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


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

Letters to Maddy, Madeline, Monthly Letters, Parenting, Parenting After Loss

14 Months

Dear Darling Madeline, You are 14 months old!  Time just keeps speeding by and you are growing up and changing every day from baby to more toddler despite my futile attempts to hold you and rock you like a little baby.  You look at me and I can just tell what you are thinking, “Mom,… Continue reading 14 Months


Madeline’s First Trip to the Zoo!

We came prepared.  Sunglasses, fan, and a hair bow.  Baby girl was set. First up, the polar bear exhibit.  Too bad, we didn't actually get to see the polar bear. Kangaroos Hey look, mom, what are those things? She was so interested in everything.  It was so much fun to watch her excitement. Pretty bird.… Continue reading Madeline’s First Trip to the Zoo!

Daily, Letters to Maddy, Madeline, Monthly Letters, Parenting After Loss

12 Months – One Year!

My Lovely Little Madeline,    Today, my sweet girl, you are one whole year old!  That's 12 months, 365.242 days, 8,765.81 hours, or 525,949 minutes that you have filled our lives and hearts with so much joy, love, grace, and beauty.  You have filled my heart to overflowing, my darling girl.          As usual,… Continue reading 12 Months – One Year!