Sunday, May 31, 2009

May Fun

May was a fun month with the weather getting warmer and lots to do outside!

We celebrated Mother's Day with brunch for the ladies and a ball game in Toledo with the kids. We wished Mya a Happy 1st Birthday on May 27 and will get to give her a big hug in July - can't wait!!!

We went to the Detroit Zoo with our friend Levity, Daddy's mini-Triathlon at the end of the month, and the Peony Garden with the Kochs and Barnetts. Everything was a lot of fun and mom had fun taking pictures of her favorite people.

Mason loves to dance to the Wiggles and shakes his booty - it's pretty cute (thanks for the recommendation Ryan!). He also points to Grandma and Grandpa's pictures in his room every morning. Maddi has started to smile more and is doing great putting herself to sleep in her crib without fussing - she's a dream baby!!! Every day gets more fun with these two munchkins.

Mom goes back to work on June 17 and Daddy will get to be home with the kiddos (well, Maddi anyway, Mason will still go to school with his buddies!)

Here are some pics from this month:

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Our First Month Home

Well a month passes very quickly with a toddler and a baby. Maddi had her first bath and her first trip to the Toledo Zoo with her big brother! We have been enjoying the nice weather and play outside a lot.

Mason is still sleeping very well and doesn't wake up at night when Maddi cries. Maddi, however, only sleeps for about 3-4 hours at a time!! It's nice that Mommy is home with Maddi all day while Mason plays with his friends at school.

Easter 2009

Our first holiday with two kids was Easter 2009. We were off to a rough start Easter morning when Mason cried throughout almost his whole basket hunt. Mom had hid eggs with clues to find his and Maddi's baskets. Daddy led Mason and Maddi around to each clue and when Mason got to his basket he sat on the floor and cried. After breakfast he felt better and pulled everything out of his basket!

We went to dinner at Grandma and Grandpa's house and saw Aunt Lee, Gordie, Aunt Gretchen, Uncle Gary, and cousin Connor. Mason had a great time playing ball with Connor and doing his egg hunt outside in Grandma's front yard. These eggs were filled with Teddy Grahams and toy trains!!

Maddi is HERE

We have been very busy and are late announcing the arrival of:

Madeline Ann Jones
Born April 2, 2009
10:45am via c-section
8 lbs. 19.5 in.

Here is a slide show of Maddi's first days. We will have a couple more posts with pictures from our first month at home with two little ones. Mason has adjusted very well and LOVES his little sister. He calls her "naanaa" and loves to give her pats and kisses. In fact, Maddi has actually helped with Mason's behavior! When he wants to run off we ask him where Maddi is and he comes back :-)