I think this is actually the first picture I’ve seen of Madeline where her blond streak shows up clearly. Love this picture. Only problem?
The monkey isn’t standing on the ground. A few weeks ago, she learned how to open up the screen door that leads out to the deck. So forget about having fresh air with the screen door nice and open while she’s around. It ain’t happening. Now when she opens it, she rushes out to the deck railing and climbs up. So far, it’s only one rung, but darn it if this little monkey isn’t fearless. Sometimes she’ll stick her little legs through the opening above the bottom rung and sit down on the rung.
She now will hold my hand as she walks up steps, instead of crawling, and is forever trying to fish around in the garbage can, climb in the dishwasher and basically be right in the middle of wherever she wants to be.
Nick, for all his own little quirks when he was a toddler, was never like this. This one truly embodies every letter of the word imp. Gotta love her.