Wednesday, May 19, 2010


On Being Maddy’s Mom

I am the mother of one almost two year old little girl who never ceases to amaze me every day. My husband and I went through many difficult years of trying to have children and Maddy is truly a miracle.

For people who have read “The Happiest Toddler on the Block”, she is one of those children who are defined as “spirited”. She is a very willful, independent, and an intelligent little girl who if allowed would happily run away from her mommy to go and experience the big, wide world. And to make matters worse, she is FAST! Not something I am ready to allow at this point, maybe in 30 years. She is a ham that loves to dance and just recently sing. In fact the first song she sang along to was a Grateful Dead song on the way to Sam’s Club – is there some type of irony here that I am missing? She LOVES her biggest cousin, Corey, and consistently calls the angel in “The Littlest Angel” Corey. When I informed Corey of this he was not very appreciative and continued to inform Maddy that the angel was in fact not him.

And while she has been going the sometimes difficult moments of the “terrible twos” lately, I always remind myself that I have her teenage years to look forward to. 



  1. That's an awesome picture of her. Love the smile and the gesture - she's a really great kid! Liam is going to miss his friend Maddy when you guys move, and we'll miss you and Al!


  2. Maddy has tremendous "roots" in you and Al, so when she decides to take flight..I know she'll have the most amazing set of "wings".

    We'll miss you tons!

  3. That's a very cute girl!


Real Time Web Analytics