Day 1,143: SPARKS!

Madison couldn’t wait for tonight… she had been asking for weeks. Tonight was her first Sparks meeting with Girl Guides.


She confidently walked into a gym full of 45 girls between the ages of 5-8, found her friend Scarlett and told me I could go. I was so proud of her for being independent, making friends and rocking it!


After an hour and 15 I picked her up and she didn’t want to leave, she was so sad it was over. Madi said her favourite part was colouring her take home bag and learning the Sparks song. She can’t wait for next week! We pick up her cookies this Saturday so get your orders in! Haha


Day 1,141: Madison is 5!

Five years ago we became parents.


I was getting ready for work when my water broke. I was 32 weeks pregnant, went to the hospital in denial thinking they would tell us a solution to stop labour, send me home and rest. We stayed.  18 hours later Madison was born. 4 pounds, 4 ounces – tiny and mighty. Madison stayed in the NICU for one month and then we got to bring her home!


Madison has brought more joy to our lives then we ever thought possible. She is beautiful and brilliant and knows how to make you laugh. She is a loving, kind big sister and is always wanting to be by her brothers side. We are so grateful for how determined she is to move every mountain in front of her.

She was thrilled to spend her birthday at school today. She heard her name over the morning announcements, got to pick a prize from the treasure box and had cupcakes with her class.

After school Madison went to Crockadoodle to make a birthday hand print tile. She then spent the evening playing with Jack, having a special birthday dinner, eating cake and opening presents!


Thank you for all the messages and well wishes

Day 1,140: Pizza Night!

Madison had a great day at March of Dimes today. She loved exercising with her friends and today they went outside to have a teddy bear picnic.


After conductive ed, Madison spent her afternoon with Janine and Suzanne and visited Great Grandma Gregoire.

The golf tournament is only a few weeks away. While Mommy went to an organizing meeting, Madison and Jack had a super fun visit with Pam and Medford for pizza night! They made their own pizzas with lots of toppings and loved it!


Day 1,139: Walking!

The theme of Madison’s weekend was walking & relaxation. Saturday Madison had a fantastic session at Smile therapy with a focus on walking and then roasting marshmallows at Nate’s house. Sunday Madison did some walking practice and then had a nice dinner at Nana & Papa’s. All the other in between time was spent playing and being silly with Jack.




Day 1,138: Nana & Madi Conquer the Heat!

Madi had a great second day at school. She said her favourite part of the day was playing the octopus tag game during gym class and practicing her writing during centres time.

After school, Madi and Nana braved the heat and went to get smoothies and then off to physio! Madi worked on strength building and walking with Kate while Nana cheered her on!

After physio, she went for a checkup with her doctor to check her incisions and go through a general physical to check her growth… everything was all good!