Maddi had gymnastics today and all the girls (like 30) held hands to form a large circle around her and ran merry go round style around her as they sang happy birthday. Oh how I wish I had my video camera. It was possibly the happiest I have ever seen her. Almost made me tear up just watching her smiling and laughing so much. Until Rambo baby almost Pulled All Of My Hair Out.
Macy and I went to Wal-Mart to grab some groceries and one last toy for Maddi before tomorrow while she was at Gym. As we were looking through the fruit I overheard this conversation.
Little (I use that term loosely) boy around 9 sitting indian style in the buggy.
No wait theres more.
Boy (friendly enough): "Mom can we get these chocolate cupcakes?"
Mom (appalled he would ask such a thing): "What?!? No of course we can't get those! You know that!"
Boy (catlike voice): "Reeeeeeeaaaaarrrr!"
I had to laugh and Macy followed.
Which reminds me of another funny Wal-Mart story. I hope it doesn't offend anyone. I don't mean for it too. But it's funny.
So while we were doing all of the renovations on the house there were lots of days that I just wore large, usually Josh's shirts, and some sweat pants pretty much all the time. I Was Working Hard People. There was always paint splatter and never make-up. Are you still reading this? Anyways, one of those days, I had to HAD to make a quick run to Wal-Mart to pick up some tortillas for tacos that night. As I was shopping around (Macy in the buggy chewing on her toe, Maddi standing at the front of buggy belting out a new song as if it sounded like Celine Dion) a lady came up to me and said,
"I didn't know you could buy flour tortillas on WIC! I thought we could just get the corn tortillas!"
WIC? The federally funded program for woman and children who are at a nutritional risk due to their low income?
As soon as I got out of that conversation as nicely as I could, we left. And I laughed at myself most of the way home.
Maddi's birthday is tomorrow. Can you believe she will be six years old?!? Just yesterday she was the colicky, restless infant. I remember when people used to come up and say, "You should enjoy this time, pretty soon she will be 6 or 7" or however old their child was at the time. I always wanted to say, "Is your child sleeping all night long? Want to trade??" I'm kidding. I never asked that. Out loud.
Practicing for her birthday!
Enjoying a snack after school. Look how much homework she finished.
I LOVE watching them play together. Maddi is an awesome big sister.
Macy being lazy eating a carrot
Love love love love love love love this baby
"Hey Maddi watch Macy real quick while I get the groceries out of the car"