Tuesday, February 15, 2011

valentine's day

We had a great valentine's day yesterday.  We started the day off with donuts at top pot with liz, clara, and crosby.  We came home and made daddy some orange cake, took some naps, decorated the cakes, read lots of books, had dinner and everybody was pooped and ready for bed by 6:45.  :)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

church preschool

Today was Leah's second week at church preschool, and it went much better than last week!  She cried a bit when I left, but when I came back she was giggling and playing.  She was excited to show me the toys she had been playing with (a baby and a tractor) and told me that she had a new friend, Emma.  She even gave her teacher a hug goodbye when we left.  On the way home, she told us all about her morning - especially snacktime, where she had "aminal crackers" and "different cups."  She even said that she would see her friends next time.

God certainly answered some huge prayers this morning. 

Rory's Firsts.

Rory celebrated her first valentine's day party last Thursday.  She and Leah hosted a DINOSAUR valentine's day party for their friends (Rory has two friends her own age already - Brynn and Crosby, we're waiting on a few more to arrive in the next couple of months :) )  Leah helped me make dinosaur crayons to give to her friends, and we had lots of yummy treats. 

Yesterday, Rory was in her first 5k!  We ran in the Valentine's Day Dash at Green Lake, where we used to live.  It was so much fun, and the girls were so happy.  We're very blessed to have such easy, happy gals.

Friday, February 11, 2011


Today Leah was talking about our birthmarks, pointing to hers, and then pointing to mine next to my nose, and she said "mommy's birth mark, leah's birth mark.  where is rory's birth mark?"

God, thanks for giving me a birthmark too.  I know now that part of the reason for it was to help Leah feel like not only is hers not weird, it's sort of weird to NOT have one.  Thanks.

Monday, February 7, 2011


Ugh.  Another month without posts.  Here's the January roundup:

Leah Madison
- Leah started treatment for her hemangioma on January 13.  It was a pretty un-fun day at Seattle Children's Hospital.  Leah HATED the blood pressure cuff and the EKG, but we survived.  She'll be taking propranalol for about 6 months. 
- Leah is very aware of the world around her, and is talking a ton.  She speaks in full sentences about things around her, especially dinosaurs!  She is able to identify triceratops, tyrannosaurus, pteranadon, and stegosaurus, and loves to build block houses for the dinos to play in.
- Leah moved from her highchair to a booster seat this month to make room for Rory, who will be using the highchair soon!
- Leah finished up her 3rd session of yoga.  She is still very shy and nervous around other kids, but is definitely getting better.

Rory Kate
- We took Rory for her 4 month appointment to find that she hadn't gained any weight since her two month appointment, so she started solids a bit sooner than Leah.  She now eats a full avocado everyday, as well as some pureed food - she's had carrots, squash, sweet potato, applesauce, and green beans which she absolutely hates and refuses to eat!
- Rory loves Luke.  They are best buddies, and daddy makes Rory laugh like no one else can.