We took her out to dinner the night before her birthday and let her open her gifts from us when we got home. She LOVED getting to open things one day early! We also got "cool parent" points. Smile.
Her big gift from us was a Nook. Sarah is a HUGE reader and almost always has her nose buried in a book. She's wanted an ereader for awhile so we researched them and decided upon a Nook. She's loving it! The first book she downloaded was Waterfall (the author is a friend of ours) and once she finished that, I let her download The Help.
She also got a pair of TOMS and a really cute purse! I think our days of American Girl and Barbie are over...Sarah is quickly becoming a young lady.
I felt really bad for Sarah because most of her friends were out of town the week of her birthday and that put a crimp in her big party plans. She ended up having one friend come hang out and spend the day/night with her. I took them to see Monte Carlo and with the exception of her diabetic friend's blood sugar plunging way too low from too much insulin (and scaring me half to death) they had a pretty uneventful evening! Overall it was a really low-key birthday!
We love you, Sarah! You are such a bright spot in our lives and we are so proud of you! You are beautiful...inside and out! Happy Birthday, sweetie!