Monday, December 22, 2014

The Birthday Report - Turning 13!

She's a teenager now!
Sweetest teen ever!

Since it was her birthday on the 20th, I wanted to share some of the special 
things about Miss Maddy!

She is thoughtful and kind. 
Maddy is a hard working student -- some subjects are really
difficult this year, but she tackles the homework and assignments
without delay immediately after school.

She LOVES chips -- almost every kind of chip -- 
the spicier the better!

While we're on the subject of food, she also
loves chicken strips and fries - always with ranch dressing.
Ketchup?  No thank you! Ranch is good for dipping almost
everything, even chips!

Maddy loves her family and has so much fun
spending time with Connor, Philip, Catherine and the littles.
She had the most fun this year shopping for the little ones!
The girl does love to shop!
But not always to buy something -- one of Maddy's regular stops
is Barnes & Noble where she will collect 5, 6, 10 books and sit and look through
them for hours if I had the patience for that! ;)
 She especially enjoys books on dogs and training dogs!

She is devoted to her faith and finds comfort and power in prayer.
Her Catholic education is very important to her, even if she doesn't
always appreciate wearing a uniform every day.

Turning 13 was not just a milestone birthday, it was
a bit difficult as Mr. Tennis was in the hospital again.
Deja vu, right?
That was hard to have him ill on her birthday.
We're so happy
to have him home again and feeling a bit better.

I think 13 is going to a fabulous year for her!
Happy Birthday to our sweet Maddy!


Musings from Kim K. said...

Birthday blessings to miss maddy!!! She's one special teen. I hope this is the last of the hospitalizations for your husband.

starnes family said...

A teenager! Ours is completely unbearable and tells us daily he has 4 more years until he moves out.

Such a joy!

Lisa said...

happy happy birthday! I think she and my daughter would get along well!

Jodee said...

Happy birthday to your sweet gal! Maddy and I have shopping and ranch dressing in common! HA HA!

I hope Mr. Tennis is feeling better soon! It's been a rough month for sure. Hurry up, 2015!

Laurie said...

Loved reading about your SWEET teenager!! :) Happy b-day, Maddy!!

Jen Kershner said...

Happy day to your girl! I'm enjoying 13 in our house as well. I'm pleasantly surprised! Wishing you both the loveliest of years.