Monday, February 21, 2011

Happy Birthday Madison!

I can't believe our baby is already 1! This has been the fastest year ever by far, but we are so glad to have this little girl in our home and can't remember what life was like without her! Madison is such a funny little personality...she is relatively easy-going and very tolerant of all of the torture her big sisters put her through, but is also very opinionated about what she likes and doesn't like. She is incredibly wiggly and does not like sitting still at all, but she loves to give snuggles and kisses which is so much fun for all of us.

A few things about Madison at age 1:
-she growls when you ask her what a bear says
-she loves to bonk heads...she does it pretty softly but only with people she loves so it's kind of like a hug!
-she has 7 teeth, 4 on the top, 3 on the bottom
-she has been taking a couple steps here and there for a while but just in the last week or two, she has really figured out the walking thing and is now walking more than crawling
-she is very picky about food but mostly likes toast, bananas, cheese, strawberries, green beans, olives, corn and a taste of anything sweet!
-she can wave hi and bye
-she says dada and mama and has started saying "doh" a lot but we haven't figured out what that means
-she loves looking at books and playing peek-a-boo
-she absolutely adores her big sisters and lights up when she sees them, especially when they get home from school
-she is a great sleeper most of the time....usually sleeps 12 hours at night and still takes 2 naps that are about 2-2.5 hours each!
-her official stats: 23.13 pounds, 29.5 inches

Madison has brought all of us so much joy this year and we love our little one-year old! We had a small party with family and Daddy made her a butterfly cake for her birthday. We gave her a cupcake and I think the whole thing was gone in less than a minute! That's our girl!