Monday, December 29, 2008

Mommy/Daughter Road Trip

Nothing like starting your kid early on road trips! haha. Before Christmas Madi and I went to Montgomery to visit with my parents for about a week. It was a nice visit and something I needed as I continue to adjust to being far away from home. Yes, the trip was probably more for me than her, but I must say that I have the BEST little traveler!! She did soooooo good on the trip there and back! On the way to Montgomery we stopped and stayed the night in Atlanta at my in-laws house. It was a short visit, but a good one none the less. That broke the trip up some, but on the way back we drove straight to Charleston with one stop for mommy and Madi to eat. She didn't fuss really at all! I was and still am so very proud of her.

During our visit to Montgomery, we took a couple trips to Birmingham to see family and friends, and Madi went with mommy and Granny shopping in Montgomery one afternoon. She's a trooper and a great little shopper :) hee hee.

Visit with her Great Aunt and Uncle and cousins in Birmingham.

Madi with her Aunt Holly and Maimi and her Aunt Jessica.

With mommy's friend Cie and her little girl Berkley who calls Madi "Baby Spongebob" hee hee.

While in Birmingham, I stopped by the ice rink to see some friends and Madi got to be on the ice for the first time. I didn't have my skates, but my coach there skated around with her for a few minutes. Here she is on the ice for the first time and with my friend Kris who coaches there.

It was really good to see friends and family who I miss VERY, VERY much!! I hate that I couldn't see more of you, but hopefully I will be able to make another trip sometime soon.
More to come soon :)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Santa Claus

Hello. Wow, I can't believe it's Christmas now! How time flies when you are busy and excited about your child's first Christmas! :) I took these pics a while back and then haven't gotten a post up, so I thought I'd do it today :) Sorry about the delay in posts. We have been crazy busy. I also went out-of-town for a week with Madi, so I didn't do anything then either. I'll put that up in a new post. Here are Madi's fist pics with Santa Claus. She did so good with him. She looked at him very intently, but never cried. These were right before she turned 4 month and she had got the grabbing and pulling things toward her mouth down, so since Santa's beard was close, she grabbed it and tried to eat it at one point! heehee

So, we are very, very excited about Madi's first Christmas! It's neat and funny how things change and you just want everything to be about your kids at Christmas once you have a little rug rat :) Both of our parents are coming to Charleston for Christmas and then spending a few days after, so we are excited. We get to have Madi's first Christmas with everyone around and spend it in our new house with both our families here. We are very blessed and thankful that they all could come. It's been so fun to dress Madi up in Christmas gear. I can't imagine how fun it's gonna be as she gets older :)
We hope everyone has a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! I'll post pics of all the things Madi racks up on from Santa Claus and grandparents after Christmas :)