Tuesday, April 10, 2012

(Madeline) 10 things I love about you v.1

My little Madeline,

I guess you're the lucky one, because you are much younger as I am starting this little tradition of writing letters to you and your sister. You're going to be one soon, and I can't believe it's almost been one year since that sunny Sunday morning when you were born. My little smukeline, here are ten things I love about you right now:

1. Every morning when daddy leaves for work, you like to demand to follow him down the hall to the elevator to say goodbye. And you crawl as fast as you can. Oh you are so excited. It's your favorite thing to do.
2. Whenever you get frustrated with something, you throw yourself to the floor (literally), lay there crying for a whole 5 seconds, and get right back up as if nothing happened. Yes, you're quite the drama queen :)
3. After every nap you give me the longest of hugs. For a few minutes you just hold me tight, put your head on my shoulder and look at the world that's waiting for you. And while you do that, I sing "I've got sunshine on a rainy day".
4. You are SO determined. You climb up. You fall down. And you climb back up. And you fall back down. If you have something in mind, you're not going to give up!
5. You're already saying your first words - and you know the power of them too, oh do you want things to get done! Daddy and I think you're going to be the smartest little girl.
6. You like to play picaboo, but sometimes you forget that it's you eyes that you need to cover. So you put your hands on your ears or your hair. Maybe daddy and I weren't so right on the smart thing afterall ;)
7. You bring me your princess dress, say 'This" and nod your head as to say "yes mama, it's a very good idea that I put my princess dress on right now". I smile. And help you into your dress.
8. When the door bell rings, you start hyper-ventilating - because you know it's usually one of your two favorite people arriving: 1) daddy (yes, he rings the bell, don't ask me why), and 2) Esther - your babysitter right now.
9. You like to be up. On the couch. On the bed. In our window nook. On your sister's chair. 90% of your time is spent climbing up on things.
10. You often grab your bottle of milk, and head straight for the little bean bag I made. And you lay there, drinking your bottle. I'm sure you're thinking about the important things in life as you're relaxing over there :)

I love you to pieces little girl.




Elizabeth said...

Aaaaaaaaaaawwwwwww :) So many sweet moments to remember and treasure forever - good idea to write them down :)

Virginie said...

Ohhh c'est trop mignon!!! J'espère que tu les emmènes en mai que je les vois (enfin si ton planning te permet de nous caser qqpart ;))