Today Maddie turned 8. I can't believe she's already 8 years old. 8 is a major milestone for this little lady. She can now get baptized, ride shotgun, and she finally got an American Girl Doll. Big deal in this household. I present to you, "Alexandra Rosalie Gray Zito" or "Alex" for short. Maddie got so many great gifts from friends and family. Instead of a birthday party we decided that she could invite one friend to a "fancy" dinner. We ate at Portofino's and Maddy Holley was the guest of choice. The girls had a blast, and Maddie told me it was the best birthday EVER! She loved being able to just chat/play with her friend all night, instead of having a noisy birthday party where you can't really talk to anyone. I can totally relate. We love you Maddie Moo.
Maddie just completed her first big project of the year. It was a unit on bats, all different kinds of bats. The girl knows more about bats than I ever cared for, and she's is constantly sharing her knowledge. She's such a brainiac! I love love LOVE that about her. Today the students were able to display their projects. Maddie had selected the fruit bat for her project. Only 3 kids in her class (including herself) chose that type, I bet you can guess what the "popular" choice was, yes everyone wanted a vampire bat. But my Maddie picked the bat that loves and eats only nectar and fruit. Love that girl.
We headed to JC this past week-end for Maddie's friend Samuel's Baptism. The best part about this visit is that Brigitte came down too, with her 3 kiddos. Belinda, Brandy, Brigitte, and I haven't been together for over 3 years! Since then our fold has more than doubled, and the chaos is nonstop. I loved every minute of it.