Friday, May 27, 2011

Scream, Scream, Scream, I Love to Scream!!!

There is a song in primary that goes: "Scream, scream, scream, I love to scream! I love to scream a song, scream, scream, scream!" Or at least that's how I think it goes. You see, I haven't actually been to primary yet, but my mom tells me all about it. Anyways, I love this song because it describes my greatest talent beautifully: screaming. It all started when I was born. The nurse kept saying something like, "Come on baby scream! Scream for your mama. Let's hear those new lungs." So I thought to myself, "I'll show her!" and I let out a big wail. You know the kind that makes the ears split:

Pause! We need to admire how cute I am before we continue my blog post:

I could see how proud my parents looked after my literally breathtaking scream. They even started crying they were so moved! That's when I officially began to explore my talent. This next picture is me screaming in my car seat on our way out of the hospital:

This is me screaming for the camera and showing off my sweet skills:

This is me screaming with my cute cousins:

This is me screaming while my Aunt Anne is holding me:

And this my favorite screaming picture, it really captures my tongue technique.  I call this type of scream the "tear wiper" because it can bring tears to my mother's eyes again if I keep it up for a while:

When I had my blessing, I knew I had my opportunity to share my talent with all those attending. So I screamed the whole time. Yep, amazing huh? My dad even said in the blessing,  "...and Madelyn, Sweetheart, I guess I'll make this short..." I was deeply moved and did a reenactment for the camera:

Needless to say, I found out that my crying abilities come from a severe case of reflux. My mom always talks about looking at the blessings that come from trials and I realized that my amazing lungs are the blessing that comes from my reflux problems. Some days are really hard to handle but other days I find myself sleeping and smiling. This picture made my parents laugh and smile because I had a little "accident" before they took the picture. I guess I was nervous for my first bath at home:

The rest of these pictures are for your enjoyment:

Yep, I hope you enjoyed those adorable pictures. It looks like my mom isn't busy right now so I'm going to go practice some more of my talent to help occupy her time.


  1. Cute cute cute!! She is absolutely darling and all those screaming pictures are funny...though, I'm sure you don't think so. She's beautiful, Maps!!!

  2. What a beautiful little angel! Glad you figured out she had a reflux problem so that you know how to help her out.
    Great pics!

  3. Oh, and I love how you posted the blog from her perspective :D