Sunday, January 18, 2009

January Fun!

We've been having a great time this month. I thought I'd do another update so I don't forget to upload these. We went to a bull riding event at the Civic Center. It was so much fun and Madeleine had such a blast, we went two nights in a row. Madeleine was so happy and cheering for the cowboys. She was telling the bulls to be nice and get back in the kennel. It was really so cute. We had a couple of great family nights with cotton candy and all.

Madeleine has been telling me lately that she looks cute so hurry and come. These are the instances that I was beckoned in to take some pictures of her. I really love this sassy little thing. (And yes, she is too big for that school bus, but she still loves it so much!)

Lately she has been into wearing sunglasses....all the time. It was 9pm and we were on our way home, when Matthew sees this in rear view mirror. I couldn't help take a pic of her in the dark with her sunglasses on.

Last weekend we took Madeleine to the local zoo. Its no Houston Zoo thats for sure, but it was a great family outing. The two zoos that are near us are really small, but have all the major players; lions, tigers, and bears (oh my). The only thing that they are missing is that usually those types of ferocious beasts are behind a fence, a mote, and about 100 yards or more away. These local zoos, however, feel that some chain link and barbed wire fencing is sufficient. I was glad to see the ones capable of eating us whole were napping. There was also some cute bunnies that just hopped around in and out of cages for all the animals. The highlight of our outing was being able to feed some of the animals. I don't know who had more fun, Madeleine or me.

On Tuesday, with the rest of the world, we watched the inaguaration of President Obama. Madeleine was really into the whole ceremony. She was probably feeding off our anticipation of th day. I snapped this pic during the National Anthem. Madeleine was eating a muffin so its the wrong hand, but totally unprompted she stood, placed her hand over her heart and sang. The words weren't right, but it was beautiful. I'm sure it helps that her daddy is a sailor and we regularly attend events were the anthem is heard. God Bless America!

I got a new camera for Christmas! I love taking pics of Madeleine and I thought I'd share some of my favorites from our afternoon outside.


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