Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Pony tails and toddler beds

                       
Above is Madeline showing off her first pony tail. Her hair is just long enough to get the front and back hair pulled together, she was quite impressed with this new hair style.
And after looking at this picture I have to add, look at that arm muscle! quite impressive :)

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We finally took the plunge and converted Madeline's crib to the toddler bed, she loves being able to get in and out during the day, but at night I'm having a little difficulty getting her to stay in. It's only been two nights so far, but in those nights she's woken up a few times and come walking out in the middle of the night, thus needing mommy to rock her back to sleep. I love rocking my girl and being able to cuddle with her, but I also like to get some sleep so I can function properly during the day.

The first night she would only lay down if she could lay on my lap or my arm, and last night she settled for just holding my hand, she's so sweet! I see that as a little improvement, we'll see what tonight holds. I'm glad to be getting this figured out while Scott is here to help. I can relax a bit more while spending so much time in Maddie's room when I know Logan is not alone in the living room, and that Scott can spend that time with him.

I was trying to hold off on buying a twin bed till after summer, but Madeline is a little longer than most two year olds, and she's already fallen out once that I know of and been laying halfway off the bed a few others. I would prefer her to not wake up due to falling on the floor, so we might be starting to look for a bed soon :) I have to say that I can't wait to have a big girl bed in her room! it'll look so adorable. 

Friday, April 13, 2012

Easter Sunday

It's always a bummer to not spend a holiday with family, but the longer were here in the south the more we are feeling plugged in to the things here. Our church is great and we are really enjoying being a part of all the things they have to offer. On Saturday they put on a children's Easter celebration, it included crafts, games, a puppet show, small petting farm and egg hunt. The kids enjoyed all the happenings :)

Logan fishing for stickers

Madeline and daddy decorating a ladybug snack bag
(it was great for the puppet show)
Sunday morning we enjoyed a cinnamon roll and egg breakfast, the Easter service at church, then we had a casual southern style BBQ Easter dinner with our neighbors.
O, and of course the kids enjoyed finding their baskets filled with goodies and a backyard egg hunt.


Madeline on her way to find some eggs
My sweet boy having fun,
(the grass in this area of the yard is a bit out of control at this point in time.)