Thursday, March 23, 2006

Jam Packed

That is what you could have called the last two weeks. Not a bad thing, but for sure jam packed. My mom flew in on March 9th, we had Maddie's 9 month check up. She is a healthy 18month old. She is still off the charts for height and right at the top for weight. Then it was time for some more visitors come Saturday morning. My sister, brother-in-law, dad, and two nephews came. We spent four days in Austin and had lots of fun. Took in the Zoo, the boys saw a UT baseball game, saw the Real World house from last season, and walked UT's campus. It was time to come back to Tomball for baseball practice and a game on Thursday and Friday. Saturday morning grandma, grandpa, Maddie and I flew to Chicago and stayed overnight. Sunday was niece's Ella's baptism. A small affair, but Maddie loved chasing Ben and Kate around. Monday was a "relaxing" day in Milwaukee with my parents and sister. Tuesday was more running around with cousin Ben and then seeing Chad's family. It was a quick two nights and so then it was back here to home on Wednesday afternoon.

We have today to clean up the house, do laundry, grocery shop, and then time for another visitor tomorrow. My sister, Jana is coming for a few days during her Spring Break. It isn't going to be 80, but they said by Monday it should be back to 75.

From today it is just 8 weeks until we go back to Wisconsin. We will be there for about three weeks and get to celebrate Maddie's first birthday up there. We have a feeling she should be walking by then. She is getting brave and starting to take a few steps by herself. She gets to about two and then decides it is easier to crawl. We will keep working at it. I'm not sure what cousin Ben is going to do for 8 weeks without her. They really have enjoyed being around each other for last few days.

Baseball is in full swing. District games have started. I am hoping the weather stays nice so Maddie and I can get out there to enjoy some of the season.