Addison Turns 8!
Once again, where on Earth did the last eight years go?!? As much as I just want to cry my eyes out at every new birthday, I am equally so amazed and proud at the sweet and talented young lady Addison (AddieBelle) is becoming. And someone totally used the word “tween” on my Instagram page today and I think I spewed my coffee all over my computer screen. I have a tween?!? I’m not sure I can even break that news to Mark. Our minds haven’t quite gone to that terminology yet. I think I need a drink.
Anyways, back to more bearable news. It’s so hard to believe that 6 long years have gone by since my sweet little blue-eyed blondie inspired me to create Addison’s Wonderland. At that point in my life, my entire world had in fact become her wonderland. And as much as I wanted her to be inspired by her wonderland of a bedroom and follow in mommy’s creative footsteps, I of course would always support her in any way that she went. For several years Mark thought maybe, just maybe, she would be his little sport’s girl. We signed her up for soccer. I think she twirled her pigtails way more than she even glanced at the ball. We tried gymnastics. Although she liked it, she didn’t loooove it. And then we signed her up for art class. Her eyes literally gleamed at every class and at every chance to show us her creations. Her love for art has grown so much over the last couple of years. I am pretty confident that she will surpass my artistic abilities before she graduates high school. And Mark, well I think she surpassed those in K4. Love you dear. But when we’re playing Pictionary with friends and we mistake your “ledge” drawing for a dinosaur eating a candy bar, that’s when you know I’m right… 😉
So if you remember, last year I kind of went all out for her big day…
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This year I did things a weeeee bit different. You see, now our sweet Addie takes art as well as singing lessons which she started about two months ago as well as piano lessons which she started 4 months ago. Both of her recitals fell on her birthday weekend and since last year’s sleepover party got me out of at least one huge birthday party per my logical mommy thinking, we made the festivities a little low key this year. On Sunday, we attended two recitals and then celebrated with a family birthday dinner. She is blossoming into such a little talent and I wanted to be proud mommy and show you all some of her work! And seeing as though I am juuuust starting to play around with video editing, I thought I’d have some fun with a little video of the weekend’s events…
Thanks so much for reading and thanks for watching!
XOXO, Brittany Hayes