Family Collage 2015

Family Collage 2015

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Day #57

Today was a pretty tough day. We learned this morning that Great Grandpa Silva (Papa) won't be with us much longer as his health has gotten significantly worse. I was supposed to fly down this weekend but we felt that it would be best to go now instead, just in case. I hurried home after work, packed a bag, had dinner with Ted and Maddy, and then headed to the airport (where I am writing this blog post). I got a cute picture of Ted and Maddy before I left at least.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Day #56

Today was my first day of work at my new job, plus I had class which meant I barely saw Maddy (that sucks by the way). I at least got to have dinner with her and was able to read her a few stories before bed.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Day #55

We had a pretty easy going day today. This afternoon Ted took Maddy and Bailey for a walk to the park down the street. They enjoyed getting outside!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Day #54

We took Maddy to the public library that is right down the street from our house today. We got a library card and checked out a few books to bring home. She was pretty overwhelmed by all of the books and kept grabbing them off the shelves, asking us to read them, but then would get distracted by page 2 and go and grab another book. It was pretty cute really!

Day #53

Today was my last day of work at UW Tacoma so after we all got home, Ted and I went out to dinner and then to a jazz bar with Max and Tiff. Gloria came over to babysit Maddy and they had a great time! It was a great night overall for everyone. Here are some photos from Maddy and Gloria's night of fun!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Day #52

Tomorrow is my last day of work at my current job so my coworkers threw me a going away party. They (aka. Jenn) bought the most beautiful cake. There were so many amazing students, faculty and staff there who all shared the most heart warming thoughts about me leaving. It was much appreciated!

Day #51

Sometimes Maddy likes playing underneath her highchair, kind of like a fort. Apparently food tastes better under your chair, not in it :)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Day #50

Today was Maddy's first day back at daycare in 12 days (due to illness, weekends, and our vacation). She was SO excited to go to daycare and see her friends and teachers! She was worn out and went to bed about a half hour earlier than normal. Here she is passed out in her crib!

Monday, February 18, 2013

Day #49

We drove back from Sunriver today and Maddy did great in the car. We stopped in Gresham for lunch at Chipotle. Maddy gobbled down her lunch and even drank from her first non-sippy cup (milk from a box). We were sad to see our vacation end and say goodbye to our family but know more fun vacations await us in the future. 

Day #48

We took the babies (they're not really babies anymore but I can't stop calling them that) sledding today. We didn't want to go anywhere super scary so we found a playground with a little hill. Hayden had the most fun and Maddy seemed a little more scared. They went down the hill quite a few times though and had a good time.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Day #47

We're still in Sunriver for vacation and Maddy is having a great time playing with her family. Today her and and Grandpa spent a lot of time together ending with putting together puzzles.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Day #46

Day 2 of vacation = SKIING! Mom and Nicole stayed home with the babies while the rest of us went to Mt. Bachelor to ski. It was an amazing day of skiing with warm weather and so much sun. Here's a collage of our fun!

Day #45

VACATION! Thank goodness Maddy started feeling better and we were able to go on our annual family vacation with Grandma and Grandpa Draper, Nicole, Dan and Hayden. On our first day we tried out the hot tub which Maddy loved (who wouldn't? it's a mini warm pool).

Day #44

I'm starting by apologizing for being behind on posting pics. I've been taking them, just not getting them up (due to job transitioning, a sick Maddy, and getting ready for vacation). Here is my catch-up!

This was the third day in a row of Maddy staying home from daycare with Mom and Dad to recover from being sick. It was by far the BEST day filled with eating and playing (which was not present the past week). She especially had fun playing with empty plastic cups from the pantry.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Day #43

This photo does not reflect the day we had but luckily was how the day ended. Maddy was extremely sick today (very high fever, not eating or drinking and slept 95% of the day on either Mom or Dad). Around 5pm her fever spiked and her breathing started becoming labored. After a call to our pediatrician, we took her to Urgent Care. Her fever had reached 103.7 and her oxygen levels were low. The doctor worked to get her fever down and get her breathing back on track and after an hour or so, she was doing much better. After we got home, she actually ate some crackers and drank water (first food in 36 hours), and was in a pretty good mood. This photo was right before bed when she was relatively happy and responding well to Ted tickling her feet :)

Monday, February 11, 2013

Day #42

Well this cold/flu season is kicking our butt! Maddy had a fever much of the weekend and this morning was significantly worse. Mom and Maddy stayed home this morning and then Dad and Maddy stayed home this afternoon. Maddy slept a lot and when she was awake was grouchy :( We went to the doctor mid-day who said she has another ear infection (we can't catch a break) and a cold/virus. We have new medicine and orders to get lots of rest and fluids. Here's a photo of Maddy sleeping on Mommy and Daddy's bed this morning.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Day #41

One of the "challenges" that we know will present itself when I start leaving for work at 5:45am (before anyone else is awake) is that Ted will have to get Maddy up and ready for daycare on his own. The major issue with that is that Ted has proven to not be great at doing Maddy's hair (which you HAVE to do, or else it's a nightmare!). We practiced today since he has about 2 weeks to master it before it's all him. 

Overheard in the process were things like:
Me: No, don't put the hair through the rubber band, put the rubber band over the hair.
Ted: Um, ok, I'll try, although I don't know how those two things are different.

Here is the final product (he did AMAZING)!

Day #40

Ted and Maddy decided to play hide and seek in the coffee table. I was upstairs showering and when I turned off the water I heard an excited squeal over and over (Maddy). This was a very fun game :)

P.S. Sorry about posting this a day late. I went to a play in Seattle last night and it threw things off a little.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Day # 39

Today I got a new job! Well, to be honest I've been working on it for a while (applied in December, interviewed in January and have been waiting waiting and more waiting for the official offer for a few weeks).  It's now official though! I will be the Assistant Director of Community Standards and Student Conduct at the University of Washington in Seattle (where I originally started in the NW 8 years ago). I am really excited! Even though I work at the UW now as well, I'm modeling my "new" school's t-shirt :)

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Day #38

Ted and Maddy have a new game called "lifting weights." Really its just Ted lifting Maddy up and down while he counts. He gets a mini workout and she is usually giggling by the count of 4 :) Everyone wins!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Day #37

Today was the 5 year anniversary of the day Ted and I met. We took the afternoon off of work and went to lunch and relaxed while Maddy was at daycare. We got some cake and Maddy enjoyed it after dinner. There were so many cute photos that we made a collage. 

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Day #36

We went out to dinner tonight (yay for not cooking). Maddy was super into dipping tortilla chips in the salsa and didn't mind at all that it was spicy. Yay for our good eater!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Day #35

Today I'm "breaking" the rules of picture of the day (ok, really there aren't any rules, so I can do whatever I want). Instead of posting a new picture that I took today, I'm posting an old one. This is a picture of Maddy when she was 9 weeks old and my Grandpa Silva (who she calls Papa). He is really sick right now and in the hospital so we've been looking at pictures of him a lot. She can say Papa now and woke up this morning saying it over and over again. We love you Papa, get well soon!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Day #34

Maddy and Ted decided to veto the Ravens and 49ers and wear their Seahawks gear for the Super Bowl today. Go Hawks (well, maybe next year)!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Day #33

Grandma and Grandpa are visiting from Oregon and we are having a great time. We went to McChord Air Force base to load up on groceries at the commissary. Fun times!

Friday, February 1, 2013

Day #32

Maddy was worn out today after daycare and then playing with Grandma and Grandpa (yay for visitors) and wiped out early in her crib. She made sure to snuggle with Grandma Kim's blanket!

Day #31

So I knew one of these days "life" would get in the way of taking or posting picture of the day. Last night was it (31 days in). So I'm posting 2 pics today to make up for it :)

Maddy has discovered the "cat" door which goes into the garage!