Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Madelyn's 5th birthday PAW-ty!

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These puppies are now in loving homes. :)
Madelyn L-O-V-E-S dogs. Any kind of dog...large or small, ferocious or cuddly n' cute. They all bring her joy that cannot be put into words. When she's not torturing loving our big pup, she's pretending to be one herself. So, it came as no surprise that she wanted a puppy party for her birthday.

We celebrated her special day by inviting family and friends over to our house for lunch, cupcakes, and ice cream. The kids decorated paper bags that held their stuffed puppies they named and "adopted," adoption certificates, puppy chow (cocoa puffs), and free puppy coloring pages I found on the internet. I got most of the ideas for this theme off of Pinterest (of course)!

Paw prints: Junior mints and chocolate chips

Sign: scrapbook paper and puppy party printables

 Madelyn’s 5th Birthday Interview

What is your favorite color? Pink
What is your favorite toy? Alvin & the Chipmunks stuffed animals
What is your favorite fruit?
A clementine
What is your favorite tv show?
Dora the Explorer
What is your favorite thing to eat for lunch?
What is your favorite outfit? My Hello Kitty shirt
What is your favorite game?
Pet Pals
What is your favorite snack?
Trail mix
What is your favorite animal?

What is your favorite part of school? learning
What is your favorite book?
Who is your best friend?
What is your favorite cereal?
Every last one
What is your favorite thing to do outside? Play
What is your favorite holiday?
What do you like to take to bed with you at night?
My big doggy
What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
Every last thing
What do you want for dinner on your birthday?
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Jasmine (the Disney princess lol)

Dear Madelyn,

You are a teeny, tiny girl with a BIG personality. I think the nurse said you are in the 8th percentile for weight and height. I'm beginning to think you'll never outgrow your 3T clothes, your love for Dora, or your cute chipmunk voice :). Your days are spent playing hard and praying hard. I am glad we are getting over the I-must-sleep-with-every-toy-I-own phase. That wasn't a very fun battle. We both know you had no intention of ever sleeping on those nights. Wherever you are, your big sister is nearby. The two of you share a room, toys, books, an ornery brother, and a special sisterly bond. 

You are adventurous, funny, strong, and bright. You test your boundaries at times, and have the "I'm sorry, feel sorry for me" teary-eyed expression down.  It usually works, especially if you use it on Dad:). 

I hope turning 5 is every bit as special as you thought it would be. You are a beautiful little girl, or I guess I should say BIG girl, right?

There are 5 things that I always want you to remember to do, even when life seems hard...

 Love God, love people, live simply, scatter kindness, and care deeply.

Happy 5th birthday to my small-but-mighty Madelyn!