Um did I miss Christmas?! Actually, we had a wonderful Christmas this year I just enjoyed our break and January so much that I haven't blogged in awhile. We traveled to Texas and my parents, Landon graduated in December from MBA and we have really enjoyed him being home more and not having to do homework over the holidays. Here are pictures of our holiday celebrations. Did I mention Madilynn is walking!!
What a sweet year it has been with you in our lives. We were beyond blessed when the Lord gave us a little girl. You are sweet, cuddly, opionated, and so happy, ecspecially when you are home with me, Eli and Daddy. In some ways the year seemed long with a lot of sleepless nights, cries, hunger, and working to get you on a schedule that you would agree too. But most of the time I still can't believe I have two sweet babies. You are blessed with a wonderful, fun, and joyful brother who cares for you, wants to make you laugh and you want to be right next to him most of the time. As long as you don't knock over his block towers or train tracks you seem to get along wonderfully. You really do love Eli! He was the first one to make you laugh, you watch him intently and try to repeat things he does, like turn flips on the floor.
We love you sweet Madilynn, you fit into our family perfectly, what a gift you are to all of us.
Madilynn is one! We had so much fun celebrating her birthday in October. Grammie and Pops came from Texas and we celebrated at JJ and pawpaw's house. Ashley, Kyle, Di, Bud, Dee, Vicki, Ragan and Leah all came to see this sweet girl. She enjoyed her cupcake and loved the ballon. Here are the pictures...
Eli's favorite song is the Veggie Tales song and he loves to sing it. He set up this little microphone stand and wanted us all to sing along. He calls it 'Beggie tales". I like to think Madilynn is trying to be the back up singer. And Landon just gets carried away at the end. Wonder where Eli gets that from?
I love fall and I love the Pumpkin Patch. We have gone every year since Eli has been born and it is funny to think that last year I was VERY pregnant with Madilynn. This year it was fun to have both of them there. Eli picked out his on very little pumpkin and wanted to look at all the scarecrows and pick up every pumpkin.
Fall just makes me think of Madilynn. Probably because she was born in October and we brought her home to pumpkins, hot drinks, and fall decorations. She is pulling up on everything. She just started clapping and waving and repeats 'uh, oh' when we say it. Her smile takes up her entire face and she still laughs at Eli all the time. We love our little Madi moo moo.