I think Bethany looks beautiful in this picture. This is the morning of her tenth birthday. We had waffles with lots of toppings and Bethany opened her gift from Granddad and Judith, with the big colorful bows. How could she resist? It was new outfits and this sparkly hat.
Bethany's birthday was riciculously busy, with parent teacher conferences and dance rehearsals. Back and forth between the two all day. The kid were asking "where are we going for dinner?" because that's what we usually do for birthdays, but Bethany always prefers to stay home for shepherd's pie and jello, and no cake what-so-ever. Oreo pie instead.