Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!

This was Maddie's first Halloween and she had fun giving out candy and also strolling around the neighborhood.  She would come up to people's door and say HI and take just 1 piece of candy.  She saw some kids on the sidewalk and proceeded to give them her candy.  You can't say she doesn't share!  This year we dressed both Maddie & Lucy as cows and Maddie LOVED her costume, Lucy on the other hand wasn't very pleased.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Getting Ready for Halloween

Today daddy went out and got some pumpkins for Maddie to paint.  She spent an hour having fun painting away.  She is learning more about her colors now and has started to say red, green and blue.
Her art teacher told me that Maddie has a real talent for art.  She is very focused when it comes to painting ... but I also think she loves the fact that she can get her hands dirty lol!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Hyde Park Trick or Treat

We've been trying to find things to do that Maddie can get good wear out of her Halloween costume.  And this past weekend we went to the "Trick or Treat" party at Hyde Park Village.  It was her first time participating and the "trick or treat" process and by the end of the night she knew what she was doing.
Have you ever seen a cow saying "Meow"? 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Pumpkin Patch Fun

This will be Maddie's first Halloween and she's excited that she will be a cow.  As soon as she saw the costume she wanted it on.  We took her and Bela to  a pumpkin patch and let them roam around to pick out their pumpkins.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

A Day at the Farm

This is definitely my favorite season, from the change in the weather to pumpkin everything and I can't wait to show it all to Maddie.  Today we went to an Autumn Festival at Horsepower for Kids.  It's about 15 minutes from the house but felt like we were back in Faribault again.  I found out that there would be pony rides and knew Maddie would be up to that.  While we waited in line the other kids (who were older than Maddie) cried and wanted to get off the pony, while Maddie was trying to wiggle out of daddy's arms to get the ponies.

I love the wave back to us.
Next it was on to a "moo" ride.  We were so proud of Maddie because she sat in cart (with no seat belts) and rode around with the others without else.
After a morning of pony rides, feeding the animals and "moo" rides we headed home and had a 2 1/2 hour nap.  After our little nap we decided to make chocolate chip vanilla cookies.  This was the first time Maddie helped me in the kitchen and it won't be the last time.

Are they done yet Mama?

yes baby they are done! Enjoy!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Maddie is 2!

We've had a blast celebrating Maddie's 2nd Birthday.  We made it BIG this year because we weren't able to celebrate her 1st Birthday with her.  The celebration started in Maple Grove, MN with her Aunts, Uncles & Cousins.

Her actual Birthday was on September 6th.  Grandma bought her a cupcake and we celebrated with her new kitchen set.
The final party was in Tampa, FL.

So, after 4 Birthday cakes, lots of presents, lots of love... it was a great 2nd Birthday for our princess!