MADELINE OLIVE ELIZABETH
When they say it goes fast… well, they’re right. But the days go slowly. And when you’re in the throws of parenthood with babies/toddlers/preschoolers, it’s hard to see past their bedtime. But when they start going to school – kindergarten and up – they slowly start to loosen that firm grasp they have around your neck. Maddy started kindergarten this year and she turned five last month. And she has started to loosen her grip on me. It’s hard, but also exciting to watch her and see what kind of decisions she makes. She is so different from me, so I am always surprised by her. She is emotional and feels things so deeply (like her dad). But she is also a lot like me. She is always doing crafts, drawing, building things. She loves going to Sparks (girl scouts/guides). She is very smart like her Grandnan and social like her Nanna. She loves cooking and (especially) baking, like her Yiayia.
She is wonderful.
I asked her some questions for her birthday blog post so that I can remember who she was when she turned five. Here’s what she said:
Favourite Movie: Wreck It Ralph
Favourite Food: Beef Jerky
Favourite Colour: Purple
Favourite Thing to Do: Go to the arcade
Favourite School Activity: Library
Favourite Home Activity: Playing with Billy
Favourite Toy: Pokey (her bunny)
Favourite Thing to Draw: Balloons
What do you want to be when you grow up? A Photographer in outer space.
Thank you to my friend Shannon Yau for the beautiful flower crown that she made for Maddy’s birthday.
Thank you to Nick for being the best dad ever… He takes Maddy out on her birthday every year and buys her a birthday dress. The pink one that she’s spinning in is the dress they picked out together.