Family Collage 2015

Family Collage 2015

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Day #30

We had a fun surprise tonight and Grandma Merlene ended up coming over for dinner. She's been out of town for almost 3 weeks so Maddy was super excited to see her. After dinner they did lots of playing which included taking turns wearing "pretty" necklaces. 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Day #29

The saga that has been ear infections continues unfortunately. Last night Maddy woke up about 15 times and seemed to be in a lot of pain. We figured by about the 8th time (at 1:00am) that the ear infection must be back (or still there depending on your opinion). After a sleepless night for all, we got in to see Maddy's pediatrician at 9am. They confirmed that she still has ear infections in both ears and prescribed her 5th antibiotic in a month. We asked about tubes (since many of you have been talking them up) and our doctor said she really feels that this has been one very strong and resistant ear infection, not a whole bunch of ear infections, so she would recommend holding off for now. Hopefully this last (and powerful) antibiotic will do the job. Fingers crossed everyone! 

Here are Maddy and Mommy cuddling on the couch taking it easy!

Monday, January 28, 2013

Day #28

Now that Mom is back in school, picture of the day may be a little challenging on Monday nights with class. We snuck in a photo during the break (and dinner). Maddy enjoyed mashed potatoes a lot!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Day #27

I got up early today to get some reading done for school. I had about an hour to myself and then Maddy woke up and wanted to "help." She was a big fan of the highlighter but proved to be little help overall unfortunately. I'll remind her of that when she has homework and I get to bug her :)

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Day #26

Maddy's food adventures continue and tonight she had bruschetta. She ate a ton and kept asking for more. We love having such a good eater who eats much more like a sophisticated adult than a 1 year old.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Day #25

Today Maddy played the role of dare-devil at daycare and did a flip off of a small play structure. She hit her head and has a big red bump now. I went to pick her up right after it happened and found her playing and having a blast. She even almost recreated the incident while I was at daycare, so she either has no fear or no memory, not sure which is "better." Once we got home she sat still for a while reading and I snapped a picture (from the back so as not to broadcast the big red bump)! Yay for giant Elmo books!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Day #24

Today was pretty hectic with work/daycare and then swimming lessons (which were GREAT) so we almost ran out of time for picture of the day. We managed to sneak a picture in right before bed: Daddy and Maddy reading stories before "night-night." 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Day #23

We didn't have much inspiration today for photo-of-the-day but then remembered how much fun Maddy has jumping in her crib. So we let her go to town and we snapped lots of photos. Here's more of a collage-of-the-day :)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Swimming in the Tub

All of a sudden Maddy laid down on her belly in the tub and started "swimming" during bath time tonight. We even got a video of the action. She was pretty proud of herself and had a great time.

Day #22

Maddy did some sort of artsy project at daycare. How do we know? Not because she produced some masterpiece that we have on our fridge, but because both of her hands are blue (and a little around her mouth). She had a blast so now we're just hoping it comes off soon and she won't have to be a Smurf forever :)

Monday, January 21, 2013

Day #21

Maddy just turned 15 months and miraculously is SO into potty training. We haven't been pushing it but bought her a little potty two months ago and let her sit on it when she's interested. She now can sign "potty" and will tell you as soon as her diaper needs to be changed. She's doing quite well and we're a little surprised since she's so young. We talked with daycare today about it and they said she's doing great and if she's interested we should all encourage her, so we are! We're not going to lie, getting her out of diapers would be AWESOME! 

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Day #20

We went out to brunch this morning to a fancy buffet on the waterfront. They have seafood as well as a lot of other foods. Maddy proved she is definitely feeling better by eating almost everything we put in front of her including more shrimp than we could count and crab as fast as we could crack it. Here she is with her crab claw :)

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Day #19

Our friend Gina came to visit today from Penn State. Maddy made sure to wear her PSU shirt to welcome Gina to Washington. They had a great time hanging out and playing with all the fun toys Gina brought her. Yay for awesome guests!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Day #18

Maddy went back to daycare today!!!! She had a great day and seems to be back to her normal self (eating everything in site and playing, playing, playing). She still loves books and was excited Mom brought her home 2 new books from the University Bookstore.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Day #17

Maddy has continued to struggle with her ear infections and a stomach virus. We are now on antibiotic #4. Mom decided to stay home from her trip to Colorado due to Maddy's health. Today was our first good day in a while. Maddy was super pleasant, ate moderately well (mostly snack foods) and didn't vomit anything up. Mom stayed home with her in the morning and Dad stayed home with her in the afternoon so both could be at work for a little while. Here's a picture of Maddy hanging out in her Pac 'n Play while Mom took a shower.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Day #16

Maddy and Bailey have become fast friends. Maddy can say dog now which she might say more than any other word. Here they are relaxing on the bed.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Day #15

Mommy is going to Colorado tomorrow and so Maddy is working hard to go with her. That included trying to pack herself in the suitcase!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Day #14

Today's picture is in honor of Maddy's new word (well technically two words). Night Night! When she's really tired she will even walk into her room and reach for her crib and say "night, night!" If you say night, night to her and she doesn't want to go to sleep, she'll say "no!" Here is she snoozing tonight, all cozy!

Sunday, January 13, 2013


We had a rough day today because Maddy is still not feeling well. She was pretty tired all day and napped off and on (more on than off). In between the naps she was in a great mood and had fun playing with her toys. Mom and Maddy even had a picnic!

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Day #12

We had a rough day (and night) today with Maddy being sick. Unfortunately the antibiotics they gave her caused some stomach issues and we had a very sick kid all night and most of today. We spent almost 2 hours at her pediatrician trying to rule things out and treat the symptoms which resulted in a very unhappy Maddy. Here's her watching TV and taking it easy before we went to the doctor. Thank goodness for cuddly Grandma blankets to help to make things better!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Day #11

Maddy unfortunately has another (or still) ear infection in her right ear (she had a double ear infection around Christmas). For the most part she's relatively happy and still VERY active. Here she is hanging out after dinner in her ladybug chair!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Day #10

Maddy loves being tickled and will even do the sign for more if you stop, so that you will keep tickling her. Tonight we were tickling her and busting up!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Day #9

We went out for dinner tonight and Maddy discovered KETCHUP! Since she is part Draper, it is no surprise how much she liked it (Grandpa Larry must be so excited)!

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Day #8

Maddy started the 2nd level of swim lessons tonight (more jumping in the water and going underwater)! Ted joined her in the water for the first time and they had a great time (once she couldn't see Mommy anymore at least). 

Monday, January 7, 2013

Day #7

We've made it a week with the pictures. Only 51 more weeks to go!
Fun in the bath!

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Day #6

Today was the first round of the NFL playoffs and the Seahawks were playing. After a very meaningful touchdown where the Seahawks took the lead, we all ran around cheering. Ted and Maddy were especially excited!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Day #5

This is the first weekend we haven't been out-of-town in 4 weeks!
We are happy to hang out at home (Maddy and Mommy) and play, play, play!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Day #4

Maddy did an early bath tonight so played a little before bed.
Here she is reading books (one of her favorite things to do)!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Oregon Ducks

We watched the Fiesta Bowl tonight and the Ducks CRUSHED Kansas State. Maddy enjoyed all the excitement, wearing her Oregon cheer leading outfit (thanks Dan, Nicole and Hayden), and using her duck lips to make an awesome quack quack sound (thanks Grandma). Go Ducks!

Day #3

Daddy and Maddy eating their morning Cheerios!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Day #2

Here is Maddy eating dinner tonight: pork, cous cous, and asparagus. We LOVE our good eater!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Day #1

I decided that since my posts in 2012 significantly decreased as the year went along, I will make myself a challenge - post 1 picture EVERYDAY in 2013. Rather than waiting for something monumental to happen, it may just be a picture of our everyday life but will still show all the fun we have as a family!

Here is day #1 (January 1, 2013) - Maddy hanging out in her PJs dancing :)


We are in Ocean Shores for New Years and went to the ocean yesterday so Bailey could get some exercise. Even though it was really cold, Maddy loved running around in the sand. We weren't out there very long but it was fun while it lasted!