July 24, 2009

Fairytale Town

My sister-in-law had a meeting in Sacramento this week and I offered to watch Jenna for the day so she and Madison could have a playdate. They don't get to see each other that often and it is usually during,j a large family event, so I thought a little one on one time together would be good for them. Let's just say a normal meeting includes: tears, yelling, pushing and arguing...just normal 3 and 4 year old behavior, but they always have loads of fun.
So we met Kelly and got little Miss Jenna situated in the car and we headed to fairytale town. The girls were PERFECT!!! I can't even tell you how they acted. They took turns, watched out for each other, held hands, posed for pictures together, listened and played like never before!! I was so proud of both of them. When it was time to go, they both went willingly, played in the car the whole way home, then watched a little TV to "rest" (yah right), then we went out to play in the little pool, followed by a marathon bath and finally we went to meet back with Kelly for dinner.

I know the girls had a wonderful time when they both passed out in the car...actually Jenna passed out in the car on the way to dinner.
These girls are going to be best friends for life!!

July 16, 2009

My 1st baby is not a baby anymore....

Madison had got a note from Santa telling her she could get earrings for Christmas. We tried to take her to the mall, but she freaked out and never went through with it...that was until last night at dinner. She informed Scott and I she was old enough now and she was ready to get her ears pierced. I thought, ya right, we will get there and she will not want to go through with it. So she planned our day today...we will go to the mall and I will get my ears pierced, ride the carousel, get pretzels, and play.

So we get up and have a lazy morning, but she still remembers her plan. Scott met us there and we go into the first place. They only have 1 gal working who can do the piercing, so we head on down to a second place, same deal. We would have to wait a couple of hours for any other person to come on so they could be done at the same time...Madison insists she is ready and they could do one at a time. I thought great, I am going to have a one earring daughter for the next 5 years! So we go back to the first place and she watches someone else gets their ears done and she said she is ready.

She picked out little tiny pink "diamonds" and climbs up on my lap. The lady cleans her ears and makes the mark of where they will be, this is how far we got the first time, so I thought here we go, she will want down...but no...

The lady asks her if she is ready to be brave 2 times and she nods.

The lady counts to three and presto one ear done!! Madison didn't even flinch, cry, or squirm...So the lady asks her if she wants a lollipop and she does. Then she asks her if she wants a break or if she is ready for #2 and Madison tells her she is ready...
So another count to the three and she is done. I was crying, Scott was taking pictures and Madison was as calm as can be.
So here she is a grown-up little girl (3 going on 17!!)

Showing off her new earrings!

July 7, 2009

Playing at the Park...

We got a chance to go play with our friends at the park. It was a perfect day, not too hot, not too cold~ha ha! We stopped by the farmers market first and got some yummy fruit and kettle corn and then headed to the near by park...what a fun time the kids had. Philip and Madison are about 9 months apart but they pass for twins, we are always asked how old the twins are. They look so much alike it is hysterical. Lisa and I said these could be their future engagement photos! :)

July 5, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

We had a great weekend celebrating the 4th with my side of the family. Madison and I started with a pedicure! We went to the parade, went swimming, had a b-b-q and watched the fireworks. We are all tired and I am sure that Scott could use another day off to recoup...but he is off to work in the morning while I continue to wait for #2 to make his/her arrival. Only about 4 1/2 weeks to go!