Madelyn: 8 Years Old


8 years old today.  It seems so old to us sweet girl.  We are completely in love with you.

You started off the fall with a bang in 2nd grade. Doing extremely well in all subjects and just love your class and teachers.  You're a reading machine and just take everything in around you.  You're also very analytical and question most things.  This can be good and bad.  Mostly good, but definitely comes with consequences.  We pray for you everyday and that little heart of yours. 

You weigh 55 lbs and 48 in. (4 ft.) tall

Currently in size 7-8t tops, pants and dresses.  Size 13/1 shoes.  You definitely have your own sense of style.  Mom picks out outfits some days then we let you pick outfits on other days.  You DO NOT like us to touch your hair.

Your favorite food is still pizza, but you also like mac and cheese, rotisserie chicken, noodles and cheese and pretty much any dessert.  

Going to sleep at night around 7pm, some days earlier when it's been a long day at school.

Some of your favorite activities are dancing, swimming, bike riding, soccer, jumping on the trampoline, the library, playing with your brother and watching over him at school, coloring, homework and playing with friends.

You still have a book in your hand pretty much everywhere we go. 

You switched over to dance instead of gymnastics after Christmas break.  Your recital is in a couple months and we are so excited to watch you.

You and Theo just started up soccer again for the spring season.  You're still extremely competitive!

Our favorite thing is watching you read your devotion and bible every night.  We got you a new devotion that you answer questions and write in for this year.  We just love reading your answers and see how your mind thinks.  So proud of you baby girl.


Theo's Kindergarten Program


We were so proud of our big boy in his Kindergarten program at school.  His first ever program by himself!  The past couple months, Theo would come home and sing songs from school.  We would then add them to our Spotify playlist because, sure, why not.  He was so excited about it!  He also  came home one day and said he volunteered to hold a flashlight during a song.  Again, just so proud of himself.

We had several friends come and support him.  Thank you friends, we appreciate you!  Little bub sang his heart out and held that flashlight like a champ.

February Wrap Up


February was filled with LOTS of days off school - sick days for flu and flood days.  It's been crazy around here.  Hoping for some normalcy in March.  But we had fun nonetheless. 

this is his post flu breakfast - kid was hungry after a couple days of not much food

measuring something in her classroom

helping with the dishes

getting our Starbucks fix

we're a bit obsessed

Valentine's Day with her friends

Daddy Daughter Dance & Valentine's Day


Tim and Madelyn went to a daddy daughter dance again this year.  This girl loves to dance and absolutely loves them!  They went with some friends, Emersen and Eddie. 

The dance crew hit up Salsaritas for some dinner first then off to the dance.  And yes, we still have Christmas cards up.  I can't bear to take them down, I just love them.

Tim's Birthday


Tim's officially closer to 40 than 30!  I like to make fun of him since he's older than me.  Happy birthday, we love you!!

January Wrap Up


January flew by!  The tooth fairy came to our house multiple times, we had some crazy weather and finally did our gingerbread house (from Christmas).

Another tooth gone

One missing for this girl

Theo made us toboggan's for breakfast on a snowy morning

growing up so stinkin fast