Friday, June 20, 2008

Almost 2 years later

Grandma was wonderful and got Maddi an incredibly nice tricycle for her 1st Birthday and today, just shy of 2 years later, she can finally ride it. It’s something we’ve been working with her on since that birthday and today something just clicked - and she did it! How incredible it is to watch her continually grow and achieve new things. How blessed we really are =) Enjoy.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Spring has sprung

Spring (aka in AZ as Summer) has sprung. With temps in the upper 80's and low 90's, we decided to enjoy a morning outside with what Maddi calls her 'Dora Gyser'. It was a perfect purchase for our small grass area and we had successfully flooded the backyard by the time we were done. Maddi loved that we were able to convert our boring backyard into a water play park (one of her favorite things ever)...and I know that at least this *toy* will get a lot of use =)

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Thursday, April 03, 2008


It has been so wonderful watching Maddi embrace being an older sister. She *LOVES* her baby sister and holding her is a sure way to put pure joy on both their faces. I just try to catalog as many moments between them as I can because the day will quickly come when Maddi will no longer tolerate holding her baby sister.

4th edited picture...I feel a little improvement or at least more knowledgable of the tool

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Monday, March 24, 2008

Sunday, March 16, 2008

A new time vortex

Jeff has given me a hard time for not knowing how to use Photoshop =) So, today during the girls' nap, I decided to give it a try. What I discovered was a wonderful tool with endless possibilities...and a new time vortex for my life - a place where I can sit down for a few minutes and somehow, hours seem to pass. So...I share with you my first photoshoped photo (all you experts, don't be too harsh (eh em, Mark, cough)).
Now I just need to learn some composite techniques...

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Friday, January 25, 2008

Just like Uncle Yosh

It took forever for Maddi to get some hair and even now, it's still really thin and short compared to girls her age...except when she wakes up from a nap! Her adorably curly locks can create one of the largest afro's that I've ever seen on a little girl. Oh - and it completely resembles the look of Uncle Yosh's when he was this age. If I had a scanner, I could show you ;o)

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Tuesday, January 01, 2008

The family *enjoys* Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center - all the hype at Christmas with the lighting of the big tree and the ice skating rink. It's talked about on all the news channels and people travel from all over just to see it. We were looking forward to finding a beautiful Christmas tree wonderfully decorated that would allow us to join the world in their "oohs" and "ahhs". What we found instead was something a little larger than a bush decorated with a few LED lights - big dissapointment. At least now we know that the Outlets at Anthem really has the largest and best decorated Christmas tree in the good ol' US of A. Oh, and the ice skating rink, really no larger than a normal size AZ backyard pool. As you can see it was an *enjoyable* experience for everyone.

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Radio City Music Hall

Rockefeller Center, home to Radio City Music Hall where we saw the Rockettes. We enjoyed how they decorated the outside of Radio City and there were several fountains surrounding it with elaborate holiday displays. Jeff stops everyone for a lite snack from a hotdog and pretzel vendor before seeing the show. We were all looking forward to seeing Rockefeller Center and the *famous* tree after the show.

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