Madisyn's Birthday!

Madisyn turned two on Tuesday! That night we went to Chuck E. Cheese with Grandma and Grandpa Dykema, Aunt Kate, and cousin Joshua.

This week has been a crazy whirlwind of preparing for the party! Thankfully we had TONS of help and everything turned out great! Madisyn was looking forward to it all week :) We had a total of 30 people come, but enough cake to feed hundreds (I don't know that I'll attempt that undertaking again any time soon)! All the hard work was definitely worth it as Madisyn had the time of her life!

We asked for no gifts at the party, but she did get some really great gifts from friends and family. One was her HUGE lamb that was sent all the way from Council Bluffs, Iowa from my Aunt Darlene. We bought her a new bedroom set, which we also put money from the family towards.

As for us... I am actually glad that the party is over. The doctor put me on disability Tuesday, due to the back pain (not bed rest though, so that was fortunate). So I am done working, although I wasn't really prepared to stop so suddenly, so it was a little difficult to get everything organized. Finally by Thursday I was feeling better than I had since the week before, so I decided to do a few things around the house and paid for it Friday morning! I guess I learned my lesson the hard way. Since Friday my ankles and legs have been extremely swollen again and my back has been hurting, but I'm sure this week will be more low-key and provide some much needed relaxation. Maybe the baby will even come :) Thank you everyone for all of your love and support! I love you all!


Mindy Thursday, March 15, 2007 10:37:00 AM  

happy 2nd birthday Madisyn! Tiece I love the fondant cake. I've always wanted to try that stuff... maybe for Lucy's 1st b-day in Oct. I hope you're taking it easy... maybe your next post will be an announcement! Good luck with everything!

(photograph by Tina Vink, link on picture as well as below)
We are a busy family of five! I enjoy time with my husband and kids, running, being outdoors, shopping for deals, and cuddling. My wonderful husband keeps busy playing with the kiddos, hunting, fishing, exercising and working on projects around the house. Madisyn is six, in 1st grade, loves being outdoors and isn't one bit afraid of bugs or worms! Landon is four, a spitting image of Daddy, and is the sweetest, naughtiest and funniest little boy, all in one! Tinley was born February 24, 2012 and has already blessed us beyond belief! Here's a glimpse into our crazy and wonderful lives... hope you enjoy!

Tiece of Cake

I've finally decided to make a blog (Tiece of cake) dedicated to cakes... as to not consume the family blog.

(photograph by Mindy Leigh Photography, link on picture as well as below)

Madisyn Grace

Madisyn Grace
"Baby" & "M" (photograph by Melissa @ M Design and Photography, link on picture as well as below)

Landon Adrian

Landon Adrian
"LD" & "Bubba" (photograph by Melissa @ M Design and Photography, link on picture as well as below)