Monday, January 25, 2010

What's Up with Madeleine?

Some interesting tidbits about our darling little Madeleine:

At age 14 months Maddy is working on perfecting the skill of patience.

Here she is thinking, "gee, that camera looks kind of interesting."
And here she is two seconds later politely saying, "give it to me right this second please or I'm quite sure I will explode!"
Madeleine has also become a pea hoarder. Yes, you heard me correctly - she's a pea hoarder. She loves those little green morsels so entirely that when we were out to dinner the other night she would place one pea in her mouth and then stuff another pea up her sleeve. She is clearly under the impression that at any given moment a pea shortage may occur, leaving her tummy yearning for more gooey goodness. Lest you think she forgot about the peas stuffed all the way up to her armpit I'll have you know that later in the evening they became her before-bed snack.

As I was without my camera and did not capture the pea incident, I'll just show you these pictures of Madeleine sporting her new "cool" look. She can stare at herself in the mirror wearing sunglasses for hours. She feels she is is "tres chic".
Lastly, Madeleine has decided her daily hair and beauty treatments are really cramping her style. She no longer has time to loll idly on her back while I massage lotion onto her baby rolls. She needs room to twist, turn and maneuver herself away from the spa environment I've so lovingly created for her.

Both of my girls were blessed with thick hair from a very young age - no baby toupees needed in this household! However, Madeleine definitely takes the prize for the most hair seen on a 14-month-old baby. I love her little curls and all the products I bought have really been working well. The only problem? Madeleine is NOT interested in sitting still while I comb out her hair and try out new hairstyles. As of yet the only thing she has time to wait for me to put in are a couple barrettes. I just know I could do some adorable pigtails if I was given the opportunity but "Madeleine the Champion" doesn't have time for that.

In the bathtub tonight while getting her deep-conditioning treatment and comb-out she kept looking up at me and putting her hands out, effectively saying, "why are you doing this to me?" After I finally got all the curls detangled the little stinker reached up and rubbed her hands all over her head - no doubt re-tangling each spiral.

Does she look apologetic to you? But, how can you not love that little face to pieces?

3 comments:

Kristi J said...

my 14 month old has the same issue with patience...it just came on over the past month...funny girls!! BUT my girls hair is still pretty thin...not much there yet...but hey, the head is covered now, but still patchy...adorable pics, kj

shauna said...

Ha Ha... There is only one option and that is to love your little one to pieces, despite her efforts to sabotage spa time.

I know... I'm so stoked to get to the Olympics... my Dad acted as my broker, as a Vancouverite, and managed to get me tickets. Thanks Dad!

j.strong said...

Sweet girls, so pretty. I love your photos and I'm braziliam, Hugs!