Madilyn’s Nicknames

Yesterday evening I was cleaning out some kitchen cabinets when I found this list that Jeff and I made last summer. We had so many nicknames for Madilyn then we thought it would make a funny blog post to name them all. Over several days we kept writing these names down that we called her. Then I misplaced the paper so I never got to post it. I found it and read it last night and realized that we don’t call her most of these names anymore, so I’m glad we made this list. Another memory for the blog! Here they are in no particular order:

  • Bright Eyes
    Blue Eyes
    My Sunshine*
    Blueberry Eyes
    Chicken (or The Little Chicken)
    Little Piglet
    Pumpkin Pie
  • * These are the nicknames we still refer to her as. I’m sure we have new ones now too. When you love someone so much … just saying their name isn’t enough!

    Father’s Day Weekend

    We had a good Father’s Day Weekend. This is Madilyn’s beautiful dress she wore yesterday to church. We had one service Sunday morning with Bro. and Sis. Tenney. Afterward we went out to eat with Gordy and Alison and “Baby Cake” (Kate), then came home for a nap. Later that afternoon I ran some errands and Jeff and Madilyn enjoyed some pool time at our neighbors’ Keith and Linda’s house.



    This week and next …

    Last Saturday we enjoyed a nice lunch with Pam at the Garden Gate Tea Room and she opened some presents for Dane from some close friends and family. We are looking forward to his arrival, but none of us more than Pam! She is scheduled to have him on June 25, so that’s the date we’re anticipating unless Dane has other plans.

    Madilyn loves Daddy’s iPod and putting the ear buds in her ears.

    I took a picture of my neck without the bandage and it’s pretty gnarly looking so I won’t post it. I was really shocked the first time I took it off. It’s really long, and you now how black stitches make it look even scarier. They cut like an oblong shape out of the side my neck, then pulled it together in a straight line, so essentially I got a free neck lift, right?

    I am feeling good though and not in pain. I also went to the doctor this week because I’ve been dizzy for a week and a half. He said it’s positional vertigo. Basically, anytime I look down or to the left, I get dizzy. It’s super annoying but I’m glad he doesn’t think it’s serious. It is doing better, and with me not being able to turn my neck much anyway, it helps curb the dizziness. 🙂

    Big thanks to Mimi and Gram who kept Madilyn all day Tuesday for my surgery. Madilyn was up at her cousins’ house and had a blast with them. We’ll have dinner with Mimi and Gram tonight so they can see her before we leave tomorrow.

    Madilyn and I are headed to Nana’s house Saturday! We are looking forward to our visit with her, Uncle Chris, Mammaw and the family. We also plan to visit with some friends as well. Next Thursday is the one-year anniversary of my dad passing away so I wanted to be in town with the family for that milestone.