Actually, I didn't forget, I just never quite got around to it. Madison's birthday got lost in the shuffle of posts about a visit to "The Pumpkin Patch", a trip to the fair, our Halloween Party, and trick-or-treat night. Whew! No wonder I never got around to it!!!
So, without further delay, here is a post about Madison's birthday party which took place on October 23.
Here's our birthday girl with her "Tinkerbell" birthday cake! I can't believe how "grown up" she is. She's becoming quite a little lady (sometimes).
And here is a photo of Madison and Cade "cheesin' it up for the camera! Those two are always up to something!
This year Madison had two cousins at her birthday party! Madison's mom is holding new baby cousin, Gabriella. Gabby just sat and watched this year, but just give her a year or two, and she'll be joining in the fun!
Madison had hot dogs with all of the trimmings for her birthday meal, followed by cake and ice cream, of course! She received an assortment of clothes and fun new toys as gifts. I gave her a Strawberry Shortcake remote control car--her first remote control toy! What a "hoot" that was, watching Madison steer the little car all over the place!
At the end of her party, Madison followed her usual birthday tradition, by releasing five balloons into the sky--to symbolize her five years of life. It's always a bit sad to me, watching those balloons float off into the heavens...I seem to find myself thinking...another year gone already?! My, they do pass quickly!