Monday, March 9, 2015


We found out a couple of weeks ago that Maddie Brynn was selected by the lottery to be able to attend our local preschool. I am really excited that she will get the opportunity to start preschool at the same school that she will be attending all of her elementary days... she will be one of the youngest in her class, just like mommy was. It's going to be every day, which will be a big transition for her!

She so looks forward to her two days a week right now when she's at Mother's Day Out. Her teachers always say the nicest things to me about how sweet and helpful Maddie is in the classroom. And I never get tired of hearing them tell me how smart she is. I'd even say that it pretty much makes my day. 

Last Friday we were at her weekly ballet class and afterwards her teacher was speaking with an assistant and motioned for Maddie to come over. Maddie ran over to her and gave her a big hug. Her teacher said, "This is Maddie, my littlest ballerina." The other girls are mostly 4-5 years old. The teacher looked at me and said, "She is doing so well. And she is very smart!"  I told her that I appreciated her saying that. "I don't just say that," she said, "Maddie is very, very bright." That made me blush a little! Mostly because my response should have been different. I didn't mean to infer that she was just saying it to be nice, and in the future I am going to stick with thank you! Because I truly do appreciate the compliment for her and it makes me immensely proud.

The other thing I have been hearing lately about my baby bub is how "theatrical" she is. One of her MDO teachers told me as I was picking her up that Maddie seemed to be very naturally theatrical. I'd never heard it phrased like that before, so it gave me a little pause. I had a conversation with the teacher about how glad I was that she was so social and extroverted because I myself was a more introverted child. Maddie seems so comfortable in social situations and I love that she has the self confidence that can be hard for little ones to build sometimes!

Last weekend we were at a birthday party with several other little girls and in the middle of the party one of the guests (whom I had never met before) exclaimed that if they had to pick an actress from the group, it would definitely be Maddie. She had been more bubbly and talkative than some of the other girls... but again, it gave me a pause. A total stranger picks her out as a future actress? I had to laugh. 

I'm not sure that any of Maddie's outgoing personality qualifies her for a future in the limelight. I think that's a totally different category. I am grateful that her little soul shines so brightly though. She definitely puts a smile on all of these people's faces, and most certainly on her mommy and daddy! 

Here are some examples of her recent "theatrics"

 Girl loves her some tea time!

First ballet class

Parading in mommy's boots

As a waitress at the Children's Museum,
she was very attentive I must say

Posing with Elsa at the birthday party...
she had to get her hands just right :)


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