September, 2012 Archive

The Many Faces Of Madelyn

Sometimes I wonder if Madelyn knows what our real faces look like. You know, the actual faces with a nose and mouth and a couple eyes and cheeks. Because it’s really quite possible that to her, my face is a black, shiny rectangle with a reflective apple. I mean, I ALWAYS have the iPhone in front of my face to read Facebook take photos of all her shenanigans.

Recently, we were traipsing through Bed, Bath & Beyond, one of our favs (hel-lo?! Coupons!), and Madelyn was getting a little squirmy in the cart. She kept grabbing at my sunglasses and not being in the mood to provide alternative entertainment, I obliged and gave her my sunglasses.

She proceeded to play with them and pose with them so how could I pass up a moment to snap away? I could not stop giggling at her faces and she soon drew a crowd of fans who enjoyed her antics. Sorry about the traffic jam near the pots and pans, BB&B!

I think she has a thing for accessories. Should we be scared?

The $16 sunglasses from Target are now at large near, I believe, the Pyrex dishes. Good thing I don’t buy expensive shades!

Catching Up With Cake

by Alison Friedman in Marvelous Madelyn, Mommy's Musings

YES. We still exist. We have not been abducted by aliens. Or by Madelyn. We’ve just been suuuuuuper busy and I’ve hardly had time to catch my breath, let alone get each busy moment documented on our little piece of online real estate. I’m going to regret this in 10 years when I want to go back and read about our insane lives. Sorry, Self of 10 Years From Now. Will we even still have the Internet or will we just be reading each others’ minds with micro chips installed in clear touch iPhones like the ones Nancy Botwin used on the season finale of Weeds? (oh sorry! Spoiler alert?)

Anyway, last time I checked in, it was Madelyn’s birthday. She is now 13 months, and what better way to wrap up her big 1.0 than a recap of her biggest joy in life yet: cake.

I’d seen that cake smashes at birthday parties are cute (for one-year-olds… for anyone else, it’s probably just booze-related and admirably pathetic). So, it was no question that I’d be getting Madelyn her very own cake to taste/smash. It was Hawaiian-themed to match her party and full of chocolatey cakey goodness and rich buttercream frosting. It was so fun to watch her go from “what is this in front of me and what am I expected to do with it?” to “ermergerd, this is so good, I can’t stop, please don’t let this dream end.”

But what better way to explain this momentous event than in photos?