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Madelyn Elizabeth is FIVE! October 3, 2010

Filed under: Family,Firsts,Friends,God,Holidays,Madelyn,Uncategorized — adayinthelifeofaross @ 1:21 am

It is truly hard to believe that Maddie is 5 years old.  A whole hand’s worth of birthdays!  Five years of tucking her into bed.  Five years of singing songs, praying prayers, playing games.  Goodness.  It has flown by, and yet we have just so, so many memories!  This birthday has hit me hard.  I am just overwhelmed by God’s kindness towards us.  We do not deserve this special gift! Oh, our Madelyn.  If you know her, you know that she is a sweet and kind and compassionate girl.  A girl who loves to sing and dance and tell stories.  A girl who loves to care for her brother and sister and would do just about anything to make you smile or laugh.  We are totally in love with this girlie.

As a family, we have decided to throw a big birthday party every 4 years, and celebrate as a small family every year in between. Well this year was a BIG party year.  Maddie decided (which was a very long and arduous task for my sweet girl to decide and STICK with her decision!?!) on having a Wizard of OZ themed costume birthday party. YES! The moment the decision was final I started right away making notes.  I loved this movie growing up and we have showed Maddie and AJ the happy version (the movie with all the wicked witch scenes skipped :)) many times.  Maddie was in charge of the guest list, and was allowed to invite a few girlfriends to have a sleepover after the party.  I think I’m still recovering from the late night 😉  We had a blast and are grateful for the many guests who came, and a special thanks to those who dressed up! Maddie loved that!

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6 Responses to “Madelyn Elizabeth is FIVE!”

  1. Trisha Says:

    Kel, you are SO SO creative! You set the bar pretty high, sister 🙂

    Looks like a great time!

    xo

  2. Julie Says:

    Kelly – this will be a memory for a long time to come! You did such an excellent job making Maddie’s day special and all your ideas were SO creative. – Thank you SO much, Maddie for inviting Katelyn and her family to join you. Katelyn cherishes your sweet sweet friendship and all the giggles it brings. And I never tire of your beautiful smile and warm heart! Love you!

    oh – I think the picture of Glinda is missing though 😉

  3. Becky Says:

    Happy Birthday, Madelyn!!!! Looks like it was a blast.

  4. Amber Says:

    We just watched The Wizard of Oz last week after having spent the last month reading through the book in school! We had a themed dinner, but nothing as pretty as your food! You really did a fantastic job (I especially love the yellow brick road through the snow-covered poppy field- very creative! It looks like everyone had a great time!

  5. Danielle Says:

    I left a comment a day or so ago, but it is posted under the picture of the food.? I must have clicked on it to see it better, and then the post is there! But anyway, you did a great job!
    What fun ideas. And I love all the costumes too.
    Happy Birthday Maddie!

  6. Linda Says:

    Amazing! I love it! We love Madelyn and her affection for others (I can only imagine how the Lord will use that to reach others for Christ!) and I’m so glad she is your daughter. Thanks for all of the time and love you poured into this party Kelly!


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