Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Happy Birthday, Madoc!

Happy 2nd Birthday, Madoc! We love you so much. We feel so blessed to have you in our lives. Your gorgeous laugh, brilliant smile, blue sapphire eyes and little pink lips. You have so much attitude, so much determination.

You just learned the word, "mine," a word Chase didn't learn until she turned 4. You've already used that big word several times today. You also recently learned the word CHASE, which is crystal clear and quite impressive. You still like saying "Mommy this," but you now use the word "not" to say no. It is quite funny actually. "Madoc, do you want some milk?" And you will answer, "not."

You are so close to learning how to potty, but we're seeing you become less interested now. I hope we haven't missed our window of opportunity. Your favorite food has to be ketchup, if that could possibly be a food group. You so like to dip things in it. Your other favorite food is fruit (any and all of it - especially tropical fruits) but you're not so keen on stone fruits. You also love yogurt and can eat bowls and bowls of it.

You love baby dolls. I think you have seven now. You always want whatever baby someone else is playing with. I keep thinking you'll settle on one, but you favor a different one each day. You love the baby accessories - stroller, carrier, bathtub, shampoo - so funny and so cute.

On the downside, you recently had another bout with breathing issues - last year you were hospitalized with pneumonia (one of the scariest moments of my life). This year, the pollution here triggered a cough that turned to croup that turned to bronchitis. Luckily we caught it early enough that hospitalization was not needed, but I've spent every night the last week and a half laying next to you, listening to you breath. Giving you breathing treatments at midnight. But you finally look so much better, thank goodness! Let's make this the last time you have breathing issues, it's too stressful for me.

Your big sister has been an amazing big sister to you this year. She has really tried so hard to be sweet to you (sometimes it is hard because you bite her or take her barbies). She gives you hugs even after you pull her hair. She has such a big heart, Madoc, you are so lucky to have her as a big sister (even if she does take things you are playing with or try to "show" you how to do things).

We love you so much. We are so looking forward to watch you grow!

We bought you a dozen white roses and a mango cheesecake to celebrate. You also received a wonderful backpack from our helper, Jojo (you wear it proudly), building blocks and books.