Thursday, April 28, 2011

Catching Up

I am convinced that babies just don't get much cuter than this one :)

Poor baby scratched yourself even after I clipped her fingernails :(

Madelyn's favorite teething toy...a carrot. She now has 2 teeth on the bottom!

Her super cute Sping Flower outfit. Dressing baby girls is so much fun!

Our very happy baby.

Terrified of the Easter Bunny...Go Figure

Easter Cake pops that I helped my mother-in-law make. They are so much fun to do.

Our finished product (or at least part of it, we also made sheep :))

Beautiful flowers I got from Brandon for my birthday. He missed my birthday by one day because of Finals but we celebrated once he arrived.

Tired baby

Madelyn and I were lucky to spend three weeks in Missouri with Brandon's family and we has a blast. Our time was filled mainly with playing and watching Madelyn, but we also enjoyed the above activites as well as going to a Kansas City Royal's game. Going on a Mormon walking tour of Independence, Shopping, Easter Egg Hunts, Spa Pedicures, Eating Authentic Kansas City BBQ (YUMMY), Shopping, Making cake pops, and overall having a fantastic time. Madelyn sure loves her "Nanna and Poppy" and misses them. I can't wait until we live closer to family, only a few more months.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Happy Happy Birthday!

So it was Brandon's birthday on Saturday and in order to help in my goal to become more domestic I wanted to make Brandon a fabulous cake. Well this is my attempt to be domestic, just go with it, lol. My sister Beth is a culinary art major so she helped me quite a bit and even answered my frantic questions up until the last minute. I could not have done it without her. So the cake is three layers, a brownie layer, a white cake and a dark chocolate layer all with chocolate buttercream frosting the middle. Of course I wanted to to look cute too so I put Pirouette cookies around the entire cake. The bow of course was my doing, I am a bow person. So please tolerate my attempt to be more domestic, ha ha.

We were lucky enough to have Brandon's family visiting from Missouri. It was so good to see them and be able to celebrate Brandon's birthday with them. Plus, it was someone else to help us eat the cake. I do not think Brandon and I could have (or should) have eaten this cake by ourselves!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Long lost photos

So I uploaded some pictures that I recently I took on my camera and came across some ohtotos that have been on the camera for a while. This shows how often I actually use my camera, ha ha. Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

2010 From the Hendricksons

I wanted to share our Family Christmas card this year but I wanted to wait until everyone received theirs so it would be a surprise. My friend Sarah King designed the card and we just love it
Brandon of course wanted to write our Christmas letter. A chance for him to use that English degree. Enjoy a little update of how 2010 was at the Hendrickson home.

We hope this Christmas and the New Year find you healthy, happy, and eagerly looking forward to the opportunities and memories to come. Here’s what we have been doing this past year:

Julie has had a wonderful year of change. She was able to terminate her full-time job at BYU when, on June 3, she became a mother. She’s since had the treasured opportunity of being a stay-at-home mom to raise Madelyn, and she wouldn’t have it any other way. She has loved to focus more on things domestic, and less on job responsibilities, and she has expanded her culinary and decorating skill set. She was able to go home to North Dakota twice in the year to visit her family and bring along the newest grand-child. She occasionally offers her time as a consultant to her former BYU team, and she’s glad she no longer has to be on the team full-time.

Brandon took a semester off in January when he accepted a promotion as a banker. He loved the work, but saw that the hours made it increasingly difficult to graduate from college in a timely manner. So, he quit the bank altogether in August and has since been going to school full-time at BYU and taking heavy course loads. He has loved having his baby girl to play with after a long day of classes. He’s enjoyed having Matt and Garrett at BYU with him, and we’ve had lots of fun family moments. He is excited to graduate in December of 2011 and is then looking forward to raking in the big bucks, or just any plain bucks…we’ll take either!

Madelyn Lucy Hendrickson came to us on June 3. She is a wonderful, happy baby who loves to socialize (exchange radiant smiles and giggles) with anyone and everyone. She was informally awarded the title of “cutest baby in the ward,” which award we reluctantly  accepted! We love to play with her and make her laugh. We discovered she is mortally afraid of puppies, which quashes any future plans at this point to buy one. She spends her time conversing in baby talk and rolling around, exploring everything she can. We no longer put Christmas presents under the tree, because she rolled under the tree and opened some early! We love her and feel it such a blessing to be entrusted with her. We feel blessed to see her growing and developing healthily. We wish she wouldn’t grow so fast, though.

We love you all and miss you! We are thankful for the hope of the gospel and the Savior’s love that makes it all possible.

The Hendricksons

Friday, December 3, 2010

Happy Half Birthday Madelyn!

So it is official, today Madelyn is six months old. We are celebrating her half birthday by taking her to Toys'r'us and she gets to pick out a toy. This process happens by putting different toys in her hands and then whichever one she screams louder for she gets. Okay so that might sound funny but it has worked in the past, she is not spoiled or anything I promise. The sad thing is she does not even realize how spoiled she is yet, lol. At six months old she is rolling around everywhere! She is not crawling yet but she is definitley moving. She has started on solid food and she loves it and she also loves her sippy cup. She can hold it herself and she doesn't let it go very often. In the last few weeks she has even taken her pacifier and it havs been amazing. Sleeping through the night is still hit or miss, more misses, but we are still working on it. I don't mind though because everytime I go into her room at 3am she just gives me this melt your heart smile that makes it all worth it. We have enjoyed the last six months, more than I ever thought we would. She has been the best blessing for our marriage.
Look at how much she has changed in the last six months.

Madelyn one day old

Madelyn Six months old

So you might be wondering where is her bow? Well I took her bow off to take the picture so it is similar to her newborn pictures. Don't worry the bow is back on her head now :)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Madelyn's Fashion Shoot

This is our morning fashion shoot. This cute outfit had been sitting in Madelyn's closet for a few months now and we have not worn it because it was too summery, so I had the idea to put a long sleeve onesie and leg warmers under it and ta turned out way cute! So we had to have a fashion show this morning. As you can see from those smiles Madelyn loves it too :)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Halloween Maddie!

Maddie is eating rice cereal and she loves it! I can't believe how fast she is growing! We had a great Halloween in Fargo! Madelyn went as Raggedy Ann and her cousing Logan went as Ragedy Andy, and they were adorbale! We went to Trunk-or-Treat at the church on Friday night and Madelyn and her cousin Logan were definitely the hit of the night. We had multiple people come up to us and say, oh I heard about these costumes and I had to see them in person. And of course we are not bias when we say that we thought they were just adorable. The best part of the weekend, however, was when Brandon surprised and and showed up on Friday night to spend the weekend with us. We could not have asked for anything better than that. Maddie just loves her dad and there is no one that can get her to laugh as much as Brandon can. I also do not think that Brandon put her down the entire time. They are definitely stuck together like glue, those 2 are. We are still in Fargo until Friday and are just having a wonderful time!