S: November 2009 MAJ
BC: May The Bounty Of The Season Fill Your Heart And Your Home
FC: November 2009
1: Monday, November 2, 2009 Our Weekend I didn't take many pics this weekend. Gigi, Amanda, Madelyn and I went shopping on Saturday. It didn't really feel like Halloween other than the witch we saw at Big Saver ;) Sunday MJ left for a business trip (FOR A WEEK! I don't know how we will get along without him!) Madelyn and I went to All Saints Sunday at church in Talladega. I can't believe I didn't take any pics of her pink monkey church dress. I will next time! | I posted this to prove to Janet she DOES occasionally eat with a shirt on ;) | She had a wipe in her hand and was cleaning the window for me. | She was tired of cleaning, so she just tore up the wipe and made another mess ;)
2: Sunday, having a snack in Talladega before getting dressed for church. You can tell she napped all the way to Talladega! | Monday Fake-Out Monday afternoon I got a call from school that Madelyn had a fever. I picked her up and she was warm, but ate, slept and played as usual. She hasn't had a fever or any other symptom since...but she did get an afternoon at home with me :) | Madelyn loves shoes and sunglasses like her Aunt Amanda. (Not a bad thing, just a pic for her daddy since he is in Boston ALL week.) | This is a pic of her (on medication) playing like a puppy with Sydney. | She is tired of this baby car seat. This morning she couldn't wait to get out of it when we got to school.
3: "There is always something for which to be thankful." -Charles Dickens | Poor Pups Tuesday was a rough day in the Jacobs household. Pres has been limping since Saturday, so I took him to the doc. He was diagnosed with a torn ACL in his right back knee. He has pain meds now, so he isn't suffering for now, but still limping horribly. We are planning on getting a second opinion SOON! We also had to get a refill on Zoe's pain medications because her joint aches seem to be permanent. | Wednesday, November 4, 2009 She thinks she is 12 | Yesterday they got to play on the playground at school. Her teachers said she LOVED it! Maybe that is why she slept so wonderfully ALL night ;) | The pups have been sleeping on their pallets in the basement this week
4: Happy Birthday, Carri!! This should have been posted yesterday. Pics and title are from Nov 5! My apologies! Yesterday when I picked Madelyn up from school, her teacher went on and on about how wonderful her first week in the big kid class has been. She is eating real lunch from the lunchroom (yesterday was chicken and rice, peaches and green beans)! She is very close to walking and she even said the way she has adjusted seems like she should have been in that class months ago! Little DOLL | Still occasionally takes a nap on the way to school. The time change has still not become the norm at our house.
5: Sleepy Girl Madelyn has slept ALL night EVERY night this week. A few nights it took her a little time to settle down and stay asleep, but once she was comfy, she slept like a big girl until bright and early 5:15am or 5:30am! WOO HOO! I think it has something to do with the playing and napping she does in her new class at school. | GOOD MORNING She will love this picture when she gets older. hehehe | While MJ has been out of town, Madelyn has had to stay in her playpen while I am taking a shower and getting ready in the mornings. She has been a trooper | Please notice Norman...or what is left of him. Remember, he was the butterfly/dragonfly singing thing that was on her playpen changing table that she LOVED. Now he has no wings and is IN her playpen with her. She still loves him and chews on his wings. ;)
6: Friday, November 6, 2009 New Classroom!!!! and a few kids This morning I finally took a few pics of her new classroom. We love it! It is bigger so she has more room to roam, more toys and more kids playing in the floor with her! She is the youngest in the class and can do almost anything those big kids can do! | Do you see the bed on the right with the bag in it? That is her bed. She has a window right above, so she can look outside. | She LOVES crawling and exploring every crevice of the room! Luckily the entire room is safe, so she has free reign. | Her teachers say she walks this wall all the time! She is perfect size not to bump her head on the drawers when they are open! She is too short! :) | Madelyn didn't know what to think about Gabe crying and Juliette continuing to roll all over him. HA! | When I picked Madelyn up on Friday afternoon she was napping, so I had a chance to take a few more pics of her classmates. | You know Sam and good ol' Lily. She was visiting this classroom since it was late in the day. | She was resting up to see her Daddy!
7: New Glasses I got new glasses today! I don't plan on wearing them every day (I prefer contacts) but I wore them today. ROLL TIDE! | Saturday November 7, 2009 MJ installed her new car seat today! | This was not a reflection of how she liked it. I tried to move the green bag and she wasn't happy with me. | She was tired because we woke up early and took Presley to the doctor. She loved seeing all the other animals. We left Presley with the vet. He will have surgery on Monday to replace his ACL with wire and screws. We are ready to have him home on Tuesday. | She wore her poodle shoes to the vet :) | We watched Alabama roll over LSU today with Kristen, Jack, Connor and Kristen's parents. We had TOO much fun!
8: Anything that will move...does move. She is STRONG! She also has learned to push her actual walking toys! | Sunday afternoon we took a drive to Springville, AL for the Homestead Hollow Festival. | Madelyn had her first corn dog, funnel cake and chocolate covered cheesecake. She also had a hamburger and greasy fries. YUM! | Not a fan of Santa..might have been the short pants. | She picked out her own little wooden spoon.
9: Monday I took a PTO day and we went to lunch and shopping with Amanda! | Tuesday, November 10, 2009 Presley Update I talked to the vet tech yesterday and she said Presley's surgery went well. We called again this morning to make sure he could come home today and the nurse said he was READY. Michael picked him up a few minutes ago and sent me this picture. Handsome boy! | Wednesday, November 11, 2009 Presley Update #2 Pres is doing well. When I got home yesterday, I babied him for a while. He followed me UP THE STAIRS (which he is NOT supposed to do)! MJ had to reinforce the blockade, so he can't get out again. He walked around upstairs going from door to door. He wouldn't lay on his pallet, he wanted outside with his sisters. So MJ took him out there on a leash and he wanted to RUN...in the rain. So we put him back in the basement and gave him a pig ear to chew on. He seems to feel fine! MJ has been walking him in the front every few hours and going home at lunch today to walk him again. He is NOT going to want to stay down there for 6 weeks :We take him back in 2 weeks for a checkup and to get his stitches removed. Here he is, shaved leg and all, by his pallet in the basement. Pitiful!
10: Friday, November 13, 2009 Happy Roll Tide Friday the 13th! | First outfit of the morning. We changed her since it was Alabama Friday! | Still teething, but no teeth yet! | Last night we had our first non-family babysitter! MJ and I actually got to go out TOGETHER! It was wonderful! And Madelyn went to sleep like a big girl and slept the whole time! | I finally received the big picture for the wall in the den. It is PERFECT! | Saturday Madelyn met her Great Aunt Fan and saw her Great Aunt Wanda again! We ate mexican and visited for a while. So nice! See her right wrist? That is a new taggie bracelet that Janet made for her! It is awesome!
11: Monday, November 16, 2009 HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PAPAW! Today is Papaw's birthday! We visited him Saturday since we wouldn't see him today. We wish him the best birthday EVER! She gave him a Papaw cap. We hope he likes it. | Wednesday, November 18, 2009 Happy Wednesday! We finally had a chance to take a few pics this morning. If you think I have been slacking...just wait till the holidays. I will make up for it ;)
12: Evenings at the Jacobs household are sometimes trying. Pres is still in the basement, so we like to take him out for a while and Madelyn still eats immediately when we get home and then straight to bath and bed. But last night we got a little surprise. When Michael took Pres out, he checked the mail and there was a little package addressed to Madelyn. I opened it and SURPRISE! The cutest little hat you have ever seen! Thank you SO MUCH, Janet!!! I wish she would have had clothes on, but it was right after her bath :)
13: Someone found a few more shelves to clear off for us. | I took off Friday for fun, so we had time for a photo shoot. I totally forgot I had pics to post! Madelyn went to school just for a little while, while I got a hair cut. She is now a toddler. Toddling all around! | Papaw brought her Minnie Mouse from his Orlando trip!
14: Saturday, November 21, 2009 | Her Popeye impression. | She is finally about to have bottom teeth! | I can't imagine what she will look like with teeth! | Whew, she needed a hair bow! | Chillaxin' | Senior portrait, I think. | She was getting in trouble for climbing on the tv shelf.
15: Sunday November 22, 2009 Happy Birthday, Daddio! If anyone watched Fox 6 this morning, you may have noticed Michael's name was on the birthday list!!!
16: Yesterday Madelyn wore her football dress to church. Too cute! We sat in big church instead of the toddler viewing room. She was very well behaved...as long as she had paper and a pen to play with. | After church MJ wanted to go to Sweet Bones Alabama for his birthday lunch. Please look at all the food for 3 1/2 people! It was SO good with lots of leftovers! Madelyn ate a lot, too! Two sweet potato muffins, french fries, chicken, mashed potatoes..she even tried fried pickles and tasted a lemon.
17: Madelyn received a Thanksgiving card from Lolly and Bob! | We went to Talladega for Thanksgiving this year. Madelyn loves their coffee table as much as she loves ours! | Brushing her new teeth? | She likes playing with Papaw's juggling ball! | Madelyn had a snack before lunch on Thanksgiving. PEACHES! | Karmen wore her new outfit for Thanksgiving, too! | Michael got more presents! | Happy Thanksgiving!
19: Good Friday Friday, November 27, 2009