Sunday, December 12, 2010


We went today to get the obligatory pictures with Santa (or 'ssssss-da-da' as she calls him!)

After waiting in line for way too long, she wasn't really in the mood to be with anyone other than mommy or daddy and wasn't too excited by Santa. Oh well, maybe we'll have better luck next year!

Madeline's New Room

I've been hard at work using my creative energy to design Madeline's new room. I finally finished on Fri and she is spending her first night in her new room tonight. Here is the grand unveiling!

The border that will be above her crib

It took much longer than I anticipated, but watching her get so excited about it was a lot of fun and made it all worth while. This is her last night as she ran back and forth describing the scenes in full detail:

Thursday, December 9, 2010

O Christmas Tree

Madeline got to pick out her Christmas tree the other weekend and had a great time examining all the trees to find the perfect one:

Looks like this one has a big trunk, good for lots of presents!

Is the lizard included with the price of the tree?

I think this is one of my new favorite pictures of her. I love the sparkle in her eyes!

She was a bit confused as to why we had this tree sitting in the middle of the house for a number of days. She had quite the fun when the time came to start decorating, though! Brian and I tried to get ornaments on the tree faster than she could take them off! She enjoyed pulling all the shiny ornaments out of the bin and saying, "ohhhhh!"

Time for the crowning of the tree with the snowman!

"Hi Snowman!"

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Madeline's special ornament

When Grandma came to visit a few weeks ago, she brought Madeline an ornament with an accompanying book that causes the ornament to sing and talk. It was the highlight of our evening playtime.

This girl just can't help but dance when she hears music!!

I love how she just stares at it until it does something! :)