Thursday, July 10, 2008
At our house, we celebrate golden birthdays when the person turns the age of the numeral they were born on. Blue turned ten today, the tenth, making it her golden birthday. As such, she got to choose how to celebrate, departing from my regimented schedule of certain birthdays are to be celebrated. (Family part, friend party, party at a fun place, etc.) Blue has spent the last two months planning this birthday, which went like this: have her friend, Nicole, over to roast marshmallows and sleep outside; eat breakfast burritos on her birthday; play at the splash pool all day; go out to eat and spend the night with Grammy; go shopping with Grammy the next day; and finally, go hiking with Grammy and sisters to the Y. We also threw in a tiara, some presents, and cupcakes. Sounds golden to me!
With this birthday, Kent and I are also celebrating a decade of parenthood. Being a mom is a much tougher and more interesting job than going to work in an office, and the stakes are very high. But it's fun and we both have progressed and continue to learn how to be better parents. I am grateful for the examples of our own parents and the counsel and direction of the Holy Ghost given when we seek to follow the answers from our Heavenly Father.