Double digits! That's what I am now - 10 years old. Can you believe it?
We have had an amazing week. On Tuesday, I got to celebrate with an early birthday present from Coach and Lil - tickets to meet author Rick Riordan at the release of his new book, Magnus Chase!
He has been one of my favorite authors for quite a while now, and it was amazing to hear him speak
And then get to talk to him while he signed my books!
Lilli loves his books too - we have read lots aloud, and she just started reading some of them on her own - so she was pretty excited to meet him too.
And double bonus - we got to meet Jeff Kinney (author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books), because he owns the bookstore where the event was taking place!
Many thanks to Coach and Lil for the tickets (and to Torrie who managed to snag the tickets for us in the first few minutes they went on sale)! I read all the way home (with my head lamp).
Friday was a pretty great day too. First, they announced my birthday at school
And then we had a family birthday celebration that night.
I got some more awesome gifts that I love, making sure to keep my favorite stuffed animals nearby for the festivities.
And then we had cake and ice cream with Torrie and Brian.
Saturday was an unusually quiet day, other than the fact that it was by TENTH BIRTHDAY! We didn't have sports this weekend, so we got to eat pancakes, hang out, and prep for my party that night at the marine lab.
We played soccer for a bit
Checked out some of the touch tanks, and then settled in for pizza, popcorn, and a movie.
I had such a wonderful time - as I told Mom and Dad on the way home, "I'm really living the life."
But wait - it doesn't stop there!! The celebration continued this morning with presents from my friends (that we were too tired to open last night), and best of all, tickets to see Blue Man Group in Boston!
We were in the 'poncho section', though we actually didn't get sprayed with anything. It was such a fun show! We followed it up with dinner and then found one of the Boston 2016 Street Pianos so we could play some music for passersby.
We played beautifully, but there weren't many passersby because of all the rain. It was still cool to play a piano in the middle of the city!
We are so thankful that all of our family and friends in GA, SC, and NC are safe after the hurricane this week. Even in the midst of all our celebrating, we have been thinking of you!