Family Collage 2015

Family Collage 2015

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Swim Lessons

Maddy's taking another session of swim lessons. She's doing great going under water and loves splashing, kicking and floating. She's a little fish!

Monday, June 25, 2012

California Take 2

Ted, Maddy and I went to California for Maddy's second trip to meet the Silva family. This time there was SO many family members to see. Dan, Nicole and Hayden were visiting from Oregon and Natalie and Michael were visiting from Virginia. We saw Dawn, Gregg and Casey and of course Nana and Papa (Great Grandparents). Also, we were able to see some of Ted's side of the family, Merritt, Barbara and Amy. It was a great visit overall although we came during a GIANT heatwave and it was 100 degrees which was way too hot (thank goodness for the kiddie pool). It was so wonderful to see so much family in such a short period of time and we hope to make it an annual tradition!

 Maddy, Hayden, Julie and Nicole in the kiddie pool!

 Maddy and Nana

 Maddy and Papa

 Hayden and Aunt Natalie

 Maddy and Uncle Gregg

Out to lunch with Aunt Barbara, Uncle Merritt and Cousin Amy

Thursday, June 14, 2012

8 Months Old!

Maddy is 8 months old today! Wow time is going by quickly. Her new milestones include pulling herself up on almost everything and scooting around the house. She isn't crawling yet but is really close and we've had multiple people think she may just skip crawling and go straight to walking. We'll see! She also is about to give up pureed baby food and jump straight into "real" food. We've given her quite a few things off of our plates and her favorite so far is risotto. Doesn't look like we'll have a picky eater on our hands :) By the way, these monthly photos are getting harder and harder. Between her trying to eat the numbers and wanting to move all the time, it's quite a challenge. This is the best we could do today (she looks a little tired cause she just woke up). Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Standing Up!

Maddy can pull her up on things now, including her crib. So we had to lower her crib mattress just in case. She was so proud of herself that she was standing!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Best Friends

Maddy and Bailey are already best friends and get excited when each other comes home or comes into a room. They like to lay together on the floor and although Maddy's favorite thing is to pull Bailey's hair, she doesn't seem to mind. It will be fun watching them grow up together!

Friday, June 8, 2012


I made Maddy some homemade tomato sauce this past weekend and decided to try it out tonight with spaghetti. She LOVED it, especially feeding herself. She definitely wore more than she ate but that's alright, at least she was occupied and had a great time!

Moving, moving, moving!

So Maddy isn't crawling yet but somehow can move all over the place still. She can get across the living room in a matter of minutes by scooting and pulling herself around. Her new favorite "toy" is the coffee table which has little cubby holes that she likes to climb into. So much fun!

Sunday, June 3, 2012


We went out to breakfast this weekend and since Maddy has gotten pretty interested in our food, we decided to see what she would eat. She LOVES eggs (don't know where she gets that since Mom isn't the biggest fan) and thought toast was interesting but wasn't completely sure that it was food so played with it more than she ate it. Now that she eats solids, it sure makes going out to meals much easier!