Saturday, July 23, 2011


Maddie turns 5 on Wednesday and we decided to surprise her today with a birthday party! We were feeling rather guilty because we are so far from family and Maddie hasn't started school yet so she doesn't have a ton of friends her age so we decided to throw a mini surprise party for our little family and her best friend and his family. A tiny party but she was thrilled!

My wonderful husband whisked Maddie away this morning for a Maddie & Daddy date with breakfast at Chick-Fil-A, a Build and Grow event at Lowe's and a bit of shopping. Basically he provided me with enough time to transform our kitchen into party central! I spent all week working on decorations after Maddie went to bed every night and I was super crazy and turned my oven on last night to whip up some extra special rainbow cupcakes. Yeah I am nuts. Central AC makes no difference when its 110 degrees outside and I have the oven on. I may have been frosting cupcakes in a bra last night! haha

Rainbow popcorn from Jody's Gourmet Popcorn- local here in Virginia!


Christy said...

I love all of the colors! Looks like a fun party!

Happy Birthday Maddie! 5 is a big one - a whole hand! Will she start Kindergarten in the fall?

Life With the Crazies said...

What a sweet mama!! She looked so happy! I'm super impressed, especially since you have a newborn too!

pink and green mama MaryLea said...

Happy Birthday Big Girl!! Such a fun party and such a happy (and surprised!) little girl!!

Bet it made every minute of prep worth it for that priceless smile : )


Anonymous said...

Aw, Happy Birthday Maddie! It's amazing that she's old enough to appreciate a surprise party. And I'm sad we weren't there to celebrate this year!

Anonymous said...

Happy Early Birthday, Madison. Sorry Nanny & Poppy missed it, but it looks like you had LOADS of FUN!

Heidi @ Mom's Crafty Space said...

Happy birthday Maddie! I'm super impressed with all you put together with a newborn needing you all the time too! You rock! :)

(I spy rock candy too, yay!)

Light Roast said...

My Supper Mom....Amanda you are the Grandson could have looked the world over and never found anyone that could touch you. And I never worry about Maddie ans Zoey with you as their mom. I love you!