A Day at the Farmstead

We spent the day at Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead.   We thought it was time Madeline started school. Madeline LOVES animals, so she was excited to get to see some new ones up close. Daddy showing Maddy the baby goats. She really wanted to pet one. Little cutie. Madeline found it absolutely hilarious that the… Continue reading A Day at the Farmstead


Patrick Turns 30 – and a Royals Game

Patrick celebrated a big birthday this year. We celebrated the best way we know how, at the Royals game. Our little Royals fan made fast friends with those sitting around us. She preferred to watch the people instead of the game. Madeline got to ride on the Slugger lion on the carousel.  Let's go Royals!… Continue reading Patrick Turns 30 – and a Royals Game


Under the Sea…Sorta

We took Madeline to the Sea Life aquarium at Crown Center.  If you haven't been, save your money.  We got in for half price thanks to our Friends of the Zoo membership, but even at half price it was kind of a rip off.  It was small with not a lot of variety. Of course… Continue reading Under the Sea…Sorta

Daily, Letters to Maddy, Madeline, Monthly Letters

16 Months

My Dear Madeline, Today you are 16 months old. Crazy! You are turning to such an awesome little kid. You are so much fun and we just love spending time with you. You have really become quite the little momma to your baby doll. We can't leave the house without it most days. You are… Continue reading 16 Months


Zoo Day with Grandma

Since Patrick had to work, I invited my mom to come with Madeline and me to the Friends of the Zoo breakfast event.  It was a little rainy at first, but it was still fun.  Of course, we spent the majority of our time in the penguin exhibit, but that's okay.  They are Maddy's favorite… Continue reading Zoo Day with Grandma

Baby Loss, Daily, Joshua, Madeline, Parenting, Parenting After Loss

My Saving Grace

The weight of her tiny body on my chest was the only thing keeping me grounded in that moment. I knew that. If it wasn't for the feel of her breathing as she lay there sleepily cuddling into me I was afraid I might have forgotten that I was supposed to be breathing too. I… Continue reading My Saving Grace


Guess How Much I Love You

"Guess how much I love you," "Oh, I don't think I could guess that." "I love you as high as I can reach." "I love you all the way up to my toes!" "I love you all the way down the lane as far as the river."  "I love you across the river and over… Continue reading Guess How Much I Love You