Being the only girl in the middle of a gaggle of brothers must be hard. I have to remind myself of that often as tears and whining and complaining often come from her direction. So when we have a chance to do something special just for Maggie, she revels in it. This weekend, she went to her friend's birthday party at a stable, where they rode horses:
...and painted one too. Yup, painted a horse! I would say that's a horse of a different color, wouldn't you?
The next day, I took her to have her ears pierced to celebrate her upcoming First Reconciliation. She was so nervous!!! I reminded her that we had done this before, when she was a baby. "Yeah and I screamed and cried", she replied.
She handled it much better 7 years later :)
We picked big diamond "duds" as she calls them.
Her godFather came over for dinner that night to bring her an early birthday gift (an American Girl gift card..she's getting closer to having Maryellen within her grasp!)
Can someone please remind me to use my REAL camera so I don't have blurry photos forevermore? Geesh.
Last night, my sweet and sassy little girl had her 1st Reconciliation! Once again, she was so nervous.
As soon as she had made her penance, we went outside and I gave her huge Clean Soul hug and kiss and she said "That was a lot easier than I thought!" #spreadtheword
We went and got ice cream because I will give my kids a treat every.single.time they go to Confession, not a bribe, just a reward!
Just look at that beautiful smile, all sin-and-fancy-free!