Family Collage 2015

Family Collage 2015

Monday, December 31, 2012

New Years

We came to Ocean Shores for New Years for the 2nd year in a row. We're having a great time despite the gloomy weather. Here are some photos of Maddy from our trip to the beach last year for New Years compared to his year. She's growing up so fast! 

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Davis Christmas

We got to spread Christmas out this year and joined the Davis' on the 26th to open presents and have a nice family dinner. We had a great time with Grandma and Grandpa Davis and Uncle Max and Aunt Tiff. Maddy got even MORE presents!

Christmas in Vancouver

We spent Christmas in Vancouver at Aunt Linda and Uncle Bob's house. Great Grandma Pat, Grandma and Grandpa Draper as well as Uncle Dan, Aunt Nicole and Cousin Hayden were all together with us. We had a great time, especially the babies (who aren't really babies anymore!). Hayden and Maddy had tons of presents which took almost 2 hours to open!

Cousins playing with their "old" toys before the presents began 

Maddy liked "riding" her presents almost as much as opening them 

 Part of the reason it took so long to open the presents was that anytime one cousin started opening a present, the other had to help out!

Unfortunately Maddy got pretty sick by Christmas Eve and spent a lot of time snuggling and resting (it was later determined that she had an ear infection in BOTH ears). 

Maddy and Great Grammie!


Ted has convinced the whole family to be major Seahawks fans! We are all wearing our Seahawks gear to cheer the Seahawks into the playoffs. Go Hawks!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Zoo Lights

We all went to Zoo Lights tonight with Grandma Merlene. We were lucky that the rain held out for the hour that we were there and we had a great time. Maddy enjoyed the lights! 

Christmas Tree

We decorated our Christmas tree this past weekend and had a great time. Maddy enjoyed putting ornaments on the tree and so far hasn't been interested in taking that back off which is a bonus!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Oregon Ducks

Maddy wore her Oregon Ducks cheer leading outfit today to cheer on the Ducks vs. Stanford. So far it's moderately working. Hopefully the second half is better :)


Monday was Veteran's Day so Mommy and Maddy went to the park in the afternoon to enjoy Mom's day off from work. Maddy was not super into the park and the playground equipment was apparently very scary. Oh well, better luck next time. Here are a few shots where she was moderately content.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Helping Out Around the House

Maddy likes to do pretty much anything that we're doing. Her new favorite thing is to help us vacuum. Usually that means chasing us around as we push the vacuum and hoping we'll put it down so she can have a turn. She finally got her shot with the sweeper vacuum and had a blast. We can't wait until she's big enough to actually vacuum and then hope that she still thinks its fun :)

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

Maddy dressed up in a Halloween outfit for daycare today and then when she got home she wore her elephant costume to help us hand out candy to the trick-or-treaters. She was relatively indifferent to the costume but tolerated it enough to take some cute photos. Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

1 Year Check-Up

Maddy had her 1 year check-up today. She weighed 20lbs 13oz (44th percentile) and measured 30 inches (77th percentile). The doctor said she was doing great developmentally and was very impressed with how well she was walking. She unfortunately got 6 shots which she was not a fan of. Luckily with a little Tylenol and some distraction at daycare she was good to go.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

1st Birthday Party

Maddy's first birthday party was this past weekend. We had so many family members and friends join us for Maddy's big day. Maddy had a great time playing with all the other kids and especially eating her cake and opening presents.

Mom & Dad in Vegas

Ted and I went to Las Vegas earlier this month for a much needed vacation. Grandma Kim and Grandpa Larry came up and stayed with Maddy which was much appreciated. They enjoyed their time with Maddy, even though she kept them on their toes. They had some time to get out and about in the NW and even made it to Pike Place Market. Thanks Grandma and Grandpa!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

1 Year Photos

We had Maddy's 1 year photos taken in preparation for her birthday party next weekend. They came out great and we had a lot of fun. Here you go!

Sunday, September 23, 2012


We made cookies today and Maddy was a big help (if help is defined as emptying all of the measuring cups/spoons and other baking related gadgets out of the drawers). We had fun together and made some great tasting cookies.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Monthly Photos

Here is a collage of all of Maddy's monthly photos! I can't believe how big she's gotten and how fast it's gone by. Where is our little baby?

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


It's official, Maddy is walking. She let's go of furniture or us and takes off across the room. She still crawls sometimes but it's close to 50/50 with walking. Here is a video of the action!

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Puyallup Fair

We want to the Puyallup Fair today and had a GREAT time! We saw so many animals and walked around all the exciting rides (Maddy's too little but we talked all about how she can go on them in the future). We of course ate some wonderful fair food (Maddy's favorite was funnel cake!).

 So happy about the bunnies!

 Moooooo cows!

 Goats, goats, goats!

 Mmmmm funnel cake!