Madeline loves reading and art so her gifts mostly consisted of those types of things, and all things orange of course, and we topped it off with "new" rollerblades from the thrift store for $5. I love this girl of mine so much!
Madeline put in an order for a castle cake which surprised me actually cause' that's kinda girly, but she really did love it, which is good I guess because this one actually had me crying. It's really three layers with castle type blocks at the top - not that you can tell after I frosted it. Aaauugh! I'm terrrible! Oh well, my 8 year old loved it, and I guess I'm not shooting for any awards other than her smile, and THAT WAS WORTH IT!
You are growing up so fast and I can't believe we're on our 8th year together. You are a joy to be around and your fun-loving spirit is a constant crack up to us! Your love for Jesus and your desire to know Him better fills Daddy and Mommy's heart to the brim. We love you Madeline Isabelle!