Monday, November 25, 2013

Happy 8th Birthday Maddie Moo!

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.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Fruit Bats

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.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

JC Trip

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.