My Sister

Ansa’s 10th Birthday


This past March my little sis, who is not so little anymore, turned 10. Double digits. Wow. It’s hard to believe how old she is getting, especially when I recall myself when I was 10.

We first celebrated her birthday at lunch with our grandparents. As a little bonus to her birthday money, Grandma let her take home a lot of flowers which decorated our home for the next week.

On the eve of her birthday, we reluctantly sent her to bed early and then followed tradition by decorating the kitchen in as many happy little girl colored streamers and balloons as we could manage.


The next morning Ansa got up much earlier than she should have, it being her birthday and all, so that we could have a birthday breakfast together before I left for school. The whole family picked me up later that day and we went on the traditional “Birthday Food Adventure” which is where we drive around town using coupons that my mom previously collected for the event. By the end of the day, we end up having leftover food from restaurants all over town.


Back home we gathered in the living room where we watched Ansa humbly open her presents. Her favorites ended up being her new Leotard and Ballet Slippers. After each family member shared one thing that we love about her, everyone moved to the kitchen where we lit the birthday candles. Once blown out we each had a bit of cake before heading to bed.


A few days after her birthday Ansa held her first official birthday party for which she dubbed me the official helper. Ansa invited two of her friends from church, Sarah and Sarah, and we spent the afternoon doing various activities including a photo shoot. All in all, I think she had an amazing birthday. Happy birthday, AK! I pray you have many, many more.



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