|Lunch at SCE|
On May 23rd, Bennett awoke to flowers from Walker, and presents from the rest of us. She had a great day at school! That night we attended the fun run at the Homewood Library, and then went out for dinner at SoHo Social. Michelle and Louis joined us, and it was the perfect way to celebrate our big girl!
After we returned from our annual beach trip, we prepared for her 10th birthday party up at the lake. We planned her meals, bought her birthday favors and got all packed up. Bennett invited several of her friends to join us for an overnight there.
Thursday afternoon, they were all dropped off at our house. Bennett elected to open her birthday presents first. We then loaded up, and drove up to Mimi and Papa's. As soon as we got there, they suited up while I put air in all of the floats. Bennett chose some darling floats for her favors, and the girls had so much fun with them.
|Ella, B, Juana Grace, Annie and Tate|
|B chose her own cookie cake decorations|
That night, I made the girls cheese dip and tacos for dinner. They quickly wanted to move to dessert, so we sang Bennett "Happy Birthday" and enjoyed some cookie cake. Then the girls did each other's hair and make-up. They went back outside and hunted for frogs, and chatted some more before coming back in to watch a movie. I could tell they were starting to get tired (as was I), so I encouraged them to upstairs after it concluded. At first they started to chill, but then the giggling began. I knew they were having fun, and I assumed they would eventually simmer down, so I hit the hay. However, I awoke around midnight to them still awake and talking. I had to tell them to go to sleep because like all sleepovers, I knew they would wake up with the sun.
|sweetest group of girls|
|they kept asking to be sprayed....so I had to fulfill their wishes|