Monday, November 3, 2008

Happy Birthday Madeline!

I can't believe it...where has the time gone? It really does seem like just months ago I was in the hospital holding my newborn daughter and now she's TWO (as of November 2nd)!! Last year Maddie was sick on her birthday, so we had to cancel her party--such a bummer! This year we had friends and family over to my parents' house for cupcakes (my Mom's famous perfect chocolate cake recipe, which has been served at countless dinner parties, my wedding, Dana's wedding...) and ice cream. Maddie had so much fun playing with Allison's girls, Macy and Ava, the Newell's baby Lucy and her cousins Kinley and Bridger (well, technically they are MY cousins...anyone know what that makes them for Maddie??). I thought Maddie would really be into opening presents, since she'd already tried to sneakily open some at home, but once it was time she lasted through one gift! Nana, Macy and Kinley took over from there. :-) Thank you to everyone who came to show their love and help us celebrate Maddie's big day!

No smeary mess of a face for this girl...she's likes to be clean!

Lucy, all decked out. (Maddie talks about "baby Lucy" ALL the time!)

Alli & Ava...what a ham!

Maddie loves hanging out with Macy--Macy always makes her laugh!

Bonnie got her this cute boa, which goes perfectly with...

this totally adorable tutu that Ali made her! Can this girl get any cuter?! :-)


Heather Elizabeth said...

The answer is NO. Between her cheerleading outfit and tutu. Don't you wish you could just stop time?

Katy said...

What a Princess Girl! Cuteness personified!
Love and thanks for sharing.

Anna Marie said...

Sounds like a great party! Lot's of people who love her. That's always a good thing. love to you

Brooke said...

Looks like Maddie had a wonderful 2nd birthday- it really doesn't seem like that long ago that we came to meet her at your parents house that night. My how things have changed since then... I was pregnant with Tyson!

Riley has that same black shirt too- gotta love everything Target! :)

Christine Cohn said...

Happy late birthday to the cutest girl around! I just want to give her the hugest hug! Wish we could have been with you to celebrate both of your birthdays. We'll touch base soon. Love you!