Madison, today you are six months and twelve days old. Normally I would write this on the day you "gained" another month, but the last twelve days have been pretty rough. Honestly, today wasn't a total walk in the park either, but I figured I had better write this before the big "seven" comes around. For the first time, we didn't take your "month" picture on the right day (we were a day late), because that day you (and your daddy and I) were sick. So technically the number in the frame should be 6.03 but since that wouldn't fit, we rounded down.
I told your daddy the other day that you'll get your frown lines even earlier than I did (somewhere around 14 or 15, I think) because of your intense concentration. When you are trying to figure something out, you use your whole body, but especially the area around your eyes. It's like your trying to focus every fiber of your being onto the object that has your attention. This picture is a little old, but it's the best example I could find of your "concentrating" face.
You love to talk, sing, yell, and laugh. You also love to make me laugh! Today you learned that if you "tickle" Mommy's belly, she will laugh just like you do! That was lots of fun. You "tickled" me for five minutes straight.
You hate bedtime, nap time, and being in your car seat or stroller for very long. You also seem to have decided not to like sweet potatoes.
Your mommy and daddy love you more than we knew we could. And it's not because you're beautiful, sweet, smart, and patient(even though you are all those things). It's just because you're you.