Sunday, December 21, 2008

Weekend Update - It's a Visit From Santa!!

What a busy weekend!!! On Friday evening, our new neighbors (they moved in about 6-7 months ago, so it's their first Christmas on the block) hosted a wonderful Christmas party. They said they did it every year at their former home and are planning on continuing the tradition in their new house! So many new friends to meet as they invited friends from their old neighborhood and all the kids too. Guess who was the star of the evening??? Of course -- Santa and his elf!! And he brought a gift -- a book for every child. [Parents had been informed ahead of time to get a book, wrap it and put your child's name on it and stash it in a red bag (of course!) on their side porch during the week leading up to the party!] It was so much fun and Santa was in great form! He brought Maddy the book called "A Very Marley Christmas." I think a movie is coming out soon based on Marley, but this book was not the Jennifer Anis*ston, Owen Wils*on version. I checked with Maddy to see what she asked Santa to bring her and she said a surprise! So sweet!

And then Saturday was Maddy's 7th birthday! She accompanied me on some shopping and then we went to the movies and saw Desperaux!! He's not a mouse -- he's a gentleman!! Even though I do not like rodents of any kind, it was a good movie! Last evening, the temps were below zero with wind chills well below zero (like -20) so we opted for pizza at home instead of going out to eat. A good decision, I think as the streets were very icy.

And then just before bed, another exciting thing happened! Maddy lost one of her top front teeth! She had two bottom teeth pulled last year due to their slowness in falling out, so this was really the first one to lose on her own. Actually, I helped it along and pulled it -- not one of my favorite parental duties. Her smile is so different and so cute!

Last night Philip and Catherine came to spend the night. Maddy and I made blueberry muffins this morning for breakfast. She is so excited to have Philip and Catherine here for a visit. They are headed to the Children's Museum for some more fun this afternoon! What a weekend! And yes, Philip is a bit of a bed-head in this photo, but he consented to have his picture taken so bloggy friends can see Maddy's smile without that tooth!


Missy said...

Wow, you have had one full weekend! I love that Santa and his elf made it to the Christmas party. I am sure that was magical for Maddy.

I want to see that movie, too. We are planning on it for Christmas night. Glad to hear it was good.

Maddy's little toothless grin is precious!!!

I hope you and your sweet family have a Merry Christmas!

Rachel said...

Maddie looks so cute with her missing front tooth! I love the missing tooth look. Kids look so different once those big front teeth come in.

I have to tell you, I absolutely love Maddie's hair. It is so beautiful - I think its the perfect length and falls so nicely!

Have a great week and a wonderful Christmas.


Kim said...

What a wonderful weekend! Sounds like a great neighborhood Christmas party and a wonderful tradition.

Love Maddy's new grin! Looks like she just loves that big brother!

Have a great week!

Felicia said...

Wow, what a fun weekend you've had. Your new neighbors sound like a blast. Miss Maddy is so cute with her missing tooth. Stay warm and have a Merry Christmas!

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What a great birthday weekend!! The party sounded like so much fun....and so did your special day with the birthday girl!! She looks so cute:)

Happy Birthday Miss Maddy!!

Hope the toothfairy comes to visit:)

Merry Christmas!


Denise said...

Sounds like a fun weekend! Love the toothless pic!

Jodee Leader said...

Oh my goodness! I can't wait to hear all about the Christmas party. It looks like you had a great time!

It sounds like Maddy had a fun birthday too. She looks adorable with her new toothless smile!

See you Tuesday!

Super Mommy said...

How fun!! My girls would've loved to go to a party like that. Your new neighbors sound like they thought the evening our very thoroughly.

Luv the lost tooth! The top ones are the best to lose.

Happy Birthday to your sweet baby girl!

Sharon said...

Gosh, I can never get over how lovely she is!

Merry Christmas my friend!!

Lisa said...

What a fun weekend! It sounds like you have some fun new neighbors. Maddy's smile is precious...Rudy's is really loose and about to come out too. Happy Birthday Miss Maddy!!!

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

I can't get over Maddy's grin! The "all-I-want-for-Christmas" jokes must be in full effect! And it looks like a fantastic party! I just love it!

Bridget said...

Wow what a busy weekend! The party sounds just wonderful -what nice new neighbors you have! More importantly Happy Birthday to Miss Maddy! Sounds like a perfect birthday celebration that ended with a visit from the Tooth Fairy! If I don' check in before Thursday - I wanted to wish you and your lovely family a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!!!


Shari said...

Happy Birthday to sweet Maddy!!! She looks so happy in the picture with Philip! So cute missing that front tooth!!

Michelle said...

I just love Maddy's new smile!! It is so cute!

Thanks for the review on Desperaux. It is on our list. Maybe over Christmas break...

I wish you and your family a very, Merry Christmas!


Sharon said...

Man, what a lucky girl to ahve santa as a visitor!! I love her toothless smile. All I want for christmas!//

Merry Christmas to you!!!!!

Lucy said...

What a big weekend! The party looked like so much fun and I love the book idea! What a festive thing to do! Happy 7th Birthday to Maddy, she looks adorable with that missing tooth!

Erin said...

These photos are so very sweet! I am so behind on everyone's blog--- I have lots to read to catch up on cute Maddy! She is just such a beauty---her heart shines through her smile.