Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Ding Dong Thief

Just a quick post about my silly baby...

I was putting milk away yesterday and my grabby Maddie stole a Ding Dong off the refrigerator shelf. I let her hold it for a minute while I finished putting things away. Next thing I know, I hear lips smacking and see this...

She was VERY ANGRY when I took it away. Looks like she may have inherited her mom's sweet tooth!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

A New Home for My Coupon Addiction

My coupon addiction was beginning to take over the family blog, so I have decided it needs its own blog. You can see all of my exciting adventures in savings by clicking here http://arizonasavings.blogspot.com/. I have a permanent link to it on the right side of our blog. It's called Arizona Savings. Come & visit often so you can save along with me!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Fun Weekend!

We had a busy, fun weekend and Maddie had lots of new experiences! Laura was house sitting and we got to visit her on Saturday. Maddie got to crawl around in real grass - she loved it!

Here are here little toes in the grass. She was so dainty- tip toeing through the grass.
Laura was also there to babysit a 4 month old Mastiff puppy named Maggie. She was adorable - she had huge paws and floppy ears. And Maddie was IN LOVE with her. We thought she might be scared because Maggie was so much bigger than her, but we couldn't keep Maddie away from the dog.Maggie was such a good puppy. She let Maddie crawl all over her and she didn't mind at all. Maddie kept grabbing Maggie's paws and giving her kisses.

My little ballerina! I bought a pair of leg warmers for Maddie because she is a turbo crawler and she gets rug burn on her knees and the tops of her feet. These keep her legs warm and protect her skin. And they are stinking cute!
We took advantage of the 90 degree weather on Saturday and took Maddie swimming for the first time! We started with her toes in the water.
She liked that, so we put her super cute bathing suit on (compliments of Aunt Robin - thank you!) so she could get all the way in.
She was enthralled with the cleaning hose. She wanted to jump on it and chew on it.My little water baby!
I love how the sunlight lights up her ears in this picture.Here are some fun pictures of Maddie in her church dress. Her hair is finally long enough to put up in a little ponytail. I love having a girl!If you look closely in this picture, you can see her little bottom teeth. She's been working hard on getting them through her gums. Teething is no fun! But I love her little teeth- they are so cute!
This little sheep is named "Lamby" - pronouced Lammy.
It is the LOVE of Maddie's life. Brandon's mom bought it for her at Bath & Body Works. Whenever she sees it, she shrieks out loud and flaps her arms up and down. Then , she smashes it in her face and rolls around on the ground with it. So silly.And finally, here is a little video of Maddie pulling herself up on the couch. Her new favorite thing to do is to pull herself up and blow raspberries on the couch. Then, she looks around to see if anyone is watching her. She thinks it's hysterical.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Bath Time!

Maddie has officially graduated from the infant tub into the big bathtub! This is the before bath picture - complete with prunes on her cheeks, chin, nose, & in her eyebrows. She likes her new found freedom in the big tub. She especially loves her bathtime books - she's reading one in this video. Click the play button to see Dare Devil Maddie try to crawl out of the tub.

Bathtime has become a battle between her and I. She stands up and I make her sit down, over and over again. That blue object floating around next to her in the video is the tub spout cover. It's an inflatable octopus and it's so cute. I bought it so she doesn't crack her head open on the tub spout. Maddie thinks its more fun than safe, so she pulls it off and chews on it.
Update on teething - we have 2 bottom teeth!

Monday, March 16, 2009

The most handsome pilot in the sky!

These pictures should have been posted a long time ago - this actually happened last month.
Oh well, better late than never!
Brandon took me on a date to Salt Lake! We had so much fun.
I got to "fly" the plane AKA Brandon puts it on auto pilot and lets me act like I'm doing something. :)We flew over the Grand Canyon. And we got to eat yummy food at the Pasta Factory with my favorite twin sister Robin, my brother in law Russell, & Adam.
Thanks for the fun day! You are my favorite pilot!

Note to Maddie's grandmas - Don't worry, Maddie was safe and sound at home with Aunt Laura. She's a little young still for the airplane.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Belly Laughs!

Maddie is very stingy with her laughs. She has the ability to laugh, but she chooses not to. We decided a few months ago that we were not funny enough for her. Well, Aunt Laura found something Maddie thinks is hysterical! Laura gives Maddie a kiss, Maddie gives Aunt Laura a kiss, and then Maddie flies up in the air!

We love you Laura!

Monday, March 9, 2009

Silly Maddie

Maddie started pulling herself up to a standing position this week!
Here's a video of her standing in her crib. She is so pleased with herself.
She started pulling herself up on smaller things like her box of wipes and her Bumbo chair. Now, she is pulling herself up on the couch and her crib. She's getting pretty consistent and she's even starting to lift her leg up to climb out of her crib. It's a good thing we moved her mattress down a couple of weeks ago - she would have definitely escaped by now! She'll be walking along furniture pretty soon. She's already taking steps along the couch to reach her toys.

Here's a picture of Maddie before we left for church yesterday.

And, last but not least, Maddie's first Milloy cousin, Jasmine, is here!
I stole this picture from Jennifer's blog. :)
She's so adorable and fresh from heaven. We can't wait to see her in person!

Thursday, March 5, 2009

I love Walgreens!

Oh man. My coupon craziness and obsession with saving money has reached a new level.
Guess how much I spent for all of this stuff at WalGreens yesterday...

-$1.19! Between coupons, Register Rewards, and rebates, WalGreens paid me $1.19 to take all of this stuff home. Wow.

I also had 2 bags of peanut M&M's ...now where did those run off to?

Stay tuned for more adventures in saving money!

*By popular demand, I am sharing my secrets to saving. If you want to get free stuff like I did, click here! You need the Sunday coupons from the last few weeks to get the same deals I got. Happy saving! :)