Day 545: “You smell good”

Madison has been very affectionate and loving since mommy has left on her trip. Lots of “I love you”, hugs and “awwwe”. This morning was a first after daddy got ready for work and made madi breakfast, madi looked up and said “daddy, you smell good”. What a kid …

Speaking of mommy on her trip. Katherine has made time to miraculously send daily cards for madi to read, which she is very appreciative of.

After breakfast we walked jack over to pam and Medford so we could head to MOD. Madi had a super fan (mimi) watching today’s lesson.

After a break in the afternoon it was off to the village for some improvised physio. ..

The day ended with Madi returning home to see best buds jack and Owen playing in the family room. 

Thank you to everyone for their help so far! We are almost halfway until katherine is home and takes back the blog! Haha 

Day 544: Nothing to Report

Madi and Jack had a pretty low key day. With just over a week til school again, I guess that’s ok.

When asked what madi did today her answer was “nothing”.

Both kids woke up to Nana at the house so daddy could go to work. Then they spent the afternoon at pam and Medford. Madison was very excited to show daddy her new trick – of standing next to the couch and jumping onto pillows on the floor.

The day ended shortly after as madi didn’t nap and today is her only “off” day. Back to march of dimes tomorrow.

Day 543: It’s about time …

Day 543 and it’s about time we had a post by daddy!

With Mommy in Brazil this week the kids are running the house and Daddy is along for the ride. 

Today started bright and early as jack had a 730am appointment with Eric to fix his helmet. 

Eric is still not pleased so we will be back.

That early morning appointment proved to be a bit much for Madi as she snooze the whole way home.

After a quick power nap it was off to march of dimes for 1 hour of fun.

The day winded down with some time with Nana and finally Emily.  Mommy, Daddy and Madi are sad to say tonight is Emily last night as she is heading off to school. Mondays truly won’t be the same. Thank you Emily for all your time and love you’ve showed madi.

Day 542: Bye Bye Mommy!

Mommy is off to Brazil for 8 days to coach Ruby! She is going to miss everyone so much but is excited to meet other synchro coaches and AWD swimmers and bring lots of good info back to share. Madison will be busy with camp this week and lots of time with family and friends. Daddy will try his best to keep up with the blog so please send any photos to him. Thank you everyone for all the help!


Day 541: Guest Blog By Tiffany

Today Madison spent the day with her buddy Tiffany who she knows from pre-school. Tiffany and Madison love spending time together and today they went to the zoo.

“Madison went on the Carousel twice as soon as we got into the zoo. She sat on two different monkeys. Then we made our way to see the Pandas. There was a long line for the pandas. Along the line there were different exhibits and information booths for the pandas so Madison explored the different booths with her walker. Madison loved watching the pandas eat and play, she didn’t want to leave. After the pandas, we went to see the penguins. We watched the penguins swim under water. Madison was very excited when the penguins swam close to the glass. We also went to see the polar bears and the gorillas. Just as we were about to leave Madison said she wanted to go on the carousel again and the splash pad. Madison went on the carousel 3 times in total today, each time on a different monkey. Unfortunately when I went to change her for the splash pad her legs were very stiff. She was in a lot of pain no matter which position she was in. Even though she couldn’t change, Madison still wanted to play in the splash pad. So we played at one of the small fountains, putting just our hands and feet in.”

Thank you Tiffany for a great day! Madison was so happy when she got home.


Day 540: Family BBQ

Madi & Jack enjoyed a family BBQ to visit with cousin Meredith who is visiting and to celebrate cousin Adams graduation. They played with Nate and Molly in Aunt Janine’s backyard in a tent and played with dolls and puzzles and watched the puppies run around the yard. Madison also showed off her awesome walking she has been working so hard on. She was so proud! Visiting with family and eating good food was a nice way to end a busy week. 

Thank you Aunt Nadia and Uncle Mark for the gifts from Cuba!!

The kids also had a special surprise… Aunt Janine and Uncle Lou gave all the kids NASA Space suits from their recent travels. They all loved them and they make the perfect Halloween costumes! Thank you!