From This to That in 6 Short Years

I can hardly believe this beautiful newborn
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has turned into this beautiful young lady!

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At 6 years old, Madeleine enjoys:
Mac ‘n Cheese
Gymnastics (she’s worked very hard on her cartwheel)
Giving instructions and directions
Playing with her friend Sydney almost every single day
Carrying her cat around
BoUnCiNg and flipping her hair all over the place!
Wrestling with her brother and dad
Her primary teachers
Convincing her brother and sister that she is always right and they should do what she wants them to do
Giving Family Home Evening
Teasing Rob and I right back when we try to tease her
Doing anything with Nate but she gets a special enjoyment out of frustrating him. It makes me snicker.
Kindergarten and all the activities and friends that come along with it.
Party Planning

Like I listed, Madeleine LOVES planning parties. She has been planning this years birthday party since her last one. I decided to let her fully take the reigns on this one because I knew she’d be totally into it. All I had to do was sit back and enjoy 🙂

She had long ago decided on a “Late Night” theme.  She told me how she wanted the invite to look and I did my best.

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Then I gave her a budget and took her to the party store to buy whatever decorations, games, and goodies that she wanted. She mostly decided on prizes and things to give to her guests but she also chose a fancy centerpiece and some balloons.

I gave her a couple of ideas for activities but she largely came up with everything herself. First they all sang their little hearts out to Let it Go. It was seriously impressive and was my favorite moment of the evening. It gave me goosebumps. The video is dark but you can hear most of the 13 girls in attendance singing. You can also skip forward a little and it gets lighter.
Then they opened presents because it’s her party and she wanted to do that first. Then they ate. She wanted…a PEEP cake!! There is no cake under there. All peeps all the time.

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The birthday song was funny.

She decided to have a stuffed animal fashion show. The girls dressed them up in all the fashionable stuff we have and they introduced them on the stage. Madeleine gave out medals to each stuffed animal for things like “Best Fashion” and “Most Cute”.

After that they all played and sang before we turned on Frozen and skipped to all the best parts. We went through 10 bags of popcorn.

Overall? BEST party ever!

I think I’m going to let her plan and carry it out from now on. She has such a knack for it and really enjoyed the freedom to do what she wanted to do. Plus, it was way less stressful for me trying to make everything cutesy and perfect because it already was!

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