Thursday, September 30, 2010

And we have a molar!!!

That's right, Madison's one year molars are finally starting to come through. Madison has always been a late teether, not getting her first tooth until she was almost 10 months old. This now makes 8 teeth and her bottom left side (molar) should cut through in the next few days as well because it's super swollen. I feel like this is a big "milestone" for us.

My little girl is getting so big, here's my newest favorite picture of her, can you tell she's working on some teeth..

Thursday, September 16, 2010

End of the summer recap, we've been so busy.

The past few weeks have been so busy, and the next month only gets worse. Jim and I attended an awesome wedding of dear friends of ours over Labor Day. We had an awesome night and reconnected with alot of amazing people.

Jim and I:

Kim and I:

Nikki and I:

Nicole and I:

Jim and I celebrated our three year wedding anniversary. My mother-in-law was gracious enough to keep Madison for the day and Jim took off of work. We spent the morning with our peanut, and then headed out to tour two local wineries. We had a great day just the two of us and came home to have dinner with our amazing little girl. We are truely so blessed.

Nissley Vineyards:

Jim and I tasting wine:

Tasting Wine at the Moon Dancer Winery:

View of the Susquehanna behind us:

I also started running three weeks ago, this week was my fourth week of running. I've taken it really slow only running every other day and stopping if anything didn't feel right. In the past I've taken up running and end up stopping one week into it because I push myself too far. Last night I ran my farthest distance, 3.78 miles. I could have kept going, except it was late (9pm) and I had to pee. My bladder isn't quite what it used to be, so I felt it necessary to stop. Jim got me an MP3 player for our anniversary and it gave me such motivation to keep running. I thought I was going to enter a 5K (3.1 miles) on Thanksgiving day. However, I have since dedided that I will be entering the 10K (6.2 miles). I have just about two months to train to get there, I honestly will just be happy if I can complete the entire 6 miles.

In Madison news, she is really turning into such a little person, it makes me sad that she is growing up so much. She is a sponge these days, mimicing us, repeating words and just being plain funny. Back around her birthday, Madison got this skirt, and the rest of the outfit from her Auntie Vicki.

Well I put it on and she just twirled around holding onto her skirt.It was the cutest thing ever. I took her to the dance studio with me until Jim could pick her up, and she knew she fit in with all the ballerinas. It was adorable. Again, can I mentioned how blessed we are.
The weather is getting cooler, so I think fall is around the corner which I am happy and not happy about. I truely love summer and I am said for it to end. We had a great summer and next year I am sure it will only be better...
Until Next Time...

Saturday, September 4, 2010

New beginnings can be scary....

I have felt for a long time that I needed to join a playgroup or get Madison involved with other kids, but aside from putting her in daycare (which isn't needed with me only working part time) I didn't know what to do.

I found the MOM's Club of Carlisle on the internet and contacted the group membership vice president last month. Madison and I went to our first event yesterday. I was so scared and nervous, I hate being "the new kid on the block" but we went and had a great time, I wish we could have stayed longer ( had to get home to wait for the Direct TV guy). The mom's were all really nice and accepting of Madison and I. We went to the William Grove Steam Engine Show (which is going on all weekend btw).

Madison got to ride a train for the first time. She LOVED it! She would bounce up and down on my lap every time the "conductor" blew the horn.

We walked around with the other moms and kids and looked at steam engines and a toy train set. We had a nice time, I hope the other mom's liked us. I always struggle in meeting new friends. Madison and I are looking forward to getting together with the MOM's Club again in the new few weeks.

In other Madison news, she is just growing up so fast. Now when you sing "Old McDonald had a farm", she can finish the song by singing " e, i, e, i oh". LOL she's too funny. I've been trying to catch it on video but have not been successful. She has a new favorite food, cheese ravioli. I made it for dinner the other night and she literally couldn't eat it fast enough! More to come, Jim and I are off to a wedding tonight and Madison is having her first sleep over at her grandmom Bennett's house. Tomorrow Madison and I are getting together with some of my other mommy friends for playing in the park and a lunch date, I can't wait!!!!