Monday, December 10, 2012

The Birthday Bunch

We celebrated Maddy's birthday with her
girlfriends last weekend!

These girls are all so sweet and thoughtful and kind!  
Truth be told, she almost
invited a couple boys, but was afraid they would be so outnumbered
they might feel "weird."
And we certainly wouldn't want anybody feeling weird!

We had a great gymnastics helper - thanks Tyler!
Maddy's been doing gymnastics this year and really enjoying it,
 so it made sense to have her party there.

The girls jumped on trampolines, swung on ropes -
yes, these 10 and 11 year old girls
were doing Tarzan impersonations and 
also zoomed across the floor on a zipline falling into a foam pit!
Lots of giggling ensued!

When we were planning the party, Maddy said that she really wanted to have
 fun with friends and didn't need any gifts. 
 So, instead of gifts for her, she asked her friends to bring an
 unwrapped child's gift for Catholic Social Services to distribute.
  A proud Momma moment, to be sure.

Since I'm wearing my big Santa boot and Mr. Tennis was not available to assist,
Jodee and Kamree helped us out.
It was so fun to have them celebrate with us and
 we are so thankful for their help! 


Catherine said...

What a fun party! Of COURSE sweet Maddy didn't ask for any presents and wanted to help other kids. She has such a tender heart. Love you, Maddy! So glad it was a great party!

Jodee said...

Thank you so much for the adorable invitation to Maddy's party! Kamree had a great time!

It was so sweet of Maddy to help other children. I love her big heart!

Love Letters To China said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet girl! What an amazing thing for her to donate her gifts to a children's charity. So giving and thoughtful.

lori carolina said...

happy birthday to maddy!! and what a wonderful idea with the gifts, what a precious heart she has!!
i need one of those foam pits!! lol

Lisa said...

happy birthday Maddy!!

Bridget said...

Happy Birthday Maddy!!! Looks like a great party and I love the gift idea - you are too sweet!!!

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

Happy Birthday Maddy! I am sure with that age group of girls that there were more than a few giggles during the party!

Jean said...

Looks like so much fun!!
Our girls love gymnastics too!

Happy Birthday to your Maddy!