Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Finally! After months and months of the very efficient army crawl, miss M is now pulling up by herself and seems to want to walk (assisted heavily by us) everywhere. So, we started to lose hope that she would ever actually crawl. However, this evening she proved us wrong!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Happy Birthday Paul!

For Paul's 30th birthday we took a little road trip down the coast to monterey, carmel, big sur, and on the way back we stopped in santa cruz for dinner. It was a lot of fun and Madeleine made almost all the way home before she decided that she no longer wished to be in the car. Her screaming was quickly silenced by paul getting in the backseat with her and letting her lick our left over ice cream spoon. Ice cream has that effect on me too.

Monterey Bay
Flying Baby at Starbucks

Big Sur = Beautiful! we have to go back!Last but not least, Paul's birthday custard fruit pie--yum yum yum yum


Few things keep Maddie's focus as much as the dog bowls...

Madeleine the Mimick

Monday, May 10, 2010


Last week Madeleine began taking swim classes, or better yet, splash-around-while-mom-holds-you classes. She loves splashing in the water! And, it is something fun and different to do with an almost 8 month old.

Anxiously awaiting to get in...

Water Baby!
Madeleine's daycare/swim buddy Lauren and her mom.

Swimming is very tiring....

How ya like me now?

SOCK MONKEY! Our very talented friend Krista made Madeleine a sock monkey...for real. She made it. How crazy is that? Madeleine loves it. Thanks Krista!

Sausalito, a hike, and other random pics

The first weekend in May we drove up to Sausalito for brunch and a stroll along the water. It is a pretty cute town, but we don't have any pictures of that. We do, however, have pictures of Madeleine and Paul at brunch!
We found a place not too far from us (Pulgas Ridge) where you can let dogs off leash. So we loaded up the baby and sweetpea, swung by starbucks, and went for a little hike. SweetPea was in heaven! Maddie was in her blue cubs outfit and looked like a little boy, so we called her Matty all day.

Just a few of the cute new outfits from Aunt Pat and Nana Jane...

Oh, and Maddie sleeping happily with her bum up in her crib! (thanks to Cindy and Jason for the blowout onesie!)