Wednesday, June 2, 2010

My baby is TEN!

For most people, Memorial Day revolves around barbecues, picnics, and parades remembering those who have died for this country, and we find time for those things too, but mostly our memorial days revolve around this girl, whose birthday usually falls on or around that last weekend in May. 

So this Memorial Day weekend we found ourselves rollerblading
and getting our ears pierced.

(I say "our" because I took this opportunity to get mine re-pierced since they had closed up far too long ago
and I miss wearing earrings.)

Julia's siblings treated her very well and showered her with presents
which you can see that she was very excited about.
They also showered her with confetti.
I love this series of photos.
Go ahead and take a second look at the faces.  
Makes. me. laugh......

This face just makes me smile.
It's hard to believe that my baby, my youngest is ten years old.


Leslie said...

uh oh!!! 10 seems so big!!! she looks big too!! i love the confetti faces. they are so silly that bunch!!!

terri browne said...

Wow, it sounds like she had a really fun birthday! I would've been playing skee ball...I love skee ball. :) The confetti pics are great!

MaryMary said...

What a fun time and what a great job of capturing the moments!

Grammie/Mom said...

Great confetti faces. The first ear piercing picture tells me just what she was feeling that moment. Second picture...success.

Christopher And Tia said...

oh I haven't been to a skating rink in FOREVER. And how did she do with the ear piercing? She doesn't look like it bothered her at all, haha, she looks happy :) What were the gifts? What were they, what were they?? I feel like I was there, but, without the twisted ankles and bruises from falling down in my skates, and without knowing what all the loving gifts were!

Brown Family Blog said...

Happy Birthday! I love these photos. I have camera envy.

Yellow House said...

Ten is such a special birthday!! As a 4th grade teacher, it's one of my yearly thrills to watch kids "hit double-digits!" There's a great kids book called "The Big One-O" - wonder if she would like it?

I also love that you took her to get her ears pierced! Such a rite of passage!!

Looks like a GREAT celebration. Love all the pics.

alita said...

Happy 10th to Julia! What a wonderful accomplishment and I'm so stealing the confetti idea.

Seriously Julia's expression in all the pictures is so sweet and innocent. Makes me want to just bottle up all that warm affection on her face.

Brooke G. said...

Happy Birthday!!
And how do you do your cool collages???
I usually just wing it in photoshop - but yours look so much ... oh, I don't know.... BETTER :D

Dan said...

Hey...I was at that birthday party too! (Well...sort of). Skype is a great thing.

lisaschaos said...

They grow up so fast! She is a beautiful girl and it looks like she had a wonderful party!

Megan said...

I heard those bracelets are pretty controversial- and i had no idea what they are, but, clearly, she was in the know!

Jientje said...

She had the time of her life, I can tell, she looks so happy! That last picture shows true happiness! Happy (belated) Birthday Julia!

Shelle said...

what fun...she's looking grown up already...i can't imagine having a 10yr old baby...birthdays are definitely the best day of the year!