Double digits!

Today is a very special day.

10 years ago today, Macy exploded into this world.

She’s been making a splash every day since.

My baby is 10 years old today.

When we brought her home from the hospital, in her little car seat, we had no idea what kind of fun, wildness, and hilarity would ensue. Her personality was right there from the very beginning, ready to wow us and cause us to scratch our heads at the idea that someone so small could have that much verve.

Every day with Macy is an adventure. This girl has been going places since Day One.

She may be tiny, but she’s ready to go.

As soon as she checks her voice mail, that is.

I hope she’s not such a heavy drinker as she seems to be here. Yikes! (Although, yes, she does come by it honestly.)

She’s always been the queen of the wacky projects. No telling what she had in mind for that giant stack of paper plates. Whatever the plan, she’s hatching it with intensity. Intensity, but no pants.

Such creativity is hard to contain. Starting school was rough for this girl. She was not a happy camper at preschool open house.

She’d rather be on the beach.

There’s a lot of important work to do in the sand.

People to see, things to do. Shades to wear.

This girl has always had her eye on the prize.

Make that two eyes on the prize. Two very big eyes.

Love those big eyes!

And the funny faces. That girl is a master of the funny faces.

“You want a piece of me??”

What ‘chu talkin’ about, Willis?

Hanging with Hayley always elicits wackiness.

I am 100 percent sure Macy was behind the bubble explosion and that she convinced Payton to come along for the wild ride.

She has her sweet side, too.

With a love of animals as big as Texas, our girl never met a creature she didn’t adore.

Macy, as you celebrate the wonderful world of double digits, I have a few things I wish for you:

May your creativity always rule as you live your life out loud.

May you always take it to the limit. Push the envelope. Go your own way. March to your own beat. While this trait of yours drove me nearly to madness in your early days, I trust that it will serve you well as you navigate life’s twisty, turny path. Be yourself — no matter what.

May your projects always inspire you.

May your acute fashion sense always lead you to put your best foot forward.

May your days be full of magic.

May your every recipe turn out just right.

May your life be long and sweet and full of all your favorite things.

May you always sparkle!

May you never lose your drive to work hard…

…and party hard.

May you soar as high as the clouds.

Make a wish, sweet girl!

Cheers to you, Macy girl!

The happiest of birthdays to my favorite girl.

11 Comments on “Double digits!”

  1. Eddie says:

    So many memories, so many laughs, and she’s only 10 years old. I eagerly await her next adventure but wish her growing didn’t require my growing old. Party on Macy!

  2. David Benbow says:

    Happy birthday, Macy! I’m a big fan and I hope I get to meet you in 2012. You rock!

  3. Susan Christopherson says:

    Happy Birthday, Macy! Looks like it was a decade of pure excitement and happiness! She’s a keeper. 🙂

  4. Staci T says:

    Love it! Happiest of Days to Miss Macy! I still remember Macy riding to MDS in your previous convertible on “Hat Day” with the birthday cake hat. It was a funny sight to see!

  5. Barb Fernald says:

    Best birthday card ever! I loved seeing all these photos. Happy birthday Macy!

  6. Jody Hicks says:

    This brought both laughs and tears – thanks so much! We so wish we could be there, but we’re celebrating with you in spirit! Here’s to you, Macy – our favorite 10-year-old!

  7. Happy birthday, Macy. This is all so sweet!

  8. elizabeth connolly says:

    happy birthday plus one day to the double digit girl. Can,t wait to see you and Piper. Love you Mrs. C

  9. Kids are amazing…10 is such a milepost…my boy just turned 11 and I’m overwhelmed! Happy birthday to mom as well!

  10. wendy says:

    She is so cute!! 10 is a big one. I hope it was fabulous for all of you!

  11. beautiful photos!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful girl with us.

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