Madelyn and her Mommy

Madelyn and her Mommy
365 days of photos

Friday, December 9, 2011

Turning two years old!

My big girl is turning two on Sunday. I can not believe it. It seems to have gone by so fast, but at the same time, I sort of can't remember life with out her. She is just so much fun, and all time consuming, lol.

I have some big news on my mind. Just a few days a go I got a positive pregnancy test!! I am cautiously optimistic because it is so early, but I can not help my joy. :) If all is fine, our second baby will be born in Mid August. August 15th was the official due date the Doctor gave to me. We have our first ultra sound on Dec 29th, so if you are reading this, please keep this info off of facebook, but keep me in your prays that everything is ok.

Below is one of Madelyn's 2nd Birthday Portraits that I took of her two weeks before her bday.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Fall Fotos :)

My favorite time of the year is finally here...FALL! It is also gone in about 3 weeks, so I am making a point at taking some pictures of Madelyn during this beautiful time in upstate New York.

I took Madelyn to a farm in Kinderhook, NY called Samascott Orchards. It is a beautiful farm. There was no crowds and therefore, no people in the background of this beautiful setting to distract.

When we arrived to the farm they come up to your car and hand you a map to the orchard. You take your car right up to the Pumpkin Patch, or Apples if that is what you are there for. On your way out they check your car and weigh whatever you want to purchase.

This is a "no frills" sort of farm. I mean there is no hay ride, petting zoo, or playgrounds, but if you are looking for picturesque, then this is the place. Madelyn and I were in and out of the orchard in about 20 minutes, but that was mostly because she thought it was funny to run away from me, and into any mud puddle she could find.

Fall is such a nostalgic time of the year for me. It remind me of growing up and all our trips to Fall Festivals and Pumpking Picking, and it also now remind me of our beautiful wedding 4 years ago on October 20th 2007, outside at Innisfree Garden. It also reminds me how much things have changed in our lives in these past 4 years, and how blessed we are for all we have.

Happy Fall to all of you that read this!

Friday, June 24, 2011

18 Months!

First Hair Cut!

Madelyn is now 18 months and I totally slacked on keeping up with the blog. I was to busy enjoying life. I am not going to try and recap the last year, but just pick up with how fun it is to have an 18 month old!

I just recently took a new job and we switched daycares so that was a big transition for the whole family. She was going to a huge daycare facility in Poughkeepsie, NY called Cinnamon Tree, and I really love it. She was in the infant room and had been with the same teachers since she was 8 weeks old. I interviewed about 4 different places and settled on Best Friends Family Day Care in Valatie, and I couldn't be happier. They only take kids from one year old and up, so she is the "baby" of the group. I think being around the older kids and kids that are around 2 years old has been alot of fun for her, and socially is helping her get out of her stage of hating "strangers".

One thing I really like about this daycare was that their menu was also all homemade, and such a great variety. This kid is eating better the me these days, lol. She is loving turkey tetrazzini, homemade cinnamon muffins, blueberries, and all sorts of new things that I might not have thought she would have liked.

Madelyn also got her first hair cut recently! She needed it so bad, and I am so glad I finally did it. I was so nervous about it, but the lady did it in like 5 minutes, and Madelyn just sat on my lap eating goldfishies.

We just booked our trip to Sesame Place for next month, and I can't wait for her to meet Elmo! That just might have to be my next post. If any of you who read this have been to Sesame Place, I'd love to hear your experience!