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Monday, July 24, 2006

Maddie's First Trip to the Zoo.

On Sunday Grandpa Hosford, Grandma Hosford, Aunt K.K., Uncle Austin and Tom and I took Madilyn to the John Ball Zoo for the first time. She loved it! She is big fan of the following: Ducks, Monkeys, Goats and Fish. She is NOT a fan of the rear end of the camels. :) Another really cool part was touching the stingrays. They felt like thick slimy velvet. Maddie reached in and wasn't afraid at all. Her favorite part was the floor to ceiling fish tank. She was able to walk up and be face to face with huge saltwater fish. She giggled so hard, it was priceless. Here a few great pics.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Gardening Time

It was time to get some weeds OUT of the yard. I feel like they are taking over!! :) So, we put on our gardening clothes and went to town. Aunt K.K. and Uncle Austin gave Madilyn this adorable gardening hat the other day and she LOVES it.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Fish'n with friends

A friend and co-worker Chris opened his home to some of my Optech team members on Thursday for some fun and fish'n. It was a great time, however I lacked in the fisherman area. :) I think I talked so much "smack" the last time I was there, the fish remembered and were just not have'n it. :) Thank you Chris for having us over and nice job catching that delicious bass. ;)

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Talking about Maddie's new cousin...

Dan and Tracy stopped in the evening and Maddie actually started to get the concept that there is a baby in Tracy's belly. She would look and pat her belly, so sweet. Uncle Dan read her one of of her favorite stories ( the first book he has read in years). :) Tracy is feeling better, but we need to keep her and that little peanut in our prayers. They have a long way to go yet and we want a healthy momma and baby!!

Pool Time Fun.

My parents have recently put in an above ground pool for these hot summer months. Here are a few picutures from today playing around. I couldn't resist the picture of her feet after being in the pool for so long. A true sign of a great day of pool fun. :)

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Learning how to climb

Maddie has now mastered walking from one thing to the next. In fact she thinks she's something else walking around. She will even stop midway turn around and walk the other direction. Here is a picture of her when she was climbing our block ottoman over and over again. She would turn around and give me a sassy look. :) So cute.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

More D.C. Pictures

Here are some more D.C. pictures. :)

D.C. Family Trip

Well, Maddie took her first plane ride...and LOVED it. We just returned from a family trip to Washington D.C. where we visited my cousins and spend time with lots of family members. We had the most wonderful time seeing some sites and just relaxing. Thank God for air conditioning however...temperatures reached near 100 degrees. We didn't make it to down town for the fireworks as planned due to it being so hot and Maddie not dealing that great with the heat. We did see an awesome fireworks show however in a little town outside D.C. We stayed with my cousin Mike and his wife Sherry, who along with my cousin Steve and his wife Wendy opened their homes to 16 of us that crashed. :) We can't thank them enough for their warm hospitality and company. Here are pictures for the trip...way to many I know...