Thursday, December 29, 2011

4 year Anniversary


We got married 4 years ago today. It feels like we have been together for a lot longer than that (in a good way). In the 4th year of our marriage a lot changed. We moved, McKay started doing a new job at work, I got pregnant and we had a baby. The baby was probably the biggest change, but even though she physically keeps us a part at times, I feel like she has brought us closer together. I feel so lucky to be married to such an amazing guy. First, He works really hard to provide for us. Even when he is not a fan of what is going on at his job, he seems to remember why he has to keep working. He is also super thoughtful and sweet and is a good listener. He is my favorite person in the world to talk to, and he always listens, even if i ramble on longer than he would prefer. He is also incredibly supportive of me. I would not be able to do this new mom stuff so well without his love and support. I will always be so grateful that he is willing to work solo to provide for our family and allow me to be a stay at home mom. I will also always be grateful for the words of encouragement and praise he gives me regarding motherhood. Thank you McKay. I have loved the last 4 years being married to you and being your best friend and I look forward to many many more.


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Our Little Christmas Present

This week Foto Fly was doing a really fun promotion at Thanksgiving point. They had photo sessions with Santa in studio at Thanksgiving point. They also had it set up so that the parents could dress up as Santa Claus so that their kids would not be afraid, or you could use their hired Santa. We used the hired Santa because Madelynn is no where near old enough to be afraid of strangers. For $20 you got a 5-10 minute photo shoot and all the photos from your session to take home on a flash drive. My mom signed us up and paid for it as a little Christmas present for us and her (she ordered some of the prints). Here are some of the pictures we got.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Madelynn's 1 Month Pictures

It seems like this blog is pretty much going to become devoted to our little princess. It is really hard to think of anything else to write about because right now our lives (mine especially) revolve completely around her. I am a little late in posting this seeing as how Madelynn is actually 6 weeks old today, but her 1 month pictures are super cute just like her. McKay took them and I think he did a pretty good job!

A little bit about Madelynn at one month old... She really likes to look at lights. We catch her staring at the light fixtures on the ceiling, lamps, the television, the computer screen and most recently the Christmas lights we have around the house. She does not seem to really like to take baths, but we have found the she seems to enjoy taking a shower with mom or dad. I guess it is the constant warmth that being under a shower head brings. She also has to have her hands and arms free. If we try to wrap her arms in her blanket she will scream at us. She has to be able to wave those cute little arms around or she is not a happy baby. She likes to  lift up her head and look around but doesn't like to do so on her tummy. She outgrew her newborn size clothes at about 4 1/2 weeks old and has moved into the  0-3 month size. She does not like to have her clothes changed, which is too bad for her because I like to dress her up like a baby doll. She is my living baby doll and just has to deal with changing into a new outfit if she makes one messy at all, or I just feel like changing her. She is getting a little better at sleeping during the night, she just seems to think that night time doesn't start until some where between 1 and 2 a.m. 

Now enjoy an overload of pictures. I had a hard time picking through them so you get to see way too many.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Baby's First Bumbo

While McKay was at work this week I got a little bored and Madelynn got a little fussy, so even though she is still a little small for it I decided to introduce Madelynn to her Bumbo.

She has been doing pretty good at holding her head up, but as you can see in the pictures she is not quite sure if she likes it yet. Fan or not, it was really cute and  funny to watch her try and hold herself up.