One of Maddie’s favorite toys was the push car we got her a month before she passed away. She loved riding in that car, we used it everywhere we went and she always shrieked and clapped with joy. The majority of Maddie’s things went on to her sister, but that specific toy was one of the few things that we had to keep just Maddie’s.
I wanted Annie to have the same fun experience of a push car, though, so I did some investigating and I found a similar car. My parents gave it to Annie for her birthday, and after dealing with some insanely difficult instructions, it was finally put together and ready for Annie to give it a spin.
My dad pushed her around their street. Bampa-powered cars are the wave of the future.
She squealed and shouted and waved to every person, tree, and dog we passed.
She also had no problem acting like a little diva in the car.
She was so cute in it, I had to hold back my tears because she reminded me so much of her sister.
Next time I’ll be sure to get a video of her in the car. She made a lot of the same exclamations as her sister in this video. They even have the same little voice.
Maddie’s car is the Moozer Cruiser, since her nickname is Maddie Moo. Annie’s car is the Bruiser Cruiser, since she’s our big girl with the big personality.
In my imagination, the two of them are racing their cars down the street.
This made me cry. I’m sure Annie is gonna love watching videos of her older sister Maddie. *hugs*
I’m sure Maddie is thrilled to see her little sister enjoying a car just like hers.
At first the pictures made me feel sad & miss Maddie so much too but when I saw Annie’s foot up and saw her yelling and waving; my frown turned into a smile and suddenly I found myself laughing. 2 little girls = 1 BIG LOVE!!!!
Wonderful photos! I’m so glad that Annie enjoys her new present. I’m with you on Little Tykes toys being IMPOSSIBLE to put together. You see where the pieces are supposed to fit together, but they just…don’t.
I think this is my favorite Maddie video.
Miss S got a push car for Christmas and it has been a BIG hit.
Fighting back the tears this morning…and sending hugs to you all. You have such beautiful little girls, Heather.
Beautiful, beautiful, Maddie in her Moozer Cruiser,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
AND gorgeous, little Annie in her Bruiser Cruiser,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
I, too, wish that they BOTH were actually racing their cars down the street,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Hugs to all of you, Heather, as you relive these activities.
We have that car. I spent 8 hours trying to get those white posts into the base of the car.
Love the pictures…so glad Annie has a car of her own now!!
How wonderful it would’ve been for them to cruise the streets together!
Our twins have a car like that, a blue police-car. They used to cruise in it together: one behind the wheel and the other standing in the back ‘window’. I imagine Maddie secretly hitching a ride with Annie, standing in the back window looking over the roof helping Annie find the right path to travel…
I loooove Cozy Coupes. Santa brought one to my son for Christmas (and yes, Santa had some very colorful language for me when putting the car together!) and my son practically lives in it. It is too cold where we live to have it outside right now so he rides it around the house. It’s awesome. I can’t wait for warmer weather and sunshine to take him outside in it. So glad both your girls love the Cozy Coupe as well.
I can’t imagine how bittersweet all of these milestones must be for you and Mike. I cannot wait to see video of Annie in her new car! I also kind of hate you all for being able to wear shorts right now.
I love the little foot propped up on the dash ! Just want to nom on those little toes. I can just imagine the girls racing too, the sqeals and giggles. Sorry these happy moments also bring in the sad ones. *hugs to you*
This made me cry. One of my all time favorite videos of Maddie is the one of her driving down the street in her little car. Her excitement and her expressions just make me smile and giggle.
I’m glad Annie has her own version of the car and is loving her just as much as her big sis loved hers.
Love and hugs.
Love Annie’s car & love the happiness of both your girls in their cars.
Your girls are beautiful & amazing.
*love* & ((hugs))
XOXO from GA,
So cute! My son got a red & yellow one for his first birthday that he absolutely loved as well! Makes them feel big!
I totally believe Maddie is right next to Annie all the time…even racing down the street! =)
OMG! My Madilynn got that car for her birthday last year and I had the WORST time putting it together. I am sure it is still in pieces in the garage lol.
Those pictures are awesome. She looks like she loves her new car. I like the name.
My daughter, 16 mo, got this exact same car for Christmas and she also is a diva with her foot on the dash (I will mention the Bampa power to her…she hasn’t got a clue what she’s missing).
Annie’s expressions are unbelievably cute and you can certainly see her for the old soul she is. The mental picture of her racing down the street alongside her sis brings tears to my eyes. May Annie have a long and beautiful race!
Looks like she and Bampa had a wonderful time.
Donna P says:
Sun? Shorts? So jealous.
The Bruiser Cruiser is perfect. So is your lovely Annie.
Huge on the cute….but cuteness aside? I can’t get over the fact that she is in short sleeves outside in January. I need to relocate. Do you have room for four more? I could totally babysit? No? Don’t trust a complete stranger and her family to move in with you and babysit? Geszzz, guess I’m stuck here in the snow.
I love the photo of Annabel waving from her car. She looks like a Queen and even has her Bampa as a guard.
I absolutely love it when you do posts about both girls. I miss seeing Maddie’s face everyday. Her and Annie seem like such opposites but also so alike. They are like like night and day in so many ways but seem to have similarities also. I can only imagine how much you miss Maddie when you see some of the thing Annie does. I never even had the pleasure of meeting Maddie and I miss her and hurt for you every day. I’m so glad Annie enjoyed her car so much and I think I am going to buy my daughter one when able.
I love the waving and the smiles.
Looks like you had a great time!
she looks so happy in her little bruiser cruiser. love the pictures, so wonderful
She’s such a happy little girl. Grandpa’s always get stuck pushing…..LOL
Love the video of Maddie. Her voice and sounds… tears! and I’d love it if you share Annies sounds and voice too. They are both happy beautiful little girls. Love the pictures! Thanks for sharing both of them with all of us! XO
jealous– my son got that car (well, not pink) for his 1st b-day in January and he LOVES it… but it’s cold and snowy out and we’re pushing him around our house in it- can’t wait to get outside with out now that I saw this! He throws a fit when we take him out of it! beautiful post about beautful girls!
Kristin (MamaKK922) says:
Aww I love the Bruiser Cruiser. And I know Maddie is looking down smiling that she and her sister are able to share in something that makes you happy, even when it makes you sad at the same time.
I love the bruiser cruiser and the moozer cruiser. I wish that they were racing down the street together too. Take care.
I watched the video of Maddie in her Moozer Cruiser and it made me my heart hurt. I guess it’s been a while since I’ve watched one of her videos. She was so happy, so excited riding her little car! Oh, that smile of hers!
Watching Annie in her cruiser must be so bittersweet for you. Two very precious little girls, so loved. I wish they could be racing their little cars together. If they could, Maddie would let Annie have the lead. I just know she would be that kind of big sister
So sweet. My daughter has the same car – wow, what a pain in the ass to put together!
I love how the cars are similar yet different, just like Maddie and Annie I knew that had to be Maddie’s tiny hand. Sending happy wishes your way!
Allison Zapata says:
My god she is SO CUTE!!
Mary Ann says:
Maddie is so precious, when she turned around to look at you with that huge grin, it made my heart melt. I wish they could be riding down the road together too, sigh… Your girls are gorgeous.
Can it eventually be Annie powered? My little brother had the red and yellow one, but you could put your feet down and go Flintstones powered if you wanted. Yaba-daba-dooooooo!
Heather, this post made me cry….I miss Maddie Moo!!
What a cute video of Maddie and that little Annie, boy oh boy she’s adorable. Yes those two beauties would race, but I am positively sure that Annie would want what ever Maddie had and the fight would be on! Little sister’s always want what the bigger sister has, it has to be better right?
I love the photos of Maddie and then Annie (one in back of the other), with their baby hands on the wheel. Memories intertwining. Sister’s forever connected. It’s like they’re both saying, “We’re going to guide you momma.”
And that video of Maddie is amazing.
ohhh – i love that maddie movie with the car – ((hugs)). annie, i think is a natural behind the wheel : )
She looks like she had a blast and I the Diva pose! I want a Bampa powered car
It’s so weird because a few days ago I was studying for my first exam in nursing school and feeling so stressed. I was last minute cramming and freaking out and having terrible anxiety and for some reason to destract myself I started looking at pictures of Maddie. It calmed me down so much and made me relax, seeing how brave and strong she was when she was so tiny made me know I was going to be ok on my exam. And that video of her in the car was the last thing I watched before I went back to studying and it made me smile and laugh. And then I come here the next day, after finding out I got an A on that test and see you posted that same video. I sometimes think Maddie is keeping an eye out on all of us and knows exactly when we need her Her story (and yours) was actually what made me decide to go into nursing school.
They are both ridiculously adorable – clearly so loved and happy.