Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Baby Kira Jane

Baby Kira Jane Sumsion was born on November 3rd 2010. She weighed in at 9 lbs. 10 oz., and was 22 inches long. She was welcomed by big sister Madilyn, Dad & mom (and a couple grandmas, grandpas, aunts & uncles). We love having her here. Madilyn had to adjust a little but she is now loving being the big sister & is so helpful & happy. Scott & I are still getting used to saying things using "kids" & "girls". Kira is sleeping rather well, we're feeling a little spoiled there, and mom is doing great (much better than expected actually-hooray for 2nd c-sections!). We are so grateful for our little family!

P.S. Please excuse the awful layout of this post. We uploaded all the pictures before we realized they were small & justified left...nice...

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Madilyn decided that for Halloween she wanted to be Abby Cadabby from Sesame Street. I found a used blue Easter dress on ebay ($8 with shipping). Then I added floof until it looked like something Abby might have in her closet.

Lets just say Madilyn was thrilled to actually look like Abby (or close enough). She loved it all, from having the make-up put on, to pretending to use her wand. And going trunk-to-trunk to get candy?!? You just say trick-or-treat and they put a candy in your bag?!? She was totally in. Of course like so many holidays, it was just her little self and an adult entourage: Gigi, Papa, Uncle Justin, Grandma, Grandpa, Aunt Mimi, Uncle Jazz. Luckily cousin Isabelle is getting big enough to come along-she loves cousin Isabelle.
All in all it was a good Halloween, excited for next year when we have two little ones running around (and more costumes to make).

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Morning Tea

Madilyn has been waking up around 5:30/6:00 am. When Annette was here visiting a few weekends ago, I had to find something to do to keep Madilyn busy and in her room, for at least an hour (I can't have my guest waking up at such an unpleasant hour).

So we got fancy:

Fancy Madilyn
Fancy Mom (please excuse the morning hair, and lack of make-up)
*also please note, the tutu only fits around my neck*
~Also in attendance~
Fancy Daisy Duck
Fancy Mini Mouse
Fancy Marie
Hows that for a 6:00am morning tea?

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


It's been a while. Things are good.
We gave in and had to have air conditioning installed in our little home. 89 degrees is just to hot for inside. While that was happening we stayed with my parents, and it was almost like a little vacation. However I came home to a dusty/dirty house, an overgrown yard, and lots of things to put back in place.

We are excited for this next little one. I think we will name her Kira Jane Sumsion. Madilyn is excited to be a big sister. I'm excited to not have this inside me anymore. Is it terrible that I hate being pregnant? There's this thing inside me, making my bones hurt, giving me heartburn, increasing my resting body temperature at least 3 degrees, causing serious back pain...and I don't even get the benefits of hugging and kissing and loving it. That's ok right? I don't have to love being pregnant to be a good mom?

We've gone poo-poo on the poddy twice now! Woo-Hoo!!! It would be awesome to have this one out of diapers before the next one shows up.

And...our camera broke. We can't even get it to turn on...hence no photos today (although I don't think you'd want to see photos of my messy house, my uncomfortable body...or Madilyn poo-pooing). But I will have some fun ones to share as soon as I can get them off my camera.

Monday, June 21, 2010


So at 4:20 this afternoon I realized I hadn't even thought about dinner yet. I was so consumed with the days projects (organizing finances and cleaning out closets). And of course Scott gets home early, right as I'm looking up possible recipes for pork chops and pasta (I haven't gone grocery shopping in a while, and that was what we had).
As soon as he realized that dinner was at LEAST 1/2 and hour out, and that I had been working so hard and accomplishing so much he said: "why don't we just put on some rice and order take out from Chu's Too!"


Then as if that wasn't enough, when I said "that means I'll have to put clothes on today" he said "oh-yeah you are still in your pajamas aren't you, just throw on some jeans and big sunglasses and you'll look great!"


And dinner was delicious

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The Butterfly Birthday

I just turned 2...2...
...2 years old!

So May 7th, 2010 marked Madilyn's second year on this earth. We took her out to dinner that evening. We ate at none other than Red Robin. She always claps along when they sing happy birthday to people so we thought it would be fun to have them singing to her. She clapped and smiled right along.

Following dinner we took her to a local high school's performance of "Aida". You think to yourself-"why would you take a 2 year old to see a musical?". Well SHE LOVED IT. I think having her dad in those couple shows-she has already learned to appreciate theatre. She was so excited to go and stayed awake for the entire show (7:00pm-10:30pm).

We had her actual birthday party the next day.

Here is a small sample of the festivities.

What: Madilyn June’s 2nd Birthday

(Party & Barbeque)

Where: Gigi & Papa’s Backyard

(The Eliason’s)

When: Saturday, May 8th 2010

Time: 4:00 pm

Gigi & Papa let us use their house for the Barbeque

Look at all these presents!

Bubble Gun was a HUGE hit

Grandpa putting on my new Tinkerbell dress ups (well...trying)

Mom and Gigi made a butterfly cake-I helped with the flowers
Wow that looks yummy-I think I'll just take a bite
Mom asked me what kind of cake I wanted-"pink" I said, "all pink!"
We had hot dogs and hamburgers-and I asked Grandma & Grandpa to bring french fries
Sittin' with my Pa's
So glad cousin Isabelle could come and Grandma too
I love riding in this wagon
And I really love it when dad chases me in the wagon-because Papa goes really fast!

What a fun day!

*Special thanks to Aunt Mimi for taking all of these photos*

Tuesday, January 26, 2010