Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Birthday Eve

Tonight when we went through our nighttime routine, we let Maddie play in her birthday suit like we always do...

Except that tonight is special, because it's the last night we put our no-year-old to bed.

So instead of reading Pajama Time...

We read this birthday eve poem...
When I have said my evening prayer,
And my clothes are folded on the chair,
And mother switches off the light,
I'll still be no years old tonight.

But from the very break of day,
Before the children rise and play,
Before the darkness turns to gold,
tomorrow I'll be one year old!

one kiss when I wake,
one candle on my cake.

Happy Birthday Eve, Madeleine. We love you very much.


  1. That's so sweet. I hope you and Maddie have a wonderful day tomorrow!

  2. A beautiful tradition for a beautiful little girl. Happy Birthday, Sweet Madeleine. Getting to know you this year has been so wonderful. See you soon!

    Miranda & Fiona

  3. Wow, what gorgeous blue eyes! Hard to believe it has been a year. Happy one year birthday for Maddie and her mom and dad.

  4. I hope that will all the love that you share towards Maddie that you take some time to celebrate for you too...as it is also your birth - day to celebrate a whole new level of you. Have a WONDERFUL day tommorow!!

  5. Katrina RevenaughMarch 23, 2010 at 8:21 PM

    Happy girl! Happy life! And a Happy Birthday tomorrow! We love you all . . . Katrina & Ken

  6. Amy, that made me cry... and almost want another no-year-old myself! :)
    VEry sweet, and Happy Birthday to little One year old Maddie!