Monday, October 5, 2009

My weekend with Mad

As usual, I had the best time in Boston.  I splurged on a rental car and had an awesome drive up and back.  I barely had a voice by the time I got to Bean Town because I'd been blaring the radio and singing my little heart out pretty much the whole way.  Gosh I miss driving sometimes.

Mad loves to get into my bag whenever I go, and thought my pashmina made a great blanket.




We ended up emptying out my bag and I put her in, and picked up the bag and gave her a little ride.



video

Lastly, it is unreal how much she's changed in the three(!) months since I've last seen her.  (Note to self, never go that long again without Mad time.)  She is talking like crazy, walking everywhere, and continuing to melt my heart.  One thing in particular she did over and over all weekend was pretend to sneeze.  I thought it was so hysterical and had to get it on video (yes, I know everything is always a million times better when the child is your own, or you're the aunty, but I think the west coast grandparents will get a little kick, not to mention, no one can deny the cuteness of those cheeks and those curls!)  Of course as soon as I get the camera out she quit doing it so I had to prompt her, but just imagine her doing this little sneeze randomly all the time, including when she was laying in Mommy and Daddy's bed, drinking a bottle after her nap.  She'd just randomly sneeze.  So cute!  Sometimes she'd lean her head back so far she'd lose her balance a little bit.  I miss you already Madeline!!

13 comments:

Ang said...

She is edible! What a cutie pie! And she's not even mine. :)

Jamie said...

she really is so darling rach. they do change so quickly! it's just crazy! i couldn't help but notice that charlie and lola was on the tv behind her...that's a favorite show at our house these days. oh, and the pretending to sneeze thing is one of sadie's new tricks as well!

lynette said...

What a cutie! It amazes me how their little brains work and how fast they learn.

Nadia said...

Mad is loving watching herself on the video. She is fascinated by her own sneezing and even started sneezing along with it. We miss you and cant wait for you to come back!
PS Mad loves the little book you gave her ( as I think you already knew ) but the NY shirt she likes to put around her like a shawl and say pretty... Thank you again Rach. We love you.

Nadia said...

BTW,we love charlie and lola. I think I might even like it more then Madeline. Im glad to hear there are more C&L fans out there :)

Kerry B said...

super cute!

you are my "go-to-girl" for all things byui. i have a question about a masquerade ball...what is the protocol??? costumes or fancy-dress ball? my girl is in an apartment w/ all freshman & then don't seem to know a thing...

thanks!!!

kerry

Janie's World said...

What a doll! Got to love the sneezing.

Trish said...

That hair! Love it!! I can't wait to finally meet her someday.

Elise said...

that first picture is so precious. love it.

Debbie said...

Yes, her Cali Grammie really misses her so very much!!!! I need to get out there soon!!! Very soon!!!

Debbie said...

And of course she loves the silky! Every child does!

Michelle said...

That fake sneezing is divine! Kids are so smart and they do the funniest things.

maggie said...

I love the achoo! That is so cute! I also love Charlie and Lola!