Madelyn is a very active one year old! She loves to run around and gets into everything! 

Our living room is now carpeted in foam alphabet tiles and our coffee table has made way for an activity table, a ride on giraffe, and countless other toys and books. As much as Madelyn loves to play with all her toys she is already showing a great love of books as well. Sure, sometimes that love is shown by ripping a page or taking a bite but when she backs her little self onto your lap and hands you a book that you have read a million times already, your heart melts just a little bit more. 

Our family became just a little bit bigger when a baby cousin was born just a short while ago and watching how great Madelyn is with her new cousin just solidified our decision to take this journey again.