Saturday, September 21, 2013

Project Life - Week 37

Welcome to Project Life 2013! If you are new to my blog, welcome! I hope you will stay a while. I'm Jessica, wife to Juan, mommy to 1 year old Maddie. I am also an electrical engineer by day and I am participating in Project Life, a different way to record our lives by taking one photo a day. This was inspired by the fabulous Becky Higgins who has put together a wonderful kit to make this challenge easier.

I am using the digital kit on shutterfly (hopefully Olive once it has been released), find more info at This digital version uses Shutterfly and is SUPER easy to use! See my completed pages for 2012 using the Shutterfly Cobalt kit HERE.

And finally, my POTW (pictures of the week):

Tuesday - Maddie's first day of School at Ascension Day School. She was very ready to go. I packed her a yummy lunch in her new Bento Box and Lion lunch box. She also had her nap mat, diaper bad, and lovey "Monkey, Monkey." When we arrived at school, she immediate ran to the play kitchen. Maria and I had to go to her and say "bye-bye". She looked at us a bit odd and then went right back to playing. When we picked her up, Miss Lisa said she played and had fun the entire day until nap time when she kept saying "no mimi, no mimi" and getting up. Mrs. Jackie continued to put her back on her mat and rub her back and finally she did fall asleep. She was completely out when we arrived. In fact, Mrs. Jackie tried to gently wake her up by rubbing her back and Maddie just pulled away and kept sleeping. She was glad to see me though, but said she had fun and wanted to go back so that is GREAT news! Hopefully Thursday will go as well. The school posted an adorable video of the toddler class playing Freeze Dance. Maddie looks like she is having a blast and running all around!

Wednesday - Daddy and Maddie watching Tree Fu Tom and doing the motions to "activate" the magic, it is a bit like yoga. How cute are they together?

Thursday - Maddie at "Circle Time" at school. She is completely engrossed and apparently trying to eat the plastic apple.

Friday - A full day of preparing for Maddie's Birthday party tomorrow. Nana was here to help with the food and Maria was here to help with Maddie. She also cleaned, which was a huge help! We actually got almost everything done and prepared! Tomorrow should be a fabulous day.


Saturday - Maddie's 2nd Birthday - A Sesame Street Party was a huge success! Maddie ran non-stop and had a fabulous time. All of the kids enjoyed the games and activities and almost all the food was consumed. It was a huge effort for both Daddy and I, but it turned out spectacular and we will have wonderful memories of this day for a long time to come. If Maddie doesn't remember it, we have plenty of photos to document the memories for her. I love you my sweet little girl! You are my everything, Happy Birthday!

Video of Maddie and her Cake

Video of Maddie opening Presents

Sunday - Today is Maddie's 2nd Birthday. Since we have been so busy this past month preparing everything for her party, we decided to spend the day together as a family as Maddie's favorite place, the Dallas Zoo! We took Maddie to see the Koala's, Kangaroo's and feed the birds. These birds were very aggressive. They tried to steal Maddie's hat. She was very brave and wasn't scared at all; but the birds did attack Daddy. I'm not sure why they took such a liking to him, but they were pecking at his ears, head, and arms. Maddie loved the lizards, crocodiles, snakes, and other reptiles. Why do I have a feeling we are going to end up with a reptilian pet at some point? When we returned home, we let Maddie open her presents from Daddy and I. She was super excited every time she opened an animal and knew when she opened the big present it was a "jungle." Every animal that she had Daddy open she told us it's name and what sound it made. This was impressive since there was a Flamingo, Ostrich, Polar Bear, Camel, Seal, Turtle, Hippo, Bear, etc. She is definitely an animal lover. 

Video of Maddie Feeding the Birds

Video #1 of Maddie Opening Presents

Video #2 of Maddie Opening Presents

Monday - Daddy installed Maddie's Toddler Crib conversion kit today. She only fell out of bed one night and then she just slept on the pillows below her bed, she never cried or anything. I am glad though that there is now a small rail to help keep her in bed as she flips and turns all night long. This morning I caught a quick photo of Maddie, Abuelito and Abuelita headed out for their daily walk. Maddie LOVES walks and would be content to walk the neighborhood all day if we would let her.

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