Well, it has happened. I have now been a mother for a DECADE! My beautiful firstborn is ten. She is emotional, moody, and somewhere in between barbies and boys. She has Naired (is that a word?) her legs, wears a training bra, but still cries when she doesn't get her way. Tweenie, I tell ya. Seriously, though, she is definitely growing up. I love that she loves to read, that she is aware of the consequences of her choices, that she really is trying to be good. Sometimes the lower half of her tweenieness takes over and she struggles with choosing the right, or her emotional, hormonal half takes over and she is weepy and racked with guilt over those same choices. But she is learning and she is becoming a young woman right before our very eyes.
For her birthday dinner Kennedy requested lasagna, homemade bread, and corn.
For dessert she asked for raspberry apple crisp. This was a welcome break from birthday cake, in my opinion. Three birthdays in a little over a month is a lot of cake.
For her birthday we finally got Monopoly. She also got a Hannah Montana book, and let's not forget the tickets to see American Idols Live. (We went the night after her birthday- a post of its own. We had a LOT of fun.)