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Shelley Says...

on September 19, 2012

Last week, my precious girl turned 10 years old. I really can't believe how quickly the time has gone by - I know every mom says that, but it's really true. Now that it's September, she is back in school - and I miss so much her being around the house all day! We were buddies all summer, and she would go with me to my work stuff and errands - so I'm still getting used to having no one around the house to keep me company all day, or should I say, no one around the house for me to wait on…hahahaha!

For Caroline's birthday, we went with dad on a business/fun trip to Disneyworld. We felt a little bad that he had to pop in and out of the fun with us to go to meetings - but my sister Robyn and nephew Grant were nice enough to agree to come from Little Rock to "play" with us for a few days and celebrate Caroline's big double digit birthday. We made so many -as they would say at Disney- "magical" memories - but there really is no other word for how amazing everything always is at "The Happiest Place on Earth."

Here are a few photos from the trip…

This is Caroline waiting to board the plane in Nashville. Her teachers were so sweet and understanding to let her out of school for a couple of days, and she started her take home work the second we got to the airport. I love those Minnie ears…Charles Stovall, if you're reading this….thank you again for her favorite Disney accessory!

Here I am with Caroline and her cousin Grant. We were about to ride the Toy Story ride at Hollywood Studios for the first time. It was the CUTEST thing I have ever seen. Though I stunk at the game inside…pretty sure my 7 year old nephew outscored me by 75,000 points.

Below is Caroline on her birthday with Aunt RaRa…aka- my sister Robyn. Aren't they both so pretty?? Caroline is wearing the outfit she bought with the birthday money she received from her grandparents. I think that skirt is adorable. This was right before we saw "Fantasmic" which was really really great.

Grant got Caroline a Disney "Pin" holder for all the pins she has collected from Disney. She was so excited, and PS - is my nephew the cutest ever or what??

And, finally, here we are on our final day there. I'm pretty sure this picture is the reason that I am still coughing and a little sick 9 days later…but, we are stopped by nothing when it concerns the Magic Kingdom! Also, I do need to mention that David is the best dad in world to help Caroline fulfill her birthday wish to ride Space Mountain ten times. I stopped at 5. I'm getting old.

Pretty sure Disney made an extra half a million on that rainy Sunday on ponchos alone…

Thanks for indulging me to share a few pics of Caroline's 10th birthday celebration.

I hope ya'll have a great Wednesday!!



I remember the concert when you and Heather announced (Terry had announced a night or two before) the two of you also were pregnant with your girls! I can't believe it was 10 years ago!! Happy Birthday Caroline!!

wow, i can't believe she's 10! I remember all the pictures and posts from when she was born...God bless your family as she continues to grow into the woman God desires her to be. :)

I am sure your daughter had a great time! Happy Birthday! We were at DisneyWorld last week, too! It looks as though you were staying at same place!