Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Abby turns ten

There's something special about that first double digit birthday.  It just seems like the new ten year old turns a corner from childhood to becoming a teenager.

Even though Abby's birth was my fourth pregnancy, I remember well when I was pregnant with her.  It was during this time that my brother passed away.  I remember worrying that Abby would be a sad child because I cried all the time.  (Not sure why I thought that, but when you are grieving, things don't always make sense.)

But I could not have been more wrong!  I don't know that there is a child who smiles more, laughs more, or embraces joy more than Abby.

Abby turned ten in April and we celebrated big! 

In our home, the birthday child gets to set the schedule for the day.  So on Abby's birthday we went to an indoor pool.

The whole crew went with us to enjoy some swimming time.

After we got cleaned up, we went out to eat at Cracker Barrel.  It's also a tradition around here that when a young lady turns ten, she can get her ears pierced if she so pleases.  So Abby got her ears pierced and we did some accessory shopping.

Since the birthday child determines the menu for the day, Abby choose ice cream sandwiches for her birthday "cake".

It was a simple but busy day of celebrating our ten year old Abby!

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