Friday, January 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Maddy!!

I think this was Maddy's best birthday ever!!

When Maddy got to school today her friends were waiting for her beside this big, tall rock with a latte from Starbucks. I don't ever remember 12 being that much fun!! She was so happy and so excited ALL day long.

Maddy is an extremely social child. I have mentioned this many times before. Sometimes it makes me worry. She loves to talk on the phone and chat on the computer and have sleepovers and go to school football/basketball/soccer games. Sometimes the kid wears me OUT. Sometimes I feel sad because I don't get to see her enough. Lately, we have both been good about making time for each other. For her birthday, I took half a day off so that I could pick her up from school and take her to lunch. Just the two of us. She was sooo happy! We had the best time.

After school was out she let me take her back to school to take pictures of her birthday rocks.

Maddy seems to be one of those kids with a halo of light around her. Lots of people love her and want to be around her. She has an infectious laugh and an adorable smile. She can seriously work the basketball court and dominate a soccer field. The kid has talents I would have killed for at her age! And the whole family remembers how brave and precious she was when she was the first and only girl to play flag football for our Y branch a few years ago. And how the men (other coaches) used to yell at their team, "WATCH THE GIRL!!! WATCH THE GIRL!!" cause if that girl of mine got the ball...there was no stopping her.

Sometimes I look at her and I think, "how did i get her?? where did she come from???"
I love that little girl so much!! I am so glad she had such a great birthday! I still can't believe she's 12!! But I sure do look forward to her future!!

Happy Birthday Lovebug!!


Barefoot from Heaven said...

Oh this such a sweet post. I wish I could meet your precious Maddy. And maybe my son Jesse would too (he's 13, and totaly not into girls yet) but I'll bet they would like eachother because they sound so simular. Guess we are so so so blessed to have kids like this.

Happy times to you and may your future with Maddy bring only sunbeams.

kendalee said...

Light attracts light! What a beautiful tribute to your shining girl Suzy - glad she had such a lovely day and it clearly makes you happy to see her so happy... :) and how cool are her friends to paint those rocks for her?!