Middle Sister turned 8 today. Crazy. She especially enjoyed me explaining how eight years ago last night I was sitting around with my brother and future sister-in-law and husband and not feeling very well. And lo and behold, just 10 hours later, 8 hours after arriving at the hospital she was born.
Middle Sister already had her birthday party with some girls on Friday night and got henna tattoos. Today she opened her gifts -purple boots in one picture and her Disco Queen Halloween costume in another. This is the first year she has requested money, which makes her seem kind of grown up. I think she is saving for something big like an iPod Touch. This evening we went out to eat at a Mongolian grill restaurant for the big event, and afterward I took the girls shopping for new jeans. It seems that even though I have three girls and we should have plenty of clothes being passed down, everyone needed something for fall.
I would love to be cuddled up with a good book right now, but have a few things left to do before I get to relax. I have just started Chris Bohjalian's latest and am loving it so far. And, in an attempt to read more on my kindle I am reading Ron Clark's new book on teaching and Whistling in the Dark by Lesley Kagan. I also have a few reviews from books I read this weekend to share, which I hope to get to tomorrow.