On the 21st we celebrated Maddi's 9th birthday. We did a family celebration the night before because Michael was going to be gone on her bithday. The next day we went to Hendricks and spent the afernoon with the Johnsons. The kids had lots of fun playing and I had lots of fun visiting! We brought cupcakes and had a little birthday celebration for Maddi, Makenna, and Sophie. That evening we went to the Olsen's havest party. That was also a lot of fun. The kids got to see a lot of their friends and I got to see alot of mine. We made it home and got to bed around midnight. It was a long, but fun-filled day! We are so thankful for Maddi and her "big sister" attributes. She is so helpful and kind and always tries to do what is right. It is fun to watch her grow and learn more about herself. She is exploring more into her likes and dislikes and is enjoying all the discoveries she makes a long the way.