Growing up Maddie: Chapter 2

Growing up Maddie: Chapter 2 | ©Tom Palladio Images
Two years ago today, my little granddaughter, Maddalena “Maddie” Grace, made her big entrance into the world at the Ospedale Gemelli down in Rome.

Since her arrival, and like a true Leo, she hasn’t looked back once.

Despite now being an official member of the “terrible twos,” she’s a real pleasure to be around.

Tanti auguri a te! 

Happy birthday!

It’s a real joy for me to watch you growing up, Maddie.

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  1. Looking at that glorious ‘pink photo’ in tandem with the others I can almost see the “terrible twos” in action: that young lady well knows her “power”! 🙂 But, as the Grandpa, you can kind of “hand her back” at required moments.

  2. She sure is photogenic! And what a beauty…lots of material for nonno’s lens. I have to say that I think “twos” are one of my favorite ages – and Leo’s are always a great in my book!

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