Grace turned 10 this week! Boohoohoo! Double digits, friends! Boohoohoo!
Okay, enough wallowing in my sorrows, we must get on to the fun part! So, as I was saying, Grace had a birthday this week!
Since moving, we have had many ups and downs regarding leaving our friends and family in Texas. Things like birthdays seem to make us miss all of them so much more. In the past few weeks, Grace had been really struggling with the fact that her friends from Texas would not be here to celebrate her birthday with her. I knew that we were going to need to do something really fun, in order for her to realize that her California friends and family love her too!
So, the planning began. We had told her last year, that she could get her ears pierced when she turned 10, so I knew that would need to happen if she was still interested! (And of course, she was!) Then I decided that we should try to pull off a SURPRISE party! Who doesn’t love those?! The best idea of all was to make the party a glow in the dark party! Don’t you just love blacklights and glow sticks?! (Okay, yes, I am a child of the 80’s!) So, here is how the day went.
First, Grace was treated to a birthday celebration at lunchtime in the dining hall! Our staff is amazing and they make everyone a cake for their special day. This was the equivalent to cupcakes at school for her!
Right after lunch we headed for the mall to get her ears pierced.
Grace could not have done better, and the ladies at Claire’s were amazing! We wasted some time at Toys R Us, then headed to BJ’s for dinner.