It seems like the days slip away and I never get a chance to sit down and write anymore. Here it is October already! A couple of weeks ago London turned TEN! Ten seems old. Ten seems big. I can hardly believe she has been part of our family for ten whole years. The night before her birthday, she wanted me to sit down with her and tell her all about the day she was born. It’s amazing how much I have changed as a mother in the past ten years and I can only imagine how much I will change in the next ten.

It’s so interesting to me to think back on how London was when she was small, compared to how she is now. So much has changed, but I can see those parts of her personality that never have changed, and I’m sure never will. It’s those parts that make her who she is. London is spunky. She is precocious. She is curious. She is emotional. She is busy. She is entertaining. She is talented. She is in tune to the way others feel. She is spiritual. She is sweet. She is compassionate. Because of London, I am a better me. She has taught me so much about so many things. Sometimes the things she teaches me are not lessons I want to learn, but I have grown because of her. 

We celebrated London’s birthday with dinner at her favorite restaurant, Corvette Diner, followed by watching “Hairspray”. Taylor was in the band and it was a fun show to watch. London loved it. Ashton just kept asking when it was going to be over. Of course. We didn’t have cake until a couple of days later. London requested chocolate chip peanut butter cookie dough cake and boy was it yummy! It was very rich, but very good. And since cookie dough is London’s favorite food, it was definitely a hit with her. I’m glad we’re past the point of me having to make cakes that look like they came out of a toy store and instead just have yummy cake. I’m not much of a cake decorator, but I can make one that tastes good!