S: Barlage Early 2010
FC: Barlage Early 2010
1: Winter 2010 meant Mariana's First time in the snow... something her Mommy would insist both her girls get out and learn to enjoy!
2: Mariana eating her ballet outfit! | Yes, we put Mariana in this a lot! She had a lot of fun in it before she learned to crawl and how much fun that can be!
3: Sleepy Times
4: Someone Sure liked her sister's balloon
5: Push Up Time: Mariana's pushing herself up for the first time!
6: Madelyn really loved my picture I took before she was born, how I almost "ate the kitty" (he fell asleep and stuck his paw in my mouth) so I decided to take another one...since he did it again!
7: Madelyn's First Lost Tooth! | Madelyn's first noticed her lose tooth on her birthday. I thought it would be out in a week, at least by Christmas. Oh No! Not until February...and she literally lost it! It fell out during recess! So we left the tooth fairy a "note" and took a picture to prove it! Hey, Mariana isn't the only one that had milestones this year! | smile!
8: Bigger Baby Bathtub | Madelyn was REALLY excited about this & helped me get it ready!
9: She proceeded to give her sister WAY too many bath toys! | Nothing like trying to hold onto a slippery baby! | Mariana didn't know what to think!
10: SOMEONE didn't like her snowsuit!
11: This is what a Princess wears when going outside to play in the winter!
12: We went to the Community Fair in Milaca. | Mariana liked her balloon! | Madelyn enjoyed a game
13: The Annual Valentine's Day Picture | Madelyn didn't have a pink dress, Mariana didn't have a red dress...both had Yllow or purple so Madelyn chose Yellow!
14: Candlelight Ski 2010 | While I skied, Daddy took the girls sledding. Mariana cried nearly the WHOLE way! | Madelyn wanted me to get her skis so she can go skiing with me
15: On This Visit, Mariana was still TERRIFIED of Grandpa Gib! He couldn't even hold her at Christmas (facial hair?)
16: Madelyn Got My Camera (Again) | At least her baby sister is her favorite subject! | Princess Baby
17: One day in February, I wasn't in a huge hurry and the day was *SO* nice, that I let the kids stay at Heidi's a little and play outside! | Mariana and Aleah | Logan and Madelyn
18: Changing Gaits Open House | Mommy made Mariana touch the horse...notice the excitement on her face!
19: Madelyn was too young for a full trail ride (Changing Gaits Policy) so she got lead around the yard a bit and that was just fine with her! | At first she was scared to ride! | Upon her return, there was no HINT of any reservation!
20: Winter Fun | Shoot, Blurry picture!
21: My First Day Of School | I signed up Mariana to attend an ECFE courses called: You and Me, Baby
22: Baptism of Sophia Louise
23: Child of God
24: It is nice having two babies , because when one baby is taken, we still have another one!
25: This dress is Sophia's great-great-grandpa on her Mother's side.
26: We had an early spring, so I took this opportunity to get out an enjoy the weather with the girls!
27: Mariana's First Time In An Outdoor Swing | Huge Smile!
28: William's Birthday Party
29: Milaca bowling alley got invaded by Miss Warner's Kindergarten class for William's birthday (one of Madelyn's "boyfriends")
30: Palm Sunday
31: I didn't get nearly as many kids for the 8am service as the 10:30am service (as expected!), but we kept the tradition of waving palm branches and hitting another kid with the palm branch alive and well!
32: Madelyn had a great time playing the games | Mariana didn't have much to do!
33: We all enjoyed the spread at the buffet (a plate is about all Mariana got since there wasn't a lot of mushed up/pureed foods! | Mariana got one Easter egg...that picture was hard to get since the kids kept running up and grabbing them!
34: We left EARLY in the morning! | Quick Liquor & Tobacco? Some of the "cultural sights" on the way while driving south! | Spring Break 2010: Branson
35: On one of our stretch breaks, we stopped at a Sonic with a playground!
36: Mariana Likes her swings!
37: The girls enjoyed the playground at The Falls (our timeshare in Branson) | Maddie still in her PJs
38: We all enjoyed the craft time at The Falls. Madelyn made a Frog thermometer and Mariana made a mess!
39: Mariana was having a cow!
40: We played Bingo EVERY day, the group made it so much fun! Mommy & Daddy both won, Maddie never did! | BINGO!
41: Mommy's surprised she even managed to win (nearly each night) because she was rather distracted by the little girl!
43: Fish Hatcheries
44: They had trout of all ages to see! | Apparently, the people of Missouri love their Lake Trout! Because Lake Trout doesn't naturally spawn here (too warm), they have 5 hatcheries around the state to provide the fish!
45: Matt took some dam pictures!
46: On our last night, I promised Madelyn could use our whirlpool bath. We almost lost Mariana in all the bubbles when we put her in, so fished her out pretty fast!
48: Madelyn was disappointed there wasn't more (older) cousins to play with
49: Little Ones | Mariana had fun with cousin Sophia and Uncle Andy
50: Mariana helps mommy with the laundry! | Madelyn won a free month of Karate lessons! | I called her my "black belt ballerina"!
52: Mariana had a wellness check scheduled in the morning, so I let Madelyn come with before I brought her to school. Madelyn got bored waiting (duh, don't we all?!) so I let her get into a few supplies in the office! Mariana ALWAYS got scared of tables with the crinkle paper...she's a smart girl & knows what was coming on tables with crinkly paper! (She doesn't remembered she didn't like the nurse either!!) | Meet Dr. Madelyn Barlage:
53: Two for Two | A tea party with my sister!
54: Madelyn and Miss Warner on the last day of Kindergarten
55: Uncle Andy visits over Memorial Day Weekend
56: The Struthers Annual Memorial Day picnic
57: The Splash park in St. Cloud is always a favorite with the kids (we finally got good weather for the event!)
58: Strolling with Grandma Ginger | Look Mommy, a baby!
59: Ok, enough pictures! I want to go HOME!! | Two babies | Uncle Andy gets in his baby time! | Beekeeper Baby
60: Faith-By-Foot Bible Study (not the best idea with the girls!)
61: Another Budding Pianist!
62: Madelyn builds a bird house at the Isanti Farmer's Market | What's sister doing? I wanna do it too!
64: Musical Morning I saw the St. Francis Library had a harpist coming to play her harp live at the library, so I took the girls for a little enjoyment!
65: Messy Baby! | She was busy spreading "Whirled Peas" all over!
66: Open House at the Hospital | It was a rainy day on the Saturday of the Princeton Days, so we decided to go to the open house at the hospital (as if we've never been!) We could have given the tours ourselves! | The guys in the O.R. just LOVED Mariana's get up! They even took pictures of her using the operating scope!
68: I took the girls to a magic show (using my floating holiday) thru the Anoka County Library system. Mariana lasted about a few minutes and then we had to get up and move around! | The Juggler!
69: The Magician | Mariana fell asleep on the way to the Magician, so she wasn't in the best mood when I woke her up! | Madelyn enjoyed the magician!
70: Since we were just blocks away, we went to visit Aunt Stephanie and cousin Sophia | Madelyn enjoyed Uncle Sheldon's piano (so I got out my electronic keyboard that we never use!)
71: Cousin Sophia was going to start daycare in about a month, so she had to get used to other babies...Mariana made an excellent experience since she was used to "Every baby for himself!" | Be Gentle, Mariana!
72: Annual Kid's Day in Milaca - Krazy Hair! I wasn't going to pay for Mariana, since she does Krazy hair for free!
73: Splash - Splash