A Day in the Life of Madison

Thursday, August 18, 2011

I am a part of a Bunko group and every third Thursday of the month we get together and play.  I am looking forward to the great fellowship and lots of laughter tonight.  With that being said I hope Shane has just as much fun tonight with just him and Madison.  Normally, Madison will take a two hour nap each day but she did not get one in today.  She didn't wake up until 10:30 but I felt like she would at least take a 30 minute nap.  I recorded Madison talking away as she was laying down.  Not only did she talk like this the entire hour I made her rest.  She has talked like this all day!!  I don't know where she gets it from!  (sarcasm)  =)  I just wish I knew what all she was saying because she has got a lot to say these days! 7

Sorry the post is short tonight but I am running behind as usual!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Well I guess it's true that there is a first time for every thing.  Madison is such a good child and very rarely do I have to get on to her but there are times where she does get in trouble.  I know...hard to believe.  She is still continuing to feed herself and is doing really good with it. 

However, today at lunch was not so good.  She had fed herself some of the fruits and vegetables but was playing with the spoon more than eating.  I took the spoon away and started feeding her myself.  When it got time for her to eat her yogurt she was already mad because I wouldn't let her feed herself because she was playing with the spoon.  I had corrected her several time but she kept doing it so I wasn't going to let her try again. 

I had a spoonful of yogurt getting ready to go into her mouth and Madison got really mad and swatted my hand away causing the yogurt to go every where and I dropped the spoon.  Of course she got in trouble for this and I was telling her that we don't do that and that she wasn't getting any more yogurt.  As I am cleaning up the table I am telling her why we don't do that and I look over at Madison and my heart just broke!  She was sitting in her high chair with her head bowed down and her bottom lip poking out.  She knew she was in trouble.  I kept thinking she was going to cry but she never did.  I had to stay focused on the issue and over look it but I came close to giving in. 

When you all see the video that I am going to post tonight you are going to be mad that I got on to her for that at lunch.  I did not teach Madison good tonight at dinner but her laugh was just to hilarious.  We were eating dinner and as I am putting a piece of food in my mouth and I completely missed my mouth.  Madison was watching me and broke out laughing.  I did it again on purpose just to get another laugh out of her and it was such a hardy laugh that I ran and got the video camera.  Well of course she wouldn't do it with the video camera rolling.  So this is where I am teaching her bad.  I started throwing little pieces of bread up and catching them in my mouth.  Well the video alone will show you how funny Madison thought this was.

Needless to say Madison got over the incident at lunch pretty fast and did great at dinner.  She didn't play with her spoon at least!  Progress!!!  I can not begin to tell you the fun that she and I have everyday.  Our days are filled with fun and laughter but when Madison laughs like this, it just makes all of our troubles and worries go away. 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

I realized yesterday after posting the video how much people have missed me not posting on a regular basis.  All the sweet comments and texts letting me know made me feel very humbled to know that so many people are going down this journey with us.  After seeing the response of people that love to follow what's going on with Madison I am going to make it a priority to get back to blogging regularly. 

I took some videos tonight of Madison that were too cute not to share.  Madison LOVES this show that comes on Disney called Good Luck Charlie.  When this show comes on Madison goes crazy!!!  She can't get enough of it.  Not going to lie...Shane and I like it too!  I took a video of Madison dancing when she hears the theme song.  She would literally watch this show all day if we let her. 

Many of you know how much Madison likes to dance.  The girl has got some rhythm!...she gets that from her Aunt Amy!  Well...another Disney story.  When we are watching Disney through out the day they will play music videos of some of the Disney stars.  Madison dances to all of them.  I just happened to have the video camera handy when one of them was coming on and happened to get Madison breaking it down! 

Monday, August 15, 2011

Well things haven't been too crazy for us.  I haven't updated the blog in awhile because I just haven't had too much to post.  We had something exciting happen at the Riley house tonight and I couldn't wait to get the videos uploaded to post to the blog.  Madison will be 4 on November 16.  That is so hard to believe.  Tonight at dinner, Madison fed herself all BY HERSELF!!!  I am still shocked.  She has tried to do this in the past but gives up quickly because she can never keep the food on the spoon.  Tonight was a totally different story.  She was able to keep the food on the spoon and able to dip the spoon in to the food without much help.  Shane and I are some very proud parents tonight.  Madison looked at me like I was crazy when I started crying but they were tears of joy!  The videos are posted below. 

Thanks for being patient with me while I haven't updated like I used to.  Madison and I only have about 8 more weeks until we are in for the winter.  I know then I will probably post daily again because we will have a lot of time on our hands.

Madison has been talking up a storm!  I wish I could understand what all she is trying to tell me but I haven't been able to figure it out yet.  Whatever she is saying is pretty funny to her because she can't stop laughing after she says it. 

I guess you could say we have had a pretty big week around here.  Madison also has started hugging your neck.  I have waited so long to have her wrap her arms around my neck.  She can't go completely around your neck but if you hold her up high, enough she will come pretty close.  We are so proud of her.  She is doing more every day.  My heart it very swelling tonight with pride!  Love to you all!