S: Barlage Late 2008
FC: Barlage Late 2008
1: Fun, Family time together!
2: Itsaka State Park | Madelyn explores the new visitor center
3: We were on our way to the wedding of our friends Kirk and Angie near Bemdiji. On the way, I thought we could go play at Itaska State Park.
4: We did it! | Madelyn wanted to give the rocks at the Head waters a try after she saw Mommy do it alone!
5: I had always wanted to go tubing down the baby Mississippi River. Since I didn't have a tube, I just did what I could do...I walked from the rocks up to the bridge by the new Headwaters center | Being silly!
6: Madelyn wanted to try it with Daddy...she was braver this time!
7: They did it, too!
8: A Picture with Mommy
9: We saw a large bird fly by while we were at the large Pine Tree!
10: Madelyn was scared, but she got up the tower
12: The Reception | Kirk and Angie's Wedding
15: Having Fun!
16: Getting together with Josh and Sarah...at "Shoots-n-Ladders Park"
17: Someone got super soaked | Daddy tried to Air-dry her
18: We stopped at Groth Music before going home
19: Bible School 2008 Power Lab
20: First School Shopping Trip | Too many pictures, Mommy | With a pink, Hello Kitty bag right there, I was extremely surprised Madelyn wanted the Tinker Bell bag.
21: Ready with her shopping cart, Madelyn buys her school supplies | It's a good thing the cashier was a fellow scrapper and didn't think Mommy was too weird taking these pictures (she thought it was a great idea) | It's Heavy
22: Cascade Bay
23: She was scared to go down the slide, but quickly learned how fun it is to go down!
24: Madelyn and Mommy | Madelyn and Alexis Johnson
25: Madelyn does The Money Grab | Mille Lacs County Fair
27: The Little Farmer Experience
28: Madelyn found the kitties at the fair more interesting than any other animal (go figure!)
30: Madelyn on stage
31: Madelyn really "got-around" at the fair this year! This was the first time we let her ride on the rides at the fair.
32: (Name & Date) | Madelyn was excited to get ready for her first day of school and pack her lunch for school.
33: I have a friend at work who took pictures of her daughters at the front door on each first day of school...I have started that tradition too!
35: Madelyn was SO excited to FINALLY be able to ride a REALLY school bus to school
37: Rally Sunday at Church
38: MY SCHOOL BUS | I had my schedule arranged so that could bring Madelyn to the bus every Monday and Wednesday (her days at 4K)
39: Renaissance Fair
40: Story Time with the Queen | Mommy doing some Celtic Dancing! | Children's Story hour | Children's Games
41: Madelyn curtsies to the Queen | The Queen Knights Madelyn
42: Too Cute!
43: The End of a Hard day! | Ahhhh
44: Apple Pick
46: Grandpa Lewis helps Madelyn pick apples
47: Too Many pictures, Mommy!
48: Madelyn attempts the Tower
49: She made it to the top!
52: I tried to get my picture for Madelyn's birthday party invitation...we had a big fight over having purple baby in the picture (she won)
53: Just a couple of black cats out on Halloween!
55: Trick or Treat! | Pumpkin Carving | Mommy made the kitty jack-o-lantern
56: A Night of Fun | The squirt game was a favorite with Andy and Madelyn
57: Happy Halloween
58: Cut the Cake! | Grandma Sue showing me how she's NOT camera shy!
59: Abby's Birthday Party | Abby with her cousins (and sister!)
60: Aidan & Ellesa's Combined Birthday Party | This was the year Aidan was given the snowball maker & Kedran found a way to make even THIS toy LOUD!
61: Prepping for the Princess Party | This Princess Party got postponed due to Madelyn coming down with Strep Throat
62: Madelyn enjoys playing with cousin Zara | Thanksgiving
64: Petting the Pony | Climbing the tower with Cousins
65: Early Freeze with No Snow made for a COOL time on the lake!
66: Madelyn's 5th Birthday Party with the family
69: Madelyn and Mommy rockin' out on their guitars
70: Mommy had help this year decorating the tree!
71: Madelyn's Not Afraid of Santa Any more!!
73: Last year I was inspired to make matching Christmas dresses for Madelyn, Taylor and Abby! I later regretted that decision since it was so much work and rather a lot of money too! At least the girl do look nice. One thing I really wanted with these dresses was a nice, formal picture with all three of the girls!
74: The Annual Christmas Family Picture
75: Cookie Decorating at the St. Georges | The children didn't decorate, cut or bake cookies long...but we adults had fun!
76: Madelyn's FIRST Friend Party
77: We played classic games like Hot Potato and "Pin the door on the castle"
78: Building Marshmallow Castles
80: Madelyn's First school Christmas Pagent at CCS
81: Church's Program: Christmas from Around the World
82: We had Christmas at Chris & Laura's house this year. The girls got to help make pizza burgers together!
83: As you can see, Pregnant Mommy did NOT take many pictures at Christmas | It was also the year we got that annoying monkey that screeches! ..Madelyn would make it screech while I was trying to sleep!
84: The Usual "Chilly" New Year's at the Struthers | Winter Memories
85: Gone Skating