Cooking with Madeline, Daily, Madeline

Cooking with Madeline

Madeline and I have been cooking dinner together every night for the past couple of weeks. She has really gotten in to it. So much so that if I forget and start making dinner without her she starts crying.  Each night she pulls one of the dining room chairs over to the kitchen counter and… Continue reading Cooking with Madeline

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Daily, Holidays, infant loss, Joshua, Madeline, Parenting, Parenting After Loss

When Mother’s Day is Hard

Mother's Day is hard. Even with my sweet, little, beautiful Madeline, it is STILL hard. I look at her and I know that I am blessed.   I know that I am lucky because there are so many that are still longing with aching hearts and empty arms to hear the words "momma, I love… Continue reading When Mother’s Day is Hard

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Three

Three! Three years of giggles, some tears (hers and ours too), lots of hugs, kisses, and plenty of cuddles, a few sleepless nights, lots of lullabyes and Disney sing-a-longs, more princesses than daddy ever thought he could count, lots of game nights, movies, zoo trips, living room dance parties, and countless weekend adventures, and more… Continue reading Three

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Maddy Draws

I have been so impressed lately with the way Madeline has been drawing.  When she colors she stays in the lines, and now when she draws I can usually tell what it is she is drawing. Her favorites are hearts and people.  She loves to draw her family.  Last night she drew mom, dad, herself… Continue reading Maddy Draws

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Just Playing Around

Today we got to go hang out and play at Main Event an arcade and bowling alley with Patrick's co-workers and their families.  Madeline had a blast getting to play game after game.  She loves to play arcade games. Madeline and daddy having a ball playing games together. Madeline also got to go bowling for… Continue reading Just Playing Around

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Missing

I'm struggling to get out of bed today. This is the day I spend 364 days a year dreading. I would much rather stay in bed and skip over this day. The memories that too easily come and play on repeat. There are some images that a mother and father just shouldn't have in their… Continue reading Missing

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How Sweet it Is

I was surprised at work with these gorgeous, red, long-stemmed roses.  I think he likes me.  ;) Then he surprised our little sweetheart with some flowers of her own.  She was so excited.  I had told her that daddy sent me flowers at work and showed her a picture of them and she said, "that… Continue reading How Sweet it Is