Volume Two...

I've reached my limit and I have to pay to add more pictures.  Since I am too cheap to pay, head to my new blog at http://dmmehawkins.blogspot.com to get the latest on our little family.  Be patient while I get it all up to date!


The ALMOST impossible...

Madi has REALLY struggled lately with having her picture taken.  She is so involved with all that is going on that she just can't focus on looking at the camera AND smiling.  I know it is totally normal for her age but it still can be so frustrating.  So, when Madi actually wanted her picture taken the other day, I jumped at the chance!
This is one of my favorites.  I love her grin!  I wish I had a better background but we were actually on our way out the door so I just took a few in my yard real quick. 
I really like this one too! 


Happy fall y'all...

It seems like by the end of winter I can barely wait to bust out the shorts and by the end of summer I am breaking out the sweaters before there is even time for it to cool down.  It is funny that I get so excited to change up the kids wardrobes.  I was excited when we had a few cool days a week ago.  It was fun to get the kids a little more bundled up and add some layers.  Madi looked so cute in her pink skinnies and her cream sweater!
Madi LOVES her puppy.  She wants to take him for walks and bring him in the car with us everywhere we go.  She is such an animal lover! 
My pretty little lady all ready for fall!


 A couple weeks ago Chantel and I took the kids to Antelope Island.  I was excited to see her reactions, especially to the buffalo that walked across the road in front of us.  She kept calling any on her side of the car "Madi's bufwos" and the ones on the other side were "Gwye's bufwos".  She pointed out every one!  The kids loved running around the farm and seeing the horses and chickens.  They played for a minute in the kitchen and liked 'riding the horse'.

This is Madi's "one more" picture.  She was in HEAVEN!  This little girl is such a snuggly one and thinks Guire needs to hold her hand and hug, at least that's what she tells me. :D


A few more...

When Derrick came home I asked him to tell me a few things he wanted to remember about Madi at this age.  Here goes...
Anytime she says thank you she immediately follows with you're welcome. 
She walks around saying "aaw abowd da choo choo twain, aaw abowd, aaw abowd."  (all aboard the choo choo train, all aboard, all aboard)
Any type of ice cream, whether in a bowl, cone or shake, is refered to as an "ice cream cone", at least in her world.
She is starting to learn quite a few songs.  She loves to sing and asks for specific cds of hers. 
She asks every night to have "pammy night" (family night).
She calls Easton either "eesie, honey or beebee"  (Easty, honey and baby)
She LOVES lipstick/gloss and chap stick and is frequently digging in the diaper bag to find some.  She calls it "parcoes" (sparkles). 
She loves talking on the phone.
Madi ADORES her grandma and grandpa and as soon as we turn down their street she starts repeating grandma and grandpa's house.
When she farts, she announces to everyone, with a grin, "I tooterd, cuse me".
She hasn't yet learned the dreaded three letter word (WHY) but she does ask about 192 times a day "wha doin?"  When we answer, she asks it again. :D
I am sure I am missing some of those little things we love so much about her and since this is my journal I will probably be doing these posts more often so I can remember all this as she grows up.

Go win this...

The House Wives of Riverton are giving away these super cute bats.  Head over there and win them.  NOTE: you don't have to be local to win! :D

My little lady...

I have been meaning to do an update on Madi for a long time.  It seems like she went from baby to toddler to little girl over night.  She keeps me going and surprises me everyday.  Like yesterday, I went in to tell her quiet time was over (she refuses to nap) and she was completely naked, jumping on her bed.  Hopefully no one was looking in her window because her blinds were wide open! 
She has entered the PINK faze.  That is all she wants, her pink bowl, her pink spoon, her pink cup, her pink blanket, etc.  She does however compromise on her jammies because Tinkerbell is purple stuff.  She wants to wear Tinkerbell every night.  Good thing she has four pairs. 
She is doing pretty good at potty training most days (when I am not a slacker) with the #1 stuff but just can't seem to do #2 in the toilet.  We are bribing her though.  We told her that when she does it in the toilet we will get her Tinkerbell panties.  She reminds me of that promise every time she poops, not in the toilet...
She says some of the funniest things.  Anytime  I change a diaper, pull ups or undies she says "oooh! pooopies!"  and then follows with "Nope, jes wet" or "steeky, weeky" (stinky, winky) depending on the result.  She also says "wow, neyee" (wow, nelly), "oh, dawnet" (oh, darn it) and on occasion "goodness, gosh".  It is amazing the things they pick up on and say from what they hear others saying.  Some of it she comes up with herself.
Madi is a little monkey.  She climbs ANYTHING!!!!  The other day I found her on the counter looking on top of the fridge for a treat.  She uses her arms and pulls herself up into Easton's crib.  She is fearless on the playground.  I will be surprised if the kid doesn't break am arm or a leg by her next birthday.
Madi LOVES Easton and is usually very sweet with him.  Easton can't seem to take his eyes off of her when she's in the room.  She is funny, when she goes to hug him she lays right on top of him and squeezes him.  Poor little Easton just grunts and flails his arms and legs.  It makes me laugh every time. 
She loves to help us in the kitchen, play with her dolls, color, do crafts, be outside and watch movies.  She has several favorites.  Among them are Elf, Santa Clause, Monsters Inc, Nemo, Signing Time and any movie with an animal in it.  She still loves Tinkerbell and Disney Princesses.  She is a social butterfly and asks to play with her friends every day.
She has a great memory and talks about the same thing over and over.  When we went to the zoo in mid August the elephant went to the bathroom while we were there and she just stopped talking about it last week. 
She is totally smitten by her little friend Guire.  Last week we went to Antelope Island with them and they were sitting on a barrel for a picture.  It was on its side and made to be like a horse.  Guire put his arms around her waist and leaned on her back.  I took a few pics and then said all done.  Guire sat up and Madi said "one more!" with the biggest grin I have ever seen.  We had Guire hug her again and I took another.  Guire said "All done" and Madi said "one more".  Guess she figured since it worked last time she may as well try again. :D  She tells me on a daily basis that she wants to hold his hand.  Let me just clarify that I have not egged ANY of this on (since I am sure that's what my family is thinking :D) but I do think it is hilarious.  Guire isn't into the hand holding.  He tries to pull away so Madi will hold his hand with both of hers.  When she tries to hug him, he runs.  Madi corners him and does it anyway.  Poor Guire!
I am grateful for the time I have to be with Madi and that I am able to be a stay at home mom.  I love that kid so very much!  She melts my heart!

The Greatest Show on Earth!!!

Derrick got tickets from his work for the circus.  I was super excited because I had never been to the circus before and our seats were on the 16th row.   Madi was in awe the entire time.  I thought she might be a little scared with the lights out but she was just awe struck by all of it.  She got a "princess wand" and thought it was great!
Her favorite part was the zebras.  Even a week and a half later she still will tell you without hesitation that they were her fave.  She has never seen zebras in real life before since our zoo closed that exhibit when they began construction on the Rocky Shore exhibit.  She kept saying she wanted to ride one.  :D 
The pictures aren't great because it was dark and I had my point and shoot camera but that's ok.  You still get the idea.  These two guys have two massive logs and four girls on swings and a guy on top.  They spun them around.  They said they eat something like 7,000 calories a day each!   
My favorite parts were the tigers and the elephants.  I love to watch the elephants.  It is amazing what they train them to do.  Someday I would love to ride an elephant.  Maybe when we are retired and traveling the world... 
Aren't they so cute? 
I loved the circus!  Easton slept through the majority and Madi just sat, amazed at all there was going on.  We will definitely be going back someday.  Thanks babe for getting us the tickets!