G turned 10 years old last week. How did that happen? As per the routine established by me, we celebrated the birthday all week. (What was I thinking when I started that? It was obviously before I realized that there is only a three week difference between her and K's birthday :-)
I setup the birthday bucket, took cupcakes to school, celebrated the birthday with donuts for breakfast and Taco Bell for lunch, had a birthday dinner at Grammy's house, a birthday dinner with Mimi and Papa, and finished off the week with a party with all of her friends.
It was fun, crazy, chaotic and bittersweet at the same time. Somewhere, way back when, we decided that 10 would be the cut-off for the big parties with all the school friends, etc. A relief that it's over but some sadness that we've hit that milestone marker. I put together a photobook for her as a momento of the week--and it didn't hurt that I had a coupon code for a free book :-)