October 30, 2008

The missing photos

Cute 3 year old

Waiting for the dentist

Checking mommy's teeth with the little mirror

The Dentist looking at Maddie's teeth

Halloween Carnival at School

Climbing up the big slide:
Pumpkin Painting in Fresno
getting ready to carve:

A scary halloween face:
Halloween Parade Downtown
Dinner at Red Robin for her birthday
~When the waiters came to sing happy birthday~Check out that face.

October 29, 2008

I really need to download pictures

Well we carved pumpkins tonight and Madison had a lot of fun, but didn't really like putting her hand in all the goop. (Note to all: Make sure you have a pumpkin carving kit before you start~ I thought I had one, but I must have thrown it away, so we had to use 'gasp' a knive~) She liked looking through all the seeds, and we even roasted some after we were done...I need to get the photos on here...soon

Also went to a Halloween Carnival/Community Event last night. She was a little aprehensive at first, then warmed up and wanted to eat all of the candy at once...Friday will be tricky, I am sure she will want to eat each piece as she gets it.

Photos will be inserted here later:
(imagine cute girl with pumpkin)

(cute girl in her costume)

October 23, 2008


My dad is home...all tests came back great...they think that he passed a gallstone over the course of the pain between Saturday and Sunday night and has reflux. So a big change in lifestyle for him with eating and exercise and sleeping and taking some pills to help with the reflux.

PLUS Madison went to the dentist for the first time today. It went great. She let the dentist look in her mouth, count her teeth and check out the health of her teeth and gums. She was a little shy at first but really loved looking at the little mirror and playing with the air instrument. I will post photos later.

That's all for now...goodnight!

October 20, 2008

Pumpkin Patch

We took a little time after the birthday party to go to the pumpkin patch. While we were there, my dad ended up in the hospital with gall bladder issues, so we had to cut it short, but it was still fun...

update: my dad is still in the hospital, but they are trying to figure out what is exactly going on, as his gall bladder looks better today with the antibiotics, so maybe no surgery, we still are not sure. keep him in our thoughts

Birthday Party= FUN!

This weekend we hosted a birthday party for 13 kids, 22 adults and 1 "build-a-bear" lady. It turned out wonderful! The kids had so much fun playing in the backyard in the house, on the play structure, in the pool full of balls, then making their own stuffed animals, eating pizza & cake and open presents, followed by running up and down the street to wear off some of the sugar. Here a few photos of the shindig!

I'm 3~


~ Cousins~

Playing outside

Stuffing the frogs, lambs, and bears

Balloon Animals!

Trying to get all 13 in the same place for a photo!

Attempt 24~

Cake Time

Wow-3 years old!

Auntie Katie and Alex

This is the best day of my life!

Friends since H.S.

Passed out!

WOW...a 3 year old!

I can't believe 3 years ago I was just going to sleep not feeling well, not knowing in just a few short hours I would be off to the hospital in labor.

October 2005

October 21, 2005

October 2005~ Birth Announcement photo

Here she is now~making cupcakes to bring to "school" tomorrow~

October 17, 2008

I don't know where she gets it...

Last night was no different from other nights during our bed time routine, "I don't want to go to bed, the vent is scary, I am not tired, I need water, I need a blankie, I need my lovie..." 
As she was drifting off to sleep she was going through the alphabet and singing the song and then going back and saying all of the sounds. It is crazy...I teach kindergarten and more than half of my class does not know this! And please don't think I am a crazy mom trying at times to quiz her, it is all her doing. I am afraid she is really growing up.
any chance she gets she shows her muscles in her arms and declares that she is growing getting so big, "feel my arms" I am strong.

October 14, 2008

Take 5 Tuesday

5 of your favorite recipes (both to cook/bake and eat)
1.white cake with white frosting
2. Chicken Parmasean
3. home made chocolate chip
4. Pork chops in the crock pot
5. Home made pizza (dough from the bread maker)

5 things that have made you laugh lately
1. Madison telling me that she is good girl and don't good girls get chocolate milk with dinner
2. ~
3. ~

5 things you would do if you were fearless
1. Jump out of an airplane
2. get a tatoo
3. gamble
4. ?
5. ?

5 things in your bedroom
1. t.v.
2. toys from Madison
3. dresser/chest of drawers
4. bed
5. DVD player

5 things you can’t replace
1. the computer
2. Madison
3. Scott
4. Family
5. Friends
(not specifically in that order) :)

October 12, 2008


I wish things were getting easier...but not so much...one day at a time.

October 11, 2008


I have been reading a lot of bulletin boards/blogs about others going through this horrible event, although it doesn't make it easier, at least I don't feel alone.
Please pray for Scott and I to make it through this trying time.
It really sucks.

October 8, 2008

Thought for the night

After a miscarriage, you grieve for a person you never knew, and for a relationship that ended before it really began. You grieve not for a person who has lived and died but for an unlived life. You grieve for the loss of your future as the parent of the baby who has died. You are sad not just because of what you have lost but because of what will never be.