Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Boeboe running around and barking at Maddy.
Here is Maddy enjoying some of Uncle Steve's Thanksgiving dinner... just look at her taking over his plate. What a great uncle!
Maddy was able to take a nap on our way to Daddy's fire station in McKittrick. When we arrived we met Engineer Teddy, Firefighter Fred, and Fred's fiancee Megan. Maddy and I had just come from a delicious Thanksgiving feast and we were greeted with another. There was a deep fried turkey, gravy, green bean casserole, potato salad, stuffing, apple crumble, and homemade cheesecake! Maddy had a great time pushing around the dining room chairs (on rollers) and talking to Teddy. Even though I brought numerous toys to entertain her with she was fascinated by Teddy. After dinner he was in one of the offices in the station on a computer and she would walk in and just babble away at him. Then he'd talk back and she would babble some more. It was really cute. I'm not sure how cute Teddy thought it was but he played along anyway.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Friday, November 21, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Maddy has four new toys that I bought from our yard sale fundraiser. I actually bought them the day that my friend Kathy donated them... oh the perks of helping to organize an event! Plus all four toys look brand new... I can't believe that they went through three little girls already! Anyway, Maddy absolutely loves her new toys. It seems that her favorite toy is a reading chair that reads a puppy story and sings. Maddy is such a little climber so this chair was perfect. She loves to stand upon the chair. I tried to get a picture of her standing but she saw me with the camera and instantly had a new objective... get the camera. So, I took a couple of pictures later of her playing with her reading chair.
Reilly is constantly preventing Maddy from crawling places by holding down her legs or arms. Maddy usually screams at the top of her lungs but today she bit Reilly and left teeth marks and a bruise. Reilly said that she wasn't doing anything but then moments later Maddy was standing on her own and Reilly pushed her to the ground with her foot by taping Maddy from behind. And I say again, Maddy is going to be tough!
Monday, November 17, 2008
On Saturday the girls and I left the house at 5:45 a.m. to help with the yard sale that my women's bible study was putting on. Our yard sale raised over $740! We are planning on using that money to adopt a family or two at Christmas time. While the girls and I were wheeling and dealing, Nick was at West High playing in the flag football tournament put on by LBC. I was under the impression that flag football meant "no contact"... apparently it means "less contact" because Nick was clobbered by the same guy that clobbered him last year (an ex-blitz football player). Nick's team consisted of guys that he knew from high school (Sparky aka Zanutto), college (Big Dan), and the fire department... the girls and I wish that we could have been there!
At 11:00 a.m. the girls and I headed back across town to the American Kids complex for Reilly's gymnastic lesson. Both of our girls were troopers. Reilly played hard at the yard sale with three other little girls, kept an eye on Mads, and had an hour of gymnastics. When we got home at 12:45 we were all exhausted. After Maddy went down for her nap Rei and I fell asleep on the couch. That evening after Nick got home and showered off all the caked on mud clinging to his legs and arms, we made our favorite dinner (tacos) and invited Devin and Jake over to watch Kung Fu Panda.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
Caitlin and Billy met us there with some amazingly decorated cookies. After we got everything set up Jill and I walked around with the kiddos while Heath cooked and Tim, Nick, Billy, and Caitlin played cards. We had a really great time. Oh yeah, and there was a TV crew that was filming several of the tailgating set ups. They stopped by ours and filmed Maddy and Ria in their USC attire. They also wanted to know how family friendly the pregame activities were and why we liked coming out with the kids. Tim was amused that they interviewed me because it was after all, "only my third game ever"!
Just as we were packing up it started to rain again, but it was short lived and the weather stayed dry throughout the game. USC beat Washington 56 - 0.
Thanks for taking us Tim we had a fabulous time!