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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!!!

                                                                  The Adkins Girls

                                                           Maddisons first Lalaloopsy

                                             I know, I know matching PJs, who can resist?

                                                                    Merry Christmas!!!

                                                               Maddison and Grandaddy

                                                 Maddison and Grandmommy all tired out!

There is nothing quite like Christmas Day..... it's the weeks before hand looking for 25% off, free shipping, six months to pay off the credit cards for all the deals you got using THAT particular credit card to get THE discount, and desperatly thinking of the best present for the each person.  It's alot of work and then it's over in one day. 
We received a VHS to DVD dubbing machine.  Which is by far my favorite gift.  We have been transfering tape after tape after tape, of MCKENZIE.  After the first child I have noticed a downward trend of not video taping the other three kids.  My New Years Resolution will be to keep up with video taping all of our children.  I am really enjoying watching McKenzie grow up!   The one thing I do keep up with though is taking their pictures....... Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Merry Christmas!!

I just wanted to say how Thankful I am. I feel like we have been blessed in so many ways, to list them all would take way to long! 
I was talking to friend and she was telling me about a family who has a child with Down syndrome and that at first they were really struggling with the diagnosis.  I think when families find out after the birth of their child it's harder for them because there is no preparation time. I know when we first found out I remember telling my sister "Maybe this is God's way of telling me he's angry at me and that I deserved to be punished."  But as soon as Maddison was born I realized if God was ever angry at me, this was His way of saying I forgive you and then he gave me Maddison.  That was proof to me, He loved me.

Maddison Praying :)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Just Wonderful!!

Maddison is doing just wonderful!  She just turned 21 months.  That is so hard for me to believe.  I can't believe how fast time is going by.  At times I feel like such an OLD mom, at 41 still changing diapers, making bottles, and giving baths.  Other times I feel like I can't imagine what I'd do if I didn't have tiny toes, yummy baby lotion, and precious baby bedtime. Maddison just got over strep throat, as a matter of fact all four of my kids had it. 
Last year at this time, Maddison was in the hospital and we were wondering if she was going to make it home for Christmas.  I'll never forget when Toys for Tots came by and gave her gifts.  I have always been the one to give Toys for Tots not receive them.  It really meant alot to me, but it made me cry and want to come home so badly.  I am so Thankful we are home and getting ready for Christmas!!

I tried to take pictures of Maddie in her dress but she had other plans......

Oh well there is always next year!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Christmas is coming!!

I love Christmas!!  I love buying lots of presents, WAY to many for the kids, eating lots of food, and being with all of our family!!  I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for their favorite toys! Maddie has lots and lots of toys, but lately she seems like she is getting bored!

Always ready to give a hug though!