I feel bad I procrastinated blogging about Maddi's birthday. This week has been such a whirlwind of a week! We celebrated Maddi's 10th birthday Saturday night and Sunday. She wanted for her birthday supper a baked potato bar so we had that Saturday night. We also let her open one present. Sunday was a busy day. Michael had early morning meetings, the kids had their primary program in sacrament and then there was a Thanksgiving potluck after church. Then we had to meet with the bishop for tithing settlement. The kids and I went home and Michael stayed for more meetings. He got home later than usual and Olivia was sleeping so poor Maddi had to wait until about 5pm to open her presents. It was killing her! She did get to talk to people on the phone and that helped pass the time. For her cake she wanted a basketball (a green one) so that's what I made her. They started putting candles in it before I could get a picture but that's alright, it just looked like a round green cake anyways :) We did have a fun day and she went to bed saying it was her best birthday ever!
We are so thankful for Maddi. She is an amazing little (maybe not so little anymore) girl. She is so helpful and thoughtful. She tries so hard to do what is right. She wants really bad to be a grown up but she has fun being a kid too. She loves sports, especially basketball, and it is fun to watch her develop and improve as she gets older. She'll be good on the court when that time comes! She is a wonderful example to those around her and has tons of friends because of the person that she is. We love her so much and are so blessed to have her in our lives. She has held a special place in our hearts from the moment we knew she was coming!