Lily’s 10th Birthday

Last week our sweet Lily-bug turned double digits. The big 1-0.

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I’ve been counting down the days till her birthday so I could draw on my newly painted chalkboard wall in my kitchen/dining area.

Normally we have scripture on the wall, hence the stained white patch under “Happy 10th Birthday”

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10th Birthday means 10 presents.

That doesn’t continue at age 11, it’s simply a 10 year old benefit.

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These pictures were taken at 1am. That is how long it took me to wrap all the presents, blow up balloons, and decorate the wall – all after I got off work at 10pm. This is one of the mom-sacrifices I won’t let myself off the hook on – not because I have any desire to be Pintrested, but because I want my children to feel extra special on their Birthday. Every day they compete for attention, but their birthdays are all about them.

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First picture of the day….still working out her shyness.

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She was excited to get 10 gifts.

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E bought her anchor earrings. He was absolutely specific to me what he wanted to buy her. I thought it was so precious he wanted to buy her something he knew she would love.

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That smile. Oh my goodness.

And Adam’s head….cracking me up.

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Lily has absolutely taken to my obsession with BRAVE. She was quite ecstatic to get this new sports outfit from Justice branding the word BRAVE.

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A hair crimper. It’s all the rage again, I guess.

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Wait – What is that??

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Is it really??

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It is!! A hamster cage.

This was on her list and Ryan and I couldn’t think of a reason to say no, so now Lily is the proud owner of William, a dwarf hamster. I’ll introduce William in another post.

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Lily’s day consisted of school, lunch from Sonic with me, gymnastics after school, pizza from Little Caesar’s, and then Peter’s 2nd grade play.

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It was called SWAMPED. Peter is in the back row.

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Praise the Lord for Amazon Prime. We’d completely forgotten to get him a frog costume for this play. We found this frog hoodie/footie pajamas on Amazon Prime for $25. This was faster and easier than anything I could have shopped for or made.

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After the play everyone had chocolate fudge cake and ice cream.

The day went super fast and before we knew it, was gone. But it was awesome and well celebrated.

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Lily (and William) went fast asleep in pure Birthday happiness.

1 Comment

  1. Ryan   •  

    Yes, Peter is that boy in “A Christmas Story”