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52 Project - Week 13

I was only planning to put 1 or 2 pictures on this project each week, but it's turned into more.  Guess I've gotten carried away :)
"Belle" that she got for her bday

Hispanic/English joint service last Sunday

Teeball set from Tee!

Daisy had an infection and had to wear her cone for about 2 weeks
Madelyn enjoyed "comforting" her

MJ's new favorite dessert...ice cream in a cone

Sadie sue!

Their normal behavior..Sadie annoyed with crazy Daisy

Tim started playing on a community soccer team this past week (thanks Suzanne for the pic!)

Silly pic with buddy boy

Madelyn Reading - Book 1


Tim and I started teaching Madelyn to read a couple weeks ago.  She is doing such a great job!  I purchased the BOB books off Amazon and started with book 1.  This is my attempt to video her reading the first book...

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Theo's 1st Dentist Appointment


As I've previously mentioned, Theo's first dentist appointment was last Friday.  I was so impressed with him!  Madelyn went first to show him how.  She got a little nervous siting in the chair so Tim sat with her.  She had a good cleaning, no cavities.  Then Theo hopped on up there by himself.  No fear.  He held the mirror and the spit sucker.  Chatted away with our sweet dentist.  She has kids about the same age so it's always fun to talk with her about them.  Theo got his cleaning and also no cavities.  I was so proud of both of them.  This mommy enjoys the dentist too...probably because I've never had any cavities!

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52 Project - Week 12

 MJ's last night of being 3!

 Angie's new clothes...thanks Tamara!

Now THIS is his kind of game!

My Girl's Birthday Week


Madelyn had such a fun week celebrating her birthday!  It started last Saturday afternoon.  My dear friend Heather (Tee), took baby girl to the movies and McDonald's.  Madelyn LOVED her time with Tee and felt so special and loved.  

On Monday when we woke up, MJ said..."Mommy, it's my birthday on Friday!" (cue cute little grin).  Then Tuesday at dance, they sang happy birthday to her...same thing on Wednesday at MOPS.  She brought cupcakes to Cubbies on Wednesday night to celebrate.  Thursday morning was her big birthday bash at preschool.  She brought her show and tell (her doll, Angie), yummy snacks and was the birthday princess for the morning.  We went out to mexican and ate her favorite, cheese enchiladas, for dinner. 

Friday morning she woke up to balloons and streamers down her door and a cinnamon roll with a candle on top! 

After breakfast, we headed out to get our nails done with our friend Myra.  Myra's birthday is the same day as Madelyn's!  Myra and I got pedicures and my fingernails painted, Madelyn got her fingernails and toenails painted.  She loved all the attention and getting pretty pink nails. 

After getting pampered, we headed to the dentist.  You're thinking...that doesn't sound fun on your birthday, but Madelyn loves the dentist.  And it was Theo's first time in the chair so she was excited to show little brother how it all works.  Both had great appointments (I'll touch on that in another post). 

We came home for a quick lunch and naptime (we all needed some good rest!).  The kiddos woke up and Madelyn opened some gifts, had Face Time with Gigi and Pops, then off to Red Robin. 

We met up with the rest of Myra's family and our friends Kaleb and Tamara for a dinner celebration.  Got our free birthday burgers, mac and cheese, the waiters came and sang then we had birthday cake.

 Oh and there's more...Saturday evening we headed out to Chuck E Cheese.  My not-so-favorite place.  But, she wished to go there so off we went.  It was crazy busy!  We ate our pepperoni pizza, played games and the kids had such a fun time. 


The faces below explain how each of the kids felt about this ride.  It moved and shaked them all around.  Theo disliked it quite a bit, but it was Madelyn's favorite!  She went on it several times, laughing and giggling.  I asked Theo if he wanted to ride again..his answer..."no, no mommy!"

 After church today, Madelyn asked "So mommy, my birthday's over isn't it?" to which I responded,  "Yes, sweetie it is.  But we'll celebrate you everyday baby girl."

Madelyn's 4 Year Old Questions


Questions to a 4 year old....

What is your favorite color? Pink

What is your favorite toy? Drums

What is your favorite fruit? Strawberries

What is your favorite TV show? Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood

What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch? Pepperoni, cheese, crackers, turkey

What is your favorite outfit? Dress

What is your favorite game?  Leap Pad games

What is your favorite snack? Goldfish

What is your favorite animal? Cow

What is your favorite song?  Jesus Loves Me

What is your favorite book?  Bear Gets Up for Christmas

Who is your best friend? Theo

What is your favorite dinner?  Pepperoni Pizza

What is your favorite thing to do outside?  Play at the park - swing, slide

What is your favorite drink?  Lemonade

What is your favorite place to go? Miss Myra's House

What do you like to take to bed with you at night?  Pig, bunny, little blankie, frog

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?  Cheerios, peach oatmeal, nutrigrain bars

What do you want on your birthday?  Paint nails, go out for lunch and dinner

Madelyn: 4 Years Old


Sweet baby girl,

There's no way you're 4 years old.  Really, 4??  You're growing up way too fast.  We love you so much and cannot imagine life without our funny, chatty, opinionated, sweet girly girl.  You love to talk and talk and talk.  We both enjoy listening to you and Theo chatting to each other at home or in the car.  You love your brother so much.  He is so kind to you and watches everything you do.  Copies it too.  One of our favorite things is watching you give him a huge hug when you get out of preschool on Thursdays and Fridays.  You almost knock him down because you hug him so hard.  I know he loves it too.

Here are some of your 4 year old stats:

-You weigh 34.5lbs. and are 39" tall

-You wear size 9 shoe, 4T tops, pants and PJ's

-Some of your favorite foods are chicken chili, pizza, mac and cheese, goldfish, apples, peaches, and any kind of dessert

-Drinking water, milk, lemonade and occasionally juice at preschool

-Still using pull ups during nap and night time.  Dry most of the time though.  You'll get there sissy!

-Napping in the afternoon for around 2 hrs.  Going to bed around 7:30pm and getting up around 8am.

-You're in dance this year on Tuesday mornings with some new friends.  You really enjoy it and are excited about your recital coming up in a couple months.

-Your favorite shows are "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood", "Doc McStuffins", "Dora", "Daniel Tiger" and any Disney movie

-You are extremely girly.  Loving any type of jewelry, purse, dress, skirt, nail polish, etc.

-We just started teaching you how to read about a week ago.  You are flying through the books.  We are so proud of you.

-You love to sing and dance, spin and twirl and listen to your Frozen CD.  It's so much fun to watch you.