+ I don't really know how she can be fifteen years old, either.
+ It was actually her idea to find a purple shirt and recreate this photo from when she was 2; I had only asked for a nice birthday photo.
+ Same ham, different year.
+ Turning 9 freaked me out because we were halfway done with her living at home full-time! But 15 might be worse, because three years is nothing. Nothing. Snap of the fingers, blink of an eye.
+ We need to find some time to squeeze in some bucket list items before three years pass and it gets harder and harder to do things together as a family of five.
+ That black velour background that was all the rage in the mid-2000s sure came in handy today, especially since it could be thrown over a door in two seconds. Best background-equalizer around!
Happy birthday to Maddie, who has always learned how to grow up in every single stage right alongside us as we learn how to be parents in every single stage.