After bath time Madeline loves to have playtime before bed. She will usually play with her kitchen or play duck duck goose. She loves it when we all play with her. She just giggles after she says goose and runs around her room squealing in delight.
She loves to play with her new kitchen. She loves the cupcakes and ice cream the best. She also loves playing with her pasta set and putting the food in the shopping cart. She still enjoys cutting up the wooden fruit.
She loves to scare the kids when they come in her room. She hides behind the door says “got you” when they come in her room.
Madeline loves to iPad way too much. Her favorite movies are: Big Hero 6, Charlie Brown, Kung Fu Panda 3, Piglet Movie and all the Winnie the Pooh movies. Her favorite TV show is still Little Einsteins.
Madeline talks ALL the time and can say so many things. She says phrases like:
I do it
I got it
I get it
I have it
I mic (I mix)
Mommy do it
I fic (I fix)
What time it is (What time is it)
Mommy play with you (Mommy play with me)
She can tell us pretty much what she wants and we can understand her most of the time. One of the cutest things she does is every time she sees a bus she says, “Abby’s bus.” The other day we went to drop something off at Emma’s school. The next day as we passed the school while driving home from errands I heard Madeline say, “Emma’s school.” She is so smart.
I often hear Madeline counting to 10 without any help and singing her ABCs. She can get through half the alphabet without any help. She loves to read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and sing her ABCs at the end of the book. She also learned the Do Re Mi song from Emma. She loves to sing songs and knows quite a few. She loves to point at the music in her little children’s hymn book and sing the words to the song. Her favorite songs are: I am a Child of God, Jesus wants me for a Sunbeam, Temple Song, Little Purple Pansies, Daddy’s Homecoming, and the Snowman Song.
Madeline is great at following instructions. She has been really good about prayer time and folding her arms and then shouting Amen at the end. She has even prayed a few times with our help. One Sunday after the opening prayer she looked at me and my arms were still folded. She then said, “No mom…Amen.” She couldn’t figure out why I would have my arms folded when the prayer was over. It was hilarious.
Madeline is so predictable when it comes to potty time. I can always tell when Madeline has to go to the bathroom. It is usually after she eats lunch. When I see her concentrate I will usually ask her if she want to sit on the potty. She will usually say no and then she will say, “I hide.” She will run behind the couch or a chair and do her business. When I do go and change her diaper she is usually pretty good about laying down. Then she says, “Oh no,” as I am changing her diaper. I will usually be pretty silly with her and say, “Stinky” or “Grouse” and then she just laughs.