Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Madison's 2 Year Stats

She's officially two and this is HARD!!! I didn't think I would struggle as much emotionally since Brayden is four. I don't know what I was thinking! I definitely shed a few tears.

Anyways, she is two and totally showing signs of the "terrible twos." She is very independent and wants to do everything on her own. Oh, and she will let you know when she wants to do it herself quite vocally. This little girl is not shy about using her voice! And when I don't let her do what she wants? Meltdown! Just look below.

Because she had to eat green beans and chicken along with her macaroni and cheese.

Because I closed the door to the basement so she wouldn't fall down.

Because I wouldn't let her draw on the dining room table with a pen.

Because she had to share a toy with Brayden.

 Madison is still a picky eater but she is doing so much better! Last night she even ate all her broccoli without me having to assist her or play a game when she takes a bite. That doesn't happen all that often but when it does, I can hardly contain my joy! She gives me a run for my money when it comes to my sanity so the days that are easy, I bask in it like a dog on the porch. Those days are glorious!

I mentioned "little" in this post and I mean that literally! This girl is only 23 pounds!! Most of the pants and shorts she wears are still size 12 months (to fit her tiny waist) but she is wearing 18 months shirts and dresses. Some are even 24 months but she is still so tiny! The doctor says she is healthy though and her weight-height ratio is just fine.

Let's move on to her likes and dislikes!

-her blankies
-squeezies (STILL!!)
-bath time
-water (hose, water table)
-her brother
-telling me "no"
-running (just like her brother!)
-going to the park
-walking her brother into, and out of, school

-getting out of the bath
-being told "no"
-leaving Mommy (or Mommy leaving her)
-most veggies
-getting a "boo boo" (EPIC meltdowns!!)

We are still working on her colors but she does know a few of them!

So silly!! She puts on the Mr. Potato Head glasses every opportunity she gets!

So there you have it. My tiny little human is now two. I will now go cry again.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Maddie's 2nd Birthday!

Maddie's 2nd birthday totally snuck up on me! I guess that is what happens when there are a ton of summer birthdays. Anyways, it was a spur of the moment decision to have a costume party! I had been thinking, and thinking, but could not come up with a theme I wanted for her party. Then one night, we were watching Despicable Me 2 and the little girl has a costume party. DECIDED! What I didn't think about was how I was going to decorate. Oh well. 

It was pretty low key but it was great! I just did simple balloons and we got a princess bounce house. It ended up being perfect because the kids were able to nap after the party and we still had all evening to relax and clean up. The best part about the whole weekend was that my mom was in town!!! It was so fun to have her here while we celebrated and she was such a big help. The kids absolutely LOVED having her stay at our house and we can't wait for her to come back!

Our birthday shenanigans started early. Her birthday was actually on Friday, the 4th, so we celebrated with our tradition! Birthday donuts first thing in the morning!

She was a happy camper!

Then we surprised her with a bike! She's still trying to get the hang of it.

Then it was party time on Saturday morning!
The kids loved their costumes although Maddie's didn't last long.

Princess castle bounce house!

It was hot and humid. We all wanted to get in there with her!

Princess pinata!

Happy girl loved her cake and cupcake!

It was so hot that we hooked the water hose up to the bounce house. Brayden LOVED it!!

Best part of the whole weekend. My mom was in town!!


Post-party nap!

Just this past Friday, Madison had her 2-year wellness check. Everything looked great and although my little peanut weighed in at just 23 pounds, the doctor says she is totally healthy. The doc was also really impressed with Madison's speech so that was nice.

Tiny little thing in only the 10th percentile!

It was so fun celebrating Madison's birthday and it was so special that my mom was here! It was supposed to be a surprise, but I totally ruined that. Oh well, it was amazing!