Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The big 8

This little one turns eight today. And lest anyone be jealous because I didnt post such pictures of them or there children on their birthdays, I'm terrible with numbers, and therefore dates, and never know what date it is. Lucky for Maddie, I got home from my mission on her birthday and so always remember. I didn't however remember that today was the 10th, so when I called her mom this morning to ask a totally unrelated question and Maddie answered the phone and asked "Did you just call to say happy birthday to me?" I of course said yes.
Maddie, being the first grandchild/niece to be born in the family has a special place in all of our hearts. Especially because she is just a little bit crazy, in a good way. Most of the time. I love her for her absent mindedness, and for her insane social skills, and for her hair that I am pretty much sure she inherited from Auntie Sarah. Along with several personality traits. She is much more outgoing than I ever was, but I see alot of myself in her, don't you?
Maddie age 3: Trees have one leg and people have two legs
Nina pointing out a tree with a split trunk in the backyard: Look at that one, it has two legs...
Maddie shaking her head and sighing: Silly Jesus.
Maddie at Jack in the Box pointing to the cup with a picture of Jack with outstretched arms: Look! A Jesus clown!
She is also very spiritual.


Kim said...

That looks like a picture of you...back in the days when I first met you. Well, you were probably a little older than this when I met you...but close!

Dana said...

That picture perfectly encapsulates what it means to be eight. If only we could still get away with bumblebee boots twenty years later.

LuLuBelle said...

At first glance I thought it was Sarah. This photo captures the real Maddie much more than any portrait pose.