My oldest Julia is now 10 years old. Double digits people. She was having a very hard time with this. Apparently when you hit double digits you are old! I tried to convince her that getting older was great, but she didn't believe me. But I was able to give her a killer birthday instead.
It started Saturday morning. She has wanted to do horseback riding lessons for the longest time, and has been on the waiting list since September. On Friday I decided to call and see if any Saturdays had open, and to my surprise one had, it is started on the 17th, which is her actual birthday. So that morning when she woke up I told her about her new lessons and she flipped! Over the moon happy. She was able to ride the horse for a full hour, and has at least 7 more classes.
Then after the lessons the family went to lunch at The Olive Garden. Julia got to pick and it is her favorite place to eat.
We came home and rested for a bit, then had to get ready for a Shark game. We had gotten four tickets, so we took our two girls, and William stayed home with grandma and papa. Julia is a huge Shark fan, but the biggest surprise......We paid to get a birthday message on the scoreboard for her, and a visit from Sharkie! The teams mascot. He came up to our seats and gave her a gift bag, and opened the gifts with her, for a good five minutes during the game. It was amazing, and the best $45 I have spend in a long time. Julia told me it was the best day of her life.
So Happy Birthday my big 10 year old. I love you so very much!