Monday, November 28, 2005

Holiday Madness Sweeps the Bice Household

Hello again friends and family. Lately, we haven't been as good at getting new little nuggets up onto the blog as we have in the past. However, with the Thanksgiving weekend now behind us, and a full five days here at home with Madelyn, I've collected enough stuff to manage throwing a post up.

As I mentioned earlier, Madelyn and I held down the fort for five days this past week (Wednesday through Sunday). So what do you do when two people (one of whom only communicates via pointing and grunting) have that much time together?

You got it: Alot of television watching. Actually, on Wednesday we trekked up to Erin's work for her clinic's chili cookoff. I made a nice Texas chili, which it turns out was a whole lot hotter than your garden variety Indiana chili. Erin got to watch me take perverse pleasure in people takng a bite and saying "Oh man--That's hot!" We managed to even come in second place despite burning off a few more tastebuds than everyone else.

Erin had Thursday off, so we spent the day fixing alot more food than two and a half people could possibly eat. Ham, squash casserole, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, beets, a relish tray, and pumpkin pie. As you can see below, Madelyn is wondering who else is coming over for dinner. While we were cooking Madelyn was positively soaking up the Macy's day parade.

Almost as soon as we cleared the table we had to begin setting up the tree. We had apparently decided that we didn't have enough stuff around for Madelyn to get into/pull down ontop of herself.

All of this activity was too much for Madelyn who retired to her crib for a few practice run throughs with the sugarplums on the dance floor.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Madelyn Gears up for Winter

It was 17 degrees outside when we got up this morning, so Madelyn got to try on her new winter coat. Needless to say it was not a big hit. Posted by Picasa

Monday, November 14, 2005

In their natural environment, the monkeys pick their food off of each other. Posted by Picasa

Madelyn lands a flying tackle on her cousin Luke, while Derek keeps his ear to the ground. Posted by Picasa

At the Frosch's, Madelyn shows Maria how stairs were meant to be used. Posted by Picasa

It's Halloween night and Madelyn has just been informed that she can go out and people will give her candy for being dressed like this. Posted by Picasa

Madelyn the Bee Steps Out for Some Candy

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