At 7:30 we got up for real, Mike headed to the Donut Connection and Caribou for a breakfast request by Maddie. We all ate our fill and watched Maddie open presents.
Yesterday while driving home she said to us, "Mom...you said that you would think about if we could go horseback riding tomorrow. Do you have an answer yet?" I told her that I had actually said that I really didn't see us having any time tomorrow to go horseback riding, but that we probably could sometime this summer. There was a loud sigh in the backseat and when we got home Mike followed me upstairs and started laughing saying, "I guess I'll have to remember that you can lie straight to our daughter's face and not break."
And when she opened her last gift there was an invitation inside to attend the trail ride at 1pm today (of which we had planned for weeks). She was pretty excited and has pulled it out a couple times to look at it; as if she doesn't believe it. I can't imagine why she wouldn't.
Our little girl is growing up right before our eyes. I don't want to say Mike had a small panic this morning, but he did say, "She's 11. She moves out in seven years. Seven." Then he told Maddie that. She didn't believe him until he did the math for her.
She's beautiful inside and out and we couldn't be more proud of the young lady she's turning into!
Happy Birthday, Maddie!