Monday, August 9, 2010

about Madeleine...

We recently started reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone together. She loves the Harry Potter movies (the first three are the only ones she's seen) so we thought we would give the book a try. She is liking it and since she is such a great reader she decided to get the book out and read a little on her own. I came out from my room and saw this and I thought it was so cute!

It's no secret that this girl has amazing hair, but here's a picture to show it off.
And here is a picture to show the spot at her hairline where she cut some of her hair. Why, why, why?? I thought when she cut her hair at age 3 it was traumatic enough that she wouldn't ever do it again. Guess I was wrong on that. And this cutting was obviously so intentional! I really don't understand what could possibly have been going through her mind. Growing that out is going to be a long process.

Luckily a side part hides it well enough. Please ignore all the clutter in these pictures. Some day we'll be totally settled, but let's be honest, there will probably still be some clutter in the background then too.
One other thing about this child of mine: we have been working on teaching her the addition facts and she is doing so well! So far she knows them up to seven and this week we're doing the eights. She has been begging to get her ears pierced so we made a deal that when she knows her addition facts all the way to ten, then she will have earned it. I'll keep you posted on how that goes. If we stick to our schedule she will be getting earrings in just a couple weeks. Wish her luck!

4 comments:

The Sorensens said...

Wow, she really is growing up!

406 Olivia said...

What a little smarty pants!

Maggie said...

that's great Rache! What a smart little cutie you have!

Welcome to FarrSouth. . . said...

Tell Maddie that Sarah asks about her EVERY day... at the store: "would my cousin like those shoes?" Dressing up: "my cousin can be a fairy like me." Eating treats: "my cousin likes these, too." No offense to the rest of her cousins, but she means Maddie. The time they spent together when you lived closer made a BIG impression on her. Hugs to everyone (and kiss for Alayna)- Ang