Yesterday we finished celebrating Julia’s first-double digit birthday. This sweet, smart, placid, beautiful girl turned ten on June three – a milestone birthday that I can’t believe has come already. She had a wonderful week of celebrations: a small sleepover with two good friends last week (and presents and pizza and a movie and cake), a nice family party on her actual birthday (and presents and her favorite dinner and cake [pictured]), and a small party with her Nonna and Boppa yesterday (and presents and lunch and cake).
Unlike even last year, when she asked for some toys and "kid stuff," this year she wanted lots of clothes and jewelry. Tween days are upon us! The marquee present was one of those "rainbow looms" that girls use to make endless rubber-band bracelets. (I’m wearing four of them right now.) Ten is going to be a great year for Julia. I can’t wait to see how she changes and grows over the next year!