Publix gave out coloring sheets for a coloring contest they’re having. Madilyn worked diligently on it at home. Here is her masterpiece:
I also have a video of her getting a Halloween card from Nana and laughing at it, but I can’t upload my videos to WordPress anymore. Not sure what I need to do differently. I might just have to go with another service, like YouTube. I have lots of videos I haven’t been able to post!
Madilyn went Trick or Treating at Publix, where she opened a candy bar by herself and ate it before we left the store, then started on a cookie before we got to the car!
After Publix we went to Chick-Fil-A, where she had part of a milkshake. She was bouncing on the couch when we got home. Too much sugar! She had fun.
Our friend Beth loaned us a pink doggie costume, but it was too small, so we went with the original outfit from Trunk-er-Treat (except we left the face crayon in the camera bag, which was with Jeff at school, so we had no whiskers. That didn’t keep her from getting compliments though!)
These frighteningly frugal Halloween treats feature Frankenstein! I drew these faces on some treat boxes leftover from a party we had. I filled them with homemade candied pecans. Madilyn will deliver these festive treats to our neighbors tonight.
Wal-Mart has their pumpkins reduced from $5 to $2 so we picked out a pint-sized one for Madilyn — although I’m shocked she was able to pick it up! It’s heavy!
Miss Madilyn still isn’t feeling well. She’s been battling a virus that’s caused her to have a fever off and on since Monday and has had a tummy ache. We hope it will be over soon.
Madilyn had her 15-month checkup today, but she was sick, so it was cut short and will resume next week 🙂
She is 32″ and 25 lbs 6 oz. She’s still measuring 90th percentile. Big girl! She is entering the “explorer” phase. She’s already climbing, reaching and walking off without us. We’re going to have to learn her new tricks to keep up with her. She’s vocalizing a lot, although most of the words are intelligible. Sometimes she’ll say, “oh wow,” which is funny to hear. Da-da, Mama (Madilyn), Mom (me), Dog-Dog, hot are her most frequent. She points to the stereo if her CD isn’t playing. She loves listening to music. She will rock and dance and clap when she hears it.
She is dealing with a virus and has a fever today. Say a prayer this will pass quickly. It’s hard seeing your little one not feeling well.
Madilyn is wearing her Halloween dress from Nana. Très chic!
Madilyn had a blast at Trunk-er-Treat 2008! Click on the photo above to view a slideshow.
There are more pictures of the event on our church website’s Picasa album. Click the photo below to view that one.
I noticed Madilyn was trying to feed her doll her empty milk bottle after she was finished with it today. So sweet!
Our good friend Kent Curry from St. Louis is in town on business, so we went with him to Café Tu Tu Tango. It’s a tapas restaurant featuring the work of local artists, some of whom are on site working on pieces. Every once in a while flamenco dancers come out for an extra dose of distraction.
We had a good visit, although it was too brief! This was Kent’s first time to meet the baby. We hope she gets to meet Nita and Caleb soon!