Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Lillian's 10 months old!

It is amazing how quickly the months have passed. I cannot imagine our family without Lillian.

Milestones include....

Learning to CRAWL

Discovering BATH TOYS

Pulling herself up (Daddy style- using her teeth and mouth for leverage)

And snorting like a PIG

Of course, no matter what she loves her Cuddles and gets crabby and sad close to bed time.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day from the Princess Sparkles!

Our family Valentine's gift was a new stacking, front loader washer and dryer.

It has proven to not only be energy efficient, cost effective, and cuts down on the number of loads of laundry each week but is also a great source of entertainment.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Snow Mountain

After another 6 inches of snow (18 inches total this winter) Madison enjoyed another afternoon in her backyard winter wonderland. Rob shoveled the snow in the backyard (he was conveniently on a business trip- or so it seems whenever it snows- when the initial snow fell thus leaving me to shovel the drive-way and sidewalk) into a large "mountain" for Madison to play on.

It was nearly as tall as she is...

Lillian even came out to join her for a bit....

Until it got too cold!

Then like mother like daughter, Lillian returned inside to the warm house and cozy pjs to watch the snow adventures of her Daddy and big sister.

With Lillian back in the house, it was time for the real fun to begin.
First Madison climbed up her mountain...

There she enjoyed resting on her throne...

Jumping to the valley...

Making snow balls...

(Can you spot Princess Lillian)

And Falling Down!

Of course between the stunts there was always time for sister greetings.

Even Daddy took a break from the fun to visit with Lillian.

It was another great day in the snow.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Happy Gator Day!

Madison felt that since there is a holiday to celebrate Groundhogs that it would only be fitting for there to be a holiday for other animals as well.

Thus Gator Day began.

So February 1st deck yourself out in your blue and orange and celebrate Gator Day with the Sparkman's.

And don't worry if you forget, Lillian will be calling with reminders!