Monday, March 31, 2008

Slappy Knows She Likes Her Dad

Ok, ok - I know you guys can see this morning routine below, but this picture was too sweet not to add.

Slappy Knows What She Likes

Get up in the morning , just in time for a nap.Get Dad to join you mid-morning, for a nap.
Convince Mimi to bounce you on the magic ball, so you can have an afternoon nap.
Remember how comfy Dedo was, and repeat with Mimi for a late-afternoon nap.
This is what Jess likes. Mimi showing once again food = love, and keeping more than just Maddie from going hungry.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Slappy Becomes One Week Old

Maddie has hit the milestone of becoming 1 week old today. She is now looking around enough that we can see the whites of her - now gray - eyes. Way to go, little girl!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Slappy Plays Football

On day 6 of life, Maddie's Uncles decided it was time to take her outside and teach her a little bit about sports. She got dressed in an outfit from Uncle Ant and Aunt Tara, that was maybe not entirely appropriate for outdoor activities, but she insisted that it had to be her uniform for the game.
Defense, Tio Greg, Defense!
Go Long!
Uncle Wills then took a tired Maddie in for a nap - and don't worry - both Uncles are very protective over her and see her as more than just a football. In fact, Uncle Wills has been heard telling others - "Go wash your hands, I will not have mustard on my niece."

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Slappy Loves Horticulture

Maddie has been showered with flowers, celebrating her arrival, and after being shown Auntie MelB's spectacular win at the Philadelphia Flower Show, she decided to put together her own exhibit.
It took a lot of hard work, which leads to big yawns.
Being the talent when you're only 5 days old is tough. Mom goes in for a smooch on the grumpy face.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Slappy Learns the Truth

Nothing can stop Sam from checking on the Let's Go Kings photo challenge website - but why is he wearing a purse?
That is a strange wallet.
No! She said what? Francoise looks on in disbelief when learning that Jess' own Grandma lied to her. About what you ask? After Maddie was born, Grandma asked if Jess had thought of her during her labor and cursed her name. Why? When Jess was still pregnant, she asked her Grandma what labor was like. Grandma replied, "It's like bad menstrual cramps." She now claims, "I know I lied to you, but you're my Granddaughter, and I just didn't want to scare you." What's next? The homemade cookies that we've loved from Grandma's, are really Entenmann's?
Exhausted after wrapping her head around Great-Grandma's deception, Maddie passes out on Dedo, who in turn, passes out on the sofa, where they stayed for hours.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Slappy Has 24 Hours Under Her Onesie

Maddie, our grumpy - and really cute - old man.
At home with her madrina, Francoise.
With Mom and Dad, all of them slightly glazed but happy.
Sam shows off the scars of natural childbirth.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Slappy Gets Born

Maddie is 2 hours old.
(Jess is 0 weeks pregnant.)

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Slappy Gets a Hug

From Mom and Dad. (Jess is 39 weeks pregnant).

Friday, March 14, 2008

Slappy Feels the Love

In her room that is. Here's another view of it, and everywhere you look - there are pieces of the people who love her. A mobile from Jamie,a baby monitor from Kathleen and Eric, pictures taken by Dad on the wall, a diaper pail from Marcus, curtains and pillows from Alison, fuzzy bunnies from Scott and Marissa, and pictures of her friends finally up on the wall, who you may recognize from earlier in this blog. (Jess is 38 weeks pregnant).

Slappy also knows that it's all about the details. In one of her favorite corners of her room, there is a shelf that holds on it a lamp designed and painted by Taisie, 2 creatures from Kears and Todd's wedding, a tile from Cuba brought back by Francoise and Eddie, and her favorite picture of her Dad eating a cantalope.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Slappy Looks Good in Burgundy

The view of her from the top. For those of you who are wondering - yes - that is Jess' List on the left. (Jess is 37 weeks pregnant).

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Slappy Celebrates the Inside

Or rather her parents celebrated her upcoming arrival to the outside with a "This is the Last Time... (you fill in the blank)" tapas party. Slappy also got to learn that beer bottles in a fire pit, don't explode - they melt. We also celebrated Jamie joining us in the ranks of the thirty-somethings. Happy Birthday!! (Jess is 37 weeks pregnant).

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Slappy Doesn't Sleep in Drawers

Not anymore! Her crib arrived this weekend, and Sam began the process of putting it together.
Look what I can do!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Slappy Goes Wild

At Hollywood Animals, where Greg showed us around the ranch, and Slappy learned that bears love marshmallows. Note the black lump by Greg's head, which is actually the leopard that used to come to bbqs when he was a much smaller size (as a cub, he was slightly larger than a weiner dog - now he's 60 lbs. and working his way to 100+).Arthur put on his stripes to become part of the white tiger's pride.
The male lion thinks he's a furry house kitty. Rub my belly, Greg, rub my belly.
But don't be fooled, that same lion is pacing with excitement as he observes two tasty children under the age of five, who are covered by Slappy in this pix. A true house cat would run under the bed at the first sight of small children. (Jess is 36 weeks pregnant).