Happy Half Birthday, Maddie Jane!
|Watching the cars get serviced.|
Today I put your hair in a pony tail for the first time and you looked adorable and seemed to appreciate the freedom it afforded you to take all the blocks out of their container and put them back in without getting your hair in your face.We went to get the oil changed in the car and after you had gone up to each staff person and said hello you walked around to all the cars in the showroom and told me what color they were, showed me where their lights were and tried to open the door of your favorite shiny, red convertible. Then you watched the cars getting fixed through the glass, munching on Goldfish and waving at anyone new that came in.
You love to observe and are happiest surrounded by people to talk to and watch as they go about their days; you try to hug strangers and sit in the other parent's laps in music class. You are truly a people-person, just like your Mama. You get sad when other people get sad and make sure to give hugs to any little person that cries or whines in your presence; I love your empathy and your awareness of others and I hope it sticks with you always.
Your love isn't just for strangers though; Dada, Mama, Jane, Grandma your Godmama's, and Auntie Kate all get you clapping and smiling and every morning when Hannah gets to work you run for the door, just as excited to see her everyday as if you hadn't for a week. You two truly have something special and your love for her makes Mama so happy as I leave for work each morning, knowing that you are in hands that love you just as much.
|Jane's pasta is an all the time favorite food.|
Maddie Jane, you are the most wonderful little person I have ever had the pleasure of knowing and each month brings so many new and exciting pieces of your personality that I feel so blessed to get to learn about. You are the best little traveling companion to me and your Dad and we hope to show you the world, or at least give you a good head start on it.
Happy half birthday, my sweet girl! Mama loves you oh so much!