Madeline loved Easter at the beginning of the month. We got her a basket this year and she loved hunting for Easter eggs in the backyard. She got so much joy out of putting those eggs her in basket. If anyone tried to take an egg that she saw she let it be known. It’s not surprising that she liked to put the eggs in her basket because she seems to enjoy putting toys into other things. This is one of the reasons why she is so good a cleaning up her toys when she is done playing. We sing the clean up song and she is right there putting everything away. That’s not to say that there aren’t times when she isn’t naughty. I walked into the bathroom one morning while I was cleaning the kitchen and saw that she had pulled most of the toilet paper off the roll. She was having a blast playing with it. Before telling her no I ran to get my camera. Then we cleaned it up together. It’s amazing how she can be a stinker and so cute all at the same time.
One of Madeline’s favorite things to do is watch Little Einsteins on the iPad. I will usually let her watch it when I am cleaning up the kitchen or taking a shower. She loves to sit in the big chair in the family room. Most of the time while she is watching she will click on other apps on the iPad. She is too smart for her age and can navigate quite well through the iPad. That is one reason why we took off the YouTube app.
Madeline is super happy and also super goofy. It is not uncommon for us to find her dressed up with a bunch of necklaces, carrying her purse, with her bunny ears on, and talking on her phone. One time she came into the kitchen with the plastic rings on her feet and her sunglasses on. It’s like she knew she was funny because she had the biggest grin on her face as she walked towards me. She has even tried putting on her own pants and shoes. One day she grabbed a pair of pants from her clean pile of laundry and tried to put them on over her other pants. To her credit she actually got on leg through. Then she proceeded to play with her toys. It was kind of funny.
Madeline loves to be outside and will knock on the backdoor until we take her outside to play. Lately the weather has been really nice so we have gone on many walks. She loves to run on the sidewalk and pick the dandelions off the grass. She gets quite a collection and then hands them to us to hold for her. She loves seeing the birds fly in the sky and spotting the bunnies. We made the mistake of letting her wear shorts at first and she ended up getting her first knee scrape. It didn’t help that she reopened that cut a few times the following days even with the band-aid on. From then on we put her in pants to go on walks until her boo-boo healed. She was not a fan of the bath while her knee was all scraped up. It took her quite some time even after it healed to be ok sitting in the bath again. Aside from going on walks we have taken her to the park more frequently this month. Her favorite thing to do is go down the slide. She doesn’t care for anything else at the park except for the slide. We even tried putting her in the swing but she was not a fan of that.
One of my favorite times of the day is getting Madeline up in the morning or after her nap. She grabs all of her animals and blanket and says animals. She just wants all of her little furry friends with her. It is adorable. Lately all she has wanted is her baby. She takes that baby everywhere with her and gives her lots of hugs and kisses. She likes to push her baby in the shopping cart and feed her baby the bottle. She even takes her baby on trips to the store. I have noticed that Madeline will fall asleep in the car if it’s close to her nap time so now I have to be careful to not do errands too close to naptime. One day while we were in the office playing, I saw Madeline grab the wipes out of the diaper bag. She wanted one so I gave it to her. Then she proceeded to wipe the shopping cart handles just like she sees me do at the grocery store. She just loved being the mommy pushing the baby in the cart with clean handles. It was too funny.
Some of Madeline’s favorite toys to play with are her Little People Farm, the shopping cart, dollhouse, her pink harmonica, purse and phone, and her color wonder markers and coloring books. She absolutely loves to color and will color a little bit on each page.
Her list of words:
Up, down, off, more, please, thank you, glasses, shoes, socks, boo-boo, head, eyes, ears, toes, pants, bath, molk (milk), book, baba (baby), hot, es (yes), na (no), bag, back, light, this, ok, iPad, Einsteins, bus, nana (banana), berries, buttons, push, circle, outside, bubble, all done, all gone, animals, bop (blanket), sheep, hug, guys, boys, momma, dada, dad, Mike, Pe (Peter), Anu (Andrew), Emma, Abba (Abby), 6,7,8
Her list of animal sounds:
Cow, Pig, Horse, Chicken, Duck, Bird, Cat, Dog, Tiger, Elephant, Snake, Rooster
Her list of other sounds:
Her list of alphabet sounds:
A, B, D, E, F, H, L, M, P, S, T
Songs she can:
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star, I am a Child of God, Temple Song, Popcorn Popping, Head Shoulders Knees and Toes, Clap Clap Clap your Hands, 5 Little Monkeys, Wheels on the Bus, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Hickory Dickory Dock, Pat a Cake