In case you can't tell from the photos, Miss Maddy is a bit on the petite side. She really seems just the right size to me. Of course, I still think of her as my little snuggle-bunny! :) But, she's actually 7 years old now, around 45 inches tall and weighs about 39 pounds. In jeans, she wears a 5 slim with the adjustable buttons inside, and believe me, we have to adjust and tighten up those jeans. I don't think she's especially small, but it's when she's with her classmates that you might notice that she is quite a bit smaller than most her age. Some of her friends insist on picking her up and carrying her around. She does not really appreciate that at all, but she puts up with it, good-naturedly most of the time.
The other night we went out to eat at Red R*obin. The hostess showed us to our table and asked . . . of all things . . . "Does she need a booster seat?" OH. MY. GOSH!!! What a insult that was to Miss Maddy! The nerve of that lady -- asking if she needed a booster seat like a baby or something!! Maddy almost always has a smile on her face and a very sweet nature, but that made her a wee bit mad! Yikes! Happy to report that she did get over it. Ok, I admit it, I bribed her a little with a chocolate milkshake to get her smiling again, and we all enjoyed a nice meal. But, if you ever happen to meet Miss M, please, please, don't call her "little" or ask if she needs a booster seat! :)
She looks tall here, doesn't she! Ha - she's standing on a chair. More on our attempt at cooking together later!