Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Slappy Is In The 2nd Day

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Of the new era, and it was much better (for Mom - for Dad, it involved a grouchy baby who decided, after a day of misery, to finally drink from the bottle). When Jess got home, Maddie decided to forgo ignoring her Mom for a game of peek-a-boo instead.

Also, a congratulations to great cousins Chad and Shannon on the birth of little Charlie! Welcome, baby boy!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Slappy Enters A New Era

As Mom headed out for her first day of work on "The Amazing Mrs. Novak."
Mom did get to come home for lunch, where Maddie and Dad were enjoying each other's company. Jess returned to work, anticipating the excited reunion they would have when she got home at the end of the day. After all, when Dad gets home from work, Maddie stops everything she is doing to smile and stare happily at him for minutes on end. When Jess returned home, she quickly went into the kitchen to greet Maddie, where she was promptly and distinctly ignored. Sam described it as the, "Where the hell have you been all day?" Perhaps tomorrow?

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Slappy Is The Paris Hilton of the 6th Month Set

But in a less vapid, blonde and heiress-y way.
She was, however, quite the socialite, beginning her day with brunch with Alison in Studio City (omelettes and banana nut pancakes).
Then she headed with Mom to Bud's party in Reseda. Mom and Bud go back to Season 1 of Medium, as did everyone that Maddie mingled with at that party. Maddie was impressed with Bud's home. It is filled with memorabilia from his directing, producing, stunt work, and acting from Westerns and horror flicks from 1965 on.There, she was thrilled to see Eric, Special K, and more specifically, Eric's beard.Bruce and Maddie spent time discussing the differences in their hairstyles.
Big E and Maddie spent time discussing their similarities.Diane and Toxic Bob discussed Maddie's solidness, and the fact that Toxic's baby is now heading to college (see the T-shirt?).The Wolfs showed Maddie alternative forms of head gear besides the standard sun hat.Shoe went in for a cuddle. Aaron impressed Maddie with even more beard than Eric - where does it come from?
She chilled with TV's Gerry Knight and sons, Philip and Chris, by the pool.
That party ended with something Maddie's size, a chihuahua puppy named Timmy. In a show of camaraderie, Maddie immediately grabbed for Timmy's ears, causing their new friendship to come to a quick end.
Then Maddie and Mom headed to the Tano is F***ing Old party in Hollywood. This is Tano - he doesn't seem so old, but his jug does.
Maddie began to sense this was a different type of party. Holly Rose looked nothing like the standard librarian Maddie had seen on TV.
Plus, she realized she had committed a social faux pas, as someone else was sporting a ruffle butt, just like her.Arthur and Liza Mae talked her down, convincing her that really, it's all about coordination. Either that or she got a taste of their jalapeno peppers, stuffed with cream cheese, and wrapped in bacon.
And then it was time to head to Encino for dinner with Lilly and her folks. She would also get to tell Dad all about her full day.But boy, it's hard to be a player. I'll tell Dad tomorrow.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Slappy Watches Our Next President

Maddie, like the rest of the country, had waited all day for the debate.
I like his platforms! Plus, my mama's for Obama.
She was fascinated enough that she demanded her sweet potatoes (her favorite) and rice cereal in front of the tv, so she didn't miss a word.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Slappy Is So Big

Both Maddie and ELF headed to the pediatrician for their 6 and 2 month check-ups.
Maddie is now:
- 6 months and 3 days old.
- Weight: 15 lbs (25th percentile)
- Height: 26" (50th percentile)
- Head Circumference: 17" (55th percentile)

ELF came in at 13lbs. (95th percentile). ELF is also so big.

The little girls went out with their moms and Auntie Rachael for gelato to celebrate (Rachael is one of Jess and Aarin's oldest friends - as in elementary school old). Aarin would neither share how she made that baby so big, nor would she cop to how she got her to sleep through the night (That's right - ELF slept through the night. Twice.)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Slappy Is Lucky

Her and her friends happen to have 3 of the best: Left Dad - Steve, Middle Dad - Dad, Right Dad - Drew.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Slappy Kicks Off the New Season

Maddie headed off to her friend, Lilly's house to watch the Steelers play their 3rd game of the season. She brought with her Mom's football cake - both her and the cake in Steeler's colors.
Yes, the baby's next to cake - can you guess what happened next?Yup - that is frosting on her sock.
Socks that were part of the Go Steelers Power Team.
The afternoon started off carefree enough - light conversation with Aarin, Suzanne, Marissa and Lilly.Game playing on the couch with Holly Rose and Jess (Feldman, that is).
Sam even got some time to discuss marriage with Lilly, who seemed unconcerned that he was already spoken for.But then the atmosphere began to change, Steve becoming a little more serious.The chili was brought out to compliment the beer, and even that could not cut the tension.
With such fine socks, how could we possibly be down? Drew ate more chili in consternation.
Pink bears were anxiously gripped by Alex.
In a last ditch effort - a football princess was brought out. Hollah! But a win was not in the cards. Fear not, though - the Steelers are still up in their season, 2-1.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Slappy Sits in Things

She sat in the grass at the park with Dad, Kille, Mason and Wyatt, while having lunch.
Then upon returning home, covered in suntan lotion and dirt, she sat for the first time in the tub. It was an experience that required intent focus on the crazy chair she was in and on the floating ducks (which, incidentally, are from her now big-girl, 2-year old friend, Lilly's baby shower).
The bath became more fun once freed from her chair, as it also allowed her back full use of her arms for splashing, which as everyone knows, is the best part of a bath.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Slappy Has A New Game

Called the "I Take My Hat Off My Head" Game. Sadly, Auntie Jamie could not join in, as she had arrived at lunch hatless.
Her new game is typically quickly followed with an old favorite - the "I Put It In My Mouth" Game, which can be played separately or in conjunction with game one.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Slappy Has a Posse

Maddie's favorite wall has grown, as her friend base has expanded. It is also important to note that milestones have been passed, in that she now has 3 2-year-old friends, and 1 1-year-old.

Here's the role call for her crew, starting from the upper-left and going clockwise:

- Mateo, her possible betrothed, of Fran├žoise and Eddie
- Emma, of Tak and Val
- Lilly, of Steve and Marissa
- Ellie (NEW), of Drew and Aarin
- Maya, her BFF, of Kearsley and Todd
- Gwen (NEW), her cuz, of Rachel and David
and in the center - Smooth Andre (NEW), of Kerri and Derek

If you click on this pix, you can see them clearly in all their fabulousity.

Jealous?

Monday, September 15, 2008

Slappy Sits at Lunch

For the very first time in her own restaurant high chair, after going to Mommy Movie Monday with Aarin, ELF, and Auntie Jamie. (It was "The Women", the theatre was packed, and it was not nearly as good as the original. Having not actually seen the original, this is purely conjecture backed by the educated opinion of Auntie Jamie).

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Slappy Likes Organic

And brunch. Especially when she's joining her friend ELF and ELF's Mom and Dad.
While brunch wasn't organic, the farmer's market produce was. Drew schooled us on the finer qualities of cherry tomatoes.
Not a bad way to spend a Sunday morning, and the peaches were delicious.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Slappy Sleeps with Scotties

Maddie comes from a long line of scottie owners. Her Great Nana had them. Her Great Uncle Chris has them. Her Mimi has and bred them. During her latest nap, Maddie showed she understood just how appealing they can be.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Slappy Is Stratchy

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Or rather her voice is.
Way to give Kathleen Turner a run for her money, sick little girl!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Slappy Sits Down for Dinner

After watching Dad assemble her new, sassy-pants high chair, Maddie excitedly prepared for a meal of something other than pirate juice (aka breast milk). This does not discount the many fruits she has sucked on, but really, that was mostly snacking.
"Ummm, Dad, do you really know what you're doing here?"
"My god, this eating thing is much stranger than I ever imagined!"
Who can really blame her? This was a custom mix of 3 tbs. of pirate juice to 1 tbs. of rice cereal, and as Sam said, "Tasted of paper-maiche." (Yeah, that's right, we tried it - it seemed only fair).
And for those of you wondering - the 1/8 of a teaspoon that Maddie actually ingested vs. spread around on anything in sight, did not seem to help her sleep.