Our golden birthday girl

Today my sweet girl, my first and oldest, Miss Avery Jane turns 10. Double Digits. It’s her golden birthday today…10 on the 10th.

We made her something special on this big day.

A giant poster of some of our favorite pictures of her over the last 10 years. It’s crazy to see them all together like this. It’s like taking a trip down memory lane. We surprised her with it yesterday and she loved it. I’ll share more about the poster in a different post. Today it’s all about our girl. My sweet tiny baby girl. Who has grown up in a blink, that’s how it feels today, looking back.

In keeping with tradition, I made her a #10 hat. Only this one had to be gold, for the golden birthday girl.

10 things I love about my brand new 10 year old:

1. She likes sushi! Finally I have someone in our little family to go with. She loves the california roll which is a great start (I’ll take it!). I love that she was willing to give it a try.

2. She plays the piano beautifully. She is great to practice on her own, and I love that she loves it.

3. She (for the most part) is a great big sister, great to play with Aiden a lot and very much connected to her angel sister Afton.

4. She loves to have “cute girl hair” and by cute hair I mean braids, twists, side ponytails, you know all the fun stuff. Now if only her mom was good at girl hair.

5. She’s a smart cookie, doing great in school.

6. She’s a social butterfly. She LOVES spending time with her friends

7. She has a great laugh…it’s so funny.

8. She’s got the biggest sweet tooth…I mean she IS a sweet tooth. ;) Dessert after every meal: breakfast lunch and dinner.

9. She’s had to understand more at her age than either of her parents have at that age, and she amazes us both at how understanding she is.

10. She’s a great artist. It all started with coloring…when she was little she loved to “tolor”. Still does.

Happy Birthday Miss Avery Jane. We love you more than you know.

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  1. 1

    She looks so much like you in that last photo! Happy birthday Avery! It is my golden birthday this year too. I’ll be 29 on the 29th.

  2. 3

    I like the poster in the back ground. It looks amazing. Happy Birthday Avery! My oldest turned 21 on Monday. I don’t feel old enough to have a child that old.

    Have a great day!

    • 4

      thank you! Oh boy! It really is so strange to watch our kids grow up and then realize that we have been aging at the same time. Oye!

  3. 5

    Happy Birthday Aves! We love you!

  4. 7

    Oooooooh what a sweet girl, and what an grrrrreat poster! I want the same for my girl too !! :)
    Happy Birthday to your lovely daughter!

  5. 9

    I really wish we could be there. Special day. Special girl!

  6. 11

    Happy Birthday Avery! Welcome to the double digits… there’s no going back now! :)

  7. 13

    What a sweet post:) She rocks her birthday hat, and I love the poster!

  8. 14
    Kimberly Pearlman says:

    Happy Birthday to you Avery! You could try this blog for some hairstyles: http://www.locksandlocksofhairstyles.blogspot.com/

  9. 16
    Julie H in MN says:

    Today is my Birthday too!!! I remember my golden one because it was the only year I could have a party with school friends….ummm, that was many many moons ago! Happy Happy Birthday Avery!!!!

  10. 18

    Happy, happy birthday sweet Avery!!! Have the gift, just not the chance to bring it over. We’ll get it there within the next couple of days!! Love to all!!

  11. 19

    Happy Birthday Avery. That’s one awesome poster. I love that she has dessert after breakfast!! = )

  12. 20

    She is so cute. It seems like she looks so much older than she did in her 9 year old picture! Guess that’s what reaching double digits does! I wish I’d thought of taking pictures of each year in a numbered birthday hat- I love it!!

    • 21

      thanks Sherrie! I know she does look so much older. ugh! It’s a bittersweet thing, wish we could freeze time…sometimes.

      I hope you guys are doing good! :)

  13. 22

    Precious. Hope it was a wonderful birthday and I look forward to seeing where you had that amazing poster done! You are such an amazing mother! It really does go by in the blink of an eye!!!

  14. 24

    10 years old is a exciting age to turn. I was excited to be 10 when i was ten.

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