Madi turned 10 last month! What? But that means I'm 10 years older than when I had her and I KNOW that can't be right? (Actually, I must admit, we have had 10 years of adventure, a couple careers and 3 more kids so I'm at peace with that.) Madi wanted a little tropical summer for her birthday so we made smoothies, wore hula skirts and danced, and pretended it was warm outside. She really wanted a volcano on her cake (thank you Wal-Mart for selling mini chocolate cakes) and an inflatable palm tree. It doesn't take much to make this girl smile!
We have a tradition of waking the birthday girl up singing "Happy Birthday" and giving our family gifts to her on her bed before school.
Feliz Cumpleano, mija. Tu eres un angel y me alegro muchisimo que estas en nuestra familia.