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Thursday, May 28, 2009

HAPPY 10th BIRTHDAY JESSICA!!! (updated with more pictures!)

An update on the birthday girl...

After softball camp, we hurried home to shower and headed to her Build-A-Bear party. (This is our third Build-A-Bear party since Emma Grace's birthday in March. Her BFF, Sidney, also had one in April!)

This birthday girl is not only beautiful...she's blessed with a sweet spirit and a big heart.

Here she is dressing her bear (which is actually a puppy - imagine that!) in a blue "sleeper".

She named her bear/puppy Grady. (I think she's missing him today...and, yes, the tears came for me!)

Then we headed down to the food court for some cake and presents.

Recognize the cake? Yep - it's the same one that Emma Grace had! (Publix didn't have the Littlest Pet Shop accessories to do the cake she wanted.)

Soooo thirsty!

The party gang...

We came home to open more presents.

(I don't know who's more excited about this "golden retriever puppy" puzzle, Jessica or Emma Grace!)

Of course, I had to get a picture of these sweet sisters!

After a little play time it was off to dinner. And as soon as we got home, these three promptly put on their matching frog gowns! Three "peas in a pod"...

It is currently 9:57 pm, and they are eating a cupcake for dessert, a late dessert at that! YES, I'm crazy, but it's her birthday after all! And summer too! Can it get much better???

I love you sweet girl! I hope you had a GREAT birthday today!!!


I can't believe my baby girl is 10 years old today!

Double digits from here forward....unless she lives to be 100, that is!

She just HAD to open a present this morning, and she ended up opening two. (I let her do that mainly so that I could wash her new gown so she could wear it tonight for her sleepover with her BFF, Sidney!)

She has softball camp again today, but Daddy treated her to breakfast of her choice this morning. Of course, she chose Chick-fil-A!

Here she is off to breakfast with Daddy...

She has a very "last-minute-planned" birthday party this afternoon, and we're going to dinner tonight.

I'll update this post more later today/tonight, with more pictures, too! Just wanted to say Happy Birthday wishes before the day got away!




  1. Happy Birthday, Jessica!

    Hannah has that exact same angel... how fun. We hope that you have a very wonderful day!

  2. Happy Birthday Sweet Jessica! You are now an offical member of the "Double Digits Club" - YEAH!! Madi and Jessi can not wait to see you today at the party!

    Gosh T, where has the time gone? Can't believe our girls are 10 - is seems like just yesterday that I was at the hospital on bed rest fighting to keep my heart out of SVT or me out of labor so the twins wouldn't be too early!

    I hope you all have a wonderful day today celebrating Jessica - we will see you later!

  3. Happy, happy birthday Jessica!!! My uncle loved to call me a ten-ager when I turned 10.

    Have a great time at the party!!


  4. Happy Happy Happy birthday to my favorite 10 year old! I miss you and your family and hope to see you guys again real soon! Have a wonderful day and know that your long lost friends from Indiana are thinking of you today!

  5. Happy Birthday to Jessica,...the "ten"-ager!
    (I thought that was cute from a previous comment. ((smile))

    Have Fun!

    God Bless Your Sweet Family,
    Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

  6. Happy Birthday sweet Jessica. Tonya, she is beautiful, the perfect mix of you and your husband:) In that picture of your 2 girls together it just looked like Grady was missing. I can just see him smiling along side of them. Well, we know he is certainly smiling in Heaven, but it is hard not to have him here.

    I am thinking of you and praying for you today.

  7. I just saw your update! It looks like you had so much fun! I love that picture of Jessica and all her friends with little Emma Grace hanging on her big sister!! How precious is that?!
    I love it.

    I'm so glad that the birthday girl had fun.
    I love that she has something to love on and cuddle-that she named him Grady. Sweet...

  8. Happy Birthday Jessica! Hope the day was amazing!!