But you should probably now I was near tears the entire time I wrote it so I was right there with you.
We had a wonderful day celebrating Madeline. It started with presents on the table and a giddy girl in a nightgown. She got chalk from her brother and writing items from Joe and I.
The girl is like her momma and loves fresh journals, paper, folders and pencils.
We ate pancakes and watched Disney Junior in the big bed. (I may or may not fell back asleep during Doc McStuffins.)
Then we got ready for the day and drove off to our first destination.
I planned a couple things for the day but didn't tell Madeline until right before we were about to do one. We got in the car and I handed her a card. It was a mailer from the library, reminding her that she could get an adult library card when she turned six.
This girl has been SO looking forward to getting "a real card."
So we went to our branch and were so happy to see our favorite librarian working. She got Madeline her new card and she immediately wanted to check out Brave and horse books.
(And no one was surprised.)
Then we got back in the car and I had her open a small paper sack. It was filled with her favorite snacks: rainbow goldfish and GoGo Squeez. We told Madeline we were heading to Noblesville to go picking at the antique mall.
It was a beautiful day. I love downtown Noblesville. We parked on the square and let the kids run around in the courthouse green. It was just one of those moments I want to always remember.
We headed into the antique mall where:
1. Madeline would have made Mike and Frank very proud
2. Madeline wanted to buy everything she saw.
At 12:25 p.m., I snapped this picture of her. She was officially six years old.
She picked Super Friends flavor which tasted like bubblegum and had about four colors in it. She also talked to my dad on the phone in her super-animated way and, again, no one was surprised.
We were pretty exhausted so we drove home and Caleb fell asleep in the car. After a rest time that I regretted not napping through, we got back in the car for another stop. But as we were pulling out, we experienced the best Hunley Holler.
Our friend Ryan works down the street from us and if he drives by while I'm outside, we call it a Hunley Holler.
Well, he drove by right then to deliver a huge Oreo cupcake to Madeline with a transcribed note from Addie. Friends really are the best, aren't they?
Then we were off to our last stop: Madeline's favorite hardware store, Sullivan's. We got popcorn and wandered through their gift store while Joe picked out tomato plants.
On our way home, we got drinks at Starbucks (clementine Izze for Madeline, iced coffee for Joe and me and ice water for Caleb). Joe and the kids planted the tomatoes while I "cooked" dinner.
(Madeline requested mac and cheese which is why I needed to include quotation marks. I feel a little guilty how easy the dinner was.)
Then it was dessert time. We did blindfolded sundaes and I cannot recommend this enough. It was hilarious for all involved.
Of course, my photo storage maxed out when I tried to capture it so it's only the beginning. But you have to believe me that it got much stickier, much messier and much more hilarious as the sundae was built.
Whipped cream flew everywhere.
Caleb did not complain.
Madeline turned six and no one complained. We love that little girl.