Friday, October 3, 2008

She brings me joy

How could you not feel happy when you get to see THIS beautiful face every day?! Madeline is at such a fun age right now--curious about everything, learning tons of new words, getting better at playing independently. Lately she's really into *hiding* (as in "Mommy, I hiding!"). Behind the shower curtain is her favorite spot--usually giggling like crazy with just her feet sticking out below. :-)

I am so blessed that about 90% of the time Maddie is in this kind of mood! The funny thing is that she's getting good at being talked into/talked out of things--like if she's being grumpy, we can talk to her about whining and she'll say (often in her whining voice) "Yeah, no whining!" to herself. She even said that to the Nursery teacher at church this week--HA!

Lucy and Maddie are such good buddies. Here they are searching for the neighbor's kitty...each for very different reasons, I'm sure! :-)

Do you spot that baby pumpkin hiding in the background? I LOVE FALL! I held out as long as I could, but once it hit October 1st I rushed out to decorate!

Now if I could just find my wreath of Autumn leaves, this picture would be complete!


Allison McKenney said...

She brings me joy, too! :)

I can just picture you now...sipping cider (or some Starbucks love), eating pumpkin bread, with a scented pumpkin candle burning... :)


Heather Elizabeth said...

Maddie is a doll. Thank you Lord for the GIFT of children. Enjoy her daily!

Christine Cohn said...

Maddie is so precious. Really, I just can't get enough of that girl! I think Jonathan is the same way. :) He loves looking at Maddie's picture.

And then there's the pumpkins... you know I went crazy when I saw the pictures of your porch. :) If only we had fall in SoCal. ;) At least my house smells like Caramel Pumpkin! ;) You're the best.

love you!

Reshma McClintock said...

I love fall too. Maddie is SUCH a doll...I adore these photos :) ...r...