Monday, December 14, 2009

Dining Etiquette????

Let's just say that Maizie has very little time for eating, she is constantly on the go and doesn't think eating is important enough for a break. Needless to say, she does not sit in her highchair for very long. The other night we had Chinese food, which M loves! I decided we would just eat dinner on the floor, I mean thats acceptable right? Anywho, here are some funny pictures of us dining on the kitchen floor. I realize that she probably won't have the best table manners but at least she's eating! :) As a parent I am finding that you've gotta do what you've gotta do!

Silly face.
Having a bite!
Another bite!
Smiling at her Daddy!
Momma and her girl!

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

Tyler, Maizie and I loaded up the Saturday after Thanksgiving to head out to Fulk's Tree Farm in Weston. We searched and searched until we found the perfect tree. I think Maizie had a good time, here are a few pictures of our adventure and later decorating the tree.

Tyler and Maizie hunting for the perfect tree! This is my favorite new face that Maizie makes all the time!
Family shot next to our tree!
Momma and Maizie

Tyler and Maizie putting the star on top of the tree!
Maizie adding the finishing touches! :)

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

1 year photo shoot!

Yes, its already been a year well almost, Saturday is Maizie's Birthday! Here are her 1 year pics for you to enjoy! Thanks again to Angela for all of the amazing pictures that she's taken over the past year! We've loved all of them!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Carving pumpkins....

Sunday was a fun little day at our house! We got to carve pumpkins with our little pumpkin for the first time and we had such a good time doing it. It's so funny to watch Maizie when we introduce something new to her and she loved carving pumpkins. This is actually one of my most favorite things to do around this time of year and I have some really fond memories of doing this with my dad! I hope Maizie enjoys it as much as I still do over the years!

First, she kissed it!
I enjoy this face, it was her first dig into the pumpkin and she wasn't too sure about what she found inside.
It didn't take her long to get the idea and she started pulling out the insides, while Tyler and I kept swatting her hands away from her mouth! Gross pumpkin insides! :)

Family photo with our finished products. The one on the right is a neat idea, you just take a drill and randomly drill holes into the pumpkin. It looks pretty cool lit up!

My little pumpkin and I!

Maizie with her little ghost pumpkin!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Our new favorite activity....

Recently, Tyler stuck Maizie in the laundry basket and pushed her around the house which was a huge mistake because now we can't get her out of it. Now, every night after bath time she finds the basket no matter where its hiding and climbs in for her evening ride. Its pretty cute, I'm just glad its Tyler that she expects to do this and not me! I don't know that my back could take it. Here are a few pictures of her enjoying her rides through the house! :)

*not sure why its underlined above, but I got tired of trying to figure it out!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Goofy girl...

Here are some funny pics of our funny little girl lately. She has started really moving and a shaking which has been a lot of fun for Tyler and I to watch her change from day to day! She literally does something new everyday, its pretty cool!

Maizie also had her cousins in town a few weekends ago, which was lots of fun. Maizie was a good hostess and got out her new jump house for everyone to play on! We have it set up in the basement so we are pretty pumped that we will be able to use it year round.

Maizie crawling into the bounce house!

D and J taking a moment to strike a pose!
Preparing ourselves for Halloween! Maizie is going to be a pumpkin this year! I'll be sure to post pics!
Having a drink, which mostly ends up all over her clothes.
Playing with our bar stools! She likes hiking her leg up to get in-between the chair legs, she looks like she's in a pin. This reminded Tyler and I of the parallel bars, maybe we have a future olympian on our hands! :)
Practicing her moves!

Out and about...

Here are a few more pics of Maizie hitting the Plaza Art Fair with her cool new cousin Chase! Chase was born September 12th!

Here's baby Chase enjoying the Art Fair!
Family shot!
Maizie enjoying the sites and sounds of the Art Fair! :)

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Long time no blog.....

Hello again, I guess we've just been super busy (and tired) and have not blogger lately. All is well at the French household. Maizie is getting closer and closer to walking, I'll have to post some video of her doing so later! Its pretty crazy how much they change in 10 months!

We are slowly but surely getting settled in the new house. I can't say a single room is completely show ready but its getting there, its been fun to slowly decorate and find things that we really like, which I feel will probably continue over the next year or so. :)

Here are some recent pictures of our little cutie!


P.S.- Ok, I just downloaded my camera and realized a lot has happened since I last posted, I mean we have a new family member for goodness sake (Niki and Adam had their baby boy)! So look for another post soon!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Maizie 9 month photo shoot

Check them out at !

As usual we absolutely love them, its crazy to see how much she changes every 3 months!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Exciting news......

we're moving (don't worry not far, just right down the street basically)!!!!!!!! We closed on our new home today and we couldn't be happier, we just love it! The most important part is that the kitchen is awesome, you all know how I love a good kitchen. We also have some pretty cool neighbors, Adam and Niki live right down the street! Its going to be so much fun for Maizie and "Tad" to grow up next to each other!

Here are a few recent pics of our girl and at the bottom is a picture of our new place! We'll keep you updated on a final move date, I have a feeling we will be moving the entire month of August!

Look how big my girl is getting! :)
Swimming with her Daddy!
Quality time with Cash!
Our new place!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Hip Update

We took Maizie to her orthopedic doctor on Thursday for another X-ray and everything looks great! Before now, we've not been able to see the ball of her hip but its forming nicely and so is the hip socket, we are so thrilled! We go back again in 6 months for another X-ray and if things look good there, which they should then we won't go back for another year. We are so happy that everything is taking shape as it should and that her being breech for so long doesn't seem to be impacting her hips!

Maizie has crawling totally figured out now, she is on the move constantly (surprise, I know) and discovering new things. This weeks new things were the stairs and Cash's food/water bowls, which I quickly moved the the bathroom so that I can keep the door shut on them! As for the stairs, hopefully it will be some time before she is crawling up them :) For those of you that may not get to see Maizie in person let me just fill you in a bit and for those of you that have been around her you know exactly what I am talking about..... she is the most active child ever (ok I am sure there are more active) but seriously she never stops moving! Even while eating and at night when we are laying down for bed she typically pulls all sorts of crazy moves before she literally passes out! :) She definitely keeps us entertained and on the move, we love it and wouldn't have it any other way!

Here are a few pictures from the last week or so, enjoy!

She is already reading! :)
In her backpack for a walk!
Her BFF Cash, this is their favorite thing to do together.
Being silly!
Funny hat! (This hat is a loaner from her cousin Delia)

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Maizie can crawl......

well kind of crawl, its certainly improved over the past few days! She's got her arms and legs in sync now, just not quite up on our knees!

Here's a cute picture and a video for you to enjoy!

Maizie just trying to beat the heat!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Recent Happenings!

Little Miss Maizie has been pretty busy this summer! We've had several play dates with friends and have been out and about enjoying the world!

She is getting really close to crawling, and does what I like to call the "army crawl"! She can get where she wants to go though, when I am making dinner she finds her way into the kitchen and when showering she makes her way right to the shower door! She's such a sweet and funny little girl, we just couldn't be happier with her growing personality!

Here are a few recent pictures of our little monkey!

At the neighborhood pool, hanging out on Father's Day!
Cooking up some dinner!
She finally had enough hair for bed head, its pretty cute!
Playing in bed!
I am making her chase me across the kitchen floor! Please notice Cash in the background taking yet another nap, he's got such a rough life!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Summer Time!

Here's Maizie and her first real swimming pool adventure, she had so much fun!

Monday, June 8, 2009

6 Month Photo Shoot

Take a look at Maizie's 6 month photo shoot with the lovely Angela Davis!  We did some family shots as well!  We have so enjoyed having pictures taken of Maizie every 3 months, its amazing how much she has changed since the last photos at 3 months!  We absolutely love these pictures and are so happy we decided to do this baby's 1st year package!  Thanks Angela!  :)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Big Weekend!

Maizie had a big weekend filled with many firsts!  
First, we played outside in the grass on our new clean sheet, if you've not heard of this they are fabulous, just a nice little ground cover that repels water so you don't get damp when your sitting on the ground and large enough for Maizie for wonder freely!  
Next, we went skinny dipping in our new baby pool!  She had a big time!  I have a lengthy video that I'll try to post later!  

Lastly, we tried to eat some rice which Momma messed up so it was too chunky!  (I really am a good cook!)  Needless to say, we didn't like it much.... we are going to try it again in a few days!  

Finally, we fell asleep!  I took this picture the other day because I realized I had very few pictures of her sleeping, and that's because it rarely happens!  :)  

Hope all of you had a nice Memorial Day weekend!