Miss Gabriella Faye, expected arrival on 8/6/13
Our second baby, another girl (!!!!), is due August 6th, just about two months shy of Madeleine's second birthday.
We are so excited to have another baby, and we're especially thrilled that Madeleine is going to have a sister. :) It always seems like siblings that are the same gender are closer than siblings that are the opposite gender.
Our interim only child, has been very busy being an extraordinarily curious (read: mischievous) toddler. :) She loves reading, running, dancing and giggling exuberantly while she throws toys for our dog Sox. Her favorite activity as of late has been throwing plastic Easter eggs for our dog and then laughing hysterically as Sox tries in vain to trap the very slippery eggs on the hardwood floors. Her favorite toys are books of all kinds; board books, children's books, she even loves cracking open one of the various novels on our bookshelves.
Madeleine reading Hop on Pop
Currently, we're in the midst of planning our 2013 summer vacation (which will actually be happening this spring since Miss Gabriella is arriving this summer), working on daily educational toddler activities, Maddie and I are both trying to learn French (with plans of a French family vacation in 2-3 years) as well as working on Maddie's English vocabulary and working on adopting a Montessori centered homeschooling approach, working on a new nursery for Gabbie and a big girl bedroom for Maddie, and planting our first family vegetable garden (which happens to be entirely in containers at the moment until we can have our soil tested to be sure that our home renovation last year hasn't caused any major damage to our soil.)
Looking forward to getting back into the swing of blogging on at least a semi-regular basis. :)