Thursday, May 14, 2015

~Pretty, Happy, Funny, Real~ Madeleine's 3rd Birthday

~Pretty~

Peony, azalea, and iris from my Mom!

These roses always bloom on Mother's Day/Madeleine's birthday in our garden. Of course, they bloom, that is, if we weed, water, and prune well. :-) The first year we lived here we were sorta unsure of what was going to bloom and didn't do a good job. I think they might be cabbage roses. 

~Happy~

Pineapple popsicles.... a sign that it is almost Summer in these parts. And yes, we've already had some very hot throw-out-your-pile-of-jeans days. Or just take them off.

Madeleine turned 3!  We celebrated as a family, and I made Key Lime cake with Key Lime frosting! It wasn't from scratch, but it was delicious, especially with hazelnut decaf coffee!

Blowing out her candle. :-) And on another note, could my girls look more different? Both beautiful. Frances said recently, "Mommy, when I grow up, I think I'm going to look like you!" Cute.




~Funny~

I was looking for just a cradle for Madeleine's birthday present, and I found one for around $40 online. I then found this set- cradle and highchair for the same price (!!)- so I couldn't pass it up! I laughed when I saw this though-- 4 girls! A sign of things to come around here. :-) I have seriously never seen my girls play dolls so much in one week. Worth it. ;)

~Real~

Kinetic Sand... everywhere. I was hoping to save some for future playing. Between four children- and one being a baby- the CraZysand (no, I didn't go for the name brand) was GONE in 2 days flat.

~Recap~


Mom (Grandma) sharing in the fun!

Playing with her new "toy!"


Flashback! So hard to believe she is 3 already.

Happy Birthday....

Madeleine!

Adding my link to Like Mother, Like Daughter as per usual.:)

4 comments:

Margaret said...

Sweet Madeleine! What a happy spring birthday, like her great Aunt Patsy must have enjoyed! Pretty fresh flowers, too.

Tacy said...

Thank you, Aunt Margaret! I was just thinking about you today as we passed your old school.

Laura {a spoonful of joy} said...

Aw, looks like a great birthday celebration. Key Lime Cake sounds so delicious and refreshing.

Laura said...

That cake looks yummy! Your girls are adorable. All of my kids look different, too, and that always makes me smile!