"Hi everyone! This is Madeline. Thanks so much for stopping by to wish me a happy birthday last Thursday. It was really nice and I appreciated each sweet word. Thanks again and have a good week."
It really was kind of you all to stop by either here, or on Twitter and Facebook to wish her well. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. It does something special to a mother's spirit to know so many people are happy to surround their children with good thoughts.
You'll be happy to know that Eldest had a fabulous golden birthday! She woke to a dozen gold star balloons drifting above her,
and a few special presents.
One has been worn almost every day with pride and delight.
Her artwork isn't back from the framers yet, but she was really excited when she learned it would be hanging over her bed very soon. She was equally happy to see this handsome face hanging on her door.
Hello Peeta! I'm simply going to be thankful that her first actor crush is in no way related to the Twilight series. Small blessings, right?
Eldest was surprised by her friends at school with an elaborately decorated locker and a card signed by everyone who passed by. An over-sized cupcake in dark chocolate made the day all the more sweet~as were the birthday serenades. She didn't think it could have been much better, but a dinner of red velvet pancakes with cream cheese icing left her replete and happy by the day's end.
She still has her party to look forward to, but as it's still a good week away I'll give your glimpses as it draws closer. For now I just wanted to share my daughter's happy day with you all. It made us so glad that her birthday was perfect. We wouldn't have wanted it to be any other way.