Sunday, January 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Mackenzie

Today is our sweet Mackenzie's birthday! 11 years ago, it was Super Bowl Sunday...the Denver Broncos played the Green Bay Packers and Mackenzie was thoughtful enough to be born in time for us to make kick-off! I'm not really a huge pro-football fan but Scott appreciated it!

I'm so thankful that 11 years ago, God blessed us with the most amazing daughter! She is sweet and generous and not only do I love her, I REALLY like her too! I love spending time with her and talking to her!

She's fun, she has the greatest laugh, she loves to play outside and she's not too old (even though she's 5'3") to sit in the rocking chair with me! She's so beautiful, inside and out, and she doesn't even begin to realize how beautiful she is...she blushes when someone tells her how pretty she is. She is a wonderful big sister to Abby, and she has been such a help to me. She is such a joy to us!!

It's been a fun weekend... We're kind of funny how we celebrate birthdays. We always do a family celebration with cake, a special dinner and presents, and then on their 10th, 13th, 16th and 18, the kids can have a big birthday party.

But with all the changes she's experienced this year, we agreed to let her have 2 friend's sleepover. So on Friday, Mackenzie and I made her birthday cake. She will take a homemade cake over a store bought one any time, even if her mother's not the greatest cake decorator!

On a side note, she wanted a basketball theme because her school had a fundraiser and she played in a basketball game for fun (she's never played basketball before) and at their practice, one of the dad's recruited her to play on his team! On a side note, she had her first game yesterday...they won, 9-6 (looks more like a football score) and she scored a basket!!

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The girl's had so much fun... I found these really cool mugs at Micheal's, they're ceramic and you color them with permanent markers, we made chocolate candy, ate cake and ice cream and then they were off to do their 'girl' thing...

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Today, she opened her presents from us... She wanted Molly from American Girl (She loves to play dolls with Abby now) and 2 gift bags FULL of books (she loves to read)!!

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Happy Birthday Sweet Mackenzie...you are such a special young lady!!

3 comments:

babslb said...

Happy Birthday Mackenzie!!!
Love
Stefanie Brook and everyone

trina said...

Happy Birthday, Mackenzie!!! Alaina will be so excited when I tell her that you got Molly. Glad you had so much fun on your birthday!

Shannon Seibert said...

Yes, she is a beautiful girl inside and out and we are so blessed she is in our family!!! We love you Mackenzie!!!
Your Seibert Cousins