Family Collage 2015

Family Collage 2015

Saturday, December 31, 2011

Christmas 2011

We went to Oregon for Christmas this year to celebrate with the Grandparents, Aunt/Uncle and Cousin. We had a great time and had amazing weather. We visited santa, opened presents and even had professional photos taken with the family (photos to come). Maddy was a great traveler all the way to Oregon (a 6-7 hour trip).

 Cousins - Hayden & Maddy with Santa

Maddy's First Christmas Outfit 

Cousins and matching snowman PJs 

Great Grandma & Maddy 

Grandma and Maddy at our Christmas photo shoot

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Maddy and I flew to California in the middle of December to visit her Great Grandparents, Aunt & Uncle and Cousin. The trip was great overall and she was an amazing traveler. We were lucky to have great weather and had so much fun visiting with our family.

Snoozing on the airplane 

Great Grandma & Grandpa Silva 

Cousin Casey helping get Maddy ready for bed 

Aunt Dawn & Uncle Gregg 

Smiling at Great Grandpa

Thursday, December 15, 2011

2 Months Old

Maddy is now 2 months old. Growing like crazy! We love having her in our life and are adjusting to parenthood pretty well. Our upcoming goals include getting her to sleep all night in her crib (we've appreciated you swing, but we need to move on) and transitioning Mom back to work (Maddy will spend the next couple of months being taken care of by amazing grandparents before going to daycare at the end of February)!

Here are some pictures from our recent 2 month photo shoot. So many smiles!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

2 Month Check-Up

Maddy had her 2 month check-up this morning. She weighed in at 10lbs 11oz (49th percentile) and measured 23 inches long (73rd percentile). She got 3 different shots and screamed her head off during the process. She's been asleep though ever since, so hopefully the rest of the day will be alright.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Bath Fun

As part of her bedtime routine, we've started giving Maddy a bath everynight. It seems to be working and she typically sleeps for 5-6 hours straight when she first goes down for the night (followed by a couple 2-3 hour chunks). We're guessing it's because she tires herself out in the bathtub from all the kicking and splashing!

Here's a video of all of the fun!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Ted & Maddy

Well the overwhelming concensus is that Maddy is an exact replica of Ted and I would agree. She looks more and more like him every day. I thought I'd post a good picture of both of them to see what others think. As far as I can tell, they have the same mouth, the same face shape and the EXACT same eyes. Pretty cute :)

Monday, December 5, 2011

Getting Ready for Christmas

We put up our Christmas Tree this past weekend. Julie told Ted that this is the last year of a fake tree and after that it's cutting down our own so Maddy can have some real Christmas memories :)

Fun Weekend

We enjoyed the past weekend with no plans and Ted home the whole time. We ran some errands, watched some football and went for a couple of walks.

Hanging out in her bouncy chair - fast asleep while watching the Oregon Ducks game (it's boring because they were winning by so much!)

Going for a walk! 

Maddy loves the Ergo carrier and walks with Daddy!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Cute Outfit

There is nothing special about this post except that I bought Maddy the cutest overalls when shopping the day after Thanksgiving and wanted to show them off. They have tiny pink hearts on them and she looks adorable so I took a bunch of photos. The last photo in her carseat was in my office as we stopped by my work for a few hours today. Everyone agreed that she was pretty cute :)

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Grandma & Grandpa Draper

Grandma Kim and Grandpa Larry visited for a few days for Thanksgiving. They had a great time with Maddy and couldn't get enough of her :)

Grandpa helping with Maddy's bath (which she LOVES) 

Grandma changing a diaper and singing to Maddy 

 Grandpa giving Maddy a bottle

Tummy Time with Grandma 

Maddy, Grandma & Grandpa out on Black Friday
(almost out of room in the cart)

Friday, November 25, 2011


We celebrated Maddy's first Thanksgiving in Tacoma and were excited to spend the holiday at Grandma Merlene and Grandpa Rick's house but were joined for the long weekend by Grandma Kim and Grandpa Larry. In addition, Great Grandpa Merritt flew in from Lake Tahoe and got to meet his great granddaughter for the first time. Maddy thoroughly enjoyed the holiday and all of the time with family. She kept up her smiling :)

 Our Favorite Little Turkey

Great Grandpa Merritt with Maddy

Rick, Larry & Ted enjoying oysters 

Grandma Kim and Maddy 

 Happy Grandmas

Monday, November 21, 2011

Roadtrip to Vancouver

Maddy and Julie went to Vancouver today to visit Aunt Linda and Uncle Bob. Linda had met Maddy the day after she was born at the hospital but Bob had yet to meet her. Julie and Maddy drove about 2 hours to get to their house and Maddy slept the whole way. Linda and Bob held and played with Maddy and then everyone had lunch. It was a short visit (in an attempt to avoid traffic) so after a few hours Julie and Maddy packed back up and headed back to Tacoma. Maddy slept the whole way back as well, which was great! Thanks so much to Linda and Bob for such a wonderful day. It's so nice to have family so close :)

Sunday, November 20, 2011


Maddy has been smiling for about a week now but unfortunately as much as I tried, I wasn't able to get a photo of it. Tonight as we were getting ready to head to Grandma & Grandpa's for Sunday dinner, I was talking to her after putting her in her carseat and she started smiling like crazy. I quickly grabbed the camera and she kept it up. Here is the first photo of her smiling :) Notice the dimple in her right cheek just like Mom and Aunt Linda!

Maddy & Pets

So far the pets are mildly interested in Maddy. The cats smell her and check her out occassionally. Mostly they are interested in her things and can be found in her crib or Pac 'N Play or laying on her toy mat on the floor. The dog is more interested in her and likes to lick her hands, face, feet, pretty much anything she can reach. She lays next to Maddy's crib on the floor when she's in it and gets a little worked up when she cries, wanting to know why you aren't "fixing" it.

Ted, Maddy and the cat Georia hanging out watching football 

Maddy on her playmat with the dog Bailey keeping an eye on her from behind

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tummy Time

We've started doing "tummy time" daily to strengthen Maddy's neck muscles. She usually lasts five to ten minutes before having enough and then she gets fussy. She'll lay on her back on the play mat though for much longer and seems to be pretty into all of the toys and stuffed animals hanging above her. She kicks her legs and waves her arms like crazy!

Monday, November 14, 2011

1 Month Old!

Maddy is 1 month old today (which is also Ted's birthday). Time is flying by! Here are a few pictures from today :)