Friday, September 21, 2012

Happy 8 Months Madeline!

Happy 8th Month Baby! 
 Loving the beach 
 Woke up on the WRONG side of the stroller.. little grumpy 
Hi mom! 

Dear Madeline Grace, 

   Wow your officially 8 months old today!! I can't believe it, and you have already been to the beach twice in your life! Right now you weigh 21 lbs and your starting to show interest in crawling, you will eat pretty much anything that you are fed and you love love love your little cheesy puffs! Next month  you have your 9th month visit at Dr. Bill's office, and you will get to start yogurt and proteins.  fall season starts this saturday and I'm SO excited! We are hosting our first annual fall party, lots of pumpkin and squash type foods to eat and all the kids will be in their halloween costumes. We are also going to go to the local pumpkin patch and apple picking!! I have been busy baking lots of treats for friends of ours and I can't wait until your old enough to help me. Some of the most fond memories I have are in the kitchen baking with your Gigi (Great Grandma Tritt) & Grammy (my mom) the only thing I wish that I had was more pictures to look back on the memories. I will for sure have your papa take a ton of photos of you and I in the kitchen. This weekend is your uncle mike's bachelor party so papa will be out of town, and then sunday he has crew, so we will certainly miss him! I truly am thankful that I get to spend every day with you and watch you grow, I find myself just staring at you and how much you have changed over the last few months. 

     Love you baby girl! 

     XO, Daddy & Mommy

Monday, September 17, 2012

 BIG smiles! 
 Abby & Maddie Grace 
Maddie Grace Almost 8 months, Sean Almost 9 months, Luke Almost 8 Months 

Dear Maddie Grace, 

This past week was your second trip to the beach and this time we went to Rehoboth Beach in Delaware. Our friends The Golinos, The Coullahan's and The Bischoff's.  It was a packed house with 8 adults and 7 children (4 yr old, two 3 year olds, one almost 2 year old, and three babies under 1) Every morning you loved waking up to all the children and everyone paying attention to you! While we were there we stayed quite busy as we walked up and down the boardwalk, enjoyed the weather at the beach and went to the nearby outlets for some fall shopping. The mom's got a much needed girls night out and found out  once we had a few drinks it made us even closer friends. I hope that you will grow up with these children and that you will become as close with them as I have with their parents. Truly great memories with great people! The dads also got a night out but they didn't do much as it was the first week in football so they went out to eat then watched the game on tv. You also tried so many new foods, lots of fruit, pancakes, crackers, and your favorite french fries! 

I can't believe your already almost 8 months old! Love you sweet baby girl! 

Xo, Daddy & Mommy 

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Papa's Birthday & New things!

 Loving her new PLAYROOM!! 
 Papa & Madeline at Grammy & Poppy's House 
 Grammy, Poppy & Madeline 
SMILE! One of my favorite pictures 

Dear Madeline Grace, 

   A couple weeks ago was your papa's 34th birthday and we had many many celebrations! 1st we had dinner at grammy and poppy's house, it was seafood night so unfortunately you couldn't try any of the foods that we were eating but you loved to sit there and watch everything. Plus the annual dinner at Maw's, then we went to the driving range the next day with some friends and you loved it! You wore your golf cart bubble and were smiling non stop at the camera! Its a good thing you like getting your picture taken because I think I take at least 10-15 photos a day of you! How can I not your just so stinking cute! We also went to dinner with our friends the Bischoff's, Coullahan's and the Golino's. Which you loved you tried your first corn muffin which you managed to get most of it on the floor but oh well the pieces you did eat you enjoyed! Today I called the pediatricians office to see if we could transition you to "table food" (meaning cheerios and small pieces of fruit and veggies) and to start you on fruit. Originally Dr. Bill said we had to wait until your 9 month appointment to start fruit but your more than ready! Only 5 more days and we are off to beach with our friends and 7 kids under the age of 4. I wouldn't call it a "vacation" but more of a getaway! All the kids are well behaved and you will love having all the kids to play with! 

    PS: my next project is to turn this blog into a book. Each year I'm going to print off the blog so you can look back and read all about your life! 

      Love, Daddy & Mommy