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Friday, June 02, 2006

Fun Friday

This morning Madison and I had breakfast with my Dad, a small bribery to get me to fix his computer. A few clicks here, a few clicks there, a few clicks everywhere later, and all is well. My Dad lives about 30 minutes from our house, and I knew we were cutting it close by leaving at 11:15. See, there's this really small nap window. If I miss it, I'm in trouble. We get on the road, portable DVD player playing Elmo's World, and she's into it. I might get lucky! She's singing, and talking to Elmo - then suddenly, silence. Uhh ohh. She got that 25 minute catnap on the way, and she's ready for round two when we arrive home.

At about 12:30, I try to put her down for a nap. "Madison," I say, "It's time for your nap. Get some sleep, so you'll have lots of energy to play this afternoon." She nods her head in agreement. I leave the room, and about 15 minutes later, I hear "Mommy...Mommmmmyyyyy.... MOMMY!" After several attempts over the next 45 minutes, it appears I missed my window.

The afternoon had its moments, as any parent of a tired toddler will understand. But we're ready for a weekend of birthday celebrations, and Madison will be two years old on Sunday. I can't believe it. It was only yesterday she was this sleeping, eating, diaper-filling blob who depended solely on others. She is now a very active, independent, loving little girl. Time flies. Everyone told us in the beginning how fast they grow up, they weren't kidding.

Hope you're all having a great weekend!


New White Keds said...

I will never in my whole life forget the first time I held that baby burrito. She sure is amazing and I thank you for allowing me to share with you this adventure you call parenthood. HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRINCESS MADISON!

Bar Bar A said...

Naps! Always a challenge and always disappointing to miss the window...I loved the little break I'd get when my son was napping. Take lots of party photos.

Happy Birthday to a sweet 2 year old!

Fred said...

I remember when ours still napped. It was so nice to have that hour to relax.

Two...wow! Take lots of video, you'll be glad you did. Happy Birthday to Madison!

Undercover Angel said...

Oh, I hope Madison has a wonderful birthday!

Redneck Nerdboy! said...

Happy birthday to Madison! I hope your weekend is very nice!


Ken said...

Happy Birthday Madison! Hope she got lots of cool presents that won't annoy her Mom and Dad!

cyndi said...

Happy Birthday!!

An80sNut said...

I find it amazing when you find windows in your life where things find a way of working. I miss naps, myself. A belated happy birthday, Maddy!