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Thursday, July 23, 2009

All About Miss Madison

I thought it was about time that I posted a blog all about Miss Madison. So much in life right now is about the babies. She has grown up so much since they have come home. She is getting more fun all the time. Here are some fun facts and stories about Madison.

  • Madison would live on cheese and fruit if I would let her.
  • She is a mommy's girl. I love it even though it has its challenges when I want to go anywhere.
  • She loves to color, do playdoh, and make crafts.
  • She loves shoes and dresses. They don't always match but overall she does pretty well.
  • She would wear pink most days.
  • She is not afraid to play in the dirt in her dress.
  • She is a great snuggler and very affectionate to the people she loves. Even if Sydney isn't so sure about all the hugs.
  • She loves her friends! Madison loves to be with other kids and thrives on the interaction. Every new kid is a friend. She is very social! She LOVES going to church each week.
  • She has a huge vocabulary and can carry on full conversations. She has been doing this for quite some time. I love it. We don't have much quiet in our house.
  • She can tell you the relationship of each person in our family. Like the fact that her Uncle Bubba is my brother. Haley is her Auntie, my sister, and Nana is her mom. That is alot to get at 2.
  • She loves Madagascar. I have heard that movie so many times. Notice I said heard. It is her movie of choice in the car for long trips. She also loves Minnie Mouse and wants to wear her red dress for Halloween.
  • She loves My Little Pony. This is the theme of her upcoming birthday.
  • She is starting to get into Princesses and dressing up. I am so excited for this girly stage.
  • Unfortunately she knows who Hannah Montana and the Jonas Brothers are. This comes with a 9yr old aunt. Although I will admit it has been on at our house as well a few times when we had fussy babies and kept at least one child happy. She sings and dances along. (Don't judge me.)
  • Madison has discovered the art of humor lately. She cracks up herself and us every day. A few weeks ago I asked her what she wanted to wear and she answered, "Chicken Nuggets" and started laughing. It is now her answer of choice. If you want her to laugh just say "Hey Madison, Chicken Nuggets."
  • This week she has started saying I love you Daddy to me just to get a reaction. I say I love you Milo (our cat) back and she giggles. I'm not Milo. I'm Madison Marteney.
  • Lately one her favorite sayings is, "Mommy, Your my friend". She will say it 25 times in one day. When I close her door at night she will say it. One night she hadn't, so through the door I said, "Madison, Your my friend." She laughed and said, "Chicken Nuggets." :)
  • Madison loves to play outside and has loved watching our garden grow. Having fruit and vegetables to pick has been a great experience for her. She helps us water the garden, and would play outside all day in her pool if she could.
  • Madison loves to sing. She is constantly singing the Abc's, Twinkle Little Star, Baker's Man, Jesus Loves me, and many others. In the last month she has mastered all her letters correctly and most of the words to the other songs. I couldn't resist recording her 2yr old versions for her to watch later on in life. Watch the cute video below. We call it her Baker's Man Remix.
  • She loves to dance. Her and her daddy have a little dance that he taught her. Shake Shake, Shake Shake a Shake It, We like to move it move it, Put your Hands in the Ayer(air) Ayer. It is so funny! Hopefully she will not end up with her daddy's rhythm. Sorry babe!
  • Madison is a great help with the babies. She wants to give them their binkies when they cry, hold them, and lay with them on the floor to play. The only challenge with this is that she wants to lay like they do on the play mat. All 3 don't fit that well. It is cute though.
  • She has had number of cute sayings about the babies lately. When they are nursing we say they are drinking Mommy's milk. One day she was trying to get the baby to suck on her finger. When I asked her not to she responded, "Mommy, He's drinking my Madison's milk. So sweet.
  • Madison loves to talk about things she did when she was little. Lately she has been telling Matt, "When I was a tiny baby I pooped on you." And, "When I was a tiny baby Poppy took my binky." (they had a binky game, I am surprised she remembers this) As well as comments about her nursing and having diapers changed. I think it helps her relate to the boys by knowing she did the same things as a baby.
  • She loves to sing to the babies when they cry. Especially our I love you so much song.
  • And finally, Lately when the babies cry she says, " I think he wants his sister". (grin) Shre is a great big sister! I couldn't have asked for it to go better.
Madison is a loving, good girl and such a blast. We have had our challenges the last few weeks as she is getting a little more strong willed and very 2. I am sure part of it is the adjustment of having to share our time with the boys. She wants to do everything herself and her way. We are working on sharing and speaking with nice words. One sweet hug and I love you mommy makes any challenging day worth it. Enjoy this video of my favorite girl!

Madison Sings from Melisa Marteney on Vimeo.


Neal, Melissa, Ella and Aubrey said...

We enjoyed meeting you, Madison, Micah and Mason yesterday! Its nice for Ella to have some little girls to play with- most of her little friends are boys :) I will also follow your blog now, its such a great way to keep in touch with people.

Melinda said...

That video of Madison is too cute!

Amy said...

So Cute!!! Madison does so many things that Aaron does. Too bad we don't live near each other or we could have some fun playdates with two year olds and twins :)

The Dukes' Family said...

I just can't believe how much Madison looks like Matt's mom! She is beautiful!

Terra said...

Adorable! You have a beautiful family. It's been wonderful watching the updates. I'm a friend of your mom's online.

Clint and Marilyn said...

What a great memory of Madison that you were able to capture on video! Wesley watched it with me and kept wanting "more, more, more!" after it was done!!!

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