Friday, July 30, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

Maddie's 2 Year Photo Shoot

I may have picked the worst day ever to do Maddie's 2 year pictures, due to the high humidity and triple digit temperatures. We were all sweaty and miserable, but here they are. My little stinker refuses to smile on command so any half smiles or smirks you see are the result of us dancing around behind the camera.

Here is a slideshow of some of the best photos:

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

4th of July California Trip!

We spent some time in California for the 4th of July weekend and enjoyed the cooler weather and family time. Maddie got lots of play time with her cousin Jasmine at Flag Hill Park.

Maddie is such a big girl going down the slides by herself.

Climbing the monkey bars.

Cousins!

Jasmine trying to give Maddie some cousin love.

Family fun at the park!

I love these girls together.

Maddie chasing after Jasmine yelling her name over and over again.
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Maddie coming down a slide all by herself.
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Maddie and Jasmine running down big, grassy hills.
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The cutest 4th of July girls ever! So festive.
And a quick update from our garden, the cherry tomatoes have beaten the odds and are producing all kinds of fruit. The strawberries have been fried by the heat along with the larger tomato plants, but those cherry tomatoes are coming right along.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Coloring with Maddie

Here is a look at the inner workings of Maddie's mind. At first glance, this video appears to simply capture an afternoon of coloring with Maddie. But once you start watching, you'll realize she really just wanted to trick her mom and roll all her crayons off the table. What a sneak. :)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

More Havasu Pictures!

I found a bunch more Havasu pictures that I forgot to pull off my camera! Here is round 2 of our Havasu trip last month!

Maddie and Dada cooling off in the water

Maddie & her "odda mom" Robin. That's what Maddie called Robin all weekend.

We had the most amazing Hawaiian shaved ice ever on the London Bridge. It was SO yummy! I'm not sure if it was so good because it was so hot or because it was really that good. Maddie sure loved it! She got her first taste of brainfreeze, but it didn't stop her from eating a ton of shaved ice.

Dada showing Maddie some fish swimming around near the docks.

Me & Maddie on the boat

And some more fun pictures...

Ok, I think that's all the pictures now! This week in Lake Havasu, the temperatures will be right around 120 degrees. Maybe we'll wait until September or October to go again.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Havasu Trip 2010

Last month, we got to spend a few days at the river with my family! We had so much fun hanging out with everyone and it wasn't too hot yet, so it wasn't miserable.

Me & Maddie cooling off in the water with her best pal that week - "Turtle".

Fun Cousin Time! Maddie & Adam in the water.

Here is a perfect picture of where Maddie was all weekend. In the arms of her other mother, the best replacement possible, my twinner Robin. She called her "mom" all week and reached for her from my arms. I was not offended at all, I got to hold Robin's new sweet baby Noah all week.

Maddie had a blast walking up and down the shore collecting rocks and shells and playing in the dirt.

Lauren & Annie - the baby with the best on demand smile ever!

Me & Maddie

Twin picture!

We were getting the cousins all lined up on the couch to take a picture and Maddie couldn't get enough of Noah.

With 4 cousins aged three and under, this is the best we could get.

The moms and their babies-

And one more with grandma-

Thanks for the fun time everyone! I'm glad we got out of there before it got over 110 degrees the next week.