Maddie Turns 5!

WOW! The years are just screaming by. Our niece Madeline (Maddie) celebrated her 5Th birthday yesterday. It was so much fun and a birthday I think she will remember.

We drove to the Yak to hang out and swim and just celebrate little Maddie. She made out like a bandit with the presents. Even Uncle Jason liked the pink guitar (LOL). We did a lot of swimming (loved it) and ate a lot of food (loved it). My two favorite things!

Maddie got a little "Groovy Girl" scooter and it was so fun to watch her ride around and all the kids follow her "can we have a turn...please". One girl even used guilt "am I your best friend?" to try and get Maddie to let her have a turn. It was cute! Eventually Maddie did let everyone who was under the 50lb weight limit have a turn.

It was a busy day and it went by way to fast. It was fun to see our youngest niece Maggie (4 months old). One day maybe we will be in the Yak!

Quality Time

(FYI...we do feed Liam, love the ribs hanging out) :O)

I have been doing a bit of reading recently on how to nurture my relationship with each of the kids. It is about children's love languages. Liam was pretty easy to figure out, quality time. He loves it when I take time out to spend with just him. As you know with three that is not always easy, but I try.

This particular day I decided to take some time and show Liam how to play "hang man", a simply but fun game. I remember getting to play this as a kid and loving it. Little did I know this was the highlight of his day. I was smiling inside when I heard him tell his daddy all about it before bed with so much enthusiasm and excitement. Who would of thought 10 minutes playing hang man would be so fun and such a lasting memory.

I know one day I will look back and wish that he would sit and play hang man with me like the good ole days.

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