Monday, May 21, 2012

Happy Birthday Sedona!

On Wednesday, Big Bear turns eight! Eight? Wait a minute. How did that happen? Who said she was allowed to grow up?

It's out of my hands. Eight and about to finish second grade. Things have changed quite a bit since I was her age. Today she was excited about learning multiplication in school, something I didn't learn until fourth grade.

Plus, she's graduated from the two-hour birthday party with cake and balloons to a spend-the-night bash. I've gotta prep the house and my eardrums for a whole evening (and morning) of squealing, shrieking, running girls. I don't know who I feel sorrier for: me or my elderly cats. At least they can hide under the bed without seeming rude.

But seriously, I'm very proud of my munchkin. She may show the 'tude of a disgruntled thirteen-year-old complete with eye-roll and 'whatever' at home, but out in public, she's an angel. I so jazzed she's already caught the reading bug. This girl has blazed through the following series: Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Junie B. Jones, Franny K. Stein, Araminta Spookie, and the first thirteen Secrets of Droon. In addition, she scarfs down my Baby Blues comic books left and right. Yes, she'll do anything to push back her bedtime.

So, Happy Birthday Sedona. You rock! And you're a cover girl. Her YMCA camp picked this picture for their brochure. (She's the one in the blue t-shirt.)

What was your favorite birthday memory as a kid?


  1. i never had a sleepover birthday party as a kid--lots of kid parties though--i am sure she will always remember this birthday!

  2. Happy birthday to her and good luck with the sleepover!! Plan a trip to the spa afterwards for yourself ;)

  3. i feel the same way. I'm still having a hard time accepting the fact that my oldest is done with his first year of school. Crazy. Good luck with birthday preparations and the sleepover!

  4. Happy birthday to your daughter! Never had to deal with sleepovers - except as a participant.
    And my guest post link is finally live.

  5. Oh my goodness, how cute! My favorite birthday party was at our local roller skating rink.

  6. Sweet photos! Happy birthday!
    Thanks for sharing.

  7. happy birthday! awesome pictures:)

  8. Happy belated birthday to Sedona! She's adorable.

  9. Happy Birthday to Sedona! Good luck with all those screaming girls.

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