Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Arches National Park

Madelyn and Wylee looking out the window
We drove to Moab and spent a night. We had the chance to do a little hiking at Arches National Park.
The North Window
In front of Landscape Arch

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Grandma Marks and Uncle Tony visit

Grandma Marks flew in from Ohio and Uncle Tony came from El Paso to see us. Grandma hadn't seen Madelyn since she was 6 weeks old.
Playing with a little Potato Head with Uncle Tony.
Madelyn playing ball with Grandma.
Michael, Madelyn, Melinda, Cherrylyn and Anthony Marks in front of the buffalo in downtown Grand Junction.
We drove down to Gateway, CO and went through the car museum. They had just had a car show and this one was in the parking lot waiting to go home. Michael decided that this is what he wants for Christmas.
For a belated Mother's Day gift, we rented a limo and went wine tasting. We all had a great time!
Cherrylyn and her two boys in the back of the limo.
Tony, Cherrylyn and Michael at the bar tasting many great wines at St. Katheryn's.
Mommy and Daddy still love each other, and they know how to embarrass Tony.
Loving on Mommy
Eating breakfast downtown
Madelyn loves to look out the window (just like Wylee)
Eating a lime
Walking upstairs with Daddy
Madelyn loves to put anything with a strap over her arm like a purse, doesn't matter if it's a metal basket, a bag, or Dad's shoes.

Madelyn's first haircut

Madelyn's baby mullet had turned into a rat tail. It wasn't totally noticeable since it had some natural curl to it, but we decided it was time to go. You can see how long it was compared to the rest of her hair.
Snip, snip.
The resulting locket to put in the baby book.

Monday, May 5, 2008

16 months and so much fun!

Yummy cake batter!
Does life get any better?
Just when you think it couldn't get any better, Mommy makes whipped cream frosting for the cake!
WOW!!! Helping Mom clean up makes me so HAPPY!!!
Madelyn just couldn't get enough, she refused to let Mommy have the spatula until it was clean
We took a trip to Denver at the end of April and went to the Denver Zoo. Here's Madelyn pointing at the elephants. Some of the monkeys at the zoo
Madelyn and Daddy waiting to ride the train
Riding the train
Madelyn and Mommy on the carousel
Wearing Mrs. Potato Head's sun visor
Madelyn loves to eat corn-on-the-cob
Madelyn was trying to carry all her toys on her lion walker toy, so Daddy ordered her a shopping cart.
Riding in style with my new shades
It's a bird, it's a plane, no it's a bird
Madelyn wanted to put every bow in her hair that she could find. We thought she looked like an old lady with curlers (don't worry, we didn't take her out in public like that)
I'm one cool kid
We had a new fence installed and Michael made a hut for the irrigation pump with the left over pickets