Saturday, April 9, 2011

Madalyn Turns 4!

Almost a year behind in posting...instead of catching up on everything we will just start from now. Madalyn turned 4 in February! I can't believe it either. They really do grow so fast. Like every other little girl, and some boys too, Madalyn is obssesed with Tangled and wanted a Rapunzle party this year. So that is what we gave her. Although highly underappreciated by the youngsters, it has been the funnest party yet to plan.

The Invitation...


The Games...
"Tangled" twister


Pin the Hair on Rapunzle


Coloring


And THE CAKE!!! This was my favorite to make :)


video

Thanks to all of Madalyn's friends for coming and making her birthday lots of fun!!!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Sister...such a LOVE/HATE relationship!

Although right now we feel the "hate" moments are more often than the "love" ones, we're hoping one day it will be the other way around. If we could only get our 3 year old to share better, we could very well be on our way!
Deep down out girls really love eachother, and here are a few moments to prove it.

This is one of their favorite games.


"Peekabo, I found you!"


Don't ask, we didn't. :)


Cute PJs from Grandma. Either Madalyn is trying to help Layna dance, or help bring her to the floor. Hopefully the first.


What would I have done if Layna was a boy? These cute matching outfits wouldn't have been so cute then.

Our baby turns 1!

On March 28th Layna Sage turned 1...I know, it was awhile ago. After the fiasco of Madalyn's party we were nervous to do anything, but you have to do something for their first!
Layna's favorite gift was her wagon..along with everyone else! Too bad they don't make those things bigger. :)


Layna and her cousin Samuel. And yes, Samuel is 2 months younger than Layna, he is a BIG boy! At least it's not the girl bigger than the boy I guess huh?


Layna thinking about whether it is ok to eat this cupcake. It didn't take her long though to decide it was.
"Do I dare?"

"This stuff is good"

"Ok, who has more?!"


At 1 Layna is cuter than ever, minus the really awkard my hair isn't growing even stage. Having been walking for months now, she now runs everywhere and won't sit still. She has more energy than all three of us. She now sleeps GREAT! No joke, about the night of her 1st she started sleeping all through the night. :) Something about my children...they just won't do it until they are one. Layna loves playing with Madalyn's babies and pushing anything in the little stroller. It's so cute, she takes it all around the house. Layna knows two things very well right not, signs for "eat" and "more" and pretty much wants both of those ALL day. At least she has an appetite right! We are so glad Layna is in our family, she adds so much to it. Happy Birthday little girl!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Madalyn Turns 3!

Although it was months ago...it's never too late to make a late-entry right?! Madalyn turned 3 in February. Her birthday, well like all birthdays we throw here turned out BAD! The party itself, not so bad...the couple days/week after..HORRIBLE! Layna had gotten sick the night before her party, but didn't think it would be much of anything contagious, well by Sunday night/Monday morning maybe 3/4th of people there were sick throwing up and yucky diarrhea! WHooeeeeh! We passed it around everyone in our house for about a week, never in my life have I done so much laundry and been grossed out so many times. I don't think we had truely experienced parenthood until that whole experience. :)
Anyway, Madalyn had a lot of fun and we are glad the pinata was a little better hit this year than last!



I had a lot of fun making Madalyn's cake. Can you tell her birthday is near Valentines? :)


Madalyn loved her vanity from Grandma Freeman...I'm afraid she is very much a girlie girl.


This was us three sister-in-laws last year at Madalyn's birthday. Gotta love pregnancy!

And this was the three of us this year at Madalyn's birthday. Smaller bellies...bigger babies!!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Layna Walking!!!

A couple weeks ago Layna started taking her first steps. It was hilarious. She thought she was SO cool. :) She was so excited at first that she could never really quite get her balance becuase she would basically start out running. It only took a could days and now she thinks she can walk anywhere. Still not quite a pro, but she's doing it. Already?! If only we could get her to conquer the stairs now then we wouldn't have to chase her all around the house.



She just had to keep up with her cousin Brylee! :)
Layna also got her first tooth that same week. BLAH!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Christmas in...

This year we spent Chrismas Eve and Christmas morning with Erik's family and then flew out Christmas night to Colorado to spend the rest of the week with my family.
I'm pretty sure Madalyn thought Christmas would never end because of how many times she got to open presents at different houses. For having both our families in different states, we were pretty lucky to be able to spend Christmas with both of them!
Here's all the Freeman grandkids on Christmas eve. Hey, we do the best we can right? No picture with lots of kids is perfect. :)


I love this picture! Layna sure loves her tongue.

The kids on Christmas morning. Although Layna was up early, Erik and I couldn't wait any longer and around 8:30 we woke Madalyn up. I'm sure one day we'll be wishing she would sleep in longer Christmas morning. :)



Amanda's "friend" Tucker sent these soccer jerseys from Argentina to Amanda and all the kids. Apparantly Layna wasn't all excited about them, I was though. Where was mine? :)


Christmas at my parent's "house" was a little different this year...to say the least. They sold their house and so we spent one last night in it and then helped them move the next day. Until they find the home of their dreams they are staying in a condo and so we joined them there for the remainder of our break. Good thing is that it doesn't matter where we are, we still love spending time with my family!
Madalyn and Kambria had a lot of fun together. They both got princess dress-up clothes, which was a chore in itself everytime we had to take it off Madalyn. She would sleep, eat, bathe in that dress if we let her.
Here they are both looking in the mirror. SO cute!



Even Weston and Layna had fun playing together. I think Weston really enjoyed having someone younger then him around.


My little Layna, She thinks she is so big!
Look Mom! No hands!

We took the girls bowling. Minus a few dramatic episodes as to whose turn it was, the girls loved it. Sad to say that both of them actually got higher scores than some of the adults. Oops.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Madalyn's Preschool Pictures

Madalyn's Preschool class! Yes, all girls...the year did start out with a boy but now it's full of girls. Madalyn absolutly loves preschool. Good thing since I started her early :)


The photographer was nice enough to take some individual pictures of the girls too. These are a few of Madalyn.