Well, I hate to use the old cliche that my baby is growing up. But what else can I say?
Yesterday was Morgan’s 11th birthday. Yep, 2 days after Christmas. Every year I begin my memories on Christmas morning when I first went into labor with her. My desire was to experience all that God had brought me with this new baby including clinging to Him through my labor. Eleven years later I still remember each step of the way to the birth of my beautiful firstborn baby girl. All 61 hours of it!
Since Daddy had to work, the kids and I had a day on the town; exchanging a few gifts for bigger sizes and looking at our favorite stores for after- Christmas sales. (Tractor Supply, LOL)
We ended up at Half Price books where we usually spend a couple of hours including lounging in the coffee shop, having mocha and italian sodas, looking through some of the books we have chosen.
Morgan has wanted a book called "The Daring Book for Girls"
, and I have been shopping around for the best price, and as I did I came across a similar book written in the 1800’s by some of the original founders of the Girl Scouts (Lina Beard and Adelia Belle Beard) called "The Original Girls Handy Book." They had a brand new version hard bound book and she loved it so we ended up with that one. We decided to get the "Dangerous Book for Boys" for Eric who is their second-cousin since we are going to see him this weekend, for his Christmas/ birthday present. Eric and Morgan have been very close friends since he was born only 22 days before her.
The girls spent the evening perusing this wonderful book before we wrapped it up this morning:
We will definitely be ordering those two other books along with a hilarious spoof on the Danergous Book for Boys I ran across as I was looking on Amazon, called the Dangerous Book for Dogs. This looks hilarious:http://www.amazon.com/Dangerous-Book-Dogs-Parody-Sparky/dp/0345503708/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1198858742&sr=1-1
So, back to Morgan’s birthday. She chose for us to make homeade pizza for dinner, and then since she absolutely LOVES cherries and Aunt Sara just so happened to have like a gallon jar of marachino cherries in the fridge, we made a wonderful cherry cake which turned out really yummy. Levi was so excited about blowing out the candles, that they were lit several times and blown out!
My beautiful young lady: