So my little miss is officially 8 years old. Its time for a little Audrey love-fest!

It was a very festive week in our house and she proclaimed it was the "best birthday of her life". Cue giddy girl bouncing around house in state of bliss most of the week. I mean, honestly, any day that starts off with M & M's for breakfast has got to be good!

If you don't mind, I must start by strolling down memory lane for a second. This girl.....born an old soul....loving, intuitive, kind, smart, creative, not afraid to speak her mind (which I appreciate most of the time)! So stinkin' cute!

And just as a sidenote as she reads back on this some day, I asked her again on her birthday how she would describe herself in three words. Her response......"smart, kind and fashionable". Audrey - I would have to agree!

I would add "self-aware"!

Your spirit never ceases to amaze me. I just love the multi-faceted you!

I got a little inspired after she went to bed birthday-eve to give her a little surprise to wake up to!
We have a birthday tradition in our house that mama decorates your door after you go to sleep.
I obviously got a little carried away!

Audrey has become quite a lover of all things swim the past year so of course she chose a pool party!!
I think they enjoyed themselves !

Initially, she wanted this party to be "girls only"
But she was swiftly reminded that she has a brother who was not about to be left out!
And then I advised her of something that she'll hopefully remember as they grow up......
"if you invite a friend for Nate, he will leave you alone"....
"if you don't - watch out".

I think she chose wisely. 
He and his little buddy 150% enjoyed themselves. 
Oh, little brothers!


Happy 8th Birthday sweet pea!
We adore you!
And yes, I realize that you are 1/2 way to your driver's license. 
Thanks for the reminder! 

And this little guy equally enjoyed celebrating every second of his big sister's occasion. 
Honestly, his eyes. How does one resist?

Nate - you are so lucky to have Audrey. 
You two were SO meant to be siblings!

Hope you have a great weekend!

-Stacy (mother of an 8 year old girl who is 1/2 way to her driver's license, and a 5 year old boy who has proclaimed he's closer to 5 1/2 which means he's starting Kindergarten soon).

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