S: Barlage Mid 2010
FC: Barlage Mid 2010
1: Summer 2010 had a number of "Firsts" for Mariana and plenty of fun for Madelyn!
2: Mariana couldn't bike ride last year, too young (Mommy was too sore too!) | This year, we got the trailer out for a spin! | What 'cha doing, Daddy? | Uh, I DON'T like this hat thing! | Baby's First Bike Ride:
3: Despite the cute pictures, Mariana did NOT like the helmet...it didn't fit her little head & kept falling into her eyes!
5: Time for Baby's First Birthday Party Invitation, and Mommy just HAD to have the "perfect" picture of Mariana with her duck for her ducky theme! So we have dozens of Ducky Pictures and a girl who was extremely tired of seeing the ducky! | Just Ducky
6: The Rehearsal (set up the float the day before!)
7: Isanti Rodeo Parade: In His Steps Ballet with Miss Minnesota - Kathryn Knutilla | Here's my little Diva: No Pictures now, PLEASE!!
8: The next day I took the girls back to Isanti with Madelyn's best friend Hannah for Isanti's Community Fair. | Madelyn and Hannah enjoyed all the games and the jumpy castle. I'm not sure if Mariana & I enjoyed much of it due to the heat and stress of so many people around!
9: Since we just couldn't get enough of Isanti, we came back for the Kids Day on Saturday. | The Petting Zoo
10: Great Grandpa Rynda's knee got too bad and he had to spend a few days in the nursing home. We came down to cheer him up with a visit | Visit Great-Grandpa:
11: My Stylish Girls: Madelyn did her own hair (duh!) and Mariana eats spaghetti for the first time!
13: Baby's First Beach Trip | She mainly ate the sand
14: Someone REALLY liked Spaghetti! | More got on the floor than in the mouth
15: Just Another Day at the Beach
16: More Bike-riding! | Miserable Little Girl (get this thing off of me!!)
17: Mariana's First Birthday Party
18: Grandma Patty with her Grand-daughters (minus Taylor) | Abby takes Mariana for a walk (not walking by herself yet)
19: The Birthday party was hard on Mariana. | All Partied out! | It's my party & I'll cry if I want to! | Big sister Madelyn picked out the birthday crown.
20: Madelyn was "helping" Mariana open her gifts | After a while, Mariana didn't even stick around to see the presents | Quote from Madelyn: "Wow, I'm going to really enjoy playing with this!"
21: With all the new toys we got, Mariana still preferred the "free" toy we made at ECFE class! | Madelyn wanted to get Mariana an Elmo toy for her little sister because Madelyn REALLY liked her Elmo. I was concerned that Mariana wouldn't choose to love her Elmo as much as Madelyn does, but Mariana enjoyed Elmo just as much!
22: A Day at Itasca State Park
23: My Beach Baby! | Auntie Martha enjoyed meeting Mariana
24: Mille Lacs County Fair | Madelyn was a little scared at first of the Farris Wheel, but she got brave after awhile! | She liked the giant slide better (it's kind of a where's Waldo type picture)
25: While checking out rides, Madelyn saw her friend Alexis from CCS. Wanting to go on the ride with her, Madelyn gave her extra tickets to Alexis so they could ride together! | We were going to take Madelyn to the wrist-band ride day, but that day was pouring rain!
26: Mariana didn't have as much fun as her sister. Too small for the rides and a bit scared of the animals! She manage to take the paper off her first sucker to enjoy her first candy!
27: OUCH! | Due to a bad rash, Mariana didn't get her 1 yr shots until later, but they had to take a blood sample, which was probably harder for her!...and for me trying to keep that big bandage on! She at least got her milk after!
28: My cousin Justin was getting married north of Two Harbors. Prior to the wedding, I took the girls to Duluth to visit a friend and play in the rose garden (a favorite of mine)
29: Matt's back went out earlier that week, so it was just us girls!
31: My cousin Justin got married at a beautiful resort on the shores of Lake Superior. | Dancing with Mommy
32: We let the little ones check each other out!
33: Meet-n-Greet Day at CCS (1st Grade)
34: My little Model
35: Keeping the tradition of taking First-Day-Of-School pictures
36: My First Day Of First Grade | Madelyn and her teacher, Mrs. Totzke
37: Mariana discovered her belly button! She just loved looking at that thing and found it facinating! | BEEP!
38: I brought out the toddler kitchen for Mariana to place with while I also "played" in my kitchen | Silly Big sister playing with little sister's favorite toy!
39: She's really cooking now! | EFCE Classes for Mariana
40: School does bring hard work! Mariana struggled to get up the ramp, but she did it!
42: All the kids love the Garden with the Mailbox. It was Madelyn's favorite toy when she attended ECFE too!
43: Mariana's teacher was Tiffany Glaser...one of Madelyn's first teachers! | An Apple For The Teacher
44: CCS Bike-a-Thon | Madelyn was still using her little bike with the training wheels because she was too scared to try going without training wheels. She had trouble keeping up with her classmates (all of them on big kid bikes). I pointed that out to her and by that afternoon she was ready to try the big girl bike!
45: Yes, it was not the nicest weather out in the morning (chilly with heavy mist), but once the bike-a-thon got over with, it became an extremely nice day! | After going on the bike route twice (about 1.5 miles each time). Madelyn and Mariana both had had enough! Madelyn played "Octopus, Octopus" with her friends from school
46: Mariana had fun playing in a box I left on the floor | Madelyn got her box she decorated at Heidi's and played with Mariana | BOXED IN
47: Fish Pin Sunday Pastor Marty handed out the fish pins to the first graders. Not something I normally would have taken a picture of, but Daddy was gone on his hunting trip!
48: Fall Festival With the guys gone on the hunting trip, the girls volunteered to help! | Madelyn and Abby enjoyed collecting the money! | Mariana enjoyed sliding with Madelyn! | Is it a good bingo, Mariana?
49: The Park In Mora | Monday, September 27th was a beautiful day (which I had off). So I picked Madelyn up after school and drove to Mora to her favorite playground!
50: Leaves are such FUN toys! (good source of fiber, too!)
51: This park worked so well for Mariana. She could walk around & explore without Mommy fearing she'd fall off through any gaps! | I just COULD NOT get Mariana to look at the camera
53: Mariana *REALLY* loved the driving toy at the playground | DON'T TEXT and DRIVE (yes, I set this picture up!)
54: For some reason (gee, I wonder!), the little sister didn't enjoy the slides as much as the big sister!
55: After a dinner at McDonalds, I took Madelyn to a Community Education class on safety (Home Alone) held at Cambridge Intermediate School's Library