Maddie Mia

My sweet girl has decided she wants to be called Maddie Mia.  It is adorable.

This girl is so sweet.  She loves to help mother Landon whenever she is needed and often does things to help him without asking.

She is learning so much and loves to go to school.  At school her main interest is art, but she’ll also do the other work.  She loves to sing and participate and get questions right often raising her hand to answer them.  Maddie Mia has overcome her intense natural shyness in many ways even participating as the daily helping hand when her turn comes up.  Last year she would not be the helping hand.

She loves church.  It is her favorite destination.  She asks me many mornings if it is a church day yet.  She even told me once she wished she could go to church as many days a week as she goes to school and school once a week.  I love all her questions about Jesus and Heavenly Father.  She asked me the other day why Jesus made the night time so long, because she would like it to be wake up time more.

Madison loves to ‘read’ to herself every night before bed.  She looks at the pictures and tells these fantastical stories filled with action, love and whimsy spoken out loud in different voices and tones.  We love to listen to her.  {Blake is starting to do this also!}

That is just a few little tid bits about our sweet baby girl.

Over the last week I was getting a little concerned about my recent ‘tinkling’.  My wonderful friend Heather creates lovely jewelry.  She created a neckless for me with three charms that each have a kids name on them.  Her store, HHP designs, is found on Etsy and Facebook.    Well, Maddie Mia corrected my thinking on that!  She told me several times this week how much she loved to hear my neckless tinkle and how it sounded like a wonderful tiny bell to her.  The tinkling isn’t often and is very quite, and she loves it.  I can hear the wonder in her voice as she gently reaches up to play with my neckless.