My middle daughter turned 10 today! We started the day with a mini-party: the living room was all decorated and her presents were waiting for her. She loved her Play-Doh Littlest Pet Shop from Kayla, her latch hook project from Tatiana, and her Erector set from us.

Eri brought her whole class donuts at snack time. Then Tatiana called me from school: she was sick. I took off the rest of the day to take care of her.

Everything was much better by the time Eri got home. I made lasagna while Melissa was at gymnastics class; when she got home, we had her favorite meal, finished with cheesecake with perpetual candles. We watched I Dream of Jeannie while we ate.

She said it was a fantastic day. Happy Birthday, Melissa!