Thursday, August 19, 2010

August Update

I've got a few updates for the month already. For those who may not know, Madeleine and I were involved in a car crash when a drunk driver ran a red light at 60mph one evening as we left church. I wanted to share the pictures from our accident and remind all the readers the importance of having your child properly restrained in the correct style of carseat. Madeleine made it out of the accident without even being sore. I praise God daily that he kept all us girls safe.

And the drunk driver's car (which I must add was UNinsured)

In other August news, the nursery is finished! We are just patiently awaiting the arrival of Miss Olivia to fill the room.

My sweet girl friends from the squadron gave me a terrific baby shower. I really appreciate all these ladies!

Madeleine started her first day of Pre Kindergarten. Her teacher is Mrs. Walker. There were lots of tears (hers not mine) at drop off, but upon picking her up she was all smiles and full of stories of her day. However, she did inform me that she does not need to go back. I'm hoping the following days are easier and find us both letting go better.

I also wanted to share pictures of the newest addition to our family............I love, love, love this car and my fabulous husband who bought it for me.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


July was a fast month and I didn't even take that many pictures. Matthew was deployed most of the month so Madeleine and I were in Texas for a couple of weeks. We celebrated July 4th in the Moore family fashion at the lake house.

Matthew was able to make it home for his birthday. Since he was never allowed to play baseball, Madeleine and I treated him to a baseball themed cake!

In other news, Jolie had to have oral surgery and was "out of it" for a few days. We thought she looked so peaceful hanging out on her bed we bought b/c we felt guilty for her pain.

Madeleine finished up gymnastics for the summer. She will begin ballet and school in August. I'm excited about all the things this fall will bring - including cooler weather!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Catching you up!

Some cute stories from the last couple of months:
1. My mom is visiting and she's trying to make the bed. Madeleine immediately marches into the room and tells her to stop b/c she won't do it right like mommy does! I swear I don't know where she gets that from.

2. She absolutely adores church. I promise that if the Catholic Church allowed female priests, she would be one. She insists on getting her "God jewelry" when we are getting ready for church. When we went to mass this last weekend, she was wearing glow-in-dark rosary beads, a rosary bracelet and was able to participate in the prayers we've been working on at night. I was so impressed with her, but the couple behind us was gushing after mass at how precious she was through the whole mass. She really makes my heart proud with her love for church and God.

3. While watching the evening news, she informed me of the President and said his name was Barack Obama and her daddy taught her that. She is something amazing- everyday she shows me how much she grows (and listens to what we say, no matter how much I think she ignores me).

We've had so much fun the last couple of months and I thought I would finally bring everyone up to the present.

Madeleine has learned to ride her bike!

We had Matthew's squadron Change of Command events. We had a dinner, a ceremony and a great party afterwards! We are all thankful for our great friends we've made at the squadron. It was a great weekend and we are excited about the new commanding officer and his family.
Yes that is a kilt- Its a junior officer thing. (Love my officer and gentleman)

Our months have been jam packed with:
Participating in a summer kick off parade at the local library:

Learning Gymnastics:

Fishing with Daddy (when he's finally home):

Learning to Swim:

Trips to the museum with mommy:
Yummy special exhibit!

Black Berry picking at the Orchard:

We are also happy to say that our year of dance paid off well and we had a wonderful time at the recital. Granny, Great Peggy, Uncle Ricky, Nanny Chelsea, Aunt Brandi all made the trip in town to see our princess dance. We were so excited to find that Daddy made it back from deployment just hours before the performance!

And lastly, I'll leave you with a sneak peek at the belly bump- Baby Olivia will be here in just a couple more months! I'm so excited to introduce her to her big sister, Madeleine. Madeleine has already stated that she can't wait to hold her and kiss her and change her diaper!