April 13, 2010

happiness...

happiness was my answer to the question {or equation} Bobby gave me...

on what does "that house" + beach =

our happiness
well it could also mean....love...bliss...
because I know that house and the beach can't make you happy...but it would be happiness
because that is what this family loves...
the beach...
every single one of us...


but moving on because this is even more happiness to me...


Miss Madison Ella

 she is pure happiness

and has pure sweetness

she has a smile that makes me melt, laugh, and smile myself

she has a love for God in her life at age four



she is gentle and loving when she needs to be

and so motivated and serious at other times...


I love to watch her do anything because how she does it is amazing

she has been a fighter from day one...and we are so thankful for such a sweet and loving little girl...

granted she has pretty good arguments in her too
{I wonder where she gets her fiestiness from}...

not me I say {as I am snickering and chuckling}

I love that she has a quietness to her but then she doesn't at the same time...

she has a sweet love for boys...already swooning at three in particular from her class but this little guy below has been tops in her life for a couple years now!


she loves the simple surprises in life and already appreciates those...as I picked her up from school today...she said

"Mama...do you have a surprise for me?"
{because Monday is surprise day with Cadence usually}
"Oh sweetie...today I do..."
"Cadence!" she exclaims...
"No honey...it was a little too hot for her to wait in the car while I picked you two up from school today"
"Okay then what is it Mama?"
"You'll see..."

But she had the bounce in her walk and she was so excited to see...

Madison has a special relationship with her sister Hayley and her Daddy...
that itself makes my heart swell big enough to get me teary-eyed writing this

but oh goodness I just had to stop and take a break from writing because my youngest jumped down each stair...yes, you read that right...



Saturday was her official birthday of which we had a full day of celebration for her!

She started off with her first soccer game!



{yes...we realize no soccer shoes on her feet which is a big deal for two soccer playing parents...but someone put in charge of purchasing the shoes waited last minute to find out her size is not carried in stores}

But we were soooo proud of her...



Then a celebration with her friends...at the Carousel House...


with a Fancy Nancy theme...
ooh La La as Nancy says...




carousel rides for two hours, friends, cake, punch, balloons, flowers, presents, running around with friends and family...it made her day!
{and ours for that matter since she had a fabulous time}






Of which we came home and celebrated with a BBQ with family and a few friends that evening...so more cake...more food...and presents...



by the time the evening ended...we were all worn out...but a well worth it celebration for our little butterfly!



Happy Birthday my sweet and beautiful girl...you amaze me every day with your actions, words, and love for everyone...you have a gift that I know will bless everyone...

19 comments:

Short Southern Momma said...

What a sweet post! You have a beautiful family! Hope y'all are having a wonderful day! xoxo

Liz Bradley said...

Love the Fancy Nancy party. Love the soccer picts. Love the dress she wore to the party. Love that she loves the Lord at four. Love it all!
Liz
http://mylovelylittlelulu.blogspot.com/

Jeanneoli said...

From start to finish..your sweet girl's day was perfect!!!

Tish said...

seriously martha will you adopt me? i want that birthday party! i am in love with the paper flowers...sigh...amor...

i LOVE that ya'll have her playing soccer. there's the martha i remember :)

Shannon said...

So cute, she looks so beautiful! What a great birthday celebration :)

DustyLu said...

She is so beautiful! I looks like she is a happy girl, and you guys had tons of fun! My little ones bday is in May. He turns 2. Time flies! Happy Birthday Miss Madison Ella! ~lulu

Darlene said...

How sweet. That party looks simply devine. Love Fancy Nancy but my girls are a little too old for it now. Boo hoo. Wish I could take 5 years away where my girls would be 5 & 3 again.

Laurie said...

What great pics, Martha- especially of your creativity at the party- I am always amazed, but never surprised! :) FUN party, I might add! :)

Cole said...

This post makes me want a girl. cute blog!

Nicole visting from http://lettersfromcoco.blogspot.com/

blondiensc said...

What a great birthday party! wow!!! Happy birthday to your sweet girl~ xo

LuLu said...

happy happy birthday. She is just precious. What a wonderful day she had!!!
xo,
LuLu

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

What a beautiful tribute to your daughter...I think you should turn your posts into a book journal...that you can one day present to your girls...so they can always be reminded...how much their mama loves them...and Happy Birthday to your sweet girl!

Jenny said...

What a sweet post for an even sweeter daughter. She is lovely. It sounds like you are doing a wonderful job with her.

Oh, they grow up fast, don't they?

sinnlighet said...

What incredibly beautiful blog you have! My compliments!

A footprint from Agneta & Sweden

koralee said...

All I can say is that you are the best mom ever!!!!!! What a party. Your love for your sweet family always shines through in your images and words. xoxo

Seizing My Day said...

What a Wonderful day! She has a sweet sweet smile! What a great cake picture!!

We LOVE the beach too...!

Julie said...

madison reminds me so much of her mama :o)

what a perfect day!

Angela Harris said...

Absolutely fabulous and gorgeous! How lucky she is!!
The carousel was the perfect place to have it. And she looks so big~! and so much like you :) Their outfits are so cute and I love how you used my creations !
You have such great style :)
Happy Birthday Madison~~!!

Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Happy birthday to your beautiful butterfly! Looks like a really fun day, we love fancy Nancy too.