Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Maddie's First Christmas!

We had so much fun visiting both sides of the family this past weekend for Christmas! Here are some fun highlights of Maddie's first Christmas...
What does a 5 month old want in her stocking on Christmas morning? BINKIES! She was so excited, she tried to eat through the packaging to get to them.
This was the look on Maddie's face every time she opened a present. She was enthralled by the bright colored wrapping paper and the crunching sounds it made when she grabbed it.
Opening gifts at Grandma Milloy's house. She got pretty good at tearing wrapping paper.This is one of her favorite gifts - it's a "My First Doll" from her Aunt Jennifer & Uncle Patrick. She snuggled the doll into her face as soon as she opened it.
I don't get to see my "wombmate" very often, so it was a treat to get to spend some sister time with Robin.
Maddie & Great Grandma Sandi. I love the staple Santa hat Grandma Sandi always wears. It just wouldn't be Christmas without it!
Kim & Brandon
Maddie & Great Grandpa Milloy
Maddie & Great Grandma Milloy
Maddie & Aunt Jessica
Maddie & Grandpa Eatough

We miss you all so much already! Thanks for letting us invade your houses - we had so much fun! We are so blessed to have such a HUGE family and have so many people to love Maddie.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

I can't take enough pictures of this baby!

Now that Maddie smiles on demand, we are having tons of fun taking pictures of her. Our friend, Katy came over and took some beautiful pictures of Maddie a couple of weeks ago. Here are some of the best ones...
I dressed Maddie up in her Christmas dress so I could take her Christmas pictures last night. She was a good sport and gave me lots of great smiles. Towards the end, she started to notice all the lights and colors in the tree. She was trying to grab a branch and chew on it. I love her chubby cheeks and dimpled hands! Here are some of my favorites...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Quick trip home to California!

We took a quick weekend visit home to visit family and we had so much fun! Maddie got to spend time with both sets of her grandparents, and some of her great-grandparents too!

Maddie with her dad in Grandma Milloy's kitchen

Maddie with Aunt Kristen in Great Grandma Sandi's kitchen

Maddie was the centerpiece at family dinner on Sunday night. She had lots of fun watching everyone eat lasagna. She loves Uncle Derrick!

Thanks for letting us invade your house - we had so much fun! See you soon!

Monday, December 1, 2008


We hope everyone had a fun Thanksgiving! All of our Milloy family from California (except for Jen, Patrick, & Baby Jasmine- we missed you guys!) drove out to Arizona to spend Thanksgiving with us. We had so much fun visiting with everyone and we are so grateful they were here.

We took 6 pictures of everyone at the table, and this was the best one. So, I apologize in advance for closed eyes, weird smiles, and blocked faces. And Derrick was taking the picture so imagine him in there too!

Here are some Maddie pictures - she is so much fun! She is starting to laugh and it is the absolute cutest thing ever! It's my favorite sound in the world. When she gets better at it, we'll make a video of it.

Maddie & her Grandma Milloy!

Maddie and her Aunt Gywnne!

Some of the Milloy girls (Mom, Jessica, Gwynne, Maddie, & I) ventured out on Black Friday. This is a picture of Maddie during our shopping adventure. Apparently, she was not too impressed by all the door buster savings!

We missed our family who couldn't be with us this year - we love you and will see you soon!