Thursday, October 27, 2005

So That's What I've Been Missing...

Solid food is everything Maddie has ever dreamed of. I have read that it takes most babies several weeks to actually eat solid food. You try a little one day - and keep forcing a bit down - until they are used to the texture. Madelyn spit out two, maybe three spoonfuls, and realized that this was baby heaven. She even ate the leftovers on her bib after I had finished feeding her. But let's be honest...did any of us ever doubt her eating ability?

Thursday, October 13, 2005

My Little Slugger

There's nothing I enjoy more than a good baseball game - so Maddie and I have had a great time cheering on Rob. He is a fantastic fielder and hitter, and has really helped his team have such a successful season. Now that both summer and fall leagues are over, I'm not sure what we'll do with our Wednesday nights. Of course I'm talking about after the White Sox win the World Series...

Saturday, October 08, 2005

Three Months

When I was pregnant with Madelyn - Rob, Greg (who was living with us at the time) and I went bowling every Tuesday and Thursday. When I was about nine months along, the Dr put me on bedrest, and our dream of becoming professional bowlers was put on hold. So for Maddie's three month birthday we decided it was time to get back on track - I'm sure it was an event she will always remember.
Rob apparently jumped right back into the game, and bowled his all time high (193). The high score record had been mine until today...farewell 176. I unfortunatly did not do so well, and racked up an amazing 105 for my best of four score. In the end, I won one game and Rob won three. Maddie is still learning. We're hoping she'll go pro by three if we start her early.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

The World is Our Playground...

Okay, so maybe not the "world", but we do have some really beautiful places close by. We took Maddie on her first outdoor adventure - and when she was awake, she seemed to have a good time. Here are some pictures of Provo Canyon (where Sundance is located) and Cascade Springs.

Can you believe those cheeks?

If anyone has seen Madelyn's neck, please contact us as soon as possible. It has been missing for quite some time now.


I swear, the minute Madelyn was born - someone stamped "talk to me" on my forehead. It seems like now that I have a baby, strangers feel the need to tell me things about her. Usually they are sweet compliments that make me feel great. But as you may have read in an earlier blog - sometimes people say the weirdest things. For example: I was out shopping with Rob on Saturday afternoon. He was in the dressing room, and I was standing outside with Madelyn - who was in her stroller. A woman walks up to me and says, "Oh goodness. She is a beautiful baby!" I smile and thank her. She comes a little bit closer to Madelyn and says, "She's what - four months, five months?" I tell her she will be three months this week, but that she's a big baby for her age. She replies, "Oh wow - just three months? Well you can tell that she is really intelligent for her age. She is a very smart baby. I can tell these things." At this point, I'm really not sure what to say. If Maddie had been doing something like singing her ABC's or tap dancing, it would be one thing - but this whole time - she is sleeping. So apparently my "kinda chunky", "crooked-eared" daughter is an extremely intelligent sleeper.