Would you look at these BIG GIRLS? I mean, look at the length of those dad gum legs!!
And then there is this precious little pixie.
Yep. They are now SEVEN years old! Madi had her seventh birthday party a couple of weeks ago. And gone are the days of sweet little themed parties! Sigh. Now, we are officially skating rink age!
These two are like two peas in a POD! They would absolutely spend every single day together if they could.
Cousins make the best bests, I assume. I looked at a few pics the other day where they were about 12-18 months old, and they were on their elbows on the ground with Ellie's hand over her mouth like she was whispering a secret, and Madi was clearly laughing "hysterically"! It was the cutest thing!
And now..... THIS!
I always hate it that Gabbi Lou sort of gets the "third wheel" classification. But, God knew what he was doing when he made her my baby! She doesn't really seem to mind. She plays well by herself. If Ellie Susanne was the baby, and she was the one on the outskirts, there would be hell to pay. She is a big time social butterfly! So, the Madi/ Ellie pairing really works out in the end.
For any of you who are wondering what Skatetown West Monroe looks like, here ya go!
And with any good skating party, one needs a good skating party cake!!
Here I am with my friend, Courtney, who decided to get tattooed eyeliner the night before. And her eyes were all swollen and red. Ummm... not sure I'm gonna try that!
Girls, girls, everywhere, girls!
So many of you who follow my blog have been around since I brought these little angels home with me. So, you have literally watched them grow up! And for that I am really grateful!
I sorta LIVE in a spirit of gratitude lately! I mean, we have SO, so much to be thankful for! Oh there I go.... I'm about to get off on a tangent, so I'll just stop. But know that I love you for loving us!
And I love this only niece of mine!
After all those boys... the Lord blessed Staci with a girl. And a very sweet one at that.
She gets to raise three of them. And I get to raise three of them. Because they don't think they can be separated even one weekend. They are truly best buds!