Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Madison's first time holding cousin Gabby

We had really busy day yesterday. Madison went to her second day of dance class and after dance we headed over to my mother-in-laws house to celebrate her birthday. We had dinner with her and my father-in-law and my sister-in-law, Sarah. After dinner was over we were all just sitting around visiting when who should stop by for a surprise visit, but my brother-in-law and sister-in-law and their new baby Gabriella. This was Gabby's first visit to her Nana's house and it was a nice surprise for all of us. Nana was really especially happy and surprised. I finally got to hold Gabby for the first time. This is only my second time seeing her since she was born. Madison begged and begged to hold her and I finally told her she could. I could have sat and held her for days. I think Madison felt the same. It has been a long time since I have smelled that baby smell and I miss it so much. I hope that one day soon the Lord will bless us with another little one. But, if not I am happy for the one he did give us and at least I can spoil my nieces and nephews!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Madison's First Play Date

My little girl is growing up. Today she had her friend Allie come over and play. Madison was so excited about having Allie come over to play. The only other child that has been over to play is cousin Caden, who is two years younger than Madison.

Madison and Allie met at Wee Ones last year. Madison and Allie also take dance together and this year are in the same class. They were so excited about seeing each other on the first day of dance class, that I decided we would invite her over to play at our house.

Having two 4 year olds in the house was a big change for me. There was twice the noise and mess! My husband who was off today made the comment as he was heading outside,"Now you know what it would be like to have twins." Not quite because at the end of the day one of them went home.

Madison and Allie had so much fun playing together. They played in the castle tent, made food out of play doh, and had a tea party. Allie enjoyed her stay so much she was not ready to leave to go home. I hope that we can get the girls together for another play date soon!