photo by Smilin' Down Photography

Saturday, April 17, 2010

What a Wonderful Week

Last Saturday Keith had to work so Sadie and I hit up the mall. Sadie scored some new clothes and a big white hat to protect her from the sun.
This is what she looked like at the end of the shopping trip!

One night this week, Sadie had Spagetti for dinner. We are really trying to get Sadie to use a fork and an actual bowl or plate. So far this is how well it is going…

Today Sadie and I got together with some of my friends from high school. We all have little ones and it was so fun to see them together. Sadie had a good time running around and keeping me on my toes. It was so good to see everyone. It’s amazing that 13 years ago we were hanging out on Friday and Saturday nights getting ready to graduate! I hope that we can get together again soon!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Sadie’s Swimming Lessons

For the last two weeks Sadie and I have been going to swimming lessons. The lessons are with the city of Chandler and are really basic. The parents learn different holds and how to encourage their child to blow bubbles and kick.

The lessons have been at 5:30PM on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. This has been difficult to manage due to the fact that most days I do not get home until 5:00 and we had to leave at 5:07 to get to the pool on time! So needless to say the afternoon consisted of Keith rushing to Gloria’s to pick Sadie up and then rushing home. Cooking Sadie dinner and then dressing her in her swim diaper, swimsuit, and cover up. Then I would rush in - change into my swimsuit and walk out the door at 5:07. Needless to say it has been crazy!

Despite the rush, it was so fun to go swimming with Sadie. To see her learn and have fun was the highlight of my week.

Oh and she is so darn cute in her swimsuit and cover-up. She even wore sunglasses today, but I didn’t get a picture of her then! I tried to take some pictures of her in her swimsuit, but this is the best I could get.
Tired Baby Girl- After swimming lessons.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

A Wonderful Day
What a wonderful day we all had today. Today was Sadie’s 2nd Easter and it was a blast. It all started early, just as every day does. Sadie was up at 5:30AM and no amount of coaxing was going to work to get her to go back to sleep. Her daddy had a pork shoulder in the crockpot and it smelled delish so I think that is what woke her up a little earlier than normal. After breakfast Sadie went looking for her Easter Basket and found it in the Family Room on the ottoman. She checked out the books, tossed Mickey the Easter Bunny and her kite on the floor. Then she spotted the “rubber” duck. I opened the box that her duck was in and gave her the duck. (The duck was actually an edible milk flavored duck!) She was playing with the duck and then she put it in her mouth as she does all things. She took a piece out of the duck and looked so surprised. She took another bite and then the whole duck fell apart. So I quickly cleaned it up and put it in the trash. I didn’t want her to eat the whole thing, but I knew she would love it since it was a duck!

Sadie then took a 2 hour nap and Keith and I ran around like crazy, cooking and getting ready. At 11:45 Uncle David and Aunt Carol came over. Then Great Grandpa and Great Grandma came. Finally Grandma and Grandpa, and Uncle Bobby came over. I got the macaroni and cheese in the oven and in 20 minutes we were ready to eat lunch. Oh the food. It was ridiculous: BBQ sandwiches, macaroni and cheese, garlic cheese toast, salad, fresh fruit, and cole slaw. Then for dessert we had pecan pie, coconut crème pie, fruit torte, and homemade blackberry cobbler with vanilla ice cream. I don’t think we will need to eat for days.
Then Sadie played while everyone else chatted and just enjoyed spending time together. What a great day!
Next year…Sadie and I are going to dye eggs!