Saturday, September 30, 2006
On thursday we received notice from our landlords that they were terminating our lease agreement because they need more space for their growing family. This came as quite a shock to us.... we feel like we've been hit by a transport truck.....
Right away we started calling places in the phone book and got the paper and called the one place that was listed there... but there is nothing to be found in this city. There is one company that owns about 90% of the buildings in town and they don't even have a one bedroom apartment available ( but there is no way we would fit in a one bedroom) Our landlords parents own a 4plex and they let us look at one and even offered to lower the rent by 100 dollars which was very generous but unfortunately we would still have to cover all utilities which means oil for the heat and that is so expensive here ( you can spend upwards of 300 dollars a month in the winter in just an apartment) so that place is out.
We are just at a loss as to what to do because these next few months are very busy for us and trying to fit in a move is going to be overwhelming.
We know that God has it figured out but we are waiting for him to reveal his plans to us.. please keep us in your thoughts and prayers and if anyone knows of anyone in yellowknife looking to rent an apartment.. please let us know!!
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Weight at birth - 9lbs
Weight at nine months- 23 lbs 1 oz
Height at birth -22 1/2 in.
Height at nine months- 30 in.
Food at birth - formula
Food at nine months - squash, peas, carrots, sweet potatoe,rice
cereal, oatmeal,small chunks of whole wheat bread, plums,
peaches, apple sauce, pears, yogurt, chicken.
The dr. said that Madison is doing so great.. right on track... we couldn't be happier!!!
Monday, September 25, 2006
Friday, September 22, 2006
"what the heck is on my head... hey.. get this off... i don't want this on"
"hey i can't see... what a sec.. i can see through the holes... mama and daddy look funny"
"ok ok.. i'll give you a good picture.. does this hat make my eyes look good??!!"
I love this picture! Madison loves "flying" and will just kick and kick her feet when she is up in the air.. you have to make sure that you have her a bit away from you or you can get wacked in the face!
Here are two of the best fam pictures we took. I know that Madi isn't looking at the camera in either of them but with no one behind the camera yelling at her to look we were at her mercy!!! I think that they stilled turned out great. I can't believe how much she has grown.
ps.. again you can click on the picture to see them bigger!
I love this picture!! Madi with her tongue out. I am sure David was probably sticking his tongue out at her too... she loves to copy him!
I was introducing Madi to a branch in this picture. She loved being outside and looking at the rocks and the trees and especially this stick. When I let her hold it she promptly stuck it into the mouth.. (of course.. what was I thinking... she sticks everything in her mouth!!)
Friday, September 15, 2006
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
Saturday, September 09, 2006
Friday, September 08, 2006
Madison was able to "crawl" ( ie.. push herself backwards) till she was right next to our video collection and then spin herself around and grab out a dvd to play with.. she had such a look of accomplishment on her face when she was done.... getting into trouble!!!
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Madison is also still in the "put anything and everything in my mouth" stage so of course when we used a washcloth it always was pulled out of mama and daddy's hands and stuck right into her mouth!!!
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Here is an old video of Madison. She had the hiccups when Nana was changing her. It is too cute to watch!
side note: if you click on the YouTube icon in the bottom right corner of the screen it will take you to a site that will show you the video bigger so it is a bit clearer.. enjoy
Monday, September 04, 2006
I love this picture of Madi with her Uncle Andrew.... he is so mischievous and the look on Madi's face mirrors that!! When she is older ....he is going to get her into a lot of trouble I am sure!!!
This picture was taken at mom and dad's in May.... it was only the second time that Madi had seen her Uncle Andrew! She loved him.... he was a big hit!
side note: As it turns out the doctor was way off on her measuring. She sent me for an extra ultrasound at 38 weeks just to make sure Madi really wasn't super huge cause she was measuring 45 weeks but the ultrasound showed that indeed she was only 38 weeks and right on track... had she not been born 2 weeks late she would have been a nice average 8 lbs... but 2 weeks late equals one extra pound equals a beautiful Madison!!!
This is a picture of me ( Anne ) when I was about Madison's age ( 8 months ...i think.. my mom would know for sure) that I had used in my highschool graduation write up for the yearbook. I am sorry that it is so fuzzy looking but that's the best that I could get until I get home to Mom and Dad's to dig through their pictures of me. I think that Madi is starting to look a bit like me!! What do you think????..........
Madison may not be "crawling" yet but she certainly can still get around. She pushes herself backwards and then pushes around in circles or rolls where she feels she needs to go!!! The other day she pushed herself almost all the way under the couch!!! I just need to attach clothes to her legs and she can be my little duster!!!
This is a video of Madison when she was about a week and half old. She used to be such a loud eater when she had her bottle and my mom captured that on video. I know its sort of dark and small but you can hear it easily so.... enjoy!!!!
side note: If you click on the YouTube icon on the bottom right corner it will take you to the site that will let you see the video a bit bigger and clearer....enjoy!