Friday, April 30, 2010


Mads woke up a little after midnight last night and refused to go back to sleep. I figured a little bed-time flash-in-the-face might help her get back to her peaceful slumber. At first, she was pretty excited to be taking pictures at 12:30am. It was like a party in a queen bed.

By picture number five however, that super-flash was already wearing on her.

Night-night, kiddo.

I'm good.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Early Birthday

Mom and Dad invited Mads and I over yesterday to check out her birthday presents.

Madelynn asked where the ducks were. Can you blame her for thinking she's at the park? Spoiled toddler.

More Ducks

After 1293 photos, I finally exhausted the battery of the Nikon. Only two pictures to show, but that's a pretty damn good battery life if you ask me.

The Fishie's New Pad

Crystal Light and Goldfishie made the move from one gallon plastic apartment to twenty-five gallon glass mansion.

The stress of the move was too much for Crystal Light (I knew she was going to be a problem), and Jeffrey and I are currently battling a bad case of ich. After a few days of treatments, she seems pretty bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, so I think we're going to be OK.

Madelynn loves her fish. :)

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Thankful Thursday

I'm thankful for spring blooms

Friendly birds

Small towns

Choo-choo trains

Twelve dollar strollers


And finally

I am truly blessed. Thank you, Thursday.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Have You Ever?

Gone to an OB appointment where they ask you for a urine sample. You don't really have to pee, so you try to catch every single drop. You're pretty satisfied with your measly quarter cup, but then you spill more than half of it all over yourself. Then you have to walk out with a huge, wet, pee mark on your jeans and a cup with less than a quarter-inch of urine in it.

Yeah, that's never happened to me either.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

The Mad Cave

I had a super hard time getting this right. Each time she would crawl through the tunnel, all the sides would fall down. This is the Mad Cave Version 8.47 or so (I never claimed to be an architect). When I finally figured out how to hold it all in, it was hours of cave play. She even had snack in there.

Wic-Bag even participated for a while.

After taking these pictures, I laid down in the crack between the cave and the T.V. stand and apparently dozed off. If it means I get a nap every day, I'll rebuild that thing every morning.

Monday, April 12, 2010


Because my humongous ass ripped a massive hole in the only pair of maternity jeans that fit me. I wish I were kidding, or at least exaggerating the size of the hole, but:

My ass did that. Destroyed that. I don't remember my bottom half getting so huge when I was pregnant with Mads, I'm pretty sure I was all gut, nothing else.

Gah. It looks like I'm carrying an extra baby in there. In fact, a bigger baby than the one that's hanging out in my uterus. My butt is obviously the more nutrient-rich environment to grow in.

If I weren't responsible for so many damn kids, I would totally walk in front of a tractor trailer.

30 weeks.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Finally, a Different Park

I haven't been to this park for years, maybe even a decade. A few of the slides were the same, but there was a ton of new play equipment and two sandboxes. I was shocked!

Too much outdoor play makes for a very tired little lady:

Back home, I was trying to get Mads to say "cheese" for the camera:

Woah, cheese.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Our New Additions

Welcome Goldfishie and Crystal Light (Babysitter's Club, anyone?).

(Don't worry, this tank is temporary. We're getting a much bigger one :)

Crystal Light is all orange, while Goldfishie has a spot of black on his (her?) tail. I'm thinking I may have doomed Crystal Light to an early death, as Karen Brewer's fish were actually named Goldfishie and Crystal Light the Second. I didn't realize this until after their names were already set in stone though, so say a little prayer for Crystal Light.

Before bed tonight, Madelynn pulled her pink, plastic vanity chair up to the dresser and stood on it. "Good night, fishies! Bye-bye, fishies!" She blew them a kiss and put her chair back at the vanity, giving one final wave before pulling the door shut behind her. We never shut that door.

I think she's just making sure they can't escape while she sleeps.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Wet Ones

After dinner on the porch this evening, I gave Madelynn a popsicle hoping that I would be able to get a clear picture of her "wet ones" while she ate it.

Madelynn calls her pointer fingers her "ones." When I painted her nails electric pink today, she walked around with both pointers in the air chanting, "wet ones! Wet ones! No touch!"

See them now?

When Jeffrey got home from work, the first thing Madelynn did was show him her "pwetty ones, Daddy."

Jeffrey scoffed at electric pink. Whatever, they're totally pwetty.