A Birthday, Some Giggling, and A Lot of General Cuteness


I am posting pictures of my daughter smiling to remind myself that she really does smile sometimes.  We've hit a rough patch in the last couple weeks.  Madeline has been fighting us tooth and nail lately every time she needs to take a nap or go to sleep at night.  The result is a lot of frustration, a lot of sleep deprivation, and a lot of tears on everyone's part.  I'm told it's a phase and that it will pass.  Well, IT BETTER BE.  I guess it's just one of those hard weeks.  We'll get through it.  Eventually.

See?  Look how adorable she can be when she gets enough sleep.

This picture just makes me laugh.  Madeline just looks so grumpy.  (Okay, back to smiling pictures...)

When Maddie was first born, all I could see was Mike when I looked at her.  Now that some time has gone by I can see some glimpses of myself in my fair skinned, blue eyed, blonde child.  She looks a little bit like me here... right? 

This is a total Mike picture though.

Summer is here!  I'm so glad.  It's so nice to be in tee-shirts and flip flops again.  The pool in our complex opens this week.  Hallelujah.

Chillin in grandma and grandpa's hammock.

So far Maddie has successfully rolled over one time.  She seemed very surprised and not particularly happy to find herself on her stomach.  (She despises tummy time with all her soul.)

Behold, her cuteness.

Maddie's swaddling days are quickly coming to an end.  Her hands always find a way out, no matter what.

Mike had a birthday!  Happy birthday, Hot Buns.  We celebrated over sushi downtown.  Mike's birthday and Mother's Day fell on the same weekend, so we accommodated both of us and got Thai food and saw Iron Man 3 on Friday (first real date since Madeline was born) and went swimming on Saturday.   

I think Madeline likes swimming.  She doesn't smile all that much in the water, but she doesn't cry either.  She usually doesn't hesitate to let us know if she doesn't like something, so her lack of tears makes me think she is alright with the water.  It really wipes her out though.  She always falls asleep minutes after getting out of the pool.  Also, her swimsuit cover up makes her look like a Jedi.  

And, lastly, in case anyone needs a pick-me-up, I give you The Greatest Moment Ever Caught On Film:

I pretty much just watch this on repeat.