Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Madeline the Ladybug for Halloween

These pics didn't turn out as well as I'd hoped, but oh well! She was a darling little ladybug. When I first put on her costume, she didn't like it and just wanted it off, but when I showed her what she looked like in the mirror, she seemed to really like it and didn't want to take it off anymore! It was so cute! We took her trick-or-treating to three houses or so and then called it a night! I have a feeling that I won't be able to get away with so few houses in the future!

Craft show pics

Here was my craft show display at my first craft show last week. It was a lot of work getting ready, but definitely a lot of fun! I sold tons of my bows and headbands! People kept commenting on what a great niche I was helping to fill, because it is so hard to find cute bows and headbands for little babies and toddlers especially. (Thus - why I started doing this in the first place). It was a rush having people actually buy my stuff (and not just to be nice!) I felt like it was a great success and I'm really glad I did it. I learned a lot and will be trying a few new things next time. I think I will definitely keep doing these. My next show will be December 1st, so I gotta start getting ready for that!!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Today's bow pictures

Today I went over to my friend Angela's house and took pictures of her darling daughter Lauren wearing some of my bows. She was such a cute little bow model! Here are some of the pictures we took today.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

More bow shots

Gotta get lots of these modeling shots to get ready for my first craft show at the end of the month!

Cruisin' around

Madeline is up and walking on her own now! (With the help of a little push cart, of course). She loves to push this thing around the house, and she's really getting good at it! She can even back away from the furniture she runs into and start heading in a new direction! Oh, my little baby is growing up! (Sniffle...)
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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Madeline in her red dress on Sunday

Birthday Party for Madeline's Little Friend Katherine

We had a great time at a 1st birthday party for one of Madeline's little friends named Katherine. It was so cute. Everything was decked out in pink (except for Madeline who was wearing head-to-toe purple), and there was even a little "photography corner," with cute hat boxes, bears, balloons, etc. for taking pictures of the little girls. At one point Katherine's mom brought out a box of cheerios and poured it all over this low little table they made for the little girls! Madeline was in Cheerio heaven!!! Katherine's mom asked me to bring a bunch of my bows (such as the bow pot you see in the picture), and I made my first real sales!!! I'm officially in business! Yay!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Madeline's first time going up stairs!

Today Madeline figured out that she could go up stairs! She was a little hesitent at first. She kept trying and giving up for a while, not quite able to figure out how to balance all the limbs the right way. But slowly but surely, and with lots of breaks between each step, she figured it out!

Now Mommy needs to get some gates on the stairs. Fun fun!

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Madeline the Bow Model!

Yes...yes... Madeline's mommy is obsessed with making bows for her. I just think they are so cute! I have been making lots of flower and ribbon bows lately - so many that I decided to get rid of some, so I signed up to sell some at our community center craft fair at the end of October. I'm kind of nervous for it, so wish me luck! I'm trying to get a bunch of pictures of the bows that I can display, so a lot of the pictures of Madeline I take in the next few weeks will probably be these kind of bow modeling shots!

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Madeline's First Boating Trip!

This last weekend, we went to San Antonio to go hang out with James' buddy Thad (they've been friends since they were little kids in Oregon), his girlfriend Cindy, and his son Dakota. We had a total blast! They took us boating, which I haven't done for years - not since my parents sold our boat we had growing up. So we absolutely loved it! They had a super fast jet ski we got to ride, and we rode behind the boat in this tube/lounge-chair thingy they had. It was so nice to be out swimming in the water as well - perfect temperature!
Madeline even liked it! She liked standing up inside the boat and looking around at all the water. She looked so funny in her big life jacket! She was a bit top-heavy and kept flopping over! Unfortunately, she fell one time and skinned up her nose. It's a pain in the butt now, because she keeps rubbing her nose on furniture and on me and opening up the scab over and over again. It's a full-time job, just keeping her from bleeding everywhere, since of course, it's impossible to keep a band-aid on her without her ripping it off after five minutes. So much fun!