Family Collage 2015

Family Collage 2015

Sunday, July 29, 2012


We got Maddy a new carseat and with it came a GIANT box! So we turned it into a fort. She had to be convinced to go in it but once she was there, it was pretty fun (as long as mom or dad were close by).

Pig Roast

Our friends had a pig roast yesterday so we all went. There was tons of tasty food including a whole roasted pig! Maddy had a great time socializing with the other kids and meeting tons of new people.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Mom's Away

I'm in Colorado for my annual trip to work on my PhD with my classmates. That means...Ted and Maddy are on their own for 10 days! So far (6 days in) they are doing great! Ted is handling single-parenthood extremely well and taking great care of Maddy. I miss her like crazy but am enjoying a little break and some down time with friends. Ted has been texting pictures of Maddy so I feel included. Here are a couple!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

9 Months

Here are the 9 months photos! It's almost impossible to get her to hold the number without squishing, bending or eating it. Ted reminded me that next month is going to be double hard since I'll be working with two numbers. Ugh! I guess we'll cross that bridge when we get there. For now, happy 9 months!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

9 Months Appointment

Maddy had her 9 months doctor's appointment this afternoon. She is 18.1 lbs (39th percentile) and 28 inches long (68th percentile). She's still tall and skinny (minus her cute chubby thighs). She can crawl now, pull her self up on things and officially sleeps through the night! We are loving our little girl and can't wait for all the adventures to come. The 9 month photos will be taken and posted this weekend!

Sunday, July 8, 2012


Maddy has been scooting and moving for a couple of weeks now. She seems to be crawling now although she still does it her own way (with her right leg up and sort of getting in the way). Every once in a while she will do a few regular crawls. Here is a video of Maddy's style of crawling :)

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Pool Party

Summer is FINALLY here in the northwest. We are about to get some 80 degree days which is perfect for a backyard pool. I bought Maddy a little inflatable pool today which includes an inflatable rainbow shade cover. She thought it was very cool until I wanted her to go in it. It took quite a while to get her used to the idea. First she sat on my lap next to the pool, then she sat on my lap and we put our feet in, and finally she got in herself. Here are the pictures of our pool adventure!

Thursday, July 5, 2012


We had pictures taken of Maddy and Hayden while the family was together this past weekend. The babies did really well and we got some great shots.

4th of July

Yesterday was Maddy's first 4th of July. Ted, Maddy and I went to Seattle for brunch at my favorite restaurant (Portage Bay) for my birthday and then went to a Mariner's baseball game. We had a great time soaking up the sun.

Waiting for brunch with our 4th of July gear! 

Maddy's sporting her new Mariner's hat!


Maddy was baptized at Saint Charles Catholic Church on Sunday, July 1. Her godparents are Daniel Draper and Casey Silva. We had an amazing time, celebrating the big day with so many family members and friends. After the mass we had a party at our house.

At the baptismal font with Fr. Mike

Being baptized 

So happy with Mom and Dad