Madi had so much fun at conductive ed this week! She loved playing with leaves!
Its a beautiful thing to see flat feet and new skills developing.
Mommy was super excited for Madison’s special delivery today. Madison’s custom fall boots arrived that were hand made to fit over her AFO’s! They were made by a company called Shoes for AFO’s by Gracious May based out of the USA. As many of you know, finding shoes or boots that fit AFo’s Is very difficult so this is an amazing find and will give Madison a break from having to wear running shoes all the time.
After school, Madison and Nana headed to Grandview for some physio! Madison has been working on taking longer strides with her walking so they did some work on balance beams and ladders to force Madison to kick forward to make a big step.
Madi spent most of her day relaxing and playing with her new birthday toys before it was time to head to the Village.
She is loving being back in the pool and is doing so well!
After swimming Madi & Jack went for dinner at Nana & Papa’s and made pizzas!
The Mike Gregoire Memorial Golf Tournament is 1 week away! Hope to see everyone there!
Madison had a busy, but funtastic day!
Her Saturday started with dance class. She is now in a combo class this year for 45 minutes trying out ballet, jazz and tap. She LOVED it!
She then headed up to Smile Therapy for a strength session that focused on skills for walking. Jack decided he needed to exercise too so he joined in and the two worked out together.
After a good workout, Madi & Jack headed to Bens 5th birthday party! They went swimming and then had some pizza and cake. It was a great party!
Thank you Starlight for hosting Madison and a small group of other Starlight friends in a box at the Leafs game tonight! She had a blast dancing and watching the game and loved seeing the CN tower on her way home. Going to events where people volunteer to help out and offer lots of space to move around really makes a difference for Madison. She had an amazing time and the Leafs won!
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
Madison is 5 and she wanted a donut theme for her party with all her friends…. so here is her donut party!!!! Happy Birthday Madi!!!
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