Sunday, July 17, 2011


It seems like every single day, Maddy is learning something new!! Just today, she started "jumping" on her bottom - this is harder than it looks! If you don't believe me, try it yourself. I did and hurt myself ;) hehe Please excuse Lana flashing the world in this video, she just wanted to be part of the action,

In addition, today for the first time, Maddy has figured out how to go from laying to sitting. Not an easy task since she doesn't use her arms at all! She does it by laying on her tummy, bending her legs underneath herself until her bottom is right up in the air, then she flops down onto her bottom. I don't have a video of this yet (nor do I have a good video of her standing, which she is doing quite well when she wants to) - but I'll see what I can do. Sorry for the video overload lately, but she's just doing so many new cool tricks and I want to share them with you all :) 

PS - I don't know if you all noticed, but I changed the header to one of my all-time photos of Maddy. I had been wanting to do that for ages - that old header was made when she was still in the hospital with the feeding tube in - and when a friend commented about how pitiful she looked, I figured it was about time to get my act together ;)


  1. Adorable! I love the videos - make more of Lana! I loved watching her sing in the last one.

  2. Gorgeous!! I love her look of joy and triumph!

  3. Thanks for the videos of Maddy's new skills. She looks so happy :)
    Good choice for the new header.


  4. Maddy looks so proud of herself! I love watching Lana too, she definitely is a character. And the header photo? Adorable!

  5. I love the new header :) I also love all the videos :D

  6. It's so much fun watching the girls together. It seems that they work together even if it looks like competition ;) LOL.

    Ian has never been able to do the things that Maddy is doing; probably because his trunk is out of proportion to the rest of his body. So, it's very exciting to watch Maddy find ways to do the things she sees her sister doing!
    Thanks for sharing ;)