Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Out of the mouth of Miss Maddy

I always get a whole story every morning told to me about whatever Maddy dreamed about that night. This morning, she told me of how she dreamed about a little girl up the street named Megan.

Maddy: "I dreamed I went to Megan's house and she had LOTS and LOTS of dogs!"
Me: "Oh really? Were they big dogs of little dogs?"
Maddy: "Well, half of the lots were big dogs, and the other half of the lots were small dogs!"

May you have LOTS of whatever makes you happy! : )

Monday, November 16, 2009

Mondays with Maddy

No time today to share an old picture and a story, as I have to start supper (we don't have dinner, we have supper around, get Maddy to gymnastics, and then go teach a coupon lesson to some friends. Instead, I thought I'd share some of the many pictures of Maddy's photo shoot with you all. I present, our daughter....

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009

Mondays With Maddy

I've been going through old baby pictures of Maddy for the past few weeks. There is no organization involved, but oddly enough, I can remember the day and time and how old she was in every single picture. Maybe it's a mom thing, or maybe just an OCD thing, but either way, it's a blessing! From now on, I'll share a picture of my sweet daughter (and maybe a story too), so that anyone who didn't know her when she was a baby can get to know her.

This picture was our first family photo. Granted it was taken with me upside down and you can't see Ryan's face for the mask, it's still our first family picture and one that I will treasure forever!

I remember the night of her birth like it was yesterday. I remember when the nurse brought her to me, I fell in love with her! I remember Ryan leaving my side to go kneel down beside her bed as they were cleaning her, and singing Happy Birthday to her. I remember the song that was playing on the radio, "My Girl!" How perfect was that? I knew she was gonna be a big baby. After the ((insert obscene number)) pounds I gained, I knew she had better be big! She was 2 weeks early and 8lbs 15 oz, so I guess I grow 'em big! After I heard her cry, that was the one thing I wanted to know, how much she weighed. It wasn't that I was in a competition or anything. After all, it was my body that would suffer the consequences of all the peanut butter shakes and double cheeseburgers! I just didn't want to gain all that weight and she come out a 5 lb baby. Then I would have felt really bad! : ) After the doctor got her out, I started worrying if she was really a girl. I mean, we saw a girl on the ultrasound, but sometimes they can be wrong! So I asked the doctor, "She is a girl, isn't she??" And his response was, "Oh yeah, she's a girl. Now just lay real still for me, cause I'm about to pull her baby brother out!" I think that was the moment when I had my first panic attack. Only God knew at the time, that this sweet angel would give me my fair share of panic attacks over the years! And He was right! The joys of being a mom...are priceless!

Introducing Madelyn Alexandria Kouvolo, our long awaited miracle! 12/12/02

Monday, November 2, 2009

Mondays with Maddy

Maddy went missing on Saturday, and in her place, was a cute little blonde haired girl who prefered to be called Hannah Montana! Hannah was adorable, but we're glad to have our Maddy back!

Speaking of Miss Maddy, for some reason, she has been writing Madelyn on her papers. Not every time, but a few times here and there. I am beginning to wonder if she is going to switch names on us soon! The name Madelyn would be fine, of course, since that's what we named her, but to me, she'll always be my Maddy Bugg! We called her "Baby Maddy" when I was pregnant with her, and she was Madelyn her first year of life, but when she started talking, "Maddy" was a lot easier for her to say, and it just stuck. With a name like Madelyn Alexandria, you have to have something short to call her! : ) It makes me a little sad that "Maddy" may be a name of the past soon, but as long as she doesn't stop calling me "mommy", then I think I can handle it.

Your daily dose of funny....Last night we were getting a bath and she kept tootin' non-stop! She does it a LOT and thinks it is just so funny! She said, "Gah I toot all the time! I think I'll have gas for the rest of my life!"