Weight: 18lbs. 5oz. (10th percentile YAY!)
Height: 30 3/4 inches (95th percentile)
Head circumference: 17 1/4 inches (20th percentile)
The day after Maddie's 1st birthday she had her one year well child check up.....I know it's taken me a while to post this. :-) As usual she got all weighed in and measured. The doctor was very happy with her weight gain and growth overall. She is now in the 10th percentile for weight, which is quite a change from the 5th percentile for the last 9 months or so. Still a very LONG and LEAN little girl however, as she grew 2 whole inches in just 3 short months.
Her doctor was also very pleased with her social skills and intellectual self. I mean I think we have a pretty bright girl on our hands, but of course I am a bit biased. She feels like she is right on track with all the skills she was able to show her. She definitely is not a shy girl.
These days, Maddie is literally running around the house. She honestly would rather pick up random objects and walk around the house with them. She prefers this exploring much more than all the wonderful toys she got for her birthday. :-) She loves showing mommy and daddy her nose, ears, and toes. Although lately is getting her noes and toes mixed up! LOL. She is a very proud girl and often claps with praise after completing a task or making mommy and daddy happy. As she has for a very long time now, she continues to LOVE dancing to any music she hears.
Maddie is still a very vocal little one often being called a "squealer pig" because of her high pitch squeal. What a joyful noise....kidding. She does say a few words which consist of "momma," "dadda," "what," and "ball." Her most recent word being "ball".....for some reason anytime she says it she says so with a whisper. So cute!
This past year has truly been the most amazing year as we have watched this little girl grow into a toddler. Really?!?! Am I saying my little lady is a toddler?!? It's so hard to believe that a year ago we were meeting her for the very first time. What a blessing and joy she has been to all of us! It's her smile that has helped us make it through the tough times of the past year. WE LOVE YOU MADDIE!!!
Thursday, July 21, 2011
That evening we met up with Grandma Jill, Grandpa Randy, and Uncle Kevin for some dinner followed by some playtime and tasty ice cream in the park. Maddie absolutely loved the pink and purple cotton candy flavored ice cream that we picked out for her. Hope this sweet tooth of hers doesn't get us in trouble.
This little girl continues to amaze us everyday with her funny personality and her day to day changes. Happy birthday to Madison....she cut 2 new teeth on her special day as well. She is now walking unassisted and is soooooo proud of herself whenever she does it. It is not often that we do not see a HUGE smile on her face when she is walking, actually practically running around. Look out everyone......here she comes!
Playing in the chair that Grandma Kathy repainted and reupholstered. It used to belong to daddy when he was little.
I just loved the angle of this picture with the little lady in the background. My brother is AWESOME at taking pictures!
Picture boards of the birthday girl. One picture for every month showing off some of the many different facial expression of Maddie.
Maddie had a WONDERFUL time being the center of attention! She especially loved it when everyone began singing happy birthday to her. She just clapped with joy. What a doll! She wasn't she tearing in to her very own special birthday cupcake either. She LOVED the frosting. Looks like she got mommy's sweet tooth. Yikes.
We feel so very blessed for all of our family and friends who helped to celebrate such a special occasion. We were especially lucky to have my best friend of 15 years, Kimber, fly in from Utah to join in the festivities. Kimber has been such a blessing in my life and we have been through the good times and bad over the last 15 years. And what better way to spend time together than to celebrate a very special little girls 1st birthday. Thank you to all of the helping hands who put so much time and effort into making this day all the more fantastic. We could not have done it without you!
Friday, July 8, 2011
It was so sad to realize that this holiday was the last of Maddie's "first" holidays....well besides her first birthday that's just around the corner.....sigh! We weren't so sure as to how she would do with the firework, but thought we would give it a try anyways. She ABSOLUTELY LOVED THEM! She was not scared one bit of the booms, bangs, and crashes. Instead she was thrilled to watch all the colorful fountains and big bursts of color in the sky. She was also very amused with her very own sparkler - held by mommy of course.
Overall a very fun and enjoyable time with the best family ever!