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Maddie (right) and her cousin Taylor in pink at Auntie Janie’s wedding – 2004

Today my little granddaughter Madison turns 7.

She was born at 4:14 am on a beautiful April morning, and the first thing I remember after seeing her for the first time was the sun peeking through the pink ribbons of April morning sky.

Since then, Maddie has been pink all-the-way. Pink bedroom. Pink clothes. Pink hair accessories. Pink shoes.

Pink bathing suits. Pink towels. Pink stationery. Pink pens.

But I’ve noticed magical little changes over the past year.

Ah… enchanting shades of pink.

The rosy pink of flushed cheeks after cracking an unstoppable softball.

The tea rose pink of delightful conversation.

Blushing pink of talk of boys and the things boys do.

Carnation pink of father & daughter dances.

Hollywood cerise pink of Hannah Montana outfits.

Thulian, magenta and puce pinks of her color palette as she paints.

The pink-pink of ballet.

And even the shocking pink of a fashionista-in-the-making.

Watching a beautiful baby girl transform before my eyes into a lovely young lady is a miracle in itself. But watching the tiny pink rosebud become an entire bouquet of color is just beyond words.

Pink ribbons in an April sky. I can still see them.

Happy 7th Birthday, Maddie! I love you always…

Love,
Grandma Sharon

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Hello BOYS!

I had my 32 week check-up appointment today.

The nurse took a sonogram photo of Henry that is (ahem…) priceless.

And… well, absolutely confirms BOY.

That’s right- top left portion of the photo says it ALL (I zoomed in).

– Audrey

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