It is hard to believe that Madison will be turning SEVEN tomorrow. I can't believe how quickly the time has passed by and I just want to scream for it to SLOW DOWN but it seems to only be speeding up as they get older, more independent and wiser.
We really had an amazing weekend of celebrating without her real birthday even arriving yet! Friday night we celebrated with her grandparents before they flew out early Saturday morning. We enjoyed ice cream sundaes at Dairy Queen where Madison opened her gift from them. A very special jewelry box made by grandpa Ron, with a secret compartment. Inside she found a beautiful birthstone necklace. She was thrilled with both of these very special gifts and you couldn't wipe the smile off her face if you tried!
Then on Saturday our neighbors knocked on the door and said they had a birthday suprise for Madison outside. She walked out to find 2 horses in our driveway!! No, they weren't for her to keep but what a special treat. They had picked up their horses at the stables and brought them back to the house just for Madison's birthday. She got to ride Rowdy up and down the street and even take control of the reigns for a minute. This horse-crazed girl was in cowgirl heaven!
And then to top off the weekend celebration she had her "party" on Sunday. For the second year in a row, Madison opted not to have a big party and instead to choose 2 friends to take to Remlinger Farm. We spent 5 hours riding all the rides, feeding the animals, jumping in the hay and, of course, going on the pony rides. It really was a great celebration.
Now, tomorrow is her real birthday and I am not sure we can top the weekend's events. For the most part it will be a calm celebration with a regular school day and then a family dinner. But the final gift of the evening may just be the cherry on top of the weekend party. But I will save that "suprise" for a later post! Happy Birthday Madison!!!