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Maddie Shakes Up Tennis World

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Maddie Revises Her Napping Schedule

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Maddie’s new nap schedule taking it’s toll.

Maddie is in the process of dropping her second nap, but it’s not shaping up to be a seamless process. We are trying to let Maddie guide the process, but so far, she’s changing the rules on a day-to-day basis.

 

The napping process is up in the air for now. There are days with short naps, longs naps and even days with no naps. The days with no naps produce one cranky little muffin who is ready to snap at a moment’s notice.

 

The transition period has been bumpy, but we are hoping the end is in site. As for Maddie, you know she wants to sleep, but she is fighting it left and right.


You’re the Only One I can Talk To

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What else did they get me?

Mads Trying to Get Organized for Big Holiday Adventure

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The airlines lost my pants before I left?

Maddie is packing up her gig and heading out west.

So what do you pack for the demanding baby for a six-hour flight? Basically anything you can think of.

Maddie is always on the move and has the attention span of a chipmunk with a Mountain Dew addiction.

At this point, we can only speculate what surprises the baby has in store for her parents and of course her fellow passengers.

Maddie has flown before, but that was months ago and before she was mobile.

Now that she can run around with reckless abandon, it will be fascinating to see how she reacts to being strapped in for the long haul.

Get ready for takeoff!!

Is Uncle Jim Ready for My Visit?

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My manners are still a work in progress!

Hurricane Sandy Can’t Fluster Maddie

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Sandy is really quite a bore.

Since Maddie was born in July 2011, she has endured more than her share of extreme weather events. So far she’s already made it through one hurricane and one earthquake. So please forgive her if Hurricane Sandy doesn’t really grab her attention.

With a historic storm surge bearing down on New York City, Maddie’s parents packed up the car at 6 o’clock this morning and headed south. We hopped on the New Jersey Turnpike and Maddie was complaining to the beat of the band.

It was almost as if she knew we were going the wrong way. I had Maddie’s mom check the road conditions in Delaware on the iPhone and we got some strange news. The funny little folks in Delaware shut down all roadways at 5am – UH-OH!

“Way to Go!” thought Maddie. So now it was time for us to head west and find a new way to Maddie’s grandparents house. After a couple of hours, we pulled off to feed Maddie breakfast. As soon as we exited, Maddie fell completely asleep – UH-OH!

Time to recalibrate again!

About an hour down the road the princess woke up and was more than ready for a pit stop. We found a Mickey-D’s around Gettysburg and dragged Maddie out into the driving hurricane rain.

Mom and Maddie sat down while I was ordering food at the counter. Maddie could see me from the table and kept screaming, “Heyyy, Daaaa!” Most of the people line found this very entertaining.

We made it safely to the grandparents’ house and Maddie could not have been more pleased.