But This One Goes Up to 11*

This post really needs almost no introduction, but you know me; I can’t resist a little backstory.  Suffice it to say, Maddie has had two “performance” occasions recently–preschool graduation and a cherub choir performance at church–and Miss Thing has quite the, um, commanding presence.  Yeah, we’re going to go with that. Be sure to watch(…)

In Memoriam: A Book Funeral

Dearly Beloved, We are gathered here today to mourn the passing of Meow, the much adored board book that first introduced both my children to the joys of reading.  Gifted to Maddie by her loving Nana, Meow had served both Webster-Stoppel girls faithfully, until that fateful day when an unwitting Gabbie tore its poor, cardboard covers asunder.(…)

Hell Hath No Fury

(Picture taken with our new Nikon D3100) Like a toddler transitioned, apparently.  This post might as well be titled “Shoot Me Now” or simply “Ugh.” Okay, so from the beginning.  Maddie started preschool on Monday.  Not just a-few-days-a-week preschool, but all day preschool-style daycare.  It’s always been our plan to move her around the 2.5(…)

These Are a Few of Her Favorite Things

It’s been a while since either of us did any random posting; most of our recent posts have been event based (which is to be expected as this fall has been insanely busy–no idea how we’re going to survive once she starts organized team sport-like things). So, with this is mind and in a sort(…)