My daughter turned ten yesterday
by, 11-21-2008 at 07:01 AM (497 Views)
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It's my daughter's birthday today! I can't believe she's already ten years old!
Dad called from Iraq to wish the birthday girl a happy day. He called early this morning, which was such a WONDERFUL way to start our day!
She opened her presents, and then we were off to spend her birthday money. She did very well, and bought all of this with a total of $40 in gift cards and $15 in cash:
- a jumper dress & shirt outfit with leggings, $10 new at WalMart
- a pair of shoes, $8.98 on clearance at Target
- Barbie Mariposa, $10 at WalMart
- The Parent Trap dvd, $7.50 at WalMart
- Swap-it Polly Pocket set, $5-something at Target
- some candy, $2 at Target
...plus she still has $4 left over, and she plans to spend that at the Good Will store for some accessories to go with her new outfit.
She chose everything herself, and was careful to spend her money wisely. It's not frequent we buy things at retail prices, so she had some sticker shock today, but it was a good lesson in value, and I am proud of the way she handled her money. And I am glad she was treated to some very nice, new things.
We went out to dinner at Denny's, which is not very frugal in itself, but she had a coupon for a free kids' meal and sundae, and I had a little extra money, so I offered.
We came home and had tres leche cake and ice cream, and the girls are both watching her new movie now.
I am so proud of my baby girl. A double digit baby girl...wow.
I am blessed with two wonderful gifts from God. Two daughters that are precious to me.