This girl is 10, and she is so excited to be "double digits." She is also looking forward to being at the middle school next year, as our school is divided between K-4 and 5-8. For her birthday, Ed and I decorated with some streamers, and we filled the hallway with balloons. Ed helped me because he woke up at 5:45 AM on a Saturday! Ugh. Everyone else was up by 6:00 AM. We had some stuff to do in the the Big City, so while we were at Walmart buying blackout curtains for the kids' rooms, we also picked up two large canvases for Kacy to draw and paint on, a new set of crochet hooks, and a thing of 100% cotton yarn. I mention the cotton yarn specifically because Kacy is notorious for being a project starter, and I wanted her to start and finish a project. I asked her to make a wash cloth. She totally did! And it didn't take her that long, and her stitches are all very neat. We visited my grandma, and got to hang out with my Aunt Kristin, and cousins April and Caley for a bit. Then we grabbed a pizza and went to the meeting I had.
On Sunday, we went to the Bunting's, as is our normal custom. There we had Kacy's favorite meal: chicken enchiladas and refried beans. She also had a lemon cake, and received a cool art kit with a ton of mini canvas panels, as well as a heaping bag full of clothes from her Aunt Jocelyn. Jocelyn has a special talent of finding my girls cool clothes at the thrift store, and she heaps it on them. And I LOVE IT because I am a thrift store kind of girl, and I'm teaching my girls to be that way, too. In fact, it's our next girl's night out: thrift store hopping. Kacy couldn't have been happier.
This Monday we are heading on out to the Sorensen clan for a swim party (it's going to be too cold for me!) and birthday celebration for Kacy, Ed, and my brother Steven. Good times, good times.