garden. Stay tuned!