I love that I caught this expression on camera as she began to figure out what the gift was!
After coming up with creative ways to cover airfare, hotel, and spending money, we planned a special Daddy/Daughter trip that they will take later this summer…her 10th birthday gift.
These years are fleeting…Maddie leaves for college in 8 years. For many reasons, we decided this was the year to make this trip work.
Maddie’s party was at our house…I’m still amazed she bought into our idea, but as always, if you make it fun, Maddie is in.
She requested a “cookie cake” this year, so for a whopping six dollars and change, I spread out pre-made cookie dough into a 12×18 cake pan, and baked a ginormous chocolate chip cookie. Will do that again! Cheap and completely gone.
We divided the girls into two teams and held our own “Mini-Olympics.” Each team member had a blue or green bandana.
Started the games off with the ping-pong-carry race.
Next, each team had to dress in baggy clothes over their own, run around the cone and back, and give the clothes to the next person in line. Hysterical to watch!
Gettin’ a little help from the team!
Pass the orange! I heard one of them say, “I would NOT want to do this with a boy!”
Lots of competitive spirits Friday night:)
Steal the bacon!
These girls were serious!
Happy Birthday, Maddie girl! We love you to the moon.