Thursday, January 2, 2014

She turned 13, He turned 8!!

Our family has 2 more celebrations more than most people added to the last week of the year.  Maddie's birthday and Michael's birthday.  Special celebrations of very special kiddos!!

Maddie turned 13 and Michael turned 8.

Maddie went roller skating all afternoon and had friends over for her birthday.
Michael played soccer and spent time with friends for his birthday.
Both celebrations were so much fun and full of things that the kids loved.

Maddie has such a heart of joy.  I can hear her laugh all over the house, and it is a contagious one.  She is a very emotional, social person who is friendly and generous to almost everyone she is around.  I love being with Maddie because there is never a moment of quiet.  She is talking, or laughing, or asking, or arguing, or crying, or giggling the entire time that we are together.  She brings a smile to my face.

Michael is my thoughtful, compassionate child.  He is serious and reserved in one moment, and than crazy and wacky in the next.  He is intelligent and his perspective on life is very mature.  Michael can build a Lego set faster than anyone I know.  He is organized and focused on everything that he does.  This little boy is growing up into a sensitive, kind young man.

It is a blessing to parent both of these children.  They both challenge me to be my best.  They both add so much fun to our family.

Happy Birthday blessings to you, Maddie and Michael.

Mama loves you!!!!!