Friday, March 26, 2010

Madeline: The World's Most Adorable 1 Year Old!!!!

Since time seems to FLY by I wanted to take some time to sit down and write down what our little Madeline Lorraine Best is like at One Year Old.
(Because I want to remember every detail of her little life 
and what an amazing gift she has been in my life)

1.) She is very serious about 2 things in life: Eating and Sleeping! 
2.) She loves her silky blankets and does an adorable little "Ahhhhhhhh" every time she grabs one and holds it to her cheek.
3.) Baby Dolls also get the "Ahhhhh" from Madeline when she hugs one. She then hands it to whoever is closest to her to also "Ahhhh" and hug the baby.
3.) Fruit of any kind she will devour every morsel put in front of her.
4.) She just learned to drink out of a straw.
5.) She loves to chase after her brothers and do anything they are doing.
6.) She expects to eat exactly the same thing as anyone else at the dinner table. If she sees it and it is not on her plate, expect a taradactol screech. 
7.) LOVES shoes.
8.) HATES hairbows.
9.) Loves to sit on her "stoop" at the bottom of Grandma and Grandpa's stairs.
10.) Says, "Da da", "Ma Ma", "Day Day" (dylan), "Nigh Nigh" (night night)
11.) Loves her Cinderella Tea Set
12.) Will hover around who ever is cooking in the kitchen, begging for little nibbles.
13.) Has an adorable "CHEESE!" face.
14.) She is probably even MORE of a binky addict than her brother Dylan was... if that is even possible!
15.) Gives the BEST leg hugs (runs up and hugs your legs as tight as she can).
16.) Absolutely the sweetest little girl ever made!

Madeline's First Birthday

Madeline recently celebrated her First Birthday and of course there was a fabulous (Pink Parisian Poodle) party to go with it!

First, Madeline addressed her invitations to her friends and family using their French titles... so much fun!

Then, Mademoiselle Madeline hand delivered all her invites.

Then it was time for the big day!
We had party hats...

And balloons...

And she even had her own poodle ears (which she wouldn't wear)

The Banner 

The Birthday Girl!!!

Getting a Birthday kiss from Daddy

Aunt Kaylee made these beautiful cakes

Madeline opening her presents and trying to put on her own birthday hat.

"CHEESE!" smile.... adorable!!

And Madeline's favorite part????

THE CAKE!!!! OF COURSE!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Mexican Riviera Cruise (Christiansen Family Extravaganza 2010)

Christmas 2009

What Santa left by our tree

Dylan is showing off his finds

Liam found his gifts

And Madeline dug right into her presents, too

Enjoying some movie time while breakfast cooks

Later in the day we traveled to Grandma and Grandpa's house and tried out our new toys....

Dylan was an instant pro on his skateboard

Madeline LOVED her dollhouse

And couldn't get enough of her very first American Girl Doll

Merry Christmas!