But besides being sick, Maddy has been growing leaps and bounds. It's amazing to me how quickly now she is learning. Our little baby is gone... sniff sniff.
Here are some of her new developments...
Hats, specifically big hats, she won't wear her hats but she will wear this viking hat!
She is also putting our shoes on and walking around. I tried to get a pic of her in my slippers, but she sat down to read when I got the camera. As she puts them on she'll say "one shoe, two shoes" adorable!
She is also doing a really good job of playing on her own. She's "reading" aloud to herself. The videos are below, sorry for the poor cinematography, Maddy was on my lap and I was blindly holding the camera out, hoping I got the shot. And yes she is sick and yes her nose is running, I know gross!
Lets see... Maddy can now count to 15 and she's getting close to making it to 20. She is also putting multiple words together like "I love you" "No picking" (referring to her nose and dry skin) "PU Stinky" when we change her diaper, "go fast" and so on. She is very polite saying please and thank you. She is climbing on everything and has gotten pretty good at her colors. And yes, more runny nose!
She is starting to get the concept of hide and seek which has been cute and hillarious. She also now understands cuddling. She come up to us with a blanket and say cuddle. Here she is drawing and asking to cuddle.
We had noticed that Maddy has balloon issues. When we are at stores she cries for them, if she has one she has to hold it, sleep with it, etc. You can not tie the balloon or her or anything else and if the ribbon is curled, knotted, or messed up in anyway she cries "fix it" until you trim the string. We've pretty much banned balloons.
Funny side note, her newest word is Wall-E. She saw it playing at Sams and watching it for almost 20 minutes, smiling, laughing, and saying wow. She asks for Wall-E everyday now.
If you are still reading or are interested at all with Ethan and I, things are good. He just went on his winter camp out with the scouts, they roughed it in a cabin!! yeah, a cabin with a wood burning stove! Some scouts did sleep in the snow caves... not Ethan.
I have been trying to work on my new calling in the primary presidency over cub scouts. It's a mess... luckily I am organized and will soon get everything going smoothly! I am also slowly but surely messing around with the fancy hand me down camera my parents lent me. Some of the pics above are with the camera. Here are a couple of shots of some roses Maddy (aka Ethan) got me. I'm still having some lighting/flash issues. Its a work in progress.