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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

B U S T E D!!!



So, this is your typical "I stepped away for one minute" story. I'll let the pictures do all the talking...

Have I told you all how much we love our kid lately!??!

Saturday, November 24, 2007

So...Maddie thinks I'm nuts...





Ok, so I loved how the pictures in the tub turned out, I thought why not dress her up and stick her back in!! :D Yeah, I'm nuts. Tonight, Maddie got to put on one of her Christmas dresses and get in the tub for pictures. She thought it was so funny, but wondered when I was going to turn on the water. I KNEW that big old tub would be useful... ;)

Friday, November 23, 2007

Baths are just the B E S T!!!




So both Maddie and I have these nasty little colds hanging on. Maddie has been slathered in so much darn Vics Vapor Rub, she was starting to grow eucalyptus leaves and have menthol vapors coming out of her pores.. :D

Due to our colds, bath time tonight was hilarious. I made the mistake of saying "Maddie you stink like vics!!"...well she needed "more bubbles to gets the vics off". She wanted more and more bubbles because she thinks those are what makes her clean. :) So cute. ANYWAY, here are some pictures, I just had to...

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Thank you all...



Just a quick note to thank you all for your thoughts, prayers and comments about my Grandma. Tom and I are so truly blessed to have such amazing friends and family like you. A huge thank you goes to Dad and Mom Hosford, Dan and Tracy, Katie and Austin and Kellie, for sending such a beautiful Mum plant, that we will be able to enjoy for years to come. Love and hugs to you all.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

So many wonderful memories...







Today was one of those harder days in life. My Grandma C. was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer less than three weeks ago, and today she went home. She was an amazing 89 years YOUNG and acted that way up until just recently. I can't even tell you what an inspiration she was and still is to me.

She and my Grandpa (who passed when I was only 8 years old) were absolutely head over heals in love with each other. She talked of him even last week, in a manor that two teenage love birds would. :) I am finding comfort that she is dancing with him now, after 20 years of being apart. She told me more than once, that she saw great deal of my Grandfather in Tom. What an amazing thing to say, knowing how much she loved and respected him.

She found so much joy in her grand children and of course great-grand children. Maddie was her "little joy" and she couldn't get enough of her. I am posting a picture of Madilyn and her G.G. that was taken at the end of August, where they are dancing to swing music. :D The other images are from our family reunion in July. Those are the times we will not let Maddie forget.

We will miss you Grandma, but know that you are with out pain, and in the arms of your soul mate. Peace be with my Mom, Dad and the rest of my family in this time.

Monday, November 12, 2007

C R A Z Y Cat


Maddie wanted me to take pictures of Lilah ALL day today for some reason. She would ask to see the camera and see pictures of Lilah. I kept telling her that there weren't any pictures of Lilah on the camera and she would say "well take some Mommy". Like DUH...Mom. ;) So anyway, here's one that I fiddled with. ;) Made her look a little nuts. But...cats are the devil right Uncle Jay?? ;)
Not ours, she's a sweetie.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Playing in the leaves






Tom blew the leaves again today (ask him how much he loves our trees...) and Maddie was able to get out in the fun. :) A beautiful, but brisk fall day here in Michigan. Here are a few pictures.

Cutie Pie





Gracie spent a couple of hours at our house today, playing with Maddie and walking all over the place!! I was able to catch a couple of pictures...not as many as I wanted as you can see with the full on pout face near the end of shooting. :) Love it!!! This is classic! The word is on the street she gets this from her Grandma Carlson...hmmmmm...... :)

Thursday, November 01, 2007

BOO!! It's Halloween Time!







Of course we had a great day yesterday, being Halloween and all. :) It was a LONG but really fun day for Maddie. We went EVERYWHERE. Both Papa's work, Grandma Hosford's work, Aunt KelKel's, Daddy's, the Optech Department and NRMS. Grandma Fanning came with us all day. :) Then she went trick-or-treating at night. Needless to say, she was a little tuckered out in the end.

Madilyn originally wanted to be Darth Vader (yes, I said Darth Vader) I talked her out of that real quick, then it was Princess Leia. I tried to find Princess Leia costumes online for two months, and they were all sold out. She finally asked to be Cinderella, SOLD!! ;) She was a perfect Cinderella and couldn't have been sweeter all day. Thanks to everyone that stopped over last night and made the night a great one!!