Sunday, March 28, 2010

Why Hello There Mr. Easter Bunny...

Yesterday, Madelyn, Patrick and I took a trip to the community clubhouse for the annual Easter egg hunt. This was our first official egg hunt since Madelyn was not walking last year to actually hunt for eggs. I was very excited to see how Madelyn would react to such excitement, the thrill of the chase, collecting "treasures" and seeing one large rabbit!

The day started out a bit rough since Madelyn did not sleep well the night before but this all changed when she saw him...the bunny...

She was so happy that the Easter Bunny drove by (several times) and waved to her on her bike that she forgot all about being crabby...until we had to wait to hunt eggs. Madelyn is not very patient...she may get this from me...but she just could not understand why there would be an entire lawn of eggs that she couldn't run out and get.

After waiting, we got the go ahead and they were off!

Madelyn made a quick run for the eggs but never wanted to put them in her basket, just hoard them all to herself (note- the picture below is NOT of Madelyn placing eggs into her basket but her taking them back out so she could possess them all)- this led to more frustration with the whole egg hunting process.

Luckily, at the end of egg hunting there was a Bunny to love, candy to collect, a playground to explore and juice to drink on the bike ride home...and all was right with the world once again.

Have a great week, Madelyn and I are on to a week of more holiday festivities with egg dying, Easter dinner shopping, Easter cookie making with some friends and eating all of the aforementioned goodies!

Have a Happy Easter!!!
Kristin and Madelyn

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Happy Birthday and Happy 5 Month Anniversary Best Good!!!

Albeit slightly late, this post is for my best friend in the whole wide world on her birthday (which was yesterday).

Jenny and I have been friends for something ridiculous like 27 years...we shouldn't even say best friends, we should just call each other what we are...sisters (actually we call each other Best Goods...but that is another story). She was my maid of honor, she is Madelyn's Godmother and I had the distinct honor and privilege to be her matron of honor exactly 5 months ago today. (although I protest being called "matronly").

Patrick was lucky enough to be asked to capture their special day on video and it was very important to him to give them an AWESOME wedding video in the style, grace, and magnitude of our FABULOUS (did I mention FABULOUS?) wedding cinematographers, Paul and Holley Jackson of Four Seasons Films. We continue to watch and cherish our video and love it so much that Patrick spent hours upon hours trying to give Jenny and Graham something even a fraction as good as what Paul and Holley gave to us.

Here is the finished product...I think he succeeded! I do preface this with the site design being shamelessly borrowed from our own site that was designed by Paul and Holley (thank you, thank you, thank you again) but it was so perfect that we just could not improve upon it. Also note that two of the reception videos (if anyone is really watching all of these) not have sound. Youtube took it off because of a contract negotiation problem with Warner Music and us using one of their songs...sadly, my speech is muted...darn...but rest assured the sound will be up and running soon!

Without further delay here it is....Jenny and Graham...The Wedding.

To see our wedding trailer masterpiece that Paul and Holley created almost 6 years ago (wow that is a long time!) Click Here. To have your own event captured by Four Seasons Films please see their impressive website Here.

All in all, I think the video turned out pretty great...but when you are videotaping two people as gorgeous as Jenny and Graham then I think it is pretty hard to mess up!! Congratulations to Patrick on a job well done anyhow!

Here are just a few of the 27 years worth of photos of Jenny and I:

Anyways, Happy Belated Birthday and Happy Anniversary Best Good- I love you!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Favorite Thing Friday

Ok- we have never really done a favorite thing Friday but Madelyn had such varied and unusual tastes this week that we thought we should post them...

Our snow hat...she wears it all day, everyday. It doesn't matter whether we are inside or out, in clothes or pajamas, eating dinner, watching TV or sampling some delicious plastic ice cream...she even learned how to put it (and her shoes) on this week all by herself.

Our multi-tasking sippy cup drinking abilities. Miss Alissa took this photo at playgroup this week to demonstrate what a well rounded multi-tasker she is...she can play with trucks, trains and Rubick's cubes all while drinking her juice.

The Pampers Box....we went to BJ's to buy diapers (with another one of our favorite things...Baby Cole...on Tuesday) but I have not been able to use them all week because Madelyn uses the box for EVERYTHING.

She uses it as a stage to sing, dance and perform culinary demonstrations on:

She uses it as a lemonade stand and piggy holder:

She uses it as a seat, to push around the kitchen, a step stool to access things on the counter and a table to drive her "Mater" cars on. All in all, it was almost our favorite toy of the week.

Of course, as usual, the only toy that could surpass the Pampers box for the favorite thing of the week is Messy Piggy. Another photo taken by Miss Alissa, here is "Piggy Love":

Have a great weekend!
Kristin and Madelyn