Thursday, April 30, 2009

I'm a big girl now! (well... almost!)

So today we decided it was time for Madi to give some rice cereal a try! She's approaching 4mths old & we thought maybe she might be ready to test it out.
Well... she had just woken up from a long nap (FYI: anything over 30 mins is long for Madi! lol) and it was about that time for her to be really hungry... so Mommy got the cereal ready while Daddy set up the camera ( this was promising to be one of those kodak moments...)

The first bite she took was ok, she wasn't quite sure what she was supposed to do with it though...
So of course most of it came right back out...
I'm thinking out of the handful of bites she got, maybe a quarter of them actually stayed in her mouth! I think it's going to take some more tries for Madisen to get used to this new concept!

After a few bites into it Madi had had enough and let us know...
But over all it didn't go too badly... I think we'll wait a little while and try again... In the meantime though we got some cute pics for her scrapbook out of it! haha!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009


In the last couple of weeks we've had some beautiful weather (well.. we've had some yucky rain too! but that's beside the point!) It was so nice out that we were able to take Madisen on lots of walks... for the first time we decided not to have her sit in her carseat ( which fits on top of the stroller and keeps her facing backwards, towards us and facing up so she gets a great view of the sky)... instead Brendan thought she would have more fun if she could sit in the stroller like a big girl facing forward and sitting up... so she could see everything around her... well Daddy was right! Madi absolutely LOVES it! Her little head just keeps turning from side to side trying to take everything in... kids playing, cars going by, dogs barking, trees& the colors of all the flowers... she couldn't get enough of it! Well... that is until she fell asleep halfway through on a couple walks, I guess almost 4 mth olds can only take SO much in before having to rest!
Also, since it was so nice out I decided that Madisen and I would take a blanket out in the grass and sit in the sunshine (since she was born in Jan, this was really her first time being out in the warm sun!) But as you would expect any paranoid new mother to do... I smothered her in sunblock (I even covered her whole head with it! Since her little hair just doesn't cover enough!) but even after doing so I was worried that she was going to get a sunburn! So off to the shade we went! haha! I guess I'll just have to take baby steps... hopefully by the end of summer I'll be better! :)
This last weekend I decided it was time to have a mommies-only girls day... Madisen and I have pretty much been attached at the hip since she's was born so going somewhere without her was a bit difficult for me! But, while I went to play Bunco with the girls for a couple hours Madisen had a great time hanging out with her Dad. I was a little worried at first since Madisen has been a little moody lately but they both did great! They went for a couple walks and even ran into Grandpa along the way! (My dad lives just down the street from us) Brendan is such a good daddy :0)
This week it's been pretty rainy, but I'm looking forward to some more sunshine! Madisen was able to "help" me get some flowers planted ( which means she sat outside with me while I did all the work! geesh! babies! I am hoping we'll have the opportunity to plant more in the weeks to come!

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Welcome to the Dillon family blog! I thought with so many family members living in so many places this would be a good way to keep in touch.
So.... What's new with us?

Well as you all most likely know... Brendan and I have a new beautiful addition to our little family...on Jan 8th 2009 at 3:15am we welcomed our little girl Madisen Ann to the world! She weighed 7lbs 3oz and was 19.5 in long.
Madi is now 3 1/2 mths old ( wow the time just flies right by!) I've been lucky enough to be able to stay home with her which has been great! She is getting the hang of the whole sleeping thing and almost manages to sleep through the night. ( She still wakes up once or twice to eat, but then tends to go right back to sleep) Lately I'm realizing more and more that she is a morning person, which is sad for me since I am such a night owl... but it's nice for her daddy to be able to see her awake and smiling at him before he goes to work. :0) Luckily she likes to take a long early morning nap so Mommy has time to catch up on her sleep! haha
Madi smiles all the time and loves sitting up and watching everything around her... in fact she doesn't like taking naps during the day because she's afraid she's going to miss something! She is a very strong girl, she just wants to get up and go! I think she would like to skip the whole crawling thing and go straight to running! She just amazes us everyday!
Our little Princess

Mommy & Madi
Daddy & Madisen

Our Little Family

I'll try to update this often to let you all know the new and exciting things going on in our life ( and some of the normal everyday, not-so-exciting things too) :0) So check back often!