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When was the last time you turned 10 years old?

We are in peak birthday season here in 3D.

My oldest just was spoiled, er, enjoyed her 10th birthday.

Yes double digits now!

Do you remember when….

I could still pick her up?

….and still get some air when I tossed her?

…or her getting married

Daddy, I want to get married. You don’t mind do you?

or learn to swim


Or get a new sister…

or become the first best present I ever had?

Kids ARE a gift!

Yes she is 10 now!

But I know what you are thinking…

We did not want to spoil her but treat her 10th birthday just like any other normal birthday…

…with breakfast in bed

Oh and there was the birthday party with 10 or 15 of her closest friends

It was at the trampoline place but she wanted it with a football theme..

She scored!

She soared high in her trampoline b day

Yes, jumping there in the center in the pink pants with her friends looking and falling around her.

I was kinda nervous watching her. Most of her girl friends are into gymnastics now and all of them were doing flips and cartwheels on the trampolines .

Each one would get bigger. Bigger flips. Bigger cartwheels, Bigger bounces.

Does anyone else hate the words from their kids, “Hey watch this and see what I can do?”

Remind me to tell you the story of when I tried to jump over the hammock..

Well the hours of play time were up and we herded all the sweaty happy kids to the pizzas and cakes. Mommy pointed to the ‘Thank You‘ notes that Dylan had typed up for each one of her party friends.

She said, “take a look at those.”

So I opened one up and read…


She typed these up two days earlier and printed them on the computer but nobody told her what to say.

She is a planner and an organizer like that. The over the top thank you note blew me away.

(I’m not that creative on my best day)

She has always been a’ happy kid’ since day one. And this note illustrates how thoughtful she is too. Yes every kid got this note.

Not every kid read them as i found several on the floor. But that is another story.

She had a great time.

We / they had a great time.

No bones were broken

or teeth lost.

….Another successful party then!

Happy  10th Birthday Dylan!

One down, one more party to go!

Have a great weekend everyone and a very special Easter holiday!

He has Risen!

I’ll try to do better next time knuckleheads.


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18 thoughts on “When was the last time you turned 10 years old?

  1. Hoppy Easter to you Ms Cottontail. Thanks for the b day and Easter wishes. I hope you and your family has a happy Easter! All the best….

  2. Hoppy birthday to L’il D! We look forward to hearing about Your hammock-inspired athletic ambitions. Wishing Your family a beautiful Easter!

  3. Happy Easter to you all as well.

  4. 🙂 Thank you Ms. Aurora! No flips, no trips. I hope you are doing well

  5. Happy Birthday, Dylan. (no flips!)

  6. Thanks Betsy, she was opening a mound of b day presents from her aunt and grandma when she asked, “when am I going to get to the cool clothes?” I hope you and your peeps have a wonderful Easter Betsy!

  7. Happy birthday, Dylan. Way to go with those thank you notes!

  8. It makes clean up easy. 🙂

  9. I haven’t, but I’m always up for trying something new and fun.

  10. It is now! Ever try painting with it? Enjoy yours too Jessica!

  11. Is chocolate a theme? Enjoy your weekend too!

  12. Well you will have to give us your theme and what kind of cake you want. Double digits is only a number. It’s in your heart. Have a wonderful Easter Jessica! Thanks for dropping by our b day party!

  13. I’ll let you throw me a party any time, even if I have been in the double digits for a few years now :0. I’ll let Dylan write my thank you letters too!

  14. Thank you Jessica for the kind words. Wasn’t that a thoughtful and creative TY note? I was impressed…I guess it showed. So you can still remember yours? That’s impressive too. 🙂 Best wishes for a very happy Easter weekend and Holiday to you Jessica. Eat lots and run it off!

  15. Awww!! This post made me tear up! I still remember my tenth birthday. Double digits is a big deal! It’s obvious you guys are wonderful parents and that Dylan is turning out to be a beautiful young woman! Those thank you notes were just perfect. Happy Easter, and Happy Belated Birthday, Dylan!

  16. I’m sure she and they will John. Thanks for your generosity. Sorry you couldn’t make it down this year. We will be thinking about you! Happy Easter!

  17. johnm983 on said:

    By the way, can I be 10 again too???

  18. johnm983 on said:

    Sounds like a great time! I loved those thank you notes too. very well spoken for 10 yr old. I hope she enjoys her gifts that Grandma and Auntie are bringing (for me)

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