On Madeline’s birthday, Annabel asked me if we could watch Maddie videos. I am always going to be so thankful I took so many videos that, at the time, seemed pointless. They also let me show Annie and James what their big sister was like.
I think Annabel watched this video over twenty times in the last week. She laughed hysterically every time, and James laughed at Annie laughing. Annie proclaimed it her favorite.
If you can’t see the video above, click here.
It’s one of my favorites, too.
I can’t see it from my phone; bummer! I’ll watch this weekend from my laptop. I so look forward to your Friday Videos.
I like that one too but my all time favourite one (I can’t find it now though unfortunately) is the one she is sitting in her highchair & you are encouraging her to say “WOW” – You can just see her processing it & then she turns & does this amazing shout out to “HI DADDY”!! (Do you remember the one???)? Then she gets all serious & says “WWWHHYY”. Also in that same video she just suddenly starts dancing with her little hands up in the air! You can hear you laugh & say something “Bust a move Maddie” (or something like that). I always laugh & cry in it b/c I just love it!! It’s such an innocent & spontaneous family moment. I love that I can hear you guys laugh while adoring your little toddler. It’s just BEAUTIFUL moment caught on tape & you can really see Maddie in all her glory & see just how truly amazing & smart she was! Thanks for the other video of Maddie. It was so nice to see her again & hear her squeal with JOY. If you do find the one I’m talking about, please let me know as I would LOVE to see it again. It was perfect…just like Maddie!!! xo
I absolutely love this!
Thank you for sharing this amazing video. Love, love this one and I can totally understand why Annie wants to watch it over & over. I am so glad that you took so many Maddie videos. Not having Jake and Sawyer videos is on my long list of regrets. Always sending you hope and hugs (and extra this week). xoxo
Love it! Her laugh is amazing. Tears.
Lori R says:
Simply precious !!
Thank you for sharing…I had forgotten just how beautiful she is and will always be.
So sweet. Her squeals of joy are so precious. Love that James and Maddie get to see their big sister in action. xoxo
Amy S. says:
It is so great “seeing” her again!
What a wonderful smile, laugh, eyes, face of joy!
Love her squeals of delight! I sure do miss that beautiful girl.
Maddie has all the love that can be given to a person, and you can see that on her face. What a sweet girl.
I loved it!! She had the biggest eyes and biggest smile ever!! She I so missed!!
Oh my goodness, what an adorable video and what a delightful little girl! I’m so glad you have these videos to watch and share with Annie and James. Seeing Maddie in action reminds me yet again of how much you lost when she died. It’s so unfair, and I wish I could give you a big hug.
So wonderful that you have those videos to watch and share! Thank you for sharing your life with all of us!
I can’t get over how much James looks like Maddy. They both must take after your family more. Looks like he’s going to keep his blue eyes too?
My two year old was next to me while I was watching and he was cracking up as well. Maddy was so beautiful and sweet.
Melts my heart.
Miss Maddie. I have always loved this video. Especially when she doesn’t squeal and Mike says “Let’s try again.” LOL! Then she squealed. That little girl was so full of life, love, peace, and happiness and all because she had two parents to fill her with it.
So cute! It made me laugh, too.
Kristen S. says:
Have you seen this? Wasn’t sure if you okay’d the use of both Annie and James’s photos… or if you can even do that. Or if you think it’s awesome, then that’s cool too! http://www.buzzfeed.com/mikespohr/this-is-the-coolest-way-to-photograph-your-babys-first-year
I did see it and I am definitely okay with it – look at who the author of the post is!
Thanks for looking out for me, Kristen! You are awesome.
Kristen S. says:
Ohmigosh!!!! I just flipped out!! I didn’t even think to look and see if one of you was the author.. I thought someone swiped your awesome baby month photos! Congrats to Mike And no prob, I’ve got your internet-back! Sharing it on my FB now.
I haven’t seen a Maddie video in so long – this was so cute! I remember reading once that someone described her as luminescent and this video just shows her bright light! So beautiful.
Cindy Powell says:
Sweet baby girl!
Oh gosh, I haven’t seen this video in a while! Love her anticipation squeal/shriek — I can see why Annie likes it so much!
What a precious little doll…
She is such a love!! I don’t think I can ever watch videos or look at pictures of Maddie without getting a little angry. Just look how healthy and thriving she is there! I don’t get it. Love you guys!
She melts my heart every time. Heather, you are so brave and strong. Lots of love to your little family!
Thank you for posting this. I remember seeing this. Your Maddie is so precious and and thanks to you, she will never be forgotten.
Precious! I love that Annie gets to “know” Maddie through your videos. My daughter, Bella, is three and she loves watching videos of herself from when she was younger.