by Laura Madelyn’s First Year April 8, 2008 - April 8, 2009
Daddy and Mommy waiting for the arrival of their first Baby !!! A P R I L 8 2 0 0 8
What love at first sight really feels like….
Madelyn Grace Yates Born April 8, 2008 at 8:14pm Weighing 8lbs, 3oz and measuring 21 ¼ inches!
Our BEAUTIFUL Girl!!! We were so happy to finally meet you!!!
You were my biggest dream come true
“Now he’s wrapped around her finger, she’s the center of his whole world. And his heart belongs to that sweet, little, beautiful, wonderful, perfect All American Girl”
Newborn Mady with Great Grandma Riggs
Auntie Kristi and Mommy can’t believe how absolutely Perfect she is!
Sleeping in her Moses basket after coming home from the hospital
Relaxing With Daddy
Daddy notices that all Mady wants to do is sleep and it just reinforces that she really is the best thing that ever happened to him…
Meeting Uncle Sam for the first time…
Sleeping in the bouncy chair… We couldn’t leave home without it…
4 weeks old… becoming more alert
Snuggling up toGrandpa FitzGerald
Memorial Day 2008 ~ We all went to a cook out together but Madyslept through the majority of it…
O N E P R O U D M O M M Y
Grandma Fitz is always doting on her Mady…
Daddy giving Mady a bath…
And Mady is NOT happy about the whole bath situation!!!
Madelyn had her dukes up, ready to fight! How dare Daddy give her a bath!
Being a party animal at cousin Kaylan’s first birthday party. June 7, 2008
Visiting in Raleigh with cousins Ben and Ava
One of Mommy and Daddy’s favorite pictures of their little princess
Lovin’ up on Aunt Sandra at Great Granddaddy Yates’ house
Sleeping on Grandma Fitz … Sweet Baby
Madelyn showing off her superb summer style…
Spending some time with cousin Tina at Aunt Sandra And Uncle Jerry’s Annual 4th of July/ Great Granddaddy Yates’ Birthday Celebration
Madelyn looking mighty cozy on Aunt Wanda
Mimi and Mady enjoying some time together…
At 8 weeks old our Baby turned into a smiling machine!
Mady wasn’t too sure about the pool her first time in!
Hangin’ out in the stroller… lookin’ too cute for words!
Amazed by new surroundings when we visited Uncle Tim and Aunt Debrah for their baby shower in July, 2008
Mady proving to Great Granddaddy Hutto that Mommy is NOT starving her!
Madelyn wasn’t too interested in cousin Ben’s soccer game but she was still cute as ever!
Mady Grace and her G R A N D M A M M A
Mady’s second experience with the pool and she liked it MUCH better! Our precious little water baby!
Relaxing with Aunt Shelly while cousin Ava opens presents at her 3rd Birthday Party
Madelyn’s first boat trip. Look at those cheeks!!! August, 2008
Madelyn’s first trip to the Pine Knoll Shores Aquarium!
Our little beach baby! Happy to be in the water!
Uncle Devan feeding Mady while Aunt Emmi waits for her turn…
Enjoying another summer day! Relaxing on the Beach with Ray-Ray
Madelyn slept with Mommy until she was 6 months old
Labor Day, 2008 We all spent the day at the pool with Auntie Kristi, Jon and Mandi
September 3, 2008 ~ Madelyn’s first cereal. Mmmm!!!
Mady’s first night in her crib! October, 2008
Being silly with Daddy under the blanket…
C H E E K Y M O N K E Y
Enjoying time in the gazebo on the Manteo Waterfront October, 2008
Kisses for our baby girl…
Father and Daughter
Mommy will do just about anything to see her baby smile…
Our friend, Eden, took some family pictures for us ~ October 5, 2008
Our little RolliePollie finally sat up on her own!!! October 7, 2008
Daddy and Mommy’s Lil’ Pumpkin 2008
October 2008 – Shagging at the Mullet Festival with Grandma Fitz
Madelyn’s first Halloween! The absolute cutest little pumpkin!
Daddy watching his baby girl sleep…
Meeting Uncle Billy for the first time at the HuttoFamily Thanksgiving November 22, 2008
Oh, no! My baby’s starting to lose her cheeks! November, 2008
Family picture…. Apparently, Mommy’s the only one that got the memo
One of Mady’sfavorite things- Reading books … well, at least looking at them anyway!
Christmas Eve at Great Granddaddy Yates’ with Aunt Emmi
Just can’t get enough of those B A B Y B L U E S
Playing with Aunt Vicki December 24, 2008
Madelyn and cousin Wes on Christmas Eve
Christmas Morning 2008 Mady showing off her first bracelet that her Grandmamma got for her!
Mady’s first trip to the park ~ December 26, 2008
Mady Grace looks like her Mama in this one!
Mommy feels sorry for any boy who ever tries to date this Daddy’s Girl!
Madelyn Grace hangin’ out with her Granddaddy
Daddy and Mommy could be so cruel with the bath time hair-dos!
Madelyn starts crawling… publicly! January 15, 2009 Mommy had to pretend she went into another room and then hide beside the couch to see her do it. Sneaky girl!
Madelyn’s first snow storm! January 20, 2009
Madelyn loves her Daddy! That’s for sure!
When Mommy asks Mady to smile, she makes this face… Such a ham!
Mady models a hair bow that Mommy made for her
Mady proves that eating can be physically exhausting!
Daddy’s pride and joy!
Becoming Little Miss I N D E P E N D E N T
Mady is clearly not impressed with the cow that sticks his head in her window every night and licks her head!
Visiting Aunt Heather and Kaylan over at Great Grandma Riggs’
Mady gets her first tooth …finally! February 20, 2009
Enjoying a warm day outside. Early Spring, 2009
C O U S I N S
L O O K A T T H E B I G G I R L
Mady wouldn’t let Uncle Billy out of her sight when we visited the OBX ~ March 8, 2009
How did we get so lucky to have you for our daughter?
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!! 2009
A stark naked Mady Grace is ready for her bath!
Enjoying a day with Uncle Kelvin, Aunt Mandy, and cousins: Carson, Emma, Allie, and Grayson
Mady was finally able to fit in her skinny jeans! Enjoying the fresh air and the view of the neighborhood
Mady and her Aunt Mandy
“What exactly am I supposed to be looking at???” Mady’s first trip to the Asheboro Zoo ~ March 29, 2009
Madelyn’s first real spaghetti experience! April 2, 2009
“Everybody knows that the sweetest thing that you’ll ever see in the whole wide world is a happy girl!”
Mady, On April 8, 2008 you came into the world and made Mommy and Daddy fall in love all over again. You are the most precious blessing we have ever received and every night we thank God for you. Looking back, it seems that this year has flown by so quickly….too quickly. While we will miss these times that are behind us, we can’t feel sad because we have enjoyed every minute of watching you learn and grow. You have the most amazing spirit and you bring joy to every person you come into contact with. Already, you have touched so many people in such an extraordinary way…. you are extraordinary.
In just one short year, you have brought Daddy and Mommy more laughter, more happiness, and more love than we ever imagined possible. You truly are our pride and joy! We are simply amazed by your brilliance and beauty everyday. We look forward to many more birthdays and opportunities to reflect on how you’ve grown and marvel at all the accomplishments you have achieved!!! Happy 1st Birthday Madelyn Grace! We love you always!!! ~Daddy and Mommy April 8, 2009