S: Barlage Early 2009
FC: Barlage Early 2009
1: Madelyn's time for being our only child was getting smaller as Mommy's belly got bigger! We tried to get in as much fun, family time as we could (when Mommy wasn't too tired!)
2: I don't remember which picture I used for the Valentine's Day card, but we got a lot of good shots!
3: Madelyn wanted to take a turn with the camera and take my picture!
4: Daddy got Mommy her pink camera for Valentine's Day. Mommy tried it out while Madelyn was getting ready for a day at 4K (CCS).
5: Madelyn so wanted Mommy to go sliding with her (she was already beginning to tire of activities with Daddy), so one day Mommy managed one afternoon with her!
6: Madelyn gets all dolled up! | Uncle Steven's Wedding
7: Uncle Steven gets Married to Aunt Katie
8: Family pictures just keep getting harder and more difficult!
9: Madelyn had fun with cousin Ellesa and she caught as she called it "Pretty Auntie Katie's" Bouquet!
11: Madelyn got Daddy to help her
12: Mommy got in the action too and bowled a few frames, but didn't do too well (I didn't get bumper pads!). Madelyn & Daddy both beat me!
13: it's always spring in a mother's heart
15: Kadran's 5th Birthday Party
16: Como Zoo and Conservatory | Mommy needed to get out for the day!
18: I wonder wish Madelyn threw a coin into the fountain to wish for the baby sister she wanted?
19: Madelyn liked to ride the turtle statue (like most kids do!!)
20: Don't Fall In!
22: Doing Crafts with Homer
23: Out and About in March
24: Easter Bunny at Coborn's
25: Singing at Church on Palm Sunday (both services)
26: I told Madelyn to look at the camera and she didn't want to, so she gave me some ATTITUDE!
27: Palm Sunday Afternoon Easter Crafts
28: Madelyn was still young & didn't understand to pick up as many eggs at the hunt and THEN open them later No one was working the cake walk game, so I helped out...yes, the pregnant woman was helping at the cake walk/helping herself too I wasn't in a hurry to get home, so we were one of the last ones to leave, so Madelyn got to play a lot of the games (with no lines)!
32: Madelyn. loved her dress and did a little dance! (I took a video of it!) | A Story with Grandma! | Playing with the toys at Grandma's House
33: Making a cake? Or making a mess?
34: Building Madelyn's New Dresser | The new baby would need the current dress Madelyn had with the built in changing table, so Madelyn got to pick out the type of dresser she wanted!
35: Helping Daddy! | Madelyn actually using a real hammer
37: Homer actually came to sit on Madelyn's lap! Madelyn was so proud, it's usually just Mommy...just goes to show you, the "Power of the Pink Blankie!"
38: Another Daddy/Daughter day (so Mommy could rest!) | Growing that baby sure wore Mommy out!
39: Daddy took Madelyn to the Children's Museum | I worried that I didn't spend ENOUGH time with Madelyn, so I made sure to read her her bedtime stories!
40: Off to the Races | The annual soapbox car derby at church
41: Field Trip Day for the 4K Class!
42: I think the cats were the main attraction!
43: What better place to take 4K students then a farm?! | One cat was even named Pocahontas
44: The Farmer lady had a hard time getting the girls' attention away from the cats...but she had more animals on the farm to show
45: The bunnies were 1/2 breed Angora and super soft
46: Animals on the Farm
47: "Bleachers" at the farm to see the pigs | This duck did NOT like this many children around! She was terribly upset!
48: Washing hands "garden" style (with the hose!) | The kids get a snack of fresh goats milk and honey cake. Many of the kids didn't like it...the cats did!
50: The farm machinery was THE BIG thing for the boys! (the girls still preferred the cats or the tractors!)
51: Before loading the bus, each child told Mrs. Farmer thank you and what their favorite animal they saw today was. A few kids said "Giraffe" or "Zebra"! (Not sure what part of the farm those animals were at!) Madelyn's favorite wasn't too hard to guess! (cats!)
52: MY SCHOOL BUS
53: It was interesting to see the children's behavior on the way home (some girls were picking on another group of girls). Here I thought they were too young for that! The Tuesday/Thursday group stayed for the rest of their school day. I took Madelyn home to play!
54: Madelyn's 4K "Graduation" | Now enters the Graduating class!
55: The Program | The Butterfly Song | "Deep & Wide" Song | Mrs. Bazuin made a little speech of appreciation for each child and their strengths!
56: Cool! What did I get? | The Monday/Wednesday 4K class of 2008/2009
57: Madelyn with "Speedy" | Madelyn with Mrs. Braaten (4k assistant) | Madelyn with Mrs. Bazuin | I had TWO Madelyn's in my car on the way home!
58: As an incentive for making business calls this fall, I "paid" myself for each call I made & put it into a savings fund for a swing set for the children! (since it would soon be TWO) | I suggested Matt put it together BEFORE the baby came, so Madelyn could have something fun to do while Mommy tended to the baby!
59: Struthers' Annual Memorial Day Picnic | It helped to have her cousins in the splash park...but Madelyn wasn't too brave at first!
61: Brrrrr! | As you can tell from the way Grandma and Grandpa were dressed, it wasn't really THAT warm out, but the children still wanted to splash...Madelyn sure was cold afterwards!
62: Planting Pumpkin Seeds
63: A Day at the Park (Mille Lacs Kathio State Park) for some fun games!
64: Princeton Parade
65: Dancing at the Princeton Depot "Music on Tuesday"
66: Kids' Day In Milaca
68: I signed Madelyn up for Sibling class at St Cloud since I didn't know if we would be able to make it to the class in Princeton! Madelyn just LOVED seeing the babies in the nursery! | Sibling Class at St Cloud Hospital
69: Madelyn was the oldest child there, but she also had the most fun helping take care of baby, putting on diaper and hat!
70: Princeton Royalty at Story Time - they read Princess Stories too!
71: Madelyn got interested in going fishing this summer! I found "Take-a-kid-Fishing" Event in Isanti. While I stayed home to rest/grow baby, Matt took Madelyn fishing...she even ended up winning the door prize too!
72: Having Fun Outside! | Having Fun Outside
73: Madelyn took these pictures of Mommy for my Facebook profile picture! Just one month left to go!
74: 4th of July Picnic
75: The girls were being SO gentle with their water balloon, I thought it would never break, but it did eventually! | They got another balloon and started the fun all over again!
76: Isanti Rodeo Days (July 10th) | We came for the kids' day stuff, but we didn't get past the farmers' market for quite some time!
77: Always have a blast at the beach! | When we finally got there, the place was packed! Madelyn had fun, but Mommy couldn't take it after a while.!
78: Bath Time!