Madison and I only have a few more weeks until we are in for the winter.  I am finding it so hard to believe that Madison is going to be 4 ...

Life is going by way too fast. I can't believe it is almost October!

 Madison and I only have a few more weeks until we are in for the winter.  I am finding it so hard to believe that Madison is going to be 4 on November 16!  Four!!!  When did this happen?

There is a lot of mixed emotions every time her birthday comes around.  A parent should never have to think about how many more birthdays they are going to get to share with their child but that is a thought that crosses mine every year.  I just put my faith in the Lord and pray that we have many to share together.

There are a lot of reasons why I haven't posted lately.  The main reason is time.  Madison loves to snuggle.  She sleeps so much better when you are right there beside her holding her hand.  With Madison sleeping with us every night she will not go to sleep until we go to sleep and when we wake up, she is up.  Don't even think about laying her down in the bed and not staying there with her!  She isn't going to have it. 

For the past few months, I normally wake up when Shane leaves to go to work and just stay in the bed with Madison because she will cry if I leave her and she needs the sleep.  It is the same thing when she goes down for her nap.  I will lay down with her and sometimes I will nap with her but a lot of times I spend that time in prayer over Madison.  There are things that need to be done around the house but those "things" with always be there.  I am not going to have this time with Madison forever and I want to cherish every second of it. 

Last Monday, Madison woke up with a high fever and I wasn't feeling great either.  I took her to the doctor and she had an inner ear infection and is cutting her canine teeth.  With Madison's gums being so thick, it is hard and painful for her teeth to come through.  She is doing better with them now since they have broken through the gums.

I went to the doctor on Tuesday because my throat was getting worse.  I had tonsillitis!  I had forgotten how painful that is.  Madison and I were both on antibiotics and spent most of the week laid up in the bed watching episodes of Good Luck Charlie  back to back to back! 

I have a lot to post since I haven't posted in awhile but I didn't want to make the blog too long today.  A lot has been going on in the last six weeks since I posted.  We are excited that Amy and Aubrey have a trip planned and are coming down for 10 days!  I can't tell you how excited we are.  October 11 can't get here fast enough.  I will try to post some more tomorrow but I couldn't not blog without including some videos of Madison.  I will add some pictures as well this week.  Love to you all!

Madison has a new magic trick she would like to show everyone.  She does this trick at every meal.  My favorite part is the "Ta Da!"