How is it possible that my first born is 10 already?! To celebrate we did a Glow in the Dark/Neon party at the house with some of her friends! Of course we did it later in the day/evening so they could have fun with the glow part of the party. We ask everyone to wear neon or white so the black lights in the house would make their clothes glow! They had such a fun time being silly, playing a few games and decorating T-shirts with glow in the dark paint! Enjoy some of the photos from the party and my little Top Ten list about Sarah that I made to commemorate the occasion!
Top 10 Reasons I Love Sarah
10. She shares my same love of Starbucks and any thing salted caramel!
9. She is a talented Irish dancer and watching her dance makes my heart sing. She is proud of her Irish roots and it shows!
8. Sarah told me recently that, “Italy must be heaven”. I can’t agree more. She thinks it’s because you can eat pizza and gelato to your hearts content! Just wait till she grows up to really enjoy the finer things Italy has to offer!
7. She has a love of travel and learning about different places and cultures. This is one of the most important things Charlie and I wanted to teach the girls. So far in her 10 years she has visited Ireland, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Australia, and New Zealand. Her favorite states are of course Hawaii, California, and Texas!
6. She loves animals and has a soft spot in her heart for them. She would be a vegetarian if she didn’t love bacon and filet mignon so darn much!
5. She is a quiet girl and always tries to do the right thing. However, put her in a room full of her friends and she comes out of her shell and can be the life of the party!
4. She loves her California roots. Although she has lived ½ her life in TX, she was born in Riverside, CA, and I love that she loves this state. I am so blessed to be able to raise her near the ocean and the beauty that California has to offer.
3. She loves her family, even her little sister who annoys her most times. She is very close to her grandparents, her cousins, and her aunts and uncles. She loves getting together with family and celebrating the holidays.
2. She thrives in school and LOVES it. She is the only child that I know that cries on the last day of school. She loves learning and it shows through her many talents. She loves to read and is a great reader. I find that the most intelligent people are the ones who read. Case in point, her father. So glad she followed in his footsteps and not in mine. Flipping through magazines and scrolling pinterest does not intelligence make!
1. The #1 reason I love Sarah is that she is mine and I see so much of myself in her, so much of her dad in her, so much of my mom and Nana in her. She is a perfect mix of so many wonderful qualities and that I am sure will lead her to do great things, be loved by others, and have a happy and fulfilled life! My sweet Sarah, my first born, will always have my heart.