Monday, March 8, 2010

Tomboy and Girly Girl at the same time.

I love my little girl. One minute she is a tomboy and fierce Angels fan...

who loves chocolate.

the next minute she is in heels.

I love it.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Madeleine!

Today is my daughter Madeleine's 2nd Birthday. The time does go by quickly, just like every parent has said to me in the past. I look at the pictures we've taken of her in her two short years of life and it is amazing to see how much she has changed and how much her dad and I have stayed the same.

She is truly the biggest joy in Jason and my life and we love being part of her discovery of life and the world around her.

Happy Birthday, Maddie!

Something I've never heard before came up today that I really appreciated. My own mother called today to wish her granddaughter a happy birthday and said to me "Happy Birthing Day". I never thought about that before, but it made me realize that a child's birthday is also an anniversary of a very significant day in my own life - one of the most important days but also physically challenging days I've ever experienced. My life was forever changed that day - I would never not be a parent ever again. Of course, it was my own mom who let me in on that profound piece of life. Thanks Mom, as always.

I also wanted to post Maddie's Christmas portraits. These came out so cute this year. I love getting to have Maddie's Christmas and birthday portraits done together each year. We get to change outfits and have a sort of "model photo shoot". It's a lot of fun.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Other Summer Activities

Our summer was filled with activities. Here is a summary of such activities.

Disneyland with my sister Sarah

Goofy's Kitchen

Disneyland the next day

Madeleine tripped on a crack in the sidewalk and got a trip to the First Aid Station for a bloody, fat lip. Dr. Mickey's prescription: Popsicle

Tea Party at the Fairy Tea Cottage in Seal Beach

Disneyland Zoo Crew Reunion 2009 at Hart Park

Knott's Berry Farm

Maddie with her boyfriend Jackson

Dinner at the Chicken House

Sea World with my cousin Brittny, Brian, and little Lexi and my Aunt Jan with my Mom and Dad

Angel Game with Madeleine

Swimming in the Backyard Pool

Wardlow Labor Day Luau 2009

Madeleine loves to dance!

Our friends Geoffrey and Bonnie

Wardlows dancing to "We are Family"

Cousin Alyssa, Rachel, Maddie, and Bonnie

Beach time with my sister, Auntie Sarah

More Disneyland

Can you see why I didn't have time to blog?