Thursday, October 20, 2011


time flies... it has been awhile since I have updated. So here goes.

I have a ... Dancing. twinkle-little star singing. laughing. Pretty much, no more napping. Coloring. cleaning. Picky eating. 'I have an Owie.' Loving. Movie Watching. Play-dough playing. Lip gloss wearing. Pretty-pretty princess pretending. Fake food serving. Book enjoying. Somersault flipping. Melody Loving. Praying. Babbling. jump up in the air, tapping. water drinking. well-behaving. Energy producing. Leotard wearing. Chatting. Caring. little girl.
Everyone loves her vibrant energy. 3 years old is so much better than the terrible-twos. I only have to tell her once and she gets it, she understands consequences well, and she behaves so much better than she used to.

She is so curious about everything now... she went to Dodge Nature preschool over the summer. She loved it and the teachers loved her. She got to get her hands (and whole body) dirty pretty much everyday.

 I am nervous about ever having another child just because I know that the chances of me ever having a child as easy and as great as her are fairly slim. She is such a good-girl and listens so well.

She loves bath time. She even embraces bedtime well, we have a set routine that she loves to follow. Brush your teeth (sometimes a bath), read a book, say our prayers, kisses, hugs and I love you's... every night we embrace each other for a good couple minutes before I tuck her in. She still loves to listen to her lullaby CD throughout the night.
She is an arteist no doubt. Her favorite thing to do is to color and paint (besides watching TV of course)
Oh wow... she is a dancing queen. Pretty sure I have created a monster here. On dance class days she is excited alllll day and when I tell her that she has dance that day I have to plug my ears to block out the high-pitched squeal that comes out of her tiny little self. AND if I let her, she would wear her dance shoes all day everyday...

We had a fabulous summer. Statefair, camping, going to parks... we did a ton of fun things. She loves to be active and do and see new things. Her excitement is so fun to see, she is always squealing and screaming exuberantly.
She loves to Love everyone and everything! If I could freeze these moments in time I sure would. I love every second with her - watching her and interacting with her. Madilynn Paige is a treasure.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Night and Day

Madi keeps changing... she is growing up, and in less than a month she will be three.

Some of her favorite things:
-Melody (and her tag)
-Princesses. She wears a princess dress-up dress daily over her clothes - she will even demand to sleep in it.
-Painting. Water colors and fingerpainting - she prefers it over markers, crayons and pastels.
-Chocolate. It can be candy or cake it doesn't matter. The other day I gave her applesauce she pushed it away and said, "chocolate please" yeah Madi... not happening.
-Movies. Ponyo and TMNT are two of her favorites right now.
-Cereal, yogurt, noodles, mac-n-cheese, and candy are her favorite things to eat.

unique to Mad's:
-She hates anything dirty or messy especially her hands and face.
-Madi likes everything a certain way... for example she wants her cup and napkin set a certain way around her plate and if I move anything she will not have it. She likes to be tucked in a certain way at night.
-Green is her favorite color. she chooses green and blue over all other colors anytime there is an option of color.
-Bath time is not her favorite, by any means, she usually fights me when it is time to bathe... sadly.
-She is a picky eater and won't even try it based on appearance (she doesn't get that from me)
-She doesn't like hot food she prefers it Luke warm or cooler.
-One of my favorite things about her is that she doesn't get into things that she isn't supposed to touch. She has never even broken anything... I don't ever have to worry about "what she is getting in to" it is great.
-Attitude is her game. She has A LOT of it!
-Water is her drink of choice.
-Sleep is no issue with her, she embraces it well, as long as she has Melody, water, and a blanket.
-She thrives on routine. Every night before bed we read a book, pray, give hugs and kisses, then I turn on music - if any of those are not in the equation she is not a happy camper.
-Getting prettied up is something she loves to do.
-She is organized and likes things put together. She lined up all of barbies shoes in her princess castle in front of the dresser in barbies room. it is cute.
-Cuddling is something she is great at, and kisses and hugs - I love it when she is sweet.
-Stubbornness is one of her greatest characteristics, if she doesn't want to do it, she will fight tooth and nail.
-Music and dancing are things she really enjoys.
-She loves for me to tickle her skin: arms, legs, feet, face - she even prompts me.
-She is very sensitive - it reminds me of myself. She will become sad if I say no to something, and pucker up her lip.
-The camera isn't her favorite thing...
-Painting her nails is something that she would be happy if I did everyday.
-Her hair is fine and curly - just like mine as a kid.
-The car is her happy place. If she is screaming and freaking out, that is a place that will calm her.

Madi is night and day - she is either the sweetest little thing, or the most angry little girl you ever did see. Naps are a must, if she doesn't get one than life is miserable! She likes to be on the go. But if I need a calm chill day, she does great with that too - she is content with cuddling up on the couch to watch a movie, I love it. Madi is full of life and character. Everyone loves her.