Wednesday, February 7, 2007

Happy Birthday, Pumpkin (or how can my 'baby' be 10?)

Today, my baby girl turns 10 years old!!!

Of course, I am thrilled for her but...

I can't help but be sad! 

Having my 'baby' hit the double digits is really a milestone.  No more babies... no more toddlers, no more little kids...

My children are all well on their way to becoming young men and a young woman.  The teen years have arrived for one, and are looming ever closer for the next two! 

<<< sigh >>>

My dear Pumpkin is so excited today!  Grandma and Grandpa gave her new dresses yesterday for her birthday so she could chose one to wear today.

Pumpkin looked quite lovely as she headed out to school in her new dress!  Too cold for tights, so she wore pretty black leggings instead.

Pumpkin also had in hand her big container of Grandpa's home baked cookies to hand out to her class at snack time!  ;-D

Tonight, we are going to dinner at a local restaurant.  Pumpkin is on their mailing list and received a coupon for a free birthday dessert!  Very exciting! 

Afterwards, she will attend the Boy Scout meeting with her dad and brothers as the special guest of the Scoutmaster, Mr. T. 

All in all, a good birthday for turning 10!

Friday night is when the 'real' fun happens.  Pumpkin and three friends will be picked up at school and whisked off to bowling!  After snacks and two games, we will join the rest of the family at dinner in town. 

Then, the Grand Finale.... the three little girls and Pumpkin will have a sleepover!  Yippeee!!!  Of course, first their will be games to play, movies to watch and snacks to eat!

Maybe Pumpkin will even play the piano for all to sing 'Happy Birthday' to her! 

Let the festivities begin! 

By the way... can anyone guess what Pumpkin's favorite color might be???

be well,
Dawn

ps...  My IV infusion (for my rheumatoid arthritis) in NYC went well yesterday, no problems!  All set until next month!

 

20 comments:

tenyearnap said...

Happy Birthday to the Purple Pumpkin Girl! Sounds like a fun time for everyone today.--Cin

thebaabee said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PUMPKIN.  WOW, 10 YEARS OLD!!  Have the best birthday ever.  I'm guessing purple.
Hugs, LuAnne

randlprysock said...

My guess is also purple... and I wish her a very happy special day!  Hugs,
Lisa

tendernoggle said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PUMPKIN!!!!!! YAY !!!
I HOPE HER DAYS GOES GREAT AND I ALSO HOPE HER MAMA GETS A LITTLE REST AFTERWARDS...SHE'S GONNA NEED IT! LOL
LOVE YA,
CARLENE

mrsm711 said...

Your baby turning 10 is so sweet.  You are making it so special for her.  She is lucky to have you.  :)
http://journals.aol.com/mrsm711/LatteDah/     Tracy

jckfrstross said...

happy birthday to pumpkin:)

Deb

dpoem said...

The gourd is ten?!?  

Well, Happy Birthday, Pumpkin!  

Now would be a good time to start asking mom for the car keys.  :)

-Dan
http://journals.aol.com/dpoem/TheWisdomofaDistractedMind/

sangrialel said...

Happy Birthday Pumpkin!  Linda

coelha said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PUMPKIN!!!!  :)  Don't be sad mom..  She is still at that good age where she will continue to believe you.  The second guessing won't start until another 3 years.  Enjoy this precious time!  :)  Julie

pharmolo said...

Happy Birthday, Pumpkin - and be joyful, Dawn :-)

ksgal3133 said...

Happy birthday Pumpkin!!!

Hugs,
Gretchen

eml625 said...

Purple ??
Happy 10th Birthday !!!  I know how you feel, my baby will be 8, where does the time go?
hugs,
Ellen

klconard1 said...

Happy Birthday Pumpkin!!!!  Bless your heart dear, hugs and prayers for mama Dawn.  They do grow up.
loving you
karyl

cacklinrosie101 said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet Pumpkin!  It sounds like you have wonderful fesitivies planned.  My "baby" will turn 21 in June.  Where does the time go?  LOL...now my color guess....purple?  Give Pumpkin a big birthday hugs for me.  Love ya, Chris

cherry2sweet2eat said...

Happy birthday pumpkin

lurkynat said...

Awwwwwww! How sweet it is!:):)
she sounds liek areal heart breaker!I hope it went well!
hugs, love,nat

rebuketheworld said...

I wish I could hold mine as newborns again. I would love to have a foster care for babies. Its the only age where I dont loose my patience,lol...Well, toddlers  I am good with too but the older ones, I sware I must have at least one moment out of the day, where I am in the bathroom wanting to scream,lol...~Raven

nana0014 said...

Happy Birthday to your baby girl. Hope she had fun with all those activities that were planned out. Fun, fun, fun.
Take care, Chrissie
http://journals.aol.com/nana0014/ALMOSTParadise/

sunnyside46 said...

Hi!
I have missed visting with you. I lost my computer in August to a lightning strike and have just now been able to get a new one.
Wishng Pumpkin along life of love.
Marti

psychfun said...

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