Friday, September 12, 2008

Things to Remember and Fav Photo Friday


My memory is not the greatest – it’s way better than my younger sister and my twin sister’s, but I know I have probably already forgotten a million of the sweet things that Maddy says and does, so here are a few things I want to be sure and remember.

-During Rick’s recovery from the hip replacement, she has offered, almost every day, to stay home and take care of him – so sweet! Of course, that basically means that she will watch movies (her choice - Disney, of course) with him all day long and get him whatever he needs, especially snacks!

- This week at school, it was "C" week. She told me the other day that she wished her sister was here. Duh me – I said, "what sister is that?" She replied, "Catherine [oldest son’s wife], because if she lived here, I’d take her to school for C week!" So, instead of taking Catherine, she took her newest Webkinz, a Chipmunk.

- Last year, whenever she talked about her school principal, she called him "Mr. Ice-creamavera." His name is actually a word that sounds like that and is an Italian dish that comes after the word "Pasta" – so she was really close.

- One of the nuns at school is named Sister Theresa. Rick also has a sister named Theresa. Maddy came home one day and said that she talked to Dad’s sister. We were stymied and could not figure out what she was talking about because neither of his sisters live here. We finally figured out that she meant Sister Theresa. Whenever we talk about his sister, we would say something like, Dad’s sister, Theresa. So, she thought that meant Sister Theresa was his sister. Did you follow that??

- She thinks it is not very fair that my parents are retired and get to stay home every day! When does SHE get to retire?

- Nearly every night after she goes to bed, she sneaks into my room and puts a stuffed animal on my pillow for me! And she always leaves a stuffed animal in the car to keep me company on my drive to work after I drop her off at school.

And this is one of my favorite older photos of her -- she was about 3 1/2 years old then - what a little sweetie!

22 comments:

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Oh my word....this picture is so cute...she is absolutely adorable!

I am sitting at my desk laughing out loud....Mr. Ice Creamavera and the Dad's sister story.....both so funny!

What a sweet girl you have...bringing you her stuffed animals...it will be fun for her to look back on these stories!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Kim said...

Maddie is just so sweet! Love the one about talking to daddy's sister (to funny). What a tender heart to leave you stuffed animals to help keep you company.

Have a great weekend together!

Shari said...

Maddy is so sweet! That picture is so cute!! I would want to remember all of those little stories as well!!

Krista ~ Bits and pieces said...

I can understand WHY that is one of your favorites. It is so precious!!!

Have a beautiful weekend,

Krista

Rachel said...

The picture is adorable!

Maddy sounds so sweet. I love reading the cute little things kids say/do. I especially the comment about being retired. My almost 7 y/o says when he's married his wife will work and he'll stay home with the kids!

Bridget said...

Maddy is so sweet - one thing is cuter than the next. I love them all. I especially love that she leaves a stuffed animal for you - what a sweetie.

Hope you guys have a great weekend!

- Bridget

missy said...

She is darling!!! Tell that sweet girl that I want to know when I can retire, too : )

Love her little personality and really love the photo!

Jodee Leader said...

Oh my goodness! I, too, am laughing out loud! Maddy is such a little character! I think Dad's sister is the funniest story yet! She certainly has brought so much joy to your life!

Lisa said...

such a sweet, caring and funny little girl!

Jennifer said...

The picture is so cute! I enjoyed reading this post. I got a good laugh out of "When do I get to retire"!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Jen

paige said...

i love the stuffed animal story...so precious
xo

Michelle said...

What a cute picture!

She sounds like such a sweetheart -making sure you always have a pet nearby. And how funny that she wants to know when SHE can retire!! Oh, don't we all want to know...

Lisa said...

She is precious! That Sister Theresa thing made me chuckle out loud! Hillarious! : )

Rebecca said...

Precious girl!! I love what a sweet & thoughtful heart she has.
The photo is adorable!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Adorable photo! It is so hard to remember all those sweet things that kids say...good thing you are writing them down!
Carrie

Shawnstribe said...

oh what a beautiful photo of your stunning babe
xxx
s

Sharon said...

What a cute story about sister Theresa!!! The Shot is to DIE for!!!!

Erin said...

So sweet... those are things that you would surely forget, but they are so poignant. It made me feel a bit teary, thinking of all the little lovely things about children that come and go so quickly. And Sister Theresa! Funny! That Maddy... she is a thinker.

Donna said...

I can see why that is one of your favorite photos...it's so adorable!

Kerry said...

Oh Janet- Maddy is so cute. Love the photo. Fun to see her at three, she still had a baby face then. And funny stories. Don't you just love the way they think. Maddy is such a sweet girl.

Don and Lisa Osborn said...

Hi~

Thank you for coming by my blogs and commenting. I'm glad to have you.

How great you are recording these special moments with Maddy. I always think I'll remember all of Lindy's antics but realize there are too many to recall. She sounds like a barrel of fun!

All the best,
Lisa

Sandy Toes said...

What a sweet sweet picture. Kids in all white are so cute...

-Sandy toes