We love taking Madilyn to see children’s theater, and yesterday we took her to the new production of “Lyle the Crocodile.” It was a cute play, and the highlight was getting the book afterward and having the characters sign it. We were so proud of her for walking up to each one and interacting with them. Her daddy said maybe one day she’ll be the one giving out autographs. Madilyn liked that.
Dr. Odom, my OBGYN, officially put me on the books today for a caesarean on Wednesday, May 9, meaning we’ll meet our baby that day! So we’re officially 2 1/2 months away now. February seems so far from May, but 2 1/2 months sounds right around the corner!
Several friends at church are pregnant and due around the same time – so we’ll probably overlap each other in the hospital. Good times. Here are the lovely ladies from a birthday outing we had recently (L-R: Me, Darlene, Andrea and Kara).
Madilyn sometimes plays with my iPhone while we’re in the car, but I had no idea she was taking these adorable videos of herself. Watch & enjoy the cuteness. The last one sent me over the edge with laughter.
These videos are password protected. Type in “madilyn” to view.
Madilyn records a video of herself singing “Jesus Loves the Little Children.”
I love how she searches for the stop button at the end. Slays me!
My mom used to sing a special version of O Christmas Tree which she and I also sing to Madilyn. Madilyn does her own take on it … listen to the very end when she gives it a love song spin. I was rolling!
I was chosen to be part of the audience of The Martha Stewart Baby Shower Show, a special theme show she does once a year, where she showers moms-to-be with all kinds of great baby loot. I flew in and out of NYC the same day (which proved to be more of a physical challenge than I expected) and brought home a bunch of great stuff. Some is being shipped as well.
Here are some of the items we received – about 27 things in all totaling about $1,200!
- McClaren stroller and footmuff
- Stokke travel bag
- Kushies flannel sheets
- Phil&teds portable high chair and bassinet
- Summer Infant video monitors
- Dapple clean-up kits
- Wean Green food containers
- Razbaby pacifier
- Skip Hop diaper bag
- Cuski and Sophie the Giraffe toys from Fairytales Children’s Boutique
- Rhoost corner guards
- SwaddleDesigns blankets
- Boppy pillow
- Zutano gift card and bib
- Goat-Milk onesie
- Go Gently Baby bib
- Polarn O. Pyret gift card and toy bunny
- Estella gift card
- Tea Collection top-and-pant set
- Johnson’s Baby bath set and “Treasuring Everyday Joy” book
- Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery chalkboard labels, chalk, clothing labels, and organizing pamphlet
- Martha Stewart Crafts paint set and stencil film from Michael’s and Plaid
- Estella (Enter promo code “MSBabyBamboo” to receive 20 percent off your bamboo collection order; valid until February 21, 2012)
- Wean Green (Enter promo code “MarthaRocks” to receive free shipping)
Here are three links from the show, a recipe for the reveal cake she does a segment on, then the baby fashion show, then a tutorial for an animal hook plate. So cute!
Here are some of my photos from the (very long) day.
We were in a holding area until it was time to enter the studio. I don’t believe I’ve ever been in a room with 200 pregnant women before. You should have seen the line to the bathroom. Pregnancy stories were flying like crazy. We were hungry too and there was only bottled water!
Madilyn woke up very early & decided to surprise Daddy with a birthday breakfast in bed. He was so surprised!
At work some colleagues TP’ed his office & had a Happy Birthday sign.
At home Jeff’s mom greeted him for a few minutes. Then we had gifts, dinner & homemade cake that Madilyn helped with. A good day celebrating a great man!
Jeff is turning a year older today! I think Madilyn said it best the other day about him: “I think I’m falling in love for him.” Then she let out a big sigh. In celebration of his big day, here’s an all-Jeff photo post, with a few favs past & present. Enjoy!
Madilyn and I had a fun Saturday. We went to see Pinkalicious the Musical at the Orlando Rep, but tickets for the rest of the season were sold out! Madilyn was heartbroken so I went inside to see if anything could be done. The kind man at the box office said to wait around a few minutes and he would see what he could do. After about 10 minutes he motioned for us to come over and let us purchase two front row seats! We were thrilled. The musical was pink and adorable. Madilyn enjoyed the cupcake man costume. After the show she was able to get a book autographed by Pinkalicious!
After the play we went to All Fired Up! to paint pottery for the first time. I was so impressed by Madilyn’s attention span an attention to detail. She painted a unicorn and I painted a princess plate. We had a great time there so we thought we’d keep it going. We went to Menchie’s for frozen yogurt, then next door to Tijuana Flats for tacos (yes, we ate dessert first!). We had a great time and hope for more fun days like that in the near future.
We went to Seaworld on MLK Jr. day in January with our friend Harry and his parents. Here are a few pix from the day.
A few days ago on Twitter I posted a message about what to do with boxes of photos, cards and kid artwork. I got a few great suggestions, and decided to scan in her artwork (and gasp, throw it away afterward!) Scanning was quick and easy, but it was hard to toss it. But I am excited about being able to better enjoy her artwork. Since I create a Shutterfly (or similar) book for her each year on her birthday with pictures and memories (mostly from the blog) of the year before, I’ve decided to include her artwork each year in that book. I think this will be the best way to preserve that art an those memories moving forward. With that, here are a few favorites I’ve scanned in this week. These are from ages 2-4. Precious!