Saturday, April 28, 2012

Madelyn 2.5

Who can resist those big brown eyes?!

Madelyn at 2 1/2 is a doll.  She is a (usually) happy friendly kid.

Her imagination has taken off to outer space!  Every single day, usually at least once an hour, Madelyn assigns our rolls.  "Pretend I Jessie and you Woody."  or "Pretend I'm a baby witch and you a mama witch." Or her favorite jammies have a kitty on them and she stays in the kitty character all night, "Kitty wants fresh water, meow!"  She also loves playing pretend with little people or her stuffed animals.  She's turned a stuffed dog and doll into Emily Elizabeth and Clifford.

She also likes to dress up.  If it were up to Madelyn, she would wear Elyse's old dance costume all day, every day, even to bed.  She also can be found sporting a batman cape and mask around the house (or to Target).
 She's deathly afraid of bugs!  I'm not sure where this came from.  Tonight there was a spider outside and she gave off the highest scream I've ever heard.  We're working to overcome this fear!

 Madelyn is silly, and funny with a genuine sense of humor.  She can hold character or kid along with anyone else.  She likes to pretend she's sleeping (for a long time) and kiss me with her nose.  She still is a cuddle bug and loves hugs and kisses and snuggles.
 She loves babies too.  Here she's reading a book to our friend from down the street.  She was totally smitten with him!  And after he left, she pretended to be baby Owen and preceded to pull my hair and put all the toys in her mouth.
 She's usually a pretty happy girl although freak-outs ensue when she doesn't get her way.  Often after a few minutes of crying she will respond "I happy now."
 Elyse and Madelyn get along for the most part.  There's some sibling rivalry that has been rearing it's nasty head lately.  Madelyn fights for what she wants which makes her sister a little upset.
 She still sleeps pretty well, takes naps most days.  She's eating fairly well for a 2 year old too.  We think she's over her dairy allergy.  She loves going to Mommy and Me and can hold her own with the four year olds.  She can count (kinda) up to 20 or so.  She knows some of the letters.  Her language is awesome and one of the funniest things is to her some "grown up" phrases come out of her little mouth.  Some of my favorites are, "oh sure" and "not very much" and "maybe we could do that."
 Madelyn likes people and is usually willing to make a new friend.  She likes to ask "what's her name?" and then "what's her mama's name?" and "what's her pappy's name?".

And she steals my sunglasses all the time!
We all love this girl and just can't get enough of her sweet face!


Simone +Jarrod said...

she is a doll! <3

Angela said...

I love the updates and can't wait to see both your beauties. Especially love the picture of her in yellow with her hands under her chin. Nice job, mamma.