Wednesday, December 30, 2009

midwest tour.

Leah has been continuing her inaugural tour of the Midwest. On Monday, we drove from the Kentucky lake house up to Indiana for an overnight pit stop. Leah met Great-Grandma Jean, Great-Grandpa Bill, Uncle Marty, Aunt Cindy, Maggie, Jeffrey, and Aunt Marilyn. On Tuesday, we woke up and drove over to meet Great-Grandma Lee and Great-Grandpa Richard.

Grandpa Tim and Grandma Sue drove to Indiana that morning to pick us up and take us back to sweet home Chicago. She saw Aunt Kristen Grace and Uncle Matt, and opened more presents.

On Wednesday, we had breakfast at Walker Brothers with good friends Jeff and Melissa. Mommy had an apple pancake and Leah had silver dollar pancakes. When we got back, Great-Grandma Perek and Uncle Tom came over to meet Leah. It was great. :)

We rested in the afternoon, and at night drove to Wilmette to see Grandma Dianne, Grandpa Art, Great-Grandpa Paustian, and all of the Paustian aunties, uncles, cousins, and friends. Cousin Katie brought her little sister Grace, and Leah thought she was the best ever.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

feeling better.

After getting a humidifier cranking, it seems like Leah is feeling (and sleeping) a lot better. Unfortunately, both mommy and daddy are sick now too. :( Uncle Monty and Auntie Kim went home today, after a fun couple of days here at the lake house.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

sweet christmas.

Leah had such a great Christmas yesterday. She got to meet Uncle Monty, Auntie Kim, and their dog Bailey. Leah loves Bailey so much - now that she's a crawler, she's been chasing him around the house, and trying to eat his toys. In exchange, she's been sharing her cheerios with him, which I know he appreciates.

Leah is still battling a cold, but seems to be on the up-and-up.

Thursday, December 24, 2009


It's been a big couple of days for boo madison. On monday night, she got her first cold. Big bummer. She's still stuffed up today, and we're hoping she'll be feeling better soon. Fortunately, she's a tough (and naturally happy) gal, so she's still giggling and playing quite a bit, even with snot continually running all over her face.

Yesterday was her first flight. With her cold, I was super worried about her comfort, but she seemed okay, sleeping in my lap for most of both flights and the drive from Nashville to Grandma Lauren and Grandpa Mark's lake house in Kentucky. It was also hers (and my) first time in Nashville, and even though it was only for about 30 minutes, we had a great time.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

counting down.

We're counting down the days until Leah's first airplane trip to see her grandmas, grandpas, aunties, uncles, cousins, and friends!

Also, Leah had pancakes this morning for breakfast. I think they've moved into the favorite foods category, along with black beans and cheerios.

Friday, December 18, 2009

cookie swappin.

Yesterday Leah had her very first Christmas Party. Mommies swapped cookies, and babies swapped secret santa gifts. It was so much fun! After everybody went home, Leah got a HUGE package from Grandma Sue and Grandpa Tim - it was a 2 seater radio flyer wagon!! (It even has cupholders). It doesn't have the wheels on it yet, but she still loves sitting in it with her toys.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

christmas cookies.

Leah and I got our H1N1 flu vaccines this morning, so we're all ready to travel and hopefully not get sick. :)

This afternoon, we're baking christmas cookies! Leah loves loves loves to play with the cookie cutters.

Monday, December 14, 2009


Leah fed herself Cheerios today (with her fingers) after about a week of putting her face to her tray and eating them like a bird.


We weren't sure at first, but now it's official. Leah can sign "more," "milk," and "finished." What a super cool little lady.

Friday, December 11, 2009


Leah is trying so hard to learn to wave. She can't seem to only get one hand to do it - when she waves one hand, the other waves down at her side (or up in the air) at about 1/2 the speed. Sometimes she even looks down at the other hand like "hey - you stop moving, other hand. i've had enough of you."

Thursday, December 10, 2009


It's cold out! Leah's been enjoying runs in her jogging stroller (very very very bundled up, with the weather shield). I pulled her out of the stroller today and she was nice and toasty warm. I was not.

This afternoon, a yoga instructor came to our playgroup and the babies seemed to really enjoy it!

Monday, December 7, 2009


Leah loves to look at the pictures on my camera. She sat still (and yelled happily) as I scrolled through the pictures on it. What a cutie.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Little St. Nick

Yesterday we went to Bellevue Square to do some shopping, and in the afternoon, mommy wasn't feeling well, so we all did lots of snuggling and movie watching. Today is St. Nicholas Day! We came downstairs to find our stockings filled with lots of great things :) Leah got a cooking set, some play fruits and vegetables, some snacks, a new plate and cup, and a backpack to carry her toys and books on the airplane to Kentucky!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

sitting up. and clapping.

I peeked in on Leah when she was waking up (happily) from a nap, to watch her sit up by herself, and then clap for herself. I love her. It's true.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Round of Applause.

We had a great weekend with Kristen Grace. We did some swimming, some shopping, some walking, some ice cream making, and lots of movie watching and root beer drinking. Kristen got to witness some big events in the life of Leah Madison... forward crawling and clapping!

Leah learns to clap. :) from jen st.clair on Vimeo.

Friday, November 27, 2009

aunt kristen is the best.

Kristen Grace arrived yesterday, and she has quickly become one of Leah's best pals. We three ladies went swimming this afternoon, and we're headed out for some shopping this evening :)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

1 year ago.

1 year ago today, we went to get our 21 week ultrasound. We had so much to be thankful for that thanksgiving - a healthy (long) baby girl. I remember thinking that in one year's time, we'd have a 7 month old... it seemed like a lifetime away.

And now we're here, and I couldn't be more thankful for the amazing daughter I have.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

mommy's girl.

Leah has been saying mamamamamamamamamamamamama pretty constantly (although sadly, not directed at me yet.)

Today we went for a run in the rain and used our rain shield for the stroller for the first time. Leah loved it and kept trying to grab the raindrops that fell on the stroller. Cutie.

Friday, November 20, 2009

daddy day.

After a long long long week of work, Luke stayed home today to work and relax. We all went for a run this morning (Leah loves to go fast!) and went to Costco in the afternoon. Leah giggles and smiles at Luke constantly - what a daddy's girl she is.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Today Leah went swimming for the first time. She LOVED it. Tons and tons of giggling, and she loved to be pulled quickly through the water. Tons of kicking, some splashing, and lots of smiles. I love this girl.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


Leah has been such a blast recently. Yesterday I put her on Luke's shoulders, and she started bouncing up and down and kicking into him like she was on a horse. We had Liz, Shaana, Clara & Lilah over yesterday, and it was amazing how much the little girls can and do play with each other. So amazing.

Monday, November 16, 2009


After Leah made some attempts to escape, we decided it was time to move her crib mattress down a notch. I can't believe how different it looks - more like a big girl bed than a baby crib. I'm sure she can't tell the difference, but it helps me remember to enjoy each stage that she's in. It feels like it was just last week that we were deciding to move her from her bassinet to the crib...

Sunday, November 15, 2009

What a great visit.

We had such a great time with Grandma Lauren. On Thursday after playgroup, we had Leah's buddy Clara over while her mommy was at the doctor. On Friday, we had a St.Clair ladies' lunch at Panera, and then did *gasp* more shopping, mostly for Leah. On Saturday, daddy was home, and so we all went to Bellevue Botanical Garden to walk and take some pictures. At night, we went to University Village for some yummy dinner at Ram. Leah ate sweet potatoes. :) Grandma left this morning, early, and we can't wait to see her at Christmas time!!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Another snuggly day with Grandma!

Daddy took the car to work again today, so the 3 St.Clair ladies stayed snug at home today. We baked cookies, sat in front of the fire, did some dancing (Leah loves "In the Mood"), and Leah had a fun bathtime. :)

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Playing with Grandma

Yesterday Leah played with Grandma while I went to get my haircut. Leah still seems enthralled with the idea of rolling and backward crawling everywhere. What a cutie. Today we're having an easy cuddly day at home.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

The coolest.

Leah just (like 8 minutes ago) figured out that between rolling (both directions), spinning on her stomach, and crawling backwards, she can get anywhere she wants to go. And Luke and I got to watch her face when she realized how great that is. Best day.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Grandma's Here!

We had a great day with Grandma Lauren today! We had a yummy lunch at Panera (they have macaroni and cheese now!) - Leah ate lunch out too, but just pears. :) After lunch we went over to Bellevue Square for some Christmas shopping for Leah - she had a blast riding on the rocking horse at Pottery Barn Kids.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Grandma Lauren!

We're getting ready (and getting very excited) for Grandma Lauren to come visit today!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

feetie antenna.

Since Leah can only crawl backwards, she uses her right foot as a tiny antenna to tap around to see if she's either a) going to run into something or b) there's something cool behind her that she should spin around to check out.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

happy red cup day!

Today we headed straight from bed to starbucks to celebrate red cup day! The barista even gave Leah her one little red cup to play with and eat. We're excited because it means that the holidays are coming soon!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Big band Christmas

We went to Target yesterday, and while I was perusing the cards, Leah and daddy were hanging out by the Christmas music display. As it rotated through the previews of the songs, Luke noticed that everytime "Big band Christmas" would play, Leah would start tapping her foot. When the other albums would play, she went back to playing in the cart. And when "Big Band Christmas" started up again, that foot would start tapping again. :)


On Friday, we went to visit daddy (and do some trick or treating) at amazon! Leah's friend Lenna was there visiting her daddy too, so the girls got to see each other. On Saturday, Leah wore her penguin costume again and hosted her very first Halloween costume party! Her girlfriends Lenna, Paige, Clara, Annika, Lilah, and Noelle were there and were beautiful, and her guyfriends Billy, Jimmy, and Hunter were there too, handsome as always.

At night, we relaxed and saw lots of trick or treaters!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Rain, rain.

Another rainy day here in Redmond. Leah and I are busy getting ready for her halloween party, and getting excited about Grandma Lauren's visit in a week from tomorrow!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

great weekend with grandpa!

This past weekend, Leah's Grandpa Tim was in town. So so fun. We went for a walk at Grass Lawn, played some guitar, went out for dinner, went to Top Pot, and did lots of playing and giggling. This week we're getting ready for Leah's first Halloween Party!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

catch up

We've had a pretty good week so far - lots of backward crawling (she's getting really quick) - and lots of snuggling at home. Leah (and mommy) got an early Christmas present from Grandma Lauren and Grandpa Mark - a maclaren volo stroller! It's super lightweight and great for little trips. We took a spin in it yesterday, and it was great.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

big (girl) weeks.

These last couple of weeks have been huge for Leah. Sitting, rolling, swinging at the park... and this weekend was really huge. She went in her big girl carseat - which meant no more infant seat in her stroller, or infant seat at the restaurant - she rode in the shopping cart at Costco (and loved it!) and sat in the booth with us at the Ram last night with BFF Lisa. (We had a highchair too but she was having too much fun sitting in the booth.)

Friday, October 16, 2009

rain rain

It's been rainy here the last few days, so we've been doing a lot of reading and snuggling. :)

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

leah the brave

Leah got a flu shot today - didn't cry, didn't wince. What a girl.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

half birthday!!!

Today is Leah's first half birthday! We're going to celebrate by cuddling, going for a rainy walk to the park, and playing with her half-birthday drums.

Great great great day.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

giving peas a chance.

We've had a great weekend so far. We went for a walk with daddy to the park yesterday, and Leah went on the swing for the first time! She loved it.

Today, Leah tried peas for the first time, even though I thought it was cruel and unusual - turns out I didn't pass down my veggie-angst to her. She loved them, probably even more than sweet potatoes.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Doctor doctor, give me the news... I've got a bad case of loving you.

Leah had her *gasp* 6 month checkup today. 6 months. She had some shots - didn't even flinch for the first two, and whined a little bit for the last one. She was too busy chewing on sophie the giraffe, which has become an overnight baby fave.

Her current stats are:
29" (the nurse couldn't figure out how to document "not on the growth curve, so she wrote 100% ++.)
16.0 lbs (50%)
17" head circumference (25%)

Time to get out the big girl carseat.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

party animal.

We went to our friend Joel's FIRST birthday party today! Leah was sort of overwhelmed by all of the big kids, but eventually found some great toys to play with.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


Leah is definitely getting some teeth in. I can't see them poking through yet, but I think I see them through the front of her gums.

We've had her icy-teethers in a constant cycle of mouth-->freezer-->mouth-->freezer-->mouth.

Monday, October 5, 2009

wowie weekend

We had a great weekend. Really great. We celebrated Luke's birthday on Friday at Ram Restaurant... Super yummy. On Saturday, we picked Grandma Dianne up from the airport, went pumpkin picking, went to Build-a-Bear, and PF Changs. Sunday we went to Luke's race (he got 3rd place, which was great!) and made pizza at home with Grandma.

Leah is also a big backward mover now. :)

Friday, October 2, 2009

A couple of great days.

Yesterday we had our playgroup at our house - we had brownies, strawberries, and twizzlers... Our guest was an infant massage specialist, so it was a spa day for the babies. Today is daddy's birthday! Leah gave him a water bottle for his bike rides.

We had a coffee date with Leah's friend Clara and her mommy Liz - it was a chatty morning for all of us girls.

And then, we found out that Leah is really cute. Well, we knew that already, but today she won us $50 for our Tiny Prints Christmas cards. Thanks Leah!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

grandma sue!

Leah's Grandma Sue was in town on Tuesday-Wednesday... We went hiking at Coal Creek Park yesterday - it was so fun, and so nice to have her around. Leah got lots of cuddling. :)

Monday, September 28, 2009

great weekend, great week ahead!

We had a great fall weekend - lots of snuggling, bike races, snuggling, shopping, snuggling. Today Leah and I are getting ready for visits from Grandma Sue and Grandma Dianne this week!

Friday, September 25, 2009

doctor and dining.

Leah saw the dermatologist at Seattle Children's Hospital today to talk about her birthmark... as we had expected, the doctor told us that it will probably go away, and that we don't need to do anything about it. :)

We also went to Olive Garden tonight. Leah jabbered and played and looked at her books. She's great.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Today Leah was sitting on the couch, in a familiar pose, in a familiar place, in a familiar outfit... here she is at 1 month and 5 months. (yes, she can still wear 0-3 month onesies... and 0-3 month pants... as bermuda shorts. she's just really trendy.)

there was one in the bed and the little one said...

Leah rolled over in her bed this morning. And then got her arm and leg stuck outside the crib. And then yelled about it.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Leah is officially a pro-back-to-front roller. She's done it about 50 times, but I still cheer every time I see her do it.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

tiniest thief.

We were at bed bath & beyond today and I heard a shaking sound coming from the stroller. It didn't sound like any of Leah's toys, so I looked down to see what she had. Turns out she had pulled a box of peanut M&Ms off the shelf and was shaking it up and down and smiling the hugest smile. Couple things to note:

1. She has her BFF Lisa's taste in candy.
2. She can and will grab pretty much anything she can reach.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Funny, funny girl.

Leah makes us laugh so much. She does a pretend chewing thing now, as well as some new funny noises and faces. Plus she laughs all the time. (She's supposed to be napping right now, but is giggling instead. Probably playing with her feet.)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

goin' bananas!

Leah had some of my banana today. And just like her tiniest kitten, she loved it. :)

Friday, September 18, 2009

movie girl.

We went to the movies this morning with Kristen & Noelle, Liz & Clara, Julie & Jimmy and Erin & Billy. So much fun.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Rainy Day

We spent our rainy day yesterday snuggling inside, and taking a quick trip to Lowe's.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

sunny days.

It's a great day for a picnic at the park today. :)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Happy girl.

Leah is such a happy girl. She giggles and smiles so much now - especially when daddy is around. She's been practicing rolling from her back to her front too!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Daddy's Biggest Fan

Today Leah cheered on her daddy at his cyclocross race at Big Finn Hill Park. She met lots of puppies - whenever she sees one, she stretches out her little hand to touch them. Love her.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Out and Around

Thursday we went to our PEPS playgroup, which is always a good time. Friday, Daddy worked from home, and he took a break with us and walked to Grass Lawn Park. Today we're hanging out around the house, taking care of some little projects.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Shopper Deluxe.

Leah took her first trip to Costco today. She rode in the Ergobaby carrier, which meant that for the first half of the trip, she was excited to see everything, and then slept soundly for the second half.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Labor Daybor.

We had a great Labor Day weekend with Mike and Lisa and Penny-Puppy. Leah had a great car trip back, and we spent the rainy Monday inside snuggling with Daddy.

Saturday, September 5, 2009


We're in Portland this weekend! We went to Stumptown Coffee today - Leah was bummed that she didn't get to have hot cocoa like mommy did.

Friday, September 4, 2009


We are getting ready for Leah's FIRST roadtrip to see our best best best friends Mike and Lisa and Pennypuppy!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Picnic Basket.

Leah had lunch today with two of her girlfriends, Clara and Lilah (and their mommies.) It was a beautiful day at Grass Lawn Park. :)

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

holy guacamole.

Leah ate avocado today - when we were done, she was licking it off of her bib, so I think she liked it. :)

Monday, August 31, 2009

eating, and happy about it.

Leah is loving rice cereal. It took her a couple of days, but now she understands leaning forward, opening her mouth, closing her mouth (important to keeping the food in), and putting her head down when she's done. I guess most kids look away when they're full, but she just puts her head down and won't look up.

Saturday, August 29, 2009


Leah had her very first rice cereal lunch today. It tasted yucky to her (and to mommy too.) But Leah kept eating more!


Mallory and Lenna came to visit us at our new house today... I think Leah was pretty happy about it.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Although Leah took part in the inaugural sock-removing a few days ago, she did not discover that she has feet until this morning.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

leah the builder.

We have lots of IKEA furniture to put together while daddy is at work - today we started with our chair.


I put Leah's socks on before her nap. Or I thought I did. When I woke her up, she had no socks on.

Then I put Leah on the floor to play while I made lunch. When I came back, she had one sock in her hand, and one by her head. Tricky girl.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Late Night with Leah.

I was able to get Leah to take an afternoon nap both Saturday and Sunday. She got back at me by staying up until 10pm (instead of 7:30pm) both nights. Turns out she loves 30 Rock... who could blame her?

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Hungry hungry baby.

Leah is very very very interested in big-people food. When she sits at the table with us now, she always tries to intercept the food going to our mouths... sounds like it's almost time for solid foods - we're talking with a nutritionist on Thursday to help make some decisions on what and when to feed her.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Stranger Danger.

We went to another Amazon picnic yesterday, and Leah was having a great time until new people wanted to say hi to her/play with her/pick her up. I'm guessing it was a combination of being overtired, and also her first time meeting a lot of new people - but she cried more yesterday than she's ever cried. :( As soon as we got back home, where she knew where she was and who was around, she was back to happy girl again.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Newborns Class Alums.

We were the guest speaker family at the Taking Care of Newborns class at the UW Hospital tonight - Luke and I talked about being new parents, and Leah jabbered almost the entire time. Guess she had a lot to say about how we're doing so far. :)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Mommy's Fault.

Mommy sucked the baby monitor power adapter up into the vacuum and totally destroyed it. Fortunately, dad was able to use his super-dad skills and fix it until our replacement comes. :)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Amazon Picnic

We went to the Amazon picnic today - so much fun. We saw the Lundells, ate lots of yummy food, saw a pony, and got a Hullabaloo game by winning BINGO!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Morning naps only, please.

Leah has been preferring to sleep 10-12 hours at night, followed by a 2 hour morning nap. And that's it. No afternoon naps for her this week.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Cutest couch potato.

We got our new sofa today... finally. Here's Leah showing it off. (She looks sad because her dinner was interrupted by the delivery men.)


Leah is finally big enough to ride in the Ergobaby carrier... we've been having fun taking short walks with it, while we figure out how to use it best. :)

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Saturdays are daddy days.

We ran some errands today in the morning - picked up some wire shelving to put up in Leah's room... I think we've done more work in Leah's room than in any other room in the house. :) Also, our next-door neighbors came by with some flowers for us, and a hand-me-down baby swing for Leah!

Friday, August 7, 2009

See you soon, Grandma Lauren!

Leah's grandma left this morning - we're excited to see her again soon! Leah slept a bunch today, as she always does after guests leave. Tonight we're going to the velodrome to watch Luke race!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

New town, new playgroup.

Although we already miss our old playgroup pals, we had our first day at our new playgroup today - lots of mommies and babies with April, May & June 2009 birthdays. For the first time ever, Leah is the big girl, impressing the younger babies with her feats of neck strength.

Leah's Room!

Thanks Grandma! I love my room!

Love, Leah Madison

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Decorating and Family!

Leah's Aunt Cindy, and cousins Maggie & Jeffrey came to visit today! They brought Leah some great bibs, cups, books, and Austrian candy (for mommy).

Mommy and Grandma Lauren worked on Leah's room more today - we'll put up some pictures tomorrow :)

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Catching Up!

We've been moving to our new house, and have been without the wonders of the intarwebs until today - so here's the last few days worth!

Thursday, July 30 - We finished packing, and Leah and mommy took Daddy and Grandpa to get the Uhaul... The men took our first load of boxes over to our new Sweet Pea house! (We call it the sweet pea house because that's the name of the kitten that used to live at this house) :)

Friday, July 31 - Our best friends Mike & Lisa (and Penny) came to help us move! It was so hot, but we had a great day anyway.

Saturday, August 1 - Grandma, Grandpa, Mommy, Daddy and Leah took a big trip to Lowe's. Daddy and Grandpa put up a ceiling fan in Leah's room to keep her cool! Leah jabbers to Grandma all the time - seems like they have a secret language. :)

Sunday, August 2 - We took Leah for her second dining out experience - Maggiano's! Yum yum! Leah has been sticking her tongue out constantly.

Monday, August 3 - We said goodbye to Grandpa today... He helped us do so many things around (and outside) the house! Leah slept a lot to make up for all of the excitement when Grandpa was here.

Tuesday, August 4 - Grandma painted Leah's room today - it's beautiful and will be even more beautiful tomorrow when the animals get painted on the walls!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

diners' club.

What a big day for Leah - 105 degrees in Seattle, hottest day on record here... We enjoyed a break at Starbucks to sign for our NEW HOUSE! And she had her first dinner out at Ram to celebrate her grandparents' anniversary!

Grandma and Grandpa!

Grandma Lauren and Grandpa Mark are here! It sure is hot today - fortunately, through the power of overnight shipping, we should have two more box fans soon.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

oh gosh it's hot.

Leah had a really hard time sleeping last night because it was so hot. Fortunately, I got to sing a lot of "hot hot hot" which cracks her up.

Monday, July 27, 2009


A fortress of boxes (with kittens on top) is starting to surround Leah's downstairs crib.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Jump jump jumperoooo!

We picked up Leah's "new" jumperoo today - she seems to love the bright colors, but doesn't quite have the urge to jump yet. :)

Friday, July 24, 2009


In 24 hours, Leah will be the proud owner of a gently-used jumperoo!

Packing, packing, and more packing.

That's all we've been up to this week. :)

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Movin' and doin'.

We went to visit a family selling a great dining table that we love - Leah came with and met their two little girls... it's amazing how different a 3 month old and a 6 month old are! Also, Grandma and Grandpa will be here in 1 week!!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Silly girl.

This weekend, Leah learned how to stick out her tongue whenever she wants to. She loves to watch us and stick hers out when we stick ours out at her.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

More shopping?

We had a family shopping trip to IKEA today, and Leah is pooped. Probably resting up for when Daddy gets back from his race. :)

Friday, July 17, 2009

1 little monkey jumpin' on the bed

Leah and mommy went mattress shopping today for the bed in the guest room, which will eventually become Leah's big girl bed (in the way way future).

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Green Lakers

We walked around Green Lake today... we want to be sure we get our fill before we move in 2 weeks!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


We met baby Paige today at playgroup... We hung out with Paige's mommy and daddy when they were pregnant with her, and we were pregnant with Leah.

Monday, July 13, 2009

3 months!

Leah is 3 months old today!

Daddy is too much fun.

When daddy is home for the weekend, Leah gets too excited to sleep... Until he goes back to work, and she sleeps all day.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Big Comfy Couch

Leah helped us pick out a great new couch for the Sweet Pea house today... We're looking forward to lots of snuggling on it in the coming years. :)

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Daddy's Biggest Fan

Leah went to her first bike race today - she loved laying on her blanket and watching the fun-colored bikes and jerseys whiz by.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Her hand.

As I was watching the series finale episode of Gilmore Girls on Wednesday night (and Logan proposed to Rory, just like he did the last 4 times I've watched that episode,) I realized that one day, a guy might call our house asking to marry our sweet Leah.

I just hope that he's as great a man as Leah's daddy is.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Laundry Day

It's laundry day today, and it's obvious. Leah is wearing a pink onesie with olive green stretchy pants, and mommy is wearing a green t-shirt with red running shorts. And we're going to the mall like this.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Crafty gal

We went to Joann Fabrics today to scout out some fabrics for the new house... Leah LOVED seeing all the colors of the fabrics as I pushed her through the aisles in her stroller - she was cooing and smiling the whole time.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Behind bars

Leah slept in her crib for the first time last night! (And mommy even slept in her own bed.)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Red White and Blue!

We celebrated the 4th of July with our friends Mike & Lisa... We drove out to Redmond to visit our new house, and had a yummy picnic lunch at Marymoor Park.

Friday, July 3, 2009


Mike and Lisa came to visit Leah today - Leah was so excited that she could hardly sleep... all day!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Yankee Doodle Sweetheart

Leah and I went out in search of a sweet 4th of July outfit from Old Navy... And we're getting excited for our BFFs Mike & Lisa to visit tomorrow!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Leah's World

In the last week, Leah has become so much more aware of her surroundings... today at playgroup, she was sitting on my lap like a big girl, watching the other kids... and at the store, she was cooing at the brightly colored toys in the kid aisle...

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Chilly morning + comfy couch + Leah + Mommy + big warm blanket = BEST nap ever.

Monday, June 29, 2009

11 weeks

Leah is 11 weeks old today! We went box-hunting for our upcoming move.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Playing with Reilly

Reilly came to visit Leah on her daddy's lap today... Leah thought it was very funny.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Out and About

We took Leah out for a day of furniture shopping - she was great.

Friday, June 26, 2009

1-2 Buckle my Shoe!

Leah Madison is officially a wearer of size 1-2 Pampers Swaddlers. No more 1s for this girl.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Inspector Gadget

We took Leah to visit her new house and have it inspected - she slept the whole time.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Daddy's Girl

Leah and I went running today, and every time I dropped to slower than a 10-minute mile, she woke up and fussed... No need for my Garmin Forerunner with this girl.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Daddy's Day Recap

Leah had a great day with her daddy yesterday for Father's Day - lots of relaxing together.

Sunday, June 21, 2009


Leah had her dedication at church today - she was super smiley when our pastor was blessing her.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Friday, June 19, 2009

Shopping Date

We went shopping together to pick out a dress for Leah's dedication at church on Sunday - it's pretty cute, and we'll post some pictures on Sunday :)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Fashion Show

Leah got tons of great clothes from her friend Lenna today - so obviously we had to try them all on to see which ones fit now, and which ones will fit later.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

House of her dreams

Leah picked out the house of her dreams last night, so we put an offer in - we'll see if we get it for her!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Roll over, roll over!

Today Leah rolled from her front to her back and it was so great.

63 days!

Leah is 9 weeks old today! We're going to celebrate by doing some shopping, some walking, and some Bachelorette watching tonight :)

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Green Lake with Daddy Too!

Leah was happy to be walking around the lake and not looking at houses to buy today... Well, at least her mommy was.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Smiley Cyrus

Leah had a lot of fun playing with her daddy today - he kept putting the blanket on her, and she kept kicking it off and smiling.

Friday, June 12, 2009

SYTYCD Superfan

Leah smiles every time she hears Mary Murphy scream on So You Think You Can Dance. Every time.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Green Lake

Today we walked around Green Lake with our friends Mallory and Lenna - it was our first time walking all the way around!

24 hours, 1 sentence?

Luke and I read Gretchen Rubin's Happiness Project blog, and a long time ago, she talked about starting a one-sentence journal for her kids, to remember fun things that they did, funny things they said, etc. So here begins Leah Madison's 1-sentence journal.