Monday, December 7, 2009

Teething Monster and Updates

Madi has been a teething monster lately. She has 4 teeth now and is working on numbers 5 and 6. She has had the front 4 (2 on top and 2 on bottom) for a few months now but last week I noticed that she was a little fussy and drooling like a champ. I tilted her back and looked around and noticed that she is getting her 1 year molars...ouch. She is handling it pretty well but you can tell it is not the most comfortable thing. She also had double ear infections (her first ear infection ever) at the same time...poor baby. We had a few rough nights (one with a 103 fever) but she is much better now.

We have had a busy few weeks. We had a great Thanksgiving with some good friends (the Garces family) and then headed up to Whistler, Canada for the weekend. After living in Seattle for 10 years I finally made it up to Whistler (only about a 5 hour drive). Madi and I had a great time shopping and strolling through the village while Dave went skiing. This was Madi's first real time in the snow and she seemd to enjoy every minute of it. We got quite a bit of snow here last winter but she was too little to enjoy it.

We spent the next weekend at the Alderbrook resort on the Hood Canal. The resort is beautiful and the weather was cold but sunny and clear! We relaxed on Friday evening, hiked on Saturday morning and then went to my work Christmas party on Saturday night. Madi had a great time and was an easy traveler as usual! Santa made an appearance and gave the kids presents. Madi stared in awe and waved to Santa but when it came time to sit on his lap she wanted nothing to do with him. We finished up the weekend at the Shilter Farm in Olympia where we cut down our Christmas tree. We had a great time and found the perfect Noble Fir. It was a beautiful, sunny day but it was freezing (literally the high was around 28) so we were all bundled up and Madi was in her full snowsuit! She had a great time even in the cold.

This past week Madi and I spent some time with a few of my friends I played soccer with in college. There are a few of us that try and get together every few months for dinner. This time we got to meet baby Cole (Heather's new little guy). He is such a sweet and easy baby...we had a lot of fun. Of course it was also great to see Nichole, Beth and Kai'o as well. Madi also got her frist Synagis shot on Friday. Synagis is a shot that helps prevent RSV (a horrible respiratory virus). Kids that have heart and/or lung conditions are all at a higher risk of having major complications if they get RSV. So, we will be going to the infusion clinic once a month through probably April to get the shot.

Other than that we are busy preparing for Christmas and are definitely enjoying "the most wonderful time of the year"! :) We will be heading down to Sacramento to spend Cristmas with all of my family. I am so excited!!! I willl post some pictures from the past few weeks tomorrow. It is time for bed. :)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Madi in Action

I think it is always so fun to see kids in action. So, here are a few videos from the past few weeks of Madi in action. One is of her playing with her favorite game and the other one is of her showing off some new tricks she has mastered over the past month or so. She has definitely developed her own goofy personality. She is a very social little girl and loves to make people laugh. There are times when we are out in public and I notice that Madi is doing everything in the book to get the attention of a stranger sitting next to us. Most of the time people respond but a few times they simply didn't notice her and she was literally forcing out some loud giggles/coughing noise to get them to notice her. We think she is pretty funny!