Sunday, July 17, 2016


Enchanted by the fairy Grandpa Gene made for the birthday ring. 
"Mama, Grandpa Gene is so talented! This may be my most favorite one ever!" 
 "Grace, it's you and your sun pet!"
 A beloved book from the library was the perfect gift from Emma to Grace.
 Her most favorite page.
She was thrilled to be gifted a kit to make a needle felted unicorn!
 Opening her gift from Mrs. Fadden.
 "Mama, they're sister fairies!"
 We had intended to plant a tree after each girl was born. Since that sadly never happened we decided to begin a rose garden instead! This is the rose Grace chose in honor of her tenth birthday. On our way home from the garden center Grace decided that she'd like to use her birthday money from Gramma Terri and Grandpa Gene to buy a second rose for the rose garden (most likely a light pink English Rose).
 After an absolutely magical gathering with her friends (more on that tomorrow) we ended our day with the birthday ring and cake. We clearly need to come up with another way to display all the lovely birthday ring pieces my dad has made over the years as there's just not enough room for them and all the candles!
And, of course, no celebration is complete without a cake. This incredible creation came from our most favorite ice cream shop!

It was an absolutely amazing day and the perfect way to celebrate ten years of this sweet soul walking the earth! Everything about this day was "so Grace". From the plants and book Emma chose for her, to the felting kit, the rose for our new rose garden, the celebration with her friends and the sweet and enchanting fairy carved by her grandfather. As I tucked her in last night she said to me: "I had a great first day being ten, mama! I loved everything about this day!" I couldn't agree more! Happy birthday, sweet girl! xo

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