Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Maddie is at such an entertaining age right now. She has a wild imagination, loves to sing her own original melodies, dance to any type of music, and her favorite past time is making her little sister belly laugh.

She is able to articulate how she's feeling - "Maddie's not happy." "Maddie's tummy hurts." "Maddie loves you too." - that's my favorite one :)

Maddie loves to:
  • go to gymnastics on Monday evenings with her cousin Jasmine
  • go to the park and run as fast as she can
  • go to church on Sunday and see her friends in the nursery
  • get doughnuts with Dad on the weekend mornings
  • be the first one in Macey's room when Macey wakes up from her naps
  • do all her floor puzzles at once
  • organize things by shape, color, and size
  • be outside
  • color, draw, paint, and play with Play Dough
  • eat pasta, beans & rice, corn, peas, apples, pineapple, peanut butter sandwiches, yogurt, & "cold milk" 
Here are some fun pictures and videos from the past couple of months:

Maddie is a very curious girl and is always discovering things. This morning, she discovered how much fun it is to play in Grandma's flour.

Maddie recently got her hair cut. It was long and stringy and in need of evening out. Fantastic Sam's was not as much fun as Cool Cuts 4 Kids was in Arizona, but there aren't any places like that out here. She sat still and her hair looks a thousand times better. Her hair is getting thick and more blond. We wonder if it will turn dark like ours or stay light. We'll have to wait and see!
Robin & her boys came out for a visit from Utah and we had so much fun playing with them! We went to Pharoah's Lost Kingdom and the kids had so much fun playing in the water park. Kristen worked as a lifeguard there over the summer and got us in for free! Thanks Kristen!

We had another fun visit with the Hinckley cousins from Texas! Katie, Tyler, & Jamie came to visit for a few weeks and we had lots of fun playing with our out of state cousins. One night, I took Maddie, Tyler, & Annie to the park and then we went to get ice cream cones. It was so much fun! My back seat had three car seats with three cousins singing and laughing and playing. We rolled down the windows and stuck our arms out the window and ate ice cream cones - so much fun!
Maddie turned three in August and we had an ice cream themed birthday party for her at Wildwood Canyon Park. She had a great time with all her family.
She is such a little girl now - there is no baby left at all!
Here is the birthday recap from the birthday girl herself-
One of Maddie's favorite things to do is hang out with her dad. She loves to water the citrus trees with her dad at our house.

Maddie loves to read. We love to go to the library and find new books to read together. She asks to read the same books over and over again until she can read them to me. I am thrilled that she loves reading as much as I do. I snuck up on her one day reading to herself and it just makes me happy to hear her little voice.

Maddie still loves her tumbling class and asks to go several times a week. Here are some videos of her on the trampoline-

Maddie loves life and is such a sweet girl. We adore her and can't wait to see what she'll do next!